Jewelry and Designer Clothes

Prices for designer clothes online are typically about 30{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} cheaper than they are on the High Street. Because online retailers don’t have to invest in lush carpets and storefronts, they don’t have the high overhead of the shops on the High Street. No mannequins to dress, no shopgirls to pay – and all those savings get passed right down to you. That means you’ll find deals like Versace crew neck t-shirts as cheap as £15 and Burberry London Polo shirts for under £50.

The same holds true for jewelry and women’s shoes. The online shops already feature deep discounts on designer watches, diamond chokers, stunning jewelry and the sharpest women’s shoes. If you shop early, many online retailers will even waive the delivery charge, doubling your bargain price. And if price isn’t a good enough reason to shop online, take a look at these other advantages to shopping by computer rather than car.

Avoid the mobs at the High Street shops.

Who wants to get into a tug-of-war over the last of the Burberry silks? When you shop online for designer clothes, you don’t have to worry about some Aunt Annie snatching the perfect silk scarf out of your hand just as you find it. Just place your order and it will come straight to your post box. No worries about shops running out of your size or having to battle it out for the only pink Ferragamo pumps in the shop.

Shop when you want.

Why give up your lunch hour to battle the shoppers out in the shops? When you shop for jewelry and watches online, you never have to think twice about shop hours. The shops are open 24/7, 365 days a year. If your only time to shop is 3 in the morning, you’re not naffed. The online shops never close.

Take all the time you want.

Why deal with snooty shopgirls if you don’t have to? When you shop online, you can linger at the jewelry counter as long as you like without any clerk hovering to earn his commission. Go back and look a dozen times before you buy – no one’s watching, and no one cares.

It’s easy to get advice when you shop online.
So you think she’ll love those shoes, but no one knows her tastes like her best girlfriend? If you’re shopping the High Street, you’ll have to go hunt her down and drag her out with you. Isn’t it easier to just email her sis or her girlfriend the link to the shop and ask?

Cheap prices, convenience, safety – oh, did we mention security? When you shop online with a credit card, you’re offered protections from fraud that you won’t get out in the shops. Whatever you’re shopping for this holiday season, you’ll find it online – at a better price, at the time you want in the time you want. Why shop any other way?

Selling Your Jewelry and Getting

Selling Your Jewelry: Triumph or Tragedy?

Which is more fun, getting a root canal, paying your taxes, or selling your jewelry? Not much of a choice, but following is some knowledge that can take the frustration out of selling your jewelry. And answer the hard questions like: Will I receive a fair price for my jewelry? Or did I pay too much?

The two critical areas of knowledge to get the best price for your jewelry are the factors that determine the value of estate jewelry and the options to liquidating it. Does this mean you have to become a gemologist just to sell your jewelry? No. But some homework and note taking can mean a much higher price paid for your jewelry. Let’s start with what determines the value of estate jewelry.

Estate is a general term used to describe previously owned. That fact is one of the determining factors. Preowned jewelry by in large is not as valuable as new. Some people will never buy a previous owned engagement set for superstitious reasons. I have had clients who could have saved hundreds of dollars if they would have bought a preowned ring, but refused.

Jewelry is a style driven industry. Some styles are classic and stay around for decades, others last just a few months. Estate jewelry that is out of style can’t command premium price. In fact some styles are so out of favor that the jewelry’s only value is its intrinsic worth. The other extreme is that the jewelry could be antique. Antique jewelry is highly collectible and may require a specialty option to sell. Knowing if your jewelry is just old and out of style or an antique can mean the difference of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Condition is a major determining factor of the price received for your jewelry. Damaged and broken jewelry many times justify the restoration costs but most of the time damaged jewelry is only valued at its intrinsic worth. Jewelry repair in many instances is counter-intuitive. I have seen jewelry that has been mangled in such a way that the cost of restoration is minor and easily justified. On the other hand what appeared to be an insignificant problem rendered the jewelry unrestorable. Jewelry repair is one area you don’t want to be a “do it yourselfer”. Let the professionals do it, or it could end up costing you a ton of money.

Worn out jewelry impacts the value. It is a difficult repair to bring life back into a piece of jewelry. Most worn out jewelry is valued at its intrinsic worth.

Jewelry looks it’s best when cleaned. Properly clean your jewelry before showing it around. If you do not know the 100{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} correct way to clean your piece of jewelry let a professional jeweler clean it for you. Some jewelry stores may even clean it for free. Warning: the wrong cleaning can damage and even destroy jewelry. If your are unsure of how to clean the jewelry or gem, let the professionals do it.

