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What Jewellery Should You Wear

Do you ever wake up, look in the mirror, and feel like there’s something wrong? Everything is matching, and you look great; however, the right thing to make the whole outfit look perfect is missing. Jewellery is what you’re missing. A necklace or a pair of earrings will bring that classy finish you need.

If you are shopping unmarked sterling silver jewellery, then by all means bring a magnet. Magnets attract non-precious metals, and you can use this fact to detect fakes. Sterling silver will always be hallmarked with a stamp such as .925, ster. or sterling. If your silver is not marked, it could be because it is not real!

Use attractive robe hooks to hang your necklaces, keeping them tangle-free. Put these small hooks along a bedroom wall or even on a closet door to organize and hang your necklaces from. This will avoid ever having to untangle balls of necklaces in your jewellery box again. Also, the necklaces will look nice hanging up.

Have a use in mind for every piece of jewellery you buy. There is no need for a box of unused jewellery. Think about the style of clothing you will be wearing when choosing a piece of jewellery.

jewellery is no different from any of your other valuables in that it requires proper care and cleaning. Before you clean your jewellery, make sure that there are no breaks or loose gemstones that could potentially worsen or fall out if you were to clean the item. If you do discover damage, take the affected pieces to a professional jeweler or gemologist for cleaning and repair.

You should try to find out whether a gemstone was treated prior to purchasing it. If it was treated, you should discover the way it was treated. Different care is required for different treatments. Applying the wrong chemical when cleaning a gemstone can cause the protective treatment to dissolve, and damage the appearance of the gem.

It’s a real challenge to pick out a natural ruby or sapphire from an artificial one. The artificial stones are nearly identical both physically and chemically to their natural counterparts, and they are incredibly inexpensive comparatively. Before buying natural sapphire, have a gemologist to view its natural inclusions.

Dry saunas and steam rooms can cause damage to jewellery. The moisture and high temperatures in saunas can do real damage to your jewellery.

One underrated but beautiful jewellery stone is Alexandrite. This stone will change colors from green to purple, depending on the sun and temperature. Alexandrite is often set in earrings, rings, or pendants.

If the one you really want is not affordable right now, get something simpler and then upgrade to what you want later when you can afford it. A great way to do this is to make it an anniversary present later down the road. You may even be able to sell your ring back to the jeweler, in exchange for buying the ring you had your eye on all along.

As this article shows, jewellery is always the perfect accessory to complete your outfit. With all the extensive styles of jewellery that you can choose from, it’s easy to create the look that you want, from casual to elegant and delicate to bold. Build up a collection of good jewellery to ensure that you can enhance whatever look you want to achieve when you dress yourself.


Facshion Highlights

Facshion lead the way as the very first twice annual trade show that targeted both the trade buyer and the fashionista consumer. With hordes of visitors through its doors, the two day event at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane confidently established its name on the fashion calendar.

Running for three seasons, FaCshion promoted emerging and creative designers from couture to customised fashion, lingerie and accessories including handbags, hats, jewellery and footwear. The exhibition hosted five catwalk shows, a champagne reception for press and buyers and 50 selected exhibitors over the course of the two day event, held at ‘the creative hub of London’s East End’; The Old Truman Brewery.

The last event in September 2008 kicked off in style with an exclusive VIP champagne brunch giving special guests the opportunity to mingle with press and industry bodies whilst sipping champagne and lunching on sushi. This fashionable fusion made for a valuable opportunity to exclusively preview the exhibitor collections.

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