Friday, November 15, 2013

How To Choose Quality Silver Jewelry?

Are you fond of silver jewelries and planning to buy some? If yes, then the first thing you must make sure before making the purchases is that the pieces you are buying are of highest possible quality. The following pointers will teach you the process of picking the best silver ornaments.
  • When searching for quality ornaments made from silver, you may come across advertisements published by stores and sellers claiming that they are offering pieces made of the metal in its purest form. The word "pure" might attract you as since the beginning of times we have a tendency of looking for things that are pure let it be pure metal, pure food or pure oil. However, the truth is that this shimmery grey metal in its purest form is not a suitable raw material for jewelries. According to experts, 99.9% pure silver is not durable enough to be used for making ornaments.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Difference Between Gold And Silver Jewelry

There are few women who don't want to fill their jewelry boxes with treasures made from gleaming metals with sparkling gemstones fitted in them. The number of men in love with jewelries made of precious metals has also increased in the last few years. When it comes to popularity, the two metals that scores most impressively as raw materials for ornaments are gold and silver. If you have no previous experience of purchasing ornaments, you might be wondering about qualities that separate pieces made from these two metals. The section below will explain to you the difference between gold and silver jewelry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Manufacturing Process Of Silver Jewelry

Almost every single person visiting this page is fond of ornaments. While some love wearing them the others like to buy ornaments for their near and dear ones. Silver is one of the most sought after metals when it comes to metals for making jewelries. The manufacturing process of silver jewelries involves a number of complex steps. To complete all these steps flawlessly, certain supplies are required. This article will inform you about all these in details.
Let us begin by informing you about the items required for making ornaments from this shiny grey precious metal. One device without which making silver ornaments is impossible is the binding wire, a device required during soldering and casting of the metal. The next equipment needed during the manufacturing process is pliers. Pliers of different kinds are required for crafting silver ornaments; these include flat nosed pliers, round nosed pliers, half rounded pliers and serrated edged pliers. All these pliers are use for carrying out jobs like holding the metal, bending it and crafting different shapes out of it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Reasons Why Amber Is One of the Most Mysterious Materials on Earth

1. Not so long ago (until WWI), men used to drink special beverage in order to increase their sexual powers. Vodka was poured on amber pieces and left for some time to extract medical essence.
2. Amber (especially succinic acid) was used in pharmacology since earliest times--already in antiquity. It was a remedy against many diseases, including stomach, eyes, ears, teeth aches. Even rheumatism was treated with amber. Even today, amber is widely used in medicine to treat bladder related illnesses, stomach aches and even bronchitis.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Meaning of Gemstones

Gemstones are used for various different purposes and hold a variety of differing meanings and have played a very important part in the history of humans. From healing stones to those as big as those at Stonehenge, stones of all sizes have been used as talismans for centuries.
When it comes to gemstones colour is very important, different colour stones hold different meanings. When choosing a coloured gemstone for any engagement ring it is important to establish the sentiment and symbolism behind the stone. A coloured gemstone ring is fast becoming a popular and fashionable way for brides to express their personalities. Many engagement ring designers are noticing the trend and advise people to do their research first, having a gemstone with a sentiment you don't want to carry around isn't ideal.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Gemstone That Is Out of This World

Moissanite is the name given to a mineral called silicon carbide. The naturally occurring mineral's rarity comes from its transportation to Earth, Moissanite is said to have travelled on a meteorite that landed in Arizona, USA many millennia ago. The mineral, because of its rarity can be quite expensive however at the end of the twentieth century jewellers discovered that the stone would make for an ideal gemstone. The newly refined process of creating the rock under laboratory conditions meant that the gems could be more durable and cheaper than diamonds. The Moissanite gemstone was introduced into the Jewelry market in 1998 and is now widely available in most jewellery shops and provides such a good substitute for diamonds that it hard to tell the difference between them. It was even mistake for a diamond by its discoverer Henri Moissan. The stone has become popular with engagement ring designers and buyers alike and features in many modern jewellery collections.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Why Choose a Ruby Engagement Ring?

Surprisingly diamond's have not always been the first port of call when it comes to engagement rings. The idea that diamond's are an essential feature of any engagement ring wasn't established until the 1930s. De Beer's hugely successful 'a diamond is forever' campaign was launched and the idea blossomed. Due to the campaigns success other glittering gemstone alternatives that were previously celebrated amongst engagement ring designers weren't as widely considered. The colourful gemstones were favoured for their bright and exotic colours and opals, emeralds and sapphires were chosen as excellent stones to give as a gesture of love. Welcomingly though, this idea is making a substantial comeback.
Amongst these new fashionable gemstones is the Ruby, a brilliant alternative to the diamond. The vibrant red colouration of the gemstone have given it a worldwide symbol of love and romance, making it ideal gift for any betrothal, recommended by any engagement ring designer. The Ruby has long been considered a sign of inspiration prosperity and generosity and was worn during battle by warriors as a good luck charm. In Asian culture rubies were often laid with the foundation stones of many houses to produce a long standing and prosperous household.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Matching Gemstones With Eye Colour

