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Amber–A Living Legend

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Amber is often called as the living legend because it comes from the extraction of fossilized tree resin. Early Europeans use the stone for their jewelry and perfume and people from different parts of the world traded the gemstone some 2000 years ago. It has already witnessed various histories and it is as old as the ancient civilization. Today, unearthing of the stone is still one of the major transactions in the mining industry. Deposits are found in the Baltic Sea located in Russia.
The formation of the fossilized tree resin is a long process reaching up to millions of years. The process traps a variety of flora and fauna and eventually, they become a part of the final gem. In fact, many butterflies, bees, larvae and land snails are discovered over the centuries because of amber mining. Generally, the more unique the fragment in the stone, the more valuable it becomes.
Although seen among fossilized tree resin, the gem can also be artificially produced in laboratories. This way, the industry does not have to wait for millions of years before they can harvest the stone. Advancement in technology mimics the natural process of polymerization of organic compounds to create the resin. It is the level of succinic acid in the stone that determines its quality. But definitely, the man-made Amber is of lower value compared with the naturally made. The most valuable gems come from the Baltic Sea region which has the highest level of succinic acid.
To check whether the amber is natural or man-made, place the gem in a glass of warm salt water. The natural will float while the synthetic will sink. You may also heat a part of the gem with a hot needle. Natural stones give off the scent of a pine while the man-made smells like burning plastic.
Uses
As a prehistoric precious gem, Amber is associated with love, passion and strength. People believe that it will bring joy to the wearer. The cherry yellow stone is known to reduce the burdens of life. It absorbs the negative energy and release soothing energy to enliven one’s disposition.
There are other legends about amber.Folklores believe on its magical properties. According to them, it has healing properties that calm the nerves and sooth an aching body. The gem is believed to rejuvenate the energy in an individual. Yellow amber has been traditionally used to alleviate stomach and liver problems.
When given by a man to a woman, the belief is that they will marry soon. It also symbolizes renewal of marriage vows. Some cultures believe that it will bring good luck, courage and self-confidence during battles.
Amber comes in different colors. The most common is the honey and milky yellow while the rarest are green and blue. Other discovered tones are white, brown and black. It can be mixed with silver, gold and other precious stones to make jewelries. It looks best with amethyst and jade.
Ultimate care should be given to amber as it is a sensitive gem. It is flammable and highly susceptible to scratches and chemicals like perfume. To maintain its beauty, clean it using only mild soap, water and soft cloth and store the gem at room temperature.

Pick your style!

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Pick your style! - A woman can never get enough of jewelry.
A woman can never get enough of jewelry. It is good to update your jewelry collection every once in a while. The newest jewelry trends are really exciting!
A lot of new materials and color combinations are being used. Do you like pastel colors, vintage look or natural look? Then these styles will do it for you!


Antique look:
This trend has been the most popular one of many designers. Just think of pearls, lace, beads and little charms. This style is for every romantic at heart.
Geometric:
Do you want to look like a rock star? Or do you want to spice up your outfit? This style is everything but never boring!
You can pimp up your basic outfit like simple jeans and shirt or a sexy black little dress. One thing is for sure, you will look amazing!
Neon colors:
You can’t feel sad wearing neon-colored jewelry, it will instantly bring you in the summer mood! It´s a good way to color up your outfit.


There are many options like earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. You can find them in different materials.
Rose gold:
Want something different than the standard colors silver or gold? Than rose gold is the answer for you. For those who want that feminine touch and want to look glamorous.  You can combine rose gold with any outfit and it will look good on any skin tone.
Metal link chains:
Do you like big metal chains? This trend is not only spotted in jewelry but also other accessories like handbags, shoes and wallets.
Bold cuffs:
Do you want a different look? Try the bold cuffs. They are simple but the metal and the colors do the rest.
Oversized watch:
Do you like to make a statement? Combine an oversized watch witch chain bracelets. This will create a chic but casual look.
Spiked jewelry:
If you think of spiked jewelry the first thing you might think about is punk or grunge. But now this style is for everyone. Spikes are also used for a lot of other accessories.
Snakes:
Aren’t you afraid of snakes? You shouldn’t be with this newest trend. This style will give you the exotic Cleopatra look.
There are many kinds of snake jewelry you can choose from but a must have is a snake bracelet or a snake ring.
Ear cuffs:
The trend that definitely stands out the most are the ear cuffs. A lot of celebs have been spotted with this style. The ear cuffs are available in many styles.

Pick your style!

