Whether you're a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, this exclusive guide allows you to explore the world of jewelry making, precious and semi-precious gemstones, and birthstones, enriching your shopping experience with unparalleled craftsmanship.
Dive into a captivating exploration where we unveil the well-kept secrets of stones and materials. Delve deep into the history, meaning, qualities, composition, extraction process, pricing, and maintenance of precious stones and metals.
In addition to expanding your personal knowledge, our guide will help you navigate through the multitude of terms used, giving you the essential tools to make the best jewelry choices. Explore our various resources and discover lesser-known, yet equally magnificent, gemstones. With the expertise of Maison Celinni, you will fully grasp the magic and refinement of the jewelry universe. We wish you a wonderful immersion in this unforgettable experience.
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The Jewelry Guide
In this section of the guide, we explore all the facets of jewelry to understand the process of making jewelry. First, it will be important to understand the different materials that make them up, such as gold, platinum, silver, or even tantalum.
Then you will discover all the steps and professions necessary for the design of jewelry in accordance with CIBJO standards.
Finally, to assist you in your choice, you will find a comprehensive jewelry buying guide that contains all the necessary information to make an informed decision.
From gold to platinum, from silver to tantalum; One of the fundamental questions is what alloy will be used for your engagement ring and wedding band. The question is the same for any type of jewelry manufacturing. Gold and platinum are the most popular and also the most expensive materials. Gold is considered an investment while platinum is seen as the ultimate luxury in craftsmanship. Silver, tungsten, or tantalum, being less expensive materials, are often used for wedding jewelry for aesthetic and cultural reasons. Among the different colors, characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages, precious metals require a minimum level of understanding for a well-informed choice.
THE MAKING OF A JEWELRY
The crafting of jewelry still takes place in the 21st century following an age-old craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation, with a few differences related to technological progress. From design to creation, there are numerous stages and trades that collaborate to create flawless jewelry in keeping with tradition. You’ve probably wondered how Celinni diamond jewelry is created. If so, you’re in the right place! It’s important to know that the profession of a creative jeweler requires a great deal of precision and professionalism. All these stages naturally lead us to ask the question How does the creation of jewelry unfold in the workshops of Maison Celinni?
THE JEWELRY BUYING GUIDE
You need to buy an engagement ring, but you’re not sure which engagement ring to choose? Which gemstone or diamond to choose for your engagement ring? With the assistance of our diamond experts at Celinni, we are here to help you find and select the perfect engagement ring for you at the best price.
There are four extremely rare gems that bear the unique designation of precious stones: diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald. These gems concentrate the highest value in a very small quantity of material. Thanks to the craftsmanship of the jeweler, they can be set into jewelry such as rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, or brooches. These high-value stones are used in the finest jewelry stores.
Diamond is a material composed of carbon exposed to high pressure and high temperature, highly coveted in the world of jewelry for its rarity and exceptional brilliance. For millennia, diamond has been considered the gemstone of strength and luxury.
It symbolizes eternal love par excellence, which is why it is often featured in the design of engagement rings and wedding bands.
Diamonds are typically white; however, they can be found in various hues such as yellow, blue, red, orange, or even green. These extremely rare colored diamonds can reach incredible prices at exceptional auction house sales.
Sapphire is a precious gemstone from the corundum family, renowned for some of the most beautiful blues in the world. Its name is derived from the Greek word “sappheiros.”
Although this gemstone is famous for its shades of blue, it naturally occurs in various colors across the rainbow spectrum: green, purple, pink, orange…
A symbol of prosperity, truth, and fidelity, sapphire is the most popular colored stone used in jewelry making (especially in engagement rings).
The most famous ring featuring a Ceylon blue sapphire belongs to the royal family of England, first worn by Princess Diana and now owned by Kate Middleton.
The ruby is the most expensive of gemstones, belonging to the same corundum family as sapphire. Its intense red color is due to the chemical element Cr (Chromium).
High-quality rubies are very rare and are mainly found in Myanmar (Burma) and Mozambique.
The most sought-after color is pigeon blood red, which reaches prices higher than that of a diamond.
Ruby is considered the quintessential romantic gem, symbolizing love, passion, and energy often passed down from mother to daughter through generations.
While the characteristics and virtues attributed to rubies accompany those born in the month of July, what are the specificities and benefits that make it one of the most sought-after gemstones in jewelry?
Emerald is a green precious gemstone symbolizing humility and royalty, often given for the renewal of wedding vows. It is synonymous with renewal and hope. Crafting jewelry pieces with this gemstone requires the skill of a goldsmith due to its fragility, with a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Set in gold or platinum and worn as pendants, necklaces, rings, bracelets, or earrings, emeralds with their shades of green will enhance the most exquisite jewelry.
Discover the fascinating world of gemstones, true treasures of nature. With their natural beauty and dazzling variety, gemstones captivate jewelry and gemology enthusiasts. From vibrant tsavorites to mysterious amethysts, sparkling topazes to iridescent opals, each gemstone has its own personality and unique virtues. Explore enchanting colors, elegant shapes, and the symbolic meanings of gemstones. Let yourself be charmed by their timeless brilliance and find your favorite colored gemstone among this abundance of natural treasures.
Explore the enchanting world of birthstones, these gems that forge intimate connections with each individual and carry personal symbols within them. Each month of the year is associated with a specific precious or semiprecious stone, steeped in deep meaning. From the lush emeralds of May to the fiery rubies of July, to the sparkling sapphires of September, each birthstone tells a unique story. Dive into the millennia-old heritage of these exceptional gemstones and let yourself be inspired by their timeless beauty. Discover how they can enrich your life!
As diamond experts and jewelers for several generations, Celinni Jewelry is delighted to assist you in your search and jewelry purchase. We are here to guide you through understanding the craft, crafting your jewelry, and addressing any post-purchase inquiries. In our catalog, you will find an extensive collection of jewelry items: necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and wedding bands at direct manufacturer prices. We also create all types of custom-made jewelry and are only limited by your imagination. Choose your jewelry online or reach out directly to our team for a personalized gemology consultation. You can also schedule an appointment at one of our jewelry showrooms located in major French cities.