Takara Jewellery – The Japanese TreasurePublished: March 6th, 2011
Takara is treasure in Japanese and the Takara collections are illustrative of both Japanese inspired design and New York chic. Some of the most stylish women in the world wear pieces of Takara collections which include statement pieces of designer jewellery that can be classified as art. The quality pieces are made from natural materials and are masterpieces of local art craft. Glass pearls, wood, bones or metal are incorporated in the Takara pieces.
Along with natural materials, pure diamonds, laboratory created and cut to the highest standards are offered. Pink diamonds are created by enhancing the colour by irradiation. Natural white diamonds are turned into pink diamonds by adding a layer of lab grown diamond that induced the pink colour.
Yellow diamonds feature a pure, natural yellow colour due to the unique growth environment and high nitrogen content. Blue diamonds are obtained by growing the diamond crystal in the presence of boron. Boron imparts a rich blue colour that is easily distinguishable from common irradiated blue diamonds that have a green or aquamarine colour.
Cultured diamonds are about 30 to 50% of the cost of same sized mined diamonds. They have the same characteristics and qualities as those mined from 100 miles below the earth’s surface. The same pure carbon crystal structure is obtained in laboratories and diamonds are polished in the same way as natural diamonds. The laboratories recreate the same conditions that are found under the earth, such as very high temperature and very high pressure. Cultured diamonds can be compared to cultured pearls, as men initiate the growth of the diamond or pearl instead of nature.