How to Care for Your Imitation Jewellery

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Jewellery adds fashion and beauty to our outfits and even a simple look can be enhanced to bring out a stylish elegance to our appearance.

Imitation Jewellery is a great way to have that new accessory at an affordable price. These days it is often very difficult to tell whether the piece is authentic or not and for those not in a position to buy expensive jewellery there is a huge range of very fashionable Imitation jewellery available in store or online.

Whilst Imitation Jewellery may not be made from precious metals or gems they should still be cared for in the same manner as more expensive jewellery.

The proper care of your Jewellery will ensure that it continues to look good and lasts for a long time. The most damaging factor to Jewellery is exposure to water and caustic or abrasive cleaning solutions. It is therefore important to take off your Jewellery before any kind of water exposure (i.e. showering, swimming, spa), and don’t forget to take off rings or other jewellery that may get wet before washing dishes, washing clothes or using household/industrial cleaning solutions.

It is also a good idea to take off Jewellery prior to exercising because sweat can dull shiny surfaces over time. Jewellery should be put on after applying hairspray or perfume because these substances can cause discolouration and dull the shining surface of jewellery.

Before cleaning Jewellery it should be inspected to ensure there are no loose stones, broken clasps or chains that may require repairing.

To clean dust or dirt from a piece of Jewellery use a soft cloth or very soft toothbrush and lightly brush the area. A child’s toothbrush or makeup brush makes an ideal brush but care must be taken not to apply too much pressure.

For more stubborn marks use a slightly damp soft cloth or baby wipe to carefully wipe the piece clean. If the mark is very stubborn dip the edge of the cloth into a solution of warm water with a drop of mild liquid detergent. Squeeze out any excess water and lightly rub the mark with the damp edge. Dry the piece immediately using a lint free soft cloth. Imitation Jewellery should never be soaked in any liquid as this can dissolve the glue or loosen the Jewellery settings.

Jewellery should be stored in a lined Jewellery box if possible or other airtight container to limit exposure to air which can discolour the Jewellery over time.

Jewellery for Sale is an online Australian store offering a fabulous selection of Imitation Fashion Jewellery and accessories at very affordable prices.

The collection is growing all the time and there is a large variety of Jewellery to select from including Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Rings, Pandora Style, Body Piercing and Accessories.

Prices are kept low so everyone can afford to buy a Stylish piece of Jewellery with very reasonable shipping costs.

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Ideas For Choosing a Jewellery Box That Is Right For Your Needs

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Jewellery boxes come in various shapes, size and designs but your decision should be based on how you want to use it. For example, you may have your jewellery split into everyday and occasional jewellery in which case we will suggest having 2 separate jewellery boxes: a normal box and a smaller valet box or valet tray for your everyday jewellery.

A valet box or valet tray is sized to contain your everyday jewellery and can be kept on your dressing table without taking up too much room. It should provide efficient organisation of your jewellery and allow easy access to its content.

For your occasional jewellery, we will suggest having a good sized jewellery box which can both organise your jewellery efficiently and provide easy access to them. Having easy access to the jewellery stored in your occasional jewellery box is very important because the jewellery you keep out of your sight usually get forgotten. Therefore having a quick view of the content of your occasional jewellery box should be as simple as opening the box and pulling out the drawers.

If you are a jet setter and you love taking your jewellery away with you on holiday, it is important to invest in a decent sized travel jewellery box which allows you take all of your favourite pieces with you. A travel jewellery box should be designed to restrict movement of its contents during your journey. Safety and security is also quite important but not essential as it is far more important to keep your jewellery safe than rely on security provided by just your jewellery box lock alone.

Jewellery boxes come in different materials and the costs vary widely depending on the material used and the brand. There are real leather types, man-made leather types, wooden variety, furniture style jewellery cabinets or armoires and fabric covered jewellery boxes. While one may feel tempted to buy a jewellery box based on price, it important to remember the purpose of a jewellery box is not just to store your jewellery but to organise. It is therefore not enough to buy based on looks or price but on function. Beyond the look and price, your choice must deliver efficient organisation of your jewellery effortlessly.

Because your jewellery collection is different from every other person’s, we have found the most efficient jewellery boxes are customisable jewellery boxes which allow you to create a unique storage solution for your own jewellery. These jewellery boxes also provide efficient organisation of your jewellery and it is worth looking into this variety of jewellery boxes before making your decision.

