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Facts About Jewelry Earrings For Men

Nowadays there are a vast number of men that wear jewelry earrings. There are also a vast number of men that are conscious about the way that they look and the clothing that they wear. A lot of men feel that it is not only important to be presentable but it is also very important to be fashionable.

There are a vast number of television programs that encourage men to take pride in their appearance and these programs also show men those latest fashions. Some of the television programs even conduct makeovers on men that have not quite got it as yet. Surprisingly there are some men that feel that it is girly to be up to date with fashions and to take a pride in their appearance however this is in fact on the case.

Masculine jewelry is becoming more popular especially the jewelry earrings that are designed to be worn by men. The masculine jewelry is actually one of the latest crazies at the moment.

There are a vast number of men that will boldly wear jewelry

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About Jewelry Repair

In most fine jewelry shops, the bread and butter is jewelry repair tends to be its bread and butter. The repair of jewelry is such a crucial aspect of the whole jewelry industry that your typical jeweler has most likely gone through at least one course in the art of jewelry repair.

For a jewelry artisan, repairs might not be as vital as they would be for the jewelry shop, but still, they are an important part of the business. Whether you like it or not, customers will break the jewelry pieces you have made, regardless of how durable and properly made the jewelry is. It’s just one of those things. The customer may be at fault in some cases, or it could just be an unpreventable accident, or maybe carelessness on the jewelry maker’s part.

What about repairing jewelry that other jewelers have made. If your customers trust you and think you are good at what you do, they will likely come to you when a piece made by someone else breaks, rather than going to a typical repair

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Dropping the Hint About Jewelry Boxes

Are jewelry boxes at the top of your Christmas list this year? If you want to make sure you get what you are hoping for, there are subtle ways of dropping hints about it to let somebody know that jewelry cases are on your mind. These are methods that are just enough to plant the idea of boxes as a gift for you in somebody’s head without going overboard. However, these techniques also take into account that some people may be slow on the uptake unless they receive clear, distinct messages.

Trying to Keep Your Jewelry Somewhere Else: Jewelry boxes are really the best place to keep jewelry, but if you don’t have one and would like one, try keeping your jewelry in odd or inconvenient places. Either your sock drawer or that of your spouse is a good place. Be sure, however, to use pieces that you can easily find or don’t mind losing. Keep some in the pantry too, so that when he’s getting the bread out some earrings fall on his head. When he starts asking why on earth you are keeping your jewelry in such

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How to Talk About Jewelry

The best way to sell jewelry is the old school way… by talking to your customers. You got that right, talking to customers is still by far and away, the best way to sell your jewelry. Talking to your customers, you personally take them through your selection, so they can feel more personal touch from your business. The problem is, that you may not know what to say, or how to talk about your jewelry,
what words to use, what words to not use, when meeting with prospects.

Here are some bits and pieces of advice for you. Start by asking your customer how they are doing, or comment about the weather. Make your clients feel relaxed when talking to you. When describing your jewelry, do not use slang words, nor professional jargons. Your clients may not understand you. Talk to your customers as if they do not know anything about the jewelry you are selling. Never assume that your clients know enough for you might miss out on some facts they might be interested in, that might just be the selling point in the whole conversation.

Information is crucial in talking to your clients. Always

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What You Need To Know About Jewelry

A jewelry armoire is one of the most versatile units that you should have as a fine jewelry collector. The cool thing with the armoire is that it’s able to accommodate a wide range of items. It’s also able to preserve the items in one compact place.

Types Of Armoires

There are many types of armoires that you can go with. The most common ones are:

Wall Armoires: These are shallow units that are mounted on a wall and resemble a medicine chest. They come with hooks, drawers and a mirror at the back of the swing-door. You can hang your jewelry on the hooks or put the jewelry in the drawers. These armoires come in different designs depending on the manufacturer.

Dresser-Top: They are designed to sit on top of a dresser, vanity or desk. They are usually 20-30 inches tall and come with a vertical stack of shallow drawers and swing-out doors where you can hang your necklaces. There are some that have ring trays. In most cases, the top flips up to reveal a mirror.

Floor: They are freestanding and reach about 48 inches tall. They extend all the way

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Important Facts About Jewelry Cleaning

Over time jewelry can lose its right-out-of the box sparkle. Tarnishing and scratches can occur from every day contact with objects and chemicals. When looking online there are many articles about cleaning jewelry and some can actually harm your jewelry. We can restore this shine and remove light scratches be using easily available items to make your jewelry shine like brand new.

