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Agate A Beautiful Semi-precious Stone Used In Making Handmade Jewellery

  • Posted on January 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm

The beautiful semi-precious stone Agate is one of mans earliest possessions and we see evidence of this as far back as the Stone Age and it was at this time used to make arrow heads, and spears and pieces of this stone have been unearthed from Stone Age graves.

The Egyptians and the Mesopotamians were the first people to use Agate totally for its aesthetic qualities. This semi-precious stone was used to create pieces of handmade jewellery such as pendants, rings, beads and other ornamental ornaments and bowls and drinking vessels.

The Sumerians are the first people that started to distinguish common minerals found to precious stones and these were the first culture that gave these stones other attributes and was thought that it was worn the wearer would be favoured by the gods so this is why we see lots of evidence of Agate jewellery being worn.

Agate is the term that we give to chalcedony and this is what gives this lovely natural semi-precious stone its characteristics and lovely distinctive layers and curved bands. There are many different types of Agate and it comes in many stunning colours and types like Moss Agate, Blue Lace Agate and landscape agate are just a few.

Because this stone is found in so many natural colours it is a dream for jewellery makers to use to create there unusual pieces of handcrafted jewellery. It is a hard stone so it is easy to cut into beads and pendants and because of the lovely natural markings large pieces that have been polished can look beautiful unset and used as a pendant or set and used as a focal point for unique and unusual jewellery designs.

The Romans believed that anyone that was to wear Agate would be invisible and this is why it was worn by soldiers when they went to war. If the colour of the Agate was the same as a lions skin it had the power to cure scorpion bites and yellow Agate was one of the favourite colours of the Romans as this was said to provide courage and strength and good luck pieces of handmade jewellery were worn by the gladiators and pieces were set in their swords and shields.

This natural stone can be found in many antique and vintage pieces of handmade jewellery and it was a very popular stone placed in Art Deco jewellery. Because this stone is found in abundance it is relatively cheap so you will find many jewellery designs that have been set with this stone and jewellery designers today still use Agate to create their modern and contemporary designs.

The natural banded colours in this stone give the modern jewellery designer inspiration to create unusual designs and many fashion designers use this colourful stone in their latest fashion designs

Gems And Jewellery Price In India

  • Posted on January 24, 2018 at 4:49 am

Introduction-

Young ladies are more attracted to designer jewellery than that of the old crafted jewellery. Gold being priced high ladies go with other options like artificial jewellery and personalise their own ornaments by designing the gemstone jewellery. It cant get better if you have what you want. And there are some rare designs and crafts which everybody cannot own. So getting your personalised one is a great idea indeed.

There are several types of gems & jewellery available in market. The girls who are about to get married or ladies gearing up for some special event have plenty of options with artificial jewellery. Those who are not in buying gold jewellery or ethnic jewellery can have matching gemstone jewellery that goes with their outfit. With different colours and designs available in the gems you can choose the best suited one for the event.

Those who want exclusive jewellery which will be unique and one of its kind can buy different loose gemstones and create or craft their own jewellery. The loose gems are available in the market. Some popular gems that are available in Indian market are amber, jade, emerald, garnet, ruby, pearls, diamonds and the list goes on. Loose gemstone if one wants to buy gems individually can be a bit high priced depending upon the type, design and origin of the stone. Emeralds, blue sapphire, yellow sapphire, pearls are the popular top priced gemstones used in authentic jewellery.

Emerald being one costly gem is available at 20 to 30 thousand; sapphire is around 17 to 20 thousand and so on and so forth. The price of the stone varies on the individual piece and the finishing of the stone. So if you wish for a cheaper affair, go for artificial stuff. This type of ornaments also has gemstone but they are low priced ones. The cost of gemstone ornaments depends of the quality work done and the type of stones used in the jewellery.

Artificial jewellery is available at descent prices and with latest trends and styles. The price of these things again depends upon the type of stones used but they are quite affordable starting at just rs.1500 extending to 10,000/-. Again the pricing is decided by the perfect competitor market. There are online retailers which sell gems & jewellery at discounted price and you can choose from the designs that are available on the site.

The originals are costlier that the artificial. Original gemstone jewellery costs high as the jewellers use gems with perfect polishing and natural perfect cuts. The range can differ with designs and types of gems used. Never the less buying gems & jewellery is always fun. So ladies have plenty of options with them and can get nice stylish and modern jewellery, occasion perfect.

