Friday, December 24, 2010
The versatility of stacking rings is that you can mix and match these rings in so many different ways. The more rings you have, the more choices you have. Wear them all together, 2, 3, or even 4 at a time.
I love the way you can alternate the patterns. So for example, if you choose to wear 3 gemstone stacking rings, you can have 3 different looks by alternating the pattern of the rings--kind of like a puzzle ring.Monday is one look, Tuesday another etc.
You can also wear them individually--one on every finger if you choose, or 1 on each hand.
Another unique way to wear them is with small thin bands in-between or mix them with your other gemstone rings.
Since gemstones have different meanings, i.e. ruby - love, citrine - happiness, peridot - good cheer, many people give these rings as friendship rings too because of their sentimental value.
They rings will definitely enhance the colors in your wardrobe.
Best thing about these rings is their value factor--one price for all 3-4 rings :)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Whether your jewelry is sentimental, an heirloom piece or very valuable, having up-to-date pictures of them and hiding the pictures are very important for the following reasons:
When you are purchasing extra insurance for your jewelry, most insurance companies will request that each piece (especially if it is a very valuable jewel) be accompanied with a professional appraisal certificate and picture. Detailed descriptions and photographs go hand-in-hand.
If you went out for the afternoon with a friend for lunch and knew you had on your vintage gold bracelet when you left the house and upon returning home you noticed it was missing from your wrist, a picture of it would certainly make it easier for you to distribute photocopies, fliers, within your community.
Now if you had a break-in and your jewelry was stolen, you certainly would not be in the frame of mind to accurately describe each piece that was missing. You might not even be able to remember all the pieces that were stolen. With pictures, law officials would be able to track them down easier, especially if they apprehended the thief(s) or if they turned up at a pawn shop.
If your jewelry cannot be found from the above scenarios, with a good picture, you could have them replaced with similar or identical pieces.
A few years ago, one of our customers had a very high strung puppy that was very oral. Besides the numerous holes in the walls, chewed furniture legs--this puppy also had expensive taste. She somehow managed to reach for a very expensive multi gemstone, custom made, cocktail ring and chewed it to unimaginable damage. Luckily, the owner had several pictures of the ring and was able to have it remade. And what happened to the puppy, she's an older girl now, calm and prefers her rawhide bones these days.
If any jewelry piece needs any major overhaul or repair, a picture will help a jeweler to restore or reassemble it to its like condition.
If you ever have to sell your jewelry, remember that expression, "a picture is worth a thousand words"--the more detailed, the more close-ups, the clearer the picture and the easier it will be to sell. You want a potential buyer to almost be able to touch it and to get excited about it which can result in selling your piece(s) faster.
You need not go out to purchase an expensive camera. If your camera has a 10x optical zoom, that will do the job. Or if you do not have one, perhaps you can ask your friends if they have one.
When taking the pictures, make sure that they are taken in natural sunlight to capture the true colors of the gemstones, as well as taking shots from every angle.
If you have a safety deposit box or home safe, keep the pictures locked up. If not, then find a very good hiding place within your home.
Look within your jewelry collection and see what is precious to you and start clicking away.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Key jewelery has become very popular over the last two years and is here to stay, as any classic and timeless piece of jewelry. There are so many beautiful styles available; they are made from a variety of metals, some set with a single gemstone, while others are so elaborate and set with diamonds, and many semi-precious stones.
If you are considering to acquire one for yourself, or as a gift for someone, besides looking at the esthetic beauty of them, discover the meaning behind this beautiful symbolic piece of jewelry.
A small word, with only 3 letters, but it certainly has many definitions and meanings.
This little word is not one to be disrespected since it signifies; Greatness, Supremacy, Importance, Being Number One.
If you play an instrument or sing, you can be off or on KEY.
Have you ever been to KEY Largo or KEY West?
When was the last time you tried a delicious piece of KEY LIME PIE?
Who was the KEY note speaker at your last conference?
Do you know anyone who plays a KEYboard instrument?
As you can see, this mini word, has more of a purpose than being a device made of metal that opens or closes doors.
The KEY can symbolize the KEY to one's heart, the KEY of life, hard work is the KEY of success and so on. As well, a KEY can represent new beginnings as you open the door to new opportunities.
Two of my favorite expressions include :
"A soul-mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys and keys to fit our locks" ~ Richard Bach
"Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others" ~ William Arthur Ward
You may wish to show your gratitude to your real estate agent by giving her a key pendant as a thank you for finding you your dream home, your significant other to symbolize unlocking the key to your heart, a friend who has reached a milestone.
Do you remember when you were a child, and you hung your house keys around your neck with a piece of string? I do, and I can honestly say, that I never hung somthing as decorative as a gemstone key :)