Monday, December 23, 2013

Luxury Diamond Jewelry - How to Buy Diamonds

Luxury diamond jewelry should be one of a kind, exquisite jewelry. It should be purchased carefully. The four C’s are good basic rules for buying diamonds of all kinds, especially luxury diamonds. The settings of the diamonds should also be considered when selecting diamond jewelry. After all, one beautiful thing among junk may render it as part of the junk. Choosing jewelry is much like choosing clothing. It can show off features, reflect the season, show personality, etc. These things should be kept in mind when purchasing luxury jewelry.

Luxury Diamond Jewelry

Luxury diamond jewelry comes in many different qualities. This directly reflects the price of a diamond. The four C’s refer to a system of evaluating a diamond. They are cut, color, clarity, and carat. The cut of a diamond is how it was faceted. Different cuts will produce different brilliance, or how it reflects light. Color usually refers to lack of color rather than actual color.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Vintage Casio Watches

Casio Corporation began in Mitaka, Tokyo by Kashio Seisakujo, and was primarily aas a compact all electric calculator.  Casio entered the timepiece world in 1974 with a wide variety of watches.  The specialty of Casio was to engineer small electronic calculators.  With the information gained from working with such small electronics the Company   began to diversify by creating and making watches.  Today many people search for these vintage Casio watches.

Vintage Casio Watches

The ability to create a watch from mechanical to quartz mechanisms helped create and strengthen the company’s earnings base.  They were able to take a simple adding machine that shows a running calculation of each second and create a great timepiece of the time.  The Casiotron was their first quartz movement watch and was released for sale in October, 1974.  This watch not only showed the hours, minutes, and seconds, but also had a unique function that could automatically determine the number of days in a month and whether or not the current year was a leap year.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Catholic Men’s Jewelry is Strength Personified

There are many men and women who like fashion. In addition, there are men and women who like jewelry. However, it could be the case that women wear more jewelry than men do on as daily basis. This is probably because there is more women’s jewelry than men’s jewelry. It seems to be the case that most men, if they wear jewelry, they wear a ring, which is their wedding ring, and a watch.
Catholic Mens Jewelry

It is possible that men tend to wear less jewelry than women because they don’t feel the need to wear jewelry with their clothes. However, it could further be the case that men who are passionate about their religious beliefs would wear religion themed jewelry. This is because wearing religious themed jewelry is a creative form of self-expression. In addition, religious jewelry is strong jewelry. Moreover, catholic men’s jewelry is strength personified.
Catholic Mens Necklaces

What do you think of when you think of catholic men’s jewelry? It is possible that images of crosses and rosary beads and the Crown of Thorns. In addition, sometimes the sand dollar is considered a Christian religious symbol. Therefore, sand dollars can be and are used to create catholic men’s jewelry. This is because sand dollars can be made into rings and they can also be hung on gold and silver chains and used as necklaces.

Sand dollars can also be placed on black chords and used as religious necklaces. However, it is probable that the most well-known Christian symbol is the cross. Crosses are strong symbols of religion because there are many types of crosses that can be made into jewelry. Let’s discuss different types of crosses that are religious jewelry friendly.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lucido Fine Jewelry Review

Lucido Fine Jewelry has been in operation in Michigan for many years. They are a family business that loves to make you feel at home in their two locations. They specialize in helping you care for your jewelry long after the sale is made. They provide ‘check-ups’ at no charge for your jewelry to keep it clean, and in perfect condition. They have a large selection of designer jewelry and watches that represent the best available. Their watch repair technicians are an asset to them. They do all types of watch repair, no matter how large or small the job. They are an authorized Rolex repair center, but work on maintaining all timepiece brands.
Lucido Fine Jewelry
With a dedication to local economic health, Lucido Fine Jewelry is tuned into the community. They contribute every year to several philanthropic causes and organizations. The Lucido family loves the community and loves making their customers a part of their greater family. They are well known for their excellent customer service during transactions and long after. They know their community, but they know the world of jewelry as well. They bring the best jewelry in the world to the doorstep of suburban Michigan.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Loved and Cherished for Centuries: Catholic Jewelry

