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Swarovski Crystal Mini

Swarovski Crystal Mini

Founded by Daniel Swarovski in 1895, Swarovski has been heading up the competition for selling crystals for over 100 years. The creator, Daniel Swarovski created the company and set up shop in the Austrian Alps far away from any competitive threat. The company was also a direct route from Paris with Paris being the focal point for shopping at the time. At the time, Daniel Swarovski invented an automatic cutting machine which built the path for his company’s success. As time went on, the company developed more advanced products and now in the modern world, the company produces goods that have great qualities. Swarovski is a brand desired by many across the world today.

Part of Swarovski’s large success is down to its crystal collectibles. These crystal collectibles are some of the finest crystals in the world today and are popular amongst a great number of people. Those that buy them keep them in their homes on display at all times. This is because the crystal collectibles are so beautiful that they are admired all the time by those that bought them as well as guests that view them upon entering the house.

The crystal collectibles come in lots of different shapes and sizes and normally depict a type of animal, a famous character or a recognizable figure from a child’s upbringing. For example, there are many crystallized animals including a kitten with a ball perhaps appealing particularly to those consumers with pets, and a big bear, perhaps appealing to the male consumer. There are also a range of Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto. Furthermore, there are other famous characters from children’s classics including Tigger the Tiger from Winnie the Pooh and Tinkerbell, the little fairy from Peter Pan

These crystallized ornaments are normally bought separately as they each have their own look, style and personality. They can also however be bought as part of a set, hence the name Swarovski collectibles. Consumers find these characters fascinating and love to collect as many as they can and since these crystal collectibles are made by Swarovski they know they are getting great quality ornaments too.

There are so many Swarovski crystal collectibles to collect that it could potentially take consumers a very long time to collect all of them. That said, people love to collect Swarovski crystal collectibles, put them up for show in their place of residence and bask in the beauty, elegance and sophistication that the Swarovski crystal collectibles bring to them.

The author works for H.Samuel and Swarovski can be found at H.Samuel.

Collect Swarovski Crystals at H.Samuel.

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Swarovski Crystal Mini
Swarovski Crystal Mini
Swarovski Crystal Mini

Crystal Silver French

Crystal Silver French

I know what your thinking. A goblet is nothing more than a cup. Well, your right. But did you know the history behind this cup goes back to the 1300s. Goblets have been used as far back as the earliest religious ceremonies. Wine has been the primary drink of choice for it and continues to be. In its earlier days it was originally known as a chalice mainly because of its religious symbolism. Another name for it is Kiddush. This is the reciting of a blessing over the wine, prior to eating a festive meal. We are going to go over a little more about its origins so next time you are having people over for some wine you can throw in some neat facts about what you are drinking from.

Nowadays you primarily see them at weddings. The bride and groom use them to toast their guests. Goblets serve two purposes at weddings. They make beautiful accents to the reception’s decor and not being a common item are used as a status symbol as well as a dining accessory. What kind of status would depend on what kind you are using. The most popular types at are crystal, gold, and sterling silver. Crystal makes for a nice setting on any table. To say something about your status would depend on where it came from. The Czech Republic produces some of the worlds best crystal and says something about what you think about crystal if you buy it from there. Gold cups are symbolic of family and tradition. There are also goblets made of pewter, if you like pewter, and they’re not as expensive as crystal and sterling silver. It is most common for people to give Kiddush cups as gifts for special occasions such as Bar Mitzvahs or weddings. If you’re into glass or crystal, wedding goblets are just one among hundreds of items that are manufactured by glass and crystal companies around the world. Some wedding vendors sell goblets made of red glass which will go well with any wine, and at Christmas time, you can take them out of your glass cabinet to grace your dinner table.

Sterling silver goblets have a unique history. One of the most interesting characteristics of a sterling silver goblet is its hallmark. A hallmark is a mark on the item given via a hammer and a punch. Countries have developed their own levels of silver quality. The French typically have the highest silver standards amongst all nations. The French required a silver content 950 parts per thousand. The French hallmark was the head of the goddess Minerva. The Germans are made with 800 parts per thousand and are usually marked with an “800″ or “900″ on it to show the quality as to which they are made. Other countries such as Russia, Spain, and Italy have developed their own chalices and are equally as nice. The Gorham Company would mark their sterling silver goblets with a Lion Passant, an anchor, and the letter “G” and sometimes with a number to show how many parts per thousands the piece had.

Brad writes about goblets at SterlingSilverGoblet.com.

Crystal Silver French
Crystal Silver French
Crystal Silver French

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

Crystal Silver Clip

Crystal Silver Clip

All girls, of all ages, love jewelry of some kind. Some may be more interested in bracelets, or earrings, or necklaces, but none the less they all love some piece of jewelry. As they get older and grow into young women, they get harder to shop for, but never fear, here are some ideas to help you when shopping for your teen! Hearts, charms, lockets, some personalized and some not.

