tugumuda on December 9th, 2010

Sterling silver jewelry has long been considered one of the most popular with designs that mimic the finest of gold and diamonds. Everything from the byzantine to the vite, also known as nails head, design is made available at a fraction of the cost when compared to their gold competitors.

Also popular among silver jewelry designs is the eternity circle necklace and designer inspired heart necklace. While there is no shortage of retailers eager to sell silver jewelry to their customers, there are a great number of wholesalers online that are willing to not only sell to businesses, but to individuals as well. One popular silver jewelry wholesaler, known as Teeda, requires a minimum order of $100.00. Anything less will result in a $10.00 handling fee, but individuals will find that the low wholesale prices are worth their time.

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tugumuda on December 5th, 2010

Rhinestones have a glittering past. Originally rhinestones where referred to Czechoslovakian or Bohemian glass dating as far back as the 13th century in Bohemia and the Czech Republic. Both have a history steeped in beautiful hand blown glass as well as molded and cut glass.

By 1918 glass was no longer limited to functional items. Czechoslovakian glass began to make its appearance in dazzling and brilliant jewelry. This Czech glass became known as rhinestones.

Rhinestones were manmade gems from highly refined glass. By using various metals the glass was colored to the desired shade. It was then pressed into molds. Each stone was then ground and polished by machine, resulting in a brilliant glass stone. Often the stones were foiled on the back which increased their brilliance.

Today, the same refining process is still used. You will often here rhinestones referred to as paste. Originally paste was referred to a glass stone that made of ground glass which was molded and then melted, producing an opaque dense glass frosted stone. Paste had many air bubbles and swirl marks. The high lead content glass was then polished and faceted, and set on either copper or silver resulting in a brilliant stone. Today the term paste usually refers to rhinestones. In Europe rhinestones are often referred to as paste, strass, and diamante.

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tugumuda on December 5th, 2010

Looking for a great present for your mother, the woman who gave birth to you, raised you, and was there for you every step of the way? What can you give her that she would love, and at the same time would remind her of you, and her grandchildren?

Give Mom personalized jewelry – personalized jewelry is a great gift for a Mother and it could be personalized with different things, such as a names, initials, birthstones and many other things. The best thing about it is that it can be personalized with Mother’s name, or names and initials of her kids and grandkids. This will make the piece of jewelry one of a kind, and your Mom will know that you picked the gift just for her.

Here are tips to help you find a perfect piece of personalized jewelry for your Mom. Here are our tips to help you find that perfect personalized jewelry:

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tugumuda on November 26th, 2010

Today as the fashion world develops, people no longer have difficulty in choosing any kind of clothes, shoes and other accessories because there are many options of designs and the many brands to choose from. The fashions can be selected to suit the occasion and the weather. Some people feel frustrated to seek fashionable clothes in winter because the clothes and accessories are more difficult to match. This is completely wrong because it is possible be look fashionable at all times. That is why it is very possible to appear fashionable even in winter.

One thing that cannot be separated from the overall aspect of fashions and winter is boots. If you think that by using boots you will look old-fashioned and conservative, just think again because today people can get great boots that will complement any winter fashion and at the same time give absolute comfort and safety. Ugg boots will completely protect your feet from cold and give you slip resistance because the design, and the high quality materials will give maximum protection. The selections are extensive and different colors are also available for those who are really concerned about their look. With sheepskin material the boots will give you exceptional comfort even on extremely cold days.

Ugg ultimate short boots will be very suitable for your winter collection. As noted before, this product gives you many options in color and styles, and you might be advised to hurry ordering it because some products are already sold out in certain sizes. The design makes it easy to wear but also easy to wash because the insole is removable. This is a very enjoyable product to wear because of its warmth and stylish design, and most importantly, they are very affordable.

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tugumuda on September 21st, 2010
Dichroic glass pendant with silver bail

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If you want to be different and want people around you amazed by your looks, you should wear something different from the other people. Wearing something different like newest clothes model or the latest jewelry products from famous jewelry maker are the examples in having different style.

