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Sweetheart, Have Some Candy!

Recently, eating candy has become less of a trend. With a health-conscious society, filling your mouth full of sweet concoctions that will ultimately cause cavities is undesirably. We have healthy, fun alternative to chocolates and sweets; wearing them. Ears, neck, fingers, all these places are just perfect places to store your Sweethearts Candy Hearts or HERSHEY’s Kiss. It’s a new fashion trend of the new year; get your own today!

Sweethearts & HERSHEY's candy jewelry

Sweethearts & HERSHEY’s candy jewelry

Red Diamond – The Rarest of Them All

One of the rarest types of gemstone in the world is the red diamond. To date, there are less than fifty red diamonds known in existence. A reddish-orange 3.15-carat fancy red diamond will be offered at Christie’s Sale of Magnificent Jewels on December 10th. This diamond is a circular cut diamond with a S12 clarity. In addition, it is even more so rare for a red diamond of over 1.0-carat to exist. Christie’s has estimated that the diamond will sell for up to $1.2 million.

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The value of a red diamond is dependent on the intensity of color. The strong the hue, the more valuable the red diamond; a faint red diamond will be a much less value than a fancy vivid red hue. The high color saturation of the red-orange color is what will give this diamond a high price tag. Researches attribute the stark red color to the small quantities of nitrogen or hydrogen introduced during the development process, creating a unique crystal lattice structure.

Another highlight at the upcoming auction is a 50.01-carat rectangular cut diamond in platinum ring by Graft with two baguette-cut diamond accents that is estimated to sell at $10 million. Brand name jewelry sellers will be also sold at the auction, such as Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and more.

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Alternatives to Traditional White & Yellow Gold

purple goldRose gold, also known as pink gold, Russian gold, and red gold, is a metal mixture that contains metals that have a red or pink sort of hue, such as copper or zinc. Other metals that can be combined are silver, in a very low percentage. A popular type of rose gold is called crown gold, it is approximately 75% gold and 22% copper and some silver. 14K red gold is a popular choice in the Middle East, a type of rose gold containing 42% copper and 58% gold. Metal components, may vary in percentage, mix, and variation, to create the exact type of brilliant color the jeweler so desires.

Although the names of this type of gold are interchangeable, the difference between pink, red, and rose gold is the content of copper or zinc. The stronger the copper content, the stronger the color red color. There are multitudes of different type of wedding band types, some you most likely have never heard of such as purple gold. Listed below for your convenience is an approximate percentage of metals that make up these unique metallic compositions.

Gold Type Components
18K Rose Gold 75% gold
22.25% copper
2.75% silver
14K Red Gold 58% gold
42% copper
18K Pink Gold 75% gold
20% copper
5% silver
18K Gray-White Gold 75% gold
17% iron
8% copper
18K Soft Green Gold 75% gold
25% silver
18K Light Green Gold 75% gold
23% copper,
2% cadmium
18K Green Gold 75% gold
20% silver
5% copper
18K Deep Green Gold 75% gold
15% silver
6% copper
4% cadmium
18K Blue White/Blue Gold 75% gold
25% iron
Purple Gold 80% gold
20% aluminum

We recommend, if you are looking for a certain type of wedding band, to something below 18K. The purity of the gold may be lower, but it is more sturdy. If you work with your hands a lot, we do not recommend 18K gold in the use of jewelry to be worn on your hands. If you are going to choose a karat 18K or higher, we advise it to be in jewelry that is not worn daily and not worn on body parts that are often used like feet or hands.

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Celtic – Trinity Knot & Shamrocks Oh My!

Celtic jewelry is one of the most popular types of jewelry due to its subtle beauty and great, deep meaning. It’s as lovely and meaningful as a field of daisies on a spring, dewy morning. The icing on the cake is that you definitely do not have to be of Irish descent to don one of these significant pieces of jewelry.

Celtic Cross – Found all throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, and bordering Celtic islands, the Celtic cross is a kind of ornate cross that dates to the periods of the Druids and St. Patrick. The cross itself can come in an array of designs and symbols.

Celtic SpiralsCeltic Spirals – The triple celtic spiral is also known as the triskele, is symbolic of the “Three realms”, land, sea and sky. It is also thought to be symbolic of human pregnancy, each period broken up into three trimesters so it also makes sense it’s symbolic of fertility as well. It’d be a most excellent gift for a recently pregnant woman.

Shamrock – Good luck, that’s what most people think when they hear about a shamrock. However, it’s said that St. Patrick picked up a three-leaf clover to demonstrate the holy trinity while he was preaching. The Shamrock possibly wards off bad spirits.

