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Posts tagged 'Mine Finds by Jay King'

Where’s the Stamp?

7 months ago 2562 Views

We often get questions about our hallmark. Customers want to know what it looks like, what it means, and where it is found on our jewelry.

A hallmark, or stamp, is very specific to a jeweler designer. Think of it as the designer’s signature--it identifies the piece as being made by them. It's not only our hallmark, but also our trademark.

Hubei: Beautiful Chinese Turquoise

1 years ago 2143 Views

Welcome, Turquoise Hounds! We want to introduce a fabulous webby and colorful Chinese turquoise: Hubei.

The northwestern portion of Hubei Province in China provides a variety of green and blue turquoise. The deposits were discovered while looking for iron ore. This region yields the richest iron deposits, providing the green turquoise with its color. Blue turquoise is found within the same region, and in appearance it is often compared to turquoise from the renowned Nevada mines. Some of it is on par with the coveted robin’s egg blue Persian turquoise.

Rhodochrosite

1 years ago 1101 Views

The name rhodochrosite originates from the Greek language meaning “rose-colored.” You can easily recognize it by its white agate-like banding known as the bacon strip affect. This banding is how you can differentiate it from rhodonite, which contains black inclusions. Because these two minerals sound similar, they’re easily confused.

Caring for Your Extra Special Stones

2 years ago 838 Views

Micro Opal Inlay

Micro opal inlay is a mosaic of tiny pieces of precious opal. Each one has been hand cut and carefully hand placed into the setting, therefore your micro opal inlay jewelry is very delicate.It can be easily damaged by heat, moisture, household cleaners and cosmetics. Exposure can cause the inlay to chip and discolor.