Plus Model Advertisements! Do They Make You Depressed?

Thanks to Arizona State University, we have yet another attempted strike against plus models in mainstream media. I came across a study performed by ASU where Naomi Mandel, marketing associate professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business and her colleagues at ASU hypothesized a connection between model sizes in advertisements and the self-esteem of consumers who are viewing them. From results of hundreds of female students unknowingly involved in this study, they concluded “We believe it is unlikely that many brands will gain market share by using heavy models in their ads,” reported Mandel.

From the article on ASU’s website, “Ads with plus-size models unlikely to work”, researchers found the thinner (low BMI) female test subjects were left with a higher self image after viewing ads with all models because they related to the thin models and disassociated themselves from the plus models. The heavier (high BMI) female test subjects were shown to have a lower self image of themselves after viewing all models because they couldn’t relate to the thin models and the plus models simply reminded them of their heaviness. To add insult to injury, the average sized (Normal BMI) test subjects actually felt worried they where overweight after viewing plus model ads. So basically its a lose-lose situation over there at ASU!

I most certainly beg to differ as I praise companies who show me they can appeal to the curvy population. Advertisements can’t even catch my attention let alone hold it when all I see are size three models who will never know the fashion struggles I face. Even companies who carry plus sizes consistently use straight models to promote their plus line. How would I know your fashion line appeals to me when I don’t see anyone even remotely near my size? My personal preference of marketing tactics enforce no size discrimination. If you carry sizes 0-24 then let that be known and shown.

The images DO NOT alter my perception of the company in any positive way. These images do not propel me to run to the boutique and purchase the latest pieces from any collection of that particular brand. These women do not appeal to me or my image in their advertisements and therefore I would not even enter the store. These women do not portray a full figured image that may have a had a hard time finding the right bra or may have had an issue with bust vs. waistline appropriations or hip vs. waistline problems and FINALLY found the perfect clothing line that carries the solution to all my shopping restrictions.

The curvy women in this post represent the majority of USA’s female population and they lure me in with their confidence, beauty and familiar stature. Plus-size does not represent “overweight”, it identifies “REALITY” in the fashion industry and the marketing advisers, fashion designers and professors at ASU need to finally stop dreaming.

Comfort Shoes to Fit Any Occasion

Do you have a few pairs of comfortable casual shoes, but nothing in your formal wardrobe that you can wear for more than two hours without howling in pain? Did you find that perfect pair of Mary Janes that feels great all night long, yet you shy away from sandals because they don’t support your feet well?

It can be frustrating for women to shell out money on a new pair of shoes, only to find out later that the discomfort and soreness they elicit aren’t worth the trouble of putting them on. Luckily, there are shoes out there that can give you the comfort and support you deserve for any occasion. Here are some examples:

Finn Comfort Milos Soft Footbed

This coffee or black sandal will definitely be a staple in your summer wardrobe. The adjustable straps and the orthopedic footbed provide unmatched support. And the lightweight polyurethane outsole will give you incredible flexibility and shock absorption.

Finn Comfort Samara

If you will spend a lot of time on your feet walking or standing, then this is the chic sandal for you. Available in red, cognac or black nappa, the natural rocker soles are slightly curved and incredibly stable. The high-quality orthopedic footbed is one of the reasons why foot health professionals have given this sandal their seal of approval.

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

There’s a reason why Birkenstocks have remained popular over the past few decades. The mocha suede Arizona is the epitome of the classic dual-adjustable strap sandal. The soft footbed is supported by a latex shock-absorbing EVA sole which will last for miles of walking.

Chaco Flip

A girl’s shoe rack isn’t complete without a bouncy, fun flipflop! But it should be noted that the “flop” is eliminated when you walk, due to the midfoot-anchored fixed straps and the strong nylon toe piece. The sandal boasts two different sassy color choices: foxy brown or aqua zebra.

Beautifeel Rosaline

Sophisticated and sleek, this pump will complement your dress pants or jazz up your jeans. The attractive smooth leather upper is available in navy, black or brown. The fabulous comfort is provided by a foam insole that is leather-lined; and the durability and traction comes courtesy of the outsole constructed of durable latex rubber.

Dansko Beth

This shoe is frequently chosen by working women because of the combination of the versatile black nappa or brown nappa exterior and the delicate floral stitched accents. Plus, it has a steel shank for stability and support as well as a shock-absorbing footbed for superior comfort. Because the shoe is designed with goring, it always gives the wearer a custom fit.

