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    Women’s Watches for Winter

    Dress

    Start your dress watch collection with a Geneva Platinum women’s quartz watch with its Mother-of-Pearl dial and simulated pearls and rhinestones on the band. This isn’t a watch you will wear every day. It has to be the right outfit, but then again, it’s under $50. You don’t need to wear it every day to justify the price. Pair it with a simple dress and let your watch splash the flash.

    Geneva also makes a Platinum Women’s Japanese quartz watch with textured link bracelet – again for under $50. The rectangular links close with a toggle clasp. It comes in all silver or two-toned, silver and gold tones.

    Classic

    If you are looking for a watch you will wear every day – or a watch that goes with your everyday outfits, then look for a classic style like the Stuhrling Original Women’s Gatsby Swiss quartz watch with the tooled alligator leather strap. For under $150, this watch comes in your choice of a stainless steel case in rose-tone, silver-tone or gold-tone. The rectangular silver-tone dial has a sub-dial at 6:00 and Arabic numerals at 3:00, 9:00 and 12:00. It all comes together with an elegant genuine leather strap with a Stuhrling Original logo-engraved push button deployant clasp.

    For under $100, you can go with a classic like the Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive quartz watch with a black dial and a gold tone case. A square date box at the 3:00 hour keeps you on scheduled. It affixes with a rich brown leather strap. And even better, it features a solar battery that will never need to be changed.

    Sport

    If you are looking for a watch that will accommodate more than an occasional jog, you should check out the Invicta Mid-size Pro Diver quartz watch with a pearlized dial, stainless steel case and nylon strap. It has a classic round gold-tone stainless steel case with a unidirectional rotating bezel and diver’s scale. The white pearlized dial has luminous index markers at all hours, except the quarter hours. The gold-tone hands show the time in any light. The black nylon strap fits up to an 8 1/2 -inch wrist.

    Glamour

    Looking for a watch that attracts attention? Consider the Adee Kaye women’s Cobra quartz watch with its crystal accents, Mother-of-Pearl dial and embossed leather strap. This is a watch that is equal parts jewelry and timepiece. The beautiful jeweled bezel is made up of 48 eye-catching purple or orange stones. The way the stones are set around the dial resembles flower petals surrounding the flower’s stigma. The brass gold-tone case surrounds a platinum-colored mother-of-pearl dial that features the image of a coiled cobra. The snake is bejeweled with Austrian crystals, as are the hour positions. A Japanese Miyota quartz movement drives the watch. It comes with either a brown or navy leather strap.

    For true glamour, go with a designer watch – like those produced by Gucci. This women’s Twirl Swiss quartz watch has an elegant black dial with the Gucci logo embossed on it and two silver-tone hands. The extra-wide 33mm logo embossed black stainless steel bracelet never lets you forget you are sporting a Gucci timepiece. The same watch is available in a rich, chocolate brown.

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    Sexy Watch for Men

    Do you know that wrist watches are sexy? Or they could be if you like. When I meet a man with a nice wrist watch, I fancy that he removes it slowly before going to bed. If he wears some silly boy’s timepiece, things will begin to turn sour.

    It is important to view your timepieces as an extension of your sexual attraction. You don’t need to worry for this is not about price or famous brand. It doesn’t matter how much you will spend on your watch. The most important thing is that it should be suitable for you. Wrist watches are the only pieces of jewelry I would like to see on men.

    There is a huge selection of styles on the market. But in my opinion, I think men will look the most competent with large strap and large watch dial wrist watches which are the choices of the real man. They will make your wrist look strong.

    Sports Wrist Watch (Silver Is Preferred.)

    Yes. It is the timepiece I would like to see on your wrist. You don’t need to worry about the brands name. Any brand will be OK if it looks elegant and classic in your wrist. You don’t have to spend a small fortune. What matters most is the style.

    Digital Watch

    This watch makes me think of boys in 6th grade. It will make me think of you in the same way if I find a digital watch on you.

    Calculator Watch (also Digital Watch)

    Do the people who have it really use it for calculating? The truth is that all the serious mathematicians usually have expensive and fancy calculators. You will miscalculate with watches which have incredibly tiny buttons.

    Designer or Jewelry

    If you are wearing a jewelry watch, I will think that you are a woman at heart. I have a friend who has some jewelry watches and I always ask him not to wear them whenever he goes out with me. If you are going to meet me, I hope you will not look like Thurston Howell’s lost son.