Here are some cleaning tips. Never clean gold and gems in chlorine. Ammonia based cleaning products are used throughout the jewelry industry, but they can damage some gems. Try and avoid them if you can and know for certain if they well not hurt the gems in your jewelry. Use a mild soap with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse thoroughly for most jewelry. A hard toothbrush and toothpaste or toothpowder will scratch gold and hurt some gems. The best cleaning tip is to know for certain the best cleaners to use on your jewelry and do it carefully.

The jewelry industry has been recycling for millennia. In fact some of the gold in your jewelry could have been in use since the time of Jesus. Damaged beyond repair jewelry is bought at its intrinsic worth. The intrinsic value is the metal (gold, platinum, silver) price plus any gems. The refining process used to recover the metal utilizes strong chemicals and has strict environmental regulations which impact the price given for metal brought to be recycled.

If you would like to know how to calculate the metal price and do the math read on, if not skip to next paragraph. The formula used to calculate the price is the metal price(the daily spot price) multiplied by purity(the true noble metal content) times weight(can be in ounces, pennyweights or grams). The purity is the karat of gold or percentage of noble metal (gold, platinum, silver). 24 karat is pure. 10 karat is 10/24 or.410 gold and the balance of weight is the alloys. 14 karat is 14/24 or.583 gold and 18 karat is 18/24 or.750 gold. Platinum most of the time is 90{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} pure and 10{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} alloy. Silver jewelry is usually sterling, which is.925 pure. The three units of weight used with precious metals are troy ounces, pennyweights, and grams. The troy ounce is equal to 20 pennyweights (dwt) or 31.15 grams. So here is an example; say the spot price of gold is $300 and a 14K ring weighing 10 grams would work out like this. $300 (spot price) X.583 (the fineness of gold) equals $174.90 per ounce divided by 31.15 (troy ounce to gram) equals $5.63 per gram times our ring of 10 grams equals $56.30. Just remember to subtract some refining cost and profit for the dealer and you can find out the intrinsic metal value for your jewelry.

Gems are an important part of jewelry. The estate jewelry value could be 99{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} determined by the gem. On the other hand the gem could add zero to the value. The two critical factors are the gem itself and the condition. Some gems have a higher value then others. A natural ruby is worth many times more then a synthetic ruby. Diamonds are generally more valuable then amethysts. Knowing your gem’s grade and rarity will help with understanding its value. The condition of the gem is critical to the value. Some chips and abrasions can justify the repolishing cost. But in most cases chips and scratches will render the gem unappealing and valueless. Tip: careful handling of jewelry retains a higher value then carelessness.

The overview of the determining factors of estate jewelry is style, condition, and intrinsic worth. Remember you don’t get paid for the jewelry in relation to what you paid but the condition and demand when you sell. Clean jewelry shows the item at its best and helps in evaluating the design and gems.
How to find the best way to get the most return for the jewelry?

Selling estate jewelry is the art of compromise. There is a balance between dollar paid and quickness of payment and ease of transaction. If you want the high price, fast and easy, you are dreaming. The higher the price gained from the sale of estate jewelry, the longer the time and more difficult the transaction..

Finding another consumer to buy your jewelry is the most profitable but the most difficult, time consuming and problematic. Walking into a dealer’s shop is the easiest and fastest way to sell but you are selling at wholesale or less. Finding the balance is a personal judgement call.

Each method of selling estate jewelry has it strengths and liabilities. Besides the price received for the jewelry, the time investment you have to make to sell the jewelry enters the equation. What are your time and energy worth? I have known people who have driven around town for two days just to make $20 more. Don’t over look the ease of transaction. Not all people decide to buy and pay cash on the spot. Some individuals take two or three visits just to make up their mind to buy. There could also be a measure of trust in shipping the jewelry across the country or even a payment plan could be the only way a person could afford your jewelry. The balance of dollar paid versus method of payment can be very tricky.

This list of ways to sell estate jewelry is not exhaustive. Personal creativity can show you the best way to sell your jewelry or one the more traditional methods may work out just fine. Examine your options and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks to find the very best way to sell your estate jewelry.

Auctions are the prestigious way to sell estate jewelry. There is an air of sophistication in liquidating jewelry through a major auction house. The nationally known auction houses like Christie’s, Sotheby’s and the like have pricey set up costs and standards. High end jewelry is best suited for these auctions. There are many regional and local auction houses that can sell estate jewelry in the mid range. Auctions can be very risky, because the end price is unknown, but the risk can bring a very positive selling price. The keys to selling your estate jewelry at auctions are finding the right house for your particular jewelry, knowing the best time to sell, and luck.

