Charlene K Shark Tooth Collection

A prehistoric shark tooth jewelry that features an organic raw material is beautiful and has become popular! Here are some nature-inspired pieces that are just as amazing as nature itself.

Additional information: Shark Teeth aren’t hard to come by. Sharks have been around for 400 million years. While most of their body is cartilage and doesn’t fossilize, their teeth stick around. Sharks commonly lose teeth and replace them over their lifetime. It will take a lost tooth 10,000 years to become a fossil. Since these teeth are so easily collected and found, no sharks are harmed in the making of your shark tooth jewelry.

Charlene K Jewelry Shark Tooth Collection

Charlene K Pearl Collection – A Fresh Take on Pearl Jewelry

Classic, Forever Gorgeous Charlene K Pearl jewelry Collection!
Pearl jewelry has been a thing of the past and present and will likely continue to have a presence in the foreseeable future.

This gem never goes out of style. Pearls! Charlene K’s high quality Fresh Water Pearl jewelry collections are for every style, dress and occasion. They come in a variety of sizes, colors and arrangements perfect for jeans, or an evening gown. For more information, please contact us at: info@CharleneK.com
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The Journey of a Pearl

The Making of Freshwater Cultured Pearls

Traditional pearl cultivation involves first inserting a bead nucleus, then a piece of mantle tissue, inside a mollusk. Not long after this method began, pearl farmers discovered, quite accidentally, that nacre (NAY-ker) could form around mantle tissue without the presence of a bead nucleus. Leaving out the bead nucleus made the process easier and soon, this became an accepted means of production. Most freshwater pearls are nucleated only with a small piece of mantle tissue, although great strides have been made in recent years to produce bead-nucleated freshwater pearls.

Fresh water pearls make up more than 90% of today’s world wide pearl market, and have never been so large, or so widely accessible in human history. Although fresh water pearls have been found all over the world.. the most notable cultivations have been in the US, Japan and China. Dependent on the shell they are harvested from … the natural colors can vary wildly from white,cream, through golden,pink, lavender and sometimes soft blue. Beyond the natural colors, Chinese fresh water pearls are available in a dizzying array of non-natural dyed and treated colors.

Charlene K Pearl Collection

Pearl Care

The oysters are given the utmost care during this time while suspended in the water. From the rafts above, technicians check water temperatures and feeding conditions daily at various depths, moving the oysters up or down as appropriate. Periodically, the oysters are lifted from the sea for cleaning and health treatments. Seaweed, barnacles and other seaborne organisms that might interfere with their feeding are removed from the oysters’ shells. The shells are also treated with medicinal compounds to discourage parasites.

Over time, after eight to 36 months of growth and care, the oysters are ready for harvest. Those that have survived the many perils of the sea are brought ashore and opened. All pearls must be cleaned and washed to remove residue and odors. They are typically tumbled in rotating
barrels with salt during this procedure. The tumbling must be closely monitored; otherwise some of the nacre may wear off.

When everything has gone well, a beauty is revealed — the result is a lovely, lustrous and very valuable cultured pearl. Chinese freshwater pearls and Akoya pearls are often treated with chemicals after drilling. This whitens them and makes the color look more even.

Charlene K Geode Gemstone Pendant

Charlene K
1) 24K Gold Plated Geode Gemstone Pendant with 14K Gold Vermeil Chain
2) 24K Gold Plated Blue Agate Ring
3) 14K Gold Vermeil 2 1/2″ Hoop Earrings
*** All chain are 14K Gold Vermeil from Italy
*** Most Charlene K products are hand made in USA

Model: Nadia Lanfranconi

For more information, please go to http://www.CharleneK.com

Charlene K Geode Gemstone Gold Pendant

What is Geodes?
A Very Cool Rock Formation

Geodes are like the Tootsie Roll Pop of the geology world because underneath the hard exterior lies a surprise center!

