Archive for March, 2009

20 March

Statement costume jewellery

The oversized handbag will never go out of fashion, but a new contender, statement costume jewellery, is now in the race which will tell us which fashion accessory will be the most popular amongst women this coming year, it could be the statement costume jewellery piece or still be the oversized handbag. Recent research has shown that people are spending more than ever on costume jewellery. The good thing is there are really affordable pieces available for all. And the statement costume jewellery is a great way to accessorise your outfit and make it truly unique outfit.

This coming year sees statement or giant costume jewellery as being a must have accessory, and the easiest and cheapest way to accessorise your outfits. The catwalks have seen breathtaking pieces of costume jewellery. Whether you are looking at cuff bracelets, chandelier earrings, cocktail rings or necklace sets, the bigger the better.

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Costume jewellery can come in all different styles, shapes and colours, but one of the most versatile types of costume jewellery is cocktail rings. Cocktail rings are any girls must have accessory especially with the fact that costume jewellery is now all about statement jewellery.

Cocktail rings can come in many different styles, shapes and colours. The cocktail ring that suits you is going to be just as much about your own personal taste than what is in fashion. If you are looking for something that is fashionable you need to go for a statement costume jewellery cocktail ring, like the flower power cocktail ring or the mish mash cocktail ring. With their classic and timeless designs these cocktail rings are very en vogue.

Whatever costume jewellery you decide to wear, wear it with style with the House of Jewels!

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17 March

Sexy hair with sexy hair accessories

Hair accessories are still the must have costume jewellery accessory for any girl to wear with any outfit whether it is for work or for any day of the week. Hair accessories come in many different styles shapes and colours but what is going to suit you will be your own personal taste.

You can dress your hair up with hair combs, hair slides, hair claws or pony holders and all these hair accessories can make your hair look even sexier whether it is for bridal hair accessories or just to wear to work. We even have tiaras to dress up your hair on your wedding day.

Why not try adding a gorgeous little sparkle hair slide to your luscious loose locks, or wear a hair comb in a French pleat on your wedding. For little girls we have the beautiful mini winged beauty hair claw, or for bridesmaids the gorgeous sparkly crystal hair band. For those of you who like to have your hair up and out of the way, wear your hair up in a pony whilst sparkling with a stunning crystal pony holder.

Hair accessories can be worn in so many different ways for so many different occasions. And, as you can see, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg (unlike the “it” bags of last season!) so you can be trendy whilst not having to pay a fortune.

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14 March

Wholesale costume jewellery

Whether you have a high street store or an online costume jewellery shop, you need a wholesale costume jewellery to buy your costume jewellery from to make sure you are ahead of the fashion and trends. Now you can get wholesale costume jewellery and wholesale fashion jewellery at fantastic prices. As an online retailer we have fewer overheads than that of other companies and therefore can pass these reduced savings onto our customers. 

Our minimum quantities are low as well as the price of our costume jewellery so you can be guaranteed that even with the credit crunch you will get some fantastic prices for the costume jewellery therefore being able to pass on these savings to your customers. We still see many new shops opening up or even more popular, jewellery parties taking place. These are all ways in which women or men can help earn a little extra cash for their household whilst thoroughly enjoying themselves with their friends and family.

It’s not only our costume jewellery that really makes great pieces in a shop, but also crystal cuff links. And with the majority of our cufflinks encrusted with Swarovski crystals you really cannot go wrong with this high quality costume jewellery.

Contact us at Shefaly | House of Jewels and we will be happy to go over your needs whether you are looking for bridal costume jewellery, fashion accessories or men’s cuff links.

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11 March

Grooms news- cuff links for the bridegroom

When it comes to weddings women have so many things to look forward like their wedding dress, bridal costume jewellery and the whole wedding celebration altogether. So what about the groom? Well Shefaly| House of Jewels has developed a whole line of cufflinks that are ideal for men to wear on their big day.

The cufflinks are made from Swarovski Crystal and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so there’s a pair to match anyone’s taste. The cufflinks are ideal for men who have style and love a bit of bling.

The cufflinks were designed with Greek and Roman Mythology in mind. Therefore all the cufflinks are named after Greek or Roman gods. For example, Nyx is the Greek goddess of Night. The cufflinks have been designed with a spear like look to it, as Nyx was often seen with a spear. Nyx is often seen with Erebus by her side, who is the God of Darkness. The design of the Erebus cufflinks kept this in mind by having sharpness to its square edges depicting an end (the opposite of this being a circle which shows something as everlasting).

And for you? Why not try a matching piece of costume jewellery, whether it is a necklace, earring or cocktail ring? Just take a look at all our products and decide.

Have a look at these truly special cufflinks, which are soon to appear on a high street near you!

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Precious jewellery can be xo expensive, especially since gold and silver is so dear now, just look at its price on the stock market! So what alternative does a fashionable girl have in this day and age? Costume jewellery and fashion jewellery is the way to go when it comes to saving money.

Costume jewellery and fashion jewellery is perfect for bridal jewellery. Pearls and diamonds can be so expensive unless you are Paris Hilton, so why not go for Swarovski crystal jewellery or Cubic Zirconia encrusted jewellery? There are so many classic designs out there that costume jewellery can look so fabulous with your perfect wedding dress.

