Sunday, June 17, 2007

Star nipple shield body jewelry

Star nipple shield body jewelry
Amazon Sale: $16.95

Product Description
Sexy cluster of hollow stars and clear gemstones are suspended upon a silver chain. 316L surgical steel, 14 gauge 5/8" straight barbell is externally threaded. Sold individually.

Body jewelry has come a long way in recent years. Years ago it was considered strange if anything more than your ears were pierced and to see earrings on a man would actually be frowned upon. Nowadays it is quite common to see large amounts of piercing and body jewelry being worn by one single person.

Body piercing was seen as something the more adventurous would have considered having done and even then it would be limited to ears. With increasing popularity body piercing is becoming a trend and sometimes an addiction. Quite often you will see people with not only their ears pierced but also various other parts of the body including the navel, lips and tongue.

These piercing are not limited to women they are also seen on men.
Having a body piercing involves puncturing your skin with a specialist tool and adding a piece of body jewelry hygiene is an important factor when having any sort of piercing as infections are common. It is important to keep the pierced area clean and germ free, it is recommended that you should not touch a piercing for at least 24 hours and after that make sure your wash your hands before touching the piercing due to the amount of germs your hands carry.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

How to order the "Buy Jewelry 90-95% Below Retail Cost" Guide

How to order the

It is very easy to sell these items because you can offer your customers fantastic discounts. We offer 50% to 70% off of every item we sell and you should see the smiles of our customers when they leave our store! They get a great deal and can even sell the jewelry again themselves for a profit, probably on eBay. Either way, everyone comes out ahead with a great product at a terrific value or more money in their pocket.

Getting excited yet? I hope so! I love bettering people's lives and with this offer you can change your life extremely fast. And don't forget.... Christmas will be here before you know it!

JewelryLike Crazyat Shows

How to Sell Your JewelryLike Crazyat Shows, Fairs, and Festivals

You're about to learn every success tip, strategy, and secret I've discovered over the past several years of selling my handcrafted jewelry at shows.

There are hundreds of things you can do to make a tremendous difference in your success and income at shows, fairs, and festivals.

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I wrote this ebook as a step-by-step information resource to help you succeed in selling your handcrafted jewelry at shows, too.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry is desired in part for its wonderful historical past. This type of accessory has been passed down from generation to generation in many cases and would have a world to tell if it was able to put its past into words. Not only do some antique jewelry lovers want to wear the piece of history on their person but they also enjoy researching its origin and finding out more about its historical background.

It is often said that they simply do not make things these days in the same durable, exquisite fashion as they did in the past decades and centuries. This applies to many different things yet can be said to apply to antique jewelry as well. The way in which these types of pieces were crafted not only presents a beautiful finished product but it is often one which will stand the test of time.

Antique wedding rings can be either real antique rings made in the past or custom made rings that model the style of rings made in the past. Either one is relatively easy to find on the internet or off. It's simply a matter of doing some research and double-checking to make sure that you're buying a real antique ring and not a remake.

Tip one, if you are looking on a website thoroughly read all that material before purchase so that you are clear on what they sell. It may also be a good idea to check with the better business bureau and see if there are any complaints about the marketer. This also holds true if you are shopping in a store or antique market for a ring.

Tip two; don't let a pushy seller talk you into something you aren't sure of before you are ready to make the purchase. They should always be willing to hold a ring or let you come back. This is your wedding ring and it's meant to yours for a long time so make sure you like the one you get.
Tip three, if it’s a real antique you may wish to have it appraised by an outside appraiser so you can see if you are getting a good deal or if you need to have it insured. Also check to see if a ring of this type comes with documentation. Documentation can be anything from an affidavit of the previous owners with preferably a picture of the ring being worn at sometime in the far past to previous appraisals of the ring. Follow these tips and keep a sharp eye out and you're sure to find some real gems.

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Pendant In Sterling Silver Handcrafted

Pendant In Sterling Silver Handcrafted By Artisans Of India Handmade Indian Jewelry Size 3.5 inches
Sale: $101.65

Amethyst and Garnet Silver Pendant From India. Very fashionable and exquisitely crafted, sterling silver pendant combined with flawlessly cut healing gemstones in exciting designs. Sterling silver jewelry is popular for its casual smart looks and flawless finish. Gemstones are considered the repositories of cosmic rays and in India are used to treat illnesses, enhance ones fortunes and ward off evil effects. Hindu cosmology considers all 9 planets as deities, with each having a special color. Nine gemstones namely Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire, Coral, Topaz, Cats eye and Lyaenth (called Navratna), correspond to the planets and are used to negate their bad effects or enhance ones good fortunes. Hard stones viz. agate, bloodstone, carnelian, chalcedony, garnet, rainbow etc. are available in abundance and the techniques of cutting, shaping, polishing and drilling, make it a flourishing industry. Check out our attractive range of sterling silver necklaces in black stone, moonstone, garnet, amethyst, carnelian, iolite, sapphire, jade and other gems. To match the necklaces various varieties of earrings, ring and bracelets are also available. Gemstone silver pendant in a whirl of colors are attractive bargains, which can be worn on all occasions ? they could, depending on the astrological configuration you were born, also contribute to happy healthy living.

Silver Cleaning Tips:
Always wash your silver by hand. If there is no tarnish on your silver, simply use a phosphate-free detergent to clean it. Washing and drying your silver immediately after using it will keep you from having to use tarnish removing tools less often. Be careful when washing in a metal sink as it could scratch your silver.
In the early stages of tarnish, your silver will have a yellowish tint. The darker in color this gets, the harder to remove. If left untouched, it will eventually turn black.