Finn Comfort Aussee Soft Footbed

This is for the woman who loves the convenience of a clog that can be worn to the office or out on the town. The fine leather upper in kastanie or black and vino patent features adjustable Velcro straps so you can fine-tune the fit accordingly. The outsole is constructed of shock-absorbing polyurethane for superlative traction, and the comfortable orthopedic footbed is removable.

Haflinger Hope

With its chocolate or black upper and the stylish side buckles, this casual clog will turn heads as you stroll downtown or through your neighborhood. The comfort is enhanced by the molded cork midsole and a leather back that is raised slightly. And the EVA or thermal rubber outsoles offer year-round durability for even the most active lady.

Rieker Anke 58

This trendy woven leather shoe is an excellent blend of both fashion and function. The black leather upper is equipped with a padded footbed and elastic goring for a fit that is comfy and unique to your foot. Plus, shock is absorbed efficiently by an anti-stress sole unit, which distributes the pressure evenly over the whole surface of the shoe.

Merrell Brio

Simple yet tasteful, this black Mary Jane can be paired with any number of outfits in your closet. The foot is held in place by a full grain leather upper, forefoot strap and elastic gore on the inside band, which also has a soft Lycra collar. The comfort is enhanced by Merrell’s Air cushion system and a mesh lining that is treated with an antimicrobial solution to keep the feet moisture-free.

New Balance Style WC655WS

Women who play tennis, basketball or volleyball are also in need of comfortable shoes. The toe box area is protected by a lengthy-wear drape tip, and the C-Cap midsole provides superior support and cushioning. The white-and-silver leather-and-mesh upper is lightweight and sturdy, and the bottom is equipped with an N-Durance rubber compound for unbeatable outsole durability.

Keen Targhee II

Who says that you can’t be comfortable while hiking, backpacking or trail running? Keen’s S3 heel support structure controls your foot every time it impacts another surface, thus minimizing the chances of a turned ankle. Available in black and India ink or shiitake and rust designs, the eVENT membrane fabric with Dry System Technology provides supreme protection from water and moisture.

Rocking the Cowgirl Look

In the fickle world of fashion many trends come and go. Fortunately for many retailers, the western look has maintained a loyal following throughout the years and continues to attract both young and old to the rugged look of rhinestones and cross designs. If you own or operate retail shops that cater to women it’s a good idea to stock up on wholesale western apparel to keep pace with the steady demand. From rhinestone studded cowgirl t-shirts to vintage ruffle dresses with zebra trim you can find a great selection of wholesale western clothing that will gain a loyal following with young and old cowgirls.

From the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and Dolly Parton to classic kitsch movies including Coyote Ugly and Bad Girls pop culture has been keen to include the rowdy cowgirl who isn’t afraid to get down and dirty in pursuit of fun. The message from women who sport the western look is one of genuine grit, classic American style and down home heart and soul. It’s no wonder fashionable females from the deep south to New England enjoy flaunting true western wear.

Because of the resonance of the old west with patriotic Americana it’s easy to see why the western style has stayed popular. In addition to being rugged, having dazzling rhinestone adornments and featuring vivid colors including hot pinks, deep burgundy and sky blue the cowgirl look is one of fierce independence and is adopted by many females who aren’t afraid to stand up for who they are.

When you manage retail shops that cater to women it’s important to know the difference between fads and staples and with wholesale western apparel you can bet the demand for cowgirl outfits will never go out of style. Sure there will be periods of high demand but time as proven that the great American west is ingrained in our culture and because of that great apparel items including long-sleeve ladies t-shirts with rhinestone cross designs and classic western ruffle dresses with similar rhinestone embellishments will always sell. Buying wholesale western apparel allows you to save money by buying in bulk on items that are bound to move so you won’t be stuck with a backroom full of stuff nobody wants.

T-shirts are always moving and in the western theme you can find a terrific selection of 95% cotton and 5% spandex women’s t-shirts that feature vintage western designs including rhinestone cowboy boots, horseshoes and big ole’ belt buckles. From Arizona to Texas plenty of designs symbolize the west, and when emblazoned on t-shirts in classic colors including aqua blue, black, pink and purple you get a terrific casual top that can be worn just about anywhere.

