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The Pros And Cons of Magnetic Jewelry Clasps

The Pros And Cons of Magnetic Jewelry Clasps

There are lots of different types of jewelry clasp available to buy if you are making your own jewelry. The type of clasp which you buy will often depend upon what sort of jewelry you are making, and who is the target audience of your item of jewelry. Although everyone has their own personal favorite type of clasp, everyone should be open to considering the use of other types of jewelry clasp in their work. The article below will discuss the pros and cons of magnetic jewelry clasps. Magnetic clasps utilize medium strength magnets to hold the two ends of a piece of jewelry together. The ends can then be separated by pulling the magnets apart.

One of the things which some people favor about jewelry with a magnetic clasp is that these types of clasps are very easy to use. Although these jewelry clasps usually use quite a strong magnet, to prevent the item from being pulled off easily, they are still useable by most people. This means that they can be used in jewelry which is being made for people who may otherwise struggle to use some alternative forms of jewelry clasp. Many older people struggle to use smaller lobster claw clasps or small screw clasps, because their fingers are not dexterous enough. This type of fastening is therefore ideal if you are trying to create jewelry for people with limited movement.

Although some people may criticize the fact that these types of clasps will separate if force is applied to them, others find this a favorable quality. Many enjoy the fact that if they are wearing a necklace with a magnetic clasp, and the necklace is pulled sharply, their necklace will come off before serious damage is done to the neck. Although they do not want to lose their necklace, it is by far preferable to lose a necklace than it is to lose a head! This type of jewelry clasp is therefore idea for anyone who worries about strangulation, or for mothers who have grabby babies who like to pull on their necklaces.

Some forms of magnetic clasp jewelry are actually used for more than just their practical uses. It is believed that magnetic jewelry can actually act as a form of arthritis relief. Many people buy magnetic items if they want light relief from a large number of joint related illnesses. Thousands of people swear by the positive effects of jewelry which include magnets.

Despite the many positive things about this type of jewelry clasp, they should also be used with a degree of caution. If you are considering using magnetic jewelry findings, you must make sure that you keep them away from young children, because they can be dangerous. If magnetic fastenings are swallowed, then you must contact a doctor immediately, because they can be very dangerous. Magnetic clasps and fastenings on necklaces should also be avoided by anyone who has a pacemaker, because the magnets could have an effect on how the pacemaker …

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Fashionable styles in clothing change several times a year, and over the course of a decade the differences in style can be striking. The same is true for accessories, and wrist watches are included in that category. But Movado watches never go out of style. Here are just a few reasons why.

Stainless steel is a durable as well as lovely material. When it’s fashioned into a timepiece such as the Movado Women’s Esperanza Baguette Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch it provides a timeless accent to any outfit in your wardrobe. The silhouette of this fine watch is slim and sleek, with a rectangular stainless steel case and back. The black museum dial displays the time with silver-tone hour and minute hands that are powered by Swiss Quartz movement for the ultimate in dependability. The link bracelet is also fashioned out of stainless steel, securing with a jewelry clasp. Artistic and functional, the Esperanza Baguette is a watch that will last you through many changes in the fashion industry.

Men can enjoy timeless fashion in their timepieces as well, and the Movado Men’s Eliro Swiss Quartz Chronograph Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch is just one example. The stainless steel case and back are rectangular with a black chronograph dial. The bracelet is constructed from brushed stainless steel for an elegant yet manly look. Three subdials sit inside the minute markers of the face, allowing you to track time in any way you need. Wear this watch with your most elegant business suit or with dressed-down weekend wear. No matter what clothing you choose, you’ll appreciate the easy way this watch will fit your fashion sense.

If you prefer a round watch, the Movado Women’s Faceto Swiss Quartz Round Dial Crystal Accented Bracelet Watch is a lovely choice. This glimmering timepiece is perfect to wear to the office, the grocery store or on a bicycle ride through the park. The stainless steel case and back are round, and a black dial adds a touch of understated drama. A signature Movado crystal accent sits at the 12:00 hour while the fixed bezel is studded with crystal accents. In any light, this watch is beautiful as well as functional, and you’ll be thrilled to add it to your wardrobe. The Swiss Quartz movement ensures that this watch will keep you on time and stylish for years to come, no matter how fashion may change in the meantime.