Stained Glass Suncatchers Have Set A Fashion Trend In Terms Of Artistic Representations

  • Posted on January 14, 2018 at 2:14 am

An important aspect of interior decorations, stained glass suncatchers have set a true fashion trend in terms of design and innovative artistic representations for home use and more. Stained glass suncatchers are hung indoors so that they may capture and reflect the light from a window. Whether abstract or themed in design, such items are very often handcrafted, which is why they easily touch upon the realm of artistic representations. Due to the artistic refinement, the subtle interplay of lights and colors, stained glass suncatchers and wind chimes are now labeled among the most popular decoration items both for indoor and outdoor use.

If you get the chance to make a search online and get a look at the many designs and patterns specific to all sorts of stained glass suncatchers, you’ll be surprised to find magnificent collections of items that add sparkle and beauty to the windows of one’s home. Cut from stained glass, suncatchers are crafted according to certain techniques that make them time-enduring. Colors are present inside the glass molecules, so that the chances of peeling or getting scraped off are nil; even after years they will have the brightness of the first days. Waterproof and safe, stained glass suncatchers are usually great for decorating children’s rooms for instance.

In terms of design, stained glass suncatchers offer a wide range of themes: from cartoon characters, flowers, birds and fish to abstract artistic representations to be used in more sophisticated decorations. Decorating the kids’ room may be the easiest thing to do given the fact that the offer is immensely rich when it comes to stained glass suncatchers; even for themed rooms, there is absolutely no difficulty to find the right patterns. Such items definitely make the right choice when it comes to creating a cozy place for the child to feel safe and familiar.

The stained glass suncatchers used for other home windows may be more difficult to choose; the design and style of the decorative item is really important in terms of correct matching with the rest of the decor. Hence, it goes without saying that the colors have to match as well. Most people choose artistic abstract or non-figurative representations rather than flowers, fish and other patterns. Such stained glass suncatchers are highly visible in the room, even through the curtains, as they act as sun filters, contributing to the creation of a certain atmosphere. Do not go for dark or vividly colored stained glass suncatchers as you may not be pleased with the overall aesthetic effect; it’s better to stick to the classic first and then try more daring items.

Sekonda Summer Time Watches Are They The Next Big Fashion Trend

  • Posted on January 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Sekonda is one of the leading British watch brands. The Sekonda brand was one of the first watch brands to experience the power of television advertising when they launched advertising campaigns with one of the UKs biggest bands, Maddness, singing the Sekonda slogan By a Sekonda it will fill you with gladness. This clever advertising campaign made Sekonda one of the biggest selling UK watch brands during the 1980s and 90s.

The 00s were the designer watch brands years, with couture houses like Channel, D&G, DKNY, Armani all taking market share from Sekonda. But Sekonda has hit back with the launch of what is now one of the leading designer watch brands; Seksy watches.

Over the past 3 years the Sekonda brand has seen its name once more pushed into the limelight due to the strength of its sister company Seksy. With massive advertising sponsorship of programs such as an audience with ITV, the Seksy watch brand has become designer fashion must have for the past 3 years at Christmas. The success of the Seksy brand as a fashion watch has reinvigorated the whole Sekonda brand and the company has expanded on their success of the sub brand Seksy watch by adding a new sub brand to the Sekonda family the new Summer Time watches are fashion watches at affordable prices. The new sub brand taking head on the big fashion trend for designer watches that look like sports watches with the key competitors for the Summer Time range are Ice-Watch and Toy Watch two of the biggest names in the watch industry at the minute.

The Key selling point of a Summer Time watch is that they are designer watches at an amazingly affordable price all of the range of 9 watches are only 29.99 which makes them easily accessible to all ages and makes it less than half the price of its main competitors. It is not only the price though that will make the new Summer Time watch range appeal to fashionistas and everyday people alike. All of the Summer Time watches come with thick rubber straps which come in an array of colours from pink to white and of course there is black for those people who are looking for a watch to go with every outfit. Sekonda believe that the Summer Time watch range will be as big as the Seksy range and they have back this theory up with a large advertising campaign on ITV using the black and white Summer Time watches to sponsor programs like 30 years of an audience with ..

Sekonda definitely will be making Toy Watch and Ice Watch worried with their great pricing of this watches and it will be interesting to see if retailers can keep up with the prospective demand for this new Sekonda venture.

