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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...more
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,...more
Organizing your jewelry can be a tough task, especially with long necklaces that get tangled up when you try putting them away in a jewelry box. There's nothing worse than putting down a pair of earrings only to discover later on that one is missing. Instead of haphazardly placing your baubles on a shelf or a countertop, try one of these easy ideas, inspired by ReadyMade.com...more
Who says women get to have all the fun? Although men's jewelry might not have all of the glitz and glamour that it does for ladies, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of beautiful accessories that can complement a fella's outfit. Whether it's a ring, a tasteful cross necklace or a handsome watch, as a man you've actually got a number of options available you. Of course,...more
If you're the crafty type who likes to create your own unique fashion items, you may be running out of new ideas to try. However, there are plenty of things you can do with recycled materials around your house. For example, you could make a cool bracelet out of soda tabs. It looks good because it's made out of metal, like many pieces of jewelry, and you can use tasteful...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more