When kings and other nobles controlled most of the land throughout Europe, they often made a point of wearing some type of Catholic jewelry. Later, as they became less powerful, members of the general public acquired enough resources to purchase such lovely accessories. Today, Roman Catholics continue to display the strength of their religious beliefs by wearing accessories with Catholic symbols.
Catholic Jewelry
The crucifix has to be viewed as one of the most important symbols in the Roman Catholic Church. Each structure in which Roman Catholics gather to worship is supposed to display the thirteen Stations of the Cross. When the crucifix becomes part of a pendant, it can contain some of the most unique materials. For example, it might be a silver crucifix inlaid with olive wood, or a silver Jesus on an olive wood cross.

Whenever a simple cross has been used as a pendant, it might display the work of a skillful artisan. For example, it could have engraved or etched symbols on its surface. It might even have some impressive scrolled designs along its borders.
Vatican Today
One piece of jewelry goes with every Roman Catholic whenever he or she enters a place of worship, one decorated with the thirteen Stations of the Cross. That is a rosary, something that is usually either a necklace or a bracelet.  Sometimes a rosary contains a silver cross along with black matt beads. As a bracelet, it could be a band of sandalwood beads with silver accents. As a necklace it might have a yellow gold or white gold chain.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Korloff Jewelry Designs

Among all of the Korloff Jewelry Designs, a jewelry reviewer would find it next to impossible to select the one collection that displayed the single most distinctive feature. All of the Korloff jewelry collections show an element of uniqueness in their design.


Korloff Diamond Necklaces

In the collection called “Elements of Silver,” the combination of gold and silver contributes to the uniqueness of each piece of jewelry. One combination of gold and silver has become the focus of the “button earrings.” Another combination of gold and silver surrounds a triangular stone, a stone which is also part of the “Elements of Silver” collection.

Korloff Diamond Jewelry

The Cancun and Volupte collections contain pieces of jewelry with dazzling diamonds. In some pieces, those diamonds have been lined-up in a channel. That channel of diamonds might appear in a metal loop, in a circle around a gemstone or even abutting a second channel of diamonds.

The pieces in the Transparence collection take full advantage of the richness of light. Those pieces contain a transparent surface surrounded by a ring of diamonds. Both the surface and the diamonds reflect the light that hits that piece of jewelry.

Korloff Gold Necklaces

Among all of the Korloff jewelry designs, the jewelry pieces in the Yasmine collection are by far the most colorful. The colors of fuschia, rose, violet, orange, turquoise, noir, gris and bleu can all be found among the pieces of jewelry in the Yasmine collection.

Korloff’s “Sweety rings” also come in different colors. There are lavender rings, pink rings and turquoise rings. While the color of each ring may make that ring stand-out among other rings, the color is not the ring’s only distinguishing feature. Each of the “Sweety rings” has a distinctive design.

The array of different designs within the “Signature Gold” collection can not go unmentioned. Some of the pieces in that collection have been fashioned from white gold, others from yellow gold. Some of those gold ring designs feature a wide band; other rings have been designed around a narrow band.

Each of the pieces in the “Portfolio” collection creates an air of synergy. The design seems to yield to the characteristics of any diamonds within that design. One finds that same synergy in Korloff’s heart-shaped pendants.

While most of the Korloff jewelry designs have the potential to hold more than one diamond, there are pieces that have a solitaire diamond. Among the Diamond Solitaire earrings one can find earrings with three different shapes. Some are square; some are round; and some are shaped to resemble a flower bud. Larger diamonds can be found on Korloff’s Solitaire Rings.

Korloff Yasmine Collection

Not all of the Korloff jewelry designs have been created with an eye to the tastes of female customers. Today, a man can purchase an I.D bracelet with a unique Korloff design. A man can hold his money together in a clip with a Korloff design.