Andrea Alli is the inventor of the Cleverest Jewel Box, the world’s first cutomisable jewellery box for efficient storage and organisation of your jewellery. Find more information about our patented jewellery boxes at [http://www.cleverestjewellerybox.co.uk]

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Jewellery Stores – A Glance At World’s Best

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Jewelry – a magical word that exudes bright smiles, diamond-like glittering eyes and deep, longing sighs. Ever since the human race evolved into an intelligent straight-backed species, there are evidences that jewels in the form of precious crude metals and stones were collected and considered to be forms of splendor. There are several archeological findings of hand-made simple and elegant jewelry in various parts of the world. No wonder that in the modern age, jewelry has gained such an important status in the global market and a nation’s fortune is decided upon its possession and utilization of gold and diamond mines.

Competition among the best brands is at its optimum level and today’s jewelers are the busiest in the professional market, trying to meet the never-ending craving for priceless elegant designs. With the revolution in the area of industry and communication, world class jewelry has come to the reach of urban man and is no longer limited to remain in the prized possession of royalty and film stars. No matter what the budget, jewelry, in today’s world comes in many different forms to suit your individual style. Every variety of jewelry has long since been the ultimate fashion statement and has stayed that way till date. The earlier small scale family jewelry shops have turned into massive corporate giants spewing thousands of fresh designs each year. It is quite an impossible task to bring forth the staggering number of brands floating in the current market. However, based on antiquity and their present grasp on the world’s economy, I am going to enumerate here some famous jewelry stores and brands.

America’s best jewelry brands and retail outlets

Zale Corporation

Zale is one of North America’s largest retailers in diamond, pearl and coloured stone, and gold (rings, chains, etc) jewelry. It has a chain of 2350 outlets throughout US, Canada and Puerto Rico. The firm has four flagship bearers aimed at different jewelry markets – Bailey Banks & Biddle Fine Jewelers, Gordon’s Jewelers, Zales Jewelers, and Piercing Pagoda. In addition to this, Zale also runs several outlets in Canada under the names Peoples Jewellers & Mappins Jewellers. Zales.com & Baileybanksandbiddle.com are the two official online shopping malls for sale of Zale merchandise.

A brief overview of Zale’s chains is given below:

Gordon’s Jewelers:

This was founded in 1924 by Meyer M. Gordon. With further expansion, the business grew into a dominant regional jewelry brand catering to local fashion and style and it has continued the tradition over the years.

Bailey Banks & Biddle:

This was created by two American silversmiths with very little capital in 1832 and the brand was established in 1878. This firm of fine jewelers became one of the country’s prominent jewelry brands and now has a nationwide recognition. Bailey Banks & Biddle has grown to more than 70 retail locations in 31 states across the country and Puerto Rico.

Piercing Pagoda:

As ear-piercing started catching up with the fashion market of the US, jewelry store owners Bernard and Bertha Cohen found it apt to open the very first Piercing Pagoda™ in the Whitehall Mall in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, in 1969. This venture became a success story when women from far and wide came to their stall for ear-piercing. Piercing Pagoda has grown from a single retail location to a chain of more than 820 kiosks today satisfying customers throughout the US and Puerto Rico with its specialty gold jewelry.

Signet Group plc

Signet, a UK based company, is the largest US specialty retail brand capturing a major chunk of the US jewellery market with its 1,221 stores in 50 states. It reaches to the retail customers through the malls under the banner Kay Jewelers and regionally under a number of well-established and recognized names. The superstores operate under the flagship name Jared – The Galleria of Jewelry. Signet Group’s US subsidiary is Sterling Jewelers.

Sterling Jewelers Inc.

Primarily dealing with sterling silver, Sterling Jewelers also showcases gold, silver, diamond, and gemstone jewelry, watches, collectibles, and gifts. It has a spread of some 1,220 stores in 50 states. Sterling jewelers is ranked number one in the US (ahead of Zale). It operates “Kay Jewelers” (as a subsidiary of Signet) as well “Jared the Galleria of Jewelry” (also as a subsidiary of Signet), and about 330 regional jewelry stores under the names “Belden”, “JB Robinson”, “Marks & Morgan”.

