Friday, December 23, 2011

Any Time Is a Good Time for Women's Jewelry Boxes

Women like receiving special gifts on special occasions; that's what makes them special. The fact that somebody is thinking of you enough to get you just the thing you've been dreaming of. Some special occasions call for certain types of gifts, but no matter what special occasion is on its way, women are virtually always happy to receive jewelry boxes as gifts. You'll have several opportunities throughout the year to give her the gift of a jewelry box, the gift that will knock her socks off. That way, if you miss one, you can catch the next one (although hopefully you won't miss the next one). There are so many to choose from, such as leather jewelry cases, wooden jewelry boxes and travel jewelry cases. The next choice you'll have to make is which to surprise her with it.

Valentine's Day: This is the first opportunity you'll have in the year to make a special woman in your life very happy. It's possibly the most romantic day of the year and many gifts will be given to women at that time. Jewelry boxes are in high demand then, and with good reason. They are one of the most romantic and thoughtful gifts you can get for women, so it's hard to go wrong with one. You may have been giving her lockets and earrings on previous Valentine's Days, so getting her a place to keep all of these gifts would be a very thoughtful gesture.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sterling Memorial Jewelry - Do You Know How to Care for It?

The usage of silver in jewelry making started from time immemorial when there was a time when it was quite difficult to find pure silver. However, the exploration of silver in western hemisphere played a pivotal role in increasing the supply of this metal. As a result, silver was mined and massively used by people all over the world. Pure silver is quite soft and it is impossible to create some nice and durable jewelry from it. Therefore it is usually mixed up with other metals and this is how its strength is enhanced. The most famous silver mixture is called sterling silver and is primarily used in making sterling memorial jewelry.

The sterling memorial jewelry is in high demand these days because they are quite easy to keep. You can increase the life span of your sterling memorial jewelry by following some easy guidelines. All you need to do is to keep it sparkling and tarnish free. The products that are used in the cleaning process are readily available from the market and are commonly used by the silversmiths. If you are unable to find it in the local market, you can seek assistance from any reputable jeweler and he will recommend the shop to you.

For cleaning sterling memorial jewelry, you should use nothing but a soft hundred percent cotton cloth or flannel and try to rub off the dirt gently. You must keep it in mind that silver is a very soft material and you can scratch it if you are not careful when rubbing. You are not supposed to rub it briskly. A soft brush, usually baby's toothbrush can also be used for the cleaning purpose. For best results, it is better to avoid using polyester, coarse fabrics or even paper because they generally contain synthetics or wood fibers that can easily cause tiny scratches on the sterling memorial jewelry. Similarly, dirt left over from the last cleaning session can also scratch the surface therefore you need to be extra cautious in this regard.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Taking Good Care Of Your Sapphire and Diamond Jewelry

When you buy sapphires and diamonds you hope to pass them down to your children or grandchildren some day. So to do this you need to be sure and take proper care of your jewelry throughout the years so that you and your descendent will be able to enjoy their celebrated beauty.

Just like most everything else that you own, your sapphire and diamond jewelry will need periodic cleaning and grooming in order to keep it at its best. Below are some practical care tips collected over time from jewelry owners.

Dirt and Oils

Clean jewelry, especially diamonds and gemstones, show more fire and brilliance. Jewelry smudged, dirty or covered with grim will lessen the beauty of the jewelry.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Is There Really Healing Jewelry?

For some people, the idea that some jewelry pieces have healing power and can protect its wearer may seem preposterous. However, this belief is not what the modern-day practitioners came up with. After all, talismans and amulets have been in use since the early days. And even if you do not intend to, you may have been using jewelry and are being cleansed and healed without ever knowing it.

Some kinds of gemstones used in crafting jewelry really do have healing effects. The cabochon stones, for example, are used in crystal healing. A cabochon is any gemstone cut in such a way as to form it into an oval shape with flat bottom. This shape makes the cabochon fit into any jewelry design. In healing procedure, you may either wear a jewelry with this stone, or place it in specific parts of your body. The purpose of this is to cleanse your body of negative energy for overall balance. It is believed that regular use or wearing of cabochon can heal the body of various disorders or diseases.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What Is a Cocktail Ring?

Once a popular accessory reserved only for more formal occasions, cocktail rings are given their name for the cocktail parties at which they originally made their appearances. Originating during Prohibition, the ring quickly became a statement of style in the 1940's and 1950's. They are typically very large in size and comprised of either one oversized stone complimented by smaller stones or several smaller stones made up into a design such as an animal or flower.

Made of precious, semi-precious or synthetic stones, cocktail rings come in an array of shapes and colors all meant to attract attention. Rings made of precious stones may be extremely expensive and hard to find today. Many antique cocktail rings feature elaborate metalworking and large center stones. Popular center stones included opals, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, pearls and sapphires. These are incredibly beautiful pieces, but they are typically priced above the average consumer's jewelry budget.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Choosing The Best Gemstone Beads For Your Jewelry Project

Gemstones, also called gems, precious stones and semi-precious stones, are pieces of attractive minerals. They are cut and polished and used in making jewelry and adornment. Many gemstones are hard, and there are also some soft ones that are also considered in jewelry making because of their physical properties and luster that bring aesthetic value to the finished product.

Beaded jewelry, especially those made of precious and semi-precious stones, are adoring to look at and wear. Most people love to create their own jewelry pieces using gemstones, but sometimes they become overwhelmed by the vast range of choices available. You know this should not be the case, because choosing the right kind of gemstone beads is a task which is simpler than you think it to be.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Your Jewelry Business' Sales, Production and Storage Areas

All jewelry makers and designers are spending most of their working time in their workshop or bead studio. This is also called their production area. The set up and design of your production area can greatly contribute to your self satisfaction of producing your crafts in it.

The number one rule of any business is maintaining low overhead, and this is especially true when you are just beginning your jewelry making business. Operating your business from home will not only help you save some money. It can also free you from having a long list of liabilities and signing a lease long term. You also save commuting time and expenses.

When planning your production and work area there are some factors to consider. Some are the following:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Polishing Your Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling silver jewelry will always appeal to people regardless of age and gender. This type of jewelry is available at an affordable rate and comes in so many designs that you can collect them with every budget and style.

Not only women are using this kind of jewelry. Today, even men are wearing this jewelry as a means of self expression. It's popular because it can flatter any skin tone, it's appropriate for every occasion and its classic - silver pieces don't run out of style. Plus, you can always wear them for every occasion and still look great.

Knowing how to keep your sterling silver jewelry bright is necessary for everyone who owns these kinds of trinkets. Remember, dirty sterling silver rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets can take style away from even the trendiest outfits.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Clip On Earrings for All Occasions

Clip on earrings exist in a huge variety of styles, finishes and colours. They are a great way to accessorise your outfit no matter what the occasion. For somebody that already has pierced ears, the clip on earrings are a good solution in order to protect the ear hole. Even though it can sometimes be problematic to choose something like that, you can purchase the right pair of earrings for you.

You should first decide what kind of earrings you need for an event with some time in advance. Look at your existing collection and find out what is missing. Perhaps you need gemstones to match a special necklace, coloured earrings for a casual outfit or silver or gold earrings for all occasions. This will help you to do a list that will make you avoid buying earrings that you don't really need.