A man can decorate the bottoms of his shirt sleeves with cuff links that show-off an element of the Korloff design। He can even adorn his neck with a dog tag that displays a Korloff jewelry design.

Korloff Jewelry official site: www.korloff.fr

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Many Meanings Of Gemstone Pendants

When people are looking for a piece of jewelry that has personal and emotional meaning to them many turn to family heirlooms like rings or bracelets but there are also many gemstone pendants that offer a sentimental value as well and are as cherished as any other piece of jewelry. Gemstones have many different meanings and gemstone pendants can be used to represent so many different milestones in life or just a significant life event in general. Many people put many different meanings behind certain pieces of jewelry and the use of precious stones in pendants is one way to commemorate a milestone.

Blue Topaz Pendants

There are many meanings behind many precious gems and throughout the years precious gems have been attached to many different life milestones and that makes them easier to give as gifts or as family heirlooms. For example a diamond is considered the birth stone for the month of April so many people that are born in April will commemorate that by wearing a gemstone pendant that is made from a diamond. In many cases people will choose gemstone pendants based not just on the month they were born but to represent their heritage. Emeralds are extremely popular stones and many people will wear them as gemstone pendants to either commemorate their May birth date or their Irish heritage. Emeralds seem to be almost as popular as diamonds in gemstone pendants and that could be due to their deep green color or their clean cut when they are cut into a stone to be mounted. July has the ruby as a birthstone and the ruby is also a very popular precious gem to be included in a gemstone pendant not just for people that are born in July but also for people that just love the ruby. Some people will also use the birth stone chart to commemorate other things like wedding months. It is becoming popular to present a ruby as a gemstone pendant to your significant other if your anniversary is in July. Any occasion to give a gemstone pendant is a good occasion.

Blue Sapphire Pendant

Precious gems are also attached to other milestones like marriage anniversaries. For example the tenth wedding anniversary is usually signified by a diamond so many wives look forward to receiving some sort of diamond gemstone pendant for their tenth wedding anniversary and many husbands dread having to purchase the tenth wedding anniversary diamond gemstone pendant. Just to make it interesting the wedding anniversary gemstone list goes all the way out to the 80th wedding anniversary and the diamond is revisited at the 75th anniversary with the ruby being the 80th anniversary stone. It just boggles the mind.

Many families choose certain gemstones as their family stone and create gemstone pendants as family heirlooms that get handed down from generation to generation. In many cases the stone is made part of a family crest that is in the form of a pendant and the gem is the centerpiece of the crest. Some of the best examples of this is the crown jewels of the British royal family. Not everyone can afford to have a collection like the British royal family but if you are going to use a model for something you might as well model yours after the best and see how close you can really get to near perfection.

Friday, November 25, 2011

New York Jewelry Designers

Whenever people are talking about jewelry, you always here about pieces that come from overseas. That is because that is where a lot of the top designers in the world are found. However, what about the great designers right here in America? When you want to find some of the latest fashions, you need to look no further than the New York jewelry designers. These are some of the best designers in the world, and they live right here in the Big Apple. This just proves that you do not have to go overseas to find great jewelry. You can find it right here with the New York Jewelry Designers.

Onyx Diamond Necklace

So what makes the New York Jewelry designers so much better than everyone else in America. Well this is because New York is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Here you are going to find some of the best designers that America has to offer. There are a lot of different styles that come out of New York that people all over the world like. For example, a lot of famous rappers live, or at least travel, to this area a lot. From here they have a lot of their jewelry custom made from these top designers. Most people think of suits when they think of things being custom made, but here in New York most people are talking about jewelry. There are a lot of styles that were started right here, and they are still going strong around the world. The main thing that you have to keep in mind is the fact that a lot of the styles that come out of New York cost a lot more than what you would think.

Diamond Peace Sign Necklace

The good news is that when you buy jewelry from the top designers in New York you do not have to pay a lot for shipping, because it is not coming from overseas. The bad news is that the New York jewelry designers cost so much to buy from that, in the end, you really are not saving any money. Here in New York, a lot of ideas from all around the world come to be remade. This pretty much means that a lot of ideas that may not be right for the American market, are redone so that they fit in better with the American lifestyle.