Men’s Rings Vs Tree Rings

Let me tell you right up front where I’m going with this postulation: you can tell the age of a man by the ring he wears just about as easily as you can tell the age of a tree by the number of rings it has! There you have it – Read on if you are so inclined…

In general, each ring in the trunk of the tree represents a year of growth. This method of dating can be more or less complicated based upon your purpose and end results needed. The entire science is neatly wrapped around a word called Dendrochronology. Don’t ask me where this came from. A gentleman from the University of Arizona developed this theory which later became a science based upon the scientific method sometime in the earlier 20th Century.

Why would anyone want to know how old a tree is for that matter? And, can they even tell where the tree grew? The answer to the later questions is yes, many tree rings can indicate where a tree grew based upon climate changes and other indicators within the growth rings. The prior question is harder to answer but dating a tree can help determine or pinpoint certain climatic changes on the earth’s surface – helping to determine when a tsunami or hurricane hit a particular area for instance. Also, particular kinds of lumber can help determine when a building was built judging from the growth rings on the lumber used – one has to be careful that the lumber in question was not “re-used” thus compromising the analysis and results.

Can you judge a man’s age by the ring he wears? Surely not a science with a name, the question nevertheless has some interesting observations and equally interesting conclusions. First, how many “older” men do you see wearing the newer, hotter more hip fashions in jewelry today – tungsten rings and/or ceramic rings? Very few – although one must be careful when determining the exact age of “older” – be it men or women! Younger males have gravitated to these newer fashions in men’s wedding rings. The age group under 40 is consistent with this analysis. Between 40 and 60 you will see a smattering of some of the newer men’s ring fashions but over 60 – you will see mostly gold or silver. Next time you go to the mall, check it out.

Although you will not be able to pinpoint the exact age of most men or even the younger generations of males, you can come close and if you have a keen eye for style you can tell the type of ring they are wearing.

Eating Disorders 101: An Introduction

Research reports that two out of four young people have unhealthy ideas about eating, dieting and weight. With the alarming increase of eating disorders, dieting, and obesity among children as young as 5 and 6, it’s crucial these days for parents to proactively work to promote healthy eating and body image in their children.

It has been found that in households where mom talks about feeling fat, 81% of their teenage daughters said they felt fat too. Our girls, especially, are being easily confused and influenced when it comes to body image development. In a culture where young people are bombarded with skinny, glossy, and superficial images, parents can be a mirror reflecting understanding, reassurance, wisdom, and love that their children can look into with faith and not fear. Many factors influence whether an adolescent will develop a positive or negative body image. As a parent, you can learn to be supportive the next time your child says, “Mom, I feel fat or Mom, I hate my life,” and be ready with an answer by saying, “that sounds like an important feeling, tell me more.”

The Slenderizing Beauty Ideal

Everyday 56% of the women in the United States are on diets. We have a 30-billion-dollar-a-year diet industry. The historical view of the ideal female body has changed over the years and influenced this dieting America. Although many factors contribute to the changing body shape of girls, including better nutrition, earlier onset of puberty and other societal influences. The fact remains that regardless of the reason, the common trend over time points to a slenderizing standard of the female ideal.
With standards like this, it is no wonder that children are dissatisfied with their bodies.

When it came to looks – teens are most concerned about weight. A Teen People survey of 1000 teens, showed that 39% worried about weight. Between 2000 and 2001, cosmetic surgery on girls 18 and younger had increased by 22%.

Another study reported that after girls viewed pictures of models in fashion magazines:

69% reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of the perfect body shape and

47% reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures.

This study found that those who were frequent readers of fashion magazines were 2-3 times more likely than infrequent readers to start dieting to lose weight because of a magazine article.

What Are Eating Disorders?

Is it any wonder, then, that eating disorders affect 7 million women and 1 million men in the United States? Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. People with anorexia starve themselves to dangerously thin levels, at least 15% below their appropriate weight. People with bulimia binge uncontrollably on large amounts of food–sometimes thousands of calories at a time–and then purge the calories out of their bodies through vomiting, starving, excessive exercise, laxatives, or other methods. People with binge-eating disorder eat uncontrollably, but they do not purge the calories.

Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (or EDNOS) is a new classification of disordered eating that falls between anorexia, binge eating and bulimia. Unfortunately, since this type of ‘sub-clinical’ disorder is often not life-threatening, there appears to be little research available on the topic. One of the goals at FINDINGbalance.com, the first national organization dedicated to helping those who struggle with ENDOS, is to begin collecting new information through input from their website visitors and other existing sources. Visit the http://www.FINDINGbalance.com website to take the “Weird Eater” quiz and take a closer look at how dieting habits can lead to disordered eating.

