Engagement ring accessories essentials

Once the question is raised, there’s a lot to cross out on your list, especially when wedding planning begins. In any bride’s life, it’s hard to stop and focus on your shiny new jewelry at this exciting time. However, there are also plenty of accessories that can be perfectly matched with diamonds to kick off your wedding. In order to make this precious ring safe, shiny and clean, let’s take a look at which engagement ring accessories every bride-to-be must have!

Ring Box or Jewelry Organizer

Especially if your ring comes with a box that’s on the flimsier side, you may want to invest in a quality ring box to store your new bling in. There are so many of these on the market, from luxe velvet ring boxes that can be personalized with an initial to wooden boxes that can withstand almost anything you put them through. Boxes like these are perfect for transporting your ring on the go and finding one with two slots for that eventual wedding band is another great idea.

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If a single box is not your style, a jewelry organizer may be a wise investment at this point of your life. This is useful for more than just your engagement ring, but also keeps your earrings, necklaces, and bracelets organized and all in one place no matter where your travels take you.

Workout Gear

Who would have thought that even your ring needs gear when it comes to protecting it during a workout? When you hit the gym, you want to take extra care to ensure that your prized ring is protected and safe. You may not want to leave something so valuable in a locker, which makes a wristband that zips up to hold your ring a no-brainer. Another option for keeping your ring safe is a rubber wrapper designed to slip over your ring to keep it safe from scratches.

Ring Cleaner

Especially when you wear something so regularly, your ring is bound to get dirty! You’ll want to invest in ring cleaner that is safe to use on your diamond. Use this cleaner regularly, especially if you begin to notice the stone getting foggy or accumulating water spots. They even make wipes that make cleaning your ring a breeze.

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Ring Dish

When you’re washing dishes, in the shower, or sleeping, you may opt to take your engagement ring off to keep it safe and clean. It’s important to have a safe place to stow your ring in these moments to ensure it doesn’t fall on the floor or get lost. A ring dish is a fun and cute way to stash your ring whenever you slip it off. Consider a personalized ring dish, one in a unique shape, or one with a ring holder in the middle so that your jewels are guaranteed not to fall off. These can be found at almost any price point and are available in many stores and on common websites like Amazon or Etsy. With so many ring dishes on the market, it’s almost impossible not to find one to match your taste and personality.

Ring Sizers

Many brides may find that their ring doesn’t fit them the way that they want it to, yet they might not be ready to commit to having it resized. If this is the case for you and your ring is too large, there are inexpensive and effective sizers that can be found on sites like Amazon in order to keep your ring snug and safe in between sizings. (Ring Size Guide)

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Not only are these accessories useful, but they also make it more exciting to be a bride! Whether you buy these rings for yourself or as an engagement gift, they are the perfect way to celebrate an exciting  moment to ensure that your ring is safe and well maintained.

How to choose the perfect pair of wedding shoes

For any shoe-obsessed woman, choosing the perfect pair of wedding shoes is as important as a wedding dress! Either way, your wedding shoes should be your own reflection, perfectly matching what really matters, whether it’s style, comfort or price. Of course, it’s easier said than done, and finding the perfect pair of wedding shoes is no exception. This is your wedding after all, and no detail, big or small, should be ignored or compromised.

Here are a few things to consider when looking for the perfect pair of wedding shoes. Let the hunt begin!


The level of comfort of your wedding shoes will depend largely on how they fit. They should not be too small, too tight, or even too big. And since everyone’s feet are different sizes, widths, and shapes, it might take a bit of searching for that perfect pair.

Having your feet properly measured is a good idea, especially when picking out a pair of wedding shoes, but to help give you an idea what to look for in a proper fit, consider a few things first. You want to make sure the shoes don’t pinch any part of your foot, from the sides to your toes and heels. They shouldn’t rub the top, tip, or sides either, as this could cause painful blisters. Make sure you have some wiggle room but not too much or keeping them on will not only be a hassle but could cause cramps. Finally, make sure the arch fits well, too.


