Strategies for Success in the Exciting and Lucrative Home-Based Business of Jewelry & Gemstones

Written by Sam Serio

The business of jewelry is one ofrepparttar most fun, exciting and profitable businesses that exist. The demand for jewelry by consumers is unrelenting and consistently growing. Like any other business worth pursuing by a new- comer;repparttar 147907 jewelry business requires research, ongoing education, focus and persistence. Fear not,the rewards for this effort can be well-worthrepparttar 147908 investment of time and energy making jewelry one ofrepparttar 147909 best home-based business opportunities available. Finding your Niche The world of jewelry is vast and can be overwhelming. It is imperative thatrepparttar 147910 prospective jewelry entrepreneur narrow down to a specific area in which to concentrate there marketing efforts. In other words, you must avoidrepparttar 147911 temptation to spread-out in several directions. Rather, you should become an expert, a specialist. The ideal is to find a niche within a niche. Stake your claim and mine that pocket deep and hard. For example, sterling silver cat jewelry ,14 KT. gold Celtic jewelry, wire -wrapped birthstone jewelry etc. Selecting your Approach Afterrepparttar 147912 budding jewelry entrepeneur has settled on their niche, they must decide which business model makesrepparttar 147913 most sense to them. The following represent five basic strategies that one might follow: 1. Buy wholesale-sell retail- Remember, you make your profit by buying well. Any Search Engine will reveal countless wholesale sources, move steadily forward. Do your research. Not all wholesalers are equal. In fact, many so-called wholesalers are not really wholesalers at all and prey onrepparttar 147914 unsophisticated. Applied knowledge is key here. 2. Import directly from manufacturer and sell wholesale. This strategy is notrepparttar 147915 best for beginners, but if you have ties and are comfortable with a country like India, Thailand, Mexico and others. This can be a lucrative approach. Start small and learnrepparttar 147916 ropes before you grow.

Sterling Silver Jewelry Fashion Trends for the New Year and Beyond

Written by Sam Serio

Each year, on fashion runways from New York to Paris, Milan, and Toyko, sterling silver is "new again" as designers interpret it in new and exciting ways. What makes sterling silver a fashion perennial? The answer is clear: when it comes to beauty, versatility, durability, and affordability, sterling silver jewelry is unsurpassed. Inrepparttar hands of talented artists and designers, sterling silver is constantly "reinvented" to suitrepparttar 147906 evolving tastes ofrepparttar 147907 women who wear it. But whether as a ring, a necklace, or bracelet, standing alone or presented in combination with gemstones and other precious metals…sterling silver is always in fashion. Here's a look at what's "hot" this year: Peace of Silver In 2004, many Oscar presenters and recipients wore gracefully and simply designed "Dove of Peace." pin. Embraced by such Hollywood luminaries as Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, and Leonardo DiCaprio, it has also been seen onrepparttar 147908 Dali Lama and Nobel Peace Laureates Oscar Aria Sanchez, Betty Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, and former UN Assistant Secretary-General Gillian Sorrensom. Now non-celebrities may purchaserepparttar 147909 pin in sterling silver pin to demonstrate both their commitment to peace and their fashion sense. The 2005 sterling silver interpretation was designed by award-winning American jewelry artist Henry Dunay to resonaterepparttar 147910 energy of Picasso's "Dove Of Peace." Silver Screen Withrepparttar 147911 enormous popularity ofrepparttar 147912 "Lord ofrepparttar 147913 Rings" series, it comes as no surprise that designers have created jewelry based onrepparttar 147914 elaborately crafted pieces inrepparttar 147915 films. Based onrepparttar 147916 actual pendant worn inrepparttar 147917 Lord ofrepparttar 147918 Rings film,repparttar 147919 Arwen Evenstar Pendant is crafted in sterling silver and comes in a wooden gift box. Measuring 2-1/2 inches in length with a 18" sterling silver chain and a Swarovski crystal stone, each piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, adding long-term value to its other charms.

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