Gold never goes out of style, and when its sheen is added to the Movado Men’s Two-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, you can see why. Gold-tone hands and stripes of gold-tone accent the rugged stainless steel that makes up the round case and bracelet on this fine watch. Swiss Quartz movement powers this timepiece, so you can rest assured that it is an accessory you’ll be able to wear for years, no matter how clothing styles may change. Put it on every day whether you’re headed for the warehouse you operate or to your …

The "Un-Wedding" Wedding

The "Un-Wedding" Wedding

Getting married is as popular as ever these days, but no so the traditional wedding. It seems like more and more couples are opting for celebrations which are as unique as they are and which have more in common with a great party than a typical wedding reception. Take a look at the trend for fresh and fun “un-wedding” weddings.

What truly sets an “un-wedding” reception apart from its more traditional counterpart is attitude. An un-wedding celebration is rarely formal, never stuffy, and a lot of fun. The emphasis is on throwing a party which promises a great time to friends and family, full of delicious foods, wonderful wine or cocktails, and relaxed conversation. This style of wedding celebration can take place at a traditional venue, but may also be somewhere other than the standard club or hotel.

Restaurants are a great venue for an un-wedding reception. A party in a restaurant is going to feel more like a great big dinner party than a standard wedding reception. And by choosing your favorite restaurant, you can be sure that the food will be utterly fantastic, a far cry from the usual chicken or beef entrees served at most receptions. The bride and groom can choose relaxed attire, rather than a heavy looking tuxedo and ornate ballgown. A modern silk organza gown with a black ribbon trim and handcrafted bridal jewelry would be tres chic.

Keep the decor informal and interesting. If it fits the room, a few long tables will feel more family friendly than many small ones. A great look for the table decorations would be a long runner over a simple tablecloth with a variety of decorative elements loosely arranged to tumble down the length of the table. A mixture of flickering votive candles, fresh seasonal fruit, and flowers in short vases will suit the restaurant venue perfectly. One word of caution: not all restaurant venues have room for a dance floor, so decide if that is important to you, and select your restaurant accordingly.

Unusual settings are also popular for un-weddings. Why not select an interesting site like an aquarium or a trendy art gallery for your reception? The space itself will be so visually engaging that you will need to do very little in the way of decorations. Plan your menu to suit the space. At an art gallery, stations featuring contemporary and unique cuisine would be ideal for dinner. Naturally seafood would be appropriate for a wedding in an aquarium.

When working with an off-beat venue, choose your colors to suit the locale. Watery blues and greens would look wonderful for an aquarium, for instance. At a site like a gallery which will have a lot to look at on the walls, a restrained color palette like white and charcoal would blend well. This color combination is one of the most popular for weddings this year for everything from bridesmaid dresses to invitations to handcrafted bridal jewelry. Charcoal dupioni tablecloths with a bit of shimmer …

Gold Chains For Guys – The Perfect Gift For Your Boyfriend?

Gold Chains For Guys – The Perfect Gift For Your Boyfriend?

A lot of girls are hesitant about buying gold chains for guys. But if you ask me, I think it’s one of the best gifts that you can give to your boyfriend. More and more guys are wearing different pieces of jewelry everyday and gold necklaces may be right up your boyfriend’s alley. The best part is that they are widely available in many different places and they’re not too expensive if you know where to look. So have you ever thought about getting a gold chain for your man?

First of all, you need to consider whether he would like it as a gift or not. Take a look at his wardrobe and how he accessorizes it. Gold chains are most often worn by men who value fashion. Take a look at how he dresses. Does he wear rings? Does he wear other types of jewelry? Does he pay a lot of attention to the way he dresses? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then a gold chain might be a good fit.