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Strawberry Lane - Artisan Jewlery by AzizaBeads featuring Kazuri

Strawberry Lane - Artisan Jewlery by AzizaBeads featuring Kazuri

Take me down memory lane to the beatles
It measures 22" Around and the focal Kazuri bead is about 35 mm

To give and idea of the size of all the other beads. And the flowers and strawberry fields bloom all the way up the necklace in more Kazuri and lamwork beads. The tiny 4 mm beads which conneect all of these beads and draw them together into a harmonious whole are czech english cut vintage iridescent light pink faceted beads and they do hold their own for their size. The colors are primarilly mauves pink and violets with some other more subtle colors which give balance. This necklace makes a definite statement and will be noticed. The Kazuri beads are all hand molded and hand painted by a woman's co-operative in kenya and the lamp-work beads are all hand blown by various artists here in the USA.

Jewelry is one of the most personal gifts you can give someone. Handmade jewelry chosen for that special person says you have given a lot of thought to your purchase. You may choose from many types of handcrafted artisan jewelry such as casual, classic, and contemporary, to jewelry worn with business attire or formal wear. Also keep in mind the variety and color of jewelry available from freshwater pearls, semi-precious gemstone, and crystals, to African trade beads. In addition to personal color preference, think about whether the person for whom you are purchasing this gift has a passion for earrings, bracelets or necklaces.

Consider personal style in choosing your gift. An appropriate gift for a very casual dresser, wearing jeans, t-shirts and flip flops may not be suitable for the business person who wears more formal apparel every day. A trendy necklace or bracelet in their favorite color looks great when dressing up a denim outfit. If your friend has a fondness for certain gemstones, a beautiful gemstone pendant may compliment a traditional business suit. A contemporary dresser may wear the most stylish jewelry while a formal dresser might prefer a classic jewelry ensemble, maybe freshwater pearls or crystals.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Emerald - May Birthstone 14Kt Gold Ankle Bracelets: Adjustable Swarovski Crystal Beaded Anklets by Gemstone Gifts Handmade Jewelry

EMERALD "WHISPER" Liquid GOLD Beaded Anklets - Swarovski Crystal Liquid Gold Ankle Bracelets and Anklets in light, airy, breezy colors. These new "Whisper" summer anklets are little wisps of color floating along liquid gold. Just the tiniest bit of glimmer, just a splash of color, just a dash of sparkle. They wont "steal the show" away from your strappy-swingy short and sassy summer fashions or gorgeous tan legs!. No heavy, beaded metal or oxidized look for these little wisps of gold, they're as light as a summer breeze! Available in any Swarovski Crystal Color you might dream up for the perfect compliment to any favorite outfit, including all 12 birthstone month colors. FREE custom sizing! All beaded crystal anklets are adjustable. You can wear them above or below your ankle bone, with a sexy swingy dangle accent charm. Handmade with 22k vermeil, and 14 karat gold filled accents, these darling little bits of color can't wait to go on summer vacation with you! Handcrafted for GemstoneGifts by designer Shirley L. Gordon. Shipped in a embossed gift box with specially treated anti-tarnish cotton. If you keep them in the zip lock bag provided, you'll be sure to sparkle all season! Exchange/re-sizing information included with every order. We want you to LOVE your new GemstoneGifts Handmade Jewelry!

April Crystal Beaded Anklets: Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Jewelry. Adjustable 14K Gold Filled Ankle Bracelets

April Birthstone - Crystal (Diamond) : 14K Gold Filled Beaded Anklets/Ankle Bracelets with 22K vermeil spacers, pearls, and Swarovski crystal. The dainty flashes of gold and the sparkle of color around her ankle will make her feel like a princess as she strolls thru the room. The value of gold is timeless, her personal birthstone adds a bit of tradition, and giving your true love pearls is a classic statement of your priceless love and care for her. And of course, when you give her SWAROVSKI, you give her the best! Nothing shines, sparkles, or dazzles like genuine Swarovski Crystal. You can find a less expensive anklet, but you can not find one made with better craftsmanship or finer components. I use the finest materials that are available. I wanted to offer an anklet that you would be proud to give and she would be proud to wear. These handmade beaded ankle bracelets are handcrafted with 100% Genuine Swarovski Austrian crystals, 22Kt vermeil accents, swarovski crystal pearls, 14K Gold lobster clasp closure and the darling crystal and pearl charm dangles from a 14K gold chain. Adjustable as much as one inch, so that you can wear it all year round, over your ankle bone with skirts, or below your ankle bone with slacks and jeans. Custom and PLUS sizing are available, just call after placing your order! 1-856-985-3622. If you are giving this item as a gift, exchange/re-sizing information is included with every single order. We want you to love your new GemstoneGifts Handmade Jewelry. Handcrafted one at a time in our New Jersey USA Studio by designer Shirley L. Gordon.

March Aquamarine Beaded Anklets - Adjustable Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Ankle Bracelets in Sterling Silver by designer Shirley L Gordon for Gemstone

March Aquamarine Beaded Anklets - Adjustable Swarovski Crystal Birthstone Ankle Bracelets in Sterling Silver by designer Shirley L Gordon for Gemstone Gifts Handmade Jewelry

Price: $49.95

March Birthstone - Aquamarine Birthstone Swarovski Crystal Beaded Anklets/Ankle Bracelets. A touch of sparkle, a bit of dazzle, an enchanting little glimmer gets just the right amount of attention as you walk across the room. Give the very best! Nothing shines, sparkles, or dazzles like genuine Swarovski Austrian Crystal. These handmade beaded anklets are handcrafted with .925 Sterling Silver accents, the finest Delica Japanese seed beads, .925 sterling lobster clasp closure and darling crystal charm dangle. Adjustable as much as one inch, so that you can wear it all year round, over your ankle bone with skirts, or under your ankle bone with slacks and jeans! FREE exchange and re-sizing contact information included with every order. We want you to love your new GemstoneGifts Handmade Jewelry. Every single item is handcrafted one at a time in our New Jersey, USA Studio by jewelry designer Shirley L. Gordon.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Two-Tone 18kt Pink Gold and Steel men Watch 16234J

Stainless steel case. 18kt pink gold and steel oyster bracelet. White Dial, 18kt pink gold fluted rotating bezel. "Turn-O-Graph" model. Silver dial with stick hour markers. Synthetic sapphire crystal. 31 jewel chronometer movement. Date displays at 3 o'clock position. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Two-Tone 18kt Pink Gold and Steel Mens Watch 16234J. Rolex Model Number 116261

