Saturday, February 27, 2010

ike make-up, your jewelry should not be distracting

ike make-up, your jewelry should not be distracting. The focus should be on your abilities not on the jingle jangle dangle of your jewelry. As much as I love charm bracelets, they should be kept at home during work hours. One of the most appealing things about the charm bracelet is that jingle jangle sound that it makes. Unfortunately, it can be very distracting in the work environment.
Bangles can have the same distraction. Every time that you move your arms the bangles, well, bang together creating that musical tone that we love so much, but distract the heck out of our co-workers. As an alternative to your charms and bangles, consider wearing a link-type bracelet without the charms or a single wide bangle bracelet. Your arm will be well adorned and your professional image will remain intact.
If you need help in choosing the best j

here anyone who doesn't know the wonderfu

here anyone who doesn't know the wonderful story of Peter Rabbit? He was such a naughty bunny...always getting into mischief and never doing as he was told. Then one day he squeezed under the gate into Mr McGregors Garden and ate just one to many carrots!
This beautiful bracelet has been handcrafted using a stunning combination of both new and vintage beads and charms. The new beads include pretty acrylic flowers and leaves, Czech glass round beads, pretty lampwork cubes, Sterling silver round beads and gorgeous little acrylic blackberries to name a few. The vintage beads include beautiful glass ovals and facettes, pretty engraved silver metal beads and sparkling Swarovski crystals. The vintage charms include many of the characters from the story, there are vintage gold tone bunnies, brass butterflys, pretty engraved gold tone hearts, a gold tone double sided cats head and a gold tone bird to symbolize the little Robin that warned Peter not to eat the carrots! There is even a little hand-carved Agate goldfish...remember the fish in Mr

Jewelry Information Brand Name

Jewelry Information Brand Name: MontRED Metal stamp: 18k Metal: yellow-gold Material Type: diamond, gold, yellow-gold Gem Type: Diamond Setting: 4-prong-setting Width: 5.30 millimeters Sizing lower range: 4 Sizing upper range: 13 Number of stones: 11 Stone Weight: 0.4500 carats, 0.1500 carats, 0.1300 carats Diamond Information Resizable: Y Stone shape: round-shape Minimum color: G Minimum Clarity: VS2 Cut: very-good-cut Symmetry: very-good Polish: very-good Minimum Total Carat Weight: 0.7300 cara

Friday, February 26, 2010

ese fantastic and rare earrings ar

ese fantastic and rare earrings are guaranteed original Bukharian (Bukhara, Tashkent), and date to the late 19th c. or early 20th. They are totally hand forged, with no soldering at all. The wire works on a hinge and there is a "C" clasp closure. These are solid gold and weigh 6 grams total. Each one is set with 3 old Bahrain seed pearls (about 5.5 mm) of differing shades. It seems the jeweler used what he had available. The earrings measure (from top of hinge to bottom) 15 mm (3/5"). Really beautiful, and they sit fantastically on the ear. Don't miss these. It's almost impossible to find authentic ones. Most of what a

atte finish Victorian chatelaine

atte finish Victorian chatelaine with initials "AIE" for "Amity, Eternity and Infinity" on this very
ou don’t have to go all ‘gung ho’ on every piece that’s in your jewelry box.
For simple gold pieces (necklaces and bangles without stones, enameling etc.), a good commercial jewelry cleaner will work wonders.
Depending on how intricate the pice is, give it a scrub with a soft bristle brush. For gold pieces with wide, flat surfaces, a polishing cloth is best.
With gold pieces, the gold will always oxidize to a certain extent, and unless you like the look of the piece when it is oxidized (some people prefer to let their antique pieces oxidize), a goodnusual matched set. It includes a belt clip 2-7/8"; three beaded chains 5"; compass (glass cracked