So if your teenager is more interested in stunning bracelets, why not give her a Personalized Heart Charm Toggle Bracelet? The first letter of her name is engraved for into the diamond cut heart and the open lined chains make it light looking. Another great idea is a Swarovski Crystal Silver Heart Charm Bracelet. Once again, a single letter can be engraved into the heart charm, which is towards the clip of the bracelet, for no additional charge. The bracelet is decorated with dazzling Swarovski crystals of multiple colors. This would be a perfect “Mom & Daughter” bracelet, because any mom would love this too! If your teen is into more bulky bracelets, then a wide cuff personalized bracelets would be the perfect choice. They can hold her name, initials, or nickname and are sterling silver.

Necklaces are so fun to pick from – personalized or not. They’re just stunning and can make your neck seem longer and slimmer than it is. A great surprise for your teenager would be to buy her a Crystal and Pearl Personalized Circle Charm Friendship Necklaces for her and her best friends. Each young lady could get their first initial on the circle charm and different colored crystals on the necklace. For something just for her, though, the Heart Locket Pendant on White Pearl Necklace is a beautiful gift to share with her. The locket opens up and can hold inside a picture of you and a picture of her. Yes, your teen will most definitely treasure this touching gift from you. Another cute idea is to give a Rhinestone Key to My Heart Charm Necklace. This unique necklace has two chains connected at the clasp, an shimmering rhinestone key pendant and is very chic and can be worn with any outfit she selects.

So shopping for your teenage daughter isn’t so hard if you know what you’re looking for. The more personal the better but all pieces of jewelry are beautiful and that even without it being personalized it’d be treasured forever – because it was given by you.

Denise Sanger is the owner of My-Wedding-Jewelry.com which has a diverse catalog of Chic Jewelry and Personalized Jewelry for all the important people in your life along with a library of party planning resources. We are located in Sunny North Florida.

Crystal Silver Clip
Crystal Silver Clip
Crystal Silver Clip

Pink Crystal Cross

Pink Crystal Cross

The holidays are around the corner and you may be scratching your head to come up with a unique gift for your loved ones or coworkers. If you want your gift to stand out among the crowd, consider giving a triple diamond energy crystal. These crystals are large, replica diamonds that can be used to concentrate positive energy or simply as a beautiful desk ornament. With so many different types of crystals, you’ll be sure to find one for everyone on your gift list.

Chameleon Triple Diamond Energy Crystal

A chameleon energy crystal is able to change colors in order to match its surroundings. The colors can range from very light blue to a majestic purple, depending on where the crystal is placed. The chameleon crystal is used to attract positive energy and can help your recipient adapt to new situations and surroundings. The chameleon crystal should be polished every few weeks to renew the positive energy that radiates from the crystal.

Clear Triple Diamond Energy Crystals

Your friends will love showing off their new colorless triple diamond energy crystal. While this crystal isn’t a true diamond, its beauty and sparkle shines through as if it were. This crystal’s energy may even help your gift recipient come into money, so it’s the perfect gift for anyone in sales or looking to start their own business. This clear crystal can serve as a reminder of the wealth and prosperity that can come with just a little hard work and dedication.

Pink And Amber Triple Diamond Energy Crystal

The pink crystal symbolizes love and passion, making it the perfect gift for a loved one who’s looking for a new romance. Giving this crystal to your own spouse can help keep the flame of love alive and can act as a visual reminder of the love you share.

The amber crystal can help protect your family from hardships. Placing the amber crystal next to the pink crystal in your bedroom can help protect and strengthen your family’s love and relationships. The combined energy from these crystals is strong and will keep your love pure.

Sapphire Triple Diamond Energy Crystal

The sapphire represents wisdom, willpower and courage. If your gift recipient places this crystal in their bedroom, they can gain valuable insight into their dreams and subconscious thought. This crystal is the perfect gift for anyone struggling with a difficult decision or time in his or her life. Placing this crystal in a common family area can also help the family work together during stressful or difficult times.

Each of these beautiful crystals will make a great gift for everyone on your holiday gift list. The crystals each come in their choice of gold or clear box and triple diamond energy crystal stands are available in a variety of materials. It doesn’t matter who you’re shopping for this year – you’re sure to find a crystal that’s perfect for everyone. You’ll love giving these crystals so much; you may just have to buy one for yourself too!

