Emerald Beads Necklace
Rachel Weisz plays Evanora in the film 'Oz the Great and Powerful' and her color is emerald green. Her bedazzled black and emerald dress is seen throughout the movie and is complemented by an emerald necklace that holds special powers. The necklace is absolutely stunning in the film and can be yours with our affordable alternative. Our Asteria’s Fancy Necklace or Angelina Jolie Inspired Simulated Jade Bezel Set Necklace will give your look an extraordinary pop of green!

Cai's Gold Plated Geometric Ring is a great way to pull off Evanora’s gold ring look. Giorgia's Unique Clip On Earrings or Black Bella's Fancy Drop Clip On Earrings are great to pull off her earring look. You’ll be turning heads and casting spells with these eye-popping pieces in no time!

Beaded chains are graceful to see and wear whether you are going to a party or celebrating special occasion. You can replace your expensive and heavy jewelry by beaded chains. These are made up of high quality gemstone beads consisting semi precious and precious beads like ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, apatite, aquamarine and many more. Swarovski Crystal, Birthstones and freshwater Pearls are also used.

Beaded Chains

Beaded Chains

Beaded chains can be made in various size and shapes like Rondelle, faceted, smooth, drop, puff coin, heart, coin, bezel, oval, fancy cut nugget and more. You can find variety of sizes available on wholesale stores from 3mm to 5mm and length as per your requirement. You can mix the shapes, for example you can use heart shape with puff coin, rondelle faceted beads with oval shapes. So you can make a designer beaded chain with the different combinations of shapes. As well as you can use multi color, multi stones like ruby with emerald, copper turquoise with amethyst and many other combination to make creative beaded jewelry. You can use metals for wire like silver, vermeil and gold along with the beads or pearls depending upon your choice.

Beaded chains are also used in designer curtains and home décor that makes your house beautiful.

You can make variety of beaded jewelry using beaded chains such as:

Beaded Earrings
Earrings are the first choice of the woman that makes her more beautiful, it is just like 'icing on the cake’. Basically beaded Earrings are made up of Gemstones, Sterling Silver, Christian, Wire, Semi precious and precious stones, Stiletto, Swarovski Crystal, Birthstones and Pearls. You can create your own customize earrings with various sizes and shapes.

Beaded Necklaces 
Common features of necklaces include features such as colorful stones (particularly gemstones / jewels), beads or corals- a variety of metals like silver, gold, vermeil, platinum are used to make eye-catching necklaces for both men and women. If a necklace includes a primary hanging feature, it is called a pendant; if the pendant is itself a small container, is called a locket.

To make a beaded necklace a wire of medium length is required and a loop is to be made with a pair of round-nosed pliers. Some beads are to be put leaving enough wire for the finishing loop. If required Spacer beads can be used in between the beads. Chains and clasps can be added to the necklace. You can use different colors and sizes to make this necklace which would make it more stylish. You can also mix multi color gemstone beads of different sizes and shapes. 

Pearl necklace
Pearl necklaces are popular among women. A uniform pearl necklace consists all the pearls with the same size, although there is slight difference towards the end. A necklace with multiple strands of stepped pearls is called bib necklace. You can find many other variations as well.

Beaded Bracelets 

Gemstone Beads are the in-thing now, both stylish and cheap. In making of bracelets you can use bigger beads and the bright colors so that it gives a tremendous look. Loops can also be added to the beads. If your beaded bracelet matches your beaded necklace, nothing like it. You can use multiple colors for one bracelet so that it can compliment at least two or three outfits.

I would recommend you to prefer the online wholesale stores for buying beaded chains where you can find more ideas and samples that will help you to choose the right one. You just need to order the product and it will be at your doorstep. Making at home may cost more than the store and of course the quality may differ.

Laboratories for Gemstones Grading
There are a number of laboratories which grade and provide reports on gemstones.
- International Gemological Institute (IGI), independent laboratory for grading and evaluation of diamonds, jewellery and colored stones.
- Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the main provider of education services and diamond grading reports.
- Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD Antwerp), The Diamond High Council, Belgium is one of Europe's oldest laboratories.
- American Gemological Society (AGS) is not as widely recognized nor as old as the GIA.
- American Gem Trade Laboratory which is part of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), a trade organization of jewelers and dealers of colored stones.
- American Gemological Laboratories (AGL)
- European Gemological Laboratory (EGL)
- Gemmological Association of All Japan (GAAJ-ZENHOKYO), Zenhokyo, Japan, active in gemological research.
- Gemmological Institute of Thailand (GIT) is closely related to Chulalongkorn University
- Gemmology Institute of Southern Africa, Africa's premium gem laboratory.
- Asian Institute of Gemmological Sciences (AIGS), the oldest gemological institute in South East Asia, involved in gemological education and gem testing.
- Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF), focusing on colored gemstones and the identification of natural pearls.
- Gübelin Gem Lab, the traditional Swiss lab.
Gemstone - A precious or semiprecious stone that may be used as a jewel when cut and polished.
Cabochon: a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
Grading of Gem Stones
Gemstone and stone beads grading is less formal than gemstone grading as a whole. Still there are some generally accepted rules that determine which grade is assigned to a stand. Grade is assigned based on a letter with A being best and "D" being worst. Note that "D" might be just what you want for a specific project, so don't dismiss them as worthless. Sometimes you might see gem grades of A A A and A A. Those are real gem grades with A A A being near perfect. It's rare for such good quality stones to be cut into beads. They are worth more as faceted gems. The overall quality of the stones in the strand is usually derived from a combination of the classic gemstone qualities of color, cut and clarity. I will include more about grading in the next article but as far as I think you may have some idea about gemstones.
Manufacturing process:
Raw Material:
There are various kinds of gemstones like ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, citrine, aquamarine and many more. These gemstones are found in different parts of the world and are imported by the suppliers and exporters direct from the mines as rough stones. These rough stones work as raw material for further processing.
Shape and size:
These rough edged stones are further decided to convert into shapes like oval, round, square, faceted, chips, smooth etc. and size as per the requirement.

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The qualities of gemstone beads are beauty, rarity and durability. The beauty of a gem depends on its properties that how it looks or visible, its features include shine, fire and color of a gemstone bead. The durability of the gemstone beads depend on hardness and resistance to cleavage or breakage. If we look at the physical properties of gems, some resembles each other and some are quite different.

These can be recognized by it crystal properties, index of refraction of light, hardness, presence or absence of cleavage, type of fracture (concordat, even, or uneven) in stones without cleavage, specific gravity, color, streak (color of the powder as determined by rubbing it over white, unglazed porcelain), luster (appearance of the surface in reflected light – adamantine, vitreous, resinous, greasy, silky, or pearly), and transparency. Minor properties that serve to identify some stones are chiromancy (changeable luster or color under undulating light), opalescence, asterism (star like sparkling), and play of color, fluorescence, phosphorescence, iridescence, and electrical properties.

The unit of weight used for gemstones is the metric carat; one carat equals 200 mg.

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