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och and 2" dangle earrings with original box, 5" by 3-1/3". The workmanship is amazing, with a different texture on the leaves and tiny balls of gold accenting each piece and festoon chains on the brooch. To find a set like this with it's original box is very rare. The earrings have had a stabilizing gold bar placed across the back years ago so they are very wearable. A wonderful boxed set. A festoon brooch similar to this can be seen in Benette & Mascetti's "Understanding Je

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evival 15k karat yellow gold, turquoise and seed pearls brooch and earrings with twisted wire cannetille work, beading and foxtails. On the reverse is a plaited hair compartment. This set is presented in it's original vintage velvet lined box. Pristine, spectacular and unusual. The brooch 3"

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r the early 1900s, other style and design trends assumed dominance, and the popularity of ancient jewelry styles faded for a few years. The Victorian Revival of the 1940s gave another boost to some Etruscan style designs, but these were not as dominant as they once had been. The next big boom in Etruscan style jewelry came from a rather different direction.
During the mid 20th century, charms and charm bracelets became a wildly popular phenomenon. Just as in all other areas of fashion, charms went through many styles and trends. An Etruscan-style charm craze struck during the 1950s, leading to a somewhat alarming reinterpretation of the minutely detailed, exquisitely crafted jewelry of the ancients. It is safe to assume that the original ancient artists would have been astonished by these renderings, which are large and crudely packed with swirls, spirals, glass stones, and faux pearls. Themes for these so-called Italian style or fancy charms included traditionally-inspired pitchers and urns, b

UEST: Before statehood.

UEST: Before statehood.
APPRAISER: Before statehood. You brought this piece to be appraised, which was your mother's.
GUEST: Oh, yeah, she was a collector of jewelry and this was a fabulous piece she had. She told me it came from Siberia.
APPRAISER: What was your mother doing in Siberia?
GUEST: Well, as a teenager, she was... with my father at the time, and they were traveling the world on their expedition to create world peace.
GUEST: They stayed with families in each country and in Siberia, they stayed with a nice family there, and on departure, they dug this up from where they were hiding their precious things, so they gave this to Mom.
APPRAISER: I looked at the bracelet very carefully. I know that you asked me, "Is it 14-karat or 18-karat?" but obviously you knew it was gold. I tested it with jeweler's acid, which is how we can do it when it's not marked, and it is solid 18-karat gold and quite substantial. And heavy.
GUEST: The weight, yes.
APPRAISER: I don't have a scale that goes this high for gold. I would say it's at least a quarter of a pound of 18-karat gold, but the work is extraordinary. I also poured over this bracelet, looking for a Russian mark. I wanted to see some kind of mark. There's absolutely nothing on it to indicate a country of origin, which is not unusual in antique jewelry. They just didn't always mark things. And you have to judge the pieces on their merit. This is what would be call

Thursday, February 25, 2010

icicles discovered in the Garden of Adin

So it was that blizzard came up at evening and covered the Garden of Adin, and in the morning the snow lay all around the camp. And when the layer of mist lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small sparkling substance, as fine as frost on the ground. And the Gardener picked it

Art Deco Platinum and

18k gold bead bracelet.
Italian, ca.
Length: inches.
Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Solitaire, prong-set with an old European-cut diamond weighing approx. 1.80 cts., pierced floral shoulders, and single-cut diamond melee accents, size

Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Bracelet

Platinum and diamond bracelet with calibré onyx and emerald accents.
American, ca. 1980.
Length: 7-4 inches.
Center asscher-cut diamond approximately 0.85 cts, remaining diamonds approximately 7.4 cts

. Etruscan Revival Turquoise

uscan Revival turquoise and diamond brooch, and matching bracelet of bombé design, set in gold.
English, ca. 1890.
Brooch diameter: 1-1/2 inches.

Antique Russian Gold Bangle Bracel

Gold bangle with amethyst, ruby, and diamond flower.
By Samuel Arndt.
Russian, ca. 1880.
Diameter at center: 2-1/4 inches.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

You really have to see them to

You really have to see them to appreciate the precise attention she gives every piece. Some feel and look like stone or leather, others are as smooth as glass. Every bead is truly a piece of art.

