Coral A Mineral or Sea Creature

    Coral is not a mineral, but the skeleton of sea creatures, thus the organic origin. Developed over many thousands of years, it consists almost entirely of calcium. Coral reefs comprise colonies of marine animals called coral polyps, which form branching structures as they grown. Coral is the skeletal material generated by these sea-dwelling coral polyps. For most corals, this material is calcium carbonate, but in the case of black or golden corals, it is a horn-like substance called conchiolin. Coral has a dull luster when recovered, but can take a bright polish. It is sensitive to even mild acids, and can become dull with extensive wear. Red and pink precious corals are round in the warm seas around Japan and Malaysia, in the Mediterranean, and in African coastal waters. Black coral comes from the West Indies, Australia, and around the Pacific Islands.

    Coral is used in carvings and beads, and cut as cabochons for use in jewelry. Red coral appears as an ornament in Western European shields and helmets in the Iron Age, later to be replaced by red enamel. Fossilized coral provides unusual and interesting material in beads, cabochons and pendants. According to Greek legend, coral came from the drops of blood shed when Perseus cut off the head of Medusa. In Classical antiquity, coral was believed to be a protection against the evil eye, and was worn as an amulet. As a medication, it was believed to stop bleeding. In the 18th century, precious coral was widely used as an inlay in Japanese ornamental netsukes. It has been a favorite of Chinese carvers for at least woo millennia.

    Red coral is associated with Scorpio, black coral with Capricorn, and pink with Taurus. Coral is cleansed by being left overnight in salt water once a month. It can also be placed dry in sea salt. Coral symbolizes joy and happiness, diplomacy, quieting emotions, and visualization. It enables the wearer to enjoy life. According to legend, it consists of divine blood.

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How to Mix CZ Jewelry and Texture

    Sometimes it can be hard to figure out which fabrics and textures go with what. With so many fashion and accessory options, it can be a hit or miss. But this season, there seems to be a lot of focus on CZ jewelry. Not only is Cubic Zirconia a lot less budget friendly, it allows you the freedom to wear over-the-top and glammed up pieces that are fun and free-spirited.

    With the rise of the statement necklace, bold bangles bracelets and oversize earrings, Cubic Zirconia gemstones are anything buy low-key. Instead, they are powerful pieces that can elevate your mood and your style as they create conversation and evoke “oohs” and “aahs” from your girlfriends. If you do plan on wearing some of these maximum impact accessories, plan on pairing them with items from your wardrobe that compliment, and don’t compete with their glam and glitz.
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    Cubic Zirconia set in metal can look very heavy. A good way to balance this is with fabrics that are soft and feminine, like silk, satin and chiffon. Lightweight blouses paired with heavy jewelry play well together and create the perfect contrast. On the other hand, if you are plan on wearing heavy sweaters or tunics, go for Cubic Zirconia that is delicate and feminine. Add a cocktail ring, a great pair of chandelier earrings or a long pendant necklace.

    Some CZ jewelry utilizes texture as part of the design. Nature inspired pieces with earthy elements like leaves and delicate branches are a huge hit this season. Hammered metal also helps to create something a little unexpected. Paired with rhinestones, this is the perfect Cubic Zirconia jewelry combination for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. If you already have pieces in your jewelry box that you love, then try mixing and matching those with some of these modern Cubic Zirconia baubles to show your personal sense of style.

Mass Coil Links Go Simple

    Yet another re-design for the studio; this particular piece started out with a mass of all coil links in black and brass and then I added charmed Sardonyx Agates. It got lots of attention and a few people even tried it on, but at over 24” and all the coil links it never really found a home.

    So, back to the board with this one and pulled it apart; the black coil links and Sardonyx Agates were kept and met with faceted black Onyx and white glass beads. And I had two links left over to make dangle charmed earrings to match! It’s much shorter than the original and I still have the brass coil links and have another design in mind…so stay tuned!

    Agates: Balancing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies; perceptiveness, strength, inspiration, awakening talents.
    Onyx: Self-control, decision making, intuition, recognition of personal strengths.

