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Swarovski Crystal Fairy

Swarovski Crystal Fairy

Once upon a time … of course an article about Rothenburg would have to start this way, considering how much the place reminds one of fairy tales … once upon a time, many German towns looked like this: cosy half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, all this surrounded by a wall with many towers. Unfortunately, many towns tore down their medieval fortifications to make way for progress. Not Rothenburg, though. In this former “Free Imperial City”, time seems to have stopped.

Rothenburg is located in southern Germany, about 110 miles southeast of Frankfurt. The old town is situated on a hill overlooking the Tauber river, and it is very compact. You can walk around the entire town in half a day, though you better bring comfortable shoes, as the cobblestones and the steps leading to the battlements can be hard to navigate, particularly in rainy weather.

The town became a “Free Imperial City” in the 13th century and developed into a major regional trading center. During the Thirty Years War (1618-48), it escaped being sacked by enemy troops, when ex-mayor Nusch accepted a challenge by the enemy general and downed almost a gallon of wine in a single draught, an event that is being re-enacted during a festival every spring.

You could say that all of Rothenburg is a time capsule, with numerous historical buildings at every corner, but some buildings stand out. There is the imposing townhall, St. Jacob’s church with its famous altar by Riemenschneider, and the Crime Museum, which documents ancient (and often barbaric) forms of punishment.

If you are travelling in Southern Germany, Rothenburg is an ideal destination for a day trip. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine and the excellent Franconian wine. A local dessert specialty are “snowballs”, made of deep-fried dough strips sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.

Summer is the main tourist season, and Rothenburg can get extremely crowded then, so it would be a good idea to go in spring or fall, even though the weather might be cool and rainy.

Pamela Bruce lives in Austin, TX. She is the owner of Love Beads Unlimited and sells the sterling silver and Swarovski crystal bead jewelry she designs and creates both in her eBay store (http://stores.ebay.com/LOVE-BEADS-UNLIMITED) and on her website at http://www.lovebeadsunlimited.com, where you can also download the free e-book “A Consumer’s Guide to Buying Bead Jewelry Online”.

Swarovski Crystal Fairy
Swarovski Crystal Fairy
Swarovski Crystal Fairy

Cell Phone Bling

Cell Phone Bling
Where can I find cell phone bling in Manhattan?

I just got a replacement phone and it’s hideous. I think I’m getting a Blackberry soon, so I won’t have this phone for very long and I think it would be fun to put a lot of “cell phone bling” a la Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City movie on my phone. I looked everywhere and can’t seem to find it. Body gems will work too, as I can just superglue them.

Does anyone know where I might be able to find this?

Thanks!

Claire’s have blings for phones.

Cell Phone Bling
Cell Phone Bling
Cell Phone Bling

Gold Rhinestone Belt

Gold Rhinestone Belt

Original rhinestones are rock crystals collected from the shores of the Rhine River in Austria. Duplicate rhinestones are made from glass, acrylics, paste, and gem quartz; they are relatively inexpensive. Belts for women are often studded with rhinestones, turquoise, and other semi-precious stones.

Rhinestone belts are considered exclusively designed fashion accessories for women. These belts are ideal for most dressy outfits and are usually studded with rhinestones. Rhinestones generally come with handcrafted work such as cut-glass crystals.

Belts used by women must hug either their hips or waists. So for the perfect fit, rhinestone belts would be a size bigger than the waist size. Rhinestone belt buckles come in different sizes and shapes such as simple plastic, ornamental, novelty, western, and rhinestone-studded ones. Belts for women are basically ornamental. Rhinestone belts are fancier and available in a wider range of designs and styles than those for men. They are available in leather, plastic loops, plastic strips, and reptile or animal skins. There are many types of expensive women’s belts such as custom-made belts and those studded with diamonds, gold, or silver. Ladies western belts are made of reptile skins with chain models and have rhinestones or turquoise on them.

Ladies leather belts make use of materials such as cloth and lace. Custom-made rhinestone belts are manufactured on order and are expensive compared to the regular rhinestone belts available on the market. These belts are unique in style and design. Rhinestone, diamond, gold, or silver-studded buckles can make a lot of difference to a plain leather or cloth belt. Rhinestone belts are adjustable belts and can also be made to a specific size upon request. These belts provide the option for a cell phone or other small items to be attached.

