Thursday, December 26, 2013

Military Jewish Jewelry

As far as Judaism is concerned military Jewish jewelry is extremely popular. In the Old Testament it is one motif that is most common. It was for Issac that Rebecca was given a nose ring in gold by Eliezer. If you go back to Hoshen you are sure to find Jewish jewelry in military designs now modernized for current tastes and preferences. During the wilderness days, in the Tabernacle at the Temple the High Priest wore a breast plate. Israel’s twelve tribes have been well represented by minerals and gems totaling to twelve in number, a fact included in the Hoshen.

Military Jewish Jewelry

Jewelry items as well as accessories like earrings, necklaces, bracelets, chains, key chains, etc have designs of the Hoshen or Hoshen replicas on them. A number of Jewish themes have been made best use of in the making of pendants as well as amulets in precious stones. It was due the Hoshen considered most holy that the origin of this tradition was born. Different kinds of symbols that are traditional as well as religious are well incorporated into Jewish jewelry with military designs. Symbols like the mezuzah, the Star of David, Hamsa Hand, pendants from Chai etc have been some of the most popular symbols being used in different kinds of accessories and jewelry items.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Patron Saint Medallions

Patron Saint medallions are commonly associated with religious affiliation, especially that of the Christian faith or Catholicism. Not all patron saint medallions are tied to religion. Saints that are not featured as a part of religious lore are often associated with protection or virtue. Patron saint medallions are commonly collected as each different patron saint medal tends to have its own story.

Patron Saint Medallions

Most common patron saint medallions are tied to religion, such as those depicting the figure of Christ, Saint Christopher, or Saint Anne. Others feature figures such as Saint Jude, who while having ties to religion are more commonly worn by almost anyone, even those not of Catholic or Christian faith, due to the meaning associated with the figure on the medal. There are medals favored by those in the medical profession, law enforcement, teaching, and firefighting, each featuring saints that have ties to their professions.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Mindset of Those Who Buy Cheap Gothic Rings

Generally, those people who wear Gothic jewelry belong to a well-defined subculture. They possess a rather specific attitude and adorn their fingers with Gothic rings. They have adapted a quite narrow and undeviating way of thought. That way of thought reflects their belief system - a system that views good and evil as forces that need to exist together. People who wear Gothic rings appreciate the contrast between good and evil, between black and white. Their rings tend to demonstrate their appreciation of those contrasting colors.

Many reasonably priced Gothic rings have been fashioned from pewter. Other cheap rings use stainless steel to mix black and white images. In each case, the pewter or stainless steel ring typically juxtaposes two images, one that is associated with good forces, and one that is associated with evil.

An online search turns up several virtual locations where jewelry lovers can find cheap Gothic rings. Some such items are available at web sites with spooky sounding names. For example, online shoppers can find a stainless band with a black and white Swiss cross. The same site has posted pictures of a chain link band with oxidized sterling silver plating. That inexpensive item contains a blend of different metals: copper, tin and zinc.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Northeastern Fine Jewelry in Upstate New York

Northeastern Fine Jewelry opened its doors in 1980 as a coin shop. Just five years later, the business incorporated and became the jewelry store it is today. Their aim is to provide the very best in jewelry to everyone in the Northeastern area. They give equal treatment to every customer from the smallest budget to the customers who spare no expense. They want every customer to be treated like royalty and to purchase jewelry that is fit for royalty as well. Based upon that creed, they have become the highest volume jeweler in the area. They now have three locations in upstate New York and one location in Vermont.

The designer jewelers at Northeastern Fine Jewelry include more than fifty of the top designers. Mikimoto, Hearts on Fire, Judith Ripka, Favero, Scott Kay, and Tacori name just a few of the designers represented at Northeastern. They also offer designer watches by Cartier, Citizen, Tissot, and Michele among others. Between the four Northeastern stores, 64 designers are represented. Not all designers are available at every store. It is best to check the collections available at each store before making a trip there.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Black Pearl Rings

When it comes to buying pearl jewelry, not only women look for elegance and exquisiteness but also the pearl jewelry must be of excellent quality and above all affordable. Among gold, silver, diamond or platinum jewelry, pearl jewelry made with selective lustrous high quality pearls handcrafted to its finality is equally appealing and truly gives value for the money. Often quality pearl jewelry has been a precious family heirloom possession handed down from generation to generation. Pearls natural iridescence and gracious appearance around the neck when worn as a necklace with any attire truly enhances women's beauty and style.

