Have you ever had an allergic reaction to your jewelry? It’s a well-known fact that the metal contained in your jewelry setting can cause some annoying allergy symptoms to those that have a sensitivity to it. You may not be aware of the metal(s) and alloys that are present in your favorite pieces of jewelry, and the results may surprise you! Those that do experience a reaction should transition to metals that are hypoallergenic.
Symptoms of Jewelry Allergic Reactions:
According to the National Institute of Health, an individual allergic to metals can experience contact dermatitis. Symptoms may present themselves as quickly as a few minutes or as much as 48 hours later depending on level of sensitivity. They can include itching, redness, tenderness, swelling, and warmth to the exposed area. In more severe cases dry patches and blisters ma
Originating in the 1500s, this vintage cut features a flat base with a domed top that resembles the petals of a rosebud. It was popular in the Georgian and Victorian eras when the primary sources of light were candles and then gas lights, which were perfectly romantic for this mostly transparent gem. Cut by hand at a time when tools were not as advanced, the rose cut tops off at 25 facets. It offers a soft luster rather than a reflective sparkle. And because the cut is flat on the bottom with no carat weight below the girdle, the domed surface appears larger than it is.
The beauty of rose cut gems has never been lost, though popularity waned during the early 1900s. Today, there is a resurgence in vintage style
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Today, the princess cut is one of the most popular cuts for engagement rings. It’s angular shape and multitude of facets make it the perfect choice for any piece of fine jewelry. If you’re getting ready to pop the question or if you’re looking to make a fine jewelry purchase, you’ve probably seen the array of gemstone shapes available. Read this blog to get to know the princess cut and why it’s in such high demand.
How The Princess Cut Has Changed Over Time
When the name “princess cut” was introduced in the 1960’s, it was connected with another type of cut designed by Arpad Nagy called the “profile” cut. The profile cut was fashioned with 58 facets and appeared much flatter than the modern princess cut.
Throughout the 1970’s, there were several variations on square