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Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Six months ago, my younger sister married her best friend in a beautiful, church ceremony. I was one of the four bridesmaids in her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were short and black. The shoulders and backs of the dresses were made out of black lace. Because my sister’s color scheme was red and black, she decided to purchase all of her bridesmaids a gorgeous, ruby necklace to wear with their black dresses. These sterling silver necklaces contained ruby beads and crosses made out of white topaz stones. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best kinds of ruby jewelry items to buy the bridesmaids in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Broken Jewelry: Different Options For Reworking The Piece

by Luis Cabrera

When your jewelry breaks, it can be difficult, especially if the piece means a lot to you. However, you can take that broken item and turn it into something new that you can continue to wear:

Enhance a Ring

When a ring band breaks, it is impossible to wear. Instead of throwing out the ring, you can choose to enhance it.

One option you can choose is to have a jeweler reconnect the band and then add some additional silver or gold to reinforce it. Unfortunately, precious metals can become weaker once they break, which is why adding a thin layer over the band is a good measure to take when repairing a ring. The fresh layer also brings back the natural shine of the metal, making the ring look new again.

To enhance it further, you can take the opportunity to add gems or embellishments to the ring. Since the jeweler needs to heat the metal to repair it, you can choose to embed stones into the metal or have the jeweler carve a design into the sides of the ring. It is important to note that the larger the new band becomes the more options you have for enhancing the piece.

Combine Metal Chains

If you have a few metal chains that are broken or some of links seem weak, you can have a jeweler take sections from each one to create a single custom chain. If you have several chains, this gives you more options, because you can use the sections to create multiple chains that all look different.

The idea is to use sections of chain that do not resemble each other and use the differences in the metal to create a unique item. For example, you can use a few inches of white, yellow and rose gold chains to make a new one that has an alternating pattern.

Another option is to use the thinner chains for the sides of the chain and then insert a chain piece that has larger links in the middle. You also have the ability to change the length of the chain and the clasp it uses when creating your new piece.

Just because a piece of jewelry is broken does not mean you have to get rid of it. With some creativity and a quality jeweler, you can design and create new pieces of jewelry. These are only a few design options that you can do. If you bring the items into the jeweler, they should be able to give more design options for your particular pieces of broken jewelry.

To learn more, contact a company such as The Gold Miner with any questions you have.