Kay Jewelers:

Since 1916, Kay Jewelers, with it’s headquarter in Ohio, has grown from one store to more than 800 from coast to coast. Together with Signet Group plc, its London-based parent company, Kay jewelers has been satisfying clientele in the US as well as other parts of the world.

Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry:

Jared is the leading chain of jewellery superstores. It is also the leading diamond jeweler in the US. More than 100 Jared stores sell diamond jewelry and loose diamonds.

Tiffany

Tiffany, established in 1837 in Broadway, New York, first captured the world’s attention with its intricate silver designs using sterling silver. Since then Tiffany has its name associated with presidents and royalty. It has captured significant chunks of the US and UK markets. In 2006, Tiffany has presented the Frank Gehry collection of jewelry designs in collaboration with the famous architect Frank O. Gehry. Dealing with diamond, pearls, watches, Tiffany stores are available all over the world like the one on 5th avenue, New York, Harrods in London, Printemps Boutique in Paris, at Sydney, Australia, Ngee Ann City in Singapore to name a few.

Macy’s

Opened in New York by Rowland Hussey Macy in 1858, Macy’s was just a fancy dry goods store. From such a beginning, it has made a long and successful journey to become America’s first largest retail departmental store. With over 800 stores all over the US, Macy’s showcases everything from items of daily use to exquisite jewelry, collectibles and accessories.

International stores

Boucheron

In 1858, Frédéric Boucheron founded his own jewellery house and opened a boutique in the highly fashionable Palais Royal district of Paris. The luxurious boutique quickly attracted a prestigious clientele. Over four generations, the family business grew into one of the world’s best-known fine jewellery brands. In 1893 Boucheron was the first jewellery store to open a boutique on the Place Vendôme, a neighbourhood known for its urbanity and elegance. In this century, while remaining true to its unique tradition and legacy, Boucheron has become a name synonymous with aggressive and luxurious modern jewelry designs.

Dior

Christian Dior, based in France, has been luring the rich and famous from all over the world with handbags, shoes, and jewelry along with other accessories. Its unique trademark jewellery designs make it figure in the top international brand names. It portrays a unique style of producing solid jewelry items with tiny, simple patterns etched or woven in gold, platinum and silver.

Bvlgari

Since 1884, Bulgari has been setting the pace for Italian style in jewellery. It was founded by a Greek named Sotirio who had a flair for roman culture. With a high volume of creativity and innovation, Bulgari looks for inspiration from Greek and Roman arts without losing focus on originality. It experiments with gold jewelry in strings of pearl and colored stones. This gives a unique colorful touch to its products. Via Condotti was its first store boasting visits from royalty and film stars galore.In Rome, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles, as well as in Tokyo and Dubai, Bulgari has created a niche of its own.

H Samuel and Ernest Jones

In the UK, Signet is the largest specialty retailer of fine jewellery with 591 stores nationwide. Primarily situated in prime uptown locations or shopping malls, the stores operate under the banners “H.Samuel”, “Ernest Jones” and “Leslie Davis” (a trade name related to Ernest Jones). Signet sells gold, silver, diamond, and gemstone jewelry, watches, collectibles, and gifts. Some stores sell china and crystal.

Ernest Jones specializes in diamonds, branded watches and gold jewellery, which are all merchandised and marketed to appeal to the more affluent urban customer.

H.Samuel offers a range of jewellery, gold, watches and gifts.

Peoples Jewellers & Mappins Jewellers

Zale Corporation has captured the Canadian market through two brands, Peoples® Jewellers and Mappins® Fine Jewellers. Both chains are well-known throughout Canada. They provide traditional jewelry items through outlets located in prime malls and other strategically well-placed geographic locations. Founded in 1919 as a family business, Peoples Jewellers was the first company in Canada to sell jewelry on a time payment plan. Mappins Jewellers began operating in 1935, by a British jeweler named Mappins working in a Canadian firm. Mappins was acquired by Peoples Jewellers in 1964.