More and more people are trying to add a more personal touch to their engagement ring but as any engagement ring designer will tell you it can be a difficult process. A novel and growing trend is to match the eye colour of the recipient with accent gemstones. Colourful gemstones are becoming a popular choice in engagement rings ahead of the more traditional diamond and making the ring that more sentimental can a ring even more special.
For a bride with blue eyes a popular option is the sapphire. The vibrant blue tones of the stone can highlight piercing blue eyes perfectly. Lapis Lazuli and Kyanite provide other great alternatives and are best matched to eyes with a darker shade of blue and would be complimented nicely with a setting of a yellow gold engagement ring band. For those with blue eyes with hints and flecks of green an aquamarine side stone would work well, depending on the hue it could work nicely to compliment pale blue eyes too.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Defining and Differentiating Types of Jewelry

Many online jewelry stores sell a mix of fashion and costume jewelry such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that date back in time. Nevertheless, at times the terms antique, vintage and retro can be used synonymously that leads to confusion in the minds of the consumer. This article would be helpful in understanding these terms.
The concept of Costume jewelry originated in 1930's, when Hollywood Studios opted out of using fine jewelry and instead, ornamented their actresses in fabulous fakes. This was much less expensive than investing in fine jewelry that could be lost, stolen, or broken. Costume jewelry, also known as imitation jewelry, is often created from plated base metals or metal alloys, instead of solid base metals. For example, while fine jewelry is made from solid gold, costume jewelry would be plated with gold or be gold filled with a mix of sterling silver. This lessens the value of the piece of costume jewelry.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Glass Beads From a Bead Show - Your Perfect Companion to a Stylish Look

If you are a person who carefully chooses her jewelries, consider glass bead jewelry an option. Glass beads are wonderful. You can get hundreds of varieties of glass beads in any reputable bead show. The beads shine and sparkle. Some of them are even hand-painted and others emanate all colors of the rainbow. While some look like they have just been picked up from Mother Nature's lap. All these beads can make great jewelry.
Beaded jewelries have been around for a long time. They have been popular in almost all cultures of the world. Glass beads were worn by the Mesopotamians, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Israelites and the Aryans. Like everything else, the tools and techniques for making glass beaded jewelry have also evolved and the glass beads you see in jewelry trade shows are nothing but the result of this evolution.
Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians created colored glass beads; they carved elaborate and fine designs. As with many other things, they associated these beads with spirituality. Different colors of the beads stood for different states of the mind or a person's position in the society.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dealing With Loose Rings

If you use jewelry regularly you must have surely experienced it: that ring that is just a tiny bit too big or that other one that is so big that somehow is still on your finger, even though given its size it should have fallen off long ago never to be found again. Yet, you keep wearing those rings everyday telling yourself that you will need the extra room in the future, just in case you gain a few extra pounds. Or maybe you are deeply attached to that specific ring because it carries a special meaning for you, or it is just representative of an important milestone in your life in the case of engagement rings. How can you make the ring that you love so much fit comfortably and securely on your finger?
Let us point something out first: your ring needs to be a little bit loose when you wear it if your knuckle is wider than the base of your finger so that the ring is able to get over the knuckle. You don't want to fix a ring you felt was loose to later discover that you cannot longer use it, gets stuck or makes your finger swollen. If that is not the case and you really need to fix your ring, read on.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Be Your Own Stylist - Enjoy Loads of Compliments With Right Jewelry Accessories

When it comes to the fashion world, trends change so swiftly that it leaves you puzzled and bewildered. Your head often spins around and you don't know how to team up the right jewelry set with the right attire. While trends come and go, the little rules of jewelry shopping remain the same. While you try keeping up with the changing times, don't lose your own sense of style, fashion and comfort. Whether you dress up for office or an informal party, matching the perfect set of jewelry with your dress is a must. Else, you might end up doing a major fashion disaster - an embarrassing situation indeed!
When you put on a new dress, you expect lots of compliments and praises. From jewelry and accessories to shoes and nail paint, you make sure that everything is perfect and flawless. However, if you don't have any idea about selecting the right ornaments, you'll spoil the grace of your dress as well as personality. Well, there's nothing to panic. The Internet and fashion magazines give you loads of tips on clothes and fashion accessories. While most of them prove helpful, others don't. Here are just a few handy tips and tricks on right jewelry shopping.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

How to Create the Perfect Charm Bracelet

Charm bracelets have long been a popular jewellery choice. They make a personalised and thoughtful gift that can be built upon over time. More and more jewellery brands are providing new options for charms so there is no shortage of inspiration for people building charm bracelets.
Each charm bracelet tells a story of the wearer's life. It represents who they are, who they were, and what made them who they are today. Each charm should have a special meaning. There are a few easy steps to get started crafting a charm bracelet for yourself or for a dear friend.
Choose a charm bracelet that will fit your lifestyle. There are many types of charm bracelets. Some are fancier or larger than others. Make sure the weight and look of the bracelet you choose fits the lifestyle of yourself or the wearer so the bracelet does not get in the way of everyday tasks. Remember price as a factor, since some metals, like gold, are more expensive than others, like silver.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

How to Clean Tarnished Silver Jewelries?