On-line auctions offer a lot of advantages and some risks. On-line auctions like e-bay are auctions conducted over the internet reaching a world wide audience. The cost of selling an item is modest if the object sells. Sales are not guaranteed. Which on line auction to use is a critical choice. The large auctions have many offerings and sales but it is easy to get lost in all that activity. Selecting the best category is another challenge. If you choose a smaller on line auction company, many potential buyers will not find your offering. The decision is best made with research on how your particular type of jewelry was sold. E-mail and ask other sellers if they got the price they wanted and how the selling experience was for them.

The trickiest part of on-line auctions is the actual transaction. Who will trust whom first. Normally the buyer sends funds, then the seller sends the item. The seller must also give a period of time for the buyer to return the item for a full refund. The transaction can be problematic or smooth. May all your experiences be trouble free, but the transaction problems I have tracked seem to run between 20{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} and 35{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} of the attempts have problems.

Jewelry brokers offer a professional service for a fee. Think of a jewelry broker as a hired professional working for you against a very sophisticated market like the jewelry industry. Make sure their allegiance is to you alone. Most jewelry brokers are highly trained in gems and jewelry. Jewelry brokers charge a percentage ranging from 10{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} to 50{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} depending on the type of service provided. Brokers can assist with a piece going to a top auction house or find a local dealer willing to pay top dollar fast. Some jewelry brokers also act as a dealer and buy out right for an immediate transaction. Jewelry brokers are usually found in major cities and include a jewelry and diamond finding service.

Pawn shops and secondhand dealers are another type of walk-in and sell option. Most work on a cash evaluation of the jewelry. The cash value on most estate jewelry is a percentage of the intrinsic value. The key to understanding this buying environment is the percentage. Some dealers pay close to 90{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e} of the intrinsic value, while others pay as low as 33{55f049040867f7ca5e6e64f5279c575b97675181a022be2a249f03d20e04de1e}}. The only way to find the best price is to physically take the jewelry around to a number of shops. Then sell to the shop that offers the best value.

Consignment offers the incentive of a higher price when sold but the draw back of time. No one knows how long it will take or even if it will sell. The stores that offer consignment range from second hand bargain stores to elite jewelry stores. The type of estate jewelry you have dictates which store will attempt to sell your jewelry. If you have a high end piece in excellent condition the elite location could yield a fine return.

Consignment generally consists of a contract for the amount the jewelry will sell for and the percentage the store will keep. Some contracts have a time limit and who is liable if it is lost or damaged. You must know the details of the contract to understand what will and will not happen. Some stores will pay immediately, others pay after a set time or when you call. Find out what the process is if the store closes or moves. Many people have lost track of their jewelry altogether. Understand what the store’s liabilities are and yours. Also, find out how the store is going to sell your jewelry. If they will advertise it or just let it sit in a showcase. Make frequent contacts to keep your jewelry in the mind of the salespeople.

Newspapers offer individuals the best chance to sell to a retail customer. The classified shopping consumer, in all likelihood, comparison shops more then anyone else. They know the prices of your jewelry new and will pay a discount for a used article of jewelry. Also realize that the prices asked for in the paper are rarely achieved and do not reveal the true market value. Some times the jewelry is sold for very much less then advertised or never sold at all. But with some safeguards and timing the classified ad is generally one of the highest prices realized for average estate jewelry.

The retail customer is the highest price you could receive for your estate jewelry. The newspaper is one of many ways to reach the buying public with your message to sell. Public bulletin boards offer a inexpensive way to reach people. Look in your community or work place for bulletin boards. On line bulletin boards could also work out if you find the right one. Net working with friends and family might give a lead to someone willing to buy. Creativity is a powerful tool in reaching the public. Use your imagination and think who would be willing to buy my particular estate jewelry and reach out to them.

Safeguards are critical when selling jewelry to the public. First NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, and NEVER meet an unknown buyer in your house. Personal safety and protection against robbery should be your first priority. If you don’t have a way to meet the potential buyer at a public place, then do not sell your jewelry to the general public. Meet the buyer in a public place like a restaurant or shopping mall. I suggest the buyer’s bank, because if they wish to buy the jewelry they can go and get the cash now and finish the transaction. In addition the bank should have some security if something goes bad.

Fraud should be next on your mind. Cash is the best transaction, checks of all kinds can be faked. Also be aware of switching of jewelry, con men are on the look out for unsuspecting people.

Some other safeguards are notifying someone of the time and place of your meeting. You can even tell them you will call after the meeting just to check in with someone. It is helpful to have a mobile phone. If you have a pager it is a good idea to give that number in the ad. You get a call back number and they can’t find your home address. It is also a good idea to go with someone else. I have met people with another person standing in the background just watching. Sometimes con men work in teams and someone looking at the whole situation can see that it is a bad situation in time to help you not get taken.

