Are you experiencing any of the following?
Dents or dings in your ring bands?
Loose bracelet links?
All jewelry is not created equal. Some pieces can withstand jumping jacks under an elephant and others seem to come apart with a cool breeze. Sometimes it’s the jewelry, sometimes it’s our personal habits. And there are many factors involved. Knowing these factors can also help us choose jewelry that fits our lifestyle and thus help us avoid regret.
Let’s look at what the cause may be to the damage you’re seeing.
Are you doing any of the following?
Sleeping in your jewelry
Links, toggle closures, posts and brackets can get hung, bent or broken while we toss and turn in our sleep. Not to mention they could come off and get lost! Remove your precious pieces before you turn in. It’ll cut down on those nightmares where someone is stabbing and slashing you. (It’s your jewelry poking and cutting you. lol)
Leaving jewelry tangled or balled up
This can also happen while sleeping, being improperly stored or if wearing it during vigorous movement. Store laying flat with no knots in a linear manner to avoid kinks and breaks.
Hanging heavy or moderately weighted necklaces or bracelets
I can’t stress this enough. Hanging jewelry puts stress on the links, wires, fabric and closures. In cases where the piece is lightweight, it’s ok, but overall, don’t risk the longevity of your piece. Store it lying down & untangled.
Storing in direct sunlight
If your piece has fabric, this is key. Direct sunlight can cause discoloration and/or fading. Not to mention that some sealants/glues may loosen with intense heat (like that through the window of a hot sunny day).
Wearing while jogging, doing dishes, using chemicals or operating machinery with moving parts
Sweat is acidic & dirt can cause wear on the finish of fashion jewelry. The buildup of dead skin & our body’s natural oils can also dull the shine on silver & gold. Avoid chemicals, creams & lotions as well. Some have found that not cleaning their 14K gold rings caused an allergic reaction because of the lotion, dirt and sweat that collected under them. EEEEW! Once cleaned, the allergic reaction stopped. Be careful not to wear loose jewelry (or to be safe, any jewelry) when operating machinery that could pull it off or get caught.
Wearing while gardening, washing dishes, washing your hair, washing your car, playing sports or doing manual labor
Again, dirt, oil, creams, soap with stripping properties, etc. can damage your fashion jewelry or cause buildup on your fine jewelry and require an increase of the number of necessary cleanings. Remove these items while completing these tasks to elongate their life.
Here are some facts about sterling silver:
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. (Hence the 925 stamp found on sterling silver jewelry)
Many precious metals are very soft, which is why they are often combined with something else to add hardness so they will last longer.
Sterling silver tarnishes in the presence of sulfides in the air, emitted by diesel engines. Often, because silver tarnishes, it is often mistaken for imitation or silver-plated material. A good cleaning using natural products or a good quality jewelry cleaner designed specifically for sterling silver will restore the sheen and shine almost immediately (there are cases where more than one cleaning may be necessary. Be sure to follow the instructions to avoid damage to your item-don’t dip stones!!
Here are some ways to organize your jewelry. But notice the strands of pearls in the picture on the right? They should be stored in a line, not rolled or wound.
Silver Plate is a thin layer of Fine Silver placed over a base metal. Also known as Silver Tone, Silver Plate is often considered the most cost effective alternative to the more expensive forms of solid silver jewelry. That said, this form of silver is very thin, wears off easily and degrades in appearance quickly. (You won’t find these items in my selection for that very reason!)
Jewelry shouldn’t be worn in dirty or wet conditions or in situations where a lot of vigorous movement will occur. This is especially true for intricate or lighter weight pieces. Even sturdier pieces can take a beating if put in poor conditions. So love on your jewelry & it’ll be with you for years and years to come!
Questions? Ask away! Contact me.
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Hi! I have the best share today! I came across this lovely lady on YouTube and just fell in love with her style. She’s a lover of the sparkle life too! The videos below show how you can add sparkle to your home using brooch bouquets. This is also great for those brides looking for inspiration! If you’re interested in creating your own bridal/brooch bouquet, just hop on over to my brooch section to take a look at all of the possibilities!
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Until next time, look like no one else!
Hey everyone! I just want to say thank you to all of my new FB fans! I appreciate you choosing to have me in your feed. I know the value of prime Facebook real estate, so I will do all I can to give you some quality pics & updates from The Jewelry Lady! If you are looking for other ways to keep up with me, you can find me (& shop with me) on Pinterest & Facebook. You can also follow me on: Twitter & Instagram!
I hope you enjoy all of the tips & styles I have to offer. Feel free to browse each section of my site & blog & let me know what you think. Got questions? Have a special request? Need advice? Contact me any time! I’m here to help & give you the best, most unique fashion & fine jewelry around.
