Ruby Zoisite, Easter Beads, & Diamonds - April's Stone

This month is ruby zoisite, Easter beads, plus April's gemstone diamonds. UK customers can see us at our British bead fairs during April, starting 1st May at Beads Up North, at Haydock Race Course - for details click here. Scroll down, or click a link on the html version.

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Ruby Zoisite Beads - make jewelry good for love!
Easter Beads
Diamonds - April's Gemstone
Man-made Diamonds
Cubic Zirconia
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Ruby Zoisite Beads – make jewelry good for love!

What is ruby zoisite?
The gemstone is a natural mix of ruby and a tanzanite-type stone called zoisite - first discovered in 1805 in Austria. The combination creates a magical swirl of varying shades of pink to dark red in green. Although once rare, the gemstone has increased in popularity and most used today comes from Africa.

Creative Gemstone
Ruby Zoisite is a creative stone, its energy coming from the red and green colors. In the Hindu chakra system red relates to creativity and sexuality, and green is associated with healing, balancing, and abundance. Zoisite stabilizes energy in our head to allow ideas to surface and so begin to take effect.

Ruby zoisite properties
It’s believed the gemstone releases powerful energy to rouse psychic abilities. And ruby on its own is associated with passion. It can bring out anger and amplify emotion. Zoisite reduces this effect. It’s green cools and stabilizes – reducing overwhelming passion, making it good for everything associated with the heart.

This balance makes the gemstone ideal for healing a broken heart and reducing obsessive feelings about another person. Some say it’s good for fertility, impotence and frigidity because it raises sexual feeling.

Ruby Zoisite jewelry
If you design jewelry, try some to make rings, earrings, and pendants for necklaces. The faceted gemstone always looks expensive, and matching sets in heart-shaped boxes are sure to sell well. Because the gemstone is quote expensive, use it sparingly, and understand that as its natural, every bead or cabochon will be a different combination of color.

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Easter Beads

Flower beads are great for the spring - so millefiori is ideal. Choose pastel colors and mix them to make a bright, light, design. Pearls are also very suitable this time of year, along with all types of crystal and jade.

These all produce a bright, high-key look. White, yellows, greens and pinks look good, giving a spring-like feel. Colorful seed beads can be used to cover eggs and other objects to give an Easter look. Why not give a loved one a pearl necklace for an Easter present - she will look so good wearing it on Easter Day. Plus, flower bead bracelets and earrings are so easy to make too. Happy Easter!

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Diamond - April's Gemstone

April's birthstone is the diamond. Diamonds are a wonder of nature. Their cold sparkling fire has held us spell-bound for centuries with myths of romance, power, greed, and magic. Ancient Hindus, finding diamonds washed out of the ground after thunderstorms, believed they were created by lightning bolts. Today, the diamond is a symbol of enduring love.

Diamonds are the rich cousins of graphite, both crystalline forms of pure carbon. The enormous difference in their properties is a result of the way that carbon atoms are bonded together. In graphite, carbon atoms are arranged in sheets that easily slide past each other, making them ideal as lubricants. Diamond crystals, are a tight-fisted network of carbon atoms securely held in four directions, making it the hardest naturally-occurring substance.

Man-made Diamonds

Up until a few years ago De Beers controlled all the worlds diamonds - by stockpiling tons at a time, they greatly increased the value of a relatively-common crystallized rock.

However, it is now possible to artificially grow diamonds, the same way they are formed over millions of years. Using high-pressure and high-temperature in crystal growth chambers, the size of a washing machine. Within each chamber, a tiny sliver of natural diamond is bathed in a molten solution of graphite and a metal-based catalyst at approximately 1,500 C. Slowly, carbon precipitates onto the diamond seed crystal. A gem-quality, 2.8-carat rough yellow diamond grows in just under three-and-a-half days. This can then be cut and polished to give a gem larger than 1.5 carats. (One-half carat is equal to 100 mg of diamond ¨C about the size of a kernel of corn.).

To say these cultured stones are not real diamond is false. Chemically they are identical to mined diamonds, but they do have different growth patterns and a lack of inclusions that would draw suspicions to a qualified a jeweler. However, those bits of minerals that are enclosed in a natural diamond as its forms are regarded as flaws; a lack of inclusions is actually a good thing. For a jeweler to tell for sure, De Beers has designed a machine for around $10,000.

Cubic Zirconia

A much cheaper way of making a stone that looks like diamond was created by Russian scientists. Cubic Zirconia is a dense clear material through which laser light can be reflected. When melted at high-temperature and an incredibly-high electrical current sent through it, the compound crystallizes, forming chunks similar to rough diamonds, which are then be cut and polished to exact specifications.

Using the naked eye, even a trained jeweler cant detect the difference between good cubic zirconia, genuine or cultured diamonds. And even diamond experts have been fooled between cubic zirconia and a five-million-dollar diamond - concluding that both were fakes! All are fully faceted, cut and polished the same.

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See us in the UK for a Free Gift!

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Sunday 1st May 2011 - Beads up North! Haydock Race Course, Newton-le-Willows WA12 0HQ
Sunday 8th May 2011 - Edinburgh Bead Fair - Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ
Sunday 15th May 2011 - Cheshire Bead Fair - Nantwich Civic Hall, CW5 5DG
Sunday 29th May 2011 - Lakeland Bead Fair - Rheged Discovery Centre, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

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