Black Pearl Ring

Add truly elegant style to any ensemble with this beautiful black pearl ring. The 14K White Gold band features a filigree-like design at the front on either side of the large Black Cultured Pearl.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

What Some Of The Canadian Jewelry Designers Create

There are many Canadian jewelry designers that you can study and find out if they make something you like. Some use glass, wood, or even metal to make their authentic pieces. Some of the Canadian jewelry designers are from all over Canada. Some provinces represented here are Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. They use many of the things found in nature to create some of their special pieces. Some are so unique they are one of a kind pieces. No two earrings may be the same depending on what kind of medium is used to make them.

Black Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Ring

Starting out in Ontario, you will find many female artisans doing delightful pieces. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets are crafted with much care from gold, silver, crystals, and semi-precious stones. Some of the other Canadian jewelry designers use whimsy and fantasy in their jewelry. They use many colors from the spectrum to blend and contrast for a varied look. Some of these Canadian jewelry designers located in Ontario believe that their jewelry should create a story of some kind for the wearer.

In British Columbia, the Canadian jewelry designers use graphite, watercolors and ceramics in their pieces. Some use metal and wood. Glass beads and costume jewelry with huge stones are quite popular today. Some also like to use enamel and silver in their own pieces.

In Alberta, some of the Canadian jewelry designers also use silver in their creations. Some artisans like to use bone or antlers to carve intricate pieces of jewelry. Embroidery designs are quite popular as well with some Canadian people. Still others like gemstones and symbolic designs in their jewelry pieces.

Manitoba brings us some of the really unique Canadian jewelry designers. These artisans like to paint mountain scenes and landscapes on some of their pieces. Pen and ink is also used for designs or symbols. Beads and embroidery are also popular to add to their creative pieces. Some can use a photograph and make it into a very unique piece of jewelry for you.

Quebec has its own personable style as well. Most of their artisans hand make everything using mostly silver or gold. They have several different styles offered. There is profession jewelry, animal jewelry, motorcycle jewelry, and theater jewelry. You can get all of these on a pendant, rings, bracelet, or money clip. Another unique practice is to use egg shells from turkeys, geese, emus, or ostriches. The shell is sculpted into what the artisan wants whether it be a symbol or design.

Nova Scotia has its own one of a kind pieces as well. Canadian jewelry designers in this province like to use a lot of the dichroic glass beads to make jewelry. These come in any shade or color you need and make perfect pieces to add to your creation. These creations are then made into necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. Most of them are wrapped up in silver or gold and wired together for a continuous look and feel. Planning ahead to he future, some of the artisans recycle different items for their pieces. Most look quite vintage and sell for less than you would expect. There are some artists who like to use the petrified wood found in the country to design unique jewelry items. Some pendants and/or necklaces can be fashioned from a single piece of this petrified wood.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Cultured Pearl Rings

Pearls emanate certain warmth and glow not found in other gems, due to their unique formation inside oysters’ body. Unlike akoya pearls, freshwater pearls grow in pond, lakes and rivers. Freshwater cultured pearls are more than just jewels. Pearls are the natural gem product of living organism

White Gold Cultured Pearl Rings

Add some subtle sophistication to your wardrobe with this beautiful pearl and diamond ring. A large, round, white Cultured Pearl is set at the top of this ring. Round Diamonds are set at intervals in the White Gold shank to add shine. You're sure to sparkle in this modern, yet marvelous piece.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Tahitian Pearl Rings

Whether you are interested in Black Tahitian Pearls, Button Pearls, Coin Pearls, Cultured Pearls, Freshwater Pearls, Natural Pearls or South Sea Pearls, our collection of Pearl Rings will surely excite you.