If you take proper care of your silver jewelries, they will not get tarnished easily. Thus when discussing about the process of cleaning these metal pieces, one also needs to mention how to protect silver ornaments from staining or discoloration.
Any item made from silver can be tarnished as a result of coming in contact with food items containing sulfur (food items is one of the main factors causing staining of silver utensils), sulfur, rubber, air and salt. Thus if you want to prevent tarnishing of objects made from silver, you must make sure that they do not stay in contact with the above mentioned triggers from a long period of time. The next preventive measure you should take is covering the ornaments using a piece of woolen fabric before keeping them back into the jewelry box. The anti-tarnishing quality of wool will ensure that your valuables remain stain-free.

Friday, November 1, 2013

How to Identify Sterling Silver?

Before teaching you the process of identifying sterling silver let us explain to you what the term actually means. Sterling silver is a metal type that contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of another metal. Due to the sturdy nature of this material, it has become a preferred alternative of pure silver. A number of esteemed ornament manufacturers have started using this material for making jewelries. If you like wearing white metal pieces that are priced reasonably, you can consider buying a few sterlings. However, before you begin your search for sterling pieces of highest quality, you must know how to identify the metal. This is important to ensure that the items you are buying are not made from any cheaper material. Read through the pointers below to know more.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Choosing The Right Bracelet For You

The world of fashion jewelry is mostly dominated by women as most jewelry items are specifically designed for them. However, bracelet is the one of the few jewelry items that caters to both men and women. Bracelets are articles that are worn around the wrist, mostly as a statement of style. There are several types of bracelets available in the market, and depending on your personality, complexion and build, you should choose the one that suits you. Apart from being a style statement, bracelets are used for several other purposes, such as identification of patients in a medical facility, or tags to denote a particular membership in an amusement park.
The bracelets for men and women differ in a lot of ways. While the bracelets for men are made mostly out of metals and rubber, the articles for women also includes glass, wood, and metals that are decorated with stones and other textures. These jewelry items have their own significance and legacy in different cultures. In India, women wear glass bracelets in groups of six to ten, which are more commonly known as bangles. Similarly, the Italian charm bracelets, which contain items such as pendants containing personal charms, have gained a lot of popularity in the recent past.

Monday, September 30, 2013

How to Keep Your Jewelery Looking New

When you first buy a piece of jewellery, whether it be a costume necklace or a precious gold ring, it's always bright with any stones untarnished and sparkling. But how do you keep it that way?
Well if you follow these top tips, your jewellery will stay beautiful:

1. Store your jewellery pieces apart so they don't get tangled- we love silk jewellery wraps for their functionality and touch of boudoir glamour.
2. Make sure your costume jewellery avoids contact with abrasive chemicals such as nail varnish, perfume and hairspray, as these can cause it to quickly tarnish or become discoloured.
3. Keep any pieces with precious or semi-precious stones way from direct sunlight to avoid fading. Nothing ruins a piece of jewellery like faded stones that were once bright and beautiful.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Can You Improve Your Appearance by Wearing Jewelery?

This is a question that some would agree with and many would disagree, but could it be a question of taste? If we look at this world we would notice that most people are seeking the most attractive and beautiful person to be their life partner. In that idea we could see that appearance would be a key factor in the choosing of a spouse. So with this in mind does jewelry affect appearance?

If we look at the way people look to improve themselves we see that some men would go to a gym and endure hard work outs with weights in order to gain large muscles. This could be in the hope to attract a beautiful attractive female. Like wise a woman would go to a gym to tone her figure and to get her body in good proportion in the hope of attracting a handsome healthy strong man to be her partner.

So with this in mind, could it be the case that having beautiful jewelery may also add to a persons appearance and allow that person to be attractive to the opposite sex.

If you look at people looking for a life partner, you could note that they visit certain places where they may attract the opposite sex. You see groups of either young men or groups of young women traveling on a Friday or Saturday night to a club or party. This ritual would appear to have the motive of attracting the opposite sex. For example you could see groups of men at local train stations wearing a smart pair of trousers and a smart shirt waiting for a train to take them into central London. You may also see groups of women dressed attractively traveling to similar venues.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Handmade Jewelery For Creative Fun

Handmade jewelery is not only likely to be an original piece of craftsmanship, but it can be every bit as professionally crafted as a store bought item. People have been adorning themselves with handcrafted items since the dawn of time, whether in the form of feathers, bits of bone or shells taken from the sea.

Today the savvy shopper can craft one-of-a-kind original handmade decorations with a wide variety of items. Beads have been a traditional favorite since time immemorial and now you can create a beautiful necklace or bracelet with beads made from every conceivable material. Ceramics, wood, metals like silver, gold and copper and even beads of stone or semi-precious gems can be used to create beautiful jewelery.

