CARRERA Y CARRERA: LOVE AND MORE LOVE

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This love collection is just perfect if you love the symbol itself. Love is a virtue, love is what makes the world go round. And honestly, I believe that love is the most important thing. Not only is this a perfect gift for yourself, if you value love and like to declare it with jewelry, but it really also makes the perfect gift. For your love.

Carrera Y Carrera is one of the most famous jewelry companies that has a worldwide succes. Their collections are much appreciated for their craftsmanship and their very typical matte-shine effect.Carrera Y Carrera brought a new collection on the market. And it’s all about love. Love in letters…love in classical symbols. Check it as you might just discover the perfect (Christmas) gift!

GUIDE TO MARQUISE DIAMONDS

THE ORIGINS OF THE MARQUISE CUT

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Despite its relative lack of use compared to more popular modern cuts, the marquise has been around a long time. Unusually, though, for diamond cut types, it isn’t named for any actual corresponding shape. Back in the 18th century, King Louis XV of France commissioned a jeweler to design a new cut. Louis wanted the cut to resemble the lips of his mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Over time, the resulting cut evolved into what we now know as the marquise.

The name, itself, comes from the name of the hereditary rank between count and duke. Men would wear stones using the new cut, to display their rank at court. The name marquise soon became the accepted term for the hitherto nameless gemstone cut.

THE PROS OF THE MARQUISE CUT

The modern (post c1960) marquise cut is different to the original 18th version. Now, the cut is actually a version of the round brilliant cut. It has 58 facets in the same configuration of the round brilliant. This means that the standard of modern examples is usually excellent.

The elongated shape of the marquise lends itself well to making fingers look slimmer and longer. It also means the stone can look bigger than its stated carat weight, in comparison to different cuts of the same weight.

THE CONS OF THE MARQUISE CUT

We all know that diamond is the hardest natural mineral we know. What many find surprising is that it is also quite brittle. With any cut diamond, if you hit it just in the right/wrong spot, or at the right angle, there is a real risk of the stone chipping. Even worse, it may split or shatter altogether. The long nature of the marquise exposes the pointed ends far more than normal. Even just a sharp tap on the point risks serious damage.

Because of the 58 facet nature of the modern marquise, light is used differently by the diamond. If the cut isn’t done with enough care, what is called the bow-tie effect comes in. When viewed from above, almost all marquise diamonds display some darkening around the center point. This creates an effect similar to a bow-tie. A slightly deeper pavilion may reduce the effect, but few marquise cuts escape the phenomenon altogether.

GUIDE TO BUY NECKLACE CHAIN STYLES

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The different types of necklace chain styles are based on the same principle of links being connected together to make a long, continuous piece.The links can be processed using various treatment methods, however, to produce a variety of results. Treatment methods make each of the different types of necklace chain styles distinctly different from each other.

This method will change the shape of an individual link so that it will look completely different from its original form. Dies, templates, and tools are used to swage a link. The result is a dramatically different link from the original.Classic chain styles have been around for thousands of years, and are the most versatile of all the types of necklace chain styles. So, what are the different types of classic chains?

An anchor chain is similar to a flattened curb chain, but each link is reinforced with a vertical bar running through it.

The anchor chain style is very popular due to its strength, durability, and versatility. The chainlooks beautiful with small links, but larger links make for a stunning statement piece.

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When it comes to clothing and jewelry, what’s available is often dictated by what’s in fashion. But necklaces are different – you can tailor the different types of necklace chain styles to suit your taste.If your tendency is toward the traditional, you can easily find a chain you’ll love as, when it comes to the different chains, there are many variations on classic designs.If you prefer a more modern (a design style), or contemporary (what’s hot right now) look, however, then there are plenty of different types of necklace chain styles to choose from.And if you want to choose a variety of styles depending on your outfit, you’ll find those here, too. We’ve sorted our guide by classic, modern and contemporary designs, so you can find what you’re looking for in a cinch.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT EARRING

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If you have no pair of earrings yet, you might want to consider to choose a classic pair of hoops or a smaller button like earring. Maybe even a simple pair of pearl earrings, if this is your style and taste.

Choosing the perfect earring is not as difficult as it may seem. My first advice would be to spend a lot of time, and one can easily do that online too, looking at various styles. After that, I would advice you to consider whether this earring is the ónly pair of earrings that you’ll own, or if you have already some different pairs at home. Choosing the right earring can be a lot of fun and really do something for your outfit and face!

An earring can really lift up your outfit and bring a little extra sparkle to your face. It’s the piece of jewelry, together with the necklace, that people will notice first when you look at them. It can add color or sparkle. Make a statement or show your sense of class. It can be really a fashion item too.

