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Jade is a natural stone, so the shade of color may vary slightly.
INUKSUK "Thing that can act in the place of a human being."
2010 OLYMPIC SYMBOL
Inuksuit are among the most important objects created by the Inuit who were the first people to inhabit portions of Alaska, Arctic Canada, and Greenland. The term Inuksuk (the singular of Inuksuit) means 'to act in the capacity of a human.' It is an extension of Inuk, meaning 'a human being'. These stone figures were placed on the temporal and spiritual landscapes. Among many practical functions, they were employed as hunting and navigation aids, coordination points, indicators, and message centers. The Inuit also constructed a stone figure called an Inunnguaq which means 'in the likeness of a human'.
In addition to their earthly functions, certain Inuksuk-like figures had spiritual connotations, and were objects of veneration, often marking the threshold of the spiritual landscape of the Inummariit -- the Inuit who knew how to survive on the land living in their traditional way. So compelling was the desire of the Inummariit to create Inuksuit that they appear not only on the earthly landscape but in legends and stories, in figures that emerge from the movements of fingers playing string games; and in a winter-sky constellation.
5 Most Important Reasons to Build an Inuksuk:
- To show the way when travelers are far from home.
- To warn of very dangerous places.
- To show where food is stored
- To show where a significant thing happened, and therefore where people should act respectful.
- To act as helpers in hunting caribou.
"An inuksuk is a strong connection to the land: it is built on the land, it is made of the land, and it tells about the land."
"An inuksuk is a stone structure that can communicate knowledge essential for survival to an Artic traveler."
All of our jade is grade A, unless otherwise noted.
It is 100% Pure Nephrite Jade, with no treatments whatsoever.
What is Jade?
Jade is one of two gemstones, nephrite jade or jadeite jade.
Nephrite jade, (a silicate of calcium and magnesium), is the historical Chinese Jade, or Stone of Heaven, a stone revered by the Chinese for more than 5000 years. Nephrite is prized for its special qualities: its extreme toughness, (the toughest of any natural stone), its alluring translucency and a smooth polished feel.
Colors of Nephrite Jade range from pure white to all shades of green. All of our jade products are 100% pure, Nephrite Jade. No artificial coloring, dyes, or any treatment to enhance the color are applied to our jade. GUARANTEED.
Jadeite Jade: (silicate of sodium and aluminum) A relatively new jade introduced to China from Burma in 1784. Gem quality Jadeite is extremely rare and thus extremely expensive. Often mislabeled as "Chinese jade," (it was never found in China), jadeite is slightly harder than nephrite jade.
Colors of jadeite range from white to black with intense greens and lavender being the most sought after.
Jadeite is often color enhanced and expert advice should be sought when investing in jadeite jewelry.
Nephrite Jade is an extremely tough material to work. Nephrite Jade is fibrous in structure, similar to a handful of human hair. Due to this fibrous structure it cannot be cut with chisels, it has to be ground using very hard sharp abrasives, Diamonds. All of the saw blades we use have diamond imbedded in a soft matrix. This allows the soft matrix to slowly wear away exposing new diamond. It is the hardness of the Diamond particles being dragged over the softer Jade that does the cutting.
One-of-a-kind sculptures are made by a few recognized sculptors in Vancouver, Canada, the modern jade sculpting center of the world. Each one of these signed and numbered sculptures comes with a signed certificate of authenticity by the artist.
The animal and collectible carvings are handmade by carvers in Asia. Each one is individually designed and sculpted. No two are exactly alike.
Please note that certain values, including length, weight, and number of beads/magnets, may vary in items that are available in different sizes. A length of "0" above indicates that this item can be custom-sized, or that different sizes are available. Values are subject to change, and should be viewed as a general reference only.
Rembrandt Charms is a family owned company that has been designing and manufacturing charms and charm bracelets for over 50 years. Only Rembrandt Charms offers thousands of charms in such a wide range of precious metals, including Sterling Silver, Gold-Plated, 10 and 14 Karat Yellow Gold, and 14 Karat White Gold. Sterling Silver merchandise is rhodium-plated to prevent tarnishing.All Rembrandt Charms merchandise is manufactured in the United States or Canada, and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty, reflecting the craftsmanship, dedication and commitment of the entire staff.
Started in 1968 by Mr. Mel Bernie in Burbank California and considered one of the biggest fashion jewelry manufactures in the USA. For over 46 years, the 1928 Jewelry Company has drawn on a wealth of designs discovered in many unique, unexpected places. From the vaults of rich European capitals to the antique laden attics of old American estates, we’ve created modern replicas of the most beautiful, exquisite vintage jewelry ever made. Currently, the company has six fashion jewelry brands under its signature brand name. The 1928 brand has sought to provide exceptional value to the fashion savvy consumer who is dedicated to building her vintage jewelry collection with unique accessories. The jewelry in the 1928 collections are designed to respect the details of period pieces while offering fresh design interpretations to fit today’s styles and fashions.