Author is a freelance copywriter. For more information on triple diamond energy visit http://www.triplediamondenergy.com/

Pink Crystal Cross
Pink Crystal Cross
Pink Crystal Cross

Swarovski Crystal Victorian

Swarovski Crystal Victorian

The long white dress has been a symbol of brides since Victorian times. However, these days, more and more women are choosing to buck tradition, and wear a wedding gown that better reflects their personal style. Why not be daring and wear a red wedding gown instead?

Did you know that in China, red is the traditional color for brides, as it symbolizes good luck and it is believed to have the power to keep evil spirits at bay? So if a white bridal gown is not your style, red is in fact a wonderfully auspicious color for a bride to wear. It is true that in American culture to wear a red wedding dress will be taken as a statement of independence or breaking with tradition, so be prepared for some funny looks from the older generation.

There are some fabulous options for red bridal gowns. These can range from red evening gowns to special custom orders to classic wedding dresses made in a red fabric. As with a regular white gown, the wedding dress should be chosen to suit the time and place of the wedding, as well as suiting the bride herself. One thing to watch out for when selecting a red gown is that it still feels “bridey” enough; in other words, you don’t want to end up looking like a bridesmaid.

Speaking of bridesmaids, what should they wear when the bride has a red gown? You will need to be careful to select a color that will look good with red during the ceremony and for the photographs. For an evening wedding, black might be a nice choice for the attendants. The finished effect would be a very sophisticated bridal party. Another color that can be paired with a red wedding gown is a rich purple. The red and purple together will look quite regal and royal, especially if done in a velvet for a winter wedding. Or go for a total reversal, and have the bridesmaids dress in white to set off the bride’s red gown. Whichever color you choose for your bridal party, you can have Swarovski crystal earrings made with a touch of red to tie everything together.

As for the bride’s gown itself, there are some wonderful ideas out there. At one wedding I attended, the bride wore a custom made red tulle skirt paired with a bespoke black corset. The full skirt with the fitted bodice made for a dramatic and extremely flattering effect. This would be on the bolder end of the spectrum of red wedding gowns, perfect for a bride who has confidence in her own taste and style.

Red is never a demure color for a wedding gown, but it can be done in a less dramatic fashion. For an evening wedding, think about a deep red silk dupioni gown with a striking portrait neckline and a trumpet skirt. Your guests will be dazzled by your elegant attire. Another lovely idea is to wear a classic strapless ballgown with a full skirt in a scarlet red silk satin. The timeless cut will be a nice contrast to the daring color choice. Finish off your look with a fabulous pair of Swarovski bridal earrings in a combination of red and clear crystals.

A red wedding gown is not for the shy or the faint of heart, but on the right bride it is an absolutely spectacular look. When you are looking to make a statement with your gown and to showcase your own special style, a daring red wedding gown might be just perfect for you.

Look to Bridget for advice on planning your wedding. Check out how we can help with your bridesmaids jewelry at SilverlandJewelry.com. Swarovski crystal bridal earrings will give you a fabulous look for a price that makes you smile.

Swarovski Crystal Victorian
Swarovski Crystal Victorian
Swarovski Crystal Victorian

Swarovski Crystal Royal

Swarovski Crystal Royal

The train is one of the things that distinguishes a bridal gown from any other type of formal dress. Having that fabric sweep behind you as you glide down the aisle is part of the fun of being a bride. There are many options in trains – which one is right for you?

  • Sweep train- the most minimal option other than no train at all. This type of train just barely brushes the ground. It is often seen on very slender sheath gowns, and at informal weddings. A sweep train is also favored by second time brides who want a special dress, but not a lot of pomp and circumstance. It can be bustled with a single tie, or left down all evening. Leaving the train down is only manageable if the bride does not plan to do much dancing.
  • Court train – extends about three feet from the waist. This is a nice length for a garden wedding, or a beach ceremony. If your wedding is outdoors, be sure that you have a smooth surface for your train to glide over during the processional so it does not snag or tear. You will definitely need to bustle a train of this length.
  • Chapel train – the most popular length, this train is about four feet from the waist of the gown. The chapel train is beloved for its’ versatility. It is enough of a train to make the bridal gown feel fancy, but it is not too cumbersome. It can be bustled under the gown, with a technique known as a French bustle, or brought up to the outside with little buttons or hooks. The outside bustle tends to work best on gowns that have pleats or details in the back to cover the hardware. Occasionally, a bride will choose to have a loop at the end of the train so she can wear it over her wrist for the reception. This is quite a gracious look, but not a good choice for anyone who is very active or at all clumsy.
  • Cathedral train - this is the longest train commonly seen. The cathedral train reaches nine yards from the waist of the gown – that is a lot of fabric! A train of this grandeur is suitable for only the most formal of indoor weddings. The location needs to be as opulent as the train, and have a very long aisle, hence the name “cathedral” train. This is the right choice for you if you are having a very elegant wedding, and love drama. To balance out such an extravagant gown, all of the bride’s accessories should be equally fabulous. Choose accessories like custom bridal Swarovski necklaces, over the elbow gloves, and sparkling tiaras. A train this long will require a double layer bustle to get it up for the reception. Managing such a complicated bustle is not easy, so be certain that your attendants get lessons from the bridal shop. (A tip for the bustlers: when you are crawling around under the bride’s dress, be sure not to lift her skirt so high that her fanny is exposed!) A clever and fabulous way to make it easier to match up the proper sets of bustle ties is to finish them off with little touches inspired by the bridal ensemble. For instance, if your gown has bows on it, stitch tiny bows onto the bustle ties (each pair should be a different color). Brides wearing sparkling custom bridal Swarovski necklaces will naturally want twinkling crystals to decorate their bustle.
  • Royal train: the name says it all. This is the longest train of all, measuring ten or more yards (30 feet!) from the waist of the gown. A train this over the top should be worn only by actual royalty. Considering yourself a princess is not enough to be able to pull off this much train without looking silly. (And besides, it would weigh an absolute ton!)
  • Your wedding gown is the most special dress that you will ever wear. It also is your chance to let your personality shine. Whether you like things simple (sweep train) or extravagant (cathedral train), there is a train that will just feel right to you. And if the dress that melts your heart does not have the right train, fear not – it can always be customized. After all, shouldn’t a bride get to have things exactly the way she wants them?

