Sunday, 30 August 2009

How to Flatter Your Body Type with Jewelry

There's probably been a million different articles written on how to wear clothes that will make you appear slimmer and leaner, taller and trimmer. However, accessories often get overlooked, when really, there's a lot they can do to help a woman focus attention on certain parts of the body where they will most flatter her. Statement necklaces are fantastic at bringing the eye upward and away from trouble spots like a tummy, wide hips or chubby thighs. In fact some statement necklaces are so noticeable that the rest of the ensemble is considered secondary. If you've ever considered building an outfit around one piece of jewelry, then now is the time to start. Statement necklaces create a solid foundation from which you can base a look for either day or night.Statement jewelryIf you're pear shaped, try a gold geometric necklace with edgy shapes that will create a look of balance. Pair this type of necklace with an outfit in a bold jewel toned color like emerald green or royal purple. For example, try a short sleeve silk blouse, a pair of khaki pants and a geometric necklace for your next work meeting. The overall result will be one that is modern and a bit unexpected.

If you're apple shaped, try a show-stopping choker necklace in a bold hue like navy blue or magenta pink. Wear them with a patterned top and jeans for a casual chic look or try them with a belted shift dress. All eyes will be on your necklace, while a cinched waist means that your slimmest assets are being played up to a tee.

If you're boy shaped, try adding statement necklaces to your looks to achieve a more filled out top. These pieces add volume in all the right places and keep you looking tastefully classy.

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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Cleaning out Your Jewelry Box

A lot of women clean out their closets to make room for new purchases, but oftentimes, the jewelry box is ignored, until you realize you've run out of room. What's the solution? Buying a bigger jewelry box? Perhaps. But just as clothes go out of style, so does jewelry. So we've put together a list with some easy-to-follow tips for deciding what to hold onto, what to get rid of and what to invest in this season.Green Crystal Chandelier EarringsKeep
  • Sterling silver jewelry – These pieces will always be in fashion and are considered extremely versatile, as they can be worn on an everyday basis.

  • Yellow gold jewelry – The value of gold is sky rocking, so it's best to hold on to gold jewelry, as it not only looks great, but also retains it value

  • Classic shapes – Simple designs like hoop earrings or teardrop earrings will stand the test of time.

  • Single strand pearls – Just because these pieces aren't "in" right now, doesn't mean that they're "out" either. Hang on to pearls, as they will always be considered sweet and chic.

  • Charms – If these have sentimental meaning, then make a place for them in your jewelry box.

  • Chandelier earrings – With the trend right now favoring art-deco inspired looks, chandeliers earrings can play well for seasons to come.

  • Drop earrings – These are great at elongating the neckline and the body. Choose earrings with a few inch drop. Our suggestions include mesh or chain link styles, feathers or bright beads.

  • Statement jewelry – Whether it's a great cuff or a fabulous pair of earrings, try something new and bold for fall.

  • A Set – You'll get the most for your money with a set that includes a great bracelet plus a matching pair of earrings. Wear them together or separately for maximum mileage.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Celeb Inspired CZ Engagement Ring

Hollywood's A-listers, actresses and musicians are famous for their over the top lifestyles and larger than life spending sprees. So when they get married, you can expect nothing short of show-stopping. Celebs pull out all the plugs and splurge on the multi-carat engagement rings that are truly breathtaking. We love looking at what they're buying, but it's unrealistic to think that anyone besides these elite few can afford to spend as frivolously as they do. But that doesn't mean that you can't get the same engagement ring styles in the form of Cubic Zirconia rings. Choose one for an engagement, a present, or just a little treat to yourself.CZ Engagement RingCelebs often have access to the best designers in the industry, so why not make use of their resources and get your own ring in a style similar to one you've seen? Take a serious look at Cubic Zirconia rings for an option that will suit your style and taste. If you've seen it on a celeb – like the 6-carat emerald cut pink diamond that Jennifer Lopez owned or the mega carat stone surrounded by pave diamonds that Mariah Carey received from Nick Cannon – then check out what's available in the form of Cubic Zirconia. You might be surprised how similar in quality these stones are to the real thing.CZ Engagement Ring 2CZ rings are becoming more and more popular in this day and age, as couples choose to save money on expensive baubles and opt to spend their savings on other items like down payments for houses or other lavish wedding ceremony expenses. CZ jewelry are a great alternative as they offer the same look and feel of celeb styled rings, without the hefty price tag. So it's true – you can afford to get that A-lister style. And you'll be smart and savvy while you do it.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Mad for Mad Men's Jewelry Style

The show Mad Men has become a modern phenom, quickly developing a cult-classic type following. AMC's hit show has us on the edge of our seat every week, but it's not just the plot lines we're interested in – it's the fashion statements and the period jewelry that have us tuning in. The ladies of Mad Men have made A-line dresses, single strand pearl necklaces, multi-strand bracelets and clip-on earrings cool again, and we love the revival.Clip-On EarringsSet in the 60s, Betty Draper, played by January Jones, is the quintessential housewife. She's prim, proper and dressed perfectly for any event. Her wardrobe must haves include cashmere sweater sets and conservative dresses, always complimented by pearl necklaces and a pair of classic pearl clip on earrings. What's great is that these clip earrings have started a fashion trend that's turning into a major comeback.