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Gold Rhinestone Belt
Gold Rhinestone Belt
Gold Rhinestone Belt

Rhinestone Pink

Most little girls go through a big princess phase where everything they seem to like is centered around different princess themes. This typically happens between the ages of 3-5 years of age. This article will give you the steps to give your daughter a great princess themed birthday party that she will never forget but also will not break your budget. It will have everything from the hot pink decorations, to the make your own princess rhinestone tiaras station, to the princess themed food to the guests goody bag items including rhinestone chokers for the little princesses to wear home.

Once you have the date picked out be sure to set a good time for this preschool age group. Typically late morning leading into lunch is the best time and no longer than two hours too for the party. Most little princesses require everything to be pink and sparkly and this can be done inexpensively with a lot of crepe tissue rolls and pink balloons everywhere. Much more than that is really a waste for this age group. A fun idea is to paint a huge castle on butcher block paper and hang it near the front door. Have all of the guests arrive in their princess costumes and get a Polaroid picture in front of the castle when they arrive with the birthday girl.

The key to a successful birthday party for younger kids is to keep them busy and entertained the whole time with short activities that flow right from one to another. The next idea is to have the princess guests go to the craft of making their own tiara. Have precut out poster board crowns already made where the girls can glue on jewels and rhinestones to make it their own.

Then follow that activity with a more physically active one to get some of the energy out. Simple games like Duck, Duck goose are popular but use different words like princess and wand instead. Another fun idea is to have a princess parade with the princesses riding on stick ponies around the yard. After this it is time for them to decorate a cardboard frame that will have their Polaroid photo in it. Crayons in sparkly colors are easy and fun for them to use as well as some pink feathers to glue on the frame.

Now it is time for lunch. Stick to the princess and pink theme by serving little sandwiches cut own like crowns and pink animal crackers as well as pink watermelon and pink juice. This will be followed by the birthday cake which also could be pink served with individual strawberry sundae cups of ice cream.

Hopefully after all of the games, crafts and food the party goers will be pleasantly tired out and have enjoyed the princess party. Along with their princess tiara and framed photo that they decorated, give them a little princess rhinestone choker necklace that they can wear home and add to their dress up collection.

Chuck R. Stewart and his daughters noticed the beautiful rhinestone tiaras and the rhinestone chokers worn by the pageant winners on TV.

Rhinestone Pink
Rhinestone Pink
Rhinestone Pink

Bling Crystal Loose

Bling Crystal Loose

Diamonds are one of the most valued gems found on earth. A diamond is a crystal made up of 99.95 percent pure carbon atoms arranged in an isometric, or cubic, crystal layout. It is this unique arrangement of the carbon atoms that makes diamonds look and behave differently from other pure carbon minerals such as graphite (the soft black material used to make pencils). Diamonds are carried to the surface by kimberlite, pipes which form in certain types of volcanoes. The Greek word for diamond means “unconquerable.” This is because diamonds are the hardest substance on earth. But because they have grain, they can be chipped into smaller sizes and into the desired cut, if struck properly. However, only a diamond can cut another diamond. Eighty percent of the world’s diamonds are not suitable for jewelry.

A good cut gives a diamond its brilliance. The angles and finish of any diamond are what determine its ability to handle light. The ideal cut for a particular diamond is one that maximizes its brilliance. The biggest loose rough diamond ever discovered is the Cullinan Diamond found in South Africa. It is 3,106 carats. The usual round diamond possesses 58 facets—33 on the top (crown) and 25 on the bottom (pavillion). A facet is the smooth, flat face on the diamond’s surface. This allows light to enter a diamond and reflect off its surface at different angles, creating the wonderful play of color and light for which diamonds are famous. The shape, quantity, and arrangement of these facets will differ slightly among other fancy shapes which include round, princess, emerald, asscher, marquise, oval, radiant, heart, pear and cushion.

For the person who finds joy in possessing one of the greatest luxuries that money can buy, high-quality diamonds are ideal for the utmost satisfaction.

