Jewelry

Personal Jewelry

Personal jewelry is the hottest trend in jewelry today. What qualifies as personal jewelry is something deeply intimate. A functioning locket, ring or some jewelry with a secret compartment to hold something personal; something inscribed with a personal message or special date qualifies as personal jewelry.

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Victorian and Vintage

Victorian and vintage (the double “V”) are inspiring fall fashion in clothing and jewelry. You’ll see it in lace, high-collars, brocade and ruffles in clothes and brooches, lockets, cameos and crystals in jewelry.

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Travel Jewelry Essentials

Travel jewelry does not take up a lot of space in your luggage but will allow you to add style and variety to your travel clothing. The #1 rule when picking out jewelry to bring with you on vacation or a business trip is never, never bring anything valuable or that has a sentimental attachment. In other words leave everything at home that you would not like to lose.

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Choose the Best Earrings for You

A lot can be learned through trial and error when it comes to choosing earrings. The true test is checking the mirror to see how they look on you with the outfit you are wearing. To find the best earrings for you It is important to determine your face shape.

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Handmade Silver Jewelry

Handmade Silver Jewelry is fine silver jewelry made by artisans of the Koumama family. Once a nomadic tribe, today the Koumama family lives in Agadez, a historic city in Northern Niger. They are famous for creating unique, high-quality, fine silver jewelry using only simple hand tools and traditional Tuareg methods passed down for 25 generations. The goal of this tribe is to preserve the art of the Tuareg and create sustainable jobs for the silversmiths.

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Sculptured Gemstones

Wearable art, miniature sculptures, and one of a kind jewelry are all terms used to describe sculptured gemstones. Stones used in these designs can be jade, turquoise, opal, rose quartz, mother of pearl, aquamarines, tourmaline’s, etc.

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Jade Stone of Royalty

Jade is a stone of royalty. Jade jewelry has traditionally been a prized possession. It is a fine beautiful semi-precious stone, symbolizing perfection, constancy and immortality. Jade became associated with royalty and high status because it was worn by the nobility.

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Gemstones: Miraculous and Mysterious

Gemstones are all different. A gemstone is a mineral rock or petrified material that when cut or faceted and polished can be used in jewelry or is a collectible. Others are organic. Some are too fragile to be used in jewelry, but can be seen on display in museums. The most important attribute of gemstones is their appearance. Gemstones are all different.

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MATCHY, MATCHY OR NOT!

Matchy, matchy or not! In my showroom, Moxie, at the San Francisco Gift Center, those two philosophies are embodied in my showroom manager, Silvia Cuadra, a very stylish Latina fashionista, and myself -with a bit edgier outlook on the fashion game.

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How to Care For Your Jewelry

Jewelry is one of our most intimate and cherished accessories. An elegant pair of pearl and platinum earrings, for example, makes an individual statement, nestled against the skin and resplendent in lustrous light. Yet, according to experts at the nonprofit GIA, chemicals found in everyday substances like hairspray, lotions, perfumes, or other cosmetics can permanently damage the nacre of your dazzling pearl, and can corrode the alloys in that shiny setting.

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