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Thursday, 01 October 2020 22:06

Moissanite and Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring


Center Stone: Moissanite 1.00 ct (6.5mmD)
Side Stones: 14 x Blue Sapphire 0.46ct
Metal: 18K White Gold 
Size:  Free Resizing 


Colorless Moissanite Ring with Blue Sapphires Engagement Ring. The carefully made-by-hand ring is also suitable for Wedding Anniversary gift. The Moissanite Engagement Ring is set in 18k white gold. High quality natural blue sapphires around the moissanite makes it even more beautiful than any other ring design. Crafted by our master jewelry maker in Chiang Mai.
 
Moissanite in nature is very, very rare. Dr Henri Moissan, the scientist who found small amount of the mineral while inspecting a meteorite in Arizona, was amazed how sparkly and beautiful the mineral is. Thanks to science, we can synthesize the mineral in labs, hence moissanite is conflict-free, no mining, and eco-friendly gemstone. 
 
 
Specifications of the ring are as follow. However, please note that all our pieces are made by hand and one of a kind, and may slightly vary in size, color, and shape.  
  • Handmade ring
  • Made to order
  • Band material: 18K White Gold
  • Main Gemstone: Round Moissanite 1.00 ct
  • Side Gemstone: 14 x Blue Sapphires 0.46 ct
  • Main Gem Color: D (brilliant white)
  • Side Gem Color: Blue
  • Band color: White Gold
  • Style: Luxurious

 

 
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 12:38

Moissanite


Color: Colorless, Green, Yellow
Hardness: 9.25 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 3.21 - 3.22  
Refractive Index:  2.65 - 2.69 


What is Moissanite?
Moissanite has been getting a lot of attention lately especially among the young people who are planning to get onboard of marriage life and do not want to get diamond. Dr Henri Moissan (yes, this is how the gemstone was named) found a small amount of a new mineral while inspecting a meteorite in Arizona. The mineral is naturally came from the outer space. It was the most brilliant stone he has ever seen, full of luster, fire and hard. But the sample was very little, it wasn't even enough to make a ring with it.

Where Can I Find Moissanite?
It is unlikely you will find moissanite in nature. It is a rare mineral. It has been discovered only in a few rocks and meteorites. But thanks to science, we can get it from jewelry stores who sell moissanites all around the world.

Should I Buy Moissanite?
In short, YES. Moissanite is a gemstone by itself. It is not a diamond replacement just because its appearance is similar to diamond. We love how moissanites are hard enough to resist wear and tear of your daily hits and bumps.

Why Should I Choose Moissanite?
Here are 5 benefits of choosing moissanite:

  1. Low Price. This is the biggest advantage of moissanite. You will be able to find a moissanite engagement ring for much cheaper than of diamond.

  2. Brilliant. Moissanite is much brilliant than diamond. They have a very high refraction and dispersion, more than of diamonds!

  3. Strong and Durable. It is strong enough to last despite taking hits from everyday life over the years. Although moissanites are rank lower than diamonds in terms of hardness, they have proven to withstand the same wears and tears just like diamonds. Be assured that they will stay as clear as new for the rest of your life.

  4. Eco-Friendly and Sustainable. Most moissanites that are commercially available, did not go through mining process. They are made in labs, which is sustainable and do not cause environment problems.

  5. Ethical and Conflict-Free. We've all seen the movie about conflict diamonds in a mineral-rich continent. People are fighting each other to get higher profits from diamond mines. The reality of moissanites are far from this, they are free of conflicts.

 

TIPS for Buying Moissanite to Make Moissanite Engagement Ring 
You may be well aware that moissanites are created in labs. The appearance of moissanite can be mistaken with diamond or even cubic zirconia. Here are some tips you can follow before deciding to buy at your preferred jewelry store. 

  1. Certificate. For your own peace of mind, ask for a certified moissanite which usually come with each stone. High quality moissanites are usually come with certificate, and the serial number is laser-printed on the moissanite itself. Look for it when you make a visit to your jewelry store. 

  2. Get Measured. Make sure you are properly measured to avoid any discomfort. If this is a surprise, try to get your partner's ring size as accurate as possible.