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Bling Crystal Loose
Bling Crystal Loose
Bling Crystal Loose

Womens Diamond Earring

Womens Diamond Earring

“A diamond is forever,” as the old saying goes. The late actress Marilyn Monroe said it best: “a diamond is a girl’s best friend.” So much tribute has been paid to the everlasting glory of the diamond, which is among the most valuable (and expensive!) precious stones in existence. Is it any wonder then that diamond jewelry is so fashionable? Diamond earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets – many of these are regarded as works of art.

The diamond is the most unadulterated of all the gemstones composed of a single pure element. It is also the hardest transparent substance that exists. It is for this that the diamond stands as a symbol of strength, purity of spirit, and even physical chastity.

Diamond earrings first reached the height of fashion in Europe in the 18th century, just before the Renaissance era. To this day many people, even men, wear diamond earrings as a classy adornment. George Michael and Prince are only two of the many male celebrities who have been known to use diamonds as ear decorations. From time to time, David Beckham of soccer fame sports the odd diamond earring worth around $12,300.

Diamonds emphasize superiority and endurance. Unlike pearls they do not trap light, but reflect them — projecting not just a glow, but a finely subtle ray of light upon the bearer’s features. The light reflected by a diamond earring is often caught in the wearer’s eye, hence you might notice a crafty sparkle in the eyes of women who wear finely-cut genuine diamond earrings.

Primarily, a diamond is graded by its 4 CÂ’s: the cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. These characteristics are taken into consideration in the crafting of the finest diamond earrings. Take these factors into consideration when picking out diamond jewelry.

Diamond earrings make the best gifts for loved ones who have an eye for quality, and deserve only the best in life. These accessories speak of the wearerÂ’s high-class taste and love for things of beauty.

Sam Serio is an Internet Marketer, musician and a writer on the subject of jewelry and gemstones. For more information on jewelry and gemstones, we cordially invite you to visit http://www.morninglightjewelry.com to pick up your FREE copy of “How To Buy Jewelry And Gemstones Without Being Ripped Off.” This concise, informative special report reveals almost everything you ever wanted to know about jewelry and gemstones, but were afraid to ask. Get your FREE report at http://www.morninglightjewelry.com.

Womens Diamond Earring
Womens Diamond Earring
Womens Diamond Earring

Real Diamond Solid

Real Diamond Solid

Buying a diamond necklace is an exciting experience! Did you know that there are many different ways to make your diamond appear larger than it actually is? The diamondÂ’s shape, cut and setting all have a very important impact on its apparent size. If you’re getting ready to purchase a diamond, here are some great tips that you can use that will make your diamond appear larger than its true carat weight! Consider purchasing elongated shapes such as marquise, oval or pear. These are considered to be fancy- shaped diamonds and usually look larger than round diamonds of equal weight. A diamond pendant will look simply stunning in one of those shapes!

By choosing a pavé setting, it looks like a continuous surface of diamonds and is actually made up of several small diamonds set side-by-side into little holes. The surfaces of the smaller diamonds are nearly level with the setting. To hold the diamonds in place tiny beads are crafted from the surrounding metal. Since it is different to distinguish individual stones, the setting makes you think the diamond necklace has larger or more diamonds than it truly does! Remember that intricate pavé settings can be very expensive and sometimes it can be even cheaper to buy a larger diamond. Another great idea is to consider having your diamond pendant done in an illusion setting. It is mounted to a mirror-like plate before the setting is done. You will be amazed at how this increases its brilliance and gives it the illusion of being larger than it actually is! Keep in mind, though, that the illusion setting is more difficult to repair.

Choose a setting with side stones, as small diamonds set into a band on either side of the center stone will make the focal point of the diamond look larger and give your diamond pendant or ring more pizzazz! Choosing a diamond that has a bezel setting with a rim that totally encircles the stone is another good way. Have your diamond necklace or ring set in white gold or platinum as it will enhance a white diamond and make it appear larger than it actually is. If you have the setting done in a yellow gold bezel, it can throw a yellowish tint onto the back of diamond. And finally, if you select diamonds that are cut shallow, they will appear larger than the same size stones with a more proportional cut. Remember though, that which you gain in size, you will lose in brilliance. When the light travels through the shallow cut it tends to go into the back instead of bouncing off the sides of the stone and back into your vision!

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Real Diamond Solid
Real Diamond Solid
Real Diamond Solid