D’ Damas

D’damas is part of the Gitanjali Digico Group which was established in 1966. It is considered one of the earliest diamond houses and the largest diamond exporting company in India. The traditional role of diamond manufacturers exporting the bulk of their production to wholesalers worldwide is no longer sufficient to remain competitive in today’s changing market scenario. The Gitanjali Group has therefore tuned itself with changing times by adapting newer methods. Being a DTC Sightholder and a diamond manufacturer, the Group has strategically positioned itself to manufacture and promote diamonds as well as studded jewellery all the way to the retail level. D’ Damas brands include “Asmi”, “Collection g”, “Eternal”, “Glitterati”, “Gold Expressions”, “Lamhe”, “Nakshatra”, “Origin”, “Solitaire”, “Victoria’s Desire”.

Tanishq

Started in India in 1995 by the jewelry business group of Titan Industries Ltd (owned by Tata group), Tanishq is the fastest growing jewelry brand in India. Tanishq is a perfect blend of style and traditional elegance. It provides an exquisite variety of 22k pure gold jewelry studded with diamonds and other coloured gems.

Cartier

The name Cartier is synonymous to awe-inspiring jewelry since the beginning of 20th century. Cartier specializes in creating mesmerizing designs on gold, silver and platinum with gems and precious stones. Available worldwide, its flagship boutiques have been operating in Paris, London and New York.

Swarovski group

In the19th Century, Daniel Swarovski opened the door to the sparkling world of crystal when he invented an automatic cutting machine. Specializing in crystal artifacts, accessories and even innovative and elegant jewellery, the company has captured the minds of people globally with its exquisitely intricate patterns etched in crystal.

EROS Fine Jewellery

Located at the foot of the Acropolis in Greece, EROS Jewellery store is a family owned business. Jewelry making in Greece is traditional but exemplifies outstanding craftsmanship at reasonable prices. If you are looking for pieces of modern, traditional, classical or Byzantine styles you will find them all here. You can also manage to get custom-made jewelry at reasonable prices.

De Beers

De Beers originally based in South Africa, is the largest diamond mining company in the world today. Recently De Beers has launched a joint venture with LVMH (De Beers LV). This, in turn, has taken the De Beers name to the High Street with De Beers jewellery stores in the US, Japan, UK, France and Dubai. The first De Beers boutique opened in London in early December 2001 at the corner of Bond Street and Piccadilly. From there De Beers has carried on opening ten more outlets in various parts of the globe. Recently, in collaboration with jeweler Neil Lane, De Beers has opened a boutique on Rodeo Drive in Hollywood catering to the rich and famous clientele there.

Chopard

This Swiss jeweled watch-making company has clinched a name of its own in the jewelry industry. Its has its branches and boutiques worldwide in countries like Austria, Great Britain, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan and the Bahamas to name a few.

Damiani

This 80 year old Italian jewelry brand is a name to reckon with amongst world’s top film stars and royalty. Started in 1924 in Valenza, Italy, this flagship brand (owned by Damiani group) of exquisite and innovative gold and diamond jewelry has become the epitome of luxury jewelry keeping its balance with original traditions and elegance. Some of their newer jewelry collections include Tahitian Pearl Jewelry Collection and their Sophia Loren collection. The Tahitian collection features beautiful black pearls, diamonds and gold. Damiani has also won the Tahitian Pearl Trophy, Italy.

Costello’s online jewelry store

Costello’s was established as the Koala Opal Centre in 1955 in Australia, exporting Australian rough opal to Japan. Over the years, it has successfully established retail outlets in prime locations in Sydney and Perth. Costello is the also the national jewelry retailer and exporter of Argyle diamonds from Western Australia’s Kimberley ranges as well as South sea pearls from the waters around Broome. Costellos.com.au provides an online portal for the sale of its exquisite gemstones and pearls backed by International guarantee certificate proving genuineness of the products.

Dubai Gold and Diamond Park

Long awaited and dedicated jewellery shopping mall has finally opened in Dubai. The jewelry at Gold and Diamond Park guarantees certified quality at 37 outlets in air-conditioned comfort. Their range of jewelry includes several varieties of precious stones, yellow, white and even purple gold, platinum items; and pearls. The park is an extension of the Jebel Ali Free Zone, so, the manufactures and retailers are able to benefit from lower operating costs, which, in turn, give the opportunity to compete in international markets. The exterior throws an Arabic look while providing cool, clean and aesthetic interiors. The shops are arranged around a central square where an open-plan French Connection coffee shop gives you the opportunity to sit and observe the whole operation. There is even a museum inside the park providing the history of UAE in producing quality jewellery products. The world class manufacturers have shifted their focus on this jewelry mall. Hence it is not just the common yellow and white gold that is available here, as Prestige Palace at the park brings purple gold to the Middle East for the first time. Pinctada Pearls, which stocks only salt water pearls, showcases black pearls from Tahiti, and pinky white and creamy white Australian South Sea pearls. The park also has its special hallmark on the jewellery made here ensuring originality and quality products.