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A woman can never get enough of jewelry. It is good to update your jewelry collection every once in a while. The newest jewelry trends are really exciting!
A lot of new materials and color combinations are being used. Do you like pastel colors, vintage look or natural look? Then these styles will do it for you!
Antique look.
This trend has been the most popular one of many designers. Just think of pearls, lace, beads and little charms. This style is for every romantic at heart.
Geometric.
Do you want to look like a rock star? Or do you want to spice up your outfit? This style is everything but never boring!
You can pimp up your basic outfit like simple jeans and shirt or a sexy black little dress. One thing is for sure, you will look amazing!
Neon colors.
You can’t feel sad wearing neon-colored jewelry, it will instantly bring you in the summer mood! It´s a good way to color up your outfit.
There are many options like earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. You can find them in different materials.
Rose gold.
Want something different than the standard colors silver or gold? Than rose gold is the answer for you. For those who want that feminine touch and want to look glamorous.  You can combine rose gold with any outfit and it will look good on any skin tone.
Metal link chains.
Do you like big metal chains? This trend is not only spotted in jewelry but also other accessories like handbags, shoes and wallets.
Bold cuffs.
Do you want a different look? Try the bold cuffs. They are simple but the metal and the colors do the rest.
Oversized watch.
Do you like to make a statement? Combine an oversized watch witch chain bracelets. This will create a chic but casual look.
Spiked jewelry.
If you think of spiked jewelry the first thing you might think about is punk or grunge. But now this style is for everyone. Spikes are also used for a lot of other accessories.
Snakes.
Aren’t you afraid of snakes? You shouldn’t be with this newest trend. This style will give you the exotic Cleopatra look.
There are many kinds of snake jewelry you can choose from but a must have is a snake bracelet or a snake ring.
Ear cuffs.
The trend that definitely stands out the most are the ear cuffs. A lot of celebs have been spotted with this style. The ear cuffs are available in many styles.

World of Incredible Beautiful Jewellery

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World of Incredible Beautiful Jewellery - MIJ Exhibition has been organized
MIJ Exhibition has been organized in International Jewellery Festival over 20 years ever since 1994. Also, MIJ Exhibition proudly recognized as Malaysia Book of Record as the Biggest Jewellery Exhibition in Malaysia Since 1997 which is supported by Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) & Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE).
Malaysia International
Jewellery Festival 2012
(Autumn Edition)
“BE DAZZLED”
10,000 visitors from all around the world are here for dazzling jewellery.
The Crowd in Malaysia International Jewellery Festival. All are hungry for contemporary jewellery & big budget for them to SPEND!
WIN prizes in our Lucky Draw session. Attractive prizes awaiting for claim.
SPEND more and WIN more!
MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY FESTIVAL 2013(AUTUMN EDITION)
Malaysia International Jewellery Festival 2013(Autumn Edition), which took place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 1st-4th November 2013 are to provide a rare glimpse of the rich artistry at the heart of International collection of display and leading the Manufacturers, wholesalers, resellers from more than 20 countries & regions including Cambodia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and etc.
FAQ
Q: The crowd?
A: Drawing over 10,000 potential jewellers lovers & trade
buyers.
Q: Who is the crowd?
A: Our event adored Malaysia Royal Families, sociality, celebrities, high spending power audience, trade buyers, and public visitor.
Contact Us
MIJ Exhibition S/B
Suite12-12, Level 12,
Wisma UOA II, 21
Jalan Pinang, 50450 KL
50450 KL.
Malaysia Royalties are the one of the supporting audience whom visited every event of MIJ Exhibition S/B organized.

Choosing the Right Engagement Ring

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Choosing the Right Engagement Ring

Finally found the girl of your dreams and wants to marry her? Find an engagement ring that will not give her an opportunity to say no.

While trust, commitment and love are three foundations of a strong marriage, there is a forth component that your soon-to-be wife will love for this rest of her life. It is the engagement ring, the more luxurious, real and absolutely gleaming symbol of your love for her.



Choosing the right engagement ring is the most dreadful experience especially if the would-be groom does not have the enough knowledge on what to look for and not enough money to afford one.

Here are a few tips that can help and guide you when purchasing the engagement ring that would make your fiancé happy:

Save

Buying a ring would for sure empty your bank accounts if not you do not have any idea what you are in for. You can start saving your 4 to 6 weeks paychecks. Be prepared to add a little extra amount to get the right ring for your fiancé. If the cost of the ring is still not attainable, 2 to 3 months savings should do the trick.



Don’t Guess

Get the correct size of the ring by getting one of her rings and sized it by a jeweler. Just be extra cautious when stealing it from her so she will not get suspicious. You can also take pictures of the rings she owned inside her jewelry box so you would have a little idea on what style she prefers.