Even if your boyfriend does not value fashion but likes classy items, he might enjoy wearing a necklace. Some guys feel a bit of trepidation about wearing a chain around their neck, but once they realize that it is okay with their girlfriend to do so, they might realize that it is a growing fashion trend. Even though men have been wearing necklaces for years and years, only within the last few years has it really become a trend. Perhaps it is time to bring your boyfriend out of his “fashion shell” and introduce him to something new. Who knows? After a while it may latch on and he could start wearing nicer clothes and caring more about his looks.

Think about how much you would like to spend on your gold chain before you go out to make a purchase. Even though you could easily spend thousands of dollars on high quality gold jewelry, gold chains for guys can cost as little as $30 to $50 if you shop in the right places. What are the right places? Most people would say you should shop online. The internet is your source for an unlimited number of great deals. All you really need to do is hop on your favorite search engine and search for “men’s gold chains” or “gold chains for guys” and you should see tons of online shops in the search results. Take some time to look around at the inventory of these online shops to see if you can get a good deal. Remember to always factor in shipping and handling costs.

So, whether your man is already into good fashion or you are looking to introduce him to it, gold chains make excellent gifts for men. Think about purchasing one for that special guy in your life during the next holiday or special event. Do some searching around the web and you will certainly be able to …

The Elegance of New Anarkali Suits

The Elegance of New Anarkali Suits

Nowadays Anarkali Suits have become very popular all over India and other parts of the world. Fashion trends have given a special place for traditional attires donned by women. Revisiting the golden era with the traditional Salwar Kameez fashion brings out the elegance and charm. It is a well-known fact that the best Salwar collections express grace and elegance that were quite prevalent during the Mughal era. A famous Mughal courtesan by the name of Anarkali enhanced the grand enigma and appeal of the apparel. Beginning from the past historical times to the present generation, this dress form has undergone various changes in requisite of designs, patterns, colors and creative ideologies. Undoubtedly, within last couple of years, the stylish new dresses have become a fashion trend for women and teenage girls. The stylish Anarkali suit is also referred to as the “empire waist” due to its appearance.

The Anarkali suit is designed with a long length, frock-style top and features a stylish slim fitted bottom, which has recently made its way back to the Indian fashion scene for women. These designer dresses are an extraordinarily desirable style that is being adorned by women located in all corners of India. This type of dress varies in its length and embroidery work including floor length Anarkali dresses. Most of the women are fascinated with the heavily embroidered Salwar Kameez suits and like to adorn them on various occasions or events like wedding functions. Indian women prefer these new outfit designs as traditional makeover to showcase their style and fashion on various festive occasions, anniversary celebrations, and casual lunch parties. Salwar Kameez can also be donned as party wear even in dance events.

The colors of this traditional attire play an important role in representing its popularity on various occasional trends. The expert designers utilize varied, multiple conventional color hues such as red, green, yellow, orange, etc., to design impressive motifs and create an enormous range of designer suit collections. Today, modern women are enthusiastic to wear unconventional colors like beige, blue, coffee and white. So, the designers are offering fabulous designer Anarkalis. Apart from the color blends, the designers are also using innovative cut designs along the neckline to create perfect Salwar Kameez suit collections with styles, designs and motifs that are worn by popular film actresses both on screen and off screen.

The latest Indian dress designs in full sleeve with chic women suit style neck pattern are designed beautifully with resham patch, thread and exclusive designer patterned embroidery works to make them look elegant and gorgeous. Moreover, this style of dress looks incomplete without the stylish Churidar pajama, which is available in matching or contrast cool colors. Anarkalis with long sleeves and beautiful tareez style neck design make your looks really eye-catching and attractive. A few designer anarkalis have a beautiful design of lace and gotta patterns on its waist belt, neck and even on the attire’s border.