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Rolex "Submariner" Oyster Perpetual, St.Steel, Date, 1970's

GNT certified, fully serviced and inspected. Backed by our own 1 year warranty. Pre-owned, Gent's Rolex "Submariner" oyster perpetual stainless steel vatch with date functions. Water proof 660 ft, rotating bezel, black dial with applied white hour markers and matching hands. 1970's model, excellent condition. Inventory number: sa2334

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 18kt Yellow Gold Diamond men Watch 118348CBR

Price: $66,500.00
18kt yellow gold case and oyster bracelet set with diamonds. 18kt yellow gold bezel set with diamonds. 31 jewel chronometer movement. Synthetic sapphire crystal. Champagne dial with diamond markers. Date displays at 3 o'clock position. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 18kt Yellow Gold Diamond Mens Watch 118348CBR. Rolex Model Number 118348.

Christian Nielsen (ridge ny) - ok yes i have the gold presidential rolex with diamonds on bezel . only a fool would spend 66 thousand dollars for this watch . i recently saw a preowned at a rolex dealer . kravitz jewlers in oceanside ny for 9600 dollars . yes only 9600 . covered in diamonds . who cares if your rolex is preowned this watch will outlive all of us and our children . a new basic president is 29000 . what i found is each year i was upgrading my watch and finally said why not . if you deal with an authorized dealer . not the internet . you can get this watch for less the 10000 . i also recommend using jewelers mutual to insure it for a few hundred you are covered for up to 15000 lost or stolen . but first deal with only a authorizd rolex dealer . bennet kravitz and his company treated me very fairly.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master Steel with Platinum men Watch 16622

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master Steel with Platinum men Watch 16622
Stainless steel case and special oysterlock bracelet. Special Platinum time-lapse bezel. 31 jewel chronometer movement. Synthetic sapphire crystal. Grey dial. Case diameter 40mm. Date displays at 3 o'clock position. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master Steel with Platinum Mens Watch 16622. Rolex Model Number 16622.

Concerned One "Thrashfan" (Omaha, NE) - This is an Excellent Watch. All polished and brushed steel/silver face that goes with most anything, functional for swiming, snorkaling, and or out on the boats. The larger face and the white glowing number marks make it easy to see in the dark or the water. Sweeping Swiss movement, always accurate, you get what you pay for, an excellent timepiece to pass down for generations.



Sunday, May 27, 2007

Icedout Hip Hop Silver Plated Ring ! Imported

Marc Ecko Red "Key Hole" Ladies Bracelet Watch

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The hip hop jewelry industry has always been known for it’s innovation in jewelry, sometimes good and other times bad. However, the newest fashion trend is starting to catch on and that trend is the custom belt buckle.
Custom belt buckles are simply a belt buckle that allows the person wearing it to customize it to their own taste. There are two very popular forms of custom belt buckles and they are custom name plate buckles and LED scrolling text buckles.
Custom name plate belt buckles allow a person to pick out several letters that they want to appear on their buckle. They can choose to display their name, their initials or any other message they would like. These belt buckles are becoming very popular and are being worn by an increasing number of celebrities. The most popular form of these custom name plate belt buckles is the iced out version in which the buckle is lined with stones in order to give it that “bling” look.

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Textured Hinged Hoop Huggie Earrings

Textured Hinged Hoop Huggie Earrings
These gold hinged huggie hoop earrings are made with a very secure hinge clasp. They are made in 14k yellow gold and have a textured finish. These hinged huggie hoop earrings measure 14.25 millimeters in length and 4.0 millimeters in width. They are sure to catch the eye when worn! Great style in hinged hoops!
Women celebrities are keeping pace with their male counterparts when it comes to wearing hip-hop jewelry. Stars such as Beyonce, Lil’ Kim, Ashanti and Missy Elliott are regularly seen in pictures wearing large diamond jewelry items of various colors. Even young female celebrities are getting on the bling-bling bandwagon. Teen stars like Jo Jo and Hilary Duff are said to be avid hip-hop jewelry enthusiasts and count themselves among the large number of bejeweled stars today.
Large, ostentatious pieces of jewelry did not start becoming popular only because of the hip-hop cultural phenomenon (think Elvis Presley and Tom Jones), but hip-hop has altered the jewelry market in a big way. Fans see what their favorite celebrities are wearing, and there are numerous options for them to emulate their idols – at least in terms of fashion. Jewelry has always been a part of popular culture, and today’s hip-hop jewelry and the celebrities who wear them are even more so in this age of instant information.

Vermeil (24k Gold over Sterling Silver) Hip Hop Iced cz Bling Bling Bracelet

Vermeil (24k Gold over Sterling Silver) Hip Hop Iced cz Bling Bling Bracelet

Pump it up! Make a fashion statement in this Hip Hop style totally ices out simulated diamond cz bracelet.

Hip-hop jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes, all of them meant to catch the eye and attract attention. Heavy chains of silver or gold (or both) can oftentimes be seen on celebrities such as LL Cool J and Ja Rule in their music videos. Hip-hop jewelry web sites offer fully ‘iced-out’ bling-bling, or watches, rings, bracelets and earrings that are heavily decorated with real or faux diamonds. So-called ‘spinner’ watches and rings are big best sellers in the hip-hop jewelry category. Also available are customized, removable gold, silver and platinum teeth which may be studded with jewels and gemstones, so even the pearly whites can have their share of hip-hop jewelry.