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What's Hot Right Now: Pearl and CZ Jewelry

    This year, style setters like Sandra Bullock and Michelle Obama have been spotted in beautiful bold necklaces in combinations of colored pearls and rhinestones. College aged girls are pairing traditional pearl necklaces with edgier pieces that sparkle and shine. Working women are incorporating bodacious baubles like pearl and rhinestone broaches when choosing their daily look. However they're worn, these eclectic and fun combinations are budget friendly and fashion forward. So we salute this rise of CZ jewelry and anxiously anticipate what's next.CZ jewelryWhat woman doesn't want to look her at best? CZ jewelry, paired with pearls is a perfect combination for creating a pulled together, yet fun look. Traditionally, pearl jewelry has been thought of as proper and prim, even boring. But when you pair pearls with CZ jewelry, suddenly, there's a different spin on a classic favorite.

    There's really no wrong way to wear this look. If you have pearls in your jewelry box that you've inherited from your mother or grandmother, consider updating them by mixing with CZ jewelry. Look for pieces set in oxidized silver with black or clear rhinestones. You can try layering necklaces or bracelets to create a unique combination. Play around with different wardrobe options as well. You might find that you like wearing this combo to the office, or maybe it's better for dressing up a t-shirt.

    Pearls and Cubic Zirconia jewelry have an aura of retro, but they also look a little rock and roll. Don't be afraid to try small touches of each, if you're not sure of how the style would work on you. On the other hand, if you're ready to dive head first into this one, then try incorporating different textures as well. CZ jewelry comes in all forms and settings – everything from metal to ribbon can be used to create an interesting and fashion forward design.

Fabulous Cz Jewelry

    cz jewelryHave you ever read the magazines after a big Hollywood event like the Oscars or the Golden Globes? If you have, then you know all about the best dressed and worst dressed lists. While these lists are primarily about the gown choices of the stars, I can’t help but notice how they accessorize their outfits. Sometimes even the stars with the most outrageous and absurd gowns will still have the most amazing jewelry. Almost every female celebrity at any red carpet will have amazing jewelry. Often times they are able to borrow expensive gems from famous jewelry designers and dealers. While you and I have no chance of being able to do that, we still can look amazing ourselves with the little help of cubic zirconia jewelry. Honestly, there is little difference between a diamond tennis brcz jewelryacelet and a cz jewelry bracelet in looks and effect. Of course there is one major difference in that the diamond tennis bracelet costs up to three or four times more than the cubic zirconia one.

    I have written about it several times before, but I can’t help but reiterate that diamonds are nothing more than a false symbol of wealth and class. However, since diamonds are controlled by one sole company, the diamond industry becomes an artificial market where the price is inflated to make it appear as though diamonds are rare. In actuality diamonds are not rare. If you want to look amazing in stunning jewelry, then you should definitely choose to wear cz jewelry instead of diamonds. Cubic zirconia comes in many different colors, cuts, and styles. The best thing about cubic zirconia jewelry is that you can get identical looks to that of the celebrities without paying anything close to the same price. You can buy a full accessory set from bracelet to necklace to earrings! Is there really any other option when you fully weigh the pros and cons? Icz jewelry have several sets of cubic zirconia jewelry that I use for formal occasions. I have a lovely canary yellow set that looks simply gorgeous with the proper dress. Then I have a turquoise set and a standard clear cubic zirconia set that is my fall back for any gown.

    From cz rings to cz bracelets and earrings, you can either buy a set or individual pieces. Individual pieces can be unique and interesting while the sets can be your standard back up for formal occasions. Just remember when you are looking at the celebs that you can have jewelry that looks equally stunning. Have fun choosing sets and individual pieces. Mix, match, and have a ball while you are preparing for your next ball!

Trend Alert: Cz Jewelry Cocktail Rings

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    Rings can signify all sorts of things from a graduation to a wedding or anniversary. Some couples get promise rings to mark their relationship and even best friends sometimes wear matching rings. With all that a ring can signify, remember that rings can also just be a lot of fun. It’s rare that a ring for any of those occasions is going to be all that interesting. They might be costly and beautiful in their own way, but there’s so much fun to be had when it comes to one of my favorite accessories!

