Entrepreneurial Creativity Is Still Rife in the Fashion Jewelry

It has been a busy spring with introductions of a slew of new products in international cosmetic and jewelry industry trade shows. There was the largest Beauty and Fragrance Industry expo, Cosmoprof More »

Cufflinks and Watches

For some men fashion is not important. But you don’t have to live for fashion to know all about accessorizing. This is when you add items to your outfit to make it More »

Smile and Watch the World

An old Chinese proverb says that a person without a smiling face should not open a shop. Another version of that same Chinese philosophy says that you should have a smile that More »

Fashion Accessories A Lot More Than Jewelry

We start on the premise that you’ve got your clothes wardrobe right. Now you need to match your accessories to complete the look. Let’s start with shoes. Before you start worrying about More »

Jewelry and Diamond Stores Focus on Store

It often can be said that image is everything. Clothes make the man or women. Diamonds and gemstones may be accessories. Fixtures, their choice and professional presentation mold the jewelry or diamond More »

Fashion Accessories A Lot More Than Jewelry

We start on the premise that you’ve got your clothes wardrobe right. Now you need to match your accessories to complete the look.

Let’s start with shoes. Before you start worrying about the latest fashion, think of your preferred style because anything that you can pull off well is great fashion. And this applies to shoes the most since shoes are directly related to comfort. For instance, if you are not comfortable with stilettos there’s no point wearing them just for the sake of fashion. Once you decide what you would be comfortable in the most – think of the style that matches your dress. You should not choose to wear handcrafted booties with a chic A-line dress or any other combination as weird as that.

After shoes the most important fashion accessory affecting your look is your jewellery. Wear matching jewellery with every dress. The concept of your momma-gifted-gold-jewellery is so passé. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still great for keepsakes and looks great when worn on an occasion that calls for it, but you just cannot wear the same earrings daily with every dress. That’s so

Trendy Jewelry and Attire For Fashion

Every individual has a burning desire to look gorgeous and the innovative fashion designers are making it possible for them. Now there is not much hindrance to get trendy looks for fashion crazy people. Everything one can imagine is available in the market. The magic of fashion has spread all over the world in big ways. Those days are gone when common people could only watch delightful dresses in the movies and dreamt to possess them. The large clothing industries have made it possible to buy expensive and trendiest dresses and jewelry for the common people. Now every individual can have what he wishes.

Jewelry, latest dresses, hand bags and shoes have become integral part of fashion. Sparkling ornaments especially are very important accessory in a girl’s outfit. A matching hand bag along with balanced clothing and jewelry accentuate the beauty of women. In the previous years ornaments were supposed to be adorned by adult women, but nowadays the trend has taken a new direction and jewelry has lured teenage girls a lot. Now days, ornaments are not only worn on

Artisan Jewelry and Accessory Trends

It’s spring/summer jewelry fashion trend time. When the snow starts to melt, green grass and spring flowers are popping up and eventually fresh spring temperatures turn into hot summer nights. We eagerly anticipate spring and summer bring out the flip flops and the bright seasonal colors after a long winter.

While it’s fun to watch and be aware of the trends, it’s also recommended to pick and choose which trends to incorporate into your wardrobe based on your personal style and body shape. There’s no point in being a slave to fashion trends. Go with what you love and while it’s great to have a few trendy pieces, the best fashions stand the test of time. Select your pieces carefully choosing ones that fit into trends but that you’ll still love in years to come.

The following are the key spring and summer 2009 jewelry and accessory fashion trends:

I. It’s All About The Ear-ring

II. Bangle Mania

III. Piled On The Neck-lace

IV. Eco Jewelry

V. Weaved IT Bag

VI. It’s A Wrap

VII. It’s A Romance

VIII. Metal

Entrepreneurial Creativity Is Still Rife in the Fashion Jewelry

It has been a busy spring with introductions of a slew of new products in international cosmetic and jewelry industry trade shows. There was the largest Beauty and Fragrance Industry expo, Cosmoprof in Bologna, Italy and immediately after Cosmoprof there is Basel World in Basel Switzerland, the premiere international couture watch and jewelry show in the world. This past week finished a new Fashion Jewelry product launch at Couture Las Vegas, the exclusive American trade show for luxury jewelry product.