    Dress Watch (Usually with Leather Straps)

    Many men like wearing these watches. But frankly speaking I don’t like them. These look girlie and flimsy to me. What’s more, leather in my mind is not strong enough.

    Other Factors to Think about:

    Shape – I prefer circular. Square always looks a little bit odd.

    Finish – I think matte is the best because it is the easiest one to keep clean. People always leave greasy fingerprints on shiny surfaces, which is very yuck.

    Gold – Don’t choose gold unless you are going to some special occasions. Because this will make other people think that you want to show off.

    Model Watch – This design makes it impossible to tell time. It is useless. Buy a real timepiece!

    White Watch Dial – This goes well with a sports watch. But you must remember that this doesn’t go with a leather band. The sharp contrast usually will make the watch look cheap.

    Black Watch Dial – I love this for a sports watch. I think it looks sexy.

    Dive Watches – Never buy dive watches unless you know how to apply them. I have asked many men to tell me how dive watches worked. But many of them told me that they had no idea and they just loved the look of their watches.

    Of course, these rules are not always right. Some gold watches are elegant, and some leather watches look perfect on the right wearer. However, if you want to be safe, I advise you to stick with these rules.

  • Fashion Accessories

    Give A Necklace For Mother’s Day

    A necklace for Mother’s Day makes a thoughtful but easy gift for you to give. You do not have to worry about getting a gift in the right size, for example, when you select personalized necklaces for this holiday. It is also a gift for which you need not concern yourself about those who are on diets or have food allergies, either, because a lovely necklace for Mother’s Day is not only calorie-free, but a gift that your mother will appreciate and wear all year long.

    It is also especially important to select the right new mom Mother’s Day gift. A new mother will have a lot on her mind with taking care of her new baby, and thus a gift will be particularly touching to her at this busy yet happy time. A necklace and pendant combination makes an outstanding new mom Mother’s Day gift.

    One great design style are necklace hearts. The necklace hearts come in several different types of configurations, so that you can select the ones that your mother will most enjoy wearing. One style has a large silver heart, and within it a smaller heart representing the mother’s children. Each of these smaller hearts can be personalized with a birthstone suitable for each child’s month of birth.

    Another unique pendant look can be found in personalized necklaces that feature an old-fashioned key. The idea behind this necklace is stated in its name-Key To A Mother’s Heart. The top of the key is fashioned into a heart-shaped frame, inside which are birthstones for each child cut into the shape of a heart.

    Every woman loves a locket-style pendant; for Mother’s Day, your locket can be personalized with engraving. When you open this locket, on one side it has an engraved love letter to your mother, and on the other the sentiment, “I love you.”

    For the mother who loves classic styles in necklaces, pearls are the answer. You can find lovely examples made of mother of pearl, and a poem is included in order to give your gift a personalized touch.

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    Bracelets For Fall and Winter

    Bangle Bracelets – Wear them thick or thin, pile them on and show them off. Bangle bracelets continue to rock as one of the most adopted trends of the year. For fall and winter, mix your thin bangle bracelets with larger enamel or resin pieces for a perfect combination. Or, look for earthly materials in dark wood or leather covered metal. These will hold their ground when worn with heavier knits.

    Embellished Bracelets – With eye-catching stones like emeralds, amethysts, rubies and sapphires, you’ll have just the right amount of sparkle for the season – a lot! You can’t go wrong with playing up the glam factor this year and diamonds or rhinestones are a great way to do it. Re-invent an old LBD with bracelets that play to your forward sense of fashion and willingness to show it off.

    Studded bracelets – Rocker chic is back in a big way. When you’re feeling a little edgy, add a few small studded bracelets to more tailored pieces for a great contrast. The key here is not going for a full on goth look – keep make-up feminine and toned down if you’re going to rock an all black ensemble complete with tough jewelry like studded or chain link bracelets.

    Crystal bracelets – Take advantage of the great deals on CZ jewelry and find a copy of a great original piece that you absolutely must have. Cubic Zirconia bracelets come in just about any color of the rainbow. You can easily replicate the runway looks of Cavalli or D & G with these pieces that provide all the sparkle for a whole lot less.

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    Baltic Amber Jewelry

    It’s old… like really old! (Someone ask me how old… )

    Now when we say that the amber has fossilised over a long period of time, we mean a really really long period of time. Baltic amber comes from ancient forest resin and is approximately 44 million years old! Each little bead is like a piece of prehistoric history to adorn your body with.