Designers have responded with their own collections of Mad Men inspired clip earrings. For dressy pieces that will get you noticed (think Christina Hendricks as Joan), choose from bejeweled studs, fanned out florals or art deco inspired clusters that easily and comfortably clip-on. Though these styles might be a little too fancy for today's workplace, they'll work great with a cocktail dress or a great blouse paired with jeans. For everyday wear, choose from gold clip on earrings in classic button or love knot shaped. These are great at adding interest and they provide a welcome change from more modern jewelry trends.

It's definitely the season of the clip on earring comeback. What's great is that any woman can wear these designs and feel comfortable and confident. So whether you already own a great pair of vintage inspired clip on earrings or you plan on picking some up, you can be sure that this is the season that everyone's going mad for clip on earrings.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

How to Make Modern Glamour Work for You

What woman doesn't like to dress up a little? To feel like a princess sometime? To look drop dead gorgeous in the perfect dress and jewelry to match? This season, it's all about bringing retro glam back in full force. With sparkle and shine, the look of the moment is heavy on bejeweled pieces that are just plain pretty. But the best part is: you don't have to spend a lot to get this look. Instead, choose from a variety of CZ jewelry pieces that will make you look like a million bucks for a lot less.

Antique looking jewelry has recently made a comeback, but these CZ jewelry pieces are far from what you'd find in your grandmother's jewelry box. Instead, look for rhinestone encrusted pieces that use colored stones to create a modern and fashion forward look. Pair with a great black cocktail dress, a pair of sky high heels and a metallic clutch for a can't-fail outfit.

If you love the look of art deco, why not get some great Cubic Zirconia jewelry in pieces that are inspired by this romantic trend? Look for decadent statement necklaces and elaborate designed cuffs that have floral or swirl patterns as part of the setting. Great craftsmanship is key in selecting this type of jewelry.

Some of the trendier pieces of the season include large oversize florals that add charm and femininity to any dress. However, even though these items are hot right now, they might not have as long of a life span as other pieces in your jewelry box. Go for Cubic Zirconia in shades like black and white to get the most mileage out of your purchase.

CZ jewelry is a great way to incorporate the beauty and glamour of eras past without breaking the bank. Whether it's for a prom or a wedding, you'll look great in this jewelry that allows you to shine like the star you are.

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Sunday, 16 August 2009

Rocker Glam Bracelets

Every woman wants to play dress up once in a while. There's the need to feel a bit edgier, a bit punkier, and a little bit rock n'roll. For fall, designers have embraced this trend, offering some beautiful rock inspired bracelets that will elevate any classic look to one worthy of flashing bulbs and a big attention-grabbing entrance.

Just because you're not a performer, doesn't mean that you can't dress a little flashy once in a while. And by flashy, we mean adding a little sparkle and shine to your look. Rock and roll inspired bracelets are key to finishing off your look. For your best bet, add statement bracelets to tailored pieces or simple wardrobe standards like a plain white tee-shirt. Just like any bold piece, a little goes a long way. One great bracelet is all you need to pump up the volume.

Our favorite rock and roll inspired bracelets are in silver tone, which makes them easy on the eyes as well as on the pocketbook. Try a rocker charm bracelet in muted metal, or a multi-strand chain link bracelet that adds weight when needed. The key here is balancing out your look. If you're wearing a feminine fabric like chiffon, satin, sequins or lace, you can easily get away with heavier bracelets that keep the look modern.

Studded bracelets are also a big trend for fall. With varying widths of leather bands, you can easily alternate between thick and thin to create a unique look. Best of all, it's not just about black leather bracelets anymore. Designers have embraced color and are all about bracelets in rich hues like royal purple, ruby red and emerald green. Don't be wear these bracelets stacked on top of each other. It's this contrast that makes your look interesting and fashion-forward.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

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Sunday, 9 August 2009

The Most Popular Pendant Necklaces

Pendant necklaces have long been a fashion staple. They are versatile enough to be worn with almost anything in your closet and there's been a flood of new designs and styles to keep every fashionista wanting more. From Michelle Obama's peace sign pendant necklace to Carrie Bradshaw's wishbone and horseshoe pendant from Sex and the City: The Movie, there's no shortage of beautiful baubles to add to your collection.

