Showing posts with label Jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jewelry. Show all posts

Friday, May 28, 2021

Why You Should Invest In Heirloom Jewelry

When you think about your future, what do you see? Many of us picture ourselves married, living in a lovely house, and even having a family to surround us. Even if that's the exact opposite of your dream life, you probably see yourself living successfully and comfortably - whatever that means to you - in the future.

One thing that many people want to do in their future is invest in precious things for the next generation. This could be by passing down their home to their children, or keeping their most treasured items safe to give to the next generation. Many people want to be able to leave something valuable behind, for their families to enjoy and cherish for years and years to come. If you want this for your posterity, you could start thinking about investing in heirloom accessories.

I know that my mother's wedding ring is a very sentimental thing. It represents the love that my dad had for her--enough to spend a big portion of his hard-earned money as a merchant marine to get that for her before they were married.  

Another sentimental heirloom is an original painting given to my grandmother by a gentleman from his collection. It is a picture of a young woman playing the violin. It says, "And when night's tender shadows dim the sunset's lingering hues, the storm is stilled and music speaks of life, of hope, and you." My grandmother has never been gone when I look at that picture and read that verse.

What Are Heirloom Accessories?

 An heirloom accessory is usually a piece of jewelry or a watch, that you want to become a family heirloom; it will be passed to your kids, and subsequently to their kids, and the list goes on. You probably already have a few of these in your household, like your grandmother's ring - so wouldn't it be amazing to have something of your own to pass down?

So, where to start when searching for heirloom accessories? This is a significant investment that shouldn't be taken lightly. Let's explore some options for finding heirloom accessories that'll last hundreds of years.

Heirloom Jewelry 

  The most comon form of heirloom accessories is jewelry. Wedding jewelry is often the biggest accessory investment a person makes, becuase not only does it represent the everlasting union you have forged, but it will also be passed down to the next generation.

Were does on begin the search for heirloom jewelry? This depends on your budget. If you want to make a more significant investment in your heirloom collection, you could order a bespoke piece from a luxury jeweler like Jessica McCormack, who is based in London, or Good Stone, based in Texas. These are two examples of fabulous jewelers who can create a timeless piece for you--be it a ring, a necklace, earrings, a brooch or even a pair of cufflinks.

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Heirloom Watches

For an even more significant investment, heirloom watches are the classic choice. Watches like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Bumblebee are timeless pieces that will be elegant now, and one hundred years from now!

Heirloom watches are a popular choice because their high quality craftsmanship and delicate mechanisms make them the ideal heirloom to pass down through the generations. 

Despite the fact that few people wear watches nowadays, a watch can be cherished, worn, stored away, shown off and marveled at by your children's children -- it is almost like a time capsule of a past time. 

Final Thoughts

While investing in heirloom accessories is expensive, this investment will be something cherished by members of your family long after you're gone. Leaving an heirloom as part of your legacy is something some people dream of. Could today be the start of your heirloom journey?  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Tahitian Pearl Pendant from Pearl Paradise

I've always loved pearls. Those beautiful jewels from the sea created because of an an irritation, like a speck of sand. It causes the oyster to make something so beautiful! I remember earlier this year reading about a woman who was having an oyster dinner at a restaurant in Tennessee and what did she end up with? 51 pearls!  Lucky gal! 

White pearls, the most well-known of pearls connote elegance, propriety, decorum, and respectability. 

Tahitian Pearls can suggest the same and more!  They can also imply a more casual, easy-going relaxed and even mysterious fashion statement. After all, Captain Jack Sparrow named his baffling pirate ship 'The Black Pearl'. Tahitian pearls are beautiful because the colors can be anywhere from black to iridescent turquoise to rose!

Tahitian Pearls have gained popularity in recent years because of their variety in color and because they have become more accessible. New methods of production have increased the availability of quality pearls.
I certainly love the Tahitian Pearl necklace I received to review from Pearl Paradise!

