Saturday, April 28, 2012

White Gold Anklets - Tips for Cleaning and Storage

White gold anklets are always fun to have on hand, even if you do not get a chance to wear them very often. To make the most out of your anklets, you may want to learn how to properly clean and store them for wear in the future. This is not a complicated process, but it can change a lot about the way you look and how long your jewelry lasts. Follow the tips below and hopefully you will be able to ensure the lifetime of your anklet.

White gold anklets can get tangled with other jewelry fairly easily. Thus it is always a good idea to store them in their own container or slot in your jewelry box. You can use small bags like you would find buttons in for new sweater. These are readily available at any fabric or craft store. If the anklet will not bend like that, you can get a small box to put it in, or you can set it in its own section of the jewelry box. Do whatever you can to prevent tangling because trying to pull the jewelry apart can cause damage in the long run.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Save Money And Make Your Own Gift Basket

The notion of a personalized gift basket can get lost when someone else is doing the personalizing for you. There are some very basic steps you need to remember to create your own gift baskets and as long as you keep the basics in mind you should have no problem expressing yourself through your gift baskets. The difficult part in gift baskets is getting the ideas in your head to come out in your gift baskets but if you pay attention to the details of the basic set up of a gift basket then your ideas will come across crystal clear and everyone will understand exactly what your gift baskets are trying to say.

Creating gift baskets requires a bit of an artist's touch but anyone with the desire and the time can learn how to create some wonderful gift baskets with a personal touch. All you need is the five basic steps to creating a gift basket. Once you master the five basic steps you can then move on to your own adaptations of the basics to create your own truly unique creations.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sapphire Rings, The Perfect Way To Say I love You

Sapphire rings are very romantic on so many different levels. The color of these breath taking rings is enough to make any women go weak in the knees. That is why the Sapphire rings are the perfect way to say I love you. No matter if it's on their birthday or another type of special day, you can rest assured that the sapphire is the best way to put all your words into one thing. After all, sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to say, and you need something to help you. This is a gem that is perfect to fill in for those hard to find words.

Sapphire Heart Ring

There are many ways to say I love you nowadays, but everyone is always looking for that super special way. Usually to show someone you love them you get them a piece of jewelry, but it seems like the diamond is outplayed as a great gift idea. So what gem can you use to insure that you get a great reaction from your gift? This is where sapphire rings come in. If you are not sure what a sapphire is, it's a blue gem that comes in many different shades. This great blue color is a great way to say I love you. Just to point out, the heart of the ocean (which was in the famous movie Titanic) was also a huge sapphire. Sometimes you have to think outside the box. I mean, everyone gets their loved one diamonds on special days. Why not get her something that is a little bit different? Show her that you put a little bit of time into your choice.

Sapphire Round Ring

Now, when you are looking for sapphire rings you will notice that there are many different types, styles, and colors of sapphire rings. After all, nothing can just be easy to do, can it? So choosing the right one for you is a job in its self, and if you are not careful, you can spend all day looking at sapphire rings. One tip I have for you is to not look online. Although you may find better prices online, you can not always tell a lot from a picture. Sometimes the colors come out wrong, and you end up with a ring that you do not want. Even if you get a good deal on a bad ring, it's still a bad ring. I like to be able to see the shape of the sapphire gem before I buy it. This way I know if it's worth the money or not. I am not going to go online and spend a lot of money on a ring that looks nice, only to have it shipped to me and find out that it has a funny color to it. This is sometimes more of a problem with the gold around the gem. Sometimes the yellow gold has a cheap or fake look to it, or the white gold comes out looking too yellow.

Diamond Sapphire Ring

There are lot of gifts out there for you to choose from, and choosing the right sapphire ring is a very important step. However, by taking the time to check out these sapphire rings it is possible to truly impress your loved one. You will be giving them a ring that they did not see coming. When you truly sweep someone off their feet that is a great feeling. You feel like you have just completed a big task, and you will be rewarded later. Let me tell you, when you get them some sapphire rings, you will be rewarded later!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

How To Make Personalized Gift Baskets

When you are trying to think of the perfect Christmas gift for someone you know you can always consider creating Christmas gift baskets. Over the years I have received many Christmas gift baskets and in many cases people will take a variety of small gifts that are represent something personal in one way or another and put them together in a nice Christmas gift baskets. I personally like Christmas gift baskets because it can seem like a never ending supply of Christmas presents and what better supply of Christmas presents is there than never ending? So this year consider making up your own Christmas gift baskets to give to your family and friends.

When people use the word personalized it can usually go one of two ways. You can either personalize something from your own tastes and give that as a gift to someone so that they will always know who the gift came from or you can personalize it to the receiver's tastes and make something that you feel is special to them based on what you know about their personal preferences. Either decision can be a good or bad one depending on how you go about executing it. If you personalize to your own tastes then you run the risk of the receiver not sharing in your tastes and then the gift could wind up being a dud. If you personalize to their tastes that can be even more risky because people are usually very attached to their personal tastes and if you get something wrong then you run the risk of yet another failing gift. But if we run under the notion that it is the thought that counts then we can probably get away with either idea and when it comes to Christmas gift baskets there are few things that offer more opportunity for personalization of a gift than Christmas gift baskets. Once again it can depend on which angle you are coming from as to how popular the gift is but it is always the thought that really counts.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stainless Steel Hoop Earrings

When you have pierced ears, then you must pay attention to the make-up of any item that you place in that tiny hole, the hole that you have in each of your ears. While gold and silver earrings look stunning, they lack the safety features that are associated with stainless steel hoop earrings.

Stainless Steel Hoop Earrings


Surgeons have long used stainless steel tools, because they appreciate the ability of stainless steel to hold up under repeated exposure to rubbing alcohol and boiling water. Those are the elements present during the procedures that allow for sterilization of the steel implements. Those are also to elements that you will need to have "at hand," if you want to make sure that your hoop earrings remain free of dangerous bacteria.

Of course, you should make every effort to limit the amount of bacteria to which your hoops might be exposed. Make sure that your earrings stay covered, by keeping them in a jewelry box. That way they are less apt to pick up any bacteria that might be floating in the air. Still, you must never forget about the need to clean your stainless steel hoops on a regular basis.

Be certain to have some rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs in the area where you store your shiny hoops. A coating of alcohol can remove any bacteria that might have settled on the hard steel surface. Yet you cannot count on alcohol to keep your steel earrings in at least a semi-sterile state. You will need to wash them with boiling water, if you want to be sure that you have killed all the dangerous microbes.

By taking the time to clean your steel earrings, you can free yourself from worries about a possible infection on your earlobe. Rather than checking on the condition of your earlobe, each time that you look in the mirror, you will be able to admire the shine coming from your dangling hoops. Of course, you will want to be sure that your dangling steel earrings remain securely attached to the proper implements in your ear.

Stainless Steel Oval Hoop Earrings


There are two basic ways by which stainless steel hoops can be fastened onto something in the hole of a pierced ear. One way calls for the use of fishhook backings. Semanitica hoops rely on that sort of backing. The hook fits through the piercing and then attaches to the steel hoop.

A second method uses a hinged element, one that closes at the back of the earpiece. That hinged piece then attaches to one of the available clasps. Hoops with a round tube design often have a saddle-back clasp.

The great thing about stainless steel hoop earrings is their ability to enhance any outfit. They look great with both elegant dinner dresses and also with everyday wear, such as jeans. Their polished finish provides them with a long lasting shine.

However, if you have extra sensitive skin, then you might want to wear bioplast or titanium jewelry. A medical grade plastic, bioplast can withstand the extreme conditions that are needed, in order to sterilize its smooth surface.