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Carats Diamond Engagement

Carats Diamond Engagement

Natural diamonds are dear. But it’s the most appropriate gift the beau can give to his beloved fiancé. Time and again, it has always been a universal part of the matrimonial custom to give a 1 carat diamond ring during a marriage proposal. It is a perfect gift for the suitor to express his intentions of tying the knot and a definite symbol of eternity – - of enduring love and affection.

Expressing love through ring though can sometimes be an expensive thing to do so that is where your creativity comes in. You don’t need to be too grand with carats when it comes to choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring and then spend much money for it to please a woman.

Settle for the 1 carat diamond engagement ring and you can have a lot of choices of styles to find that perfect ring suited for your loved one.

These type of diamond rings are available in different designs and for sure, one of them would make a perfect fit for your fiancé and will surely be appreciated. The design will vary on the shape of the diamond. You may also take a look at the cut and how clear it is.

Also, do not base your buying of the engagement ring on the size of the diamond alone. 1 carat diamond engagement ring is enough already to cover the beauty, elegance and expensive characteristics of an engagement ring that every woman dreams of having.

But then, if you are really after the size, then strategically choose the one that would appear big, like the marquise or the pear type of engagement ring. You may also consider the accents around the diamond and the ones on the band. Also, white gold or the platinum engagement ring will also support and accentuate the beauty and the shine of the diamond engagement ring.

The gist of choosing this diamond ring is to be practical and at the same time, find a design that will emphasize the beauty of the ring. After all, simplicity is always the key to elegance and it should not be expensive.

Now just think of how you can give that 1 carat diamond engagement ring you have finally chosen for your fiancé and propose. Now that should be romantic and grand!

About the author :
Alice Sy has been a jewelry and watch wholesaler and retailer since 1993. Tap into her 15 years of expertise by visiting her online store which contains the widest selection of 1 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring and Mens Seiko Watches.

Carats Diamond Engagement
Carats Diamond Engagement
Carats Diamond Engagement

Diamond Art Deco

Diamond Art Deco
white gold art deco ring with no hallmarks??(expensive)?

hi, my sister has just bought a white gold,old art deco ring, (with small diamonds and a small sapphire).. she got it from a exclusive jewellers, (she had just got a inheritance, and she choose this ring as a keepsake) she paid a LOT of money for it!!
my concern is that there is not any hallmarks on it, but I thought by law there had to be hallmarks, was this law in place in the art deco period? (1915-1935- ish) she does have a valuation certificate, but am i just being overly suspicious??.. she can’t afford to be ripped off for that kind of money..
I have (tentatively) advised her she needs to get it independently valued, (insurance purposes) but can anyone put my mind at rest please?
thanks x

There are a few reasons it may not have a mark:
it could have worn away
the ring could have been made smaller and sometimes not brilliant repairs can obliterate the mark
Are you sure its white gold? Platinum (more valuable) would have been a popular choice for the Deco period. Platinum would not have been hallmarked at that time, not until 1975 (UK)
It may have been made abroad and although it should have been hallmarked if imported it may have been bought by a person not a jeweller ad entered the country that way
(Always remember that reselling jewellery never gets half the shop price )
If she loves it, try and love it too, it will make her happy

Diamond Art Deco
Diamond Art Deco
Diamond Art Deco

Cameo Austrian Crystal

Cameo Austrian Crystal

Everyone has heard of Swarovski’s Austrian Crystal, but what, exactly is Czech crystal glass? Czech crystal is a glass that is made in present-day Czechoslovakia, or the Czech Republic. Czech crystal is in fact, much older in origin than Swarovski’s. Prior to the formation of the country of Czechoslovakia, the entire region was known as Bohemia. In that region, the products made there were known as Bohemian crystal, or Bohemian glass. This is the crystal that all of our grandparents used to collect and is still used in jewelry and collectible items today.

Glass has been made in the Czech region since the early Bronze Age. At that time, the area was primarily occupied by the Celts. The glass-making tradition continued through to the Benedictine Monks, who used it to produce religious items such as drinking glasses adorned with beads, rosaries, and adornments in cathedrals. Special intricate engraving and cutting started in the 16th century under Emperor Rudolph II. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the popularity of Czech crystal and glass surpassed even that of the Venetians! This lasted until World War II, which pretty much wiped the area’s production and popularity until very recent times.