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Gold Metal Plated Hip Hop Bracelet

Oversized studs and chains are the trademarks of hip-hop jewelry and are preferred by celebrities such as Sean Combs, or P. Diddy. At the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, he sported a diamond ring, bracelet, and watch from Jacob and Company. Rapper 50 Cent is another celebrity who is hardly ever seen without his hip-hop jewelry. On his web site, 50 Cent offers more affordable, though just as flashy, bling-bling for those of us who do not earn the megabucks that he and his fellow celebrities rake in. There are also many other web sites that offer low-priced hip-hop jewelry inspired by popular rap artists.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

42,000Hz of Energy Wave Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. Compact Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

42,000Hz of Energy Wave Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. Compact Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. Clean your jewelry, waterproof watches, eyeglasses, razor heads, printer heads, fountain pens, antique coins, badges, small silverwares, small machined metal parts and

Sharper Image Deluxe Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

Our new, expanded-feature Deluxe Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner and Tarnish Remover now has a second interchangeable and larger dipping tank for easily and instantly removing tarnish from silver, copper and gold. This larger dipping tank has a spillproof lid so it can be safely stored with the tarnish-removing solution between uses. An 8-oz. bottle of our exclusive Silver Dip Solution is included free, along with a multilayered treated cloth for touch-up polishing of your silver, platinum or gold. For cleaning your jewelry with the push of a button, rings, necklaces or earrings, just fill the system's smaller tank with water (plus a few drops of our Gem & Jewelry Cleaner Concentrate) and in five quick minutes you'll restore the luster of gold, the sparkle of stones, the brilliance of diamonds...even the shine of your watchband! The main housing is 5" x 5" x 7" and plugs into a standard outlet. Your purchase includes two removable tanks, 8 oz. of cleaning concentrate, 8 oz. of tarnish removing solution and a 8" x 5" silver-care polishing cloth. For replacements, we offer a Jewelry/Silver Cleaning Kit (SI815, $19.95) that includes an extra silver-care cloth plus one 8-oz. bottle each of the Gem & Jewelry Cleaner Concentrate and the Silver Dip Solution. One-year warranty. Note: Not appropriate for soft, fragile stones such as pearls, opals, amber and emeralds. Tarnish dip not appropriate for 24k gold.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

18K White Gold Blue Sapphire, Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring & Diamond Stud Earrings

Price: $3,507.30

Which cut Grgde is Best ?
For a diamond with the best cut, that will look exceptional even when viewed under a microscope, look to the Blue Nile Signature Collection. These diamonds reflect the most brilliance because they are cut to the most exacting proportions. They have the highest polish and symmetry grades available for round diamonds, and our signature fancy shapes have either excellent or very good polish and symmetry grades.

For the best value in a brilliant diamond, choose a diamond with a cut grade of good or very good, and polish and symmetry grades of very good or good.

If your diamond has an ideal- or very-good cut with very good or good polish and symmetry, you may want to consider less expensive grades of color and clarity — look for a diamond with G or H color and SI1 or SI2 clarity.

Blue Diamond Ring - 14kt Gold

Blue Diamond Ring - 14kt Gold

Product DescriptionUSGL Certified 1.50 Carat Fancy Blue Diamond Cocktail Ring Solid 14kt Gold-Yellow

Diamond measurements are calculated and applied to a cut grading scale that makes it easy to understand how well each reflect light:
Blue Nile Signature Ideal cut: Represents roughly the top 1% of diamond quality based on cut. The highest grades of polish and symmetry allow it to reflect even more light than the standard ideal cut. Our most brilliant cut.
Ideal cut: Represents roughly the top 3% of diamond quality based on cut. Reflects nearly all light that enters the diamond. An exquisite and rare cut.
Very good cut: Represents roughly the top 15% of diamond quality based on cut. Reflects nearly as much light as the ideal cut, but for a lower price.
Good cut: Represents roughly the top 25% of diamond quality based on cut. Reflects most light that enters. Much less expensive than a very good cut.
Fair cut: Represents roughly the top 35% of diamond quality based on cut. Still a quality diamond, but a fair cut will not be as brilliant as a good cut.
Poor cut: This includes all diamonds that do not meet the performance standards of a fair cut. These diamonds are generally deep and narrow or shallow and wide and tend to lose most of the light out the sides and bottom. Blue Nile does not carry diamonds with cut grades of poor.

14K White Gold Round Diamond 4-Prong Stud Earring

These gorgeous sparkling diamond earrings light up your face with a brilliance never seen before. They are hand crafted in stunning feminine gold mountings that display the diamonds to their maximum beauty. To be worn on any occasion, both casual and formal, these earrings will become an everyday part of your life.14K White Gold Round Diamond 4-Prong Stud Earring (1 1/2ctw, G-H, SI2-I1) Netaya Style# 302010203150

Polish and symmetry are two important aspects of the cutting process. The polish grade describes the smoothness of the diamond's facets, and the symmetry grade refers to alignment of the facets. With poor polish, the surface of a facet can be dulled, and may create blurred or dulled sparkle. With poor symmetry, light can be misdirected as it enters and exits the diamond. The polish and symmetry grades are clearly listed in each diamond detail page and within the GIA or AGSL diamond grading report. For the most beautiful diamond, look for a symmetry grade of excellent (EX), very good (VG), or good (G) for a GIA graded diamond, and ideal (ID), excellent (EX), very good (VG), or good (G) for an AGSL graded diamond. Avoid diamonds with symmetry grades of fair (F) or poor (P), as the alignment of their facets may misdirect light so severely that it affects the brilliance of the diamond.

14k White Gold, Round, Diamond Stud Earrings (1 cttw, I-J Color, I1 Clarity)

14k White Gold, Round, Diamond Stud Earrings (1 cttw, I-J Color, I1 Clarity)
Price: $1,099.00

Single round-cut diamonds, with a total weight of one full carat, are prong set in 14 karat white gold in these classic diamond stud earrings. The four-prong setting holds the diamonds securely while maximizing the amount of surface area exposed to the light, thus optimizing the radiance and sparkle of the stones. These are fine quality diamonds, with exceptional brilliance. They are near-colorless, with a minimum color rating of I-J, and appear white to the eye. The clarity rating of these diamonds is SI2-I1, meaning these have inclusions which are visible to the unaided eye. Set on screw on posts and nut closures, these earrings are a brilliant and versatile accent, simple enough for everyday wear, yet absolutely elegant with evening attire. Their traditional styling makes them a perfect gift, and a welcome addition to any woman's fine jewelry collection.