Tahitian Pearl Rings

Diamond value is judged by cut, color, clarity and carat - popularly known as Four-Cs but Pearls are evaluated by the nacre, size, shape and type of pearls. Luster is the hallmark for any pearl. Each pearl type comes with different grading

Friday, December 02, 2011

Founded in 1887: Finlay Fine Jewelry

Based in New York, Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation has long been the largest operator of licensed fine jewelry departments, specifically those that are located in department stores of throughout France and the United States. During the time when its business was prospering, it operated 900 departments in 36 different retailing groups.

Employees of the Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation could be seen selling items at kiosks, typically those found outside of the department stores in various malls.  In order to catch the attention of shoppers, the displayed jewelry would frequently be offered at 50% off. One competitor objected to this practice, and that competing jeweler attempted to challenge its legality. That attempt failed to produce a substantiation of the accusations.
Baileys Fine Jewelry
The basis of that failed challenge was the allegation that Finlay conducted “unfair” business practices. According to that allegation, Finlay advertised discounts from a price that was not associated with a fixed cost. The accusing party tried to prove that this approach resulted in a financial loss for competitors. However, the accuser could not produce evidence that its sales plummeted on Saturdays or during the period leading up to Christmas. Those were the two times when Finlay kiosks always displayed an “on sale” sign.

Posted reviews about Finlay Fine Jewelry seem to back the decision of the judge that heard the case made by Finlay’s competitor. One reviewer indicated that at this challenged Corporation, “...Everything is an open book…” Some other reviewers addressed the charges that Finlay’s employees did not receive a sufficient amount of training.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Christian Wedding Rings

To many people the notion of getting married is a beautiful and religious experience that they want to accentuate with symbols to show their faith and their love for each other. Religion is a big part of many people’s lives and they carry that religious faith into the symbols they use to express their undying love for each other. In some cases these symbols carry over to create Christian wedding rings and there are several things that separate Christian wedding bands from any other kind of wedding rings out there. Being able to identify a Christian wedding ring is simple but understanding its importance is essential.

Christian Wedding RingsChristian

Religion is the cornerstone of many people’s lives and when they decide that they want to enter into the sacrament of marriage they decide to do so with all of the symbolism that befits their religion. For people that practice the Christian faith there are many stories and long traditions that enter into their wedding ceremony and if they choose they can also carry those traditions and customs over to their wedding bands as well. If you were to ask ten different people what their idea of a Christian wedding ring is you would get ten different answers but what it boils down to is the couple’s preference on how they are going to show their undying love for each other and how they are going to work their religion into that ceremony. For some it is enough to have the symbol of the cross engraved on the wedding rings to show their commitment to their faith. This simple symbol has been adapted by Christians into a universal sign of their faith and many people consider having the cross engraved on the outside of their wedding rings to be the creation of Christian wedding rings. Some people require a little more and some people look at their wedding rings as religious symbols and prefer to put their faith on their finger when they get married.

Some people do not stop at having a cross engraved on the outside of their wedding rings to create their Christian wedding rings. Some people will choose an appropriate verse from the version of The Bible that they read and will have that verse inscribed on the inside of their rings. Some will get the same verse on both rings and some will get two different verses on the two separate rings. However they choose to do it this is how these people create their Christian wedding rings. Sometimes they will get a verse name from The Bible inscribed on the outside of the ring so that they can reference the verse whenever they want. The book of the Corinthians is a popular book to quote verses from at a wedding and you will sometimes see Christian wedding rings with the names of verses from Corinthians inscribed on the outside of the ring instead of a cross.

Christian Wedding Bands

Creating a Christian wedding ring is usually at the discretion of the couple that will be wearing them. However they choose to wear their faith as a part of their wedding vows is up to them. To many couples having Christian wedding rings adds something special to the ceremony especially after the rings have been blessed prior to the wedding. Sometimes the couple will seek out the highest ranking authority in their local church to get the rings blessed. However they do it they do it because they want their faith to be a part of their marriage.