Jewelry and Your Character

Jewelry decoration can show your feature and your favor. It was said by the famous psychology doctor in New York, USA. This conclusion is more apt to women.

There are many decoration to wear, golden jewelry, silver jewelry, traditional jewelry, artwork jewelry or even artificial jewelry. We can’t calculate them one by one, but jewelry is always the jewelry for decoration. Let us choose some and analyse them, to see which feature you are.

Golden jewelry is always the most shining jewelry, most people aspire after it. It do not stand the person is showing off. The person wearing full golden ring, golden earrings, golden bracelet and golden necklace are always the confident man, who are open and sociable. But if wearing little golden jewelry such as only one pair of golden earrings, or only one piece of necklace, or only one piece of golden watch, it shows that the person has high level to appreciate nice things, who is not outgoing and has good habit of itself.

Silver jewelry is little pregnant than golden jewelry. It shows a calm impression to people. So the person wearing silver jewelry are always the orderly man, who like to do everything as they arranged before. This kind of person do not like to make surprise but follow the rules everyday. It may be a little boring to someone, but for them, it is the best way to accept. If you want to change them, it will make you hard without result.
Heirloom jewelry is singularly wore at present, people cherish them, or collect them for some special meanings in their lives. Some women like to wear the heirloom jewelry, though it is just the old bracelet, old style of earrings and ring, or one piece of old brooch, even one pair of old cuff decoration. They do not buy the modern jewelry and not wear the fashionable clothes or jewelry at all. This kind of person is really the best ones, who are devoted all themselves to the family without any complaint. They also are faithful to their family and friends.

Some person like to wear conspicuous jewelry such as those big earrings, big brooch, big colorful artificial jewelry and so on. Actually they are mostly humorous and living without trouble. They also like to show them off during many people, who are very popular and warmhearted with good sociality.

The artwork jewelry is delicate and popular. Some people like to buy the artwork jewelry, while some like to make one by themselves. Each artwork jewelry is unique and special for them. This kind of creative man are certainly successful in the literature, drama or architecture.

Maybe the religion jewelry is hard to see, but most modern people like to wear it as a decoration now. The tiny rood or other religion decoration stands for a deep meaning for some people. This kind of man has high individual quality and is proud of it.

Of course, some people do not like to wear any jewelry. They are reality man and pay more attention to their inner quality, which does not mean they do not have money in hand.

Best Places For Jewelry and Watches

Show someone you love and care about them with jewelry and watches purchased online, from a department store, a jeweler or a consignment shop.

For online browsing, you can check ShopNBC to find reasonably priced items from Carrera, Seiko, Bulova, Croton, Gucci, Tag Heuer, Movado and more. The site is easy to navigate and once you click on the “watches” tab, you can narrow your search by gender. Within gender, you can narrow it down by type of strap, price, brand and style, making it quick and easy to find what you’re specifically looking for.

You can also choose the “sorting” function to arrange the items by price, newest models or top sellers. If you’re unsure, just browse in your desired price range or check out the new arrivals and best deals sections for ideas. There’s a huge selection of items under $200 as well. Shopping for jewelry and watches is a breeze with ShopNBC!

Overstock is another terrific site for online jewelry and watches browsing. Most items are 1/2 price and come directly from the manufacturer. Get a 10-karat, 1/2ct diamond tennis bracelet for $219 or a Movado ladies black Classic Museum watch for $424.

Shipping is only $2.95 per order, there’s an online best price guarantee and you also have the option of purchasing extended warranties through the site. Many people also like their “Bill Me Later” option where there’s no payment requirements for six months.

Sometimes you just want to run into a store and select jewelry and watches right then and there. Whether you’re looking for jewelry watches or sport watches, you can find reasonable selections and prices in a department store. Macy’s, Sears and Bloomingdales carry many designer brands and you can even browse their websites beforehand to get an idea of what’s offered.

Zales, Kays and Littman Jewelers are in many cities across the US and specialize in diamond-studded jewelry and watches, so you’re able to find something elegant yet relatively inexpensive, rather than just all-around cheap. For the rich and famous, Tiffany and Co offers jewelry and watches in the thousands for that very special occasion where you’re set to impress.

If you happen to be hunting for a new one, don’t trust any online retailer or a stand at the mall. There are only three stores in North America carrying authentic watches (in New York City, Toronto and Mexico City), so buyer beware!

What about used or pre-owned jewelry and watches? They say that the value of a watch depreciates the moment you purchase it, much like an automobile — but, a pre-owned or used one (or other high quality brand) could be a better buy. The same rings true for diamonds.