Chances are you will be wearing your wedding shoes from early in the morning until very late at night, which is why you should find a pair of wedding shoes that are not only beautiful but comfortable. Don’t worry; the words “beautiful” and “comfortable” can be used in the same sentence to describe wedding shoes! In fact, a good pair of wedding shoes should always be both! But if you’re looking at shoes beyond bridal boutiques, you’ll want to be really honest with yourself: can you imagine wearing them all day and night while standing, dancing, and walking around? If not, you might have to keep looking.


Most women are more concerned with the overall style of their wedding shoes than anything else, but it’s all important! Which is why I saved this until now. The style of shoe you choose should match your dress, the time of year and the overall style of your wedding. It should also match your own individual personally and sense of fashion. If you’re really into bold patterns and colors, choosing a fun, quirky wedding shoe is the perfect way to add some pop to your look. But if you prefer neutral colors and simple designs, feel free to keep your shoes simple, too.


While you can’t always predict the weather, you will obviously know what time of year it’s going to be. In the summer, an elegant sandal or peep-toe would be fantastic, but not so much in the winter. If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ll want a closed pair of shoes to keep your toes warm.

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There are a lot of different heel heights to choose from, from ballet flats to six-inch heels. The right size for you will depend on what you’re comfortable wearing, what style you prefer, and where you’ll be wearing them (more on this further down though).

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Personally, I can’t walk in heels even if they’re only a couple of inches off the ground, and yet there are women who can easily run in skyscraper shoes (I’m picturing Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw right now). The height that’s right for you will depend on what you’re most comfortable in. If you’re a pro in heels and can spend hours in them, go for it! But if you’re praying you’ll even make it down the aisle without falling, it might be time to be honest with yourself and go for something more practical.

Also consider your dress length when choosing shoe height. If your skirt needs the extra height to keep it off the ground, flats may be out of the running.


Make sure you consider where your wedding will be taking place before purchasing your wedding shoes. For example, if your wedding is on the beach, a six-inch heel isn’t going to go so well. If you know you’ll be walking on grass a lot throughout the day, again, heels can be tricky as they tend to sink into the ground easily. If you’re set on wearing heels and you know you’ll be outside some of the time, you could always bring a pair of flats to change into. Also consider the floor you will be walking on. If it’s hard, it might be slippery and so you should consider a sole that has some grip to it. If it’s carpeted, on the other hand, you won’t have that problem.


Dancing is a big part of any wedding reception, so make sure whatever shoes you choose, you can easily move around. In fact, when trying on wedding shoes, try dancing around in them to see if they feel good and won’t be a problem.


The color you choose will obviously depend on the color of your dress and wedding theme. Do you want them to match or do you want them to stand out? Maybe you want your shoes to be the focal point of your outfit, or perhaps you just want something bold and colorful peeping out from under your hemline. Or maybe you’d rather have white wedding shoes, in which case you should make sure it matches your dress’s shade of white.

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Like all things in life, the cost of anything depends on what you can afford and what fits your budget and your lifestyle. In this case, it also depends on how important your wedding shoes are to you. Some women see their wedding as the perfect occasion to splurge on something a little more than what they normally would, while others just need something to wear on their feet. Just be honest with yourself about what you can afford and what the cost means. Often price does reflect the quality, but sometimes it doesn’t. Don’t be afraid to check the sale section, sites like eBay, and other online stores.


Some women want home school shoes can wear and time long long after the sound of wedding bells have been faded. Others know’ll only be wearing them once, and plan to them along along with their dress. What one are you?   Because if you want shoes you can wear more than once, that might ed ed you you sit to buy something and more and more Practical.

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The 10 things to forget about bride’s wallet

Most brides think they need to pack their wallets particularly well on their wedding day. This bag can accompany them from preparation, to eating, to ceremonies, to reception, until late at night. However, on the busiest days of your life, it’s hard to know what you need.