    Most rings that are bought in honor of a special occasion usually feature diamonds or some other costly gem. While this seems to be customary in today’s society, I think that you can get so much more for your money if you invest in cubic zirconia jewelry. There are so many creative and interesting cubic zirconia rings out there. Try a bold ring inspired by nature and animals. Luckily, you don’t have to wear boring rings if you don’t want to. Celebrities, especially, have loved donning interesting and bold cocktail rings. Of courcz jewelryse the bold rings of celebrities cost a fortune. With cz jewelry, you can buy exciting rings for a fraction of the cost. Don’t be afraid to do it like the celebrities do—that is to go for an exciting and bold ring! Just don’t overpower the look with too many other accessories like bangles and necklaces. Let your signature ring do the talking!

    If you are not comfortable wearing a huge statement cocktail ring, then you can definitely go for a smaller and less exaggerated piece that is still interesting. Look for interesting cuts in the jewel or a ring that has a theme. Celebrities from Beyonce to Cate Blanchet love bold cocktail rings. Take a break from your standard rings. Get a manicure this Autumn and pick up a statement cocktail ring to match. I guarantee that you will have so much fun with this accessory!

Is CZ Jewelry Appropriate for the Office

    Any woman who has ever watched the flick Working Girl knows that the rules for dressing for the office have come a long way since the 80s. Women are now allowed to have much more freedom when dressing for business and business casual environment. Even so, those terms are loosely defined. While there are some items that are definitely a "no-no" when you're at your 9 to 5 job (i.e. sweat pants or shorts), others are considered borderline. For example, is it okay to wear CZ jewelry to the office? We examine this new trend.

    Cubic Zirconia was typically thought of for special events like a wedding, a prom or a black-tie dinner, but fashion has become a lot more liberal, and so have the rules for wearing these type of accessories. Sure, CZ jewelry is sparkly, flashy and noticeable, but that doesn't mean that you can't still work it into your wardrobe for work. Here's how:

    With jeans – Most offices have a casual Friday, so take advantage and present yourself in a way that is comfortable yet still pulled together. For example, try a great fitting pair of jeans with a t-shirt and boyfriend blazer. To top off the look, add Cubic Zirconia jewelry in the form of a great cuff or a broach.

    With a sheath or suit – For office environments where you're expected to look polished and prim all the time, consider having a little fun with your look. Cubic Zirconia jewelry can be just the ticket for adding some interest and edge. Try a great statement necklace, a fun cocktail ring or CZ bracelets in a bold color.CZ braceletFor everyday wear – If you can't afford a great pair of diamond studs, consider CZ jewelry as an alternative. You can pick up great classic pieces that you'll ready get your wear out of. Plus, when you buy Cubic Zirconia jewelry to wear day in and day out, you won't feel guilty.

Redesign of Simple to Non-Symmetrical Hit

    This design was originally very simple and just had the white Magnesite and Bronzite. It got some attention, but didn't really have any life or color or that right ‘pop’; so it finally got a new look and this time, it hit the mark.

    Shades of brown, turquoise, white and a hint of gold, all rolled into this non-symmetrical design. A crescent Turquoise pendant and pillow teardrops have a brown matrix is the start, surrounded by Bronzite coins, goldtone caged white Magnesite nuggets with a deep brown matrix Magnesite and all accented with light gold glass seed beads. It’s meant to be worn long or short using the extender and a matching pair of earrings in Bronzite, Magnesite and Turquoise complete the look.

    Bronzite: Inner peace, removes stress, protects against depressive moods, inspires courtesy, courage, acceptance and assistance.
    Magnesite: Awakens the higher sensibilities, opening to inner vision, truth and bliss, listening to the heart.
    Turquoise: Spiritual attunement, cleansing, healing, protection, valor, soothing, peace of mind, guidance through the unknown, romantic spontaneity.

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No Symmetrical Here

    I’ve been asked to create more non-symmetrical designs, rather than the always symmetrical and even designs. Here’s one of my first shots at doing just that……A beauty pendant in white Magnesite with dark brown-black matrix highlighting this set; add in chunky nuggets in red Coral between silvertone spacers and black Onyx. It can be worn short or long with the extender and matching dangle earrings in the same stones.

    Coral: Diplomacy, quieting emotions, visualization.
    Onyx: Self-control, decision making, intuition, recognition of personal strengths.
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Madonna's Jewelry Style

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    Bracelets Style:
    1. Red Cord Hamsa Bracelet
    2. Art Deco CZ Cuff Bracelet
    3. Fake Diamond Bangle bracelet

    Ring Style:
    Sterling Silver CZ Rings
    Earrings Style And Charm necklace: Fishbone Earrings

Wired in Pink Black Silver

    Another beautiful Orthoceras pendant handcrafted in non-tarnish silver wire; adorning a pink set of natural stones in Rhodonite and black Jet with off-set accents in silvertone spacers. Wear it long or short with the extender and matching dangle earrings.

