Skin jewelry are sensual and
feminine. It includes short necklaces, earring, rings and
bracelet. Silver and gold jewelry used together looks
contemporary. If both metals are mix with pearl it breaks up the
overly feminine look.
If youíre going
out to a formal dinner, use crystals or rhinestone. It will look
perfect for the night. For casual look, you can combine a short
choker with long strands. With a turtleneck, dangling earrings
looks fabulous but if you are at work never use dangling jewelry.
It doesnít work with an office look. Chokers are nice and elegant
but they donít usually work on short, thick necks. They look good
on long faces and neck.
that stops at the breastbone looks good on women with big bust.
For tall women, a necklace with thirty-four to thirty-six inches
gives them a good balance.
To make the right choice and to assess how all the different
length looks on you use a full length mirror.
In buying pearls, to check if itís genuine, rub a pearl gently
across the bottom of your teeth. If the gem feels mildly abrasive
like the sand then you can tell that itís real.
Bracelets are feminine, fun and sexy. Cuff bracelets comes in a
same shades and places as beads. Skinny bangles either gold,
brass, silver also looks good in great numbers. Chain-link
bracelets can look stylish if you mixed them with narrow bangles
and ivory beads and wood beads look good with silver and gold.
Earrings are the accessory closest to the face. You need a full
length mirror to show whether the proportion is right. Wearing
gold or pearl buttons are suitable for daytime use. Dangling
earrings are good for evening, weekend or at home look.
If you have oval-shaped face a round medium sized earring like a
big circle with pearl in the middle will look good and for women
with round face or jaw wide use a flat, slender drops or oval
button earring looks best. A pear shape earrings, wider at the
bottom will be flattering to triangular face.
If you don't have piercing, wearing a clip earrings is a good
Rings comes in different settings. When you are buying a diamond
ring, to tell if itís real or not, look through the back of the
cut stone while holding it above newsprint. If you can see even
small letter, then it is fake. Real diamonds distort the print.
The birthstone rings are considered forever classics. They are
good accent to your evening wardrobe.
Simple and slim baguette band, gold cigar bands and insignia rings
look good on short fingers.
Jewelry Care and Maintenance
Mix a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid in a small bowl of warm
Immerse for 10 to 15 minutes and then gently clean with a soft
Rinse with lukewarm water, then dry and buff with a soft cloth.
For quick fix, dip in rubbing alcohol. Rinse and then dry.
The best way of storing gold jewelry is by wrapping them
individually to avoid scratches.
To maintain the luster, it should be taken off before shower or
Soap makes it dull. Chlorinated water eats up the metal, so avoid
wearing them in chlorinated water.
cleaner should be used if itís tarnished. Dipping it with very hot
water might help too.
You can use a paste cleaner for jewelry with intricate design and
then wipe it with a clean soft cloth.
In storing silver, it should be place in a dry box, keeping it
away from light, air and dampness.
You can wrap then in a tarnish preventive bag or cloth.
The best way to prevent tarnishing is using it frequently. Donít
use in chlorinated water.
A mixture of
equal part of water and ammonia or rubbing alcohol can be used in
Immerse it for a few minutes and clean it with a soft bristle
To prevent form scratching during storage, wrap them individually.
Bleach, chlorinated water or other household products can damage
and discolor the mounting.
It should be taken off before working.
wipe with a soft water-moistened cloth to remove residue.
If you are wearing them several times a week, once a year moisten
a soft clean cloth in a solution of one part mild dishwashing
liquid to 20 parts lukewarm water, and rub each pearl
Wipe off with a damp, clean cloth and buff dry. Let the pearls air
In storing it should be stored separately to avoid scratches.
Donít put them in a plastic bag. Pearls need air to maintain it
Use a chamois clothe, satin bag or wrap in tissue.
Put on pearls after applying cosmetics, perfumes and hair spray.
Using it frequently will maintain the luster of the pearl because
natural skin oil can be absorbed.
stones in mixed mild dishwashing liquid and lukewarm water for a
Clean with a soft bristle brush and then pat dry with soft
It should be store separately to avoid scratching.
Donít expose to saltwater, chlorine, or detergents, which may
slowly erode the finish and polish of the gems.
If your gems are set in metal follow the cleaning method
recommended for metals.