Celtic Knots – The knots, in essence, are never ending. It stands for “no beginning, no ending” and a binding together of two souls or spirits. Many of these knots have been so popular that Christianity has often adopted it into their manuscripts and artifacts. Knots with a square shape are characterized by shields, symbols of protections.

Trinity KnotTrinity knot, a kind of Celtic Knot– A simple, Celtic symbol is the trinity knot. Like the shamrock, the three sided knot was metaphoric for the trinity, father son and holy spirit. It’s also associated with the number three such as the stages of womanhood: maid, mother, crone or elements like earth, fire, and water. The trinity knot has existed long before the Celtic cross.

Tree of life – This symbol is easy to explain, as it’s a common symbol in many cultures. At one point in time, Britain was covered by a lush, mighty forest. With roots that were deep within the earth, and branches that were often interlocked, the tree of life has become a meaningful representation of life, heaven and earth.

Celtic Symbolism

Celtic Pendants are gifts that are well thought out, meaningful, as well as beautiful; a gift that will never fail to please. Celtic pendants are gorgeous and symbolic, think Claddagh ring, knots, ropes. They’re a great gift for a significant other, for yourself, or a friend.

Claddagh: You can read more in depth about the Claddagh shape and how to wear it properly here, but very briefly the Claddagh pendant pertains to relationship status. When worn a certain way, it can mean single, friendship, in a relationship, engaged, and married.

Triqueta: This can mean a variety of things, but the basic motif is the symbol of three. Whether it is the father, son, and the Holy Spirit or the three stages of womanhood, the triqueta would make a meaningful Celtic pendant.

Celtic Key: While the symbols involved in the key are elements of other Celtic centralized images, the key itself is always meaningful and many women enjoy wearing keys due to varied amount of meanings that come with them. A key to a new door, a key to your heart, a key to the truth, the possibilities go on and on.

Celtic Cross: Most Celtic jewelry has some sort of ‘three’ symbolism. It makes sense that there would be a Celtic cross, following that line of reasoning. The cross is rooted in superstition, belief, faith, and also as an emblem of a person’s identity.

Fashion Trend of the Summer – Topaz Rings

With summer here, what better than treating yourself to a sparkling, gorgeous topaz ring? Topaz comes in so many shapes, sizes, cuts, and colors, so it might be difficult to choose that perfect topaz to accessorize with. It’s best to remember that when it comes to wearing rings, the best colors are colors that offset the outfit. Contrast, rather than match makes a much bigger impact. It’s the kind of impact where women want to know where you got it, and men take notice of your lovely, slim hands and that cute smile when you place your hands softly on your face to brush away a lock of hair. You will have him absolutely pining. Here’s a short, quick tutorial to wearing topaz rings.

Wear contrasting colors – Choose colors that offset whatever ensemble you might be wearing that day. I also recommend choosing an outfit AFTER choosing the accessory. Choose that brilliant sea mist topaz ring, a brilliant kaleidoscope of pink, white, blues, and purples. Choosing an outfit that exemplifies the color pink, like sky blue or a bright yellow is key.

Ring size – Now, this is completely dependent on you. Sometimes a large, flashy topaz detracts. Is your outfit a strong statement, or meek? E.g. is it colorful, off the wall, trendsetting? If that’s the case, wearing a larger stone would be beneficial. However, if you’re wearing a laid back, floral dress a smaller ring is more tasteful. It simply depends on the tone or ‘tude’ of your ensemble.

Type of gold – Sterling silver, yellow or white gold? Again, it depends on the coloring of the ensembles you typically choose to wear. Also, sterling silver goes well with all kinds of skin tones, as does gold, but the skin tone it goes best with varies. Sterling silver goes best with pale, pink skin tones while gold goes best with sun-tanned.

That’s all I have for you now. Make sure to check back for more trendy advice!

Blue Topaz Ring Set

Celtic Rings – Some Irish Luck

Celtic Jewelry Set

Dress to impress, light up a room, look like you walked off the movie screen, all these things apply when you accessorize with Celtic rings! They are so fashionable, extremely versatile to any event, and everyone will need to know where you bought them! There are endless circles, Triqueta, shamrocks, Celtic flowers, Celtic spirals, and more designs! Celtic rings come in many different metals, from sterling to yellow gold. They’re easy to wear with a complicated or simple getup. Here’s a little Polyvore to help you envision unique ways to wear your Celtic rings!