These industry specific trade shows draw store buyers, distributors and vendors from every corner of the world. Cosmoprof offers products from the giants in the Cosmetic world such as Proctor & Gamble, Estee Lauder, Cosmair-L’Oreal and Shiseido. Basel World and Couture are utilized by internationally famous brands such as Harry Winston, Richemont, LVMH and Bulgari. All of the biggest players attend these expositions. And yet, the most interesting, exciting and well-shopped stands are often those representing small, entrepreneurial start-up businesses.

The entrepreneurs you will visit at beauty and jewelry trade shows are unique. They are among the most creative artisans you will find anywhere. Their display will be smaller than the multi-national brand powerhouses, and their

Cufflinks and Watches

For some men fashion is not important. But you don’t have to live for fashion to know all about accessorizing. This is when you add items to your outfit to make it stand out and become unique. These items can include jewelry, watches, cufflinks, wallets and even shoes. But how do men choose their accessories and which suit them best? How do men match their accessories to their personality?

The most important thing to think about when accessorizing is to determine what style you are going for. Some men like to go modern and sleek whereas others prefer the more classic look.

* Classic

You can never really go wrong with classic. This style consists of timeless pieces that you can match with pretty much anything. Classic pieces will not date or change with the times but will instead keep you looking smart and sophisticated for as long as you wear them. An example of a classic accessory would be a gold pair of plain cufflinks.

They would match any suit or shirt and will look expensive (even if they are not)! Classic watches will usually have a gold or leather strap with a

Smile and Watch the World

An old Chinese proverb says that a person without a smiling face should not open a shop. Another version of that same Chinese philosophy says that you should have a smile that would bring a good price in the marketplace.

Would others say that you should open a shop? Would they offer a good price for your smile? Would you rather be a beacon of light or a messenger of darkness?

I once attended a lavish party where everyone was very well dressed. I noticed one particular lady, obviously wealthy by the size of her jewels, standing alone. She had apparently spent a lot of money on her exterior. However, the frown on her face explained why no one seemed interested in talking with her. This lady obviously didn’t realize that her face said much more than her jewelry.

Someone, whether male or female, can appear to be quite attractive physically. However, without a smile, that attractiveness is quickly lost. On the other hand, I’ve often noticed someone who wasn’t especially attractive getting the attention of everyone around them. The big reason was an easy and glowing smile.

I was in a crowded waiting

Jewelry and Diamond Stores Focus on Store

It often can be said that image is everything. Clothes make the man or women. Diamonds and gemstones may be accessories. Fixtures, their choice and professional presentation mold the jewelry or diamond gemstone store into its final image and provide the basis for sales and reinforcement of sales in any customers’ eyes and mind. Who needs post cognitive dissonance when it comes to sales in 2009 and on into 2010?

Fixtures into – showcases and lighting – are than also runs or minor thoughts for any store. Fixtures for a jewelry store are just plain basic essentials. They constitute and create the essential elements of image and overall marketing and lay the basis for marketing plans and implementation.

If you walk into what will strike you as a well put together jewelry or gemstone outfit – whether it is a newer “big box’ variety, a mall operation or a smaller independent of family run operation, in most cases it will come down to good choice of fixtures and display.

Yet many jewelers simply do not put much emphasis into these areas. They are either too buy or apply “false economy”. Often, retail stores attract customers

Jewelry and the Art of Selling

Two of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Online Jewelry Appraisal Center is:

“How do I sell an item of Antique or Estate Jewelry?” or…
“How much should I ask for it?”

