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New Trends In Engagement Rings: Colored Stones

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Coming up with a unique, fun, and romantic way to propose to your girlfriend is an important part of an engagement, but the ring you choose is probably a more important element. Engagement rings come in different prices, styles, and types; but, if you are looking for something unique, you might want to consider looking into a colored diamond or gem. Why choose colored stones? According to wedding experts, a lot of people are currently looking for nontraditional options in wedding rings, and colored stones are one of the top trends right now.…

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Subtle Style Signals For Your Next Job Interview

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As a woman, dressing for an interview can be nerve-wracking. Your appearance is the first – and one of the most important – impressions you will give to potential new employers. How formal do you get? How casual? Do you want to be conservative or creative? How do you distinguish yourself from other candidates? While most of your competition will be wearing a business suit of similar type and color, you can create your own impression by paying attention to hair, makeup and jewelry.…

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Determing If A Pearl Is Real Or Fake In Antique Jewelry

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Pearls are beautiful, feminine, demure, and classic. If you know what to look for and how to shop for antique jewelry at an estate sale, you can find real pearls for yourself or to resell. But what do real pearls look like? The following is a guide to help you find and purchase real pearl jewelry. Uncultured vs. cultured vs. imitation First of all, let’s talk about the different categories of pearls.…

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Looking For Jewelry? Why The Local Pawn Shop Is The Best Place To Go

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The average pawn shop is nothing like the Hollywood stereotype. These are not shady places where illegal transactions are taking place. Most are reputable businesses owned by serious entrepreneurs that are the perfect place to find a great deal. One of the best items to purchase in pawn shops is jewelry because it is a commonly pawned item so the selection is always changing. There are many other reasons to consider purchasing jewelry from a pawn shop; here are just a few.…

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Thinking Of A Sapphire Engagement Ring? Here Is What You Need To Know

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If you’re looking for an engagement ring, you are probably considering going to the jewelry store to shop for diamonds. However, there are other stones you can look at as well. A sapphire engagement ring is a great alternative to a diamond, and it can be crafted along with diamonds to provide a stunning look. Just like any other precious gem, sapphires have their own unique markings and appearance. This guide explains what you need to know about sapphires, so you will know what you are looking for when you make the purchase.…

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Finding Good Costume Jewelry At Estate Sales

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If you are looking for costume jewelry, you’ll be interested in knowing that estate sales are a great place to go to for costume jewelry. Follow the tips listed in this article to find estate sales that are more than likely to offer a lot of costume jewelry and you can spot costume jewelry that’s a good buy. Look for the right estate sale You can waste a lot of time going to the wrong estate sales if you don’t know what to look for.…

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The Bizarre Saga Of The Liberty Head Nickel

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One wouldn’t expect a mere nickel to have generated such controversy, but the end run of the rare Liberty Head Nickel (1883-1912) did just that. In 1913, the design for the nickel was changed by order of Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh, but five 1913 nickels in the old Liberty Head design were struck anyway and hoarded away by a Mint employee. Those five nickels later found their way into the hands of eccentric investor Colonel Edward Howland Robinson Green, the only son of the infamous Hetty Green, aka “…

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Diamonds 101 For The Newbie Engagement Ring Buyer

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For most people, the purchase of an engagement ring is the first time that they have to walk into a store to look at and talk about precious stones. They may be self-conscious about their lack of knowledge, and there is potential for embarrassment. Who wants to sound ignorant? Here is a crash course in diamondology to help the novice know what to look for and talk about when in the jewelry store.…

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