  3. Color. Like diamond, moissanite has color grades. Colorless is the most common color for engagement rings.
  4. Carat. Moissanites are about 7% lighter than diamond. A diamond with 1.00 carat size (diameter 6.5mm) will weigh 1.00 carat, while moissanite with the same diameter (6.5mm) will weigh 0.93 carat. It is common for jeweler to call a 6.5mm moissanite as 1.00 carat moissanite.

 

Friday, 24 July 2020 14:09

Privacy Policy

Introduction

Shiraz Jewelry (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates shirazjewelrychiangmai.com (hereinafter referred to as “Service”).

Our Privacy Policy governs your visit to shirazjewelrychiangmai.com, and explains how we collect, safeguard and disclose information that results from your use of our Service.

We use your data to provide and improve Service. By using Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Our Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern all use of our Service and together with the Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement with us (“agreement”).

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. 

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

We collect anonymous cookie information about the site pages and products you view. We may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”) when you place an order. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

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  3. Phone number
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We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link.

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We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access Service by or through any device (“Usage Data”).

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access Service with a device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of device you use, your device unique ID, the IP address of your device, your device operating system, the type of Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

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We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service.

You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time by way of your device settings.

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We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. 

Use of Data

Shiraz Jewelry. uses the collected data for various purposes:

  1. to provide and maintain our Service;
  2. to notify you about changes to our Service;
  3. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;
  4. to provide customer support;
  5. to gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service;
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  12. in any other way we may describe when you provide the information;
  13. for any other purpose with your consent. 

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Shiraz Jewelry. will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information. 

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

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We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service. 

Payments

We may provide paid products and/or services within Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information. 

Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 (“Child” or “Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children under 18. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers. 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Please visit this page often.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: shirazjewelrycm[at]gmail[dot]com.

Friday, 24 July 2020 13:35

Terms & Conditions

Welcome to Shiraz Jewelry!

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Shiraz Jewelry's Website, located at https://shirazjewelrychiangmai.com.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Shiraz Jewelry if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Company. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

COOKIES

We employ the use of cookies. By accessing Shiraz Jewelry, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the Shiraz Jewelry's Privacy Policy.

Most interactive websites use cookies to let us retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

NO LIABILITY

In no event shall Shiraz Jewelry. or its staffs, directors, employees, shareholders or agents (A) be liable to the user with respect to use of the sites, the content or the materials contained in or accessed through the sites (including without limitation any damages caused by or resulting from reliance by a user on any information obtained from Shiraz Jewelry), or any damages that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delay in operation or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of God; and (B) be liable to the user for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including, without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, lost profits, loss, theft or corruption of user information, or the inability to use the sites or any of their features. The user's sole remedy is to cease use of the sites.

YOUR PRIVACY

Please read Privacy Policy

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

REMOVAL OF LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We can be contacted at shirazjewelrycm[at]gmail[dot]com. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

SHIPPING

We ship products internationally via EMS and/or DHL Express service. Delivery time stated in our site is indicative, and it is highly dependent on the company's delivery operations.

RETURNS & REFUNDS POLICY

RETURNS OF JEWELRY(IES)
 
Shiraz Jewelry is a bespoke jewelry making service whereby we manufacture one-of-a-kind jewelry(ies) to your specifications and therefore cancellation of goods are not possible. We don't accept cancellations. If you have any problem(s) with your order, please contact us at shirazjewelrycm[at]gmail[dot]com. 
 

RETURNS OF GEMSTONE(S)

Our goal is for our clients to have an enjoyable experience while shopping with us and be satisfied with their gemstones. We understand that buying gemstones from the internet can be tricky, so we do our best to ensure that we provide the best possible description of the gemstone in terms of color, clarity, and size. We provide high quality photos and/or videos in different lighting that closely matches the gemstone's appearance in person. We provide avenues to customers to ensure that returns and refunds for gemstones are carried out in the following steps.