Determining a diamond's cut grade, however, goes beyond simple measurements of width and depth. Using an optical measuring device, a three-dimensional model is created to determine the diamond's proportions and angles. The interrelations between these various dimensions will greatly affect how light reacts once it enters and how it behaves once it exits; by using sophisticated computer modeling, it is possible to trace light behavior and measure its levels of brightness, fire and scintillation - the face-up appearance.

Diameter: The width of the diamond as measured through the girdle.
Table: The largest facet of a gemstone.
Crown: The top portion of a diamond extending from the girdle to the table.
Girdle: The intersection of the crown and pavilion which defines the perimeter of the diamond.
Pavilion: The bottom portion of a diamond, extending from the girdle to the culet.
Culet: The facet at the tip of a gemstone. The preferred culet is not visible with the unaided eye (graded "none" or "small").
Depth: The height of a gemstone measured from the culet to the table.

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14k White Gold, Round, Diamond Stud Earrings (1/2 cttw, J-K Color, I2-I3 Clarity)

unbelievably cloudy and yellow. Not worth it at any price. Better off buying quality cubic zirconia in 14K gold setting. Save your money.

By A. Lieberman (New Jersey)

would recommend these earrings to anyone. Yes, they are I3 clarity, which means that there are visible flaws. However, these diamonds go on your ear, not your hand, and for that reason I think that they make an excellent value for diamond earrings. The diamonds are sufficiently colorless, and I would definitely buy them again for myself or for a gift (although perhaps not for someone who is very picky about diamonds).

The cut of a diamond has the most effect on its sparkle, or brilliance. Even if the diamond has perfect color and clarity, a poor cut can make a diamond look dull. Blue Nile carries only the highest grades of diamond cut, for the most sparkle. Learn how to choose the right diamond cut with the most brilliance for your budget.??

The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance. There is no single measurement of a diamond that defines its cut, but rather a collection of measurements and observations that determine the relationship between a diamond's light performance, dimensions and finish. Most gemologists consider cut the most important diamond characteristic because even if a diamond has perfect color and clarity, a diamond with a poor cut will have dulled brilliance.

The width and depth can have an effect on how light travels within the diamond, and how it exits in the form of brilliance.

Too Shallow: Light is lost out the bottom causing the diamond to lose brilliance.
Too Deep: Light escapes out the sides causing the diamond to appear dark and dull.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Charlotte Embellished Velvet Jewelry Box - Small (3H x 4L)

Charlotte Embellished Velvet Jewelry Box - Small (3H x 4L)<>div>
Price: $24.95

Product Description
A plush place to house your most precious jewelry, these Charlotte Embellished Velvet Jewelry Boxes are made of lush beige velvet embossed with an antique floral pattern. With intricate wire details and delicate glass beads, these pieces pay tribute to the vintage authenticity of the Victorian era. A must-have for every glamour girl's vanity table. Choose from small and large. Each sold separately.

Jewelry boxes are made in several shapes and sizes. However, small jewelry boxes are in higher demand, as most jewelry is small and delicate. Small but exquisitely made jewelry boxes are perfect for such small pieces of jewelry. A ring or pair of earrings looks more beautiful when nestling in the soft velvety folds of a small jewelry box. Small heart- shaped jewelry boxes always find a lot of takers as they are perfect for gifts.

Small jewelry boxes make ideal and unusual gifts for men too. A jewelry box that is specially made to hold watches or cufflinks are perfect for men who have a taste for artistic jewelry items. Small jewelry boxes are good receptacles for small pieces of heirloom jewelry. A well made jewelry box ends up as a valued keepsake.

Jewelry boxes need not necessarily be used to keep jewelry or gift jewelry in. Artistically made pieces can be added to ubiquitous corners in your home giving the décor a lovely lift. Thoughtfully placed jewelry boxes can enhance the furnishings immediately. The jewelry box can be selected to match the furniture or to complement it. There are a variety of designs of small jewelry boxes meant for house décor to choose from.

Rosewood Handmade Wooden Jewelry Box

Rosewood Handmade Wooden Jewelry Box
Price: $237.38
Product Dimensions: 6.2 pounds

Artisans from the region of Punjab hold world acclaim for the outstanding workmanship of their hand-carved wooden furniture and decor. For centuries, the Punjabi wood-carver has created artistic and graceful masterpieces. During British rule in India, Punjabi craftsmen gained such an enviable reputation that they were recruited to England to work in English workshops and teach at English universities. Today, artisans in the village of Chinyot in Punjab have preserved the ancient Punjabi tradition of wood-carving. The Rosewood Handmade Wooden Jewelry Box is a humble expression of the marvelous quality, workmanship, and design of contemporary Punjabi wood carving.
Rosewood Handmade Wooden Jewelry Box Color: Green Material: Rosewood 18 in. L x 12 in. W x 10 in. H Hand-carved box with brass inlay. Central storage cavity has compartmentalized tray inside. Additional photographs are available upon request.

Growing up, you may have seen all those little rituals your elders do. You may also have witnessed a million times how your grandmother would frequently arrange and examine her collection of jewelry affectionately in her antique wooden jewelry box and have been surprised as well to find out how warm and with great deal of caution she did it. One could say that a beautiful wooden jewelry box is a staple in keeping collections of jewelry. But have you ever thought of wood, not the usual gold and silver bracelets and necklaces, being the jewelry contained inside your grandmother’s jewelry box?