Personal favorites are in the nature line. Ferns, leaves, flowers - some taken from her own garden and pressed into the clay, others hand drawn onto or carved into the clay to make her wonderful designs- hung from dainty pieces of leather or hemp cord for a beautiful, simple look. Of course there are cuff and stretch polymer clay bracelets and earrings to match most every piece.

Rebecca has something for everybody - including the musician in the family. Check out her line of musical instruments. From banjo to saxophone she covers them all, using her wonderful feel for texture and color.

She also has several pieces that can only be described as abstract art - colorful and powerful pieces, that she puts together to make stunning accessories to go with any outfit. You can easily turn a plain white blouse into one of your favorite outfits with Rebecca's artwork.

Rebecca states: "I get more joy from people wearing my items than

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Several chains of purple pearls

Several chains of purple pearls are twisted together to form this necklace
Few chains of amethysts, peridots and fresh water pearls are chained together to form the dangles
Heart shaped amethysts are hold by long chains of pearl and peridot dangles
There are 5 fancy cut amethysts drops along the front of the necklace
bold expression of color and sparkle, this blue and white crystal ring is suited for any occasion. Set in a bypass fan design, this ring showcases lots of pavé-set white crystals and deep blue crystals that are further enhanced by the contrasting black rhodium backdrop. Silvertone

Delicate and Dainty Necklace in

Delicate and Dainty Necklace in 10K Yellow Gold featuring a Genuine Fancy Blue 2.19ctw Topaz Gemstone and 5/0.06ctw Round Diamonds (color H - I, Clarity I1-I2)with a Spring Ring Clasp. Pendant length 24mm and width 7mm, on an 18" 10K Yellow Gold Chain. Elegant!
The pretty and feminine look of this bracelet makes it perfect for everyday wear
This beautiful set has 3 dozen Indian glass bangles . Your choorian will be beautifully packed and wrapped and shipped with no extra charge

Strings of beaded white

Strings of beaded white cultured freshwater pearls (3-8mm), black multi-colored beaded cultured freshwater pearls (4-7mm), green beaded cultured freshwater pearls enhanced with strings of crystal and peridot chips with a 925 Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
KREMENTZ" Heart Bracelet with Precious Stones. This 925 Sterling Silver Bracelet with a Lobster Claw Clasp features Crystal, Cultured Freshwater Pearls (5.0mm Round Pink Pearls), Corrugated Silver Beads and a Beautiful Silver Heart. Very Dainty. Min. length: 5.75

Vividly hued created pink sapphires

Vividly hued created pink sapphires in these elegant earrings help you add a flash of dramatic color to any outfit. Rosy oval stones are beautifully set in sterling silver and studded with dazzling white cubic zirconiasVividly hued created pink sapphires in this elegant bracelet help you add a flash of dramatic color to any outfit. Rosy oval stones are beautifully prong set in sterling silver between graceful swooping silver links studded with dazzling diamondsPamper yourself or someone special with these darling crystal studs. Exquisitely crafted in 14K yellow gold and are touched with sparkling crystals. Perfect to wear with any outfit, makes a classic piece of jewellery.
These earrings resemble joyful butterflies of color and light. Set in sterling silver, sunny vibrant citrine gemstones encircle brilliant verdant peridots for a lovely summery lookYouthful and enchanting, this jewel studded flower ring is artistic and perfect for spring. Beautifully crafted from gleaming 14K white gold, this lovely piece features brilliant blue and yellow sapphires and sparkling diamonds
Cool blue-green tones give this gorgeous ring a serene glow. A delicate, exquisitely crafted flower motif is rendered in lustrous sterling silver and set with iris-blue iolites and golden green peridots. A lovely, feminine look. A lovely burst of color, this gem studded ring is composed of rich red rhodolites and pale green peridots. The refreshing appeal of this piece is further enhanced by the luster of its sterling silver setting.