Anorexia Warning Signs for Adolescents & Adults:

• Loss of menstrual period

• Dieting obsessively when not overweight

• Claiming to feel “fat” when overweight is not a reality

• Preoccupation with food, calories, nutrition, and/or cooking

• Denial of hunger

• Excessive exercising, being overly active

• Frequent weighing

• Strange food-related behaviors

• Episodes of binge-eating

• 15% or more below normal body weight/rapid weight loss

• Depression

• Slowness of thought/memory difficulties

• Hair loss

* In children any combination of these symptoms should be considered serious and an immediate evaluation by an eating disorder professional or physician is recommended.

Source: http://www.remudaranch.com

Bulimia Warning Signs:

• Excessive concern about weight

• Strict dieting followed by eating binges

• Frequent overeating, especially when distressed

• Bingeing on high calorie, sweet foods

• Use of laxatives, diuretics, strict dieting, vigorous exercise, and/or vomiting to control weight

• Leaving for the bathroom after meals

• Being secretive about binges or vomiting

• Planning binges or opportunities to binge

• Feeling out of control

• Depressive moods

Source: http://www.remudaranch.com

EDNOS Warning Signs:

• You’re always on a diet, always coming off a diet, or always getting ready to go on one again (chronic dieting).

• You categorize foods as ‘safe’ and ‘off limits’, but weigh within normal ranges and are not participating in bulimia.

• You eliminate entire food groups from your diet.

• You are obsessed with exercising but eat fairly regularly.

• You binge and/or purge occasionally, but not more than a few times a month.

• You skip social occasions because you feel fat, or because you are afraid of what’s being served, yet your weight is normal.

• You believe that everyone is as focused on your weight as you are.

• You refuse to eat regular meals, choosing instead to ‘nibble’ throughout the day on small portions of food (which usually leads to bingeing).

Source: http://www.findingbalance.com

How Common Are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are serious illnesses. The malnourishment of both anorexia and bulimia affects the body rapidly and can lead to hypoglycemia, pancreatitis, enlargement of the heart, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, permanent brain shrinkage with loss of memory and IQ, infertility, and osteoporosis. It is not uncommon for a teenage girl with anorexia to have the bones of an 80 year old woman. The condition is not reversible. Ultimately, approximately, 6% of people with anorexia and 1% with bulimia will die from their eating disorder.

According to Remuda Ranch, an inpatient eating disorder treatment center in Arizona, estimates indicate that 1/3 of American women and 15% of men will have an eating disorder or related problem at some time in their lives. Fifty years ago, eating disorders were practically unheard of. Research suggest a strong genetic component to eating disorders. People who are prone to perfectionism and low self-esteem may be most at risk.

In today’s world, the cultural pressures for young people to obtain and maintain super-thin bodies are extreme. In this environment, thinness readily becomes a way of dealing with many emotional issues. However, outcome studies have shown there is much hope for people with eating disorders. The good news is that approximately 75% of patients with eating disorders do recover.

How Can Parents Prevent Disordered Eating?

Parents can do much to spare their children a life-long struggle with eating and weight. One of the most important ways is to examine their own beliefs and prejudices as a parent about weight and appearance. Parents should communicate acceptance and respect for themselves and other people regardless of weight. This will reduce some of the pressure children may feel to change their bodies. Especially, discourage the idea that a particular diet or body size can reliably lead to happiness. Do not model or encourage dieting. Accept and talk about the fact that diets don’t work and the dangers of altering one’s body through dieting.

Tips For Healthy Eating

In our diet crazed culture, what really is healthy eating? Here are a few tips that will go a long way in feeding your family a balanced mealtime experience. For starters, teach your children to listen to their body — eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. Remember balance means that most of the time you eat because you are hungry and use food as fuel for your body. But, it also means that sometimes you eat simply when the food appeals to you or when it is appropriate in a social setting (e.g., popcorn at the movies), allowing yourself to eat for enjoyment.

Try to eat different foods everyday, in other words, create an adventure for your taste buds. Aim to inspire your family to eat 3 meals and 1 to 3 snacks a day. The idea that snacking between meals is bad is a thing of the past. By teaching your kids to eat every 2 to 4 hours, they will prevent their body from getting overly hungry which could set them up to overeat later. Plus, the body uses the fuel from food very efficiently when smaller amounts of food is eaten more frequently throughout the day.