You are bound to look very charismatic when you wear this traditional …

Commercial Print Modeling Vs Editorial Print Modeling

Commercial Print Modeling Vs Editorial Print Modeling

When you think or hear of the word “commercial” in regards to the modeling industry, there are a few variations of the meaning, but in the most practical form regarding “print” photography think of the word “promote”. The model’s job is to be photographed “promoting” a product or service in a print ad (for example… in magazines, brochures, newspapers, catalogues, etc.). There are numerous opportunities for COMMERCIAL PRINT MODELS that exist all over the United States and internationally. The ad may range from the smallest business promoting its’ livelihood all the way to large corporations who can afford their own advertising agencies to handle marketing campaigns.

Commercial Print Modeling is very different from Editorial Print Modeling. Remember that an “editorial” is a magazine fashion “story” of the trend that is happening at that particular moment, not a specific advertisement for any one company, even though you will see multiple credits cited in small print of the stores and designers of the featured garments and accessories. Some ads that you may see in magazines may be elaborately spread out and photographed in an “editorial-style”, but it is ultimately a “commercial” ad if it is promoting one company name. It makes a nifty, high fashion looking ad, though, because that is the style ad that they are marketing to their specific consumers.

Usually, though, the editorial model and their style of modeling don’t represent the particular looks that can be marketed to a large group of average, “every-day” consumers (a.k.a. the people who buy). Consumers buy from ads that they can relate to or strive to achieve. This is where a commercial model may have a wonderful chance of success because their image is a part of the marketing process that sells to the consumer. They represent a highly approachable and marketable look. So, for whatever product they are promoting their look can vary dependent upon what product or service is being advertised to the consumer. That means the door is open to many different types and sizes of models. Take note, that there are actually some editorial fashion models that are able to cross over from editorial modeling into the diverse commercial advertising side. That’s so ideal for a career model who wants longevity. The commercial model doesn’t usually have just one look even though there may be one special look that gets them hired over and over.

This is where the terminology variations form and can cause confusion to whether a model is considered an editorial-type or commercial-type of model. Remember the prestige title? It’s placed on editorial models, but there is something wonderful to be said for being a successful working commercial model, too. “Commercial” is a term that the general public thinks of as ads that they see on television or hear on the radio. The terminology used by an advertising agency versus a modeling agency when referring to “commercial” has different degrees of meanings, too, depending on how they interpret the booking.

Being in a television commercial …

Twentieth-Century Jewelry Styles

Twentieth-Century Jewelry Styles

Twentieth-century jewelry styles show a fascinating evolution. We know these styles as Art Nouveau, Edwardian (or Garland), Art Deco, and Retro. Each was popular during a specific period and each has its unique style.

During the first decades of the twentieth century, the jewelry industry experienced a rebirth. This was due, in part, to the discovery of new supplies of gems and development of new manufacturing and gem-cutting techniques.

Social roles changed too, Jewelry prices were within reach of the ordinary citizen. The changing role in women in society and the rise of the middle class put new demands on the jewelry industry. In response, the industry experienced a revolution in jewelry style and design.

The first half of the twentieth century saw several distinct jewelry styles. Some were associated with are movements, others were a reaction to wartime shortages. All leave a brilliant legacy in the treasures that connoisseurs prize today.

Art Nouveau Jewelry

Introduced in the 1890s, the flowing style of Art Nouveau was a departure from the historic revival styles that had dominated nineteenth -century decorative arts. Art Nouveau, French for “new art,” was inspired by the vitality of the natural world and a new appreciation for Japanese art

Jewels in Art Nouveau style combine realistic interpretations of plants and animals with creatures of fantasy and myth. Raised to the level of fine art by such designers as Rene Lalique, this sinuous and sensual style disappeared completely with the onset of World War I in 1914.

Art Nouveau jewelry often includes one or more of these features:

  • Curving lines
  • Realistic portrayals of nature including butterflies, birds, and intertwining foliage
  • Fantastic creatures such as dragons and other mythical beasts
  • Gems such as pearls, opal, moonstone, aquamarine, tourmaline, rose quartz, chalcedony, chrysoprase, and amethyst
  • Use of glass, either molded or as enamel
  • Designs of women transformed into mermaids, winged sprites, or flowers

Edwardian Jewelry

Between 1900 and 1915, during the reign of England’s King Edward VII, the upper class of Europe and the US wore jewelry as a way to demonstrate their wealth. They favored lavish jewelry inspired by the eighteenth-century French court. Their jewels were made of the finest, rarest, and most costly gems and precious metals. This jewelry style is known as Edwardian, but it’s sometimes called Garland because it typically featured garlands of flowers tied with ribbons and bows.