Hollow Rocks
So, let’s start at the beginning: how do you get a hollow rock with lots of sparkling crystals inside? First you need a hollow rock. Geodes start their lives as a hollow bubble inside a layer of rock. The bubble could be from air inside explosive volcanic rock or it could come from the hollow remains of animal burrows or tree roots.

What About The Crystals?
When these rocks form from air bubbles inside of volcanic rock it is pretty easy to picture. Think about the small air bubbles you see in pumice. Now, imagine just one of those bubbles completely surrounded by black or red volcanic rock. As rain pelts down on the hot bubble, the chemicals in the rock are slowly released into the water. Some of the water soaks through the hard, rocky outside of the bubble and is trapped for a moment on the inside.

As the mineral-rich water moves on through the bubble, tiny crystals are left behind, clinging to the sides of the bubble. Millions of years pass while this in and out flow of water gradually builds crystals inside the empty space. The crystal formations might become large single crystals or tightly packed micro-crystals, so small that you can’t even distinguish one from another.

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Keep it Chic with Charlene K jewelry

Show Your Style Spirit

There is nothing that brings a smile to our face like a pretty ring, a long or short necklace, or some sparkly earrings. Big or small, understated or over-the-top, jewelry lifts the spirits. It also lifts a look. Colorful gemstones or gold teardrop earrings could be just the thing to make an ordinary outfit outstanding.

While jewelry is a very personal thing – it can also be a reflection of your style spirit. No matter what your preference are – don’t stress out, have fun with it – add joy to your look!!!

Shop at Charlene K jewelry to keep it chic! Go to http://www.CharleneK.com

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Charlene K Onyx Necklace Collections

Onyx is banded chalcedony that is found in many different colors including commonly black and white.

The opacity of black onyx is all the more striking when paired with 14K gold vermeil or sterling silver for the high-impact designs.

Origin of Black Onyx

Onyx is considered to be a protective stone worn when facing adversaries in battles or conflicts of all kinds. There is myth about onyx that says the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the Indus River. As she slept, Cupid used the point of one of his enchanted arrows to give her a manicure. The parings of her nails then fell into the waters of the sacred river. Since the nails were of heavenly origin, they sank to the river bottom and were metamorphosed into onyx.

There are a lot of interesting stories and myths about onyx, from Indians and Persians believing that wearing onyx protected them from the evil eye; to placing onyx on the stomach of a pregnant woman in labor would reduce the labor pain and bring on earlier delivery. Onyx has been used for protection, defense against negativity. Onyx is said to help with your rejuvenation, intuition, balance, grounding, self-confidence and more. Seriously, Google Black Onyx.

Regardless of the origin, the meaning or the reason; these beautiful black onyx necklace collections from Charlene K are STUNNING!! For more information about our Onyx collections, please contact us at: info@CharleneK.com

Charlene K onyx gemstone necklace collection

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Charlene K Green Turquoise Ring

What is the turquoise gemstone?
Turquoise is a sky-blue or green translucent to opaque basic aluminum phosphate that contains copper. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.

What Makes Turquoise Jewelry So Special?
Turquoise jewelry has been cherished and celebrated for centuries for its vibrant glowing coloration and artistic design. Along with its visibly brilliant appearance, turquoise is believed to promote a better quality of life.

Turquoise gemstone meaning and significance varies from culture to culture. Each society or group of people gives turquoise gemstones a slightly different meaning.

Since 3000 BCE, turquoise has been valued all over the world for its beauty. It is commonly used in jewelry and other adornments. You don’t have to spend a fortune to receive one of these beautiful stones; they are available for affordable prices here at Charlene K jewelry http://www.CharleneK.com

 

Charlene K Green Turquoise Gold Ring

Lime Green Turquoise is very popular for its bright color that stands out in Southwestern Jewelry. The lime green color also goes great with other colorful gemstones such as Coral, Spiny Oyster, Lapis, Sugilite and even Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Lime Green Turquoise is one of the most desirable colors in multi-colored Inlaid Jewelry as well. It is truly a beautiful gemstone and is also a rarity for Turquoise to be Lime Green. Lime Green Turquoise actually lacks certain minerals (mainly copper) which is the reason it is colored lime green. There are other gemstones such as Faustite, Calcasiderite and Variscite that come close to Lime Green Turquoise but they are not actually Turquoise.