The main difference between Czech crystal beads and Swarovski’s Crystal beads, is the lead content. Czechoslavkia’s products are, in fact, just cut glass. The Czechs do not use lead in the production of their beads, they just cut the beads in so many facets that they sparkle naturally! Best of all, their lead-free products are suitable for use in the new CPSIA Jewelry Laws for Children!

Hollie Rougeaux Souza, owner and jewelry designer for http://www.bebeclaire.com, a Jewelery and Accessories Boutique for Baby, Child, and Adult. Specializing in mother bracelets, baby name bracelets, Wedding and Bridal jewelry, sterling silver, Swarovski and Czech crystal jewelry, 14kt gold accent jewelry, and custom silver items.

Cameo Austrian Crystal
Cameo Austrian Crystal
Cameo Austrian Crystal

Crystal Ball Bridal

Crystal Ball Bridal

The plans have all been made and everyone is crossing their fingers that all will go as planned on the big day. Anytime before the wedding, from a few months to a few weeks, is an acceptable time to have the bridal shower. Typically the shower used to be for the bride and her female relatives and friends, however now there are ‘Jack and Jill’ showers that both the bride and groom along with their male and female relatives and friends can attend. The shower can be held at the home of a friend or relative or it can be in a restaurant. Basically anywhere that accommodates the number of people who are invited. Showers are typically given by a close friend of the family or co-workers or the bridesmaids. It is a time to relax, have fun, and forget the wedding jitters for a little while.

Their are games to play and refreshments are served. One quite popular game that is loads of fun is splitting the guests into groups of three, giving each team 4 rolls of white toilet paper, and choosing one of the three to be the bride. The groups are then given 20 minutes to design a wedding dress by wrapping the toilet tissue on the bride after which they are judged by the guests as to which one is the best. The best bride and her team win a prize. Another popular game is to have the guests fill out a paper with their wedding date [birth date if unmarried] as they arrive. The person with the date closest to the bride and groomÂ’s wedding date wins.

Another variation of a shower that is quite popular is a lingerie party where all the guests bring the bride an item of lingerie. There is also a stripper who shows up during the party. This party is the counterpart to the menÂ’s stag party. It can be held at a bar or at the home of whomever is sponsoring the shower. Or perhaps the party where everyone brings a bottle of wine and the game is truth or dare. This party is quite popular today as the trends from the traditional bridal shower have changed somewhat during the last several years.

Regardless of which type of bridal shower is given the basic purpose remains the same. This shower is to present the bride and groom with items that they can use in the start of their new life together. Very few brides and grooms have the means to go out and totally furnish a home with every single item that they need to set up housekeeping. So as a gesture of love and friendship to the soon-to-be-married couple friends and family look forward to the bridal shower to help start the couple on their way to building a life together.

Yolanda is the owner of Yolandas Wedding Favors. She sells many different types of wedding favors such as, love glass coasters, two peas in a pod salt and pepper shakers and many many more. Yolandas Wedding Favors also carries many different elegant wedding favors and wedding gifts such as crystal ball bottle stoppers, personalized hip flasks, personalized spa robes and much more.

Crystal Ball Bridal
Crystal Ball Bridal
Crystal Ball Bridal

Solitaire Diamond Necklace

Solitaire Diamond Necklace
Can I wear a solitaire necklace with chandelier earings?

It’s for my wedding. My mom is having the diamond from her first wedding ring made into a necklace for me, and I’d like a simple solitaire so that i can wear it all the time… but stud earings would be too plain with my hair up and everything. Would it look funny is i were to wear big earrings?

My other option is to have the necklace made into a tiffany-style like this: http://www.evesaddiction.com/nlz10119.html
But, all the other stones would have to be CZ and then simple 3 stone drop earings (also CZ).

So… Should I go with simple on the necklace and get more extravagant earings?

Heres my dress: http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c367/aanule/Weddingdresses008.jpg

And my hair is going to be up…
Maybe some earings like this?

http://www.evesaddiction.com/erz10270.html

Or these…

http://www.evesaddiction.com/erz10294.html

Since I am one of those people who likes to do “fashionable” things to suit myself and not others, I would say go ahead with the simple solitaire and wear chandelier earrings if you want. It sounds beautiful, and you will be more likely to wear the simple solitaire again for other occasions as well.

I did check out different settings, and the Bezel looked very nice, and more resilient too, which as a Mommy to 4 with another on the way, I can assure you, resiliency is important for anything that is special to you. I imagine something like your mother’s diamond would hold some sentiment for you.