Early man may well have used woven yarns, plant fibres and sinews to create necklaces, but thanks to advancements in modern technology we have access to top quality products. Chains can be made of finely linked sterling silver, titanium, yellow, white and rose gold or leather thongs and woven yarns of superb quality.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Is the Jewelery You Wear a Matter of Taste?

If you look at the things that you wear you would notice that there are somethings that you love and other things that you feel are just OK. When it comes to your jewelery the matter could be about the same. If we look at the media they show various products that could make our lives more enjoyable and fulfilling. The better the advert the more we may consider that we need to purchase that item. So if the jewelery we have is a matter of taste, how do we develop that taste in the first place?

Life of your dreams

If you consider that in the many films that are watched you would see that the characters may be wear beautiful and wonderful jewelery. The life style of the characters could seem as those they are living the life of their dreams. So seeing these types of images on a regular basis could have the effect of the viewer wanting to live a similar life style. These movies could tend to portray people with great wealth as being very happy. Hence the viewer may at a sub-conscious level of the mind feel that if they had the things that the characters in the films have would cause the viewer to be also happy.

Is it all about how we think?

So is the jewels that we like just a matter of taste? It is interesting to consider where that taste is coming from. And it would be useful to understand how taste is developed. Because if you can develop a new taste then you could well be enjoying new things. When we come down to it, could everything all be just related to the mind? If you consider some thoughts make you feel good while other thoughts cause you to feel bad. So could what we really need is the ability to control our thoughts and our way of thinking. If we can change our life by the way that we think, then we could in theory be living the life of our dreams just by changing the way that we think. Some philosophers have suggested that by forming a clear picture of the life that we want to live could be the first step in imprinting the idea on our mind. If this is the case then you could begin to change your life by thinking on different things.

So think about the jewelery that you currently like. Now look back in your life to see where you first thought of that type of jewelry. It could be useful to consider what did you feel when you first saw that jewelry and who was wearing it. Could by looking at how you developed your taste allow you to develop and change your taste for different jewellery at will?


So perhaps the type of jewelry we wear is a matter of taste, but by the same token we may also be able to change our taste by virtue of changing the way that we think. And say if we change the things that we are influenced by, this could in turn change our taste. What are you views on this point? Do you feel that you can change your taste in jewelery by changing your thoughts and the things that influence you?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stun Loved Ones With Mesmerizing Diamond Jeweleries

Diamonds have always been in trend and fashion. Signifying woman's splendor, she feels complete after adorning diamond ornaments. Diamonds add extra glory to any material like gold, silver or platinum in which they are fixed. Diamond's shine is unmatchable and its aura have always attracted women.

If to impress a woman, diamond necklace set would make perfect gift. As adorning diamond necklace set, woman not only feel special but it is also way to impress other. There are many variety of diamond necklaces having stunning designs and styles which can worn to win many glances. The choice can range from thin and delicate string to elaborate and complex diamond sets.

Not just necklace studded with necklace but any jewelery with diamond can lighten up women's smile. Diamonds rings are very popular amongst women as they make them feel special. They are most precious, romantic and royal gifts to loved ones. Most women also hope for rings on their engagements, as this special day should be complimented with the very precious and elegant stone, diamonds. Diamond rings are also adored by men. As today one can meet up with galore of designs and styles both for men and women.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Powerful Ideas For Making Jewelery As a Small Home Business

You can specialize in earrings, rings, pins, pendants or with handbags and hats for example. Other powerful ideas for making jewelery as a small home business would certainly include your creativity and personal style. You will also come across several types of people and personalities and you will learn through them their tastes so you can design pieces that you know will sell. Find local distributors of accessories, leather, fabrics etc., through your yellow pages and on line resources and set up an account with them.

You will require creative talent and skills to design your jewelery and accessories. You will also need to develop marketing skills to showcase your product line. Not only will you have to make your products, you will also need to find ways to sell them.

Additional powerful ideas for making jewelery as a small home business would be to host home parties or sell your jewelery at flea markets, craft fairs and perhaps attaining the services of sales representatives. You can also attend gift trade shows in your area, you will learn so much through these shows. Call your local Chamber of Commerce and ask for their assistance, they can help with convention center contacts for trade shows and also they can assist in finding local accessory distributors. Also, read gift industry publications where you will find many conference listings and trade show information such as dates and cities where they are being hosted. You should perhaps attend a trade show and learn as much as you can by meeting with the exhibitors and asking as many questions as possible. Many of these trade show exhibitors have been in the business for many years, so any free consultation is an absolute bonus.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Give the Gift of Gold Jewelery to the One You Love

For all of us, special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and the holidays are times to celebrate our love for one another. There is no substitution for love, so if you are looking for a meaningful gift to give to the special person in your life, you cannot go wrong with the gift of gold jewelery.

Traditional gifts such as flowers, chocolate or clothing are of course thoughtful, but when you choose gold jewelry, you are giving a gift that lasts a lifetime and one that shows how deeply you care. The sparkling appearance of a new bracelet, ring or necklace made of gold causes the heart to skip a beat and brings a smile to the lips. Gold jewelery can be worn every day as a constant reminder of the love you share with one another.