Make her friend an accomplice

Talk to her best friend and ask her for any clue of the kind of ring your fiancé would like. For example, the type of metal, cut of the stone and a preferred designer. Make sure that the best friend would not squeal to her friends.

Think of yourself

Most of the time women love to have an engagement ring to match their wedding ring. So if you would think this way, make sure when you’re wearing you future wedding band, you will not feel uncomfortable or awkward.

Research

Do some quick research online like how to grade the stones or if you want you can always ask an expert’s help for this. There are jewelers who are honest enough to guide you through the right selection of stones which are affordable but luxurious.

Do not limit your choice

Go beyond choosing just white gold for the ring. Be modern and experiment on putting in some color like emerald, sapphires, ruby, black and yellow diamonds that can be the accent stones on the center stone. It would make it more beautiful, unique and has more personal touch to it.

Now shopping for an engagement ring would not be as hard and as sweaty as when you do not have any idea at all. This would make the whole experience fun and educational too. If you are lucky enough to get the right setting, cut and quality, your proud girl will wear this ring for the rest of her life.

THE lvmh SPECIAL DAYS: Meeting the artisans of the Manufacture Zenith

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Meeting the artisans of the Manufacture Zenith
On the occasion of the Journées Particulières (Special Days) organised by the LVMH Group, over 40 locations in Switzerland and Europe opened their doors to the public to discover the skills and crafts of the 100,000 men and women composing the Group workforce. An impressive range of watchmakers, needlewomen, bootmakers, cellar masters, jewellers, baggage-makers, wine riddling specialists, head seamstresses and head chefs were on hand to welcome visitors and reveal the secrets of their respective professions. Thanks to this unique event, visitors were able to get a backstage look at a dream world and to share the passion of these artisans united by the same taste for excellence.


It was in the exceptional town of Le Locle, of which the industrial architecture is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the very spot where the founder created his company in 1865, that Zenith welcomed about 400 visitors to its Manufacture from 8 am onward last Saturday and Sunday.
Proud of having recently completed the renovation of its main building, and of having done so with complete respect for its watchmaking heritage, the brand with the guiding star invited the public to enter its ultra-modern workshops where traditional tools rub shoulders with avant-garde technologies.


Generation after generation, the Manufacture owes its reputation to the talent and passion of its artisans. It is they whom the brand’s guests were able to meet in the course of these two open days that provided a chance to discover some of the 80 professions involved in the production of a Zenith watch and its components during a process that takes an average of nine months. From making movement blanks to cutting out components and on to decorating and assembling a movement, visitors were able to follow the various stages right the way through to the finished product. This event gave the brand a chance to provide all devotees of Fine Watchmaking with a vivid reminder that, at the heart of each Zenith watch, beats a Zenith movement developed and produced within this historical Manufacture of a company that has 330 employees worldwide, of which 270 in Le Locle. At the end of this experience, everyone undoubtedly left the premises with their head full of stories to be told and stars in their eyes…
MANUFACTURE ZENITH
Maud Tiberti – Rue des Billodes 34-36 – CH-2400 Le Locle – Tel. +41 (0)32 930 65 84
E-mail : maud.tiberti@zenith-watches.comwww.zenith-watches.com
Georges Favre-Jacot created his watchmaking Manufacture in 1865. A true visionary, he had spacious, well-lit workshops built in Le Locle, a small town in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel, with the aim of bringing the entire range of watchmaking skills under one roof. The very first integrated watch Manufacture was born and has remained in its original location ever since. He was thus able to develop and produce all components and to control the entire production process – an approach that naturally applied to the movements, but also to enamel or painted dials and even watch cases. He soon passed on his sense of mission to his artisans: free-spirited, constant inventiveness devoted to creating incomparable watches from A to Z.
The history of the company has been punctuated by landmark inventions embodying this constant quest: El Primero, the first series-made automatic integrated chronograph movement beating at the exceptional frequency of 10 vibrations per second, meaning tenth of a second accuracy; the Gravity Control system that breaks free of gravity and represents an exclusive token of the Manufacture’s unique expertise; and finally, the world-first Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane, which not only combines two guarantees of absolute precision, but also provides a solution to the loss of isochronism usually suffered by a watch as it winds down. In the course of its history, the Manufacture has registered 300 patents and created over 600 movement variations. Launched in 1969, the first integrated automatic chronograph movement beating at the exceptional rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour, the El Primero chronograph, remains a watch industry benchmark and is indeed still the world’s most precise series-made calibre.

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