Edwardian or Garland style jewelry can include these features:

  • Pearls and diamonds
  • Delicate platinum mountings
  • Colored gemstones including ruby, sapphire, emerald, opal, and cat’-eye chrysoberyl
  • Motifs like garlands, ribbons, bows, crescents, starbursts, Greek keys, laurel wreaths, wings, feathers, crowns, oak leaves, swallows, and butterflies.

Art Deco Jewelry

The Art Deco style emerged after World War I and dominated the decorative arts and jewelry from 1920 through the 1930s. It was a strong reaction against the ethereal sensuality of Art Nouveau and the delicate elegance of the Garland style. Art Deco jewelry suggests post-war practicality through its strong geometric patterns in bold contrasting colors.

Art Deco features include:…

The Significance of Pearls and Brides

The Significance of Pearls and Brides

Congratulations!! If you are reading this then you must be planning one of the biggest days of your life. One you have been dreaming about since you were a little girl. So this article is intended to give you some insight to the significance of pearls and brides.

Pearls have been the most popular accessories with bridal wear historically and still continue to be a strong favorite today. The innocence and beauty symbolized by the pearl is also symbolized by the bride, so the match is perfect. From the traditional princess length pearl necklace to a stunning pendent, earrings, or bracelet mixing pearls with other precious gemstones, pearls are a fast favorite for weddings. Even many bridal gowns, veils, and headpieces are adorned with pearls to create a stunningly elegant effect.

Eastern cultures believe that pearls symbolize purity and spiritual transformation. Simply wearing a pearl reminds the wearer to be honest, pure, wise, and to walk with the utmost dignity. Different colors of pearls bear different meanings. As expected, white pearls symbolize purity, innocence, faith, and honesty. Gold or black pearls symbolize prosperity and riches. Rose or pink pearls work well with the heart Chakra, while all pearls work with the solar plexus Chakra, beneficial for digestion and immunity.

Pearls have for many years been considered ideal wedding presents because of the symbolic meanings of purity and innocence. They have also come to symbolize a happy marriage and is much preferred by girls during their engagement days or by brides as their primary jewelry. Pearl jewelry is often found as family heirlooms, passed on from a grandmother to mother and from a mother to the daughter. Being the most magical and feminine of all, pearl jewelry has long been considered as one of the most romantic items that can be gifted to a lady.Today, the tradition of bestowing pearls upon the bride continues. Often the father of the bride or the groom gives the gift of pearls. Many brides give their bridesmaids pearl necklaces, bracelets or earrings too.

Pearls were once called the ‘wedding gem’ and are still a popular choice for brides today. The only gem born inside a living organism, a pearl is truly a matchless gift of nature. Each pearl is truly one of a kind. Pearls embody those words in every facet of their being. Every pearl is a unique creation much like everyone of us. This significance is what makes the pearl and the bride a perfect match.

Symbolic Historic Meaning of Pearl Colours:

* White = Purity

* Rose, Pink = Love

* Golden = Wealth

* Peacock = Eternity

* Black = Dignity

So for all you brides who would like to wear pearls for your wedding please visit my website http://www.BrandisBridalBoutique.com where you will find pearl jewelry of many colours, haircombs, tiaras and much, much, more.…

Ideal Gifts For Your Filipina Girlfriend

Ideal Gifts For Your Filipina Girlfriend

You can give without loving, but you can not love without giving. This is very true but what gifts are appropriate to give your Filipina sweetheart? Here are some suggestions to help you out.

Roses and chocolates.

Whether you give her a single, a dozen or two dozens fresh-cut long stem roses, she will be ecstatic to know that you care and she will show to the world that she has someone special in her life.

