Monday, March 29, 2010

Coral jewelry lovers- give this a thought

Coral jewelry is loved by zillions of jewelry lovers all across the world because of its rich color and ethereal appeal. It enwraps within it the mysticism of the ocean world, which makes it even more appealing. But very few of us know that corals, the calcified skeletons of sea creatures, from which this jewelry type is made, is fast disappearing from the nature, especially the red and the pink varieties.

It was expected by nature lovers and conservationists all over the world that the United Nations would mark these marine species as protected. But in the recently ended Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the proposal was turned down - a consequence thought be led by the lobbying from different countries with flourishing coral industries. Now, it is only up to jewelry, fashion and home-decor designers to pledge to not use real coral in their work. There are many alternatives of this natural ingredient. Use them to show your conscientious self, because one who wears fake is a REAL human being.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Jewelry for a perfect summer date

Dressing up for a summer evening out? Try out these jewelry styling ideas. Nothing works better as a summer evening outfit than a stylish pair of capris and a trendy top. While spaghetti and halter-neck tops make you look sensuous, for an extra bit of shimmer you can pair up the capris with a subtly sequined top. Shorts and miniskirts are even better for adding to the oomph factor. But how to accessorize this outfit? Go in for large hoop earrings if you have an ovalish face. It lends your face a fuller look. But if you already have a round face, go in for drop earrings or pretty danglers. You can clip your hair up with a gorgeous hair clip or pin, but since, summer evenings are breezier compared to the daytime, you can easily leave your hair open.

Coming to wristwear, chunky bracelets or beaded bracelets always look cool with western wears. Or you can even stack in four or five colored handcrafted bangles to give your outfit a dramatic appeal.

Now, for the legs ... do not forget to tie around a chic anklet up above your stilettos. They help draw eyeballs towards your beautifully pedicured feet.

And did you say necklace? Yes, I haven't forgot about it either. Whatever you wear, a beaded piece or a shell necklace or something in sterling silver, just remember to keep it bosom-length. That not only makes your bare neck look more sensuous, but also lets you feel much more comfortable.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's makeover time for vintage jewelry

There goes a saying- a woman's old missing earring is another woman's new and fabulous necklace. This turned into reality when members of San Francisco State's Fashion Network Association (FNA) took up the job of revamping more than fifteen pounds of vintage jewelry pieces that were otherwise taken for scrap (from the usage point of view of course). These include tangled necklaces, unpaired earrings and other unwanted jewelry that FNA members have been collecting from students and staff members, as well as thrift stores and local boutiques for the past three weeks. Now they have come up with a fascinating collection of modern and avant-garde pieces, which is going to be showcased in their Re-Designed Jewelry Show meant for benefiting the Apparel Design and Merchandising's (ADM) annual spring fashion show, Runway 2010: Nouvelle.

Here are some equally enchanting re-worked vintage jewelry pieces that you would love to add to your collection.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You can hear the jewelry chant the Tibetan hymns ...

Om mani padme hum ... is the very first thing that came to my mind when I saw those exquisite turquoise beads woven intricately in a silver necklace. Yesterday, a dear friend of mine who had recently been to Tibet as a part of an NGO delegation gave me a necklace as a gift from the mystique land of the Himalayas. It's so entrancing and unique that I thought of telling you all about it. I always knew that jewelry formed an important part of the Tibetan culture. Since ages, they have been intriguing jewelry lovers from across the world with their oversized, heavy look which is characterized by elaborate surface design and an exuberance of color, but I never got to own a piece. Now that I have one, I desire to have more of them in my collection. For now, let me share with you all these wonderful pieces of Tibetan handcrafted jewelry that are sure to leave you enthralled with their sheer elegance.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Alice in Jewel Land

I know it's already been quite a while that the jewelry fashion trend inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland has been making news, but I was just looking for a comprehensive site for you to look at for these jewelry before making any post. And now I have found it. Log in here to explore the startlingly beautiful world of Alice and her jewelries.

And yes, how can I forget about Swarovski. The iconic crystal company has too gotten in the game of making jewelry inspired by the flick. The collection is said to be inspired by the characters in the film, including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, and the flower garden

It seems, Alice, the beloved and sometimes forgotten Disney princess, has been brought back to life with all these recent happenings. Now, no longer do Alice fans have to wait until Halloween to dress up as their favorite character, because designers in the fashion and jewelry world are all geared up to create Alice-inspired looks for the grown-up Alice on-the-go. So, do watch out for your favorites before they fly off the shelves.

Spirituality and Style

With people growing more and more conscious about the spiritual aspect of their existence, the popularity of spiritual gemstone jewelery is surely gaining momentum as the new fashion fad. Gemstone crystals are known for its healing properties against the negative planetary effects since vedic times. In the past, kings and queens used to get appropriate gemstones set in their crowns to maintain their respective potencies.

Though the time has evolved now but, the holy power of gemstones is still revered and believed. The spiritual gemstone crystals are said to mend the awry movements of cosmic energies of the wearer. The most important thing to remember while using gemstone jewelry is that only the correct gemstone is used in each individual case as the appropriation differs from person to person.

Besides being spiritually motivating, the gemstone jewelries do have a glam quotient too. You can indeed be sexy, stylish and spiritual all at one go with these interesting spiritual jewelries.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Earthen Charm of Terracotta Jewelry

Terracotta – an Italian term actually refers to the heated or the cooked earth. In ancient times, the earthen clay called Terracotta was used for making pots and other utensils, later as the society evolved, terracotta started being used for making all sorts of ornaments like necklace, bracelet, pendants, chokers etc. Back then, it used to be prevalent only in the rural and tribal societies but today terracotta jewelry is vouched for its exotic earthy appeal.

Each terracotta jewelry piece, exudes this rustic, earthy feel which goes absolutely in sync with the bohemian style of dressing which together accentuates the nomadic, gypsy look. Most often the terracotta designs consist of basic traditional shapes of animals, tribal gods or even abstract shapes. The rough and glazed finishes adds on to the natural artistic appeal of these pieces. Presenting here are a couple of classic intimidating terracotta jewelry pieces:

Friday, March 19, 2010

Captivating copper jewelry

On our journey to and fro across various time periods in history, we thought of stopping by this awesome jewelry form that has been fascinating humans for ages - copper jewelry.

Copper jewelry casts its attractive spell on us whenever we catch a glimpse of it. It has a mystique charm that lies somewhere deep inside its reddish metallic sheen.

There are many who do not believe that fine jewelry consists only of expensive metals. Rather the design, craftsmanship and the make of a specific item lends it the quality of being labeled as fine one. Copper jewelry though not as expensive as gold or platinum has an appealing quality, which is same as any of these precious metals. So, here are some exquisite copper jewelry items which, for sure, will captivate you with their earthy ethereal charm ~

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Anklets and barefoot sandals for a sexy summer start

Okay enough of lauding the very royal and very gorgeous Indian traditional jewelry. It's a huge arena, and none of the jewelry types ever stops to intrigue us at any point of time. So, we'll get back to them some other time. For now, let's talk something trendy, something which reminds us of the summertime fun. Anklet is a jewelry type that ranks quite high when it comes to sex appeal. Worn with trendy shoes, sandals, or even bare feet, anklets make a perfect summer fashion accessory. They serve as an instant attention catcher, and draw the eyeballs to the beautifully pedicured feet, ankles, and legs. So, if you have nice ankles, be sure to stock up on a good supply of anklets!

Barefoot sandals are equally alluring. As the name implies, these are best worn with bare feet, making them a perfect boudoir piece.


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