    More colour than your Nan’s tie-dyed Woodstock outfit!

    As if this all wasn’t cool enough to begin with, Baltic amber also comes in a number of colours, ranging from milky white, to lemon yellow, to dark red, and even black This makes for a great range of colour preferences, and also allows for some really cool combinations to be made.

    While many people wonder if there are differences between the different colours of Baltic amber, there is no information nor reason to believe that they vary in Succinic Acid content. The difference seems to only extend to visual appearances.

    However keep in mind that some colours, such as pale milky white, are actually very rare. This means some colours do come at a premium price as compared to others.

    Even our ancient ancestors liked to feel better! (I know surprising, right?)

    Use of Baltic amber as a natural folk medicine dates back thousands of years. Amber extracts were used from the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece (c 400 BC) for a wide variety of ailments, with use continuing through the Middle Ages and up to the modern period. Ailments it was used for includes: teething and other pains; protection against disease; treatment for throat, ear, and eye disease; stomach ailments; and more.

    And it works… because?

    The active ingredient for Baltic amber is a compound called Succinic Acid. While the name may sound confronting, it is not corrosive nor irritating for skin to contact. Baltic amber is composed of roughly 3-8% of this compound, which actually has a faint smell similar to pine. When worn as jewellery, the active ingredient is slowly secreted from the beads and enter the body through the skin. This means the wearer does not need to suck or chew on the jewellery, just wear it and look great in the process.

    The US Food and Drug Administration have analysed Succinic Acid and have recognised it as being a safe food additive and dietary supplement. It is not known generally as being likely to cause any kind of allergic reaction from ingestion nor contact.

    OK that’s what Hippocrates said… but what about someone less fossilized and more qualified?

    While Baltic amber has been used as a remedy for thousands of years, in this modern era it is preferred by many to have scientific studies which quantify the exact effectiveness of health care products. Unfortunately, while studies have been conducted to determine the product is safe and allergen free, to date there has been a distinct lack of studies to determine what health benefits Baltic amber may offer. This means that while Baltic amber has not been proven to be effective for treating any ailments, it also has not been dis-proven as an effective remedy either.

    Currently all anyone has to work with is the testimonies and experiences of people who have tried it out for themselves.

    Raw vs Polished… that’s like raw steak or… actually I don’t get it?

    Apart from the obvious differences for colour, Baltic amber jewellery suppliers also offer the choice between Raw and Polished amber. What this is referring to is if the beads are simply shaped and left as is (Raw), or if they are shaped and then buffed to produce a smoother appearance (Polished). In effect, Polished amber will appear more transparent and shiny, where as Raw will have a more frosted glass appearance. These differences do not extend to the actual feel of the beads, as both are smooth to touch, and in a blind test you probably won’t be able to tell them apart.

    Another difference between Raw and Polished comes back to the Succinic Acid content. While there are no studies available to quantify any difference, it is speculated by some that the polishing process may reduce the amount of Succinic Acid which is available at the surface of the beads by rubbing it away. However it is known that both Raw and Polished still contain the compound, which can be confirmed by simply rubbing the jewellery and smelling the faint pine like scent.

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    Luminox Watches

    Since the US Navy Seals adopted Luminox Watches as their symbol, there is a special collection called Navy Seal Dive Watches, which are popular amongst the navy and military people as well as the regular customers. These watches have a special illumination system, which has micro gas lights installed in the dials and other parts of the model as well. The purpose is to see the time, even if you are in complete darkness.

    Luminox Watches for men are sturdy, rugged and trendy. These are the qualities that a man should have, and a watch is a perfect accessory to display these qualities. The watches for men are available in various coloured leather and stainless steel straps, and also in gold and silver bands with huge and different shaped dials. The Luminox Watches for men are also water and shock resistant along with other salient features, showing they are greatly technologically superior.

    Luminox Watches are also available for women in a stylish and chic form. These watches are made beautifully so that they can connect with the women of all age groups. The watches for women are made with leather or steel, silver or gold and also with a wide range of colours and designs which make the watches feminine. Time-pieces for women by Luminox have an athletic feel to them which are perfect for women into adventure and sports.

    Luminox Watches can be bought easily at most of the departmental stores or shops selling watches all over the world. They can also be purchased through many retailers on the web, through their websites, at a rather lower or discounted price, high quality and with a warranty, if purchased with the correct retailer. Also, Luminox Watches have a price-range that is acceptable to everybody. The prices differ on the basis of the features in each watch. However, none of the watches are over-priced and the rates meet the needs of all its consumers.