Very often people receive an item as a ‘Hand Down’ or ‘Bequest’ after someone has passed away.
It may or may not be worth something, or the person ‘Just doesn’t like it’….

So what to do?

# RULE 1: Take back control.

The Antique Trade in general are a Fine and Trusting lot, but there are always the ‘Shyster’ or ‘Fagin’ characters out there.

In this case it’s not Buyer Beware, but Seller Beware…

Sometimes the Second-Hand Dealers or Pawn Brokers (all of whom have a great general knowledge on Buying and Selling) may not QUITE know what your particular item is really worth.

So the first thing to do is get your item appraised and valued by a qualified gemologist (if there are gemstones involved) and/or a member of the local Valuers association. Your local, TRUSTED Jeweler might be both.

It is greatly suggested that the person you obtain a valuation from, is

Gold Jewelry and Younger Generations

Gold always makes an ideal gift to give out during because it is exquisite, rare and beautiful. You do not just commemorate a special occasion in a person’s life by giving Welsh gold. You also make it more special. Occasion could be anything from birthday, Christening, anniversary, engagement or simply because you felt like giving it and a Welsh gold jewelry can definitely awe your recipient.

Welsh gold is expensive because it is rare. It is rare because it is mined only from the three mines in Welsh. Clogau Gold Mine is one of the few mines in Welsh that produces this rare gold. Unfortunately, the supply of Welsh gold is almost running out and most experts predicted that it will only last until 2016 considering the rate that it is being mined today. That’s just is years from now. Before the supplies ran out, it is then your generous responsibility to buy Welsh gold jewelry not only for yourself but also for the younger generations who will otherwise not know the essence of Welsh jewelry.

The younger generations currently are not in the position to fully comprehend or have the capacity to invest in Welsh

Jewelries and Stars Shine

What makes awards night and movie premieres a much-watched event is to see the current jewelry the celebrities are wearing? Most often celebrity attendants are clad with different kinds of lavish, expensive and sparking diamonds, and often personalized jewelry for public show-off. Often than not, those jewelry are borrowed or loaned. It can be endorsements from famous jewelry designers who want to showcase their masterpiece tastefully. Celebrities are the perfect endorser a jeweler can possibly have. Whatever a famous celebrity wore, it will become a trend that the mass and the consumer obligingly follow.

Jewelry worn by the celebrities became an instant hit. That is how powerful their charisma and charm are. But when you see those ensembles, remember that it’s common for stylists to dress celebrities for important events the jewelry doesn’t always reflect their true tastes. But one way of determining a jewelry that reflects the stars true sense of style are those personalized jewelry worn on private events.

One particular celebrity favorite jeweler is Neil Lane. Madonna stacked Neil Lane’s diamond, onyx and platinum bracelets on her right wrist for her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Sophia Vergara wore

Celebrity Hair Jewelry and You

Today’s celebrity is a modern day Goddess, which is perhaps why we scrutinize every fashion statement they make right down to the hair jewelry they wear. Millions around the world spend their time critiquing what the stars are doing when it comes to hair styles and hair jewelry. Let’s look at some of the latest celebrity hair styles and the hair jewelry they are wearing with them.

When you copy the celebrity hairstyles with their celebrity jewelry for their hair, you can be at the front of the fashion trend when it comes to your hair. While celebrities can afford to hire the best hair stylists in the industry along with the best makeup artists so they’ll always look their best. While you may not be able to afford top notch stylist or makeup artist you can copy what they are doing and you can look your best.

During the 1970’s it was celebs like Farrah Fawcet who were copied. Everyone was asking for the hair cut referred to as a feather so they could look just like Farrah Fawcet especially once that touch of jewelry in their hair.

During the 1980’s it was Meg

A Guide to Cremation Jewelry

Cremation jewelry helps keep memories of a deceased loved one close at hand. There are dozens of styles and symbols to choose from. There is something to match every religious belief, taste, and personality. Pendants are available as hearts, crosses, roses, stars, rosaries, and so forth. Many people like to store a small amount of ashes into a piece of jewelry, so that they can carry their loved one with them wherever they go. These pendants aren’t just lovely – they also provide comfort that part of a loved one is still around.

