Ask any woman that question about her jewelry and you will probably get a clear answer. Most of us, both men and women, have a distinct preference for one metal over the other. Our preference is not determined only by the monetary value of gold or silver -- we are drawn to these metals for their unique physical and metaphysical properties.
I have been a jeweler and astrologer for over 30 years now. I work with the healing properties of... Read More
Accessories lend a crowning touch to any ensemble. If you're headed into the office in a long unbuttoned cardigan, tunic tank and fitted pants, consider the effect of a skinny belt. It jazzes up your outfit and gives it a completely different look.
Or if you're sporting one of the fall's finest - a faux fur vest - a long necklace gives your outfit the embellishment it needs to go from casual to chic.
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If you are a woman, chances are you know the difference between real and fake pearls, and could spot one just about anywhere given a close enough look. However, if you are a man who is considering buying pearls for a wife, girlfriend, or mother, you may need to have a little instruction to be able to tell the difference.
You may be wondering, should I even care if they are real or fake? The answer is yes-she will!
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Don't feel too sorry for Paris Hilton falling victim to the so-called "Bling Ring" back in December 2008. She got all her $2 million worth of stolen bling, clothing and other luxury items back...including some stuff that didn't belong to her. Italian jewelry company Damiani alleges that in the heist, the heiress lost some jewelry that they'd loaned to her in 2007 and never got back. And we're not talking some $2,500... Read More
There's nothing wrong with relying on an old standby when you want to look great, as long as that standby is a timeless piece that never goes out of fashion, like the little black dress, a great pair of jeans, a classic suit or a cashmere sweater. Having one outfit that you know fits and looks great on you makes dressing for special events easy. Whether it's an interview, an office party, a night on the town, ladies' night out or just a... Read More
If you love accessories-- and who doesn't?-- then why not indulge your jones for shiny things while helping the planet and other people? While it's usually once in a blue moon when we buy diamonds, if you're in the market for a sparkler, then there is an ethical option to those "blood diamonds" harvested by unethical means in war-torn countries. The Web site BrilliantEarth.com offers consumers diamond jewelry that is certified... Read More
Looking for a few baubles to accentuate your autumn wardrobe? If you're sticking with some classic basics for fall or don't have a lot of money to buy new clothes, then jazzing up your wardrobe is easy and inexpensive when you use jewelry, bags and shoes that follow the latest trends. Accessories are a great way to get a whole new look without breaking the bank. So what's in for fall? Go au naturel - floral prints are still hot... Read More
The jewelry sold by Kamofie & Company may be beautiful, but the behavior of the owners is just downright tacky. The opportunistic idiots who claim to be victims of Lindsay Lohan's jewelry heist are once again showing how low they can go, and we're not talking about in price. After trying -- and failing -- to shop a book deal about the overblown incident, the owners of the Venice Beach jewelry store have found a new way... Read More
This one's a real gem. Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is once again being accused of getting a five-finger discount, this time at a high-end Los Angeles jewelry store. According to TMZ, a police report was filed regarding a missing necklace worth about $2,500 that conveniently disappeared after the Freaky Friday actress wore it in the store last week. Supposedly, there's video footage showing the recovering addict donning the baubles... Read More
We all know diamonds are a girl's best friend. But so are pearls, bangles and a host of other fine jewelry staples that are mainstays. While trends in jewelry may come and go, there are certain pieces that remain classics throughout the years. These are the pieces of jewelry that are worth their weight in gold. Regardless of your budget, there's something for everyone. Even if you can't afford the real deal, there's no reason you... Read More