Every culture in the world has valued semi precious gemstones for centuries and has used them to fashion their most important objects, due to their intrinsic beauty. In addition, no matter what style of fine jewelry you might be looking for, you are sure to find a gemstone piece that helps compliment just about any outfit. Warm weather will soon be here, so let us check out what gemstones to concentrate for spring 2010.
Here is one of the last production of the amazing fashion creator Joy Fellini. So delicate in light pink silk you will be amazed by the silver corset encrusted with precious stones on a beautiful ornament, original sculpted top with the same stones and flexi sleeves in black lace and silk for a nice contrast . The hair accessory is an ode to the feminity, roses, feathers and the same details as on the corset.Available in Fellini Couture store !!!slurl.com/secondlife/Avenue%20Champs%20Elysees/201/173/32Thanks to the marvelous model: Carilynn Ohare, miss virtual world and muse 2010 of Fellini Couture. Thanks too to Fauve Beaumont for her work of all days and particularly for her help for this short film. And of course, special thanks for all her talent and kindness to Joy Fellini:)You can see her work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9167489@N05/
The Amsterdam Sauer Museum of Rare Minerals and Precious Stones, located Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro, is the most complete private gemstone museum in South America. The collection is the result of almost seventy years of dedication of Jules Roger Sauer and includes more than three thousand rough and cut gemstones, such as emeralds, rubellites, aquamarines, tourmalines, and imperial topazes. Some of the stones were already featured on the Guinness Book of Records. The Museum, founded in 1989, is the only one to exhibit replicas of mines of emerald, aquamarine and tourmaline mines, the most representative Brazilian colored stones. Internationally awarded jewelry is also in exhibition, as well as giant rough crystals. Visit the Amsterdam Sauer Museum of Rare Minerals and Precious Stones isan unique experience to the visitors in Rio de Janeiro.Free AdmissionFrom Monday to Friday, open from 10am to 7pmOn Saturdays, open from 10am to 2pmAddress:Rua Garcia D'Ávila, 105 Ipanema22421-010 Rio de Janeiro RJ BrazilPhones: (55-21) 2512.1132 / 2239.8045Click on the link below to know more about the museum:http://www.amsterdamsauer.com/about/?/museum.htm
This is a place to learn all about precious gemstones. Where they are found and how they are made.
Which are the most sought after and the most rare.
We will look into the history of many of the gems and discuss their origins, colors, folklore and why they are prized by Kings and commoners alike.
many colors of garnets
Gemstones come from all over the world. Some have even been found in Meteorites. (special kind of peridot) Very Rare! Some can be hand picked in National Parks, in the USA, or in private mines that have opened to the public such as the one below in Ontario, Canada
Amethyst Mine Panarama, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Remember, A gemstone, by it’s nature, is a “Forever” gift.