Pearl Paradise is the largest online pearl company in the world! Based in L.A., they accessorize the likes of Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel, and Katy Lowes with their beautiful rings, pendants, and bracelets. But more importantly, they adorn thousands of beautiful everyday, women all over the world with beautiful, tasteful, one-of-a-kind pearl settings.    

I am wearing the beautiful Cherish Collection Tahitian Baroque Pearl Necklace. It is a floating style necklace in sterling silver with a beautiful 10.0 - 11.0 mm baroque Tahitian pearl. It has green and rose overtones and I notice that clothing color brings out the individual hues. When I wear green, that is what is accented in the pearl. When I wear purple or rose clothing, the purple hue pops!

Along with the beautiful pearl came a Pearl Care Kit, with a soft cloth and some special cleaner to make sure the pearls remain in top condition. Also included was a card telling me a bit about Tahitian Black South Sea Pearls. It was so interesting reading about where they come from. My pearl has "peacock" overtones, which I love! Last was the certified appraisal sheet which gave all kinds of fun facts, including where my pearl came from--French Polynesia, the quality--AA+, Shape--Baroque, and appraisal value--$750.00. Not bad, considering the sale price is $220, including an 18" 14k gold chain! (Mine is sterling silver)

I was very pleased with my pearl pendant and its versatility. As you can see, you can easily wear it alone or layer it with other jewelery! The value is amazing, especially when you can buy it for that much under appraisal value.

I absolutely love the Pearl Paradise Blog, where you can take a peek into the fast-paced world of pearl acquisition, pearl cultivation, pearl sorting, and pearl grading. Jeremy, Hisano, and the team travel frequently, update frequently, and allow you into their world of finding the most beautiful pearls in the world that they, in turn, transform into strands, pendants, rings, bracelets, and other creations. One of the latest posts is about the Hong Kong show they attended and some of the great finds they brought back with them to L.A.

Pearl Paradise CEO, Jeremy Shepherd, has written an amazing e-book that you can download called '7 Secrets You Must Know Before Buying Pearls.' I highly recommend it!

When you want a special gift for that special woman in your life, or something to affirm that you are worth it, I'd definitely recommend visiting Pearl Paradise! Right now it's 10% off site wide! Just use the code Summer10 at check out! 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2-Winner Mialisia #Jewelry Valentine #Giveaway

 Welcome to the Mialisia Jewelry Valentine Giveaway!  
Mialisia is the answer to the age-old dilemma of 'I don't have any jewelry that looks good with this outfit, even though I have a jewelry box full of it!'
 "We all want to look good and have the confidence that we are showing the world our best self. With the right attitude and the correct jewelry for one's personality and style, jewelry becomes an asset. Who does not want to always look their best? Everyone does, right?  Jewelry can change mood, it can make people smile, it helps one feel more put together, it helps one to find and enhance the look that they want .  It can be a conversation starter, it can extend your wardrobe, brighten your smile, lift your spirits--jewelry makes an outfit!" --Carrie Perucca, Mialisia Independent Designer

With one or two pieces you can create a multitude of different looks!  It's all in the 2 hooks on either end of the piece, making it possible to lengthen or shorten according to your preference, make a layered look that is easy to wear, or make a single strand look that is gorgeous!  You decide! This unique capability is called VersaStyle!

There are so many possibilities!  Read Helena's review about her experience with Mialisia Jewelry!
   We are excited to announce that 2 winners will each receive 2 Versastyle pieces of their choice, up to $80! Enter in the Rafflecopter below!  
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 Open to U.S. and Canada, 20+, Only 1 person, per household may enter.  No participating blogger is responsible for non-delivery of products.  No compensation was received for this giveaway.  Thanks to all participating bloggers. 
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Versatility And Choice With Mialisia Jewelry

I love jewelry anytime of the year.  It takes me from drab to fab in a few seconds.  I was presented with 2 basic pieces of jewelry that I was amazed to find made 4 beautiful looks upon first try!  And there are so many more ways to use it!  Mialisia jewelry is made to be versatile.  It's all in the little hooks that are on each end of the pieces, which makes it easy to lengthen or shorten the strands to your own personal preference.  