We've been featured in Elle, InStyle, W, More, Marie Claire and Lucky magazines. You can also find us at Macy's with our exclusive 2028 line, Sears and hundreds of boutique shops internationally."
The 2028 Collection
2028 was developed as an exclusive line for Macy's. 2028 features more fashion forward design choices comprised of premium components. The 2028 collection respects our vintage aesthetics while integrating them into a more refined jewelry collection that better fits with modern fashions. Combining feminine charm with modern fashion, the 2028 woman looks for quality and individual style at an exceptional value. The collection is enhanced with noticeable statement pieces that respect vintage aesthetics while integrating them into a more refined fashion jewelry collection that fits with the modern woman.
Downton Abbey® Jewellery Collection
Inspired by the Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry worn during the period of the popular TV drama, this collection was created in collaboration with 1928's designers and the Downton Abbey costume design team in England through an exclusive licensing agreement. The Downton Abbey Jewellery Collection features authentic details and motifs from the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras.
The Antiquities Couture Collection is a distinctive vintage couture-inspired jewelry line created to pay homage to the exquisite design styles of the Renaissance, Victorian and Grecian eras. The collection features finely crafted pendant necklaces, brooches, earrings and bracelets in gold and silver tones with pearls and semi-precious stones.
Inspired by globetrotters and adventure seekers, T.R.U blends rich cultures and vintage trinkets to dress the bohemian fashionista. Crafted by hand in California using only semi-precious and Swarovski stones, aged suede and leather, gold wiring and tumbled metals, T.R.U. is a one of a kind collection. Explore the deep treasures of the world with T.R.U.
Created for the trendsetting fashionista, the Boutique collection offers an upscale alternative to the widely distributed costumer and vintage jewelry collections found in large department stores. Most 1928 Boutique collections are limited edition earrings, necklaces and bracelet sets designed with vintage retro flair. Variety and the spice of life drive the Boutique inspiration, just as the seasons drive the city a jet-setting diva calls home; Paris in the fall, summer in the Hamptons and Christmas in Prague. A rich line for a rich life. Divine.
925, THE PRECIOUS NUMBER
Sleek, expressive and definitely chic, the ELLE Jewelry Collection is lovingly crafted from only 925 Sterling Silver. Each piece understands modern elegance and delivers luxury without being pretentious. The collection reigns in sensuality, simplicity and subtlety.
Each ELLE Jewelry Collection piece is finished with a layer of palladium and a layer of rhodium. This double combination promotes shine and durability, with hypoallergenic materials that resist tarnishing.
» PALLADIUM is a soft silver-white metal that resembles platinum.
» RHODIUM is a precious white metal, is used to give the jewelry a white colour
ELLE Jewelry features a signature created ruby trademark, which poignantly symbolizes a woman’s inner strength and beauty. The mysterious location of this created ruby set in a square motif changes with every piece, adding a personal touch with a beautiful and unique meaning for the woman who wears it.
ELLE JEWELRY comes with a 1 year warranty against manufacturer's defects. ELLE TIME watches comes with a 2 year warranty against manufacturer's defects. This warranty does not cover "external damage" to the product. ELLEJEWELRY does not service watches with any damages resulting from wear to the watch case, crystal/glass, watch bracelet, watch bezel, straps, screws, crown/stem, finishes, clasps/buckles, or any other physical damage to the watch. Damage that occurs due to having the watch serviced by a third party null and voids the warranty. This limited warranty does not cover any damage if there is evidence of excessive wear and tear, or if used under conditions which exceed the watch manufacturer's water resistance guidelines. Consequential and incidental damages are not recoverable under this warranty or any implied warranties.
When the pure, cool beauty of the Arctic is blended with the simple elegance of Danish design,
a new era dawns: it's Bering-Time.
When a vision is born from an adventure
When Danish adventurer and businessman Rene Kaerskov jumped out of a helicopter into the ice cold of the Arctic, directly over the North Pole in 2008, he had no idea that he was parachuting into a new era.
Because at that moment in time, landing safely at the most northerly point of the globe, his heart was conquered by the cool, simple beauty and infinite white expanse of the eternal ice. Overwhelmed by these fascinating impressions, he also captivated his business partners back home in Denmark with his descriptions of the exquisite splendour of the Arctic landscape. During passionate discussions, the vision of a new watch brand slowly took shape. A watch brand which would be as pure, clear and breathtakingly beautiful as the Arctic itself.
The idea for BERING Watch Design was born.