The person you’re buying for will never know that the item has been pre-owned and if you find a trustworthy jeweler selling used items, they will give you a full one to two year warranty and paperwork guaranteeing authenticity. For many shoppers, used or pre-owned jewelry and watches is a matter of sensible shopping.

Dealers vary from city to city, but you’re probably better off visiting a jeweler, rather than making a hefty investment online.

To show that special someone you love them, consider jewelry and watches for your next major gift. While it generally requires a little bit of forethought, planning, budgeting and research, your loved one will surely appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity!

This is a gift idea that not only lasts a lifetime, but could also last several lifetimes, getting passed down from generation to generation as a keepsake.

How to Choose the Best Jewelry

Are you interested in purchasing a new watch? This is an important decision as you will need to find an accessory that will really add value to yourself. There are some criteria that you will have to respect when purchasing a watch or a jewel. The aim of this article is to provide you some more information on this topic to help you take the best decision.

First of all you should consider your dress. Whenever you are purchasing jewelry or watches you should always make sure that it is suited to your clothes. This is because not all watches or jewels will match your dress and you can end up with an unpleasant surprise. This is why it is advised that you wear something close to the dress that you will be wearing at the party before purchasing your accessories.

It will also be important that you take into account your personality. There are some people that may look great with a particular accessory but another may look weird. Do not make the mistake of buying jewelry or watches just because they are merely fashionable. Instead it is important that you buy jewels that match your personality. Take adequate time to try the watches or the jewelry. It might also be interesting for you to bring a trusted friend along in order to get some feedback.

You should also take your budget into account. We all want to have the most exciting jewelry or watches but we should be realistic. If it is beyond our budget then we should forget it. There is no point in breaking the bank in order to buy an accessory that you will be wearing only once in a while. You will end up being more profitable by investing the money in some other items.

You should exercise caution when purchasing jewelry and watches. It is easy to succumb to impulse buying and purchase something that does not match your personality and only for it to finish at the back of a cupboard. There are even people that buy such accessories in order to feel accepted by their peers. It is important that you avoid such mistake at all cost.

Fashion Jewelry Style Watch

Gone are the days of the old hourglass watches. Enter the era of fashion jewelry style watches that, besides telling the time are a statement about the wearer’s standing in society. Now, knowing the time is but a part of the overall functionality of present day watches. Times have indeed changed from the early sundials and hourglasses and these cumbersome timepieces have given way to the wristwatches such as the Patek Phillipe and the fashion jewelry style watches found in most watch stores today.

Mostly A Women’s Item Of Wear

Of course, you may be thinking that fashion jewelry style watches are only for women and you would be mostly right, but still the male wearer has also begun to wear items such as chains and rings as well as fashion jewelry style watches. With fashion demanding that watches be dressy and elaborate it is not surprising that many manufacturers are selling fashion jewelry style watches to cater to the changing needs of watch wearers.

You will find that such watches are made from precious metals as well as stones and that is why they are classified as Jewelry watches. You can find them in jewelry stores as well as retail shops selling watches. The buyer likes the ornamental feel of the fashion jewelry style watches as it will elevate the wearer’s status.

It is common to find that the fashion jewelry style watches use diamonds, rubies, sapphires as well as other precious stones along with gold, silver and platinum to make them objects of art and thus more appealing and easier to sell. You can find them available in bulk or you can have one customized.

Though most fashion jewelry style watches are of the wrist watch variety it is also possible to find some pocket watches that are made along the same lines. Some of these watches are antique pieces whose value is pretty high and they are most sought after. Many a red carpet has been trod on with a fashion jewelry style watch on the wrist of the celebrity.

In fact, fashion jewelry style watches are being marketed and most leading names in the watch business field are lending their names to such watches including Tiffany, Gucci, Rolex, Tissot and Tag Huer among others. You can also expect to find many different designs for the male and female wearer and it is usual for a watch collector to have more than one such watch in his or her collection.

Watches And Jewelry

There are different watches and jewelry all over the world. Some are attractive and exclusive while others can be unexpectedly inexpensive but still beautiful. With all the choices with different cuts, arrangements, settings, and prices, you might get overwhelmed with your decision. This feature will provide you with all the things you need to consider before your jewelry and watch purchase.

Budget is one of the first things to consider when planning buying a pricey item like a watch or jewelry. Your budget will serve as your limit before you start swiping your credit card or spending your whole life’s savings. With the allure of the jewels, you can easily tempt to splurging a whole lot of money than you originally intend. A budget will serve as a gentle reminder when you do your shopping.

