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Meet 5 Pieces of Jewelry that became Famous on the Red Carpet

September 29th, 2014

Only one thing shines brighter than the stars walking down the red carpet - their jewelry. While some celebrities choose pieces from their own jewelry boxes, others actually get paid to wear the luxurious neck and arm candy. Whatever the source, the big statement pieces are the envy of people attending the awards ceremony and viewers at home. Here's a look back...

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Tips For Making Native American Style Jewelry

February 28th, 2014

Native American jewelry is usually associated with silver and turquoise in a distinctive interplay of metallic structure and turquoise stone insets. But did you know that in addition to American Indian jewelry that dates back to ancient times, much of it - including the use of silver - didn't begin until the 1800s?With the Indians' reverence for nature, it's not...

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How to Make Loop Bracelets Without a Kit

February 20th, 2014

Loop bracelets are one of the hottest trends sweeping schools across the nation. Like so many fads before it, it is important to get ahead of the curve and learn how to make loop bracelets so you can wear some great-looking ones before they fall out of style. Most loop bracelets you see were probably made with a store-bought loom, but what happens if it breaks or it is...

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Tips for Spotting the Differences Between Real and Fake Diamonds

August 5th, 2013

No one says "Cubic zirconium is forever." This common diamond substitute, as well as a few others, can easily trick those who aren't professionals. While diamond substitutes often have a similar sheen and look, they differ enormously in price. This guide may help show the differences between real and fake diamonds.Signature shine Diamonds are much shinier than their...

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The History and Mystery of the Hope Diamond

July 10th, 2013

Diamonds are commonly referred to as a girl's best friend, but many women aren't thrilled about the prospect of getting anywhere close to one particular gem - the Hope Diamond. Rumors that it's cursed have been swirling around the diamond for centuries, and it now remains under tight security at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. However, it wasn't...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Jewelry Safe

June 17th, 2013

In the event that a burglar breaks into your home, he or she might not just be interested in money. The automatic instinct is to go for anything that might be valuable, and this may apply to your jewelry. If you think your gems could be stored in a more secure manner, there's no better time to make this change than now. Doing so can reduce the chances of a stranger - or...

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Preserving and Passing On Your Platinum

November 27th, 2012

As one of the most durable precious metals, platinum is relatively easy to take care of. However, you still may want to take some steps to ensure it stays in good condition. After all, fine jewelry begs to be passed down from generation to generation, and platinum is great for these purposes. Here are some tips on how to ensure the longevity of your platinum. Polished and...

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July's Birthstone is Ruby

July 3rd, 2012

Every month has its own birthstone. Although they certainly help make the gift-buying process easier, some say they also have therapeutic powers. According to the American Gem Society, some believe that wearing the gemstone of a given month helps unlock its healing powers. Lucky babies born in July have rubies as their birthstone. It's said that rubies help stimulate the...

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How To Find High-Quality Vintage Clothing and Jewelry

July 3rd, 2012

If you have a flair for vintage decor and have already outfitted your home with vintage curtains, furniture and other classic elements, you might be looking for more ways to indulge your love of everything retro. Why not infuse your personal fashion with some vintage flair? Finding older clothing items and jewelry is easier than you think, but there are some things to keep in...

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How To Make Your Own Charm Bracelet

May 30th, 2012

Have you always wanted your own charm bracelet without having to pay the price of an expensive jeweler? As it turns out, they're surprisingly easy to make! You will need to spend a bit of money accumulating supplies, but most of these can be found easily online. There are plenty of ways to go about doing this. This method is especially easy for beginners - once you have it...

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