Before getting started with jewelry cleaning, here are a few tips:

• Never use or allow your jewelry to come in contact with chlorine or bleach. It is a good idea to take off your jewelry before swimming and also if you are giving someone a hair coloring.

• Jewelry will tarnish more frequently in humid climates so cleaning and polishing will be needed more frequently.

• Most of the time you will be able to clean your jewelry at home, but there are times when a professional should be the one cleaning the jewelry. If your jewelry is heavily tarnished or has soot from a fire, you should consider having it professionally polished and cleaned. The jeweler will be able to remove the stones to clean underneath. This will allow light

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How Much Do You Know About Jewelry

Every day we see women and men wearing all different types of jewelry without really stopping to think about it. Why do people wear jewelry and when did the practice start? What types of jewelry do people wear and what purposes does it serve? What metals and gems do people use to make jewelry and how many different types are there?

A Brief History

There is a great deal of archeological evidence which proves that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all wore jewelry. Most Egyptian jewelry was made out of gold. The ancient Greeks used gold and gems like amethysts, garnets and pearls to fashion necklaces and earrings. The Romans used many materials including wood, gold, amber, emeralds and garnets to make their trinkets.

In thirteenth century Medieval Europe a law was passed in some countries that made it illegal for all but the wealthiest people to wear sumptuous clothing and decoration. Every individual had to dress according to their station in life and certain jewels and materials were strictly prohibited for those below a certain rank.

By the seventeenth century jewelry was considered a fundamental part of a woman’s wardrobe. A lady

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The Truth About Jewelry Allergies

I can only wear gold jewelry, everything else breaks me out.” How many times did I hear that exact phrase from my mother when I was a child? Every time I would give her jewelry that was her response.

Why does everything but gold break my mother out? Is that statement even true? When I started designing jewelry over ten years ago I decided to find out. I wanted to design jewelry for my mom that she could wear without fear of a breakout. Now I am going to let you in on what I have discovered.

My mother, like many people, develops contact dermatitis when her skin comes in contact with some types of jewelry. Her dermatitis is a result of an allergic reaction to the nickel found in many types of jewelry. Nickel allergies are very common, in fact one out of every seven people are likely to suffer from a nickel allergy. More often, women tend to suffer from nickel allergies than men. Allergy treatment can help with the symptoms of a nickel allergy. Unfortunately once the allergy has developed, a person will remain sensitive to nickel for the rest of their life.

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Advice About Jewelry Boxes

You can avoid braving the crowded mall and searching specialty shops for gifts this holiday season. Instead, buy jewelry boxes online and find gifts that are perfect for each person on your list. Jewelry boxes can be great for both men and women. They also come in a variety of different styles and shapes to ensure that your gift is completely suited to its recipient. Just a quick search online can bring up items for children, men’s dresser valets, and large jewelry armoires.

Holiday Gifts for Women

Most women have a one already, but it usually doesn’t reflect their style or their space needs:

Materials – Wooden boxes are great for women who love a classic look, while leather ones are usually more chic. Fabric boxes are very feminine and can be a colorful gift this holiday season.

Styles – Most women will appreciate a beautiful classic jewelry box, but you can find a wide variety of boxes that will reflect the personality of your recipient. Snazzy retro, comforting shabby chic, and sleek modern styles are only a few of the high-quality styles you can find online.

Shapes – Is your favorite gal

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All You Need To Know About Jewelry Scale

Weighing scales are indispensable to perform day to day tasks. There are a variety of different scales; some are used in laboratories of schools and colleges others are used in industries while some other in jeweler shops. Although, all the scales have their own requirements and importance in a particular field yet the jewelry scales are something without which jewelers cannot run their business.

Would you ever buy a jewelry item or even a precious stone without getting it weighed? Of course not, as the value of a jewelry item basically depends upon its weight. This is the reason why customers no matter where and how many jewelry items they are buying, do not buy these precious items without really knowing how many carats they weigh. Owing to this, a commodity which jewelers find inevitable for a successful running business is jewelry scale.

Being in the technologically advanced era it seems ridiculous to use the manual jewelry scales as these manual scales are not only a little time consuming but also do not give precise results. So, these types of scales have been smoothly replaced by the modern digital jewelry scales. These scales produce accurate results

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All About Jewelry

You’ll find obviously different styles of products available to accent one’s outfit and show off one’s good taste, but jewelry has been one of the most favored of all fashion accessories. From naturally designed bronze bracelets and neck pieces to the most advanced fine and fashion jewelry, people have been making a statement with these fine products nearly since the dawn of time.