The bottom line: eat normally, exercise moderately, and let your body weigh what it wants. Yes, it will take courage and perseverance, but the rewards of knowing you are teaching your family how to eat for pleasure is a true legacy to leave.

Resources

BOOKS

DeVillera, Julia. GirlWise. Roseville, California: Prima Publishing; 2002.

Gaesser, Glenn. Big Fat Lies: The Truth about Your Weight and Your Health. New York: Ballantine; 1996.

Hersh. Sharon A. “Mom, I feel fat!” Colorado Springs, Colorado: WaterBrook Press; 2001.

Hutchinson, Marcia. 200 Ways to Love the Body You Have. CA: Crossing Press; 1999.

Jacobs-Brumberg, Joan. The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls. NewYork: Random House; 1997.

Jantz, Gregory L. Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Waterbrook Press; 2002.

Omichinski, Linda. Staying off the Diet Roller Coaster: Advicezone.com; 2000.

Rhodes, Constance. Life Inside the Thin Cage. Colorado Springs. Colorado: Waterbrook Press; 2003.

Quart, Alissa. Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Books Group; 2003.

Tribole, Evelyn. Intuitive Eating: A Recovery Book for the Chronic Dieter. New York: St. Martin’s Press; 1995.

Skull Pendants and Rings

There are various ways of accessorizing ourselves and based on our preferences, both men and women find some conventional means of achieving their desired look. Among the multiple accessories wears we have; necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings and many others. These ornamental wears can have branded or inscribed with images that add versatility to the accessory. Pendants and rings can have images such as skulls, which is a popular fixture, engraved on them to give a fashion statement or add an appealing touch to the outfit.

The use of skulls on fashion wear has been embraced since the medieval times as a symbol of bravery, life, and death. The trend has spread to the recent times where social icons and celebrities are rocking in all manner of designer outfits bearing the skull symbol. The symbol is such an eye catcher wherever it is placed on, be it T-shirt imprints or on rings, making it one of the uniquely great motifs.

Types of Skull Pendants

There are different types of these skull pendants, and one difference is based on their make, such as the metal they are made of, we have, silver, diamond, gold and simple metallic pendants. The most widely available are the silver pendants, preferred for their durability and shininess making them glimpse catching pieces.

The other difference is based on the gender preference where women prefer slightly smaller pieces while men go for bigger and boldly showing pieces. This, however, can be alternated based on personal demands.

Skulls have been matched together with crossbones; therefore, a pendant can have a clear skull engraving or have both the skull and the crossbones.

The price difference also is a factor to consider; it is primarily dictated by the material made of the piece and the design touch given to it. The more expensive, the more sophisticated it is.

Conclusion

To make a grand fashion statement, go for bolder outfits that bear more significant meaning and are uniquely designed for that particular purpose. Skulls and crossbones symbol offers this and is widely recognized. Thus, it is advisable to wear such accessories that radiate with your intended gestures rightly where they can do so in a perfect way. For example wearing a skull ring on the dominant hand or wearing a pendant with a dress that allows it to be visible.

To enjoy best of this ornamental jewelry, purchase them from recognized dealers and go for quality rather than appealing prices.

How to Tell If Your Diamonds Are Cracked

The precious gemstones that we buy hold a great deal of importance in our lives. If you did some research prior to purchasing your diamond, it’s likely you have read about the items people do to be able to safeguard their diamond jewelry from chips, breaks, cracks etc. sometimes, however, despite all the protection, your diamonds do get cracked, or seem to get cracked.

In that case, you are most likely on the search for ways to find out if your jewel really is cracked and what could you do to repair it. Like the majority of people, you almost certainly freaked out just a little when you accidentally hit your diamond clad hand hard against the wall. For a short while, you would have been searching for marks or cracks just like the most of us.

Let me assure you by first telling that it is relatively hard for a gemstone to be seriously broken at such an insult. What you may see as a blemish may have nothing in similarity to a crack. Here we will attempt to answer some of the common questions people have about broken diamonds. I’ll also demonstrate how a damaged gemstone actually appears like in order to set all your irrational worries at rest.

Daily Deterioration: Breaks Are Unlikely, While Blemishes Are common

After purchasing their first precious stone rings part and putting on it for a couple weeks, there are a lot of people who get paranoid and start to worry if they had broken their diamond. Have you experienced anything similar as well? from what I have learned from my relationships with viewers and other customers, most people only start realizing details they never found before because that they now have the time to scrutinize over their jewelry. The actual fact that almost all of us don’t examine their jewelry in depth when actually deciding to purchase it, perplexes me.