Charlene K Pearl Collection

Charlene K Pearl Collection -Enjoy a classic fashion look!

Nothing says class and refinement quite like pearls! Charlene K carry high-quality, classic, elegant and stylish freshwater-cultured pearl jewelry designs in necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets.

For more information, please contact us at: info@charlenek.com

Charlene K Fresh Water Pearl Collection

What is Pearl? A hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-gray, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusk and highly prized as a gem.

Freshwater pearls form in various species of freshwater mussels, family Unionidae, which live in lakes, rivers, ponds and other bodies of fresh water.

The value of the pearls in jewelry is determined by a combination of the luster, color, size, lack of surface flaw and symmetry that are appropriate for the type of pearl under consideration. Among those attributes, luster is the most important differentiator of pearl quality according to jewelers.

All factors being equal, however, the larger the pearl the more valuable it is. Large, perfectly round pearls are rare and highly valued. Teardrop-shaped pearls are often used in pendants.

Shapes: Pearls come in eight basic shapes: round, semi-round, button, drop, pear, oval, baroque, circled and double bouldered. Perfectly round pearls are the rarest and most valuable shape. Semi-rounds are also used in necklaces or in pieces where the shape of the pearl can be disguised to look like it is a perfectly round pearl. Button pearls are like a slightly flattened round pearl and can also make a necklace, but are more often used in single pendants or earrings where the back half of the pearl is covered, making it look like a larger, rounder pearl.

Drop and pear shaped pearls are sometimes referred to as teardrop pearls and are most often seen in earrings, pendants, or as a center pearl in a necklace. Baroque pearls have a different appeal; they are often highly irregular with unique and interesting shapes. They are also commonly seen in necklaces. Circled pearls are characterized by concentric ridges, or rings, around the body of the pearl.

In general, cultured pearls are less valuable than natural pearls, whereas imitation pearls have almost no value. One way that jewelers can determine whether a pearl is cultured or natural is to have a gemlab perform an X-ray examination of the pearl. If X-rays reveals a nucleus, the pearl is likely a bead-nucleated saltwater pearl. If no nucleus is present, but irregular and small dark inner spots indicating a cavity are visible, combined with concentric rings of organic substance, the pearl is likely a cultured freshwater. Cultured freshwater pearls can often be confused for natural pearls which present as homogeneous pictures which continuously darken toward the surface of the pearl. Natural pearls will often show larger cavities where organic matter has dried out and decomposed.

Charlene K Natural Raw Amethyst Gemstone Gold Ring

Charlene K Natural Raw Amethyst Gemstone Gold Ring
Adjustable, one size fit most!

Raw Amethyst Ring. Rich purple amethyst druzy natural and raw is hand cut.

Each ring is unique, one of a kind, handmade and they are vary in shades of purple.

Charlene K natural amethyst gemstone gold ring

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Charlene K Y 2-Gemstone Onyx gold necklace

ONYX: With a deep black color and rich shimmer, onyx gemstones add a dramatic touch to jewelry designs.

Onyx jewelry is one of our best seller, it creates a style statement that is truly unmatched!

Onyx is also a durable stone which makes all the jewelry pieces suitable for regular wear as well.

A favorite of the ancient Greeks and Romans, this glossy black gemstone adds a sophisticated shine to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Perfect for day or night, onyx delivers a dramatic dose of color to gold and sterling silver jewelry designs.

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Charlene K
1) Y 2-Gemstone Onyx gold necklace
2) 2 1/2″ Machine Hammered Hoops
3) Onxy gold cuff
4) Onyx gold ring
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