To check stunning and stylish may be the primary intention behind wearing them. They can add to the appearance. Furthermore, the jewelry verifies the status and richness in society. Jewelry can stand for a person’s wealth. Frequently, jewelry is given as dowry to a daughter in most cultures. Nearly all women wear some particular jewelry that can help to be a sign of them as married. Men can also display their material status in wearing jewelry.

Everyone isn’t rich enough to afford these expensive jewelry items. However you can purchase artificial jewelry which will come in reasonably priced. That is why each individual may take enjoyment in the beauty of jewelry. The jewelry is sufficient to decorate whole body which is available for sale. There are numerous kinds of jewelry you can purchase

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About Jewelry Photography For Your Business

Not all jewelry photographs are created equal. There is more than one way to photograph jewelry, and as with everything else some methods produce better results than others.

Batch Shooting

This type of jewelry photography is the favorite of manufacturers, the goal being speed and economy. This method results in a reasonably decent photograph of each piece just to see what it is, creating a photographic copy of the real thing for manufacturers to show to experienced retailers.

With “batch shooting” only one lighting setup is used no matter the size shape or color of the piece of jewelry, The setup consists of a “hot box” and 2 or 3 lights and a point-and-shoot camera on a tripod. A “hot box” is literally a six-sided box made from white silk with an opening on one end for the camera lens. The actual lights used are anything from photographic strobes to desk lamps which are pointed at two the sides of the box, sometimes at the top of the box as well. The jewelry is placed in the center of the box. If necessary the piece is held in place with bee’s wax or hot glue.

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Thinking About Jewelry Storage

Storing antique jewelry safely involves special jewelry storage considerations, that are often overlooked.

When you invest in gold and diamond antique jewelry to reduce the risk of burglary, you should keep your jewelry out of easy reach and out of sight. To keep your jewelry safe and secure and in the best possible condition, choose a home-safe, lock-box, your traditional wooden jewelry boxes, lock-box, jewelry organizer, jewelry armoir, the popular but non-traditional unique jewelry boxes or even your burglar-proof gun vault, with the same care as when you choose your antique jewelry.

Protect your antique jewelry by storing it in a secure location in your home. Security in your home, especially when you have a sizable antique jewelry collection is critical. Convenience, fire and theft are good reasons why antique jewelry investors often own a safe or other type of lock-box. It’s more expedient if you run an antique jewelry business and need to photograph your jewelry regularly to use a lockbox, in the home rather than a safety deposit box.

Going to the bank to retrieve jewelry gets tiresome.

You would be surprised at the amount of people that “hide” their “Good Bits”.

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Tips To Become Educated About Jewelry

People wear jewelry for different reasons. Some wear jewelry for fashion reasons, using items like bracelets, necklaces, and earrings to work with their wardrobes. Others wear jewelry for practical reasons, using items such as watches for keeping time. No matter what reason you choose to wear jewelry, the tips in the following article should help you choose which jewelry to wear that best suits your reasons.

Rings that feature gemstones as a focal point and diamond accents are an affordable alternative to the more expensive diamond-only rings, earrings, and necklaces. Colored stones add a gorgeous and distinctive look that stands out in ways that ordinary diamond jewelry cannot. Sapphires and emeralds are currently the most popular alternatives to diamonds.

Attending yard-sales is a great way to build up a collection of jewelry. Many people sell old costume jewelry for practically pennies. This is a perfect opportunity to stock up on broken pieces that can be repaired or made into new jewelry later. Many new beautiful pieces of jewelry can be born of old broken pieces. Use yard-sales to build up your collection.

Consider purchasing pearl jewelry. Pearl jewelry provides a sophisticated look, and it is

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Learning About Jewelry

It is a fact that most females are interested in learning about jewelry because they are interested in wearing them. Wearing diamond jewelry is a dream for every woman. However, a very few of them are aware of its properties.

Diamond is the hardest substance on this planet. Apart from that, it is one of the most expensive stones. Its cost changes according to the weight, category and size. In chemical terms, diamond is an allotrope of carbon. In addition to that, carbon is one of the softest substances on earth. However, both these substances have the same chemical structure. Thus, their properties are similar to some extent as well. Knowing the properties of a stone is very important for a person who is interested in it. The thermal conduction levels of diamond are very strong. This level is four times stronger as compared to copper. However, diamond is not a very strong conductor of electricity.

There is a property of diamond which also determines the level of its purity. The strength of this substance depends on the extent to which light can pass through it. Impure diamonds have small interferences called inclusions. These interferences prevent

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Jewelry

For most of you, the thought of getting a Valuation or Appraisal on your Jewelry is NOT at the top of your list.

But it should be.