Even if your Filipina girlfriend is on a diet, she can not resist chocolates if you brought it for her.

Fragrance

Filipina ladies tend to love signature label fragrances and accessories, and they will be highly appreciated especially if bought from other countries.

Designer bags and jewelry

Although the Philippines has its own designer label products, she would appreciate it especially if you carried it with you halfway around the world. It is better if you buy jewelry in the Philippines.

Electronic gadgets

If your girlfriend is into electronics, she would appreciate if you bring her electronic items. These are usually way beyond the reach of average income families and may be considered a luxury. You do not necessarily have to give her the latest models in digital cameras, home theatre systems or notebooks while you scrimp and endure using a manual typewriter for the rest of your life. Just be practical and do not go overboard.

Cell phone.

Chances are she has one already but if not, and you want her to contact her anytime when you go back to your country, you may give her a unit depending on how much you can afford. The hitch to this is she may find another text mate/boyfriend using your cell phone but it is a risk you have to take. If she is faithful to you, she will remain faithful.

Budget for clothes.

She will appreciate this (well, who doesn’t) but set a budget and stick to it. Give her just enough to buy a whole new set of wardrobe especially if you are planning to take her to your country. If she is a wise shopper, she can get good deals. Clothes can be bought at cheaper prices in the Philippines compared to your country.

The list for gifts is endless. It is actually up to you to make the choice but even little things count. It is not wise to literally bury your Filipina girlfriend under mountains of gifts because she may love your gifts more than you. On an end note, woe unto you if you happen to land on the “bilmoko” species (coined from bilihan mo ako, Tagalog term for “buy me this, buy me that) because you will likely go bald (if you are not already) with her demands. She may ask you to buy her land and condo units, luxurious cars that may require you to spend your salary ten years in advance.…

Six Wardrobe Staples Every Woman Should Own

Six Wardrobe Staples Every Woman Should Own

Many of us have stood in our closets agonizing over what to wear at some point in our lives. Some of us experience that feeling on a regular basis, even though our closet may be packed with trendy pieces. It may be this focus on trendy items only that makes us have this feeling since these pieces can quickly feel outdated. By investing in these six timeless wardrobe staples, we promise you will always have something to wear.

1. Basic Black Pumps

This shoe made the list because of its extreme versatility. They can be worn with dresses, skirts, and jeans. They look equally great day or night, at both casual and formal events. Be sure to get a high-quality leather pair, in a heel height you can manage. If the heels are too high and uncomfortable, you will be less likely to wear them.

2. Black Evening Dress

There’s a reason why the little black dress has always been a wardrobe staple: it can flatter every figure and can be worn to almost any event. Choose a dress in a flattering fit that you like, but avoid anything too trendy style-wise. The best thing about the LBD is that it can be accessorized in a way to make it work for almost any evening occasion. You can dress it up with jewelry and exquisite heels for a black tie event or dress it down with ballet flats and casual accessories.

3. Black Pants

The right pair of black trousers can be your hardest working piece of clothing. Invest in a good pair in a fit that fits well, and you will have a piece of clothing you can wear with just about anything else. Black is a neutral color, so it goes well with many colors, as far as tops, blazers, and shoes go. This closet staple is also versatile, as it can go from the office to a night on the town with a simple change of top and accessories.

4. Blazer

Whether you work in an office or not, every woman still needs a blazer. A well-fitting blazer in a neutral color can pull many outfits together and add polish to more casual items like jeans. The fit is very important when buying a blazer. If you can’t find one that fits, buy one that is a little too big and have it tailored.

5. Silk Blouse

Almost nothing feels better against your skin than pure silk. Few blouses are as flattering and versatile either, as they look great tucked into jeans or worn with a sophisticated skirt. Choose one in a color that you love, or pick several in many different colors. You can’t go wrong with the timeless silk blouse. Just be sure to follow the care directions carefully so that you don’t ruin these beautiful items.

6. Pencil Skirt

This is another item you should have in your closet, even if you don’t work in an office. They look flattering on just about every …