    Time pieces by Luminox are luxurious and well-designed watches for people from all walks of life. They sell watches that are highly developed, reasonably priced with extra features like the illumination system and water resistance. Luminox Watches is a company that has been progressing like no other in the business of watch-making. They are the perfect blend of style and technology, with many collections like the Twist collection, Navy Seal Dive Collection, Night View Watches, Valjoux Field Watches, Field Day Date Watches etc so that the consumers can have a variety to choose from, according to their needs. All these qualities surely make time-pieces by Luminox a must have for those looking for the most qualitative watch.

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    Factors That Makes Tissot Watches For All

    Flexibility in colours:

    Colour is always an important factor that makes a watch appealing. Tissot carefully chooses colours and applies them to their timepieces. Their men’s and women’s watches are coated with various colours that match the taste of a watch user. This is evident of the brand’s focus in making watches for everybody.

    Whether its rose-golden, golden, grey, silver or other colours, watches of the brand fulfil the demands of a watch user. For instance, the Tissot Touch Collection Moto GP T048.417.27.207.01 watch is coated in black over at its bezel. While its strap has been coloured with red and black making the piece ideal for the men.

    Reasonable in price:

    Price is among the prime factors among the watch buyers. Tissot watches are reasonable in price. They fit the standards and fashion of these timepieces. This contributes to making them so much popular worldwide.

    If you closely look after these watches, you can find that their starting range is from Rs.9, 600 only. This is bearable for nearly everyone. The top-class precise which these watches offer keeps them ahead in the race. Every type of people can afford to buy these watches.

    Moreover, it can also be said that in spite of their effective functions and precise keeping of time, their prices are cost-effective. So, it is clear from this point that these watch models are made for everyone.

    Apt for every style and taste:

    A watchmaker is considered good when their watches fit with every individual’s taste and elegance. Tissot watches are the ones which complement every watch user’s style as well as choice. The brand concentrates on this factor so that the wearers are pleased to wear these watches.

    The dial size, case material, straps, all have variety. This variety makes these watches different and also fitting for every watch user’s choice. Their magnificent patterns give them an added amount of appeal. This appeal keeps these watches adorable for every man and woman watch user.

    There are different watches for both the genders. Tissot watches with their distinctive approach towards individual elegance and taste grabs the attention of everyone who wears them. So, it is needless to say that watches produced by this Swiss watch brand are befitting for every wrist.

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    Select Gold and Silver Charm Bracelets

    Most bracelets are adjustable, so if you buy one for your young daughter, she will not have to wait until she is older before she can wear it. She will be able to start wearing it right away. If you give a charm bracelet as a gift, start her out with a few specially selected charms that reflect things that are special to her. Think about her hobbies, sports that she enjoys, a disc with a personal message engraved on it, special dates, or a number that reflects her age.

    Bracelets are available in several metals, including gold, silver, stainless steel, titanium and others. It is important that the bracelet also reflects her sense of style. An example would be not to buy a bracelet with a very intricate design for a young lady that is very sporty or a simple chunky bracelet with bulky links for someone who is very feminine. It is best to go with a simple style

    Link styles vary greatly too, as do the styles of closing mechanisms, otherwise known as clasps. Most bracelets have the lobster type clasp, toggle clasp or clasps in the shape of flowers or hearts that are particularly special if given to your sweetheart.

    The length of Gold and Silver Charm Bracelets range between seven to eight inches to fit the average female wrist. Buying a bracelet at a size, which is slightly larger, will ensure that it fits in years to come. Giving it as a gift is a great way to commemorate a special relationship and special events in the life of a person who is special to you.

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    Pieces Of Jewelry For Men

    Rings

    The ring that you wear shows your personality. As a man, you can wear any type of a ring from a simple one to a complex, high-end designer piece. The best rings to go for are those made from gold, silver, or diamond. When it comes to wedding rings, go with simple bands with your favorite color.

    Necklaces

    A man’s necklace runs from 18-24 inches in length. When wearing the necklace you need to ensure that the unit lies above the sternum without hugging your neck. The most popular units are chains and leather cords. The cool thing about them is that you can wear them without pendants. When wearing a necklace, don’t shy from customizing via engraving or any other way.

