Archive | September, 2010

Finding Cheap Jewelry Online

24 Sep

there are a number of websites that offer cheapest rates when it comes to earrings, necklaces and diamonds. You might think that this is too good to be true, but because more online stores do not have to rent out an actual store, online jewelers are able to sell their products at a much cheaper price.

You can expect to receive sometimes 20 to 50 percent off the retail price. This can come in handy if you are thinking of purchasing during the sale and promotional periods. Another benefit of shopping online for jewelry can also mean that you are able to find not only the best deals, but shop in the convenience of your home. You have to be aware of purchasing online and it is best to also find online dealers with reputation and safe and secure payment methods.

Legend of the Hope Diamond

23 Sep

Other than, perhaps shoes, is no item marketed or associated with female tastes more than diamonds. The "diamonds are a girl's best friend" culture has turned diamonds into mythical items that symbolize love, lust and power. Of all legends associated with diamonds few match the stories surrounding the Hope Diamond.

The 45-carat blue diamond is displayed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. How it arrived is debated. Early 20th century accounts stated that the Hope Diamond was taken from an eye of a statue of the Hindu goddess Sita. While these reports have been largely debunked the actual history of the diamond is rift with folklore.

The Hope Diamond is believed to have been spawned from the Tavernier Blue Diamond. The Tavernier Blue was a 112-carat diamond that likely came from the Kollur mine in India. French traveler Jean-Baptiste Tavernier returned to France from India with the massive gems, which he sold to French aristocracy. In 1669, Tavernier sold the diamond and others to King Louis XIV for gold. Louis XIV commissioned his court to re-cut the diamond to be the crown jewel of French royalty.

The legend of the curse began more than 100 years after the diamond arrived in France. During the hectic days of the French Revolution, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette lost their heads to the guillotine and the diamond was spirited away by thieves. The stone was re-cut to avoid detection, but such a large and unique diamond could not hide forever.

Almost 20 years after the diamond had gone missing the stone reappeared, which proved to be almost exactly as long as the statute of limitations for stealing the crown jewels. Stories began to surround the diamond almost immediately after it reemerged. The blue diamond had supposedly brought suffering to all who came into possession of it. Cursed or not the Hope Diamond is remembered.

Lauren Klein New Collection Of Jewelry

23 Sep

Lauren Klein, which is a popular name in the jewelry industry, has launched their new collection of bracelets, rings and necklaces. This online retailer which originated in New York, has been creating men and women's personalized jewelry for several years with much success.

The new pieces to the collection are hoped to be an everyday wear collection for both men and women to enjoy. It includes a whole range of designs and styles, one of which is the stunning rope diamond rings as well as the Yellow Key Necklace with a featured heart shaped diamond key.

The collection for the fall season will be released soon, where individuals can purchase the collection online at the official website.

Choosing bridal underwear can be as important as choosing the wedding jewelry

17 Sep

Choosing bridal underwear can be as important as choosing the wedding jewelry
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It is easy to understand why brides get wedding nerves…..when everything from the place settings to the lingerie has to be perfect; there is a lot at stake. When problems with place settings will long be forgotten, the wedding night will last in memory for a lifetime.

Choosing bridal underwear can be as important as choosing the wedding jewelry or the groom. When what you want needs to be stylish – yet provocative, classic – yet enticing, breath taking – yet comfortable, the decisions can take hours.

When there is only one wedding night, there is no room for doubt. Spend as much time as needed to check out all the options; after all, a bra and panties can be worn every day. Take a chance and express the woman within by wearing a bustier, or a classic corset with suspenders. What about the special 'wedding set', fashioned specifically for the night in question.

Leave others to deal with place settings while you focus on what matters most, the wedding night.

Organize Your Favorite Jewelry with Nice Jewelry Boxes

14 Sep

After you have collected a few necklaces and rings you will quickly realize that you need a place to keep these special parts of your wardrobe. Any woman with more than a few pieces will find that it is not only difficult but tedious to keep jewlerly without a special place for their keeping. Jewelry boxes have been around for most of human history and they were invented for just this purpose.

The beauty of modern jewelry boxes can be found in their many different compartments and levels. The purpose of all the hooks, compartments, and otherwise is to keep necklaces from getting jumbled together or rings from getting lost in a pile. These special holders and places are created specifically to keep your jewelry both safe and well organized.

The extra benefit to jewelry boxes is that fact that they make great conversation pieces. They tend to be extremely beautiful and are often ultra-feminine. The make a great detail in your room in addition to keeping your precious belongings safe.

Monique Péan, From Goldman Sachs To Jewelry Designer

6 Sep

It was unexpected for anyone to have seen this coming. Monique Péan, a former employee at Goldman Sachs, started her own jewelry line back in 2003 and since then, has been very popular with celebrities and locals worldwide.

Her designs have won much attention in the US. You might have seen Michelle Obama wear one of Monique's designed necklaces, or in stores at Barneys. Although this has never always been the case. Only recently has the jewelry designer made it big in the US.

Regardless this, Monique has been able to push through, having no prior experience in the fashion or jewelry industry. What makes this jewelry designer so unique, is the eco-friendly designs and products that are all handmade.