Jewelry As A Fatherís Day Gift

Written by Sam Serio


It is widely known that many men enjoy fine jewelry. So, why not present Dad with a gift of jewelry this Fatherís Day.

Jewelry gifts that you might consider for that special Father in your life could include a gold or silver watch, a handsome sterling silver or 14kt gold chain or masculine link bracelet. With a chain you might include a manly pendant with a nautical or sports theme.

As for rings, there are many rugged designs available in 14kt gold or sterling silver with stones like turquoise, onyx, malachite and lapis. Also, many men are fond of masculine settings of small diamonds and other gemstones.

Celtic jewelry designs, such as Celtic crosses, Celtic knots, etcÖ are great choices for Dad on Fatherís Day.

If your Dad has a pierced ear maybe he would appreciate a small stud earring;repparttar choices here are endless.

Remember this, men tend to avoid interchanging jewelry inrepparttar 145812 way that many women do. With this in mind, avoid costume jewelry and focus on durable quality pieces that Dad can wear day in and day out.

The following are some tips for buying jewelry for Dad on Fatherís Day. He will be proud of you for being a smart jewelry consumer and for saving some money, too.

Here are some helpful guidelines to keep in mind when you are shopping for a jewelry gift to celebraterepparttar 145813 next chapter of your special Fatherís life.

1. Thereís a big difference between 14 karat gold and gold-plated jewelry. Fourteen karat (14K) jewelry contains 14 parts of gold, mixed in throughout with 10 parts of base metal. Gold-plated describes jewelry with a layer of at least 10K gold bonded to a base metal. Gold plating eventually wears away, depending on how oftenrepparttar 145814 item is worn and how thickrepparttar 145815 plating is.

2. If youíre buying a watch, determine whether you want one that runs on a battery or one that must be wound daily. Ask if a warranty or guarantee is included, how long it lasts, and what parts and repair problems it covers. Also ask how and where you can getrepparttar 145816 watch serviced and repaired.

Jewelry For Birthdays-How To Buy The Perfect Gift At A Fair Price

Written by Sam Serio


Jewelry isrepparttar perfect gift for friends and loved ones at any stage in life. Howeverrepparttar 145811 jewelry buying process can be a little tricky. Here are some hints for buyingrepparttar 145812 perfect jewelry birthday gift at a great price.

1. Thereís a big difference between 14 karat gold and gold-plated jewelry. Fourteen karat (14K) jewelry contains 14 parts of gold, mixed in throughout with 10 parts of base metal. Gold-plated describes jewelry with a layer of at least 10K gold bonded to a base metal. Gold plating eventually wears away, depending on how oftenrepparttar 145813 item is worn and how thickrepparttar 145814 plating is.

2. If youíre buying a watch, determine whether you want one that runs on a battery or one that must be wound daily. Ask if a warranty or guarantee is included, how long it lasts, and what parts and repair problems it covers. Also ask how and where you can getrepparttar 145815 watch serviced and repaired.

3. Knowrepparttar 145816 difference between laboratory-created gemstones and naturally mined stones. Stones created inrepparttar 145817 lab are visually identical to stones mined fromrepparttar 145818 earth. The big difference is inrepparttar 145819 cost: laboratory-created stones are less expensive then naturally mined stones. But because they look much like stones mined fromrepparttar 145820 earth, they must be identified as lab-created. If you want a naturally mined stone, ask if it has been treated. Gemstone treatmentsĖ such as heating, dyeing or bleachingĖ can improve a stoneís appearance or durability. Some treatments are permanent; some may create special care requirements. Treatments also may affectrepparttar 145821 stoneís value.

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