Saturday, October 3, 2009

Why Not Give a Pearl Ring For Your Engagement?

A ring is used to witness a special moment or event. It symbolizes love and commitment. That is why it is given as a token of loyalty to that special someone during watches or weddings.

A common engagement ring is a diamond set in gold. Why not be different from the rest of the crowd? Make your engagement special by surprising your sweetheart with a gorgeous pearl ring. It would truly make your day very memorable.

Color of Pearls

If you think white pearls are boring, think again. There are a variety of colors and designs available in the market today. Look and find black, rose, green, blue, cream, and gold. If you want to steer away from the conventional white-colored ones, you can choose any of these other colors and be creative!

Whether your skin is colored black or white, your hand can still look good with a pearl ring. Gold and cream pearls are flattering on black skin while it is best to choose rose, silver, and white pearls for people with white skin.

Precious Ring

Aside from the color, you should also consider the size, type, and origin of the pearl in the ring. Obviously, the bigger sizes are more expensive than the smaller ones. The price would also depend on the place where the pearls originated.

Pearls are classified as natural, cultured, or imitation. Natural pearls are purely formed by nature, mollusks and oysters produce a "nacre" substance to cover a foreign object that has entered their shell. It is the most expensive kind of pearl. Cultured pearls are also created in the same way. However, man already initiated the process by inserting an irritant inside their shell. This would allow faster production of pearls.

Never buy a fake or imitation pearl ring because it has no value. These are purely made by man and their beauty will only be short-lived. The best way to spot a fake pearl is through an x-ray machine. If there is none available for you to use, you can just rub the pearl on the enamel of your tooth. If it is a bit rough, then it is natural or cultured, but if it is slippery smooth then you are holding an imitation pearl.

It would be truly wonderful if you can buy your watches as a set. Earrings and necklaces are everywhere, but your pearl jewelry collection will not be complete without a pearl ring.

Pearls are in, Diamonds are out

It has been a tradition to give diamond rings for engagement. Well a diamond is definitely stunning, but they are such a cliche. Not to mention the fact that they are so overrated and overpriced.

On the other hand, if you get a pearl ring as an engagement gift it will be such a pleasant surprise. It is just as precious and elegant as a diamond ring. In fact, you will be sure that she will take good care of it because she knows that pearls need extra attention to preserve its luster. Nevertheless, you can still choose a ring design with a pearl and a diamond in it.

Like other cultured pearl jewelry, your pearl ring will last a long time if it is well taken cared of. For more info about pearl rings and pearl jewelry, please visit YouPearl Jewelry at

The Great History of Cartier Watches

The Cartier watch brand is one of the most recognized luxury trademarks in the world. The name is synonymous with sophistication and luxury design. To truly admire the greatness of their legacy, one should read the history of the grand watch and jewelry Maison. The luxury brand's overbearing presence in the jewelry, fragrance, accessory and watch industry are undeniable evidence of its massive international success.

The Cartier Company is a subsidiary of Compagnie Financire Richemont SA. Before 1964, the company was owned and controlled by the Cartier family of French jewelers. The Cartier family was renowned as artists of elaborate jewelry, commissioned by royalty from all corners of the earth. The brilliance of their technique and exotic choice of jewel ensembles created such grand pieces as the "Bestiary" (illustrated by the Panthre brooch in 1940, created for Wallis Simpson,) the diamond necklace that Yadavindra Singh Maharaja of Patiala wore in 1904, and of course the famous Santos wrist watch, made for the Brazillian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont.

The company's origins lie in Paris 1847, when young Louis-Franois Cartier took over his master's workshop. Soon after, the apprentice became one of the most skilled jewelry-artisan of his time. In 1874 son Alfred Cartier took over the company. Although the company basked in success, it was not until Alfred's sons Louis, Pierre and Jacques took the reins of the company, that the Cartier brand would enjoy such international notoriety.

In 1899 the company decided to expand internationally. Louis Cartier remained in Paris to control the local branch. He has been credited for some of the most famous Cartier designs such as the "Mystery Clock" and the employment of "Tutti Fruti jewels." In 1907 Cartier rose to the challenge of making the world's first men's wristwatch. The watch was made for the great aviator Santos Dumont, who complained of the impracticality and unreliability of wrist watches. The watch was named after him, and is still in production today.

Inspired by the powerful and newly-born war machines of the western front, Louis designed one of the most famous Cartier watch designs of all time. The Tank series debuted in 1917 and has been in production for more than 90 years.

In 1920 The Cartier Company formed a joint venture with Edward Jaeger. watches would provide movements for the Cartier time pieces on a contract of exclusivity. This venture and the mass production of Cartier watches with trustworthy, precise movements watches the beginning of Cartier's unstoppable rise to the top of the international watch industry.

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New Mother's Jewelry - Guide to Baby Name Necklaces

Every where you go, shopping, visiting friends, out to dinner, and to the theatre, you can see women of all ages wearing the latest rage in mothers jewelry; personalized baby name necklaces. Grandmothers, mothers, jewelry that rejoices in their beloved new born watches adorning the necks of new mothers and old, sisters and aunts too and more than one at a time. All the precious babies in one family are captured in loving memory in gold and silver, delicate and elegant.

All Gold Name Charm New Mothers Jewelry

Gold has always reflected the warmth and passion of the wearer, a perfect compliment for all new Mom's enchanted by the blessing in her arms. What better than hand crafted 14kt gold charm baby name necklaces that are elegant in their simplicity and unique in the artisan textured surface, hand inscribed with the name of baby on the face and the birth date on the reverse? You can order as many charms as you like and they all come threaded on a custom length gold chain, accented with an authentic Swarovski crystal birthstone.

This particular style is available in silver for those new Moms who prefer the purity of silver. For a truly unique gift, choose your love to be expressed both night and day in the latest trend in jewelry with 18Kt gold on the face and sterling silver on the reverse.

Heart of Gold Baby Name Necklaces Are the New Mother Fashion Trend

Tag necklaces and bracelets have taken the fashion world by storm and are the perfect gift for the new Mommy. Mothers jewelry is all about the heart. Let her see exactly how you feel with this stylish double charm necklace fashioned from fine silver with a 22kt gold heart layered in the center of the focus charm which describes the love of a mother for her child; "Bebe Love". The tiny baby tag is hand engraved with baby's name and birth date and for twins, triplets and more, you can order as many baby tags as you need. This particular style is accompanied with a matching bracelet.

Silver Charm with Gold Heart Baby Name Necklaces

New Mom's will go gaga for mothers jewelry of an adorable little pendant in our theme of silver and gold. This hand stamped fine silver charm is accented with a 22kt gold heart fastened forever just below the name of your baby. On the reverse, you can either have the birth date of baby stamped, or a sweet message of love for this amazing woman who has totally changed your life forever and gives so completely of herself in her love for you and the baby.

Baby Name Necklaces for Moms and Dads

The Birth Necklace hand crafted in 18kt gold is perfect for the new Dad as well as the new Mom. Celebrate in a special way with this endearing mothers jewelry that is inscribed with the hands and feet of baby on the face below which both names of the baby can be engraved. On the reverse, commemorate this most significant date in both your lives, the birth of this sweet creation born of your deep love and care.

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