Make sure that these ten items are part of your bag, so that there is no way you’ll be without them; if you are over-prepared, that is certainly not a bad thing! Rather than having a mad scramble for anything at your venue, having things handy will make every small bump in the road feel barely noticeable.

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1. Tissues

Listed number one for a reason! Great for removing a quick swipe of make-up or a stray tear, and handy if you need to blow your nose or if someone wants to get rid of gum at the last minute.

2. Stain Stick or Wipes

In combination with the tissues, these can be a lifesaver if something gets on an outfit – especially a white bridal gown. Make sure to test the one you want to use on the fabrics of the bridal party outfits; find a spot on the inside of a hem where no one would notice discoloration and make sure you pack the brand that leaves no trace!

3. Super Glue, Duct Tape, or Another Fastener

Something about big events seems to coax things to break at the last minute. While nothing truly important in a wedding ceremony is breakable, most of us want to be able to quickly resolve any issue with decorations or physical items in the wedding space without complaint. Super glue is a good option for this, though if you know you’ll need something stronger, no one would turn down a small roll of duct tape either!

4. Safety Pins

While no one would choose ideally to have their wedding dress held up by a pin and a prayer, safety pins are a great plan B when a rip or tear or not-quite-fitting outfit happens. They can also be helpful if your outdoor wedding takes a turn for the windy: pinning down a tie or two if someone forgets a real tie pin can be done in a non-obtrusive way to make the photos or videos of the ceremony not look like a wind tunnel.

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5. Benedryl/First Aid Essentials

Especially helpful if you haven’t been exposed to the wedding venue previously for long enough to know if you are allergic to anything, it is also a great idea to have a small supply of your favorite headache cure, some band-aids, and antibiotic ointment. Even if the only use is a scraped knee from an adventurous flower girl, its always nicer to be able to quickly handle the situation rather than searching an unfamiliar venue for what you need.

6. A Ring of Some Kind

While not the world’s most romantic option, putting a ring in the bag and then keeping it hidden in a bouquet or pocket can be helpful for if something keeps both rings from making it into the hands of the happy couple for the specific moment of the ceremony. From far away, no one in the crowd will be able to tell if you have to use your teenage mood ring to get married, and once you swap them out for the real thing, it becomes a story to laugh about, rather than a scramble in front of everyone.

7. Small Mirror

While brides and grooms usually look wonderful, it’s nice to be able to quickly check, especially if you are wearing more than your usual amount of makeup or are sporting a fancy hairdo.

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8. Water

Hydration is key, especially on a day when many people are too nervous to eat adequately. At least taking small sips of water in the moments between activities on the wedding day is important, especially since using a water fountain is a pain in a ball gown.

9. Scissors

For some reason, there always seems to be a need for scissors: cutting a loose thread from a dress or opening a package of bubbles at the end of the night can be hard without them. Personally, I liked having scissors packed for a minute after we drove away from our venue because we were able to slip out and cut away all the dangling parts of our car’s festooned decorations from the groomsmen. I didn’t mind looking silly, but it just seemed dangerous to get on the highway with tin cans dragging behind us.

10. Pen

From guestbook signing to signing the marriage license, it cannot hurt to have a pen handy. Some people choose to write a sweet note to their beloved during the moments between preparation and the ceremony, to calm their nerves and return their focus to the reason why the hoopla is happening. Having a pen handy will allow you to have this little moment and your groom or bride will appreciate knowing they were on your mind when that moment arrived.

Add your own items to this list to make sure your bag is customized for your wedding. For example, if you know you need to light a candle at some point, put a lighter in your bag, and if you want to change a pair of shoes to a party, keep them at hand. Overall, the goal of the Survival Toolbox or “Bag” is to have more than you need, so that on your special day, nothing happens to take more than a minute to find a solution to any small problem.

Why are you buying jewelry insurance?