    Rhodonite: Peace, generosity, attention to details.
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Cz Rings for Milestones

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    For all my high school readers, here’s an article for you. The end of the year comes quicker than you think, and for Seniors that means graduation. High School graduation is a rite of passage for all adolescents—especially in America. Graduation brings with it a lot of traditions including the purchase of a class ring. When I graduated from High school there was a very limited selection of women’s class rings. These days, there are so many options for girls and guys alike, from traditional to modern and cheap to expensive. The metals vary from sterling to platinum and you can even get diamonds set in your class ring. Furthermore, class ring companies have expanded their product lines to incorporate more than just rings. Now you can buy class bracelets, necklaces, key chains, earrings, pens, magnets, t-shirts, and much much more.

    Some of my friends in high school got diamonds placed into their rings, but most purchased cubic zirconia rings. The great thing about cz rings is that the price is much more affordable than diamonds or any other precious stone. The gems still look amazingly sparkly and beautiful too. I recommend cz rings for class rings and any other commemorative occasion including engagement & wedding rings and anniversaries.
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    If you are an adult past high school, but never bought a class ring, it’s not too late. You can still buy yourself a class ring personalized with your graduation year, high school, and name engraved. You can pick the cut of the jewel, the ring style, the metal, the warrantee, etc. Class rings are not a huge fashion trend. In fact, few people continue to wear their high school class rings past college. However, they commemorate an important chapter in a person’s life and for a short time have very great value to the wearer. I remember that senior year I just had to have a class ring. I was going to die if I didn’t buy one. Everyone was buying them and I too wanted to remember those four years (and be like everyone else). If you are considering buying a high school ring for yourself or perhaps for your child remember that while they can be pricy, you can cut the price in half by choosing a modest design, a cheaper durable metal like sterling silver, and a cubic zirconia setting.

The Perfect Pair of Holiday Earrings

    Cool weather brings thoughts of warm fuzzy sweaters, evenings by the fire, hot cocoa, and of course, holiday parties. Every year women attend an average of 3 holiday parties, where they get glammed up and adorn themselves with sparkly accessories. This year, when you're getting dressed for an event, whether it's a neighborhood party, a work get-together or a friendly gift exchange, instead of spending a lot on a new outfit, put out a tried and true favorite and compliment it with the perfect pair of earrings. Here are our tips for getting through this holiday season in style and on a budget:
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    Consider clip on earrings – Clip earrings can typically be a lot cheaper than their pierced counterparts. And anyone can wear them. The best part is that some designs can be very heavy, and clip earrings are really the best choice, as they don't weigh down your earlobes. Black rhinestones are hot this year, while yellow gold is a tried and true favorite.

    Clusters are hot – If you're not the statement necklace type of girl, you'll be happy to know that statement earrings are big (literally!). Clusters of rhinestones, chandelier drop or overlay clip earrings are your best bet for adding interest and keeping the attention focused above your collarbone.

    Season specific – Take advantage of the sights and sounds of the season with pierced or clip on earrings that are inspired from the elements of nature and the holidays. Acorns, feathers and leaves remind you of fall, while snowflakes and bows are great for winter. With new modern designs, these classics are re-born and can be a token accessory for seasons to come.

    Colored stones – Jewel tones and rich colors are great this time of the year. In the form of earrings, they are great for adding a burst of color to a monotone outfit. And don't be afraid to step out of the box and ditch classic ruby and emerald, in favor of amethyst, midnight blue or golden yellow. Look for Cubic Zirconia as a safe bet for quality pieces that don't cost a lot. In clip earrings or pierced, you'll find a variety of options from which to choose.

Channeling Audrey Hepburn Style

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    One of my favorite style icons of all time would have to be Audrey Hepburn. Her classic beauty, style, and grace transcend time. Anyone who has heard of Audrey Hepburn would agree that her fashion sense is so elegant and timeless. Not only was Audrey an amazing actress, but her style was amazing both on and off screen. Furthermore, her personality only added to her elegance. In her older years she devoted her time to charitable causes and human rights work.

