2015

  • Jewelry Trends To Look Out For In 2016

    Although 2016 is still a ways off, jewelry fashion aficionados have already predicted some future trends that are likely to become prominent in the new year.  If you're looking to stock up on options for your jewelry collection in the coming months, you might want to prepare for 2016 by being aware of the following trends: Necklaces bedecked with crystals Crystals are a much less common jewelry adornment than diamonds and gems.
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  • Two Tips To Help You Save Money When Getting A Jewelry Loan

    People take out jewelry loans for many different reasons.  Whether it's to purchase an engagement ring, Valentine's Day gift, or simply to tell your beloved that you care, a jewelry loan makes it easy for you to purchase beautiful pieces of jewelry when you don't have the cash to buy a particular piece outright.  However, when you're getting the loan, there are simple ways that you can save money so that you get the best value.
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  • 4 Ways Middle School Teachers Can Use Classic Coins With Students

    Ancient coins may not be worth any value at the supermarket, but they can possess great value for collectors, museums, and even in the middle school classroom. If you're a teacher of middle school students, there are multiple ways to implement the coins in the classroom. A variety of coin dealers online can supply you with coins that can be used in four different ways. Browse through the variety of methods to determine if any of them are an option for your classroom.
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  • Top 3 Reasons To Give Custom Made Jewelry

    Are you in the middle of shopping for an important birthday or anniversary? Are you having a hard time picking out a gift because the recipient already has everything that you've thought of so far? Here are some reasons why custom made jewelry may be just what you're looking for: Unique: With custom made jewelry, you don't have to worry about the recipient already having the same thing. Instead of trying to remember whether you got them the same sapphire ring or emerald bracelet last year, you can be confident that the piece you give them will be like no other piece in their collection.
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  • Vintage Costume Jewelry Care

    Collecting vintage costume jewelry is a fun and rewarding hobby. You can easily find pieces at estate sales, flea markets, garage sales and antique stores at very attractive prices. Jewelry made of non-precious metals and stones have been around since the Egyptian times, but Coco Chanel really gave costume jewelry the designer stamp of approval in the 1920s, when she and other designers used their creativity to design affordable expressions of style with jewelry.
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  • Are Those Diamond Prices Set In Stone?

    Guys, engagement rings are a pretty large investment. You want to find the biggest, brightest diamond to give your one true love, and that can be as expensive as a car. So, like a car, are you supposed to haggle with your jeweler to get the best price possible? That depends upon the specific store you go to, but many can help bring the price down or offer special financing that can help you save.
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  • How To Keep Your Engagement Ring Clean And Sparkling

    When your fiance places a ring on your finger, it's a time of great excitement and anticipation. You'll probably find yourself gazing at your ring finger several times throughout the coming days, dreaming of your upcoming nuptials. Keep that engagement ring looking new and sparkly by cleaning it regularly. Don't rely on the plain soap and water you use to wash your hands, but instead use a few tried and true methods designed for the exact metals and jewels in your engagement ring.
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  • The Legal Side Of Pawn Shops

    Pawn shops have been around for thousands of years. In fact, they can be tracked back to ancient China, Greece, and Rome. However, it wasn't until the mid-18th Century in England that Parliament deciding that it was time to regulate these businesses. While the popular television show Pawn Stars shows a simplified process of business, there are a lot of laws that shops must follow, and there is a lot of paperwork behind the scenes.
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  • How To Use Simple Jewelry Pieces To Accent Your Outfits

    When you want to accent your outfits, you have a few options when it comes to jewelry. For most outfits, you can choose simple yet elegant pieces that will enhance any clothing you wear. The hardest part is choosing a few pieces that best reflect your personal style. Chains Gold and silver chains are great pieces when you want simple jewelry for any outfit. Both color schemes work with most outfits, even ones with patterns.
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  • How To Turn A Broken Chain Into A 'Permanent' Necklace

    The one place that chain necklaces tend to break the most is at the clasp. While you can easily get a new clasp from a jewelry repair shop, there is another option. When a clasp breaks, you risk losing your necklace. Keep your precious necklace safe by making a "permanent" necklace that remains on your neck at all times. This idea is perfect for someone that has an extra special pendant they want to protect.
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