A set of 1.00 carat Diamond Stud Earrings 14K White Gold on Ebay new are selling for $1,499.00, used you could get $1,000.
Of all the precious metals, gold is the most popular as an investment. Investors generally buy gold as a hedge or harbor against economic, political, or social fiat currency crises (including investment market declines, burgeoning national debt, currency failure, inflation, war and social unrest). The gold market is subject to speculation as are other markets, especially through the use of futures contracts and derivatives. Gold price has shown a long term correlation with the price of crude oil. This suggests a reason why gold is sold off during economic weakness.
Celestial Star is the trademarked brand name that Sears Holdings Corporation uses for its certified diamond jewelry. Celestial Star quality is also referred to as "best" diamond quality by Sears employees (other qualities are "Promotional, "Good", and "Better"). Currently, the Celestial Star line is the highest in terms of diamond quality out of all Sears diamond jewelry.
Quality-wise, Celestial Star diamonds are minimum H-I (near colorless) in diamond color and I1-I2 in diamond clarity. The jewelry is always 14k white or yellow gold. However, these are only minimum requirements, and it is not unusual to see Celestial Star styles that use colorless or VS clarity diamonds. Thus, Celestial Star jewelry can vary widely in appearance and value for the money you pay.
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Handmade jewelry is jewelry which has been assembled and formed by hand rather than through the use of machines. According to the guidelines of the FTC, in order to be stamped or called "handmade" the work must be made solely by hand power or hand guidance. This means that jewelry may be made using drills, lathes, or other machinery, but it must be guided by the human hand. This precludes the use of punch presses, CNC machinery, and casting, to name a few processes the use of which would make the jewelry not qualify as "handmade". Beyond that, handmade jewelry can be made out of any material and with a wide variety of techniques. The American Gem Trade Association Spectrum awards, the Gem Center Idar Oberstein, and the De Beers Awards include awards for handmade jewelry.