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Gassan owns a few famous jewelry stores in the Netherlands and have their own line of jewelry too: Choices by DL. The first three from top to bottom are all by Choices by DL and so is the green pendant and the earring right in the middle with the moonstone. The purple pair of earrings is by Gumuchian, and the blue long pendant earrings are by Bellon. The organic touch and look of the black and rose gold plated silver earrings are by Pesavento and the little lanterns with citrine are by Syna. The satin gold with the blue topaz are made by Bicego.

Earrings are often stunning on the red carpet. Now this a good inspiration as you can see how they look on people, but don’t get blown away by the fact that these celebrities wear very expensive jewelry. Fact is that the red carpet is a marketing show. Nothing more and nothing less. It might be slightly superficial, but at the same time it is big business for the luxury companies of this world and one of the rare moments they get to shine. Most of the jewelry does not belong to the stars and they will be dressed and bejeweled by stylists and companies.

 

Replica Christian Dior Fearless Fashion

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As you know, I spend a lot of time looking at photos of celebrities and their various replica handbags, which means I spend a lot of time looking at and reading other blogs. I guess it’s the same as other websites, but I think the comment section is where it’s at! The topic that I am going to be talking about today is clutches, and you can see an example, above, of Lupita Nyongo’s Prada bag, the Prada Raso clutch, which is going to help illustrate my point.

First, check her out above sporting a blast from the past, the Prada striped tote. I think these came out when I first started writing this blog (wow it seems like it was just yesterday) and I am still a huge fan of this Prada bag. Check her out below with one of her impeccable Christian Dior handbags, the Mulberry Leopard Bayswater bag. This bag is to DIE for. I want to reach into the photo and grab this Mulberry bag for myself, but alas, I can’t!

So, I understand that this is an extreme example (but one which features an impeccable Christian Dior bag) but I have to really admire her guts and commitment to the fashion community. Though I wouldn’t wear any of this myself (besides that Prada handbag, of course) I really shouldn’t worry about what other people with think too much. I guess I should make this my new philosophy in life, don’t you agree?

TIFFANY DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

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Engagement rings are without a doubt among the Tiffany and Co. best sellers. From plain princess-cut solitaires to glimmering engagement rings with channel-set princess diamonds, micro-pave set round diamonds, millegrain detailing inside the band, and of course a gorgeous center diamond, these rings have been popular for decades and will certainly remain in demand well into the future.

Designer Paloma Picasso has created a number of exquisite Tiffany and Co. best sellers, including the Loving Heart collection. Necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are designed to be worn alone or in sets, and matching rings complete the look. Simple, evocative, and popular, they are favorites with women everywhere.
TIFFANY PRISM

Exquisite, colorful, and always unique, pieces from the Tiffany Prism collection celebrate the beauty of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s fabled stained-glass artwork. Intense hues and bold designs make these opulent treasures stand out. Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, pearls, and other stones come together to create three-dimensional masterpieces.

Hermes’ Stories

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Hermes is still one of the IT brands continuously making more of the IT bags. Anything that Hermes produces is always well received and fashion people go crazy and more to get some of the lizard, ostrich or alligator leather Hermes totes in all shades and sizes. Victoria Beckham is know to have picked up quite a collection of the gorgeous Hermes bags, some Birkin bags in various shades, and Kelly bags too. Just name it.

Hermes already had its presence in the States, when Kelly bag was manufactured (originally it was actually called Sac à dépêches) . Hermes had its ups and downs until it came under leadership of Jean-Louis Dumas-Hermes, who helped the brand to become one of the most distinguishable luxury goods companies. After 30 years of working for the brand, he now handed the very successful company to Patric Thomas, who is now CEO of the label. Right now Hermes has 14 product lines that include famous leather accessories and leather hand bags (such as Kelly bag or Birkin bag), men’s and women apparel, watches, jewelry, shoes, perfumes, even table ware items and other products.
Bold color combinations of Hermes bags replica and high heel shoes provide plenty of flexibility in your wardrobe. Classic color combinations look stylish on everyone, no matter the season. Neutral colors, like black, navy, white, brown, grey and khaki, put together create timeless and flattering looks but bold color combinations.
Hermes bags replica in pair with bold colored shoes
The thing I love most about it is actually its simplicity. And I believe that somehow people have come to the conclusion that a handbag doesn’t necessarily need to have a complicated design in order to catch the eye. Fine lines, high quality materials and a small touch of sophistication are enough for a handbag to transform your look into a work of art!
Hermes bags are extremely expensive and hard to get and you could think it’s close to impossible to find good replicas. But that’s not true; you can find high-end faux Hermes bags that are obviously made with a lot of care and devotement to copying the original as good as possible.

