• Jewelry

    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.

  • Watch

    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.

  • Fashion Accessories

    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.

  • Jewelry

    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.

  • Watch

    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.

  • Fashion Accessories

    Bridal Hair Accessories

    • A good idea would be to have the bride get her hair accessories styled in such a way so that they complement her gown. For example, if her dress has tassels, fabric twists, or flowers, she can choose to have some kind of tassel or twist styling on her hair accessories as well, or she can opt for flowers to adorn her hair.
    • Feeling princessy? That need not be a problem — brides can wear a tiara or a hair band encrusted with jewels to come up with an actual vision of herself as a bridal princess. Or, if she would want to be queen, why not wear a crown with the veil? Another idea: if the bride wants some kind of 70’s Hollywood drama going on, it might be a good idea to have her wear a wide brimmed hat with her wedding head piece.
    • Get inspired by nature! Why not get a whole flower bouquet right on the bride’s head for her wedding? That would be really creative.,
    • Since it is said that brides should look their best during their wedding day, it may also follow that brides should dazzle and sparkle, too. Say this with hair accessories that sparkle and shine, such as hair jewels, genuine or faux, in the form of hair magnets, snaps, or floaters, or combs encrusted with genuine or faux crystals.
    • Pony tails are still chic even in events as formal and special as weddings. Some creative ways to wear the pony tail for a wedding: put fun accessories such as feathers, wear it in two or more pigtails, knot, splay, or highlight colors. Also chic ideas are to tie several pony tails and knot them together, wear the pony tail on the side, add extensions, or to braid.
  • Watch

    Swiss Watches Ideal For Men

    Innovative Design:

    Swiss watches remain at the top when you consider the design of a watch. For instance, the Omega Constellation Globemaster 130.23.41.22.06.001 watch. It has an iconic construction that makes it a different one. This appraised Swiss watch for men has 18K Sedna gold bezel that intensifies the beauty of this piece.

    This Annual Calendar watch is marked by the months of a year on the greyish dial of this amazing timepiece. A yellow star has been fixed below the “Co-Axial Master Chronometer” typing. It makes you feel special.

    Active features:

    Features of a watch matter a lot. They function to make a timepiece an accurate one for a wearer. The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 SBF8A8001.11FT6076 watch is made for the modern men. It is included with functions like Alarm Clock, Bluetooth, Day Date, Wi-Fi, Chronograph, Android Wear and much more.

    This modern TAG Heuer timepiece runs like a Moto GP racing car. This Swiss watch is appropriate for the active men. They get themselves connected with this model because of its ultimate accuracy and most of all it provides something extra than only time. By wearing it on your wrist, you can do several tasks at one touch.

    Use of materials:

    Among many things, materials or substances contributes a lot to make timepieces solid and durable. Rado, the Swiss watchmaker always focus on the quality of their watches and so they give emphasis on the objects that make their watches ahead than others. They are the ones that first used “ceramic” as a material to make models. From then, they have entered into the history.

    The Rado Centrix R30181312 watch is an automatic one that is made of high-tech plasma ceramic substance. It makes the watch a long-lasting and hard one for the robust men.

  • Fashion Accessories

    Choose Bracelets With Names for Couples

    Bracelets as gifts.

    Now, why should we pick a bracelet as a gift? A bracelet will definitely be a good relic serving to contain a precious bond between two partners. It will be fashionable to wear, can be a good way to keep yourself attached to your loved one and further stay harmonized with the latest trends and culture of the world. Bracelets can also be ornamental and unique making it one beautiful way of expressing someone how special he or she actually is. Let us now shortlist bracelets as a satisfying gift for adorable couples!

    Name in bracelets.

    Now we come to the specifics of choosing relevant bracelets. Bracelets should certainly be unique and attractive so that people feel special about owning this relic. How can we approach better ideas in making our bracelets special? Name bracelets can be one of them. Yes, by carving the names of the loved one you give the bracelet a marker of identity. An identity which needs to live through time to symbolize the beauty of your relationship. Names carved on bracelets with stylish and classic font will seem incredibly fashionable too.

    Photographed bracelets.

    Photographs are very representative of human relations. It is the best way to keep a record of moments that we forever want to cherish on. We store photographs of our beloved but how nice would it be to wear them with us. It would, in turn, motivate us to be cheerful with a precious token of love worn around your wrist. That’s right, photographed bracelets are no fantasy. The idea is welcoming and couples sharing photographed bracelets with each other will bridge the gap of between expressions and materials.

  • Jewelry

    Make Your Jewelry Shine

    Go for the multipurpose baking soda.

    Baking soda has tons of uses and it will prove to be a practical solution for this job as well. It is especially good to remove that unwanted tarnish that silver can get. Just prepare a paste by adding a couple tablespoons of water to ΒΌ cup of baking soda.

    Then all you need to do is to rub smoothly and rinse. Then dry it off with a clean tissue. Be extra careful if the jewellery features gemstones as you don’t want to take them off their setting.

    Brush the dull off.

    Toothpaste is great for jewellery care and it works for all types of items. Get a toothbrush with medium hard bristles and you’ll see how the residue comes off immediately.

    This works also for silverware or jewellery that contains any type of gems, including opaque stones like pearl or opal. Just make sure to go for a softer toothbrush and the toothpaste will do its magic just fine.

    It’s recommended to go for simple white toothpaste. Colourful abrasive particles might get in the tiny spaces of the designs or underneath the gemstone and it will take longer to get them out.

    Clean it with gentle household products like window cleaners.

    This works for metal items or pieces that don’t contain delicate gemstones. Avoid using this method for organic gemstones as the ingredients might be too harsh and trigger discolorations.

    Prepare some soapy water.

    The good old soap and water mix will be ideal even for the most delicate surfaces. Go for mild soap and immerse the jewellery in the soapy water.

    Rub them a bit using a clean cloth and all the traces of sweat or dirt will vanish. Remember to let them properly air dry before storing them, especially if the items include gemstones.

    Beer can come at handy too.

    This alcoholic beverage is suitable for cleaning solid gold jewellery that’s free of any gemstones. Add some to a cloth and rub. Go for the traditional golden pale lager (also known as Pilsner) and avoid dark ales, flavoured colourful beers or anything else as they could contain caramel or artificial colourings that could stain.