Fashion Jewelry Care Tips

How to clean your fashion jewelry without the risk of any kind of damage? It is easier than it looks like. Golden and precious stones pieces of jewelry can be cleaned easily by using available at every home materials. There is no universal cleaning recipe, but we can suggest you here some useful rules that are efficient and easy to be taken into account.

Rule 1: Keep your jewelry clean. Rings stones collect dust or even soap behind, especially if they stay on your hand around the clock. To clean gemstones of crystalline (transparent) type, immerse them in water, where drops of mild soap are placed. Soft toothbrush can be used in case remove the dust behind the stone.

Rule 2: Remember that even the hard types of gemstones are vulnerable to fracture if their crystal structure has defects and weak places. Therefore if your piece of jewelry has stones from a softer type, remove them before vigorous activities. This especially concerns the rings. Diamonds are among the hardest stones but they can be broken into two with one well-balanced attack. Sapphires and rubies are the hardest gems but they also can be split if subjected to sharp impact.

Rule 3: Be careful with putting gem jewelry in ultrasonic cleaning equipment. There will be not a problem with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. If you have any doubts, you better avoid this method. Diamonds, sapphires and rubies can be maintained by using little ammonia dissolved in water so as to remove the darkening and to give them extra shine.

Rule 4: Opaque stones on your fashion jewelry such as turquoise, lapis lazuli, malachite and others require special maintenance. Never use ultrasound, chemical solution or ammonia! These gems should be thoroughly cleaned with a damp piece of cloth. If the stones are porous, they can absorb soap or chemicals. Once accumulated in the stone, they can affect its color. Opaque stones on jewelry require more care than the limpid stones, as they are actually rocks, not single mineral in a crystalline form. Try by your own: put a piece of rock in the water to see how the rock absorbs it and gets wet even from the inside. A gem, built from one crystal only, like sapphire, does not absorb water: its molecules are arranged in the crystal lattice very tightly, that there is no place for the water to penetrate in.

Rule 5: Fashion jewels with organic gems, i.e. amber, coral, and pearls, have to be cleaned only with a damp cloth. The organic nature of these materials makes them both porous and soft. Be careful with chemicals contained in hair sprays, cosmetics and perfumes – great part of pearl jewelry can be damaged by them.

Rule 6: Keep all pieces of fashion jewelry with gemstones separately: this way the solid stones cannot scratch the softer ones. Remember that almost every stone is much harder than the gold, platinum or silver. The stones can scratch the gloss of the metal if you keep you fashion jewelries in a pile in your jewelry box.

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The Evolution Of Fashion

Seeing that today’s fashion is truly impressive and that there is a wide variety of styles to choose from, we should take a quick look back and see how fashion started and how it evolved to get to this point.

Clothes can represent tradition and every nation has special costumes that show of their values and beliefs. In the sixteen century, Japanese outfits were basically the same for more than a thousand years thus showing their strong traditions and the will to pass it on from generation to generation. Not far away, Chinese clothing was known for the changing that occurred periodically, the beginning of fashion seasons. Changes in clothing usually appeared along with economic change with influences from other cultures.

Along with the growth of the textile industry, more and more designs caught shape and so fashion began being a very important part of the high society. The dresses were long and rich with various colors and the well know corset was already a bit too drastic giving the women of Europe a sand glass look to b envied but this wasn’t always as comfortable as you may think.

The 1920s brought the flapper style which had great success; the dresses were shortened quite a lot. Four of the most important fashion locations were Milan, New York, Paris and London and they were known for the fashion events held where the most renowned designers met to show off their latest designs.

Fashion trends are influenced by many factors from global position to the age of those that wear them but the influences can be felt all around the world and no one knows what the fashion industry of tomorrow will look like; we can just hope that it will be something that will surely remain in history, in the good way.

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Problems With Replica Watches

Nothing lasts forever and replica watches are subjected to wear and tear as anything else. It is good to know what to expect so that you can either prevent it or fix it when the time comes. The most common problems with fake watches can be easily listed as follows:

As most knockoffs are made after famous brands and luxury models, you can expect to see a lot of gold. The plating can easily wear off in time and make the watch look bad on your wrist. The thickness of the gold plating can be very important because it can be the difference between wearing your watch for a month or for a year. This is where the quality of the watch comes in. The problem is that there is no way to know how long it will last before you buy.

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Leggings – A Girl’s Best Friend

You might find it strange but leggings are some of those timeless fashion items. Of course, leggings are not glamorous, they are not like a little black dress or pearls. However, some people consider leggings to be life savers. Probably the best thing about them is the fact that they are extremely comfortable and they work well with any type of clothing. There are also leggings called jegging and they resemble jeans. They have become very popular among young women lately, so if you like the look of tight jeans, you will definitely love jeggings.