In connection to your budget, you also want to compare prices to make sure that you only get the best deal. You have to be aware that prices have high mark ups on department stores and specialty shops in malls. You have more chances of getting a bargain in smaller shops where prices are not normally displayed. This can be advantageous for you as you can negotiate the price. But you have to make sure you have the knowledge of the current prices in the market before you negotiate.

Another important consideration is that you need to have a clear idea of what exactly you want to buy. When it comes to watches, you also want to know about warranties, accessories, features, and models. You also need to make sure it is authentic. There are a lot of fake jewelry and watches out there. Many people are getting scammed especially when they do not have a clue with what they are buying. You also need to be patient. Buyers who are in a hurry are usually getting the worst deals.

In connection to the advice above, it is best to only deal with a reputable shop. You also need to get a proper receipt reflecting the details of the purchase. When buying jewelry like gold and platinum, make sure that they are stamped with a hallmark of purity. It is also recommended to find a trained friend in spotting the best jewelry in town.

In ending, follow the tips above when buying your very own watch and jewelry. These tips are for your best interest. Good luck with your shopping.

Beaded Jewelry and Design Ideas

Fall Is the perfect time to upgrade your style. How does one add a new twist to a favorite blouse that has been hiding in the back of the closet all summer? It is impossible to ignore all of the new Jewelry and accessories that beckon our eyes to gaze. It is no secret that we all are trying to watch our spending and perhaps sacrificing the little luxuries that are deemed “unnecessary.” Why not save money by orchestrating your own beaded Jewelry and design ideas? It is amazing how the perfect accessory can enhance and update any look regardless of personal style.

Color choice is key when selecting your beads. To get started choose colors that compliment skin tone or enhance eye color. This is a fun way to play up certain features and look your very best. Color combination adds depth and intrigue. Choose three or more colors in the same category to string together in an unset pattern. It’s fine if there are no set patterns, just be certain not to put two of the same bead side by side. There are no rules when it comes to beaded Jewelry and design ideas, but a little planning and experimentation can go a long way.

Size Matters when it comes to selecting beads. Just like the color selection you are going to need to vary the size of the beads. Sizes range from tiny seed beads to giant baubles. Chunky accessories are”in” this season if you are the trendy type, however if you are petite and prefer to dress femininely this will not work for you. Stick to the seed beads and try to create a look that reflects you. Here is a fresh idea to try: select a giant bauble bead, add seed beads to the sides to surround it, add you favorite style closure (there are many to choose from) and voila! You can even make a giant bauble with different color polymer clay. Be sure to make a hole to fit your string, wire or elastic thread through. Add some small wooden beads to the sides and you will have your friends asking “Where did you get that”?

How do you create synergy with your beaded Jewelry and design ideas? The first thing to keep in mind is that “less is more”. Choose a cocktail ring and chandelier style earrings , but skip the necklace. Go for an elaborate necklace and nothing else, wear with a white (or cream or eggshell) top to showcase your work. Bracelets can be tricky, they are difficult to wear because it can easily become too much. Wear a frilly blouse or something with an interesting detail and select beads to compliment it. Bracelets work well when all of the other accessories are kept minimal. Often when you are working with your beaded jewelry and design ideas it helps to sketch out what the end result will look like.

Techniques all depend on your skill level, how much time you want to put in and of course patience becomes a virtue. You may find that working with beads is an addictive zenlike creative escape. If you do not have patience you may develop it while working with beads because it is so rewarding to invest a little time for something that becomes so gratifying. You absolutely have something to show for your work that is purposeful and special. Techniques that can be explored further are as follows: Stringing, wireworking, and beadknitting. You may choose to just stick to the traditional way of stringing and that is okay. String multiple beads together to create a simple bracelet or necklace, and wear a bunch of them together. Bead knitting has beautiful and professional look but you will need to invest in a loom. Wire working is just using the wire itself to enhance the look. Choose copper for a unique and edgy look. Wrap the copper wire around a giant square bead and wear it by itself.

In conclusion, you do not have to be an artist in order to create beaded jewelry and design ideas. Just use what looks good on you. Crystal beads are great for the holidays, they add sparkle and drama to a cocktail dress and make wearing black fashion forward. Wooden beads give off earthy vibes and are fantastic for casual fall days and evenings, think of wooden beads as the “jean” of the bead world. Shiny beads catch the light and add fusion. Matte glossy beads can easily be painted or worked into a professional look for the office. Don’t forget to make some for you friends to give as gifts for holidays, housewarming parties, or a last minute birthdays. The most important thing to remember is to give love and have fun.