So again, welcome!
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Hi ladies! I wanted to do a quick recap of new styles that have come in within the last month or so. All of these are now available (while supplies last) on my site, http://www.thejewelryladystore.com. Click any picture to go straight to the site. Shipping is free on all items, so enjoy yourself without the guilt of added shipping.
Cord necklaces debuted this week & were all the rage.
New necklaces, earrings & watches debuted last week. Perfect for fall!
Looking for something special? Need to match a missing earring or find a replacement for a beloved broken piece? Contact me & I’ll help you find it! Just shoot me a picture or detailed description & I’ll jump right on it. Until next time, shimmer, sparkle & shine!
I want to extend a special congratulations to the winners of our ONE YEAR 20% OFF DISCOUNT CODE GIVEAWAY!!! Six ladies saw our poll on Facebook to select my newest release and won 20% off any purchase for an ENTIRE YEAR! All entrants won 20% off their next purchase. So enjoy, ladies!
Here were the contestants…
Here was the winner!!!
And it’s a winner if I do say so myself! If you’ve fallen in love with this piece, hop on over to my store and get yours today! And don’t forget to click the little blue gift box to get an additional 20% off.
Now onto the new releases this week…To keep with the cord necklace theme, I also added these great everyday wears!
Until next time my little gems, don’t forget to look like no one else!
Check ’em out, ladies! The newest styles are out! They’re bold, full of color & personality, just like you!
First up is this adjustable gold tone mesh bracelet. Talk about stylish! It’s classy and chic enough for work, but daring and dressy enough for night. Find it and more goodies by clicking the pic.
Next up is my day to night piece. It’s a waxed multistrand cord necklace with coordinating fish hook earrings. Pair it with a blouse and jeans, a suit or with anything in between! This new kid on the block can’t be beat when it comes to versatility!
For all the lovers of glam, there are 4 styles you’ll just swoon for. First is the crystal necklace grey, clear & gold. Second is the edgy hematite bib necklace set. Aren’t they fabulous? And don’t forget about the edgy link necklaces. Any of these would be a definite winner.
Lastly, I’m wigging out on new watches! They come in lovely, lively colors and some muted, sophisticated tones as well. They’re priced from $28-$38 and are a steal!
Thanks for stopping by to se what’s new this week. Let me know what you think! As always, you can find me on my blog, online store, FB, IG, Twitter, Google+ and email. If you have items you’ve been looking for, give me a shout and I can help you out! Until next time…
I must apologize for my absence. I promise it was for a good reason! My website was all kinds of crazy looking & I had to fix it. As much as I wanted to post on FB, IG, Twitter & Google+, everything linked back to my site. It would have been like yelling, “Hey, come look at my own personal train wreck! Over here!!” So, I took a brief moment to get it all fixed.
So onto why you’re really here: the jewelry! I have tons of new styles that have arrived, but as usual I’m only going to feature a few. There are so many great looks for Fall 2015 that trimming it down to a few is SO HARD! So here are a few goodies to wear to compliment the cool weather, fall leaves & gorgeous views.
This incredible necklace has a fabulous interlocking link that perfectly compliments the smooth, black crystals that will take any LBD (or any little dress for that matter) to the next level! Only $28
These little antique gold post earrings are perfect for fall! Gold, taupe, clear & black express so many colors of the turning leaves & crisp nights. A great pair for only $18.
I’m in love with these earrings! Ok, it’s because I’m a NC A&T SU AGGIE!! #blueandgold #aggies #ghoe #aggiepride Sorry, unless you’re an Aggie, you can’t understand! But these are great for your Homecoming outfit! Whether you’re going to a concert, the step show or out to dinner, these are a great staple! Only $22.
Looking for a classic? This filigree puff heart pendant is just the thing. It’s sterling silver with a link chain included. A timeless piece for an awesome price of $25.
Shine, shine & more shine! This gorgeous Geneva silicone wristwatch is a perfect timepiece for women, but also for men! A great gift for yourself or a loved one at $38. Available in black or white!
So, until next time, enjoy all the vibrance of fall & happy shopping!
Hey y’all! Want a quick wardrobe tip? Always keep a simple white top handy. Why? It’s the #2 item that will solve all of your outfit issues! We all know the LBD is the front runner, but look what one little white top can do…
It’ll take a statement necklace and make it pop!
It can make a large piece seem smaller
This piece is very bold, but the white “calms” the clear crystals and highlights the navy ones). Can’t you just see this going from day to night? A blazer & pumps for work, then a hype pair of heels for night!
And don’t get me started on a corded necklace.
It’ll be leather season before you know it and this would look great under a leather jacket or with a skirt or pants & heels? I’ve paired this necklace with my next favorite staple, double pearl earrings. Check out my post to see more about how to incorporate those into your daily look. In love with them already? Get yours here.