Fine, gold jewelery is something that is so precious that pieces are often passed on to other family members from generation to generation. Gold never goes out of style and it only improves with age. One of the nicest things about gold jewelery is the fact that it is affordable. No matter how much money you have available to spend on gold, you can select from varying weights which are measured in carats. The most expensive type of gold is 24 carat gold as it is pure gold with no additives. 18 carat gold is probably the most popular for gold jewelry as it is a mix of 75 percent gold and 25 percent silver or copper.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Would You Buy Expensive Jewelery Online?

The percentage of jewelery consumers buying online has grown to 42 percent over the last 9 years, according to a recent study by JCK-Harrison Group. In 1999, just 3 percent of those questioned had bought online. However the study also revealed that buyers are still favouring the high street stores over online retailers by more than two to one, with 87 percent continuing to purchase this way. This reluctance to commit fully to shopping online for jewelery, despite huge savings of as much as 60 percent, is a result of several factors.

This is because the reduced prices are seen as tantamount to a lack of quality or authenticity, neither of which is accurate. Online jewelery stores are able to offer such discounts primarily because they do not have the overheads tied up with operating shops. They also work on lower profit margins because of the competitive nature of the Internet and assume profitability through sheer quantity of sales. This buying power gives them access to preferential rates from wholesalers which is why it is not uncommon to find literally thousands of pounds difference between a high street product and its' comparative online counterpart.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Class Or Bling? How Jewelery Can Win Friends And Influence People

We form an opinion about someone within the first tenth of a second of meeting them. Clothes, shoes, even jewelery, are picked up in the blink of an eye. Beyond the surface factors, come the next level of signals that are also vital to that first impression: body language, eye contact, and tone of voice etc. However, it's the way that these two elements work together that is the real key to making a good first impression; if the new shoes don't 'match' your smile, this will be (discretely) picked up.

It might seem like a lot of fuss about nothing, but the old adage 'first impressions do count' really is true. This is because of what's known as the 'halo' effect. In the mere moment that it takes for someone to form an impression about you there follows a ripple of associated ideas and opinions. For example, if they see you as outgoing, there will follow a perception that you are also confident, intelligent, reliable etc. Similarly, if you're perceived as flashy in that first flash, there follows a negative series of assumptions: dishonest, unreliable, argumentative etc. Armed with this information, it's not too difficult to learn how to use the 'halo' effect to your advantage and dazzle every new person that you meet.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

What to Look For in Jewelery Boxes

When a person purchases some jewelery they want to ensure that it is protected. However, protecting these can be a challenge for many people because they are not sure what to look for in jewelery boxes. When they do know what to look for, they can purchase the best box available to protect what for many, may be some of the most valuable items they own.

One thing that a person may want to look for is what type of material the box is made out of. The material that the box is made out of can be very important since it can help a person determine how protected the items are. Some of the materials that a person may find these can be made out of is going to be wood, plastic, or at times even metal.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Benefits of Wearing Rhinestone Jewelery

Wearing jewelery is something that many people enjoy wearing. However, a person needs to consider the benefits of wearing rhinestone jewelery. When they know about the benefits of wearing this a person can see that this is a type that they should be wearing this all the time.

A great benefit that a person can find is that these are very beautiful. Many people they purchase these items to wear because they are gorgeous. However, with these a person is not going to be disappointed because these are very beautiful items that they can wear at any time.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How to Shop For Diamond Jewelery

Are you wondering how shop for Diamond jewelery?? If yes then all you need to do is to learn about the basic criteria while buying diamonds. Whether you buy a diamond ring or pendant there are several basic criteria that need to be considered. You can now buy beautiful diamonds with confidence once you're done with the basics. The four basic criteria that are very essential while buying a diamond are cut, color, carat weight and clarity. You need to be familiar with these criteria's before you step into a diamond shop.

Cut is considered as one of the most important criteria while buying a diamond jewelery.Cut should not be confused with shape as it only refers to the outward appearance of the diamond. Cut refers to the reflective qualities that are unique to diamond. Cut can affect both the quality and property of diamond and hence it is essential to get diamond jewelery with proper cut. The cut of a particular diamond can be graded into different levels such as ideal, good, very good, fair and poor. A diamond with a good cut will reflect light from one side to the other.

Monday, June 3, 2013

What to Look For in Gemstone Jewelery

For many people they enjoy wearing jewelery for a wide variety of reasons. Some people may just head to the local store and purchase the first thing that they see, but they will want to know what to look for when they are getting gemstone jewelery. When they know what to look for a person can make a purchase that they are going to be very happy with.

One thing that a person should look for is the type of stone. The stone type can make a huge difference in how the piece is going to look, but it is also going to affect the price. Not only that knowing about the different types of stones could help a person in determining which one they want to choose to use.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Gold Jewelery Makes an Unbelievable Fashion Statement For Mankind

Gold has got to be very precious in today's turbulent financial system. Gold jewelery is the most popular kinds of jewelry that people collectively believe in possessing it. People from all over the world feel a sense of seemliness when they can possess a considerable amount of gold. Whether it is in the form of intricately made gold jewellery or gold bars and pendants, it creates a center of attention and has a unique value in the lives of human beings.

