Archive for July, 2010


Choose The Right Necklace For The Right Occasion

Back in the days, people used to wear things that they can see on the ground like a necklace made out of twigs or leaves. They usually use animal’s teeth, rocks, claws and pottery as pendants. But nowadays, people won’t literally just pick up something from the ground to use as an adornment on their necks.

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There is a wide array of necklaces in the market right now that you can choose; from silver necklaces, gold necklaces and even beaded necklaces. Pendants are also more precious now that they usually use diamonds and other precious gemstones. You can also choose to just layer your silver necklace or pile it on to combine gold and silver or any other color. The most popular pendant would have to be the pearl whether it is faux or not. Pearls come in different colors although the most popular one is the white one because it just exudes sophistication and it is a very classic piece. Some people have pearl pendants with their gold or silver necklace while others prefer the full beaded pearl necklace.

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When it comes to chains, those who want to stick to the classic style opt for the gold necklaces. Usually, older generations pick this kind of color. However, the younger generation are also embracing gold-colored necklaces too because it does exude funkiness. Men are also a fan of the gold necklaces. However, they tend to go for the thicker pieces and they usually wear it without pendants.

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The younger generation tends to lean towards a silver necklace. Silver necklaces are considered inexpensive compared to gold ones. The great thing about a silver necklace is that even if it is faux, it doesn’t tarnish much compared to gold accessories which look more obvious when they are already not in a good condition.

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Beaded necklaces are normally used in the beach or during summer days. It usually looks great on sun dresses and maxi dresses. Beaded necklaces are the most inexpensive accessories compared to a gold necklace or a silver necklace. This is because the materials used for these are either made from wood, plastic or metal. However, there are also expensive beaded necklaces especially if they are rare.

When cleaning these necklaces, you have to take into consideration that there are different ways for each material. For instance, in cleaning a gold necklace, you have to use warm water, put a little soap in it and then wipe the necklace with the solution using a soft cloth.

In cleaning a silver necklace, you have to use a special silver cleaning solution to remove tarnishing spots. You can buy this solution in the market.

For beaded necklaces, you can simply use a damp cloth to wipe off the dirt and dust.

Ribbons can be used for a variety of things. You can even use thin ribbons to add a little something extra to your hair. By wearing a ribbon as a headband, you can keep you hair out of your face and create a new look all your own. By purchasing different colors of ribbon, you can match your headband to almost any outfit you have. Whether going casual or dressy, wearing a ribbon is simple and quick, and will add color to your ensemble.

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Try some steps to make a ribbon headband.

  • step 1

Pull your hair up on top of your head in a ponytail.

  • Step 2

Secure your hair by putting it in a hair tie.

  • Step 3

Place the ribbon on top of your head. Make sure that the middle of the ribbon is in the middle of your head.

  • Step 4

Pull the sides of the ribbon down the sides of your head and behind your ears.

  • Step 5

Tie the ribbon into a knot at the bottom of your head underneath your hair. Leave the ribbon in the knot or you can tie it into a bow.

  • Step 6

Pull the hair tie out of your hair to let your hair fall over the ribbon.

White gold is a popular metal for rings and other fine jewelry. With good care, you can keep a white gold ring looking beautiful, but it sometimes requires maintenance beyond what is required for yellow gold. Most white gold is plated with rhodium, which keeps it whiter than the gold would appear in its natural state. Dulling of white gold may result from lack of cleaning or from this plating wearing off.

Keep your white gold rings clean by washing them in soapy water; use a mild hand soap. Add a little ammonia (just a drop) to the soapy water for added cleaning strength. Use a soft cloth when cleaning to avoid scratching the ring. Take your white gold to a jeweler if it starts to yellow. Many jewelers can bring it back to its original white finish by replacing the rhodium plating. Remove white gold rings before working with chemicals. Household chemicals such as bleach may damage metals. Likewise, chemicals in cosmetic and styling products may adversely react with jewelry. Store white gold rings in a soft jewelry case or cloth to prevent scratches.