Sterling silver jewelry - pendant necklaces have taken over as higher priced gold options are passed over in favor of classic pieces that will go the distance. Personalized sterling silver pendants are still popular, with engravings of initials or inspirational messages getting the bulk of the business. Not only do these necklaces look great, they do a fantastic job of lifting your spirits and the moods of those whom you meet.

Traditional charms like hearts, starfish and teardrops are still selling, but lately, there's been an infatuation with Celtic themes, Fleur de Lis charms and Evil Eyes. It's no doubt due to movies like Twilight and fans like Jennifer Aniston that these styles are splashed all over the pages of major fashion magazines.

Long pendant necklaces are also big on the style circuit, influenced in part by the surge of boho chic hippie stylistas like Sienna Miller and Mischa Barton that have been seen rocking the trend. It's all about layering these necklaces and mixing and matching various lengths to create unique statements of personality.

Large pendant necklaces are still on the radar with earthly elements like stone, shells and wood playing a big part of the organic look. Now's definitely the time to rock those large pendants that you've had stored away in the back of your jewelry box. With ethnic jewelry and costume jewelry back in a big way, get your mileage out of these pieces while you can.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Cocktail Cubic Zirconia Rings

Want to know what's hot on the style scene this year? Bold jewelry, statement pieces and large cocktail rings are stealing the thunder from smaller more delicate pieces of jewelry. But the cocktail ring especially has been popping up everywhere from the front pages of magazines to the office to girls nights out. This is truly one of the must-have items of the season.

If you're looking to get in on the cocktail ring trend, but don't have a lot of loot to spend, then worry no more. Designers have responded to this demand by introducing some affordable and fashion-forward designs in the form of Cubic Zirconia rings. These baubles are just as beautiful as the real rocks which they imitate, yet you don’t have to worry about having your own personal bodyguard when wearing one out on the town.Rialto's CZ Amethyst Cocktail RingSearching for a CZ ring to go with a special occasion dress? Celebs like Katherine Heigl, Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker are in on this trend. Go for something big and bold that will get you noticed. Don't shy away from bright citrus hues, jewel tones or dark stones. These might be a little out of your comfort zone at first, but you'll capture attention with these great accents that top off your outfit like icing on a cake.

CZ rings aren't just for nighttime either. More and more we've been noticing these rings in the workplace and during daylight hours as well. The key here is limiting the rest of your accessories and allowing the ring to capture attention. Remember that a little sparkle goes a long way, especially during the day.
Manny's Safari & Citrine Hued CZ Cocktail RingCZ jewelry are so affordable that you can easily pick up one of two of your favorite styles for fall. Have fun and wear these rings with confidence as you dazzle.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

CZ Jewelry Fit for a Queen

One of the hot trends we've noticed gracing the pages of major fashion magazines this month is extravagant jewelry, opulent gemstones and regal pieces that are fit for a queen. While some of these items would clearly break the bank, that doesn't mean that you can't steal the style with just-as-fabulous looking pieces via CZ jewelry.

Sure, CZ jewelry has always been a hit for special occasions such as weddings and proms, but now it's more fashionable to wear on a regular basis. With celebs sporting the trend during the day and sporting sparkle with jeans, it's perfectly acceptable to glam it up a little and put your best foot forward.
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Trish's CZ Pink Sapphire and CZ Amethyst Double Pear Drop Earrings

CZ jewelry is of exceptional quality and clarity, with colorless stones that are the closet rival to a diamond. In addition, you can get CZ jewelry in any color from jewel-toned to neon to pastel. These pieces are meant to be worn with confidence and a smile, as they will surely get you noticed. Just try a simple tank top and jeans, then try the same outfit with the addition of layered CZ bracelets or statement rhinestone pin. It has a totally different look and feel. CZ jewelry is a great way to play up pieces that you already own and it's more versatile than you think.
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If you've ever seen a favorite Hollywood or Bollywood actress strut her stuff on the red carpet, and you've coveted her fabulous jewels, now's your opportunity to own something similar. Look for CZ jewelry that imitates celeb jewelry. For example, if you loved Angelina Jolie's multi-carat Emerald earrings and cocktail ring, look around for the replicas in CZ. With a style as popular as hers, there are many options available.

So don't fret if you don't have the moola to update your whole wardrobe; simply add a couple pieces of CZ jewelry for a rich looking outfit that will turn heads.