When one name is responsible for writing history
Exactly 280 years ago, the Danish sailor Vitus Bering braced himself for a daring adventure: in 1728 he set sail for an almost unknown area of the Arctic Ocean. On his journey he crossed the straits which would later be named the Bering Strait in his honour. Vitus Bering was the first European to discover Alaska and it is here that one of the four time zones bears his famous name: Bering-Time!
Treading new ground, venturing into unknown territory: the Danes Vitus Bering and Rene Kaerskoy link these ideas with the BERING brand. This is the only way in which a vision can become reality. And so the brand BERING is successfully made up of the perfect combination of extraordinarily hard materials and an extremely flat design.
When arctic beauty inspires every second
Timelessly beautiful and long-lasting, like the eternal ice, BERING blends minimalistic Danish design and optimal material strength in a unique way. Inspired by the beauty of the arctic, the style of the BERING collection is characterised by clear, streamlined forms and pure elegance. High quality materials such as HighTech- ceramic and sapphire glass, with their extreme scratch resistance and strength, ensure that time leaves no trace.
A brand that redefines time with its love for detail.
BERING watches are made of premium quality materials
that ensure long durability and unite perfectly with the slim design.
As well as being highly scratch resistant, HighTech-Ceramic is very light, heat resistant and also anti allergic. The super smooth surface gives the material a unique smooth touch and ensures distinctly comfortable wear.
It is a highly demanding and time consuming manufacturing process which makes HighTech-Ceramic so valuable:
Firstly, fine ceramic powder is pressed into a mould.
Afterwards the material obtains its extreme density and toughness as it is heated in the oven at 1600 degrees centigrade.
After cooling, the material is sanded, shaped and polished, and is now so hard that only a real diamond can finish it.
BERING SLIM CERAMIC
As part of their CERAMIC collection, BERING presents a HighTech, scratch resistant ceramic with an unusually flat design. The flowing smooth surface structure of the material perfectly fuses with the simple design of the BERING watch.
BERING SLIM CERAMIC - the perfect symbiosis of minimal
flat design and maximum material strength
Ultra light Titanium
This impressive material is not only anti-allergic, eye catching and stylish, but above all it is ultra light. This will ensure the highest comfort, as the watch will feel light on the wrist. The flat design silhouette of all BERING watches lends to their lightweight comfort and sleek appearance. The look and material unite harmoniously.
Sapphire Glass is a very hard watch glass. BERING Sapphire Glass is scratch-resistant.
Stainless Steel - the pure aesthetic
This elegant metal guarantees your glamorous watch will stand out in style. The cool look of stainless steel and the pure curves of the BERING watch design complement each other perfectly. BERING achieves this stylish look through the finely brushed or highly polished stainless steel surface.
To Get Years of Wear From Your Magnetic Jewelry- Remove each piece before showering, bathing, swimming, or washing your hands
- Avoid chlorine or salt water, as either may damage your magnetic jewelry
- Do not use any sort of jewelry cleaner or jewelry cleaning machine
To Clean Your Magnetic JewelryWash it by hand in a mild soap solution, then simply rinse. Do not submerge magnetic jewelry in water or let sit in water to soak. Once rinsed of soap, let the jewelry air dry.
Copper Jewelry Skin "Stain"If you're wearing copper magnetic jewelry, you might find that the jewelry has left a green mark (or stain) on your skin. This is normal and expected to happen. Since copper is a natural element found in the earth it reacts with other elements found in nature. One of those things is your own body chemistry. When copper comes into contact with your skin and sweat it forms green deposits called chelates. Your skin absorbs the chelates, causing the green stain. Many people look for the green stain as proof that the copper is absorbing into their skin. It's a good thing!
If you don't like the green marks left on your skin, you can remove it with some soap and water, and a little light pressure/rubbing.
Many of our customers wear their Sergio Lub bracelets for several years!
The best way to maintain the look of your bracelet is to leave it on while you shower. It’s perfectly okay to get your bracelet wet.
To remove smudges and fingerprints simply wipe your bracelet with a soft cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, add some isopropyl alcohol to the cloth and wipe the bracelet.
Sergio Lub use only solid metals (pure copper, jeweler's brass, and German silver), therefore contact with body acids, epidermal oils, or perspiration may cause discoloration or blemishes to the bracelet.
Sergio's bracelets are finished with an organic lacquer to preserve their luster. The lacquer may eventually wear away. This could take days or years depending on the wearer's body chemistry and how often the bracelet is worn.
To preserve or refurbish the shine:1. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Shine bracelet with a sunshine cloth or jeweler cloth.
2. Apply a good quality CLEAR GLOSS lacquer and let it dry. (A high quality clear nail polish lacquer will work as well.)
To achieve a soft patina/tarnished look:1. Remove the original finish with a cotton ball and nail polish remover with acetone.
2. In the case of non-magnetic Sergio Lub bracelets, you may soak the entire piece for 1 1/2 hours.