 It also makes it easy to add on different pieces of jewelry to create an individual look! We aren't all the same height or size and, of course, different outfits require different lengths of jewelry.  Some outfits need simplicity and other outfits need opulence and sophistication.  We are individuals, with different tastes and preferences, fully capable of making those decisions on our own!  Mialisia Jewelry puts every woman in the drivers seat and encourages creativity and individuality.  It's called VersaStyle because of  how versatile it really is! I enlisted the help of  two cute Gal Pals to model some basic looks of the two pieces I was given--

Belted Look

Short Layered Necklace

Long Single Strand Necklace

I like the fact that it is a direct sales business because you can choose to sell it or you can host a party and get free jewelry and deep discounts for your efforts.  You can see more of their pieces of jewelry in the USA flipbook

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gorgeous Crystal Hand-Beaded #Bracelets by Sashka

How would you like to receive a beautiful set of bracelets to brighten up your wardrobe for the holidays? I received these beautiful bracelets in the mail and was so impressed by the beauty and quality of workmanship! Sashka Bracelets make the perfect gift, whether you give just one or a whole set of them!  The price is certainly reasonable, at $12.00/bracelet!  And with free worldwide shipping, it's hard to say no!

Sashka Bracelet Co. gets its beautiful products from the women artisans in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.  They are hand crocheted with crystal and sterling silver beads that give the bracelets a delicate sheen or sparkle when you move and when they hit the light.  They are designed to roll over the hand with ease.  If, by chance, they are too big, you can place them in warm water to shrink them.  I had no problem with them.  They rolled on my small wrists easily and while being loose, they never came off.  The only issue was that the turquoise bracelet bled on my skin when I first wore it, but after that first time, I had no problem.  

There are so many color combinations and the 4 bracelets I chose were so fun to mix and match.  I usually take the multi-colored bracelets and pair them with the one solid green one.

 I've got my eye on more of these bracelets because the quality is so excellent and the colors are so vivid!  
"Sashka Co. Bracelets roll over any size hand for a perfect fit. Our glass beaded bracelets are hand crocheted by skilled artisan women in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Your purchase empowers women in need through fair trade. Free Worldwide Shipping!"

I love how Sashka always has great sales going on.  Just check out their Facebook page to see the latest promotion! 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

A Lasting Tribute To A Beloved Pet! Magic Zoo Jewelry

Some of you know I have a Border Collie named Evee!  She is quite like my child and definitely part of the family.  She likes to play tug-of-war, fetch, catch, and go on long walks, both on and off leash.  She is an amazing Frisbee catcher and loves to show off her skills.  She loves to hear the oohs and ahhhhs when she leaps off of the ground and catches the Frisbee mid-air.   She is a bit finicky and doesn’t like to share very much with other dogs or with children.  Each of my three youngest nephews has had a little run-in with her because they have gotten into her space a little too quickly.  She requests, no she demands, respect from those who interact with her, especially those she feels dominant towards.  And by respect, I mean to not get too touchy-feelie too quickly, especially around her nose and face, don’t take her toys from her unless you have that confidence that she wants you to, don’t tease her with food and don’t play with her food dish while she is eating.  To her pack she is a protector, a nurturer, a companion and a child.  She knows I’m momma. 
When I heard there is a company called The Magic Zoo that is passionate about creating pieces of quality jewelry that depict animals, I was very intrigued.  I love all kinds of animals and I feel kinship with many of them and felt that I would love many different kinds of animals in a piece of jewelry.  But what did I do first when I visited the website?  I looked to see if there might be a border collie piece.  Why?  Because I love my dog!  And yes, there was a sterling silver border collie pendant, which I ordered.  