In the past, gold jewelery was worn only by the members of the upper class society. But during the period of industrialization people of lower social classes became able to afford not less than a gold wedding band. Today, people all over the world are wearing beautiful gold jewelery items that their ancestors would have never imagined of ever owning. In this changing lifestyle it has turned out to be the most loving fashionable item not only for female but also for male. Women love making gold jewellery, and wearing them on various occasions, and events, it has become most vital for a newly marrying girl in India and also outside. Women spend a lot of time concluding what sort of jewellery they want to buy, and whether it would go well with them. A lot of endeavor is put in the making of jewellery. It has also been a trend to present jewellery to our loved ones as a loving gift. It not only shows a symbol of eminence but also let everybody see how balanced we are. Gold is escalated far and wide, and is treasured among people. However, it is crucial to verify that a piece of gold jewelry is genuine.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Basics You Should Know Before Buying Gold Jewelery

All about gold Pure gold is what we call 24 karat gold, and is a bright yellow. It is also very, very soft- so soft in fact that it can be scratched using your fingernail. It is also expensive- selling now at a near high point of over $1000 US an ounce.

For the reasons above gold is almost never used in jewelery in its pure form. Apart from the bright yellow colour and the cost becoming astronomical very quickly, the fact that it is so soft does not lend itself to jewelery that will stand up to regular wear and tear.

Explaining karats 

Pure gold is melted and mixed or alloyed with other metals to help make it stronger. The amount of the other metals changes the karat. Gold that is equal parts pure gold and some other metal (a 50% blend) will be 12 karat gold- or 50% of 24 karat.

This is why different places have different laws as to what can legally be sold as gold. In most of Europe and Asia, you can old sell it as "gold" if it is more than 50% pure gold- so more than 12 karat. This is why 14karat is the most common gold available commercially in these places. It is hard enough to wear well, and mixed with enough other metals to bring down the price substantially. In North America is is common to find 10 karat gold which has, in reality, less than 50% gold content.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Convenience of the Traveling Leather Jewelery Box

Traveling while bringing along your jewelery can be a real test for women. In some incidents the only thing a women can do is to wear her jewelery the whole time while being away from home just so she doesn't lose it or find it all tangled up in the bottom of her luggage bag. Traveling with a lot of jewelry can make it easier for jewelry to become lost also. There is a solution to this problem though. It´s called a leather jewelery box.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Does Dressing in Nice Clothes and Jewelery Improve Health?

Health can be considered one of the most important aspects of life and one that affects all areas of life. But does the way a person dress affect their health, and can having nice clothes affect a person's health?

Well one thing I would say that being in a good state of mind could be seen as important. It has been said that positive thinking can go a long way in helping a person to recover from an illness.

The way a person thinks can have a great effect on the person's health, and it has been found that if a person thinks that they will recover from an illness they can tend to recover.

There have been many researches which link healthy thinking to good health. So is there a link between having good things like nice clothes, a pleasant environment. Does being surrounded by pleasant 
things and good things in life help a person's health.

If a person feels good by having nice clothes then based on what we looked at earlier, then there could be a positive effect on their health. So if having nice clothes can add to improving a person's state of health, does wearing jewelery also help a person to improve their health? I would not link good health directly to wearing jewelery, but I would say that if wearing it helps to allow a person to have a good feeling of well-being then it is useful.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Getting Creative With Vintage Jewelery

If you collect vintage jewelery or if you are thinking about starting a vintage jewelery collection, you need to read this now! Being a vintage clothing and accessory lover for many years I have amassed quite the collection of jewelery and over the years I have found that there are many different ways to get the most use out of my collection.

Personalizing any item of your clothing with vintage jewelery is a great way to completely individualize any outfit and it is especially great if you want to look different from everyone else and stay ahead in the style stakes.

The first great way to make the most of your accessories is to think outside the box. For example; that vintage brooch you own, instead of wearing it on your jacket, try pinning it on your hat or maybe use it to keep your scarf closed together.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Artificial Jewelery - Why is it in Fashion?

Recently artificial jewelery is a really popular type of women's accessory. Its popularity comes from many reasons. It matches many outfits and has many advantages.

Today jewelery doesn't have any special meaning than just to match the cloth and make a person look better. In the centuries it was made from different things. First it was made of materials that had its animal or plant origin like bones, teeth, skin or types of wood. While closer to our times materials that were used more likely were metal and gems and crystal.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Think Before You Shop for Cheap Jeweleries

Researches have suggested that cheap jeweleries can be a nightmare! Fashion frenzy crowd love to flaunt matching jeweleries to add oodles to the unique style statement. It really works, but not always. Many women wearing cheap fashion jeweleries complain about painful red swelling and blisters. Even accessories such as belt buckle may cause allergy to the sensitive skin.