Shining Image Huge Black eather Jewelry box

Case/ Storge/ Organizer with Travel case and lock
5 slide out drawers; 20 compartments;10 necklace hooks;3 large storage pouches;Lined in silsuede and finished in oiled leather and durable synthahide;
2 removable earring holders which hold up to 30 earrings (10 hanging, 20 posts)
Twin fold out side compartments with snap closures. Great for hanging necklaces, bracelets, and other;
24 K Gold plated fixtures and lock;Large mirror on top lid;removable mini travel jewelry box (shown at rear left of the jewelry box) that holds even more rings/necklaces/earrings and other jewelry.. perfect for any trip!
Measures 10.25inch x 7.5inch x 8.75inch when closed.
The most common type of jewelry box is one with a wooden flip top lid. In many of these, once the box is opened, a musical tune plays lightly in the background. With time there have been several changes introduced in the designs and styles of jewelry boxes. The musical jewelry boxes made of wood have their own special kind of charm.
With exteriors made of good quality wood and the interiors lined with soft satins and velvets, wooden jewelry boxes make perfect nesting places for your jewelry. The soft lining ensures that the delicate pieces of jewelry kept inside are not damaged in any manner.

Mele Oak Jewelry Box Josephine 760-11

Mele Oak Jewelry Box Josephine 760-11
Shipping Weight: 14 pounds

Mele Oak Jewelry Box Josephine 760-11

Lift lid with mirror, top has 2 equal sections on each side and the center is half filled with ring rolls and the other half has 6 equal sections, 4 open drawers, both sides have 4 necklace hooks and a shirred catch pocket, beaded and burlwood accents, brasstone hardware, hand lined with ivory sueded fabric interior

  • Finish: Oak
  • Dimensions: 14" x 7 1/2" x 11 1/2"
  • Weight: 13

Good jewelry boxes are works of art. Wooden jewelry boxes are available in various finishes and textures. The choices range from warm mahogany wood, white ash, cherry, maple, koa, walnut, birch, burl and other varieties found in America. Several special boxes are created with wood sourced from other countries. Examples of such wood varieties are rosewood, ebony, blodwood, bocote, jatoba, kingwood, lacewood, olivewood, padauk and many more. The type of wood used and the quality of craftsmanship determines the price of the jewelry box.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

14K Two Tone Round Diamond

14K Two Tone Round Diamond Women's Wedding Ring - 0.06 ctw.
Price: $529.00

This 14k Two Tone ring is set with 3 round diamonds. The diamonds are H-I color and SI2-I1 clarity and have a total carat weight of 0.06 cts. The ring comes in a nice jewelry box or pouch and ships free of charge anywhere in the United States. If this ring is not immediately available, you will be contacted with 48 business hours with other options.

10k Two-Tone Gold Diamond

10k Two-Tone Gold Diamond Claddagh Ring (.054 cttw, I-J Color, I2-I3 Clarity) - Size 7
Price: $69.99

This traditional Irish ring can be given as a symbol of friendship or worn as a wedding ring. Two hands, in 10 karat yellow gold, grasp a white gold heart with small round diamond accents. The heart is surmounted by a white gold crown set with baguette diamonds. In this traditional design, the hands and heart symbolize friendship and love respectively, while the crown represents loyalty. The ring can be worn in a variety of ways to signal different intentions. Wearing it on the right hand with the crown turned inward indicates availability--the wearer's heart is open. Turning the crown outward signals the wearer is in a relationship, and love is being considered. And wearing it on the left hand with the crown turned outward tells the whole world that the wearer's heart is truly spoken for. However it's worn, this is an attractive and meaningful ring that's sure to be treasured.

Pugster Daisy Duo Copper Rhinestone Flower Birthstone Fashion Garden Jewelry Pin Brooch

Pugster Daisy Duo Copper Rhinestone Flower Birthstone Fashion Garden Jewelry Pin Brooch
Sale: $23.99

This adorable brooch features two daisies of green rhinestone petals and an opalescent light green rhinestone center. The leaves and ribbon tie are also embellished with green rhinestones. This brooch is crafted and authenticated by Pugster Inc. Measures approximately 2 inches in length. Attaches securely with a pin clasp. Enlarged to show detail.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Great Sources For Finding Body Jewelry At Great Prices Online

By Chris Ryerson

Since the beginning of civilization, jewelries and accessories were always part of a person's overall wardrobe. Jewelries and accessories —which come in different kinds, styles, sizes and colors—have evolved through the years. Today, more and more people were able to find different means of wearing jewelries and accessories, one of which is body jewelry.

Body jewelry refers to jewelries or accessories that you can wear in a specific part of your body. These include earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, barbells, belly rings, belly waist chains, belts and buckles, bent barbells, rings, navel rings, nipple rings, nose rings, toe rings, tongue rings, lip rings, belly button rings, and body jewelry rings.

If you are into body jewelry or you are looking for body jewelries that you can use for your body piercings, online stores and shops are the best options for you.

Whether you are looking for jewelries to adorn your belly, tongue, nose, ears, fingers, nipples, or anywhere else on your body, body jewelries online can give you a lot of options. In fact, there are so many online stores that offer body jewelry today. Whether these are for body piercing or non-piercing, you have the chance to choose from a wide variety of body jewelry online.

Whatever it is that you prefer—whether these are jewelries that have stones, contains precious metal like gold, silver, platinum or titanium, made from unique materials such organic or wood, gothic, acrylic, or glass—you can find it in so many stores that offer body jewelry online.


But, before you shop for body jewelries online, you should decide first if you really want to use these especially if you have piercings. Here are some of the considerations you might want to contemplate on:

1. The cost of body piercings. If you are planning to pierce your navel, eyebrow, or tongue, the cost of this and the cost of the body jewelry should be a very big consideration for you. Online, there are estimated cost of body piercings and body jewelry. On the average, the cost of body piercings range from $25 to $50 depending on the area you have chosen to be pierced, the shop that will do the work and the body jewelry you have chosen.

2. The type of metal the body jewelry you will use. Experts suggest that you choose titanium or blackline body jewelry whenever you purchase body jewelry online because these are made up of pure metal. If you are going to use the body jewelry for your body piercing, it is recommended that you use these so your piercing will heal faster without the risk of having infection.

3. The type of body jewelry for an initial piercing. Most shop owners that sell body jewelry online recommend that you opt for B.C.R.'s, barbells or banana bars when you undergo initial piercing. This is because barbells or banana bars sit flatter against your body thus, lowering the risk of snagging the jewelry to aggravate the piercing. Always make sure that you discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of the body jewelry you wish to use whenever you have body piecing.