TOMEI Gold and jewelry

TOMEI Gold & Jewellery Holdings (M) Sdn. Bhd. was established in 1968. With hard work and ability to foresee client needs, TOMEI has evolved into Malaysia’s premier retailer, wholesaler and manufacturer of gold and jewellery. It has grown into a powerful contributor in the second largest export market for gold jewellery in the world after India. It has a chain of versatile subsidiaries and branches providing flexible services with ever-changing marketing scenario. Under the brand names “T.H. jewelry” and “My Diamond”, TOMEI has captured the Malaysian jewelry market and is a name to reckon with internationally.

China National Pearl Diamond Gem & Jewellery Import & Export Corp

China National Pearl Diamond Gem & Jewellery Imp. & Exp. Corporation, referred to as “SINOGEM”, was founded in 1985. It is a platform for the import and export of gold, platinum, silver jewelry/ornament, diamond and gemstone jewelry, jadeite and pearls; precious metals and finished products in China. It showcases its products under the brand name “Famous” to a clientele based in more than 40 countries.

Pearl Paradise

The Pearl Paradise, founded in 1996, has its showroom in Los Angeles, California. It mainly deals with a variety of exotic cultured marine pearls like Golden Akoya, Peacock Tahitian, and Pink Freshwater. It not only caters to the crème de la crème, but also captures clients with modest means by providing jewelry suitable to their budgets. Pearlparadise.com has turned into a multi-million dollar business and boasts fourteen websites in several countries around the world, including Canada, Germany, France, the UK, and Italy. Both the showroom as well as the online shopping site display same price for the chosen piece of pearl jewelry.

Tokyo Pearl

This Japanese brand existing since 1959, offers fashionable pearl and diamond jewelry in traditional and modern flavors. It’s Akoya, South Sea and Tahiti pearls have reached far corners of the globe like Moscow, Antwerp, India, Perth and New York.

Mangatrai Pearls & Jewellery

The company, founded in 1935 in Hyderabad, India, has pioneered in using latest cost effective techniques and modern innovative ideas to present the world with elegant, contemporary designs in pearl jewelry. For centuries Hyderabad has been the centre of world’s most exquisite pearls. Mangatrai Pearls & Jewellery showcases an unrivaled collection of South sea pearls, Tahitian pearls and Natural pearls woven in intricate patterns for producing the most exquisite collection of jewelry. The brand operates with just two outlets located in prime locations in Hyderabad.

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Jewellery Is Now A Luxury We Can All Afford

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Jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body beautification. Archaeologists recently discovered 100,000 year-old Nassarius shells that were shaped into beads which are thought to be the oldest known jewellery. Jewellery is shaped out of virtually every material known and has been made to decorate virtually every body part. For example: bracelets, crowns, tiaras, pendants, rings, cuff links, earrings, necklaces, bangles, lockets, lockets, hairpins to toe rings. Jewellery is being discovered from throughout the world that has been used for showing one’s wealth and trading since man invented the bead.

Jewellery

For many, body jewellery is used to enhance personal beauty and as a mechanism to rise above the rest of the social pack. Only the wealthy could previously afford to purchase jewellery items and jewels. However, now days you can purchase cheaper fashionable pieces, that are mass produced using the newest technologies to ensure a reasonable price. Jewellery is an excellent way to state your heritage. People will often have several pieces of jewellery in their collections, some of which have been handed down from generation to generation and will hold great sentimental value. Chic clothing will be complimented by a piece of fine jewellery. You can also give the jewellery items as gifts to both women and men, because they are so neutral and go with a large type and style of clothing.