Different Types Of High Quality And Low Cost Artificial Jewellery

  • Posted on January 11, 2018 at 1:49 pm

May you budget do not allow you to have the expensive jewellery. But do not worry because latest fashionable and affordable pieces of Artificial jewellery are available. This inexpensive jewellery will wonder ones dressing site.
It is known that how much the pair of shoes is significant for ones outfit. Well jewellery is also important as the pair of shoes. So a budget should be decided that how the money can best spent to have the best value able jewellery which not only increase your personality but will also increase the value of jewellery wardrobe. This jewellery plays a significant role because the selections is been made through an immense variety. So that one have exact item, that is matching with desired outfit.
Artificial jewellery does not indicate low quality. So many tremendous options are available. Artificial jewellery can also be made with the use of precious gems like; Emeralds, sapphires, rubies, etc are few to name. The artificial jewellery can also be ordered to designers for making the jewellery with own selected gems and metal. So quality depends on the spending of money.
Another splendid option for artificial jewellery is that costume jewellery designers, both for vintage is recent, should be approached. This is an impressive act to do. These designers are masters to make jewellery while mixing artificial gems with different metals which will create a powerful visual impaction. These artificial gems are fashionable and affordable in different prices which will surprise you.
The way of shopping is been changed by the internet. That is especially good for jewellery. On internet the jewellery is more readily acquirable than before. The artificial pieces of jewellery can be selected from all over the world with the help of online retailers. Nowadays this jewellery is just a mouse click away.
Different shops are available on the internet but the need is how to find best one which can serve you according to the desires. Numbers of search engines are available which helps to surf the online markets. These engines can be used best if the key words of related jewellery are given to search. For instance, to search artificial items key words like wholesale artificial jewellery should be used.
Artificial jewellery is not newly introduced. It exists from the beginning of human culture. Wealthy classes had their own jewelers who made jewellery only for them. This jewellery exactly looked like the actual thing but it contained stones which were pasted and had metal plated bases. With this kind of act the wealthy classes wear copies of their actual jewellery and were not feared from any loss.
Now the worries of family jewels are reduced or vanished approximately with the use of Artificial jewellery. With the use of this jewellery one can easily enjoy extraordinary pieces of different types of jewellery.

Vintage Fashion Trends

  • Posted on January 8, 2018 at 3:32 am

Fashion has a way of repeating itself this is why some of the clothes we wear today can be described as vintage.Runways are full of fashion items that have made a strong comeback and that are considered trendy once more.

Don’t get it wrong by considering vintage clothes as the old clothes that has been taken by the designers from the storage.But they have adapted the old fashion trends to the modern ones and have created new looks.Few years back people where thinking that old collection of clothes are cheap and without any fashion statement or dressing sense.The mindset of people changed when celebrities were seen wearing vintage clothes on red carpet and also in many social events.

One can say that fashion stylists are the ones responsible for this trend that has taken over almost all of us.Fashion designer take it as a duty to design new outfits for their concerned star.In this respect they started to look through second hand clothing stores where the possibilities where endless.Celebrities began to be so fond of this fashion trend that they were raiding the sores all on their own at one point.After seeing the celebrities wearing the designer vintage wear, people also started searching for it in all the second hand clothing outlets .

Even though the list of vintage clothes is so long, nothing really become so famous and in demand like a big shoulder pads.The big shoulder pads became a trend soon after the great star Kate Moss wore them in few of the celebrity events.Some of the other trends that have come back to haunt us are: the animal prints, the bold messages, the costume jewelry and last but not least the trendy handbags.

Each of us can create a fashion trend of our own, all we have to do is to figure out what are the best fashion accessories that look good on us.You can be your own fashion stylist and make you look like your favorite celebrity if you get the knowledge what to shop and where to shop!

How to Clean and Care for Your Silver Jewellery

  • Posted on January 5, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Silver is the most common precious metal and has long been a versatile and beautiful addition to the nation’s jewellery collections. However, many silver pendants, rings and other pieces are extremely fragile and require great care and attention to maintain the soft lustre that this metal is known and loved for. Cleaning your silver jewellery is a vital part of its upkeep but owners of silver amethyst jewellery and the fashionable silver snake chains are still unsure about how to care for their pieces.

Silver can become quickly tarnished, stained and scratched so cleaning your silver pieces can be a little tricky and extremely daunting, especially if it is your favourite bracelet or pendant! But it is important to realise that you can ‘do it yourself’ and avoid the costs of cleaning from a professional silversmith.

To keep your silver shining, cleaning must be completed on a regular basis and rather unexpectedly silver jewellery that is used daily rarely tarnishes. However, if you use jewellery periodically it is important to wash it after use in warm water. A gentle detergent can be added to wash your silver amethyst jewellery and other pieces back to perfection.

When maintaining multiple pieces of jewellery, you should always wash these separately to avoid each piece scratching and tarnishing each other. Never wash your jewellery with other dishes, especially stainless steel cutlery as this could damage the finish of your more precious silver jewellery. Also, avoid wearing rubber gloves when washing silver, rubber actually corrodes silver leaving a nasty and often irreversible finish.

After cleaning the silver, the next stage is buffing. Simply use a soft, clean cotton cloth to buff silver with a dullish shade to a pristine finish and after this use a soft towel to dry the pieces so that they are ready to wear next time you pay a visit to your jewellery box.