Read more: How to Maintain a White Gold Ring | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5894865_maintain-white-gold-ring.html#ixzz0v2JsEgRp

BanDaNa

You can easily transform a bandana into a cute wristband. It’s nice that there are so many patterns and colors to choose from these days. However, the traditional navy or red bandana seems to go with any pair of casual jeans. To dress up your outfit, choose a coordinating colored bandana and attach a fancy pin to the top of the wristband. This simple project will take only minutes to complete, but is easier if you have someone to help you do it.

»Fold your bandana in half, making a triangle.

» Pull the bottom tip up and make a 2-inch fold. Continue folding the same length until you reach the long end of the triangle, making a strip.

»Place the bandana strip on the underside of your wrist. Have someone help by pulling the bandana up to the top of your wrist and criss-cross it. Bring the bandana ends to the under side of your wrist and tie a square not (or tie it twice).

»Pin a decorative pin over the top of your wrist where the bandana criss-crosses. You might need that extra pair of hands to complete this. You just made a bandana wristband!!!!!!! Nice isn’t it?
Read more: How to Make a Bandana Wristband | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4963414_make-bandana-wristband.html#ixzz0v2cPhJka

If You are looking for more style of wristband, watch this video.

headband is a clothing accesory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes. Headbands generally consist of a loop of elastic  material or a horseshoe-shaped piece of flexible plastic or metal. They come in assorted shapes and sizes and are used for both practical and fashion purposes.

If you want to keep your hair out of your face or you just want to sport a headband as a cool fashion accessory, slipping one on is easy. These inexpensive hair accessories come in so many colors and styles, you can have one to match any outfit.

1. Choose headband. While there are headbands in virtually every color, your headband doesn’t have to exactly match your outfit. A neutral colored headband in black, brown, tan or tortoiseshell can go with just about anything.

2. Slip headband on. The easiest headbands to wear simply slip on your head, but some styles have an elastic band that slips under your hair at the nape of your neck for added security.

3. Wear bangs under the headband if you want them out of your face. This is useful when you’re trying to grow your bangs out and need an option for keeping them out of the way.

4. Wear bangs in front of the band if you prefer that look.

5. Keep your hair loose behind the headband or pull it into a low ponytail. You can also style your hair into a casual up-do

Read more: How to wear a headband | eHow.com http Continue reading

Mang Tikka

hye guys.. yesterday we talk about Bindi. and for today we focus more on Mang Tikka.

Mang Tika is an ornament worn in on the head so that the hanging pendant places itself over the forehead thus making the hair-parting look more prominent and classy.

it will make your appearance beautifier…

If you’re shopping for a wallet, key chain and other accessories for inside your handbag, try coordinating it all. A leather wallet, a key ring with a leather accent and a leather business card holder will look lovely together inside your handbag. Take it a step further with a coordinating makeup bag and even a leather notebook for to-do lists. You’ll give yourself a visual treat every time you reach for your keys.

Pearls as a set of jewelry are considered to be one of the most classic yet elegant accessories a woman can wear. It can be a great match to any fashion style, might be modern, vintage, or just pair of jeans with a shirt on, pearls are just perfect!

Pearl stud earrings are a great finds and can add to a variety of jewelry collection for those women who love jewelry. Such piece of jewelry can change the whole feel and look of a woman. Now, the difficult part is choosing the right pair of pearl stud earrings.

To help you with your search for those perfect stud earrings here are some things to consider:

1. Luster.

It is considered to be the most important factor that one should look for in a pearl. Remember, the better the ability of the pearl to reflect light and other objects surround it, then it is of best quality.

2. Texture.

A perfect pearl does not exist. If a pearl is perfect then it is a fake one. A pearl has some imperfections it might be the surface like it contains some bumps, cracks, or spots. The value of the pearl is also determined on its imperfections. The more obvious the imperfections are the lesser value a pearl has.

3. Size.

In pearl, the bigger the size of a pearl is, the bigger the value it has. Pearls are measured in mm, the most common size you found out in the market ranges from 6.5-7.5 mm.

4. Color.

For sure, the usual color you see for pearls are either cream or white. But there are different varieties of colors for pearls; it can be black, gold or blue. If you are fun of colors, then choose the best one that defines your personality.