The neckline and waist of your dress are well embellished and I think to over do the necklace might come off as a little gaudy, which I don’t think is your style considering the apparent elegant simplicity of the dress design (what I can see of it) and your taste in jewelry to go with it.

Keep in mind that diamonds and cubic zarconia have a different sparkle to them. It may be hard to “match” them “perfectly” anyway. If you can, try them on together to see which look and FEEL best to you. That is most likely the best way to know for sure if you can pull it off. If you aren’t comfortable with it, it probably won’t work, and studded earings could look just as nice with a pretty up-do.

I hope this helps you.

Solitaire Diamond Necklace
Solitaire Diamond Necklace
Solitaire Diamond Necklace

Swarovski Crystal Choker

Swarovski Crystal Choker

Spring and summer are the most popular times of year for weddings. That being said, early spring to early summer are the most popular times for brides to select their own bridal jewelry and their bridesmaids bridal jewelry. The bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses have been already ordered months ago and are now arriving for final fittings, shoe selections, accessories and that all important final touch – bridal and bridesmaid jewelry selections.

Because the selection of your bridesmaidÂ’s jewelry is an important one, here are a few items to take into consideration when making these selections. Firstly, what style of wedding are you having? Will it be at a grand ballroom or historical site? Or is your style in a garden in the afternoon? The style of bridal jewelry and bridesmaid jewelry you select should coordinate with the style of your wedding. If your wedding is very formal, maybe a chunky Swarovski crystal choker would be appropriate. If your wedding is more casual or garden style, maybe a drop style necklace and simple earrings are more appropriate. So, depending upon what your wedding style is, your bridal jewelry and bridesmaid jewelry should flow with that style.

The second factor to consider is your wedding theme and color. Sometimes, just the wedding color is enough to make the selection, but themed weddings are very popular and if you look, you will find bridal jewelry and bridesmaid jewelry that coordinates with that theme. For instance, if you were planning on having a casual but still very elegant style of wedding on a beach, there are many styles of beach bridal jewelry and beach bridesmaid jewelry that are beautiful and elegant at the same time. From shell necklaces adorned with crystals, to mother of pearl earrings, necklaces and bracelets that match, there are many selections available online and at specialty bridal boutiques. For another example, if you were going to get married in or at a vineyard, grapes may be a theme for your wedding. If you search on the internet for bridesmaid and bridal jewelry, you will find that there are tiaras, necklaces and earrings that have beautiful purple Swarovski crystal pearls that are designed to look like tiny grapes. Although these may not be typical ideas for wedding jewelry, they are examples of how to elegantly bring your theme into your bridal and bridesmaid jewelry.

The color of your wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses is an obvious and great way to assist you in selecting your bridal jewelry and bridesmaid jewelry. Whether you have a color combination or one color theme for your wedding, you can find bridal and bridesmaid jewelry that can be customized to suit your specific needs. With so many Swarovski pearl and crystal color combinations available, and new colors being created all of the time, you can select your pearl and crystal colors custom at many bridal jewelry stores online.

The third method of selecting your bridal and bridesmaid jewelry would be the style of gown you and your bridesmaids are wearing. In particular you want to pay attention to the neckline and any embellishments that are included on the bridal gowns and attendants dresses. If there are pearls or crystals or rhinestones on your gown or your bridesmaids gowns, use that to choose your bridal jewelry and bridesmaid jewelry. If there are only pearls on your bridal gown, you probably want to stick with pearls, likewise with crystals. If you have combination pearl and crystal, finding bridal jewelry to match would be ideal – having the crystals and pearls incorporated into your bridal jewelry.

The neckline of your gown can also help determine the style of necklace you wear for your wedding day. If you have a plunging neckline, a long drop style necklace would work nicely in accenting the gown. If you have a halter top the best necklace selections are drop necklaces, pendant necklaces and lariats. If you have a scoop neck or strapless top gown, a choker necklace looks stunning, y drop necklaces are also popular with style, as well as lariats and back dangle necklaces. Use your gowns as methods of judging what style of bridal jewelry and bridesmaid jewelry you will wear.

Whether you select your bridal and bridesmaid jewelry based on the style of wedding you have or the color of your wedding, select bridal jewelry that makes you feel beautiful. Listen to your inner bridesÂ’ style to find the bridal jewelry that makes you feel like the princess for the day. You have been dreaming of your wedding day for so long, use your own style and heart to select your bridal jewelry and the bridesmaid jewelry your closest friends will wear. Have a wonderful day and Congratulations!