    Bracelets

    Bracelets for men are the latest jewelry trends. There are gold, diamond, titanium, tungsten, stainless steel, rubber, leather and even silver bracelets in the market that you can go for. Just like in women, bracelets aid in adding a bit of shine to your outfit. If you want to appear hip and youthful go for a braided leather unit.

    Earrings

    Yes, earrings are no longer a preserve for women. Most men are also wearing them. You can wear one ring in one lobe or done two rings on both lobes. When buying the units ensure that they aren’t too big for you thus uncomfortable to wear. Also, consider allergic reactions when wearing the pieces. Most people have been reported to be allergic to silver thus be careful when wearing the ring.

    Cufflinks

    You wear cuff links with a French-cuff shirt. The cool thing about them is that you don’t have to wear a certain cuff link with a specific shirt-you can alternate them. While they aren’t versatile, they are diverse thus you can find almost any type of cuff link that you want. They are made from different materials including: gold, silver, titanium, platinum, stainless steel, tungsten, and even gold. Most cufflinks are accented with sapphires, topaz, pearls, glass, rubies and crystal. You only need to choose the one that is ideal for you.

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    Seiko Diving Watch

    The night-time luminosity is excellent, the watch uses Seiko’s Lumibrite technology, which is an organic luminous material. It is not radioactive and works very well. In any ambient light, the matte black dial with clear, tasteful luminous markers and dissimilar hands ensure that you always have the time at a glance. The absence of shiny metal surrounds for the hour markers keeps the dial look clean. The large arrow shaped minute hand on this Seiko diving watch is effectively differentiated from the hour hand so that I never confuse the two. Luminosity of dial and hands are roughly equal. If anything, the hands appear brighter. The luminous dot and bold triangle on the bezel also assures that you are able to track elapsed time in any lighting condition. The 120 click unidirectional bezel moves smoothly and with just the right tension to assure that accidental turns are minimised. I use that feature every day. I find a watch without a rotating bezel to be less useful unless it is a chronograph. Exposure to sunlight or light high in UV (fluorescent, for example) charges the luminous material, making it environmentally friendly. I have no trouble seeing the time at night. The flat crystal sits slightly below the bezel, which should help prevent scratches. I like a day and date function on a watch. Most diver’s watches don’t display the day and that makes this Seiko diving watch seems an even better choice. I love the blue Saturday and red Sunday.

    I swapped out the as delivered rubber strap with a Seiko jubilee style bracelet with flip lock clasp. I found that dresses the watch up nicely and is very comfortable. The strap is great, and conforms to the shape of your wrist after a while, I just prefer a metal bracelet. The crown at 4:00 is large, with fine grooving affording a good grip and is not irritating at all. Thanks to the domed back of the watch, it sits high enough on the wrist so that the crown of this Seiko Diving watch doesn’t form that annoying little callous on the back of one’s hand. For a watch this large, it is surprisingly comfortable. My wrist measures 6 1/2″ around, so I have relatively small wrists. The SKX173 Seiko diving watch crown guard is a visually delightful and wonderfully functional design that I have not seen work as well in any other watch,a terrific feature that is under-reported, IMHO. I remember thinking, on taking the watch out of the box, “Now this is a crown guard… ” It has never snagged on anything. Even if you don’t scuba dive, a Seiko diving watch has a tougher, thicker case /crystal and excellent sealing system, affording maximum protection for the movement within. It just makes sense if you want trouble free operation.

    A lot of concern has been expressed about timekeeping, so I should address that. Due to the Seiko Magic Lever winding system and despite the low mass rotor of the 7S26 movement, winding for me is efficient. I have not set the Seiko diving watch in two weeks, and it is currently indicating within a few seconds of the correct time as checked against an atomic clock using just these two simple tricks. In essence, fully wound, a little slow; not fully wound, a little fast. Your mileage may vary. Some combination of rest position and activity level will dictate your actions if you want the watch to be spot on. This is excellent performance for an unadjusted mass produced watch and says a lot about Seiko’s design talents and quality control. The 21,600 BPH (6 ticks per second) movement ensures lower stress than a high beat movement, increasing longevity. The lack of a hack feature can be overcome by applying slight backward pressure on the crown during setting. Care should be used to not have the watch run backward at this point, because that is bad for the escapement. This works best if the watch is not fully wound. I do not often use this approach, since I can speed the watch up or slow it down in use to achieve a good synchronization within a few days.