In the entire handbag market, Hermes reigns above all brands and that is because their handbags are truly the best. There are high-quality Hermes replica handbags on the market and these reviews here are meant to help you find the best knock off Hermes bag. Hermes replica handbags come in a variety of colors, variety, leather and hardware options and that’s why Hermes is the handbag holy grail.

Jewels and Gemstones have Captivated human minds

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With a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and applications, it’s no wonder humankind has been captivated by jewels and gemstones since the beginning of time. We are consistently seeking the most impressive ways to display them. Passed down as heirlooms, kept as talismans and signifying momentous occasions – jewelry has a distinctive place in our history.
One company which consistently delivers work at an expert level of craftsmanship and technical ability is the Parisian jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels. Founded in France in 1933, it is a testament to their craft that over 100 years later they operate boutiques in the USA, Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.

With a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and applications, it’s no wonder humankind has been captivated by jewels and gemstones since the beginning of time. We are consistently seeking the most impressive ways to display them. Passed down as heirlooms, kept as talismans and signifying momentous occasions – jewelry has a distinctive place in our history.One company which consistently delivers work at an expert level of craftsmanship and technical ability is the Parisian jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels. Founded in France in 1933, it is a testament to their craft that over 100 years later they operate boutiques in the USA, Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.

Just as jewels and gemstones have captivated human minds, so have the lives and traits of our animal companions and the symbolism that goes along with them. It makes sense then, that they’ve featured with such frequency as inspiration for jewelry design throughout the ages.

From its early years, Van Cleef and Arpels have been known for their detailed work featuring flora and fauna. Their latest collection is no exception. Inspired by Noah’s Ark, it includes beautiful renditions of koalas, elephants, owls and even a few creatures of mythical origin.

January Birthstones-Garnet

Weary or rested from celebrating or resting over the December break, January may feel like a rough month to have a birthday. But these January folks are not down-hearted. They are ambitious leaders, who love to learn new things and take living seriously. They also have a cracking birthstone in garnet to back them up, thought to bring strength, good health and prosperity.

This beautiful rock can be found in many colours but most commonly in the red of almandine and pyrope garnets. Iron and magnesium cause the colour differences in these stones.

Garnet has been used in digit decoration from Romans times, with these simple styles still holding their own in contemporary adornment as we see here in this mercury ring by Astley Clarke.

It is thought that the name garnet derives from the Latin for pomegranate ‘granatum’, due to the similarities of colour of the fruity innards. This is a possibility explored in detail by ‘Winged Lion‘ jeweller Sergey Zhiboedov with their garnet pomegranate pieces.

From Louis Vuitton – The Flower Bag

The identifying detail of the Flower line is the conspicuous placement of a Louis Vuitton gold-tone padlock attached to a base in the shape of one of Vuitton’s iconic flower motifs. So far, the collection is made up of four pieces: a tote, a hobo and a flap wallet in two sizes. The bags are both roomy, useful everyday bags, and the wallets are the kinds of pieces you could easily throw in your bag and use for years. Below, get a closer look at all of them, including interior shots and prices.

The brand’s creative director Nicholas Ghesquiere is practically singlehandedly responsible for the resurgence in popularity of the newly-released iconic LV logo bags  it is his sheer commitment over the last several fashion cycles to introducing several new logo bag design options that has piqued his audience’s attention, and recent past logo bag capsule collections have been selling out all over the world.

There’s a good reason for this. Ghesquiere’s latest spring collection hits all the right notes; the bags are practically-sized to fit all of the trappings of daily life without being overly big, and they have a sleek, modern look to them that still retains a hint of classic appeal so they’ll age well as style trends come and go. Design-wise, all of this season’s flower bags share one design elementa Louis Vuitton gold padlock attached to a base in the shape of one of the design house’s flower patterns.

Perhaps our favorite pick of this latest group is the Flower Tote a sensible style tote with both top handles and a shoulder strap. This is a bag that will work well to and from the office, and have no trouble at all making the transition to a night out. But if you like it, I wouldn’t wait. If Ghesquiere’s previous logo bag capsule collections are anything to go by, these bags may not be around for very long!

Just in time for spring (or where spring would normally be if you are living in a part of the world that is still being battered with late-season freezing temps and snow), iconic design house, Louis Vuitton has released yet another collection of must-have bags that is fanning the flames of a renewed interest in their famous logo bags.

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