  1. Notify us by email if you are not satisfied with the gemstone(s) you have received. We allow a 7-day review period from the time of receipt of the gemstone(s).
  2. Based on our correspondence we can (A) Replace the gemstone(s) which does not meet your expectations with other gemstone(s); or (B) Provide you with a 100% refund of the purchase price EXCLUDING shipment fees, wire transfer/transaction fee and local duties or taxes.
  3. The customer is responsible for insurance and any damage that may have occurred to the gemstone(s) either in transit or prior to shipping the gemstone(s). If the gemstone(s) are altered, damaged, changed, or missing during the 7-day review period and/or during shipping and handling, there will be no refunds.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:18

Green Sapphire


Color: Green (light to dark)
Hardness: 9 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 3.99 - 4.00  
Refractive Index:  1.762 - 1.778 


How Durable is Green Sapphire?
We are talking about the second hardest mineral after diamond, all sapphires belong to corundum family, which rated 9 on the Mohs scale. Cut green sapphires are both hard and tough, make it perfect for daily wear.

Color Variations
The color of green sapphires can vary dramatically in hue, tone, and saturation. We've seen green sapphires in a very light green color, yellowish-green, bluish-green, to an extremely dark and rich color.

Where Are Green Sapphires From?
The mines in Australia also produces green sapphire. Sri Lanka is believed to have the finest ones, but it is very rare. Most of the green sapphire you will see on the market is from Thailand. This is why you can buy green sapphire from Shiraz Jewelry for a very low price.

What To Look For When Making A Green Sapphire Ring?
We've seen an increase in colored stone engagement rings in the past few years (we're now in 2020), especially young couples. Here are few things you have too look at:

  1. Color. This is the most important factor in determining the value and beauty of green sapphire. A deep and intense green color is the most sought after.

  2. Hue. Green sapphires could have hints of yellow or blue, which affects the overall appearance of the stone. From our experience, they could enrich the color, and some customers really love the yellowish or bluish green sapphires. We love them all!

  3. Clarity. Like any other gemstone, clarity is one factor you should consider. Most green sapphires contain long, needle-like lines, called rutile needles. This is common. It is extremely rare to find a green sapphire without these inclusions. A clean, no obvious inclusion green sapphire, is valuable.

  4. Cut. The most common cut for green sapphires are oval, round, and cushion. It is also pretty common to see them in pear, emerald, and princess cut. Whatever the cut is, a green sapphire should have a symmetrical cut that reflects light at the correct angles to display the luster.

  5. Weight. Green sapphire price, like any other gemstones, is measured by carat weight. The price will significantly increased as the carat weight increases.

 

TIPS for Buying Green Sapphire
You may be well aware that there are synthetic sapphires in the gemstone market. Getting what seems to be the best deal ever, may well be a 'too good to be true'. Here are some tips you can follow before deciding to buy. 

  1. See it directly. There is a lot of difference when looking at gemstone online versus directly using your own eyes. This is because when we try to capture the color and beauty of green sapphire, our camera lens may capture it differently.

  2. Ask for gem inspection under natural light. By far, natural sunlight is the best light you can get when seeing gemstone. After all, the sunlight is coming from the same sun you are used to whether you are in Thailand or in Europe (or anywhere else)

  3. Certificate. This piece of paper may contain details of your green sapphire. It is a very useful information, and make sure you keep it well.

 

»   Held in Chiang Mai on 12 to 15 December 2019

»  Pop Market showcases creative products, foods, and arts from young and talented artits

 

Hey it's December again, and Chiang Mai offers great experience for the free-spirited souls out there. Not to forget, it is a wonderful destination for families too.
#ChiangmaiDesignWeek #PopMarketChiangMai #ShirazJewelry

From the organizer's website, Chiang Mai Design Week is: "..an annual festival jointly held by creators from different industries, established and upcoming designers, craftspeople, artists and entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai to present design innovations or new projects that cater to the needs of modern living. It also provides a conversation space where people can get together and share design knowledge as local and international designers and creators are invited to celebrate the creative culture and the potential of design. Moreover, the event will help build collaboration networks and expand local and international business opportunities, which lead to a better working environment for creators and entrepreneurs in creative industries. The festival, however, reaches beyond designers and creative professionals. It also focuses on creating shared experience with design works among the younger generation, local communities, tourists and anyone interested in design through various activities such as exhibitions, large-scale installations, arts and music." (source: https://chiangmaidesignweek.com/en/about)

We are lucky to be able to cover a single day of the week at POP Market which was held at TCDC Chiang Mai. Enjoy the video.