The research community claims that the main reason behind the allergic reaction is the nickel content of the base alloy used for making these jeweleries. Nickel has an affinity for particular immune-system protein, which functions to detect harmful invaders. When nickel comes in contact with these proteins,  it identifies them as an infectious agent and triggers allergic reaction.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Inspirations of Jewelery Designing

Jewelery designing is an art of personal ornamentation. It is the study of arranging materials and objects for adornment of men & women.
Designing involves skill, creativity, & originality with an ability to visualize ideas observing, recording and analyzing from things around us. So whenever we design any piece of jewelery we need some inspiration that comes in mind through some sources. Design is a highly influenced by source of inspiration. what we see, feel, hear greatly influences are creativity & expression. By and large, the visual information obtained influences a design the most.

These major design sources are around us in abundance which can inspire oneself to design jewelery:

I. Natural sources:

These includes all god gifted nature, varieties of flora, fauna, insects, birds, animals, shells, trees & other forms of life. One can either duplicate or create abstracts. Abstraction consist of using part and piece of original forms and combining forms or altering them to create a new form.

Nature is an endless ocean of ideas. Observation & expression influenced by nature can result in interesting new forms & ideas. Natural sources are widely used in entire world. An expertly crafted piece of jewelery can capture forever the life-like qualities of an animal on the run, a bird in flight, blooming flowers, butterflies, insects or fish. Such jewelery remains a perennial favourite, never seeming to go out of style.

II. Man Made Sources:

These are innumerable things created by man. Drawing can be done by using ideas or motif from different kinds of fabrics, utensils, building, machinery, instruments etc. Working with these ideas or motifs gives you different experiences, a chance to discover something new through permutations & combinations Man made sources.

III. Historical Sources:

These are found from museums, historical monuments, libraries, sculptures, vases, calligraphy painting and ancient jewelery & other artifacts.

History has witnessed magnificent art periods like Medieval, Egyptian, Baroque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, etc that are rich in expression & inspiration. Fusion of conservative & contemporary ideas & re-interpretation of ancient art forms can give birth to a new & original style. All the recent Creativity is the blend of ancient with modern ideas.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Are You an Expert When It Comes to Jewelery?

To be an expert could mean that you know virtually everything about a subject, So how could you become an expert on jewelery and what do you currently know about jewelery? Well let's look at some ideas regarding jewelery. Jewelery could be seen as something that is highly valuable, something that has the ability to last. What types of jewelery exist? Jewelery tends to be things that are made of precious metals and precious stones.

If we think about some of the precious stones in existence today we could list things like diamonds, emeralds, topaz, rubies, Jasper's, Sapphires, pearls, quartz, to name but a few.

When people tend to think of jewels maybe the thought of wealth, abundance, could come to mind.

Let's look at the diamond. So what is a diamond well I would say it is a very hard compressed piece of carbon, there are other types of carbon for example coal, but coal is not compressed or hard as a diamond. Diamonds have been sought after for thousands of years and is used for various things. Diamonds have been used for industry as a very hard cutting material, and a means of investment. Many people would think of a diamond as part of jewelry.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tips on Finding the Right Place to Buy From the Plethora of Jewelery Stores

Jewelery is one of the best gifts to give a woman for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and especially during an engagement proposal. Although it is easy to purchase pieces of jewelery due to the proliferation of jewelery stores everywhere, you still have to take some precautions in choosing the right store since jewelers, especially the precious ones, are quite long lasting, and sometimes an investment.

If you are at a loss as to how to choose from the best stores in your area, and to ensure that you will be able to purchase a good quality piece of jewelery, here are some tips on how to assess:
  • Do a background customer reviews online check- the best way to do a background check is via the internet since it is the most accessible. Usually one way or another jewelery stores are listed on the internet and you can even find some comments on some sites. However, if the store that you are thinking about is not listed on the internet you can ask some of your friends if they have already purchased a product there.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tips on Purchasing Jewelery Online

With the advent of internet, there are now a lot of things that you can do online such as doing business and have customers from different countries. One of the most famous businesses on the internet is selling jewelery online. This makes it easier for those who want to purchase some pieces of jewelery for a special occasion or to give to someone but don't have the time to go to the jewelery stores and choose some fine pieces.

There are a few pros when purchasing jewelery online. First of all it will save you a lot of time. All you have to do is to connect to the internet and browse some websites that sell jewelery. And since it is the internet, you will have a lot of options to choose from. The best sites to deal with have excellent and up close pictures and you will be able to see it up close and personal solidifying your purchase of the jewelry and avoiding any disappointment once you receive the package. Again look for a quality site; if the website is already well-known and is of good reputation then purchasing jewelery online will not be a problem.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Online Jewelery Shopping

The process of purchasing products and services over the internet is called online shopping. The positive point of such a store is that it is available 24 hours of the day. It is a blessing in disguise for all those who have an access to the internet at work, at home or both. When you have to purchase from regular retail stores, you have to travel and need to take time off from work. Over and above you have to go within the stipulated working hours of the outlet. If you thought online shopping is available only for products like mobiles, computers, or home appliances, etc, then you are mistaken. Jewelery is a very important category now gaining momentum in online sales.