Jewelry Trends, Watches and Such

There is no better way to update an outfit and make your look complete than with the use of jewelry. What are the latest trends in jewelry? They include layered contrasting metals, mismatched bracelets, wearing multiple watches, chunky bubble rings and large pendant necklaces.

Contrasting metals can include layering necklaces made of bright and bold gemstones with several gold and silver chains of varying length. The color from the metals and the gemstones adds a splash of color to any outfit.

What about mismatched bracelets? If you own a large number of bracelets and can’t decide on which one to wear, no need to worry as you can wear all of them. Big chunky bracelets, metallic cuff bracelets and embossed gold and silver bangles well wear together nicely. A cuff bracelet is a large bracelet that can be made of gold or silver, be embossed or adorned with gemstones, can include a number of materials such as beads, baubles, resin, stones, crystals, leather or raffia. Wearing about five or six of your favorite bangle bracelets creates a beautiful melody around your wrist.

As with bracelets, watches can be worn in multiples as well. One rarely wears a watch for the time these days as there are cell phones for that, but when wearing multiple watches, you could appear worldly, as if you are keeping time for various time zones. Whether you are wearing cuff watches, a skeleton watch, or the trendy Funqy Junque watch, the bolder the better. Watches come in numerous colors, materials and looks, depending on your style.

If wearing numerous watches isn’t something you are interested in, one colorful watch might be. A latest fashion trend in colleges is the wearing of watches of different colors, sometimes colors that match ones clothes or sometimes colors that match their mood. Many students are exchanging their colorful watches too as each color has its own meaning.

Other fashion statements you can make with jewelry? How about shoulder duster earrings? These earrings fall to the shoulders, just grazing them with their edges. They can be quite ornate made with crystals, gemstones or metals. Handmade chandelier earrings are made with silver wire wrapped with semi precious stones, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. There are many vintage shoulder duster earrings out there too for the picking, these can be made of rhinestones and goldtone metals.

Speaking of vintage, how about pendant necklaces? Large pendants can make a wonderful accessory for any outfit. Vintage pendants can have pretty etchings or embossed detail. Some come with large stones, unique shapes or funky designs. Depending on your budget, you can get these pendants made of real precious metals and gemstones or something as pretty as Czech glass or rhinestones.

Last, how about white jewelry. Yes, jewelry that is all one color. While mixing and matching color is fun, sometimes going all white is just as eye popping. By simply putting together a pair of white and gold earrings, a pearl necklace or earrings, a pendant, a handful of white bracelets (yes, definitely more than one), and even a white enamel ring – you can see how your outfit comes to life with no color at all.

Wholesale Jewelry and Wholesale Fashion Jewelry

With the way the fashion industry is today, looking good has never been so important.

Everyone wants to look hot and fashionable. Women in particular take their appearance very seriously. They wouldn’t dare walk out their house in last weeks styles.

Fashion Fashion Fashion is what it is all about in the 21st Century.

Everyone is reading magazines, watching ads on TV, checking advertising billboards, to find out what the latest trends are this season.

However, the pressure to look beautiful and chic can be harsh on many people.

Firstly, most people are not supermodels, and they probably never will be. The pictures of gorgeous models are almost always edited to enhance their look beyond reality.

Hence many teens nowadays suffer from insecurity because they want to be like the supermodels but simply cannot imitate these images.

When you see pictures of people that are impossibly thin, they are usually just that-impossible.

Secondly, maintaining a beautiful image is very expensive. The hottest styles, high end jewelry and accessories are very costly. Perfume and shoes run at a high price.

When a woman walks out the house, she needs to be fully made up.

It is not only about the clothes. She needs her accessories as well.

From shades to a watch, jewelry to shoes, and belts to bags. She needs it all. And they all must be of the latest trends. The styles keep changing from day to day, and its just so hard to keep up.

So how can you look good without going broke?

How can a man buy his girlfriend, wife or fiance a nice piece of jewelry without taking out a loan?

Here are couple of ways.

One thing that may be worth looking into is buying wholesale jewelry or wholesale fashion jewelry.

There are many sites on the Internet where you can buy bulk amounts of jewelry for great deals. It may be worth asking a few friends to split a big wholesale order of jewelry or accessories with them. You will be very surprised at how much you can save by buying wholesale. Wholesalers are happy to give a greater discount when they know they will be selling many pieces. With so much material available now on the Internet, it is very easy to shop around.

Next, using Internet search engines to find the best price is another very effective way to save money.

Thirdly, shopping on auction, or shopping websites is also a great money saving idea. On these websites you can find extremely good deals from people that have bought things that are the wrong size or season and now they have no need for them. It is worth taking a look, and seeing what you can get. This way you can pick up, top quality, brand new items at a fraction of the High Street price.

