What are Swarovski and Cubic Zirconia Crystals?
As you can probably tell, we here at Ekiingbeads are very fond
of Cubic Zirconia and Swarovski Crystals which are both used
extensively in our Ready
Made Jewelry. Cubic Zirconia is a very hard and shiny
substitute for Diamonds. During recent years being a synthetic
gemstone it has become available in a variety of colors making it
very desirable in modern jewelry. We use it extensively and think
it is a gorgeous gem in its own right.
Swarovski Crystals are also used extensively throughout our
designs as well. Swarovski is highly regarded for producing some of
the finest crystals in the market today. They are renown for their
brilliance and reflective qualities as well as extremely high
purity with little or no imperfections.They are also a synthetic
crystal produced in Austria in a process perfected by Daniel
What are Cloisonne Beads?
Cloisonne Beads are handmade beads from China that have a mosaic
look. The technique of Cloisonne enameling is to first attach a
fine metal wire (usually brass or copper) to the copper bead in a
pattern designed by the coppersmith. These wires are attached by
solder. The gaps between the wires are then filled using different
colored enamel paste. This results in the bead taking on a type of
stained glass look.
During the firing process the enamel contracts. Each bead has
more enamel paste added to fill any small gaps that may be left and
fired again. This is a slow process and the bead starts to take on
an uneven look.
Once all the gaps are filled, the bead is polished and the exposed brass wire which
makes up the pattern is gold plated.
The result is a beautiful decorative bead with
each one slightly different from the other.
our Cloisonne Beads.
our Cloisonne Rosaries
How do we open a magnetic clasp?
We find our customers prefer to be able to change their jewelry
quickly and easily. With this in mind we have added a magnetic
clasp to some of our fine collection.
Contrary to the popular belief of just pulling them apart,the
preferred way of undoing the clasp on your Ekiing piece is by
simply peeling them apart by grabbing either side of the magnet and
not the cord which joins the magnet.
Is what I see,what I get?
Product images that are featured on this site may have altered
to fit the web page that you are viewing. We do reduce and enlarge
photos in order to have them display correctly on the web. We also
attempt to the best of our ability to display every product as
close to its true colour as possible. This is always a difficult
task with many different computer monitors and displays viewing our
site. As a result there may be slight variations as depicted on
this site and the actual product.
Where possible we have provided details on the approximate size
and shape of our products. Some beads are hand made and small
inconsistencies will occur.