Silver should also be spot cleaned as well as cleaned regularly, especially if it becomes exposed to salty or acidic food. Table salt, fruit juice, onions, mayonnaise, eggs and vinegar are all common saboteurs of silver jewellery and can cause considerable damage and tarnishing if these food stuffs aren’t removed straight away.

If tarnishing has already developed then regular polishing will be needed to remove this, there are a number of products that have been specially formulated to remove tarnish marks and keep silver jewellery shining, however, take care when polishing etched or antique silver jewellery as harsher polishes may cause more harm than good.

Neon the new fashion trend

  • Posted on January 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

The eye catching colour neon is the latest fashion trend in women clothing. From clothes, to footwear, to bags, to jewellery to everything, the Neon is everywhere! This fluorescent trend began in 2012 and is still been praised widely across the shoppers. TO mark a fashion style statement, girls have started to customize their outfits in various shades of this trend. The most favourite being orange, florescent green, peach, lemon. Whether you hate it or love it, this fashion will remain till summer 2014; the only difference being the tone of the colour. As time passes, the tone gets lighter and so does the vibrant look.

The Neon Pink and green have dominated the segment and most designers have manufactured their garments in these shades. The clothing segment includes; Dresses, Tops, Gowns, Summer Jackets, Winter Jackets, jeggings, leggings, skirts and scarfs. Off course, the collections also featured ballerinas, headbands, stalking, flats, wedges, belts, totes, satchels, and even bright makeup to set the trend and leave no segment behind to capture this trend.

Summer tops are generally made in fabrics such as linen or crepe or semi-crepe as they are able to capture the perfect colour in the best possible way. The shine and shimmer of these fabrics adds a tone to the overall look of the garment. The key to wear and carry this look is to colour-block the tops with tops or skirts to look eye-catchy. However, for those who want to still maintain the elegance, white bottoms are the perfect picks for these ice-cream colour tops. As for dresses, the tone down can be done by carrying a nude bag and a heel with light makeup; enough to steal the look.

The bright coloured accessories are considered the easiest way to experiment the popping trend. All you need to do is carry a bracelet or earrings with a nice dull dress or top. The bright colour statement neckpieces worn with subtle dresses and wedges will pep up your look. The green or yellow stones will be the perfect colour palette for the summers. For those who do not feel confident in wearing this look, just a skinny stipe of these shaded or using the colours in lighter shades will be enough to maintain the simplicity and also adapt to the latest trend.

Get the pep up look by shopping at www.uptowngaleria.com that manufactures and designs women clothing. The new collection dresses and tops inspired from this latest trend.

European Fashion Trends – Boosting Up The Fashion Market

  • Posted on January 2, 2018 at 6:23 pm

Everyone wants to look attractive and different. Some people follow fashion trends, some do not. Some people have their own style, some imitate the celebrities. Every country has their own fashion trends. There are many countries which are trend setter for other countries. Country like Europe, European fashion trends have set the fashion market on fire. It has boot up the fashion market.
Some people are that crazy about fashion trends, they wait for latest fashion shows to purchase new attires for their selves. Here in this article we are going to tell you some latest European fashion trends.

Would You Wear a Fedora?
Most of the celebrities like Jane Fonda, Ozzy Osbourne and Sarah Jessica Parker have been spotted in fedoras this year. The fedora pops up in cheap straw versions, luxe felt and everything in between.

Time to go for flats..

Some women may derision flats, believimg them one of fashions ultimate gaffe.But there are times when there is simply no option but to wear flats, women from some of the top glossies looking perfectly at ease in flats

Fashionable Rain attires
Whether you need to battle the sticky monsoon storms of summer, or the mushy calamity of the winter-time, proper rain gear is an essential, year-round. While we all wish it was practical to teeter around in 5-inch heels and silk coats all the time some days call for alternatives – like the gorgeous textured Jimmy Choo Hunter Welly Boots.

Fashion Trend: Long skirts
Theres something very vintage about a floor length skirt that really makes an impact. Although not so city friendly due to the risk of the hem dragging on the ground, the long skirt is making a comeback on Fall 2010 runways. Perfect for an elegant night out, or pretty for a picnic at tea-length, skirt lengths are going from minitmajor.
So get out those high-heeled boots and throw those mini skirts to the back of the closet. Its time to take things to a new length.

Fashion Trend: Menswear for Women
What is more tremendous, sexy, and unapproachable than a woman looking absolutely gorgeous in a tailored, mans suit?
Although it never goes out of style, the trend seems to be stronger during time periods when a woman needs a little more aggression. A recession, unemployment, and severe weather changes are a lot to deal with, and a woman cant be running around in a mini skirt..

These are few latest European fashion trends, which you can follow .there is a huge variety of latest European fashion trends on internet.

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