Gold Digger


Gold is a precious metal which is valuable and greatly sought-after. Gold in its polish state looks irresistible. However, they are different process of gold digging.

Photo by Andrew Lucas; courtesy of Bartar Jewellery Co., Ltd.

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A gold digger is an expertise in mining gold from the ground. There are different methods for gold mining which include Gold panning, sluicing, dredging, hard rocking and dredging.

Gold mining is a lot of hard work and expensive project from raw to polish. According to research Africa and India are the largest known deposits of gold.

There are also illegal mining where people don’t have authorisation for mining gold and they don’t support the local community. World Gold Council support Conflict-Free Gold Standard which ensure that “mining companies can assess and provide confidence their gold has been extracted in a way that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict, or contribute to human rights abuses or breaches of international humanitarian law” by World Gold Council.

The Super Pit gold mine in Australia. Picture copyright by Brian Voon Yee Yap.

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Iesha in Osun state in  Nigeria where men dig for Gold.

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Enjoy Kanye West song Gold Digger.

Nike Ademuyiwa, a member of the British Jeweller Association, is a jewellery expert with many years of experience in the jewellery industry. She is the creative director of Tink Jewellery a brand which tells people’s personal story either of love, life and style into the art of jewellery creation

Gold jewellery


Gold design are more popular in India,  United Arab Emirates(SharjahDubaiAbu Dhabi), Qatar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan SingaporeAustralia

Gold jewellery are timeless and Gold has been the popular store of value and currency for 4,000 years, outlasting all paper currency and fiat money according to jewellery research.

Gold jewellery is becoming a must have trend within the young generation. There are different traditional and other methods used by goldsmith and designer to achieve an artistic design that is  irresistible which include handmade, filigree, 3design etc.

Chris Brown jewels designed by Eric The Jeweler is remarkable. The gold pendant is made with diamonds the piece is unique yet funky.

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Gold Karat

Pure gold is so soft it is rarely used in jewellery. Jewelers deal with various gold alloys, collectively called karat gold. Karat (K) tells the number of parts, by weight, of gold in 24 parts of alloy. The higher the percentage of pure gold, the higher the karat. Pure gold is 24K. 18K is 18 parts fine gold and 6 parts metal; 14K is 14 parts fine gold and 10 parts metal; and 10K is 10 parts fine gold and 14 parts other metal. Source from Zales.

One of my favourite piece is from Akelo’s treasure.

Alrami necklace with gold stones

14k Gold angel and jesus piece rosary necklace by King Ice.
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All pictures are copyright to the designers.

About Author

Nike Ademuyiwa, a member of the British Jeweller Association, is a jewellery expert with many years of experience in the jewellery industry. She is the creative director of Tink Jewellery a brand which tells people’s personal story either of love, life and style into the art of jewellery creation

Diamond Engagement Ring Trend(Lady Gaga)


Lady Gaga’s heart shape diamond engagement ring is ravishing yet timeless.  Diamond heart shape is an unusual diamond shape compared to round shapes. I love diamond heart shape because of its alluring shape which represents romance.

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Diamonds are gift from nature

 Diamond Shape Personality Type

The shape of diamond  you buy  should suit her personality type.

Round Shape: Easy to get along with, simple and dependable.

Marquise: Experimental, exciting, innovative and extorted.

Heart: Sentimental and creative, feminine and sensitive.

 

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Travel(Antwerp Diamond Fair 2015)


Antwerp is famous for diamond and its the second largest city and municipality in Belgium.

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Myself and Mr Marijan Dundek(Diamond consultant at Graff Diamonds and author of best-selling  guide Diamonds.

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Myself  and Jane Jiang(Chinese fashion TV producer, editor, writer and presenter) beautiful lady.

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Coral Beads and the popularity among the Nigeria Culture


Jewellery is a symbol of love, art and  story of life journey. Woman are one of the rarest gemstones on earth and are meticulously hand selected by their maker. Women around the world love gemstones especially during their engagement or wedding to enhance their beauty.

In Nigeria both men and women love Precious Coral Beads during their traditional wedding and its also part of a certain culture in Nigeria.