Costume jewellery is also a great way to update your wardrobe. You don’t have to buy designer jewellery like Dior or Gucci, although one off pieces of designer costume jewellery are a must have for a girls jewellery box. A way to update an old outfit is by buying adding a new piece of statement costume jewellery or fashion jewellery. This is a great way to look so in fashion.

So if you want to look really fashionable buy some costume jewellery to make you look really fabulous.

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5 March

Costume Jewellery & Fashion Jewellery Care

Sterling Silver Silver is a precious metal and much like gold it is too fine to be made in a 100% form. To make it durable for costume jewerly, pure silver (999 fineness) is often alloyed with small quantities of copper (7.5%), thus comes sterling silver (92.5% or .925). Copper is added to strengthen the silver and make it durable to be use as a decorative or in fashionable jewerly.

Retaining the finish and value of your costume jewellery is quite easy. It’s simply a matter of knowing what and what not to do! Listed here are tips on how to take care of your precious jewels, what to avoid, how to clean jewellery and much more……!!

 Maintaining your gem’s colourful sparkle! – Gemstone Jewellery

  • The best single piece of advise we can give you is to wipe your precious stone jewellery with a clean, soft damp cloth after wearing. This little habit will ensure that your costume jewellery is always looking its best.
  • When your gemstone costume jewellery is not being worn, storage in a soft pouch is recommended.
  • There are some things to avoid. Salt water and harsh chemicals such as chlorine bleach or detergents can cause damage. The chemicals erode the finish and polish of the gems leaving them dull. Hairspray, perfume and perspiration can also cause dullness if not regularly cleaned off.
  • Because gemstones differ so much, so do their cleaning procedures. It really is best to have your Showcase jeweller advise you on them individually. We can also check its condition and advise you of any repairs that may be necessary to restore its full beauty and value. It’s certainly the safest way to ensure you retain the value and sparkle of your treasured pieces.

 Keeping silver bright and shiny. – Silver costume Jewellery

As with most precious metals, in time silver will oxidize. Properly maintained silver actually improves with age. It develops a lush patina when treated well.

  • Simply clean with a mild soap and water solution. Pat dry with a soft cloth. If dirt is more stubborn a silver cleaner is appropriate. But don’t rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or fine piece of felt. Tissue paper or paper towels will cause scratches.
  • Like other costume jewellery, avoid wearing silver in chlorinated water as this will discolour it.
  • Store your silver jewellery in a cool, dry, dark place. A tarnish preventative bag is a good idea, or wrapped individually in plastic pouches, a soft piece of felt or cloth.
  • As air and light cause silver to tarnish, the less of them the better when stored.

 Pearl costume jewellery

  • Keep hairspray and perfume away from your pearls, this can permanently damage the coating on your precious beads. After applying hairspray and perfume wait a few minutes for it to dry completely before putting on your pearls.
  • Don’t store pearls in plastic bags, always store in the box or silk pouch that they should be supplied with.

 Beaded costume jewellery

  • If you have beaded necklaces such as gemstone, or pearls, store them flat, preferably in a silk pouch. If the string breaks, let a professional jeweller restring them for you. If you are considering buying expensive beaded jewellery look for beads are a knotted between each bead, so that if the string breaks you won’t loose so many beads!

 Fashion Jewellery

  • Gold or Silver plated items can vary considerably in quality. To be called Gold Plated, jewellery only needs to be coated in gold up to 1 micron. Better made products are usually coated upto 3 microns. Because precious metals are only coated onto base metal, the care instructions given above are even more relevant.
  • We would also personally advise you not to wear fashion jewellery on a day to day basis, but rather for “special occassions” – that way you’ll enjoy them for much longer!

 Protection

  • Always protect your costume jewellery from sharp blows, scratching, chemicals, sunlight and heat/cold. Ideally, store your jewellery in a soft lined box or pouch.
  • Try to keep pieces apart, so that they don’t rub together or tangle up.
  • Wear jewellery for appropriate tasks, avoid wearing rings when cleaning, gardening or performing sports activities.
  • Don’t let your costume jewellery come into contact with nail polish removers, perfume and hairspray
  • Clean your costume jewellery regularly, use a professional jewellery cleaning product (always read the manufacturers instructions)
  • When washing your hands (away from home) – don’t place your rings on the wash basin – remove them and place them onto your necklace or place in a pouch in your handbag/purse

Never go swimming in your costume jewellery, chlorine in swimming pools can cause damage.

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Buying costume jewellery and fashion accessories online has never been easier and so convenient. You no longer have to travel down to your high street on a really busy Saturday just to find that they have nothing you like! In addition, high street prices are generally so much more expensive since that have such high overheads, whereas online, costume jewellery and fashion accessory retailers can offer reduced price high quality costume jewellery, including cocktail rings, hair accessories and bridal jewellery, since we have reduced overheads.

There are many things to consider when buying from an Online Costume Jewellery Shop.  Most importantly is to make sure that the online store offers a secure checkout where you know your card details are safe. A few well known payment carts are; World Pay, PayPal and Protx. Also make sure that the Online Costume Jewellery Shop has a telephone number you can contact them on should you have any problems. You don’t really want to wait for an email reply. Always check their returns policy too just in case you are unhappy with you jewellery. As long as the store has these main points you should feel confident in buying from the store.

If you need any help in buying costume jewellery, or have found somewhere else and are not really sure please do contact us and we will be happy to help. Feel free to browse our extensive range of costume jewellery on our online costume jewellery store, Shefaly | House of Jewels.

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