    Bridget has many years helping clients select jewelry and accessories and writes for SilverlandJewelry.com. Let us know if you would like her to write on a particular topic. Custom Swarovski crystal bracelets make beautiful bridal jewelry and unforgettable bridesmaids gifts.

    Swarovski Crystal Royal
    Swarovski Crystal Royal
    Swarovski Crystal Royal

    Heart Crystal Rhinestone

    Heart Crystal Rhinestone
    Can anyone help me find a crystal heart necklace?

    The necklace was apparantly in the Harrods Christmas Catalogue either 2004 or 2005 and is a choker style, it is quite a large heart, encrusted with a choice of either red or blue rhinestones and it retailed for about £40
    I tried contacting Harrods but they never got back..tried ebay without success…relying on you guys!!

    Try Tiffani

    Heart Crystal Rhinestone
    Heart Crystal Rhinestone
    Heart Crystal Rhinestone

    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal

    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal

    There are so many details that need to be considered to make your wedding day an absolutely incredible experience for you, your family, and your friends. You want to try and make every moment memorable for all of your loved ones that you have invited to share in your special day. I am going to discuss how you can make the table decorations really catch their eyes from the minute they walk in the door until they glance over their shoulders to get one last look before the day is done.

    Since I have been making wedding days sparkle with Swarovski crystal centerpieces, I have come up with many of the ensembles through my own creativity. I have also gotten myriads of ideas from working with the brides themselves as I make their imaginations come to life. All of the arrangements and pieces that I will speak of in this article are only the beginning, please let your imagination run wild as you read this article and think of what is possible.

    Lets start with the bouquets and floral arrangements on your tables at the reception. Swarovski crystal stems are very versatile, the stainless steel stems can be bent to work into arrangements that tower over the tables with calla lilies, the stems can be cut shorter to nestle in the center of roses, or even fall over the edges to mock ivy that dangles below the blooms.

    Crystals can be incorporated in the ensemble by adding them to your décor with votive cups and candles that have Swarovski crystal “flat backs” glued to them in the shape of little hearts or wedding rings. I always thought it would be pretty to set a table with either bowls or tall, slender vases with floating candles in them. You could put loose crystals in the bottom of the water, and then set the decorated votives around them with tea lights. Doing this would make a very simple and elegant setting for a formal or informal wedding reception. One of the wonderful characteristics of Swarovski Crystals is that they are very brilliant, even in very low light.

    Another way to have some sparkle on the table is to have crystals as your favors. The crystals will enhance the theme at everybodyÂ’s place setting and give them a memory of the day that theyÂ’ll have for years to come. You could put Swarovski Crystal Wine Glass Markers on everyoneÂ’s glass; just imagine how pretty it would look when they are all raised for the toasts. You could also use Swarovski Crystal Napkin Rings as a way to bring glamour to the table and have a light-on-the-wallet but heavy-on-the-glitz favor for all of your friends and family to take home.

    As I said in the beginning, this is only a scratch to the surface of possibilities that can be created from crystals. It is very easy to create a very glamorous and whimsical setting using crystals that will last in your heart and mind forever.

    Penny Olson is the owner and designer for Brilliant Wedding Jewelry, specializing in crystal wedding favors and gifts.

    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal
    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal
    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal