Archive for August, 2011

31 August

Crystal chandelier earrings

Earrings are a must have accessory for any woman, and even more so when you are going to a special occasion like as wedding jewellery or a prom jewellery. Crystal chandelier earrings are the must have accessory for special occasions like that. And if you are lucky you might even find a pair of crystal chandelier earrings that can be worn to work or even to a special occasion.

Crystal chandelier earrings come in many different styles shapes and colours. And thats what makes crystal chandelier earrings so versatile to wear to so many different occasions. They can be worn with jeans and a top or even as wedding jewellery or prom jewellery. Crystal chandelier earrings are a great way to accesorise any outfit and you really can make a real impact at any occasion by wearing them.

Whether you are looking at wearing a black outfit, pink outfit or white outfit, we have the right colour chandelier earrings for you to wear and you can go wrong with our crystal jewellery as it is all of the highest and most unique quality.

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30 August

Kim Kardashian wedding jewellery

Kim Kardashians wedding is the talk of the moment as far as celebrity events are going. And we cant help but comment on her wedding jewellery which was by far the best and most glamorous wedding jewellery we have seen on a celebrity wedding in many years. Kim Kardashian looked stunning in her dress and her wedding jewellery really finished her outfit off.

Diamonds really were a girls best friend as far as Kim was concerned!We already know that he wedding ring was a 20.5 carat platinum ring from Lorraine Schwartz which was valued at over $2 million. But what about the rest of her wedding jewellery? Well she was give a wedding band by her basketballer husband that 15 carats and worth $200,000! And lets not forget her stunning hair jewellery, the diamond headpiece which seemed to be a hommage to her Armenian heritage. She also wore diamond earrings, all of which was from Lorraine Schwartz.

But you dont have to pay millions to get Kims look on your wedding day as Swarovski crystal wedding jewellery can do just as good a trick for a fraction of the price.

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2011 has been a great year for wedding jewellery. Supply has been ample, and selection even more so. 2011 has seen the rise of bolder, more bling hair accessories, and more importantly hair headbands.

The Hair headband has been increasing in supply, style and selection. It has been a definite addition in recent bridal fashions, and has essentially replaced the hair tiara.

Looking at 2012, this trend will continue, and we expect more styles to come through in the coming year. The hair tiara may have a seeing, but with the headband as a serious contender, it is hard to call!

Love, Shefaly

So, all the celebs are out in force to look at different opportunities. Fashion Jewellery is one of the areas of focus for them. But the question is, are they any good? Or are they just pushing jewellery which they dont really know and a middle man just buys from China and sells to the west?

We have been selling, retailing, making, wholesaling, and reselling jewellery for more than 6 years now. We think, as a result, we are in a good position to question the celebs in this area. Especially as our reach is worldwide, we have sold more than 25,000 items, and have a client base of more than 7,000 people worldwide. Impressive, i know!

Looking at Kim’s range, it has a feel for her style. It does look like something that you would see her wearing at award shows. The quality, we are not so sure about. We can only comment on the images of what we have seen. It looks like the quality is not the best, and does look like a china bulk buy.

However, we love Kim, so we love her style. As a result we recommend a buy, or at least a try!

Love, Shefaly

 

23 August

Hot costume jewellery

Costume jewellery is a great way to accessorise your look with. It can turn any outfit from drab to fab. You just need to know what is hot when it comes to costume jewellery and thats what we here at Shefaly can help you with. Hot costume jewellery is easy to come by if you know what you are looking for and what will look good on you.

At the moment crystal costume jewellery is really hot. Whether you are going to wear it as bridal jewellery, holiday jewellery or just for fun, crystal costume jewellery can really make you look stunning. So you could just wear a small cocktail ring to work. Or you could wear a crystal cuff bracelet as your wedding jewellery. But whatever you do opt for crystal costume jewellery because it really is the piece de resistance when it comes to costume jewellery.

There are other types of costume jewellery as well ofcourse, but if you are looking for hot costume jewellery go for crystal costume jewellery. You never though, we might be reporting next week that another type of costume jewellery is in fashion so keep a look out on our blog for tips and ideas.

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18 August

Holiday costume jewellery

So the summer holidays are slowly coming to an end, but so many people decide to go on their summer holiday at this time of year to end the summer off with a bang. Whether you are going to Thailand, Australia or Blackpool, you have to think about what costume jewellery you are going to wear on your summer holiday, and whether it is evening costume jewellery or daytime costume jewellery as it can be vastly different.

Costume jewellery can be worn to many different occasions including your annual holiday. So what would you take with you on holiday when it comes to costume jewellery? Well as far as daytime costume jewellery goes you want to wear what will suit the weather. So if you are going somewhere really hot and sticky the last thing you want is to be laiden with costume jewellery that will make you itchy and even more uncomfotable in the heat. So go for small crystal earrings, a small bracelet or just a cocktail ring. In the evening you can go all out and wear cuff bracelet and chandelier earrings as it is cooler.

For cooler climates you can be more versatile in what you wear so you can wear stretch bracelets, or necklace and earring sets. You can even wear glamorous earrings if you like. The same goes for evenings in cooler climates, and dependant on what you are doing, you can mix and match your daytime costume jewellery with your evening costume jewellery.

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Although there are many types of costume jewellery pieces out there, there are some pieces of costume jewellery that are timeless and would look great with anything you decide to wear it with. Crystal bracelets is one such piece of costume jewellery that you can come to rely on as a a statement piece of costume jewellery thats just perfect for any occasion.

Crystal bracelets come in many different shapes and colours. This is what makes it a very versatile piece of costume jewellery. Crystal bracelets are great as wedding jewellery or as prom jewellery or even for work if you pick the right type of crystal bracelet and accessorise it with the right type of earrings for example. One of our favourite crystal bracelets is the Romance her in Crystal bracelet, which is sparkly yet oh so elegant.

Crystal bracelets can also be paired with a stunning cocktail ring to really finish a look off if you want to go for overstated rather than understated. And with the range of colours that you get for all costume jewellery including crystal bracelets you can really make any piece of costume jewellery match any outfit.

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15 August

Our favourite costume jewellery…

People love wearing costume jewellery and we all have our favourite pieces of costume jewellery. Whether you are a man, woman, girl or boy you will have that piece of costume jewellery that you just love to wear and will match more or less any outfit that you have ro any occasion that you need to attend. But what is your favourite piece of costume jewellery?

Well my favourite piece of costume jewellery has to be cocktail rings. I just love to wear a sparkly cocktail ring to any occasion. Whether it is attending a wedding or to a summer ball a cocktail ring adds a bit of class and glamour to an outfit. This is especially so if you arent a huge fan of statement chandelier earrings or statement necklaces. Just wear small crystal stud earrings and a dainty bracelet and add a little bit of glamour with a cocktail ring.

Thats my favourite piece of costume jewellery, but what is your favourite piece of costume jewellery? Drop us a line here below and let us know your favourite piece of costume jewellery.

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13 August

Crystal Costume Jewellery care

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.

 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.

 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

Hope that above helps!

Love Shefaly

Its that time of the year when preparations take place for SCD! Once again, Shefaly has been engaged to provide hair accessories and costume jewellery to the production team so that the celebs can be glam’ed up!

Look out for new sparkling pieces for the remainder for FY11, We had some special pieces, as one off items, custom made and designed for the show. Our key products will include Hair Claws, Hair headbands, Hair Pins, statement hair accessories, and crystal earrings.

We will be sure to post some production pics on the site too, before the show is aired on TV!

Love, Shefaly