Twelve Tips for Greater Enjoyment of your Gold and Silver Jewelry

Written by Sam Serio

Jewelry can be beautiful to look at, fun to buy, and can make bold and revealing statements about you. Hear are some tips for greater enjoyment of your favorite gold and silver jewelry. 1.Never swim in a chlorinated pool while wearing gold and silver jewelry. 2.Always apply make-up, perfumes, oils or colognes before you put on your gold and silver jewelry 3.Keep both your skin and your gold and silver jewelry clean and free of oil. 4.Using an absorbent, abrasive-free body powder on areas that your gold and silver jewelry touches your skin can help with skin discoloration. 5.If you do have any skin discoloration you may need to move to a higher gold content. Say, from 14K gold jewelry to 18K jewelry. 6.Are your gold and silver chains all tied-up in knots? If so, here’s a nifty little trick for straightening them out. Dust your chain with a little talcum powder and then try to unknot it. Ifrepparttar knot is stubborn, place a small drop of baby oil on a sheet of wax paper. Layrepparttar 147910 knot inrepparttar 147911 oil and work it out with two pins; then cleanrepparttar 147912 chain as instructed below. 7.Don't be afraid to wear gold and silver jewelry together. Artful use of accessories that use both metals provide an effective visual segue' or bridge. 8.For daily cleaning it is recommended to use a simple jewelry polishing cloth that is impregnated with special jewelry cleaner. These are widely available and are very easy to use. Store your cloth in a plastic zip-lock bag, and keep in your jewelry drawer or armoire. It is a good idea to have one cleaning cloth for gold and one for silver.

Turquoise is December's Birthstone

Written by Sam Serio

If you're still young enough to remember your birthday, you probably also rememberrepparttar special birthstone assigned to it. But at your age, we bet you don't really knowrepparttar 147909 SIGNIFICANCE of your birthstone and what powerrepparttar 147910 ancients felt would be bestowed about you by wearing it. December Birthstone: Turquoise Birthstone Properties: Alternative Birthstone: Lapis Lazuli Turquoise isrepparttar 147911 birthstone for December andrepparttar 147912 traditional gift to commemoraterepparttar 147913 5th and 11th years of marriage. It's color is, of course, is referred to as turquoise, butrepparttar 147914 hue can range widely fromrepparttar 147915 familiar green-blue to a light sky-blue. It is generally accepted that turquoise gets its name from "pierre turquoise" a French phrase meaning "Turkish stone." Others believe thatrepparttar 147916 name comes fromrepparttar 147917 Persian word "fiouze," meaningrepparttar 147918 color turquoise. Ancient and yet always atrepparttar 147919 height of current fashion, turquoise was mined by early Egyptians as early as 6000 BC. Many people are surprised to learn thatrepparttar 147920 finest turquoise comes from Iran, notrepparttar 147921 American Southwest. However beautiful specimens are also found in Arizona and New Mexico inrepparttar 147922 United States, as well as in Australia, Afghanistan and other localities inrepparttar 147923 Middle East. Sacred Stone For thousands of years, turquoise has been appreciated as a holy stone, talisman, and a good-luck-charm. The excavation of Egyptian tombs from approximately 3,000 B.C. holdsrepparttar 147924 oldest living proof of man's interest in turquoise, whererepparttar 147925 gemstone was found decorating artifacts that were buried withrepparttar 147926 dead. Whenrepparttar 147927 tomb of Queen Zer was unearthed in 1900, a turquoise and gold bracelet was found on her wrist, one ofrepparttar 147928 oldest pieces of jewelry ever discovered!

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