    One of Audrey’s most famous roles was her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A lot of Hepburn’s iconic and classic style is also associated with this role she played. Her outfits within the film included a lot of black, white, and diamonds. The single most iconic look of the film would be the first outfit you see Audrey in. She wears a long black gown, a pearl and diamond necklace, diamond earrings, a diamond tiara, and elbow length black gloves. These days, it is quite easy to emulate this signature Audrey Hepburn look—mcz jewelryinus the diamonds, of course. Unless you are someone who can afford diamonds, this part of your Audrey Hepburn look would have to be slightly different. However, since Audrey’s time, cubic zirconia jewelry has become the number one alternative to diamond jewelry. Cubic zirconia jewelry looks just like diamond jewelry with some very slight differences that only some of the most trained professionals can identify.

    You don’t have to go around everyday in a full out Audrey Hepburn get up, but you can certainly take elements of her classic style and incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe. Try side swept bangs, hair in a high pony, pearls, and cz jewelry studs. Or a classic black dress, black heels, and a cubic zirconia necklace. Remember that Audrey’s style was a calm and understated elegance. Keep it classic and simple and you won’t go wrong.

Wire Book Review: Contemporary Copper Jewelry

    There are some really great books out there on all sorts of jewelry subjects. I came across one by an excellent author, Sharilyn Miller, who has done wire wrapping and beading techniques for years. This new book of hers, called Contemporary Copper Jewelry: Step-by-Step Techniques and Projects, in my opinion, hits the mark on a variety of techniques. As always, it starts out giving basic techniques and instruction suitable for any level of wire wrapper. She incorporates seedbeading into an art with the Peacock Wheels Necklace, gives a fresh look to contemporary pebbles that are ‘free form wrapped’ into aged chain; and adds flare and funk to Coil Dangle Earrings and Coin Pearl Coil Wrapped Bracelet.

    An excellent book of projects and techniques, look for it at your local book or hobby/craft store.

Charmed I’m Sure

    Charmed designs in jewelry are becoming popular in many places around the country. It’s a very easy, casual style that can be either dressy or classic depending on what you wear with them or how you wear the charmed design. Here’s I’ve mixed several different charmed designs from straight charms to wired charms to tons of charms on a bracelet.

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Trend Alert: Bib Necklaces

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    The latest trend in Jewelry and specifically in necklaces has been popping up all over Hollywood this past year. The trend started on the runway and is now making it into your malls and department stores. Bib necklaces, in my opinion, would fall under the category of bold jewelry. That is, they make a huge statement when you wear them. So, when you wear a bib necklace the same rules of wearing bold jewelry applies. Keep the outfit simple when it comes to colors and patterns in order to really allow the bib necklace to stand out. Also remember to keep your other jewelry simple as well. Opt for studs instead of chandelier earrings, skip the bracelets and perhaps wear an understated ring that compliments the bib necklace.

    Bib necklaces are excellent for school dances, proms, cocktail partieCz Jewelrys, holiday parties and more! Some bib necklaces can be made of other materials like felt or yarn. There are some lovely crocheted bib necklaces that give an entirely different look than the more common jeweled versions. Personally, for special occasions I prefer jeweled bib necklaces. The bib necklaces off the runways of fashion’s hottest designers were either real jewels or Swarovski crystals. Either way, neither option would be viable for the everyday woman. Luckily, there are so many other look a like options available. Cubic Zirconia jewelry in particular offers affordable alternatives to expensive jewels. You can find many cz jewelry bib necklaces that look just as beautiful and stunning as the real thing! With the money you save, you can buy even more bib necklaces! Celebrities everywhere are embracing the trend too. Amy Adams, at a recent awards ceremony wore a brilliant and large bib necklace that complimented her crimson gown and red hair. She accessorized well choosing to wear small studs instead of any sort of dangly earrings.

    Bib necklaces are not hard to wear as long as you understand how to not over accessorize. I reserve bib necklaces for more formal occasions, but I think they can be worn at the office as well. Pair a pencil skirt, heels, and a nice white blouse with a statement bib necklace and you are good to go. Of course this look certainly depends on your office and how formal it is—but don’t be afraid to try it out. Bib necklaces are a trend that may not be in style for very long, so wear it while it’s hot!