Leggings have been around for centuries and they were worn by both men and women, despite the fact that nowadays they are more popular among women. Today they are made of polyester, cotton, nylon-lycra or spandex. They come in all colors you can imagine; actually, some of them even have a great wet-appearance to them or a shiny metallic look. If that is your style, you will definitely find some leggings that will make you happy.

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Ten Fun Facts About Handbags

The truth is that no matter how much we adore clothes, shoes and make-up, we’ll always love handbags more. For us, women, a purse is much more than just an accessory. It is the friend that accompanies us all day long while sharing with us its elegance, support and space. Yes, I am still talking about bags. But there are so many things that we do not know about handbags, fun and amazing things that will forever change our perception of modern purses

  1. 2 out of 10 luxury purses on the street are knockoffs
  2. Now, that you’ve read this you will probably look more closely at the beautiful designer bag on the arm of that gorgeous woman who is always riding the train with you. After all, how could she afford a $2,000 purse? The truth is that nowadays many women fall into the trap of replica bags. These products may look beautiful and stylish, but the quality is terrible. And in most cases, it is very obvious that the purse is just a cheap and tacky knockoff.

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Men’s Suits

One thing is for sure, men’s fashion trends change much slower than women’s trends and this can be best seen when it comes to suits. The great thing is that what you will see in fashion magazines now, you will also probably see next year thus giving you the opportunity to invest into a nice suit and be able to wear it for more than one season. With this thought in mind, let’s see what styles are in fashion this year when it comes to men’s suits.

When it comes to the cut of the suit, something in fashion is the slim cut. Don’t think about the skinny suits that were in fashion a few years back but also don’t go as far as thinking of the boxed, sharp corners suits. This year, slim suits are a great way to go as long as you get the exact kind of slim. It has to inspire masculinity and it usually has a slim waist with broad shoulders.

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Simple Trends For Every Woman

I t can be difficult to keep up with all the small fashion trends that come out from big fashion houses all around the world. If you want to stay up to date and always look good but not spend a lot of time following trends, here are some major and simple fashion styles that can help you look perfect this season.

The main idea for the spring is light materials. This kind of outfits not only feels great when wearing them but they also provide a great look. Being feminine and comfortable seems to be on every designer’s mind right now and it shows in the superb designs available. Something loose and comfortable that hugs your body in some places can be a great choice and as long as you get the color right you will look perfect.

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Wool Textiles

Wool clothing is more than everlasting. Sweaters, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, coats and even crocheted vests, together with high quality men and women suits are made of wool. In all its varieties.

Wool is a fiber, taken from the skin of the domestic sheep or other mammals such as goats, llamas, rabbits, cats and others. Wool yarns create a feeling of softness and warmth. Being a protein fiber, wool can provoke allergic reactions: irritation, itching, an unpleasant feel when in contact with skin. Therefore parents must be very careful with wool clothes for kids: usually wool is not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

Here it should be mentioned that not all wool types create such discomfort, on the contrary – some threads are extremely fine and soft. It depends on the type of the animal and the way of production, including the finishing treatments.

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Stockings – Always Fashionable

Stockings are probably some of the most common fashion items, but they are also very useful and quite sexy. Every woman worn stockings at least once in her life and they will always be fashionable which is a big plus.

Stockings have been around from the 15 century when they were worn by men also. Today mostly women wear them and the main reasons are fashion and being warm during the cold season while wearing a skirt. There are different types and models of stockings; you can choose from lace stockings, pattern stockings or simple stockings all of them are great if you know how to combine them. A very popular option is colorful stockings which have been a major trend lately, especially in bright colors. Newest trends in stockings announce that you will have to buy some stockings with patterns for this year since one of the coolest patterns is going to be the animal print. Any type of animal print will do, so don’t worry about a certain pattern.

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Cartier – A Luxury Brand With Character

Cartier was founded in Paris in the year 1847 and since then managed to bring remarkable jewelry and watches in the world with its great craftsmanship and durable materials. The first watch they ever created was the Santos watch, the first wristwatch with a powerful design especially made for Alberto Santos Dumont, who needed to read time while flying.

In 1917, they created the beautiful Tank collection, a collection that was made resembling Tanks and as a memory for those who served in battle. There were more than 30 models in the collection, but one that distinguished the most was the Tank Francaise watch. Some of the most notable watches included in the collection were: the Tank Americaine, the Tank Luis Cartier and the Tank Solo watches.

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