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Glittering diamonds are the icing on the cake of this charming pendant, crafted from 10 karat yellow gold. The petite cupcake-shaped pendant has a yellow gold base with sculpted edges to resemble a cupcake wrapper and three tiers of genuine diamond accents above. It's fitted with a single bale and featured on a slender and delicate yellow gold rope chain that fastens with a spring ring clasp. An adorable cupcake-shaped gift box makes the presentation extra sweet.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Peridot and cultured freshwater pearls

Peridot and cultured freshwater pearls mingle in an opulent design on this elegant necklace
Necklace conjours images of cool rain, knotting each gemstone on metallic strands
Jewelry is handmade by Nareerat Tansuwansophon of Thailand Beautifully crafted Spanish-style bracelet gleams with golden light
Jewelry is crafted of lustrous 14-karat yellow gold overlay
Handmade bracelet features designs done in exquisite Soft silver bells ornament this mixed metal necklace
Warm and cool tones blend in subtle harmony on this choker for the perfect day or night look
Jewelry is strung of five beaded strands Stylish necklace showcases 20 strands of turquoise blue coconut Heishi beads
Twenty Star world jewelry features a horn clasp
Handcrafted coconut bead necklace is a bold and unique accessory to brighten up your casual wardrobedetail

Cuff bracelet is made in Mexico

Cuff bracelet is made in Mexico
Jewelry features handcrafted detail
14-karat gold filled cuff features a large Aztec calendar

Add a dash of color to your everyday style

Add a dash of color to your everyday style with these earrings
Jewelry features charming 10-karat white gold drop
Earrings have bright pink sapphires dotted with single twinkling diamond accenClick here for Ring Sizing Chart.
Blue topaz and diamond accent ring
Jewelry is crafted of sterling silverts Thailand's Anusara designs a tantalizing cuff bracelet that is trendy and chic
Stainless steel bracelet is crafted by hand
Alternating strands of iridescent white pearls and shimmering glass beads adorn the braceletBracelet is handcrafted in Mexico
Cuff bracelet measures 1 inch wide x 2.25 inch inner diameter
Jewelry features a single rhodium plated elephant in the center Show off your unique style with this 'Garland' pearl bracelet
Fashionable jewelry features cultured pearls and glass beads
Stylish accessory is threaded by hand on stainless steel strands Ethereal and beautiful, a fiery blossom centers this choker
Busarin combines lemon citrine with bright carnelian, while faceted beads add sparkle
Sterling silver tendrils create the appearance of lace

Add a dash of color to your everyday

Add a dash of color to your everyday look with these charming pink sapphire stud earrings
Bright earrings feature square created pink sapphires in the embrace of a silver curve
JGlistening semi-precious gemstones are prong-set in this hoop earring
Jewelry features stones set in 1/2 the inner and 1/2 the outer front side of the hoop
JeThe vibrant colors of semi-precious gemstones enhance this silver jewelry
Peridot, amethyst, and citrine gemstone earrings
Sterling welry is crafted of shining sterling silver with rhodium eSemi-hoop earrings feature amethyst, blue topaz, peridot, citrine, and garnet accented with diamonds
Jewelry is crafted of 18k goldplated silver
Fun, vibrant hoop earrings will infuse your style with a rainbow of colFor the latest look in high fashion, don a pair of mini-hoop earrings
Each hoop features a single diamond accent
Jewelry is crafted of gleaming 14-karat yellow gold over sterling silveSparkling diamond hoop earrings add shine to any outfit
Eye-catching jewelry is fashioned of sterling silver
StylPendant and chain crafted in popular white gold
Whimsical heart locket is carved with cut-out shapes and adorned with shimmering diamonds
Locket can hold a precious picture of a loved ish earrings feature 50 round diamondsrorswelry

Brilliant addition to any jewelry collection