4. The timeframe of healing. Make sure that you always opt for body jewelry that can help your pierce to heal faster. Try titanium or blackline which are popular body jewelries available online.

5. Be meticulous about the process of piercing, the place, and the body jewelry to be used. Before you finally indulge into body piercing, make sure that the piercing studio is clean and has an autoclave unit used to sterilize equipment and jewelry to be used.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Hot Wedding Tips: Wedding Jewelry For Bridesmaids

By Chris Ryerson

If you are planning all of the details of your wedding down to the design on the napkins at the reception you really have your work cut out for you. This can be a very overwhelming task. Yet the rewards are also great. Having a wedding day exactly like you had always dreamed of is a huge reward. However knowing that you planned all of the details yourself makes it that much sweeter.

One of the things you will want to consider is wedding jewelry for bridesmaids. This is not a have to and many times you can skip this. However, if you are serious about choosing all of the details and having everything come out just perfect then you will want to choose the jewelry for your bridesmaids. One of the biggest side benefits of choosing your wedding jewelry for the bridesmaids is it can also serve the second function of being a bridesmaid gift after the wedding. This article will help guide your through making some of the important decisions when choosing wedding jewelry for bridesmaids.

The Wedding Theme

One important thing to always keep at the forefront of your memory is your wedding theme. Your wedding theme should really determine and help guide your entire decision making. For wedding jewelry this is no different. You want to choose jewelry that is consistent with your wedding theme. For example if you are having a very formal classic church wedding then you will want to also purchase classic looking jewelry. Most likely this would be pearls. If you are doing some other type of wedding like a themed wedding then you will want to choose jewelry that goes along with the theme. For example if you are having a beach themed wedding or a beach destination wedding then you should choose your jewelry accordingly.

The Wedding Dress

Another consideration when choosing the jewelry for your bridesmaid is your own wedding dress. The wedding dress and bride should be the central focus of attention for the wedding. Therefore you want the jewelry you choose for yourself and your bridesmaid to really compliment and not compete with your wedding dress. Some things to think about are the style of the dress and the neckline. If you have a very ornate dress with lots of extra design details on the front then you might not need a necklace and should opt instead for earrings and maybe a bracelet. However, if your wedding dress is simple or has an open neckline or even a strapless dress then you want to accent this area with a beautiful necklace.

The Bridesmaid Dresses

Just as you want to plan the jewelry around your wedding dress you want to think about the bridesmaid dresses also. Again you will want to choose jewelry that is flattering but not competing for attention. Often the bridesmaid dress will have some color in it and you can pick up these color themes in the jewelry. Remember you can always just go with the classic option of pearls and you are sure to win. However, if you want a more relaxed or even artistic look you might want to do a mix of pearls with some other beads. A choker necklace with a beautiful pendant can also look great if the bridesmaid dresses are open in the front.

The most important thing is to try and plan ahead. Don’t just go to the store blindly and pick anything out that strikes your fancy. Instead take some time and plan the jewelry style you are looking for based on your wedding. IF you have some ideas of what you want like a chocker or pearls then you can use this when you go shopping. Make sure you tell the salesperson right away what you are looking for so you don’t waste your time being shown a bunch of options that will not work for you. It makes a lot of sense if possible to buy the bridal jewelry for yourself and for your bridesmaids at the same time. This way you can be sure that you have completed the whole job and the wedding jewelry for the bridesmaids matches or enhances your own jewelry.

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Gold Jewelry Fashions

By Eric Hartwell

Gold has been in fashion since the early Egyptian societies adorned almost every part of their bodies with gold jewelry over 3000 years ago. Earrings appeared in Egyptian fashion around 1500BC. However, Pharaohs have not been recognized as wearing earrings. Mycenaeans wore gold finger rings while the Greeks adorned themselves in many gold jewelry varieties. Women wore necklaces, diadems, rings, bracelets and wreaths. Men ornamented themselves with finger rings and wreaths. Aphrodite, Eros and Artemis were worn as decorative figures on necklaces. Chokers figured prominently in Greek gold jewelry adornment. Greek men wore earrings that were thought to be an effeminate expression.

From 300-400AD in China, hair ornaments were crafted of gold. Ornamental filigree and granulation was applied as well as the setting of precious stones. Ancient Chinese men and women wore gold earrings as a sign of popular adornment, with the higher status peoples wearing gold and silver and the lower classes bronze and copper. Necklaces were not popular among the Ancient Chinese prior to 700AD. In ancient Japanese culture, jewelry was very rare aside from a few hair ornaments. India began the tradition of wearing gold nose rings circa 900-1000AD, which was introduced by the Muslims.

In Medieval times, gold jewelry of brooches, rings, pendants, belt clasps and hat badges were generally worn adorning clothing and by both men and women. From the 14th century on, a heart-shaped gold ring brooch became a popular symbol of love between paramours. Jeweled necklaces and tight chokers returned in the late 15th century as necklines plummeted, revealing milky white skin that complemented a bejeweled throat. Bracelets and earrings were again worn by the upper class. The wealthy started to carry gold personal cases (pomanders), often intricately inlaid with jewels and depicted motifs, holding snuff or personal wares.

Another curious style of jewelry was the prayer books, which hung on a chain from the waist to the hem of a woman’s skirts. Italians are credited with the wise decision of wearing jewelry to embellish beauty, rather than as a sign of status. Men of the Italian Renaissance did not adorn themselves with much jewelry, preferring instead elaborate hat jewels. The advent of gold chains returned, with both men and women partaking in the fashion of adorning their necks. In the 17th century, Baroque fashion saw the rise of intricate detail and ostentatious design of flowing silk fabric, bringing the French court to the forefront of fashion trendsetting. In the classic revival period of the 19th century, traditional Roman cameos reemerged as fashionable, pale faces surrounded by gold.