So next time you want to shop for a trendy piece of jewelry, look into one of these options, most specifically the wholesale industry where you are sure to find a fantastic item at a great price. You will be happier while spending less money.

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The Perfect Jewelry Organizer To Organize Earrings

Avoid the hassles and frustrations of looking for the pair of earrings, or any fashion accessory, from the jumbled collection and clear the mess and clutter of mixed up jewelry and accessories in your draws, dressers, tabletops, vanities, pocketbooks, closets, shelves, and many other places you might keep your earrings, bracelets, rings, jewelry and fashion accessories.

There’s a really cool product on the market now that can solve all these issues. It’s a hanging organizer that has transparent pockets on both sides. The individual pouches or pockets are soft to protect even the most delicate jewelry in your collection. The pockets are also see through so you can easily find the pieces you’re looking for when you need them.

Like many of us, we may have experienced an occasion where you are in a hurry to get ready, and your jewelry is all mixed up in a pile, or tangled up with other jewelry in you dresser draw, jewelry box, or storage box. It may even be tangled, and to make things more frustrating, you have to search for that matching piece quickly, and you do not have the time to find it as quickly as you want. It is at these times, that you wished you had a better way to organize your jewelry and wished you had a jewelry organizer, preferably that was a hanging one, with see through pockets so that you do not even have to go through anything, but can just look and get that matching set without any hassle.

Professional organizers recommend that you put a hanging jewelry organizer in your closet or on the back of a door and sort your jewelry and accessories so that each watch, necklace, chain, bracelet and pair of earrings has its own pouch. You may also want to go as far as to organize your items by color or metal type to make it even easier to select the pieces when you’re putting together your outfit to go out for the evening.

These two sided hanging jewelry organizers has 72 individual pockets, including several over size pouches to hold bulkier items. Before you get started on this organizational project, it’s a good idea to figure out how many items you have that you want to place in the organizer so you can buy a second one if needed. Keep in mind that you’ll also want a few leftover pouches for your new jewelry finds.

Shopping for Jewelry and Diamonds

Shopping for jewelry and diamonds is one the most enjoyable pastimes for not only women, but men who are in love with women. The internet offers you the ability to shop for hundreds of thousands of pieces that would take you days, even months to look at in a jewelry store. The choices are everything from simple post earrings with diamonds to fabulous custom designed jewelry from artists around the world.

There are beautiful pieces with opals, garnets, rubies, diamonds, pearls, lapis and every precious stone you can think of. The settings are as unique and varied as the artists themselves. There are different metals used in jewelry today that are both stunning and practical. Palladium and platinum have taken a new place in respect to jewelry metals. They’re beautiful and resist oxidation. Set with your favorite diamond or other stone, you have a keepsake for life.

Jewelry shopping is one very convenient way to search for your favorite jewelry. There are so many merchants offering their own unique designs and settings. You can comparison shop as well, finding the best pieces that are in your budget yet high quality merchandise.

One of the greatest opportunities with shopping online for jewelry is the wide array of watches in absolutely incredible designs. Both men’s and women’s watches are truly pieces of jewelry that look striking during the day and with evening wear. Many of them include diamonds either in the watch settings or on the bands themselves. Different metals or stones or faces create sizzling designs for every taste.

Bracelets are always a woman’s favorite and the newest designs delight every woman who receives one (or gives it to herself because she so deserves them!). There are beautiful sparkling diamond bracelets, sterling silver and gold charm bracelets, beaded sterling and gold bracelets, heart bracelets in gold, sterling or platinum, pearl bracelets in one, two or three strands, cuff bracelets in an array of dazzling metals, combinations of rolled and twined precious metal single strand bracelets as well as gorgeous mesh bracelets in gold and silver.

Diamond pendants and earrings are still a girl’s best friend. The elegant chains and settings create a wonderful backdrop for uniquely cut diamonds. You can also find diamonds in heart shapes that create the entire necklace creating beauty and romance at the same time. Any woman who wears diamonds looks sophisticated, chic and elegant. Shopping for your perfect diamond pieces is so easy online that you might have a difficult time deciding on exactly what’s right for you. Of course, you can always buy more than one!

Of course birthstone jewelry is always a hit and most merchants offer a wide array of birthstones set in necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. The stones are simply spectacular and make you feel grand every time your wear them.

Shopping online for jewelry and diamonds is a “must” for anyone considering a diamond or jewelry purchase soon. The selections and designs are endless, the pricing is competitive and the warm feeling you get when you put that elegant piece of jewelry or diamonds on is as they say, “priceless”.