This is why we often end up finding faults that were originally there at the time of purchase. Naturally, you are far more likely to notice the details when you look at something with leisure. The questions only arise after they viewed their jewelry for an extended time period. Plus they start noticing things like girdle reflections or feather inclusions that have been there all along. Don’t think it’s a tiny bit too late to understand those issues now?

Having said that, more often than not, it’s Only a Cleanliness Issue. People often fault a diamonds to be damaged when they see a whitish looking line running right through the stone. Instead of an actual crack. This is because of the unavoidable issue of having a dirty diamond. The truth is, throughout the span of your day, a gemstone diamond ring worn on your palm will inevitably get in touch with a number of things including, soap, water, your fingertips, dirt and actual mud. Initially, this coating of grime may direct resulting superficial blemishes that appear like a covering of clouds or greasy stains. Over time, some of this grime can become so thick that it actually starts to look like solid white lines. If you see this kind of dirt or grime on any stone, you are sure to mistake it for actual cracks or blemishes.

“Repairing the Splits” – Cleaning the Diamond

Also, as the diamond’s surface becomes dirtier, the natural stone will start looking uninteresting and lifeless. Subsequently, a few of the inclusions which were masked by the stone’s brilliance and sparkle would now be observed easily. This may lead to you thinking that new defects have developed, when in fact, they had been there all along. By cleaning your diamonds and removing a great deal of the grim, you will easily regain the natural stone to its original condition. More often than not, a soft tooth brush plus some detergent solution would be sufficient to complete the job. If your engagement ring has sides that happen to be difficult to access with a brush, you might like to consider using an ultrasonic cleaning device or take it back again to the jeweler for professional vapor cleaning.

You Get What You Paid For: How It Might Really Be Broken

In truth, gemstones are somewhat hard to break. To be able to really cause a crack in the natural stone, you have to use the right amount of power at the right position along its cleavage line to see results. The ability to crack represents a direct relationship between the quality of the precious stone and its own “break-ability”. A diamond with low-quality grade and an unhealthy cut class (crowns that are too shallow or with an extremely slender girdle width) could be more susceptible to ruin when put through external forces.

From the view of the crystalline framework, excessively mixed diamond jewelry have weaker material integrity because of the existence of problems and foreign materials. That is why you always want to check the diamonds carefully prior to making any purchase. Generally speaking, the word “you get what you paid for” applies strongly to the precious stone industry. By paying more for quality, you indirectly buy many years of sturdiness and satisfaction for yourself. This is why many diamond experts recommend buying from renowned diamond retailers and professional dealers.

Solitaire Earrings: Symbol of Eternal Love

The word solitary has its etymological roots in solitary, which suggests alone. When a diamond of any size makes it appear alone in a piece of jewellery it qualifies as a solitaire. The late actress and fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn, was so right when she cited remarkably, “You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.”

Solitaire Stud Earrings
Solitaire stud earrings have always made a wonderful wedding day present or when celebrating a special milestone in life with a cherished one. Treating yourself to a pair of those dazzlers is also a great idea.

Finding Solitaire Earrings
Given that you are in search of solitaire stud earrings, you can follow our handy guide to find the perfect pair below.

Here are our top various reasons to add them to your jewellery box right away. What makes a pair of diamond solitaire earrings so special is that you should do so very little to enhance its beauty, which makes them among the best additions to any diamond jewellery collection. Nothing conveys class and sophistication more than a simple pair of diamond solitaire stud earrings. In this era, a pair of solitaire diamond studs still holds the most merit with regards to value. Simple in design, they are a versatile accessory that may complement most looks and styles. They work well with everything and may be cherished and worn again and again.

Solitaire Diamond Studs: A Timeless Classic Option

Regardless of the outfit or occasion, a magnificent piece of jewellery like this will always attract attention and admiration. The durable nature of diamonds is such that theirs beauty will never diminish with wear. This makes a pair of solitaire diamond studs extremely attractive and desirable. Irrespective of design, they’re a prevalent selection and a timeless classic as they concentrate on the beauty of your diamond. Solitaires have stood the test of time and there is every reason to add it to your collection. With an understated look, they are an excellent option for regular wear as well as special occasions.