A set of short gold chains, also known as the chatelaine, were used for carrying keys and other wares from a woman’s belt. Louis XIV influenced jewelry fashion when a small gold locket was named after his mistress, Lavaliere. In the later 1800s, after excavations in Etruscan, Roman and Greek tombs and ruins revealed the jewelry of the ancient civilizations. As it happens, fashion would follow in history’s footsteps with this retro-discovery and it became trendy to wear archaeologically correct styles of jewelry.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The popularity of the golden spiral

by David Yuri

Not many people know this, but there are lots of signs which are considered to be the cornerstone of life throughout the cosmos. The first and most important shape is the perfect circle. Seven circles passing through their centers create the shape known as the seed of life. If the seed of life would be multiplied, the shape thus obtained represents the flower of life. The centers of the seed of life, if connected, would form the shape known as the tree of life. All these shapes and many more are believed to contain the map of the universe and to represent the origin of life. All of them can be found in nature in one way or another.

Another symbol of this nature is the golden spiral. Two well known sacred geometry shapes are represented in the golden spiral: the Fibonacci spiral and the golden mean spiral. The golden mean, in philosophy, especially Aristotle's, represents the desirable middle between two extremes, one of deficiency and one of excess. The golden mean, phi, is also called the golden ratio or the golden proportion. It is a constant value that is more mysterious and profound than pi.

To obtain the golden ratio, one must divide a segment, for example AB, in a place, C, so that the ratio of the entire segment to the larger part of it is the same as the ratio of the larger segment to the smaller one. The decimals of the value phi keep on going, without repeating themselves. This unique number can be found incorporated in all organic structures, ranging from the bone structure of humans to the spiral of the shell sea. The presence of this ratio in all biological structures makes it seem like the blueprint for life. It was named by Plato the "key to the physics of the cosmos".

The value of phi is 1.6180339.... A structure that is based on the golden ratio is the golden rectangle and it was developed by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. It is basically a rectangle that can be divided in a square and another rectangle that maintains the same proportions as the original rectangle. This type of rectangle can only be obtained based on the golden ratio. If you would add other squares on the longer sides of the golden rectangle, the shape obtained is another golden rectangle.

The Fibonacci sequence was used to describe the growth patterns of plants. It starts with 1, 1 and the next terms are obtained by adding the last two numbers, like this 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 and so on. The relationship of the Fibonacci sequence with the golden ratio is that if you were to divide the last number to the one before it, the value approaches the golden ratio. If you go further down the sequence, the value gets closer and closer, but it doesn't reach the exact value of phi.

The Fibonacci sequence can be represented in a spiral form. This is very similar, almost identical, to the golden spiral. The difference between the spiral obtained using the Fibonacci sequence and the golden spiral is the definite beginning of the first one. The golden spiral has no beginning and no end. A representation of the golden spiral was found in a crop circle in England, called the "Hackpen Hill formation".

A Fibonacci spiral shape can be found in Egypt. The positions of the centers of the Giza pyramids accurately define a line as the Fibonacci spiral. Also the phi ratio is found in the architecture of the Great Pyramid. The golden section is demonstrated in the basic cross section. Bottom line, the shape has great value and significance to it. The shape of spiral can be offered as a gift with great significance. If you consider offering someone jewelry representing this shape be sure to visit

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A jewelry history

Students of the natural sciences are in agreement when they say that of all the creatures in the animal kingdom, only humans seek to adorn themselves. Even as far in the past as primitive man, jewelry took on this role in a variety of forms.. Small objects were of primary importance, with some examples being found in the early Neolithic strata of the caverns in mas d’avil. It was here that many pierces stags’ teeth were discovered, often still in the shape of a necklace with its holding twine long since disintegrated. (Jewelry objects have now been found in pre-historic Africa that date back about 75,000 years.)
Closely related to the human need for ornamentation was the use of jewelry as amulets endowed with magical powers. For a true understanding of the growth and history of the importance of jewelry and precious stones, one has to be aware of the indelible belief that precious stones could affect the fortunes of the wearer.
Jewelry was made with certain convictions in mind, to meld into, conform to and strengthen beliefs. This was particularly true when religions began to form an important sociological bond.
Early in its inception, jewelry was associated with religious rites. Gold and jewels were used as gifts for the maintenance of worship. In accordance with this began the presumption that benefits could be derived from their wear and soon began the development of a complex network of fictitious powers being attributed to them. Curiously, many of these legends surrounding the benefits of certain stones were generally held all over the world. Gold and certain gems common to many parts of the globe were believed to yield similar virtues.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Gold Versus Silver Jewelry

by Michelle Lindsey

Today the price of an ounce of gold reached close to an all time high. Today(March 7th, 2007) we're at $644. The last time gold was higher was in 1980 when it reached an all time high of $615. Many people believe that the current values will continue to increase. Currently the price of gold is $110% above the 2001 year end closing. What does this mean to you, the consumer of fine jewelry? Simply put, gold has just about priced itself out of the reach of many consumers.

Now, what's a girl to do? Gold is coming back into popularity right as we are reaching those all time high costs. There is a good answer.

If you really prefer gold jewelry to silver, you can pick a piece of sterling silver with a vermeil finish. Silver prices have almost doubled since 2001, too, but the big difference is that sterling silver is 12.00 per ounce (about 1/50th the cost of gold).

Vermeil (Pronounced vehr-MAY) is a term that means gold over silver.

Vermeil is a gold-plating process which was developed in France in the mid-1700s. In the 19th century, France banned production of vermeil because the process involved the use of mercury. Present-day vermeil refers to an overplaying of gold onto silver using a safe electrolytic process.

In the past, gold plating was notorious for wearing through to the base metal. Today's technology makes that a thing of the past. The plating done today will last a lifetime with proper care.

Silver can be combined with either colored stones or with freshwater pearls. Because of it's affordability it is possible to have an entire set of a triple strand silver and freshwater pearls necklace and matching bracelet with earrings to provide a stunning display of elegance at a very good price.

There are numerous affordable choices to suit your individual style.