That's right, now you can even shop your jewelery online. Jewelery or accessories are one of the very important factors that help make a woman's clothing complete. Working women are already jam packed with work at office and then with daily chores at home. In this busy life, ladies find little or no time to shop for jewelery with complete content. They often have to hurry up or settle down for something that comes somewhere close to their expectations. Therefore online jewelery shopping is a boon to all women. Even for housewives who don't generally find time to check through various stores and choose the best option, online shopping comes as a boon.

Online you can surf through a wide variety of stores. Each store has a wide variety of options in it. All these can be viewed by sitting in one place. Apart from the wide variety, online shopping also lets you to compare their pricing at the same time.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How to Make Money With Jewelery

Why jewelery you may ask. Why is jewelery better than any other product to sell. Physical product that is. Maybe the best product to sell on line is an information product but the best product to sell otherwise has to be jewelery. Jewelery has one of the best profit mark ups of all products, especially wholesale to retail. Traditionally retailers get several hundred percent mark up with jewelery and I will show you just one one later where you can get much more.

Why is the profit margin so high with jewelery? Maybe it is because it is a popular target for shop lifters and kids who fancy a piece. It is much easier to pinch a piece of jewelery that a handbag or something larger. I had a tray of nice silver rings in a shop once and noticed one day about half a dozen plated, cheap fashion rings in amongst my silver. The kids had been coming in and changing their cheap rings for my silver ones. They are smart. One school girl had her open school bag at her feet while she was trying on rings and happened to let one drop straight in to her school bag. That is why so many stores now have signs out side saying no school bags allowed.

So anyway, with profits so high you can afford to lose an odd piece to shop lifters. That is fashion jewelery of course because you don't want to be losing any real jewelery pieces as they have cost you a lot. That brings us to styles of jewelery. Fashion jewelery is popular and always will be because people buy it for it's afford ability and today, some of the better made pieces are identical to their diamond and gold partners. So which do we sell. That depends of course on your market and how you intend to sell. Remember that if you go into real jewelery you will have to outlay a lot of money for stock although I am going to show you one place to buy real jewelery for about 10% of it's value.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Choosing Bridal Jewelery

As a bride, all eyes are on you and therefore it is important to ensure that your guests are looking at you for the right reasons, not because you have committed a bridal fashion faux pas. Bridal jewelery can make or break a bride's ensemble. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your wedding jewelery helps add the perfect finishing touch to your bridal attire.

1. Matching Jewelery to dress: It is important to purchase bridal jewelery once you have your dress. Just because you adore a particular necklace does not mean that it will work with your chosen dress. Your jewelery should compliment your overall look and not compete for attention. Whilst you may be more of a 'big statement piece' type of jewelery girl, more often than not more subtle designs work well for brides.

2. Matching detail: If your dress includes pearl detailing, then pearl accessories will work best. It is best to work on a theme to ensure that your whole ensemble works in harmony rather than clashes and competes for attention. Work with the detailing on your dress, shoes and veil, choosing jewelery that uses elements of it. Choosing a feature from your dress and carrying it through your accessories helps add cohesion to your overall look.

3. Consider your features and hairstyle: It is important to consider your natural features and how you will wear your hair when selecting jewelery, especially hair accessories and earrings. Big chandelier earrings might be lost if you are wearing your hair down, likewise a dainty headband might be too understated if you are having a big up do. You might love a choker, but have you got the neck to carry it off? Be honest about your features and show them off to their best with well chosen accessories.

4. Match necklace to neckline: When selecting a necklace, consider your dress' neckline. A sweetheart neckline works well with 'y' shaped or pendant necklaces. Rounded necklines are more suited to round necklaces. Watch the length of necklace and that it doesn't fall too low or too high.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Jewelery Gift Ideas For Your Girlfriend

If you're spending Valentines Day with your girlfriend, you're probably worried about what to get her as a gift. There are numerous options - flowers, perfumes, books and any number of things. However, the one gift that women generally appreciate the most on Valentines Day is jewelery. Not only do women like to wear jewelery to complete an outfit, they like jewelery because every time they wear it, they're reminded of you. In addition, a gift of jewelery is something they can easily show off to their friends.
If you'd like to buy your girlfriend jewelery for Valentines Day, the first thing you need to consider is your budget. You can buy elegant, costume jewelery for a few dollars, while gold and diamond jewelery usually costs a few thousand dollars.

Also consider your girlfriend's tastes. What kind of jewelery does she normally wear? Does she prefer earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings? Is her jewelery big and chunky, or is it thin and delicate? What kind of colors does she prefer? If you see her wearing pink or blue quite often, it's a safe bet to buy her jewelery in those colors. In addition, if she usually wears silver jewelery, she won't wear gold jewelery often even if you buy it for her.

Once you've identified your girlfriend's tastes and your budget, you need to think about what kind of jewelery you'll buy her. Most men like to avoid buying rings on Valentines Day, simply because a ring can be misinterpreted as being an engagement ring. Chains, lockets and earrings are generally much safer and easier to gift on Valentines Day.