Memorial pendants are just a modern take on cremation. Cultures around the world have been cremating their loved ones for centuries. It’s tradition to want to memorialize a loved one. Since there are so many styles of jewelry, it’s easy to memorialize someone by storing some of their ashes in a pendant that represents their personality.

For many centuries, cremation memorials were vases in which a cremated individual’s ashes were stored and displayed in his or her family home. While this is still a common tradition, more and more families are starting to turn to cremation jewelry. Now, it’s possible to even wear

Diamonds Bangles, Bracelets And Watches

Sometimes in wearing jewelry the arms are often overlooked because we focus so much attention on the rings and necklaces we wear. Bracelets and bangles have been around a very long time, but are not given as gifts as often. Whenever a man buys jewelry for a woman, or even when a woman buys jewelry for herself, the most bought pieces are necklaces and rings.

That does not have to be, and should not always be the case. There is such a variety of arm jewelry to pick from today. Tennis bracelets have been popular since the late 80s when Chris Everett lost one she was wearing during a tennis match.

The game was interrupted while they searched for it. The tennis bracelet is usually thin in width and symmetrically set with diamonds in gold or platinum. Armlets have been making a come back in recent years. They have been around forever. They have been in and out of style many times. They have historically adorned the upper arms of the natives of India, Native Americans, the Celtics, and probably the most well known, the Egyptians.

Although most of the armlets found on the internet

Accept Credit Cards and Watch Your Business

Caring for your business is a lot like caring for a garden: you plant the seeds, you tend it faithfully, nurturing it lovingly. And like a garden, your business needs to be fed with a constant stream of ideas and techniques that will help it grow and thrive, even during economic droughts. Learning which techniques work and which are no more than showy methods that drain your budget and energy takes some time. But the results are well worth the effort.

For businesses looking to grow and blossom in today’s economy, one of the best and most effective steps to take is to begin accepting credit cards for purchases of goods and services. Accepting credit cards is a simple process, thanks to today’s merchant account service providers.

With more providers entering the field every day, fees have been reduced and application requirements and procedures have been greatly streamlined, meaning you can open an account with minimal effort and low cost. In fact, with so many account providers looking for your business, the number of account options has made establishing an account easier and more affordable than ever, even for small or new businesses.

With the

Giving Someone Pandora Beads and Watching Their Reaction

There is nothing better than giving someone a gift and watching their reaction. It’s even better if the receiver’s reaction is such a beautiful and positive one. You will get such results if you give Pandora Beads Jewelry to your loved ones on special occasions, or even just because. Every woman will enjoy such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. There are so many different options that it’s hard not to find a combination of charm beads that you will find to be perfect for that special person in your life. It’s a matter of just going to their website and looking through the many different options.

It’s very easy to build a beautiful Pandora Beads Jewelry bracelet for that special woman that you know. It’s a matter of knowing her personality and style, which if you are buying her such a personal gift you already know. The website is nicely organized to help you find something for that animal lover, or possibly she is religious and you want to give her a beautiful and inspirational bracelet. Also, to help you decide on what kind of charm beads you want to create the bracelet with you may want

Boot Jewelry and the Types of Boots

When purchasing boots, you must determine what you will be wearing them for. Perhaps the boots are for the office or to wear while attending a concert. Whatever the case may be, you have the power to completely jazz up the look of your leather or faux fur footwear with shoe clips and embellishments.

Basic Black Thigh-High Boots

Consider the possibilities with these popular boots that can be worn over legging or jeans, as well as under a skirt or dress. You don’t have to be boring and leave them in their shiny black glory, you can add a boot chain to each one and watch the sparks begin to fly. If you’d like to remain elegant for a dinner party, consider adding thin chain with a small butterfly or other pendant attached to it.