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Russian Lace Agate Design

    I had this Russian Lace Agate for a while and just needed the right combination of stones to set it off. I think I found it in this beauty. This stunner in Russian Lace Agate cut on the diamond and accenting a nice deep brown Sardonyx Agate, nestled between faceted Smoky Quartz and silver spacers; wear it long with extender or short style and matching dangle hook earrings.

    Agates: Balancing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies; perceptiveness, strength, inspiration, awakening talents.
    Smoky Quartz: Dissolving emotional blockage, clearing the mind, cooperation, personal pride, joy in living, attentiveness to the moment, protection.

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Silent Auction Feeding Frenzy

    We started out the day with grand expectations and had front row seats to the silent auction showdowns! Silent Auctions are great and they tend to raise a great deal of money for charities or scholarship funds. This past weekend we did the Deep in the Arts of Texas show; hosted by the Randolph Officer’s Spouse Club (ROSC). All proceeds from this show, including the silent auction go towards their scholarship funds and charities around the base and surrounding city.

    It never fails that there are usually quite a few items that gather a large crowds of bidders…in this case, both my mother-in-law’s piece and mine gathered ‘feeding frenzy bidding’ in the last seconds between several bidders. Our long time client and friend Sharon got ‘down and handy’ with that pen and won both our auction items! Thanks to Sharon and everyone else for coming out to support such a great event! See ya’ll next year!!

Jewelry: Watch out for Watches this Season!

    cz jewelryBefore it was common for women to wear big earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, women were wearing watches. However, watches were more of a necessity and a gadget of functionality more than anything else. Watches are now a huge part of women’s, and especially men’s, jewelry. They come in so many unique styles with interesting bands and faces. There are watch jewelry sets that feature interchangeable faces and bands for multiple looks! Furthermore, the watch has evolved from more than just a feature of the wrist. Watches have been put in the form of charms that can me put on bracelets or necklaces. Watch rings were even popular for some time. The point is that wearing a watch is not just about keeping time anymore. Watches are a full out accessory.

    In my opinion watches on men and women are very classy. They can add a look of polish and sophistication to an already put together look. A watch can indicate a person who is intellectual and punctual. A watch can also be something entirely different. In the block buster hit formatted from book to screen, Twilight, Kristen Stewart wore a watch featuring a turquoise disk that concealed the face of the watch. In this situation the watch appeared as simply a bracelet on her character, Bella’s, wrist. The watch appeared to be a bracelet, but at anytime Bella could have checked her watch as not to be late for her vampire lover, Edward.
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    Whether you decide to wear your watch in the traditional way, on your wrist or around your neck, don’t be afraid to bring back watches to your jewelry collection! There is something for everyone these days when it comes to wearing a timepiece. Into charm bracelets? Add a watch charm to your charm bracelet! Do you like cz jewelry? Then you could throw a cubic zirconia jewelry watch into your jewelry collection too! Find what you like and don’t be afraid to show it off!

CZ Jewelry Trends

    Looking great this season doesn't have to cost you a lot. Instead, try incorporating fun pieces of CZ jewelry to add a little flair to your look. Just like other fashion trends, CZ jewelry comes in many different styles, shapes and settings. So we've put together a list of what's hot this fall and winter season.

    Bright colors – CZ jewelry in bright hues and bold colors is right on cue for creating a stylish statement for fall. Look for pieces in lime green, tangerine orange or buttercup yellow for brightening up a dark ensemble.
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    Royal shades – If you tend to opt for more traditional pieces, you can still incorporate colored Cubic Zirconia jewelry in tones like midnight blue, emerald green or ruby red. This type of jewelry creates a rich palette that can easily be worn to the office or for a party.

    Textures – This season, designers are having fun by playing up the feminine and delicate aspects of CZ jewelry. Bib necklaces made from lace and those mixed with feathers, hammered metal and chain link are right on trend.

    Vintage – Reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, art deco inspired CZ jewelry is a hit again this year,especially bracelets, you can be sure that you'll get your wear out of it for many seasons to come.