Precious coral or red coral is the common name given to Corallium rubrum and several related species of marine coral.The distinctive attribute of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink skeleton, which is used for making jewellery.

Precious coral is more popular than any other gemstone in Nigeria due to its richness in color and the bold statement which is express through clothing and other adornments worn at weddings.

Some part of Nigeria like the Igbos and Edos Coral beads is a symbol of royalty or one who has a chieftaincy title. There are some shapes of coral beads that only Chief wears.  Corals beads used in Edo are different from those got from the North of Nigeria, in Yoruba land and the Eastern part of Nigeria.

Coral beads are mainly imported from italy and Singapore to Nigeria and are quite expensive. Some retailers take the coral beads to Dubai to get them customized  into a design of their clients choice. Also, gold are used  as part of designing  any necklace or earrings for a more unique and personal touch.

Sterling silver are never use to design coral beads because it is  perceive  not to give the bride and groom an elegant and exquisite look during their engagement ceremony.

The famous place to buy coral beads in the UK is in Liverpool street close to petticoat Lane market and retailers are mainly Nigerians.  Clients choice their precious coral beads that range from £50 and it is string together in the shop. Ready made corals beads designs are also displayed for the clients to have an an idea of the styles.

Coral Beads are not just simply ornamental, but are believed to have effective power (ase), that is, the power to cause any vow or curse to come to pass. Wearing of Coral beads is a crucial component of what gives an Oba(King) divine powers. This believe is also used in the Nigeria movie industry called Nollywood to write script which portrays different scenarios when an Oba forbids  a person never to return  to the village due to been dishonest. The word of an Oba is food for thoughts and must never be taken likely due to the believe of the divine powers of an Oba. People waits hours to see an Oba because he can change their  situation by praying for them and it would come to pass.

“Ikele”, (meaning royalty) is an important coral beads in Benin. It signifies recognition and greatness.  Another significance of the bead is that it is only the Oba that can give it out to those who have achieved greatness in the Kingdom.  It is an honor to be recognize by an Oba because people then respect them more in their community.

Below is a picture of Nigeria leading actress Mercy Johnson wearing Coral beads  as a necklace and hair accessory in her traditional wedding. The picture is an example of  how Nigeria woman use coral beads to enhance their beauty. Mercy’s coral beads has been designed using gold to tell a tale of beauty and express her wealth in the society.

Coral beads worn in nigeria is a symbol of power, wealth, royalty and beauty.

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Peter Okoye of Psquare wearing coral beads on his traditional wedding day.

Picture copyright from Bella Naija

 About Author

Nike Ademuyiwa, a member of the British Jeweller Association, is a jewellery expert with many years of experience in the jewellery industry. She is the creative director of Tink Jewellery a brand which tells people’s personal story either of love, life and style into the art of jewellery creation

Fela Kuti and Wiz Kid (Jewellery Style)


Fela Kuti was a  multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music and human rights activist.

Fela was also noted for wearing a necklace which reflected his persona.

Wizkid s a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer who has is own record label called Starboy Entertainment.

Fela was a legendary and Wizkid  is  a young legendary in his own rights.  They both have  the love of jewellery  and women in common.

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Love Fela and wizkid’s gold necklace.

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Gold chain to complete your Fela and Wizkid’s look.

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Jewellery is an important part of every African Woman. Fela and wizkid dancers worn beads, necklace and bracelets to express their beauty.  Their jewellery stood out in the pictures below.

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About Author

Nike Ademuyiwa, a member of the British Jeweller Association, is a jewellery expert with many years of experience in the jewellery industry. She is the creative director of Tink Jewellery a brand which tells people’s personal story either of love, life and style into the art of jewellery creation

Christmas Gift


 

Discover amazing christmas gifts from Cara Delevingne collection and much more.

Think Small- It’s the Lil-ttle Tings this Christmas.

 

Christmas Gift

Christmas Gift by tinkjewellery featuring a travel bag

STELLA McCARTNEY blue dress
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Snakeskin print shoes
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Mulberry travel bag
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Stud Earrings Tink Jewellery
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