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How to Clean Your Favorite Jewelry

February 8th, 2012

There's nothing better than wearing clean, sparkling jewels and precious metals that look like they're brand new. If your favorite piece of jewelry is starting to turn a little dingy, don't worry. The truth is that all it takes to make your favorite bracelets, necklaces and rings look super sparkly once again is a simple cleaning. If you're working with gold, mix up a...

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How to Care For Your Precious Gems

February 8th, 2012

Gemstones are some of the hardest and most durable substances on earth, but that doesn't mean they can't be scratched, chipped or damaged. It's important to keep your jewelry safe, so take off any pieces when you're doing something that may involve chemicals or materials that could affect your precious stones. With regular wear and tear, some gemstone jewelry may require...

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Cleaning and Protecting Your Pearls

February 8th, 2012

Pearls are particularly sensitive gemstones - they're softer than others, so it's important that you take special precautions when handling and storing them. According to Pearl Oasis, you should never simply throw them into your jewelry box - be sure to pick up a special pouch. Of course, there are other concessions you'll have to make to ensure your pearls last for years to...

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Figuring Out What Type of Necklace Is Right for You

January 10th, 2012

Choosing the right necklace may seem like a simple prospect, but there's more to it than you would initially think. The length should be determined both by the outfit you're wearing and the occasion itself. However, don't let yourself get too flustered by all the choices you have to make! You just have to keep a few things in mind before you don your favorite pearls....

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How to Properly Maintain a Watch

December 22nd, 2011

A high-quality watch may require a decent amount of care in order to ensure that it works properly. Beyond simply maintaining the exterior and keeping it clean and scratch-free, you will also want to keep the interior mechanisms in good shape. This isn't to say that you have to open up the watch and clean out every gear, but there are a few simple things you can do to help...

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How to Pick the Right Piece of Fine Jewelry

December 22nd, 2011

Jewelry is the perfect gift for any woman who appreciates style and romantic gestures. If you pick the right piece, she'll wear it all the time and think of you while it's on. That's why it's crucial to understand what women usually look for in their jewelry and what differentiates the perfect gift from a cheesy bauble that will sit in her jewelry box. You'll know the smile on...

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Teach Your Kids How to Make Toothbrush Bracelets

December 20th, 2011

If you were a crafty middle school student or were just observant when it came to trends, you may remember the toothbrush bracelet that many kids used to don. The project is a fun activity for kids on a rainy day and the result is a cute bangle that's colorful and totally free. As long as you're there to supervise the boiling water step and make sure no one burns their hands,...

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How to Make a Necklace Out of Paint Chips

December 20th, 2011

I've you've ever tried to match your jewelry to your clothing, you know how difficult it can be to get the shades right. Unless you have a piece custom made, it's not easy to find the perfect match. However, there is a way to make your own jewelry cheaply and easily that allows you to choose from thousands of colors. It only requires a few materials and it's super easy! Try...

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Picking the Right Earrings

December 19th, 2011

You've spent countless hours fretting over your outfit for the big date, made an appointment to get your hair done and even picked up a new pair of shoes for the occasion. When you're giving yourself the final once-over in the mirror, think about what earrings you're going to wear. Just like any other accessory, you want to tailor them not only to your outfit but to your...

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How to Make a Wish Bracelet

December 8th, 2011

You've probably seen those hemp bracelets with different colored beads weaved in on the shelves of plenty of stores. These wish bracelets are designed to incorporate specific colors that correspond to the spiritual chakras, so you can make a related wish that will supposedly come true when the bracelet falls off! Luckily, these bracelets are super easy to make for yourself,...

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