Gold Jewellery

Gold overlay, gold filled and rolled gold plate are terms used to describe jewellery that has a cover of at least 10 karat gold mechanically bonded to a base metal. Gold continues to be the metal of choice of a lot of jewellery designers as gold can be worked into nearly any shape, from tiny strands that do not break easily to very thin sheets. Gold can be manipulated nearly any way the artisan desires. Gold can be everlasting; it will not rust or corrode and can originate from any place, providing it with an original uniqueness.

Silver Jewellery

Silver is the most commonly found of all the precious metals. Silver has its history in ancient times, but it has not lasted as well as gold. Silver is the whitest of the precious metals and the most lustrous. Silver’s major drawbacks are that it is softer and less durable than other precious metals, and that it tarnishes. Silver tarnishes easily, but the tarnish is easily removed by using proprietary silver cleaning solutions that are readily obtainable from the supermarket for a small price. Regardless of these drawbacks, silver jewellery sales have still continued to increase even as the price of silver world-wide has increased drastically.

Jewellery is something used for beautification, sometimes they are universally symbolic symbols like wedding bands, engagement rings and crosses. Jewellery items are fragile and should be treated with care. If jewellery items are broken or damaged, they can usually be fixed by your local jeweller. The cost of repairs will differ depending on the item and what damage was caused. If you misplaced a high quality diamond from a ring, bracelet, necklace or other dress piece, the cost of replacement could be extremely high. Jewellery items are often sold on the high street well in excess of 300 % of the cost price. Buying jewellery online is the best way to purchase designer items at a reduced price.

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Fashion Jewellery Information Tips

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Fashion is the one thing that everyone wants to follow. Staying in fashion is even more hyped these days with the media coverage and mounting people’s interest. Fashion isn’t completed if it’s not complemented with the right kind of jewellery. Be it a simple formal dressing or a wedding dress or a casual wear it is matched with corresponding jewellery to get the complete look. Thus fashion jewellery needs to be in sync with the trend of clothing in the market.

The jewellery is designed as per the trends and the colours and metals are used accordingly. The forms of the jewellery are a very important factor in establishing the look, design and feel to sync with the current trend. Gold jewellery isn’t used for formal wear and silver jewellery doesn’t match well with the Indian wedding dress styles. However, trends do keep changing but some are followed for years together. Like wearing diamonds or gold during engagements and men wearing gold chains are evergreen jewellery fashions.

Seasonal jewellery is also in vogue and certain types of stones and colours are used seasonally. With simple designer wears it is coupled with chunky and heavy designed jewellery. Custom-made jewellery is in fashion and people are emphasizing on personalized look. Such emerging needs are enabling more careful choice of fashion jewellery shopping. There are online jewellery stores which boast a variety of options and forms of jewellery for all. These options are varied and suit all styles and needs.

The ethnic jewellery is always in fashion and suits the Indian wedding scene. There is custom-made ethnic jewellery for the people who want it designed in a special manner. This jewellery is also found from jewellery stores who offer varied options for the buyers. The buyer feels more comforted in shopping at the jewellery store which enables him to feel the jewellery before buying it. Ethnic jewellery could also be made in imitation jewellery form which reduces the otherwise costly price tag of the actual ethnic jewellery.

The jewellery purchased online saves on time and lets you get the design of your choice and that can be customized. Such easy options lets you save on time and can even get you a good deal. Fashion jewellery is meant to enhance the trend of the season and complement the dressing of the person.

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Fine Jewellery – Everlasting Beauty

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Fine jewellery is forever. It transcends time and age. Right from creating jewellery items out of flowers and pebbles, to adopting metals like gold and silver for longevity, jewellery has always been popular. While some designs are more suitable to a particular time, there are others have seem to be just as magnetic thousands of years after they were designed. A few so called evergreen designs, continue to form a part of almost all jewelry stores, all over the globe.

Be in Helen of Troy or Cleopatra or for that matter the more contemporary Madonna, women have always adorned jewellery to enhance their look. While women are often associated with jewellery, this is not to say that men are far behind. Right from bracelets, rings to neck pieces; jewellery is loved by men and women alike. The magnetism of a finely crafted jewellery piece is unequalled by any other accessory and the fact that it can be easily handed down through generations adds to its charm.

The magnetism of well crafted jewellery makes it highly desired. No other accessory is as impactful as jewellery that combines fine quality and good workmanship. While platinum and gold jewellery has been rather popular especially on the red carpet, lately we find that fine silver jewellery is not far behind. But what is it about jewellery that makes is so much more desired and valued as opposed to other accessory items.

