The word Amber is derived from the Arabic word for “Ambergris”, ambar which found floating in or on the shores of sea waters, believed to originate in the intestines of the sperm whale, and used in perfumery.
It is not exactly known how long Amber has been used by human but it is believed at least since Neolithic times. Amber jewelry has been found dating back to 13,000 B.C. and hundreds of Neolithic burial sites have been found in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia containing Amber. Baltic Amber has been discovered in Egyptian tombs dating back to 3200 B.C. Amber is a fossilized tree resin found in the Baltic Sea, where it became buried in the earth for a very long time. Amber is from organic vegetative substances, being the fossilized resin of 30 – 150 million year old trees.
Sometimes, during the fossilization process, unsuspecting natural substances would come into contact with the resin and become trapped such as small insects, leaves, debris and pollen. Amber being the lightest in weight among gemstone comes in a variety of colors including black, brown, yellow, green, red and blue, although the more popular and sought after Baltic Amber has warm and rich shades of yellow, red, orange and gold with high transparency and translucency.
Today, eternity rings still convey the representative significance of undying and endless love and are generally given on a unique event. An eternity ring is a conventional gift, regularly given on the wedding as a reminder that the affection communicated on the big day is everlasting and as a symbol of the couple has spent together in marriage. Eternity rings can likewise be given to the love ones as a sentimental on special occasions, for example, wedding anniversary.
An eternity ring holds is its representation of the "Circle Of Life", due to this, it is often given when a couple welcome their first child to the world. Customarily the wedding band is the principal ring worn nearest to the heart. After the wedding ceremony the engagement ring is wear back onto the ring finger. If the eternity ring comes into place, the three rings are often worn on the ring finger of the left hand.
3rd GIA Alumni Asia Conference 2017
3rd GIA Alumni Asia Conference 2017 from 4 November 2017 until 8 November 2017 was hosted by GIA Alumni Association Taiwan Chapter at Taipei World Trade Center in conjunction of Taiwan Jewellery and Gem Fair. During the conference it was witnessed the co-operation signing ceremony between GIA Alumni Association Macau Chapter and Taiwan Chapter. The conference also attended by GIA Alumni Association Malaysia Chapter and GIA Alumni Association Sri Lanka Chapter. This conference is to strengthen ties between chapters and learning exchange on the trade. It had also extended several visit to number of Taiwan’s local jewelry market and jewelry museum.
Article written by Ivy Teong, Treasurer of GIA Alumni Malaysia Chapter.
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