3 Hearts Diamond Necklace

However, a lot of times these changes are so good that other people from around the world want it too. Thus, you are left with a redone piece of jewelry that is better than the first one. After all, if you are going to change something, it might as well be for the better, right?

Diamond Hearts and Arrow Necklace

The truth is that you are not going to find any better jewelry than the stuff you are going to get from New York jewelry designers. If you live in New York, you can get this stuff locally, otherwise you better get it online. Even if you try and buy it from a jewelry store that says that it comes from New York, they could be lying. It's always better to check online first, because you have a better chance of getting a real designers piece and not a fake brand. Nothing beats New York jewelry designers, and once you see some of their work you will see why. People from all over the world are trying to get their hands on the latest fashions from this area. If you live in America, you have a front row seat to one of the biggest fashion capitals of the world.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baseball players in to necklaces filled with titanium

Considering that baseball players rub snake oil on their arms, smear mascara under their eyes and keep pine tar stored on their helmets, it should come as no surprise that they are starting to wear necklaces embedded with titanium.

White Gold Baseball Bats

More common in major league clubhouses than 24-karat gold chains are US$23 nylon necklaces, produced in Japan and distributed to athletes looking for the latest edge. If steroids are out, titanium is in. Representatives from Phiten, a company based in Japan that sells the necklaces, say the nylon is coated in a titanium solution that can help improve circulation and reduce muscle stress.

Predictably, baseball players have been among the best customers. Phiten estimated that the necklaces were worn by 200 major leaguers and that 80 percent of Japanese players had used them.

Baseball Titanium Necklace

The Mets, as desperate as any team for a quick fix, are practically making the necklace part of their uniform and trying not to choke themselves with it. On a given day, manager Willie Randolph, 20 of his players and half the coaching staff look as if they are wearing blue, black or orange Frisbees around their necks. This is becoming baseball's answer to the Lance Armstrong bracelet.

"It's so typical," Mets pitcher Tom Glavine said.
"You tell a baseball player something will make him feel better, and he'll take it. I tried it when I pitched on Sunday and I lost, so needless to say, I'll never wear it again."
Rick Down, the Mets' hitting coach, models two at a time. Relief pitcher Heath Bell has one for work and another for bed. Billy Wagner, the Phillies' closer, wears one, and so does his son. But even those who swear by the necklace seem stumped by the most critical question: Does it really work?
"I guess I feel a little happier with it,"
Seattle infielder Jose Lopez said.

Phillies outfielder Endy Chavez said,
"I think I have a little more energy with it."
Mets reliever Roberto Hernandez said:
"I don't know if it does anything at all. But I'll still wear it."
Bell said:
"This is the way I look at the issue: If you think it works, it's going to work. If you don't think it works, it's not going to work. But I'm going to keep wearing it, because next year, there will be something new we'll all have to get."
Randy Johnson kicked off the titanium trend four years ago when he learned about Phiten on an all-star tour in Japan. The Red Sox made the sports jewelry part of their fashion statement during last year's World Series.
"If it worked for them, I figured it might work for me,"
said Mets first baseman Brian Daubach, who began last season with the Red Sox.
"Baseball players will copy anything that had success."
When the Mets arrived in Seattle on Friday, they were greeted by Phiten representatives at their clubhouse door with enough products to weigh down the team plane. Besides the necklaces, which come in 12 colors, matching any team jersey, Phiten has started selling socks, boxers, soaps, shampoos and pillow cases, all incorporating similar technology.
"Everybody has electricity running through their bodies,"
said Scott McDonald, a Seattle-based sales and marketing representative for Phiten.
"This product stabilizes that flow of electricity if you're stressed or tired. Pitchers are seeing that they aren't as sore. Injured players are seeing that they recover faster from workouts. People are always skeptical, but when they try it, they become believers."

Source: Taipeitimes.com