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How to Make Your Own Bottle Cap Earrings

November 11th, 2011

If you're the kind of person who likes to wear quirky, fun jewelry, you may want to start saving up some bottle caps. Whether you choose caps from vintage beverages (which you can buy online) or collect caps from your favorites, there's no end to the creative earring designs you could come up with. Not to mention it's a great way to recycle and save money on jewelry! Here's...

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Create Your Own Lace Necklace

November 11th, 2011

If you're looking for something to do and have some extra lace lying around, you may want to take advantage of the situation by making a chic necklace. Not only will this cost you next-to-nothing, but it'll look really vintage and impressive. No one will have to know that you made it yourself (unless you want to call it to their attention). Here are the steps for making a...

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Diamond Buying and Cleaning Guide - Colored Diamonds

November 10th, 2011

Appraisal vs. Diamond Grading Report Those who invest in diamonds for monetary or collection purposes often collect vast amounts of information on their stone. It is important to understand the documentation that comes along with such a valuable stone. For example, most people do not understand the different between an appraisal and a Diamond Grading Report. A...

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Tips for Guys Buying an Engagement Ring

November 9th, 2011

As a man, you're not expected to know much about jewelry other than the absolute basics. You should be able to distinguish between gold and silver and between a diamond and a ruby, for instance. But anything outside of that is likely uncharted territory. That's why the idea of picking out an engagement ring for the special woman in your life can be a terrifying thought....

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Easy Steps to Braiding a Flower Tiara

October 28th, 2011

Many women like to adorn their hair with headbands, clips and decorative ponytail holders. In order to achieve a more ethereal look, you can create your own tiara made of flowers. You can use fresh flowers for a truly natural aesthetic or use fake flowers to create a piece that will last so you can wear it over and over again! Playful artificial tiara Artificial blooms can...

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Birthstones for Month - Birthstone Guide

October 20th, 2011

Aquamarine Stands in For March The beautiful blue aquamarine is the March birthstone and the anniversary stone for 19 years of marriage. The perfect aquamarine color is a sea blue. Stones with this clear blue coloring, without any shades of gray, are the most valuable of all aquamarine gemstones. This stone looks best in larger chunks and falls in the beryl family,...

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Gemstone Buying Guide - Cleaning a Gemstone

October 20th, 2011

Cleaning Your Gemstone Gemstones are quite durable and require much less care than other pieces of jewelry. However, you want to keep your investment looking as shiny and polished as it did when you first purchase it. First, make sure to routinely clean your gemstone. For a thorough cleansing, soak gemstones in water with just a minute amount of soap. Then, using a...

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Gold Jewelry Buying Guide - Cleaning Gold

October 20th, 2011

Black Hills Gold is Full of History An interesting gold jewelry variation is Black Hills Gold. These fun designs include 10K to 12K gold designs in hues like yellow, pink and green and are often leaves, vines and clusters of grapes. While it seems like the name might be devoted to the area where the gold is mined, it actually represents the specific, unique design of...

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Pearls Buying Guide - Types of Pearls

October 20th, 2011

Does Color Affect Value of Pearls? Whenever you see pearls in a jewelry store that boast a unique color, such as white or pink or orange, it is most likely a freshwater pearl. This kind of color can occur naturally, dictated by what the mollusk eat, genetics of the creature or the type of metal found in the environment in which the pearl was cultivated. Whether or...

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Shopping for Platinum Jewelry - Cleaning Platinum

October 20th, 2011

Breaking Down the Components of a Platinum Ring When purchasing a platinum ring, it's important to know the anatomy of the jewelry to help you make the most informed decision regarding your choice of metal. After all, rings are made of several different parts: The stone, which is the most important portion of the ring. Diamonds are usually best with platinum, but...

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