To often, clients assume that their Jewelry is either…

  • # Not Valuable enough to bother
  • # Covered by their Household insurance
  • # Safe on their Finger, so it won’t get lost

All of these assumptions are WRONG and we cover some suggestions in our Insurance article (address given below) and the security pages under the Learning Section of the Online Appraisal Center.

If you are concerned about these matters and haven’t had the chance to read them yet, we suggest you take a little side trip and cover the bases, soon as possible…

…Before the ring falls off the finger or the chain gets lost while swimming or the Diamond (was it a Diamond?)…

Get the Picture..?

That’s exactly What a Jewelry Appraisal Valuation Certificate is for.

Types of Jewelry Appraisal Valuations

The main type of Valuation or Appraisal we come across is the Valuation for Insurance. This is the one you would normally receive from your local Jeweler or Gemologist.

It is

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What Men Should Know About Jewelry

Men or boys see females such as their sisters, mothers and girlfriends wearing jewelry, but they know nothing about it. They definitely compliment women flaunting their jewelry, but are in a soup speaking of gifting or purchasing jewelry. Conversely, they can adhere to some guidelines regarding jewelry.

1. Shopping for you is alright, but never involve in buying for your wife without her. In case of important occasions involving high price tag, taking her for the purchase is the best. In case you plan to give a surprise, present a gift certificate to her choice of jewelry store or else she will never wear it or ask you to take it back.

2. Three occasions that are appropriate to buy jewelry for someone special are the birthday, Valentines Day and Christmas. These are the occasions that the buyer is always uncertain about buying the right jewelry and can simply take assistance from similar age group female friends.

3. Learning about jewelry and other precious metal settings, its grades and values help in buying jewelry for gifting. However, major metals that are available in jewelry are gold, silver, titanium and platinum.

4. Choose a jeweler

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Frequently Asked Questions About Jewelry

Jewelry finding is a relatively new word in the fashion jewelry market today. Many people want to know what exactly are jewelry findings and what role do they play in the creation of fashion jewelry. If you are also confused, here are some frequently asked questions about jewelry findings and what some of the most common ones are used for.

What are jewelry findings?

Jewelry findings are basically all the parts that are used to join pieces of jewelry and their components together to form a completed jewelry article. These include clasps, earwires, ring blanks, metal loops, bails, jump rings, brooch assemblies, pin stems and so on.

What are jump rings used for?

The double twisted loop that you find attached onto a necklace chain is known as a jump ring. It is mainly used to ensure that the pendant does not become detached from the chain. Before, jewelry makers would use a split ring which was not very secure and could easily open if pulled.

What purpose do crimp beads have in jewelry making?

Crimp beads are used to secure the thread before beads are added to the necklace or bracelet.

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Exciting Bits of Information and Trivia About Jewelry

Gold jewellery was first used in Egypt, way back around the year 3000 BC. Gold invariably happened to be the preferred metal for making jewelry during ancient times.

So what is it that makes gold the preferred metal for making jewelry for nearly five millennia?

Gold does have some amount of mysticism associated with it! It’s a rare metal which is easy to work upon and never tarnishes.

During the year 1922, an archeologist named Howard Carter led an expedition which led to the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb. The tomb was mausoleum of an ancient emperor, and within the tomb, the archaeologists discovered some gold artifacts.

Let’s take an overview of jewelry as found in recent times.

Upon running through the contemporary history of jewelry, we find that Hollywood has laid an influence upon the presentation and styles.

American culture was a significant part of European lifestyle during the 1940s and 1950s. The movies and prominent film stars laid an influence of women’s hairstyling and makeup. These had strong undertones of glamour.

Television too has laid an influence upon women’s jewelry. Let’s consider an instance.

Dynasty and Dallas were much

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All About Jewelry Polishing Cloths

Jewelry polishing cloths help you in cleaning your jewelry. The cool with the cloths is that you can easily find them in jewelry stores.

Factors To Consider When Buying Jewelry Polishing Cloths

There are many factors that you need to consider when buying the cloths. These factors include:

Size: the size of the cloth depends on the size of your jewelry. For example, if you have a small piece of jewelry, you should go for a small piece of cloth.

Ply: is the jewelry cloth single or double ply? A double ply cloth is made up of two cloths that have been sewn together. The outer cloth buffs while the inner cloth cleans. The inner cloth is usually treated with a special powder that aids in giving your jewelry a great shine.

Quality: just like everything else, you need to consider the quality of the polishing cloth. As rule of thumb you should go for the highest quality piece of cloth that you can afford. When it comes to quality, you should consider the shape. You should ensure that the cloth is a perfect square or rectangle. You should also ensure that the

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