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Swarovski Crystal Choker
Swarovski Crystal Choker
Swarovski Crystal Choker

Sparkle Beads

Sparkle Beads

The advent of beads in jewelry-making has brought about nothing short of a revolution. No fashionable trinket is complete these days without some beads stitched on. To satisfy the growing demand, beads come in a range of colors, sizes, shapes, and motifs.

If you are thinking of making your own beaded jewelry and are wondering where to start, here is a guide to some of todayÂ’s most popular types of beads:

  • Seed beads: Tiny beads capable of producing a detailed and fine design.
  • Metal beads: Sterling silver, gold, platinum or bronze-plated beads are best for lending a metallic shimmer to bead jewelry. Brass and nickel beads can also add brilliance to any jewelry item. If you want to try something wild, experiment with pewter bead ornaments which mainly display animal, skull and flower motifs.
  • Cut beads: They are bigger sized beads, which can only be sewed on using a sinew.
  • Crow or pony: Similar to seed beads, but larger in size.
  • Charlotte: Opaque, round, true-cut beads with fewer facets. They are extremely rare in the market.
  • Bugle beads: Small tubular beads, used for a variety of decorations.
  • Plastic beads: Inexpensive alternatives to glass beads.
  • Glass and crystal beads: Crystal beads lend more dazzle and sparkle to your jewelry than any other beads, and crystal beads are highly cherished. The major name in this segment, boasting the finest cut and purity, is Swarovski crystal beads. A Swarovski crystal can be a good facelift for any traditional jewelry. But if you donÂ’t mind compromising on quality you can go for glass crystals, which are less expensive. Both glass crystal beads come in a spectrum of colors like turquoise, pink, cobalt, black, green etc.
  • Bone beads: Meant for fashion lovers with ethnic and tribal tastes. These beads are made from bones of mammals and birds etc to reflect a tribal affinity.
  • Clay beads: Though called clay beads, they are not solely made from clay. Clay beads originate from a combination of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a color pigment and a product that gives it a plastic-like texture. Bead jewelry made of clay beads reflects a special earth tone, which is best suited for summer or fall designs. Moreover, clay beads are usually not in the hefty prices category and are affordable to the general crowd.

Given such variety, are you surprised that beads have become the most innovative forms of expression for a whole bunch of creative souls?

Tania Penwell is a professional author who provides information on beads, beading supplies, and beaded jewelry for All-Beads.net.

Sparkle Beads
Sparkle Beads
Sparkle Beads

Diamond Star Necklace

Diamond Star Necklace

The Phiten star necklace has been accumulating mixed reviews from users, whether professional atheletes or not. This is because this product promises significant reduced pain in the joints due to stress and fatigue. I’m not sure where the secret lies in this product, but I bought this for my mom a few weeks ago, just because she’s a bit of a brat when it comes to taking her medications, and this is the closest thing I can get to medication without sending her into panic attack.

I must say at first look, I found nothing extraordinary about this necklace but I was surprised in the end.  I had to convince my mom that it instantly relieves the pain she constantly feels in her neck and back once she wears it.

Good thing was when she wore the Phiten necklace, she said that she immediately could feel less pain and considerable amount of comfort. I’m not sure whether or not it has something to do with mind over matter, but my mom said that it works.

What made me believe in it more was when I found out that a lot of professional athletes actually use Phiten necklaces like what I gave my mom, not just to relieve the pain they might feel, but to monitor themselves when they have training, or to find out if they are going beyond their limits.

I’ve heard that even Ernie Els and Randy Johnson are big fans of the Phiten star necklace, so I think that I don’t have to worry anymore about its credibility. As long as it really helps my mom with her joint pains, and it helps her relax now more, I can take looking at her wearing something like a dog collar. I’m all for the Phiten star necklace as long as it’s helping my mom.

For more information, check other Phiten Star Necklace reviews.

Erika Ayala works part time for a consumer review company.

Diamond Star Necklace
Diamond Star Necklace
Diamond Star Necklace

Sparkle Crystal Purple

Sparkle Crystal Purple

Kid, you love coloring pages and color. You and millions of other kids have free coloring pages, coloring books, and printable coloring pages. You spend 30 minutes every day with coloring and drawing activities. Here are two fun color history facts most kids donÂ’t know. So IÂ’ll give you a bragginÂ’ rights present. YouÂ’ll discover:1. Color is a Part of Light 2. Color is Absorbed, Reflected, or Transmitted

1. Color is a Part of Light

Light is created by the sun, fire or manmade stuff like bulbs and flashlights. Kid, your eyeballs and brain pick up the colors in the light. You normally see the same colors other people see. Beasts, bugs, and birds eyeball colors differently than you. You and a spider look at a ball. It looks red to you. The spider sees the ball as black. ItÂ’s still a ball but the color appears differently. Red, blue, and green light are the backbone of all colors. You can also mix red, blue and green pigments to create every other color. Your crayon colors are made from pigments.