But, if you think that to do those things will spend most of your money, you should try to do something else to be different like to wear blown glass jewelry instead of metal jewelries like rings or necklaces. This blown glass jewelry will give different accent to the necklace that you wear because the pendant has beautiful color and shapes. If to buy diamond necklace is too expensive for you, to choose blown glass jewelries is a good idea to do.

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The Blue Lagoon

If you are interested in this blown glass jewelries and want to buy one or two pieces, you can get the glass blowing info and also the products` info from the website of DreamsOfGlass.com. Besides as jewelries, blown glass can also be used for many different products like glass or cups and also accent or accessories for windows. The website is a online store too, so if you are interested in one of the products, you can directly choose and make payment.

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tugumuda on September 18th, 2010

Thinking of an adorable motif to wear or give away to friends, but tired of cliches? Maybe you’ve bought too many ballerina figurines or puppy plushies. It’s time to experiment with a different theme. The idea of panda jewelry is a unusual and is associated with environmental and ecological issues.

If you want to distinguish yourself from the boring routine of giving away cute cuddly teddy bears or bear-motifed cards for Christmas or a birthday, opt for something different by considering panda jewelry. After all, bears are always cute — but pandas are exotic BESIDES being cute.

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Pandas in accessories may be somewhat unconventional, but the unconventionality itself is sure to make this theme set a smash hit. The white-and-black theme that comes naturally to pandas is useful for every design. We all know how chic chiaroscuro (an italian term for an artistic rendering using only black and white) is “in” at any fashion era!

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tugumuda on September 17th, 2010

Jewelry the dominator of many moods, how a piece of body decoration can change and alter a persons image is remarkable? Take the birth stone a coloured precious jewel representing the month you were born hence birth signs horoscopes etc. Then we have the pendant locket encompassing a photo of a loved one parted or present.

100% top of the list for popularity has to be the ring.

Many organizations symbolize memberships and identities of their followers with the wearing of a ring. But the most famous piece of warm gold or cool silver is the wedding band with the eternity and engagement ring trailing behind. Why you ask? Do these lag behind; they both represent friendship and togetherness, unlike the gold wedding band which goes further in bonding two people together for ever.

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tugumuda on September 16th, 2010

A number of factors affect the appraisal of pearl quality. We recommend that customers learn the basics of selecting fine pearls to make pearl buying an enjoyable experience and to ensure a sound investment.

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Pearls Size
Pearl size is mostly determined by two factors: the size of the implanted nucleus and the thickness of the nacre that grows layer upon layer around the nucleus. A large cultured pearl that lacks nacre thickness has a low value, and tends to discolor and crack fairly easily. A pearl with a thick nacre coating will retain its luster and beauty for a lifetime when properly cared for. For pearls of similar quality, the most important other determinant of price is the size of the pearl. The size is generally measured in millimeters.

Pearls Shape
Perfectly round cultured pearls are the rarest. Although most cultured pearls are nearly round, only about 1% is perfectly spherical. To check a strand for roundness, roll it across a flat surface. The strand should move evenly and smoothly.

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tugumuda on September 16th, 2010

The Hope Diamond

The history of the Hope diamond, believed to be the world’s largest deep blue diamond, is full of twists. The 112 carat stone that became the Hope beganwhen the French merchant traveler, Jean Baptiste Tavernier purchase the stone from the Kollur mine in Golconda, India, in the 17th century. Its color was described by Tavernier as a beautiful violet.

The stone was sold to King Louis XIV of France in 1668 with 14 other large diamonds and several smaller ones. In 1673 the stone was recut by the court jeweler resulting in a 67-carat stone. Because of its intense steely-blue, it was known as the ‘Blue Diamond of the Crown’ or the ‘French Blue’.

In 1749, King Louis XV had the stone reset and during the looting in 1792 the French Blue diamond was stolen.

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