When I received the piece, I was impressed because the artist captured the Border Collie at rest.  The ears flopping down, the content smile on the face with the tongue slightly out, and the stripe down the nose.   I loved it!  Don’t have a border collie?  No worries, there are 46 different dog breeds depicted on the site.  Also, I heard through the grapevine that the artist, Merry Rosenfield, loves to work with her customers to make the perfect piece.  She is very accessible.   I actually had a question about her most popular animal pieces and she personally responded, telling me that the guinea pig pieces are super popular.  People must really love their guineas!  It makes me want to have a guinea pig as a pet...  The most popular dog order is the Yorkie puppy, another really sweet and popular pet!
But there are so many more animals depicted with jewelry at The Magic Zoo!  There are farm animals, pocket pets, sea animals, butterflies, cats, reptiles, and insects.  The materials used are sterling silver, enamel, pewter, gold, and bronze.  There is a metal for everyone and a price for everyone. 
About the Artist:  Merry Rosenfield has been fascinated with animals since her childhood and now has meshed her art talent with her love of animals.  She has animals represented from all around the world.  She states, “My dream day would include creating new animal designs from early morning until I couldn’t keep my eyes open at night.”  You want someone who is that passionate about their work doing work for you! 
If you love animals, and want to express that with the very fashion you wear, you can count on Magic Zoo to help you make the statement beautifully.  Animals are beautiful--why not make them a part of what makes you unique?  Make a lasting tribute to your favorite animal with a unique piece of jewelry!  If you had just one choice, what animal would you want to pay tribute to? 

Disclaimer:  I received product for the purpose of review.  All thoughts and experiences are mine!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

$$ Extra $$ Income With NOVICA Live!

I’ve been a Novica fan for awhile now because, simply put, they have really cool and amazing stuff!  I especially love their pottery!  I love beautiful pottery vases and decorative items.  I ordered two beautiful pottery vases from the Castillo Family in Mexico and two beautiful bird carvings from Peru.  

 I also ordered a batik robe from Bali and a pair of Amethyst Dangle Earrings from Shri Lanka.  

I absolutely love all these items, was totally 100% satisfied and would gladly give my recommendation for any one of them! I would eventually love to get some Garnet Dangle Earrings  and some Amber Earrings to add to my earring collection. And to further feed my NOVICA addiction I would love to have one of their Silver Pendant Necklaces and one of their Silver Cocktail Rings 

Novica works with National Geographic Magazine, giving talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and have access to the world market.  There are thousands of unique hand-crafted items on their site to shop for.   The gift ideas are endless. 
Novica is proactive about telling the stories of the artisans who create the beautiful artwork found at their website.  Each piece of work comes with a personally written note from the artisan who made it.  I love how the work comes wrapped beautifully enough to give directly to someone as a gift. 
Novica doesn’t charge the artists for listing items on the website.  Each artist is fully independent and is free to raise or lower prizes to his/her own choosing.  This process allows the buyer to eliminate any middleman and it benefits both buyer and seller. 
A new ground level program that Novica has for home business builders is NOVICA Live!  Basically, it’s the opportunity to bring the actual art into people’s homes and tell the story behind it, giving people learning about NOVICA  a hands on experience.  I’ve heard it’s really easy to do~ basically you show a dvd of some of the artisans making their craft and then you get to tell the stories about the artisans and their lives. It’s a refreshingly different kind of experience because you are not simply selling products, but you’re  making a difference in the lives of people across the globe. You are lifting people out of poverty, you’re  saving the arts and traditions in these countries and you’re allowing these talented artisans a chance to fulfill their purpose. The company makes it easy for you as consultants because they provide all the tools to be successful.
Commission on sales is 20-30% depending on your volume. That goes up to as much at 37% once you make rank. You can find out more about it on the site.  You can make A LOT of money if you build your team and help them be successful.  Plus, can you imagine all of the beautiful NOVICA items you would have at your disposal?  Yummy!  Believe me, I’m very tempted myself!  Another really great thing is shipping is FREE! It comes directly from the country to the customer so you don’t have to deliver product and neither does your host. Mercy!  You just might find me doing this someday really soon!  It is only $199 to start up, giving you $400 worth of products and $150 in training materials to get started immediately.   Plus there are great incentives and price discounts for you to build up your show inventory, if you so choose! 
     If you decide to be a Novica Live Consultant, would you let me know so I can be excited for you?  And if you decide to do it, would you also let them know that A GAL NEEDS…blog (with my link) referred you?

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