With the four things enumerated, then you are now ready to choose the best pearl stud earrings that are perfect for you. Such earrings are a perfect match for that baby black dress you have in your closet and for sure that dinner date with your partner will surely be a bomb! Or a meeting with the executives of the company you are working with, the earrings will give you the professional look you ever wanted for.

Whatever the occasion is, the time of day, pearl stud earrings will never let you down! A classic and elegant look is just an earring away.

Coral is a beautiful gem that comes from the depths of the sea. Similar in structure to pearls but strikingly different in appearance, coral brings the romance of the ocean into the lives of jewelry lovers everywhere. This versatile gem offers a touch of elegance to any ensemble and also makes a fabulous gift. Coral jewelry — necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more — makes a beautiful addition to any wardrobe.


What You Need to Know:

  1. Origin. Coral reefs are the product of living creatures. The coral reefs grow in colonies in warm ocean waters around the world. Animals called coral polyps create the beautiful gem. Jewelry-grade coral is found primarily in the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Coral is not harvested from protected species such as those found in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
  2. Colors. High-quality coral comes in a wide selection of colors. Red coral is the most common and is very popular in jewelry. Pink, orange and blue coral are also common in jewelry. The highest quality coral is even in color. Color irregularities in coral may indicate cracks or voids that have been filled in with colored wax.
  3. Cuts. Coral can be cut into a variety of shapes. Coral beads are common in necklaces and bracelets. Coral beads may have a smooth finish, polished to a shine, or they may have a carved design. Coral is also cut into large pendants, teardrop earrings and other unique shapes. Irregularly-shaped coral chips are also good for use in jewelry and are commonly strung together in groups for necklaces, bracelets or earrings.
  4. Jewelry. Coral is found in a variety of jewelry pieces. Look for coral as pendants, necklaces, earrings, pins, bracelets and rings. Often, you’ll find coral paired with other stones of complementary colors. Turquoise, garnet and pearls are common coral accompaniments. Coral can be used in nearly any kind of jewelry and with a variety of metals. Beaded coral necklaces can have a casual tropical appearance while chunky coral pendants and earrings can be elegant and formal.
  5. Care. Coral is organic and quite soft, with a rating between 3 and 4 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. It is important to handle your coral with care and avoid exposing it to chemicals. To clean your coral jewelry, wipe it with a soft damp cloth. Store your coral jewelry with care by keeping it in a small, soft bag or individual jewelry box to avoid contact with other jewelry.

There is nothing like a diamond to celebrate romance, indulge in luxury and add shine to your fingers, wrists, neck and ears. Diamond jewelry has long been a highly coveted accessory for both men and women. Diamond jewelry is modern and vintage at the same time; diamonds offer beauty across the jewelry and fashion spectrums. Diamonds never go out of style, and high-quality diamond jewelry will last many lifetimes, making diamonds a fantastic jewelry investment.

Diamond rings will always be classic, from traditional solitaire styles to unique designer multi-stone varieties. Engagement rings and wedding bands offer one of the best ways to wear diamonds. Spoil your special girl with an opulent diamond engagement ring. Colored diamond rings are especially extravagant with their unique hues. Shop for diamond rings with blue, green, pink, yellow, grey or chocolate diamonds. Antique diamond jewelry in our estate jewelry store is fabulous. Enjoy wearing a one-of-a-kind diamond cocktail ring with vintage styling.

Diamond necklaces, bracelets and earrings take your outfit to the next level. Upgrade your look with a diamond tennis bracelet. These sleek bracelets featuring rows of gorgeous diamonds are sleek, lavish and sparkly. Diamond pendants come in all varieties and can be worn on a gold chain of any length. Give a diamond heart pendant to your wife this Valentine’s Day. Diamond earrings are the classic staple of a well-appointed jewelry collection. Simple diamond studs can be worn with your fanciest dress or your most casual pair of jeans.

If you love diamonds as much as we do, then you’ll want to collect diamond jewelry regularly. Our diamonds are divided by price range, so you can choose the discounted diamonds that will fit into your jewelry budget. We offer diamond jewelry featuring various gemstones, glowing pearls and luxurious precious metals. Compare diamond jewelry and select pieces that represent your personality and complement your wardrobe.