2. Color is absorbed, reflected, or transmitted.

Look kid, when light slams into an object (weÂ’ll say a ball) one of three things happen:

1. The ball sucks all the light in – absorbs it like a bath towel.

2. The ball shoots the light back to you – reflecting like a flashlight on a mirror. Or

3. The ball lets the light shine through itself – transmits like an ice cube or cats eye marble.

Pay attention, boy: Light slams (you canÂ’t hear the slamming) into the ball and if all the light shoots back at you white is the color you see. ThatÂ’s called reflected light. Let’s say red, green and blue lights slam into the ball. The ball sucks in the red and green lights. ThatÂ’s called absorbed light. The blue light shoots back at you. You see the reflecting blue color. You have a blue ball.

Your green house plant sucks in (absorbs) red and blue colors and shoots back the green (reflected) color you see.

HereÂ’s one: The rottweilerÂ’s fur sucks in (absorbs) all the red, blue and green light slamming into it. The colors canÂ’t be seen.

No colors are shot back at you. You see black fur. If you see color the fur is not totally black. The shiny coat and growling fangs only reflect light when the dog sees you coming. Last One: Your mommaÂ’s crystal sparkles. The light slams into it and comes out the other side (transmitting). Hold the glass in front of another color – say purple – youÂ’ll see purple in the glass. If you drop the crystal – hold up a broken piece in front of momma’s face youÂ’ll see red in the glass. Learn more about pigment colored flour in “Coloring Page Crayons History: Four Fun Facts for Kids”.

You did good kid. You can brag now. You discovered:

+ Color is a part of light.

+ Color absorbs, reflects and transmits.

+ Your crayons are made of colored flour called pigment.

+ Eyeballs and brains help see color.

+ Millions of colors are mixed from red, blue and green.

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Sparkle Crystal Purple
Sparkle Crystal Purple
Sparkle Crystal Purple

Diamond Ruby Engagement

Diamond Ruby Engagement

For the average person, the words ‘engagement ring’ conjure up only one specific gemstone – the diamond. This is due to exceptionally good marketing on part of the diamond industry, who tend to guarantee that the diamond will last a lifetime, symbolizing a perfect and never ending love. Yet what they fail to mention is that many other gemstones last just as long if not longer than diamonds. Of these alternatives, more and more couples have turned to rubies to be the centerpiece of their engagement rings. But why is this? Why a ruby and not a sapphire or emerald?

A ruby is unique in the way that it captures and commands a persons attention. This is because of the deep and vibrant hues which characterize most rubies used in jewelry. The contrast between the dark red ruby and a shimmering platinum band is simply mesmerizing. This is great for making a unique statement and being noticed anywhere you go.

Rubies make great gemstone for engagement rings because of their symbolism. Each ruby has a slightly different hue and tone based on the specific conditions it underwent during the thousands of years it spent deep within the earth. What this means is that each ruby is a unique item which has no precise match the world over. This is a great symbol of a love which is unique and true, a love which can withstand the years through both good times and bad. Because each ruby is unique, each is said to have its own personality. This makes it a great choice for someone who embraces the joy of being special, someone who doesn’t make choices based upon tradition but instead based upon personal tastes.

For a ruby engagement ring, consider pairing the ruby centerpiece with smaller gemstones surrounding it as accents. Having a diamond or two around the central ruby merely adds to the contrast and style of the ring, which increases its value and its charm. Ruby rings tend to attract designers in a way that few other gemstones do, meaning that there are many different wonderful models to choose from in the marketplace.

If you’re someone who values your own decisions over a societal norm, the ruby engagement ring is a perfect choice for you. Ruby rings have always been elegant and stylish jewelry pieces, valued throughout the centuries for their rarity and their amazing looks. Carry this tradition and symbolism forward by choosing the ruby engagement ring as an alternative to the tired norm.

Thomas Brownstein is a jewelry enthusiast who authors articles about ruby ring styles and selection. He also writes on other topics, most notably tungsten rings and other tungsten jewelry.

Diamond Ruby Engagement
Diamond Ruby Engagement
Diamond Ruby Engagement