Buying Quality Gold, Platinum and Titanium Jewelry Online

Written by Antigone Arthur

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Black Hills Gold jewelry is a particular style of jewelry that must be manufactured inrepparttar Black Hills of South Dakota. This gold jewelry is often combined with silver and copper to create green and rose leaved color combinations. Most Black Hills Gold is available in 10, 12 and 14k versions. This makes Black Hills gold extremely popular among jewelry fans looking for attractive yet very affordable gold jewelry.

Platinum & Titanium Jewelry

Platinum and titanium jewelry are amongrepparttar 146010 most expensive jewelry items, in part because they are crafted of precious white metals. Platinum jewelry is often very heavy and dense as is most titanium jewelry. Both platinum jewelry and titanium jewelry are much heavier than gold jewelry because ofrepparttar 146011 density ofrepparttar 146012 metal used to craft it. Platinum jewelry and titanium jewelry are also naturally white or silver, thus do not have to be combined with other metals to achieve a brilliant whitish sheen.

Most platinum jewelry is 90% pure or more, thus platinum jewelry is an exceptional selection for consumers who are allergic or who have sensitive skin. Gold jewelry might cause allergic reactions in people in part because it is mixed with other substances such as nickel, which can be irritating for some people.

Platinum and titanium jewelry usually will hold up well over time and require little maintenance, other than regular cleanings using a mild soap or cleaning agent. Titanium jewelry is in fact considered one ofrepparttar 146013 most durable jewelry selections available, showing few if any signs of wear and tear overrepparttar 146014 years.

Both platinum and titanium jewelry can be fashioned with gold or silver inlays or adorned with stones. Platinum jewelry is often a popular choice for wedding and engagement bands. Titanium jewelry is slowly becoming more popular as its appeal and durability is more widely known. You can find platinum jewelry and titanium jewelry that is affordable. Most unadorned bands generally can range anywhere from $60 on up. Remember that in general, intricate and ornate platinum or titanium pieces are more expensive than their gold counterparts, and it isn't uncommon to see pieces that cost up to several thousand dollars.

You can find virtually any type of jewelry in platinum and titanium that you can in gold. Most people select one orrepparttar 146015 other based on style or budgetary considerations. Gold can actually be combined with platinum or titanium to produce unique custom pieces. The most popular platinum and titanium pieces remain rings forrepparttar 146016 most part; gold jewelry is stillrepparttar 146017 reigning king and favorite it seems among jewelry wearers looking for a combination of rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. That may change with time however, as more and more consumers realizerepparttar 146018 appeal and durability of other precious metals including platinum and titanium.

Antigone Arthur is an award-winning author providing consumer information on such topics as Black Hills Gold jewelry, platinum engagement rings, and titanium wedding rings.

A Principled Plan

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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2) Ending standing armies and secret agencies, over time

3) International Policing of technologies such as biologics or genetics.

4) A World Court with its own policing agency andrepparttar necessary means to enforce their decisions, including IMF and World Bank support. It might not use these current names or structures.

5) The end of safe havens and tax incentives or exclusionary practices for international criminals like drug lords and arbitrageurs.

6) The end of ecological predation and destruction.

7) The creation of hope for all withrepparttar 146009 desire to participate and assistance for them to make a better and more soulful world.

8) Research into possibilities for improvement of all aspects of society that must focus on love asrepparttar 146010 guiding force.

9) Worldwide access to telomeres and gene therapy to make individuals who live in JUST societies to be nearly immortal.


Expenses would be paid for byrepparttar 146011 Advisory Panel memberís donations. They would put their assets in a blind trust and have no need of any legislated power. The truth and wisdom of their message would be all they need to do these things and more.


Principled people likerepparttar 146012 Gracchi and Cathars have tried this kind of thing since beforerepparttar 146013 time of Lactantius or Mani. Without authority there is no reason to believe effective and responsible people will want to try to changerepparttar 146014 world. Goals need to exist and mere principles based on love and other 'airy-fairy' wishful thinking ofrepparttar 146015 bleeding heart variety has no chance of succeeding.

The World Wide Web makes it a different ball game. There is a group of internationally recognized philosophers creating social salons to augmentrepparttar 146016 growing 'critical mass' of RIGHTeous people already. Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra along with their friend Wayne Dyer and others are not stupid or solely intent on marketing their message of renewal and soulful purpose. I thinkrepparttar 146017 pressure to make this organization take a more active role in government might not be taken on. In some cases they might be able to do some good in these arenas for a short time. It would be essential to never get involved in gutter politics and keeprepparttar 146018 message clean. Imaginerepparttar 146019 conflicts over who got to sit on these positions of honor and trust. Wouldrepparttar 146020 Catholic and Islamic representatives have to be female? Why have a shaman or a Yamabushi? What expertise doesrepparttar 146021 Green Party or Amnesty International bring that better people can't provide? Who is John Ralston Saul and what gives a monarch any moral standing even if he is different like Prince Hussein of Jordan? Why are there so many Hollywood people or Americans like Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Carter? The scientists arerepparttar 146022 culprits andrepparttar 146023 proselytizers arerepparttar 146024 worst criminals of all history, why let their voice be heard anymore? Who represents US!!???

The arguments would be extensive as agents ofrepparttar 146025 old order saw whatrepparttar 146026 future held for them. If this organization kept to its principles and told onlyrepparttar 146027 truth about its attackers rather than normal politics, it will succeed. There is no need to get anyone's approval or any government either.

Who would berepparttar 146028 person to start this organization? Bill Gates and his wife Marilyn could put their $17 Billion Foundation to good use in such a purpose-oriented educational medium. Marshall McLuhan was right when he said give me control ofrepparttar 146029 media and I will controlrepparttar 146030 nation. Let us all encourage each other to take back control ofrepparttar 146031 message, and make surerepparttar 146032 messenger is honest!

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