The fact that jewellery is seen as an investment over and above being just an accessory is one of the main reasons for its popularity. Unlike other accessories such as bags, shoes and watches that loose value over time, jewellery is seen as an investment that will rise in value over the years and can be easily converted, if need be, into liquid cash.

Of course gold is seen as much more of an investment as opposed to silver jewelry but fine silver jewelry has indeed carved a niche for itself over the last few years. The affordability of fine silver jewellery is highly luring for buyers, though gold jewellery still rules the international market due to its better resale value. However, be it gold or silver jewellery, its charm lies in the flawless execution of its designs.

Be it contemporary designs or those inspired from the age old Scottish era, the trick to identifying fine jewellery is, understanding the perfect blend of aesthetic designs and authentic metals. One without the other cannot be classified as good jewellery. Fake jewellery pieces not only rob your pocket but, could also damage your skin over time. So, when looking to buy platinum, gold or silver jewelry, keep in mind that the metal must be of pure content. One must ensure that the jewellery being bought is authentic over and above being appealing too. Therefore, it is recommended that the purchase be made from a dependable source and a certificate of authentication be procured too.

Indeed, it is true that fine jewellery has much more than just cosmetic advantages, though having all eyes on your when you enter a party is definitely a great attraction when setting off to buy an adornment.

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Men’s Jewellery – What You Need to Know About It

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Frequently the term jewellery is associated with women. However, for centuries men have sported some form of jewellery- earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, chains, amulets, rings and so on. In ancient times, jewellery worn by pharaohs and kings symbolised power and status. In the past, men’s jewellery was popular for various reasons. Mostly jewellery is worn for aesthetic reasons, yet men’s jewellery also served other purposes, such as describing their place in society, their social status in addition to their marital status. Today some of the popular accessories available for men in the jewellery category include bracelets, chains, cufflinks, earrings, money clips, rings and watches.

Among chic men’s jewellery articles, two-tone and tri-color rolling rings seem to be getting extremely popular due to their individuality and appeal. Platinum and gold two-tone wedding bands in addition to trinity rolling rings look marvelous. These rings come in nearly all prices and sizes. Several well-known jewellery designers, including Cartier and others, are creating gorgeous rolling rings for both women and men. In men’s jewellery, rolling rings are relatively new. These are found in various kinds of materials such as sterling silver, stainless steel, and platinum. They come in a range of styles that are available online. Tri-color rolling rings usually come in 14k or 18k gold, titanium and platinum. Sometimes, white gold and rose gold are also used to create these stunning and fabulous rings. Moreover, due to their uniqueness and allure, diamond rolling rings seem to be gaining in popularity. These rings may also be used as pendants in necklaces and chains. Rolling pendants and rolling sets are also extremely popular across the world and they are available in attractive and appealing designs and patterns.

Some of the leading men’s jewellery designers include Shaun Leane, Stephen Webster, Monica Vinader, William Cheshire, Luke Rose, Johnny Rocket, Sarah Ho, Sarah Jordan, Babette Wasserman, Benjamin James, Chris Hawkins, Andrew English, and Vivienne Westwood. Recently, a number of global designer brands including Hugo Boss and Links of London have launched their men’s jewellery collections leading to the extensive supply of men’s jewellery in the market. Besides, online men’s jewellery market space is also witnessing a growth in its sales notwithstanding the global financial slump facing the world. In 2008, consumer analysts Mintek reported that in the United Kingdom sales of fine jewellery soared in spite of the credit crisis. Further, same year the Daily Telegraph stated, the market for valuable metal jewellery was worth £2.5 billion the previous year.

In United Kingdom (UK), currently, Thorn Jewellery seems to be leading the top end online jewellery proposition. They perhaps offer the trendiest in men’s jewellery and accessories. They feature the finest of British Brands- Stephen Webster, Vivienne Westwood, Shaun Leane and Monica Vinader. Recently, at the 2009 UK jewellery Awards, Vinader won Brand of the year. Strengthened in 2008 through publicity and promotion from the opening London jewellery week, the market in the United Kingdom is showing the way and seems prepared to grow in 2009.

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