Solitaire ear studs are a great investment. Diamonds are a fantastic investment, both emotionally and financially. Owing to their timeless and classic appeal, solitaires in any form of jewellery are frequently passed down for generations and bring delight and joy to the recipients. They are a symbol of eternal love and are a tangible investment one can keep for the rest of their lives.

Silver Jewelry – A Must for Your Next Occasion

How often have you browsed through an e-catalog of sterling jewelry diamond jewelry and said, “I wish I could have them all.” Several women love to show off the elegance of such jewels, be it bracelets, earrings, studs, rings, pendants or necklaces.

Jewelry made from silver and integrated with diamonds are high quality and gives off a pleasant shine to make them as valuable as they are. They have the desired qualities of being smooth and delicate and are resistant to wear and tear.

Personal Appeal of Sterling Silver

After years of making its occurrence in the world, sterling silver has maintained its position of uniqueness. It provides a different style statement to make women swoon at its amazing qualities.

The charm of silver is increased when the diamonds become the center of attraction. Oh yes, wherever they are sold, the diamond jewelry pieces will make you look bright and gorgeous.

Evaluating the Quality of Silver Jewelry

Silver jewelry, with an exquisite and glossy finish, features a stamp on them. The stamp is a certainty of the quality of these pieces. There are two symbols on the stamp, the first symbol shows the amount of silver in the jewelry piece and the second symbol is the word “silver” or simply “s”. Sterling silver jewels can be as beauty with high quality.

What and when to wear?

Sterling jewelry with diamonds and gemstones are found in the market. A variety of jewelry pieces like earrings, bracelets and brooches are up for grabs at affordable prices. They are perfect for special occasions and daily wear. There are several kinds of vintage rings, cuff links, tie clips and antique rings to select from. Sterling silver can be easily matched semi-precious and precious diamonds and gemstones alike.

Ideal as Gifts

Along with being ideal for everyday wear and special occasions, Authentic silver is perfect for gifting purposes as well. For example, you can have the name of the recipient inscribed into the base of the chain, bracelet or pendant.

Always in Style

Sterling silver is always in style and demand. One of the ideal features of authentic silver is its natural beauty and brilliance. Genuine silver jewelry with diamonds is something you can choose at a blink of an eye.

Conclusion

Most women looking for something exquisite and different prefer sterling silver jewelry. If you are one of them, look no further for the best accessory that compliments your personality.

India – Jewellery Destination and Jewellery Shops in India

India and Jewellery, Jewellery and Indian women are interlinked with each other from decades. In almost every occasion starting from marriage to any event the fashion of a woman is incomplete without teaming up with proper jewellery. Some traditional and some modern styles of jewellery caters to the need of jewellery selection. Not only the affluent class can afford jewellery but there are also low cost jewellery items that cater the wide demand of jewellery in India. While picking up or choosing jewellery in India has lot to do with fashion trends heritage and culture. Different regions and culture follow their unique designs that go at par with their tradition. Kundan jewellery is a renowned art that we can see in Indian jewellery which usually comes from the state of Rajasthan. Almost every small and renowned jewellery shops in India showcases unique styles of Kundan art. Apart from Kundan jewellery Meenakari, the art of coloring the surface of metal to give a gorgeous look to the jewellery is quiet famous in India. Traditional temple style of Jewellery depicting the style of south India is quiet famous.

A married woman in India has to flaunt variety of Jewellery pieces as a part of culture that actually gives the lady a gorgeous look. A pair of toe rings is a symbol of a married lady these toe rings can be of silver or any other material. Apart from toe rings nose ring is also a part in Indian marriages. These nose rings are generally called nath that depicts prosperity of husband. Necklaces are an untouchable part of traditional bridal attire. Necklace can be of different designs. It can be of traditional temple design or it can be of curved design. This piece of jewellery actually is an essential part of bridal or non bridal attire. In any occasion women can flaunt a necklace simple or heavy as per their occasions. Bangles usually worn in the hands to decorate the hands of a woman are also a part of bridal attire.

In India there are a variety of jewellery shops catering to the wide demand of jewelleries. These shops provides almost every type and form of jewellery. Some of the important and renowned jewellery shops in India are P.C Chandra Jewellers, Malabar Gold & Diamond Jewellers, Kalyan Jewellers, etc. Apart from visiting a jewellery showroom nowadays online shopping from portals like Caratlane has become quiet famous among women who hardly gets time after their office hours. To brief out India and its craze for jewellery is inseparable.