The Long And Flavored History Of Jewelry

Written by Sher Matsen


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of jewelry is from. Style, material,repparttar type of piece. For example dress clips came in inrepparttar 148445 1930s and were out of style byrepparttar 148446 1950s. Jewelry reflects styles, designs, colors and stones ofrepparttar 148447 era. For example from 1910 to 1930 silver wasrepparttar 148448 favorite color for metal, so jewelry was found in platinum, white gold, silver or a base metal colored to look like silver. By World War II, gold was popular again but in short supply, since it was vital torepparttar 148449 war effort. What gold was available was made into very thin sheets and usually bonded to silver (called vermeil) before being turned into jewelry. Byrepparttar 148450 1930s rhinestones popularity was ever increasing in Europe. It was not available torepparttar 148451 Americans untilrepparttar 148452 1940s. As a result, many ofrepparttar 148453 pieces from this period tend to feature lots of metal and a single stone or a small cluster of tiny rhinestones.

Today is certainly not much different from past times. We still have fine jewelry, semi precious jewelry, and of course costume jewelry available to us. Costume jewelry can addrepparttar 148454 finishing touch and show your fashion sense. Costume Jewelry styles of past years are now becoming very fashionable and many are being reproduced. Even with costume jewelry there is a difference in quality. Many ofrepparttar 148455 new pieces do not haverepparttar 148456 vibrance inrepparttar 148457 stones orrepparttar 148458 weight ofrepparttar 148459 older pieces.

Antique and vintage costume jewelry are both fun to collect and fun to wear. No longer is costume jewelry simply "collectable." It is "in style, and " "fashionable," and a terrific conversation starter. Dress to impress!

© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.

© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.

About the author: Sher has been serving customers for over 20 years, providing affordable estate jewelry, and a wealth of information on jewelry, fashion, designers, and beauty with on staff industry professionals. Please visit us at Estate Jewelry International.


The Modern Bridesmaid

Written by Sher Matsen


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The more bridesmaids you haverepparttar more coordination and communication your going to have to take care of. Remember youíll have plenty of issues to deal with from dresses, to nails, to hair, to jewelry. So donít choose more bridesmaids than you think you can handle. This is supose to be a happy time for you and stress doesnít make a person happy.

Forgetrepparttar 148444 old theory that if you donít include everyone thatís close to you, there will be hard feelings. Most women have outgrown this childish thought pattern, and recognize thatrepparttar 148445 modern bride has tough choices to make to stay within budget and fulfill her special day. Sometimes a future bride just has too many close friends to have them all inrepparttar 148446 wedding party. Relax! Invite them torepparttar 148447 wedding, and if you want ask them to do special favors such as perhaps your nails or your hair, depending on their own unique talents.

The maid of honor has a role to play besides inrepparttar 148448 wedding party. She needs to berepparttar 148449 brides right arm and help with any wedding tasks she can. She can help selectrepparttar 148450 wedding gown, getrepparttar 148451 invitations in order, arrange a wedding shower, help with choosing a reception location, help decorate, or even help preparerepparttar 148452 food. The duties that can be assigned to your made of honor are endless, just be sure not to overwhelm her with too many requests. Your maid of honor is likerepparttar 148453 brides personal first aid kit. Ready to fix anything thatís broken.

Bridesmaids also play an important role by planningrepparttar 148454 bridal shower, preparing munchies, cake, or sandwiches forrepparttar 148455 shower. They are also there to support and helprepparttar 148456 bride whenever they can.

Forrepparttar 148457 modern bride these are happy times, choices are endless, you can make your fashion statement and let your bridesmaidís make theirs. No more having to follow traditions unless you want to. Planningrepparttar 148458 perfect wedding has never been easier!

© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.



© Copyright Sher Matsen, All Rights Reserved.

About the author: Sher has been serving customers for over 20 years, providing affordable estate jewelry, and a wealth of information on jewelry, fashion, designers, and beauty with on staff industry professionals. Please visit us at Estate Jewelry International.


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