One simple garment to rule your closet! The versatility is endless!
I hope you enjoyed this quick wardrobe tip! I’ll be back with more soon!
Introducing my new favorite necklace! It’s a beautiful double strand chain link necklace with gorgeous pearls. The style level of this piece is through the roof! Not only is it great for a night out, but you can put it with a blazer, cute tee and jeans and rock it to no end! Best of all, it’s not even $30! And with free shipping, you can’t beat it! So ladies, what do you think about today’s item?
Want to make it your own? Order here!
Until next time, remember to look like no one else!
Good morning, ladies! This post will be short & sweet. I don’t know about your area, but here the days are getting drastically shorter. Where it used to be light out until almost 9pm, the sun is shutting down around 7! So I know it’s time to get ready for fall! Here are some great pieces that will perk up your outfits through fall & winter…
Double pearl earrings have become my favorite style staple. Why? They’re incredibly versatile! Mix and match to coordinate with ANY outfit or to create a great eye-catching statement for your lobes…
Up next, gorgeous earrings for those wonderful crisp nights out! Grab a scarf, wrap or pashmina & your heels & you’re done!
And speaking of scarves, wraps & pashminas, there are a few left in stock! Since they’re so low in stock, just contact me to order. I have one in the cheetah print, one in the white crochet, one in the black & white infinity scarf and one in the golden peacock double sided pashmina. Scarves are only $10 and the pashmina is $30.
Hi everyone! I’m back from vacation in Virginia and ready to share some of the little snippets of our getaway adventure! I must say, we did a lot. But it was awesome!!
One thing I love about Virginia is the views. You can’t beat the sky! It’s a gorgeous blue and the air is 1000 times better than here in Greensboro. And I live in what’s considered the country! I suppose it’s due to all of the trees here (which ironically enough aren’t the reason for the name of the city of Greensboro). When you lay down for the night you’re out like a light. They say it’s due to the clean air. I wish I could bring back a ton of that air to help me sleep like that every night! Check out some of the beautiful views:
We stayed in a magnificent cabin with 3 bedrooms and a loft. There was a river that ran around 3 sides of it. Wildlife was everywhere. My parents and oldest son tell me they were run back indoors by a racoon one night while roasting marshmallows! Yeah, I took their word for it. You won’t hear about me being eaten by a rabid raccoon! Anyway, back to the photos. This is the view from the bridge.
Here’s the cabin! It had a humongous wrap around porch, a back eating area with grills, seating and a fire pit and even came with a snuggling area nearby!
Anyway, that was our little vacay. I hope you enjoyed the pics. I hope to be sharing more of our crazy exploits soon. I may be a little late on posting the newest selections. You know how vacations are. You need another one just to get back into the swing of things!
Until next time…smoochies!
Hello my lovely one! This week I’m debuting some of my newest bridal selections chosen with you in mind. They’re nothing less than stunning and will reflect the beauty within and out!
This incredible headpiece is sure to make heads turn. The jaw dropping design is intricate and feminine. The clear rhinestone encrusted accessory has a swirl and flower pattern and comes with a black elastic band for security. Elegance & grace! Click here to view & order it now.
Up next is a dainty number that is sure to please. With delicate, clear rhinestones in a two strand overlapping design, this intricate piece is an ode to simplicity. Your natural beauty will shine while this piece beautifully accompanies it! For more information & to order, click here.
Every princess needs a tiara! Whether for a wedding, sweet 16 or just ‘cuz you’re fabulous, put it on and let your reign begin!
The last of this beautiful bunch is so stellar that we had to include a closeup! It’s oozing with opulence and is truly divine! Perfect for the unapologetic diva bride or the mother of the bride/groom who wants her presence known AND felt!
Until next time, be sure to look like no one else!
Man, I am SOOOO excited to finally, officially release my new website.
Better navigation for you.
Weekly new products for you.
A better layout for you.
Seamless transition from my blog to my website and back.
I can finally, finally, finally have products show in order from newest to oldest!
Ok, that last one was for me, but it was taking me forever to drag and drop those items every week! Side note: if you are a business owner selling products and are thinking about using Weebly, contact me before you take the plunge. I can share some facts with you that could be deal breakers! Ok, back to the important stuff.
Here are some of the newest selections that are now available. And don’t forget, save 10% off by using the discount code TENPER at checkout. It ends today!
Here’s a quick preview of a few styles that came available this week & last week:
(Click the pic to be taken to the information & order page)
I’ll be back soon with my next post on how to courageously wear large fashion jewelry pieces. So get ready to see me stylin’ an profilin’ (ok, mostly posing and grinning!) lol
Until next time, be sure to look like no one else!