 

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 12:51

Loy Krathong 2019 Getaway: Chiang Mai

» 151 flights from and to Chiang Mai were postponed or cancelled during the nights of lantern release.

» Approximately more than 9,000 lanterns launched during Loy Krathong festival

» Places to be during the festival: Thapae Gate, Thapae Road, and Chiang Mai municipality.

 

Many provinces in Thailand were holding their Loy Krathong events, but the image of thousands of lanterns on the sky above should be your first impression that attracts you to visit Chiang Mai during this period.

Every year there will be vehicles decorated in flowers or any other Lanna sculptures, including this 2019's festival. It started on the 11th afternoon until the night of 12th November. They are fun to see, from Thapae Gate, along Thapae Road (that is where Shiraz Jewelry is!) to the Chiang Mai municipality.

People also started lighting candles around the moat and Old City from 10 to 12 November 2019. Here is our coverage on the 2019 Yi Peng and Loy Krathong festival in Chiang Mai:

 

» Global awareness changes individual lifestyle to combat climate change.

» Currently global investment in renewable energy is twice the investment in fossil fuels.

» Coal consumption - the dirtiest fossil fuel - has dropped significantly, in places like China and England.

» Electric vehicle sales are rising rapidly all over the world.

» Worldwide movement in giving up investment in fossil fuels, is gaining momentum.

 

Yes, good news about climate change and our environment does exist. We often don't hear about it among the news about catastrophic storms, floods and drought, species extinction, ice melting, and so many other more.

In Chiang Mai, hundreds of people have gathered to join a march on 27 September 2019 as part of the Global Climate Strike 2019. This is an initiative of various NGOs, schools, and communities in an effort "to secure a better future and avert the worst of the climate crisis" (globalclimatestrike.net).

A big part of that global rise in consciousness has occurred because of the creative, concerted and unified campaign of communities all over the world. Scientists, students, global faith communities, corporates, even some smallest neighborhood group in rural areas are now committed in making their environment better trough various movements.

The basic question we all must ask ourselves regarding humankind:

The time has come when those who preach the dogmas of materialism, whether of the east or the west, whether of capitalism or socialism, must give account of the moral stewardship they have presumed to exercise. Where is the “new world” promised by these ideologies? Where is the international peace to whose ideals they proclaim their devotion? Where are the breakthroughs into new realms of cultural achievement produced by the aggrandizement of this race, of that nation or of a particular class? Why is the vast majority of the world’s peoples sinking ever deeper into hunger and wretchedness when wealth on a scale undreamed of by the Pharaohs, the Caesars, or even the imperialist powers of the nineteenth century is at the disposal of the present arbiters of human affairs?

And Shiraz Jewelry team has joyfully joined and continues to enthusiastically support these groundbreaking efforts to reduce climate change, and encourages individuals and groups of all kinds to add their voices and efforts to this important cause. Please join us!

 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:47

Blue Sapphire Earring


Main Stone: Natural Blue Sapphire
Side Stones: (none)
Metal: Gold 
Size:  All size 


Shopping for September Birthday? You may discover that blue sapphire is a sure thing to go! Set in 18K yellow gold, the bright blue sapphire earring will be easy on the eyes. The gems were unearthed in Sri Lanka and carefully selected in pair to make outstanding earrings. Visit our store to view more designs available.  

 

Monday, 08 July 2019 12:08

Pearl Pendant


Main Stone: Natural Pearl
Side Stones: (none)
Metal: Silver 
Size:  All size 


A gleaming white pearl fitted in 925 sterling silver, can be worn with silver chain or 18k gold chain. Elegant, simple, and clean design, this pendant is much loved for its modern yet simple look. Our selection of pearls ensures that these rare and sparkling gems are available for any occasions. Visit Shiraz Jewelry store in Chiang Mai to view more designs available. 

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