However, if you want to go full on rocker chic, add a thick chain with a wild adornment that clasps at the ankle for an intense style. Another great possibility is leaving the dinner party with your modest boot chains in place and quickly the jewelry out for a wild and bold piece to wear at your next stop. Boot

Glow Jewelry And The Available

Jewelry is becoming more and more fun, and does not have to be the sort of family heirloom that is passed down through generation to generation. It may no longer be as elegant as it used to be, but there is a lot more when it comes to choice and it is a lot more fun. A current trend of glow jewelry is spreading and more items seem to be available on a daily basis.

Jewelry covers a wide range of items including bracelets- wrist and ankle – necklaces, rings, and watches. There are some glow ear rings but due to the size there is a limited amount of these. Colors vary and you will be able to get matching sets in the same color and often even the same shade. Many necklaces will be made of silver and will have sections cut away in a specific design.

Inside the item will be the parts that glow, and when it is dark, they will shine out through the lattice work. Regardless of whether it is an item or simply a pattern, the effect will be outstanding. Some will have delicate and well-designed figures such as the

Wearing Costume Jewelry and Fashion Accessories

Why would costume jewelry have a role in your confidence and state of being you say?

On the surface it doesn’t seem it would have anything to do with self confidence or state of being, but when you really think about it, doesn’t wearing beautiful jewelry, like a nice bracelet or an eye catching necklace and earring set give you more confidence and doesn’t it uplift your state of being when people compliment you on them? Doesn’t that compliment linger in your mind for a while and make you tickle inside? You see?!

Contributing to your self confidence in a positive way would always lift your state of being to higher levels and send a signal to the universe that you are more certain about yourself and like yourself!

Why is sending out positive signals to the universe even important? If we have already realized that like attracts like, then when we send out positive signals out, we get positive results back in what we want in life.

Although, living in the physical universe is not always predictable and it can play tricks on us and manifest stuff that seem negative in nature and

Making a Fashionable Statement With the Help of Promotional Jewelry

Accessories like jewels, arm bands, and watches are all created to add accents to any wardrobe. Now, they can even be used as marketing items by companies. All it takes is a little touch of imagination to be able to create effective promotional messages that will be sent out to all your potential customers and clients. Not only will you furnish them something decorative to wear day to day, but you can always remind them of your company whenever they wear it.

Custom printed jewelry and wristbands can be given to extensive range of audience. If you suppose that only women like jewelry, you’re mistaken! Men like to spice up their attire as well. You can personalize a satisfactory set of jewelry and make them have your business name and logo. These can then be granted during your next trade show to all your potential buyers. They can put it on immediately if they wish to!

Personalized jewelry and wristbands have dual functions. They are chiefly used as ornaments and can now be expended as advertising instruments. Apart from that, here are more advantages:

Lasting Goods – Most of these merchandise are fashioned with sturdy

Wholesale Jewelry and Wholesale Fashion Jewelry

Wholesale jewelry and wholesale fashion jewelry can be found in many stores in the United States. When a store buys wholesale, it is buying products in bulk and therefore it is able to buy them much cheaper. Consequently, more people have easy access to the great name brands we love, as they don’t have to run off to some far away place to get the products but can go to their neighborhood stores. Some stores that buy wholesale are Nordstrom, Marshalls, JCPenney, and Ross.

Marshalls has a great selection of jewelry. You can find name brands such as Calvin Klein, Diesel, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Juicy Couture, Vera Wang, and Krizia. They carry jewelry such as watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Marshalls also carries purses, DVDs, belts, underwear, shoes, household appliances, gifts, men, women, and children’s clothes and so much more.

Ross carries similar products to Marshalls but it all depends on the time of year you go. Both stores get new stock in all of the time, almost on a weekly basis. So you really need to go on a weekly basis if you want to see all the new items they get in,