Jewelry: Sometimes Less is Still More

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    With all the bling and over the top jewelry landing on the necks, wrists, and ears of many of Hollywood’s hottest stars, it would seem as though simplistic jewelry pieces are a thing of the past. Surprisingly, this is not so. Simplistic jewelry and a more simplistic fashion style in general is still alive and very prominent in current fashion trends when you stop to look at certain celebrities’ jewelry choices. Take Deschanel who starred in the recent hit, 500 days of Summer, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Deschanel who has also recently become engaged to the Ben Gibbard, lead singer of the band “Death Cab for Cutie” has become a fashion icon in the indie world. Her vintage style with a modern twist is the envy of every indie hipster girl. Her jewelry choices, like her fashion sense tends to also be on the simpler side, with of course some exceptions. Simple earrings and necklaces can give an air of sophistication and poise to any woman when we may not all look like the lovely Zooey Deschanel.

    When done right, bold statement necklaces can draw positive attention, but if done wrong, the effect of the jewelry can be quite negative. You don’t want your jewelry to say, “Look at me! Look at me! I’m out of place and way too big!” Unfortunately, for some women it is harder to wear bold jewelry the correct way. Simple jewelry at its worst can be a bit understated and lackluster, but it is very rare for simple jewelry to draw much negative attention. This is due to the fact that simple jewelry is unlikely to be noticed so strongly due to its nature. This does not mean that simple jewelry does not have the ability to pack the punch. Simple jewelry often features pretty pendants that can add a lot to an outfit. Simple jewelry sets can be perfect for formal events and small simple earrings can have a brilliant effect as shimmering studs. Eva Longoria knows how to wear simple studs elegantly. It is true that celebrities wear diamonds and other pricy jewels, but you don’t have to spend as much as the stars to look as fantastic. There are many cubic zirconia jewelry alternatives that will be just as pretty and sparkly. The saying goes that “A diamond is a girl’s best friend”, but in today’s economy, Cz jewelry is a girl’s best friend! So, don’t be afraid to add simple jewelry to your jewelry collection. Simple pieces really can be the most elegant and impressive jewelry you will ever buy.

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Deep in the Arts of Texas

    Pumkins, football, leaves turning deep fall colors and the smell of cooler temptures means that the fall show season is here!!
    For those in the San Antonio, Texas area, Timeless Designs will be at the Deep in the Arts of Texas show this Saturday, October 10th, Live Oak Civic Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Help support the Randolph Officer’s Spouse Club (ROSC) at their annual craft show. Over 100 vendors featuring artists from around the state, raffles, food and every hour is a silent auction.
    Timeless Designs will be donating to the auction, this Orthoceras Pendant wire wrapped in non-tarnish silver wire and teardrop dangle earnings in black coral (dyed) and crystal.

    We’ll have new designs in necklaces and earrings, wired pendants (sets too!) and a few surprises!!

    Come on out and have fun, all proceeds benefit scholarships and charities!

Guilt-Free Jewelry Shopping

    What women doesn't love to sport a little sparkle and shine once in a while? Especially now, during the time of year when holiday parties, family gathering and work events are in full swing, you can easily find an excuse to splurge on jewelry that makes a statement. However, if you're looking to be a little more on the conservative side this year, then opt for cubic zirconia jewelry that has just as much sparkle as the real thing, but costs considerably less.

    CZ jewelry makes a bold accent to any outfit. You can take a simple black dress and completely change the look and feel of it with your accessories (i.e. jewelry, clutch, shoes and belt), but the jewelry you wear with it can really make an impact. Cubic Zirconia jewelry can set the tone for the rest of your look – whether it's playful, chic, edgy or classic.CZ jewelryFor the holidays, you can get away with wearing more sparkle than usual. So, why not take advantage and sport pieces that are as feel-good as they are fabulous? Chunky cuff bracelets,great statement necklaces or a killer pair of earrings can be just the ticket to elevating your look from good to great. And for significantly less than real diamonds, it's hard to argue against CZ jewelry. In fact, many women may not realize that CZ jewelry actually has perfect clarity, which is something that cannot be said about any other stone. Perfect clarity. Perfect polish. For a chic holiday look.CZ jewelryCubic zirconia jewelry also makes a great gift for your girlfriends. Choose pieces that you would wear yourself, and tailor them to the recipient. Go for fun cocktail rings tied to a bag of yummy delicacies. Or, do something meaningful like birthstone necklaces for the women in your family. CZ jewelry looks wonderful and is sure to be a hit.

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