Have you ever thought about buying insurance for your precious jewelry, which is sometimes expensive, so we take extra care. But no matter how careful you are when using jewelry, there is always the possibility of it being stolen, lost or damaged. Jewelry insurance is essential and is useful in this case. If something goes wrong with your jewelry, you can rest assured that it can be repaired or replaced. Here are some of our tips on jewelry insurance.

All Types Of Jewelry Can Be Insured

From your precious wedding ring to the gorgeous watch that your mother gave you as a birthday gift – any and all types of jewelry pieces can be insured. Insurance companies can offer coverage for items such as rings, watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, charms, and even smart jewelry.

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You Have To Get A Jewelry Insurance Quote

Similar to all other types of insurance, you will have to obtain an insurance quote. An appraisal of the jewelry piece will be completed to ensure that the insurance quote is appropriate. The appraisal lists a detailed description of the item and provides an opinion of value based on the jewelry’s characteristics. Keep in mind, you will want to go to a professional and reputable jeweler for an appraisal to get the best evaluation of your jewelry piece.You can search for more than one insurance quote at a time.

Read And Understand The Coverage

Fully understanding what is written in your insurance will save your from any hassle when it’s time to use the insurance. Some insurance may not include full replacements or they may require a deductible prior to any repairs or replacement. The more you know about what the insurance offers, the easier it will be when it’s time to file a claim.

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Lost, Stolen, Damaged

Protect your jewelry from loss, theft, or damage with comprehensive insurance. Comprehensive insurance is the best insurance to have as it covers the most severe situations like when you leave your jewelry out somewhere, it gets stolen, or if your jewelry cracks. Jewelry insurance companies will replace the same jewelry piece or with a comparable piece, should the exact jewelry piece not be available anymore.

Many times, jewelry is purchased with a warranty. Unlike insurance, the warranty is limited. In addition, warranty is unlikely to replace jewelry in the event of theft. With insurance, you don’t have to worry about wearing jewelry.

Take care of gems and minerals

Helps you maintain the natural luster of jewelry and prevent your gems and minerals from scratching, warping, discoloring, or breaking these quick and easy-to-remember tips. This great infographic was provided by our favorite jewelry designer, Chan Luu.


Pearls are special stones that are very sensitive to acids and too much humidity. Bleaches, powdered cleansers, and liquid household cleaners are strongly discouraged. Pearls are also vulnerable to scratches. Toothbrushes and coming into contact with other gemstones can damage the surface of the pearl. Our rule of thumb is to clean pearls with only water, a soft cloth, and non-detergent soap. Dampen the soft cloth with water and soap and gently wipe down pearls. Make certain to look into the drilled holes in the pearls as dirt may collect most in these areas. Dry and polish using a soft dry cloth. To help preserve your pearl’s luster, we also recommend not wearing pearls when showering, applying perfume, hair sprays, or makeup. Furthermore, we suggest wiping down pearls with a soft cloth before storing away to eliminate any residue from sweat.



Horn/Bone jewelry is very durable and require minimal care to preserve them. A simple mental note for this jewelry trend – Avoid contact with water. We do not recommend dipping or soaking bone/horn jewelry in water. Additionally, avoid contact with water when wearing them, showering, or swimming. Horn/Bone jewelry does not handle moisture and humidity well as this can cause the jewelry to crack or warp. To clean horn/bone jewelry we recommend using a soft dry cloth to remove any dirt on the surface of the bone. Afterwards, apply coconut or jojoba oil to keep horn/hone from cracking. When storing away, store bone/horn jewelry in dry area and away from other jewelry to avoid scratching against other surfaces.



Turquoise is a beautiful and natural stone that is not difficult to clean with some key reminders. Keep in mind, turquoise absorbs liquids very easily, so it is very important to not soak the stone in water as this can reduce the hardness of the stone. Turquoise is also very sensitive to heat and chemicals so we strongly discourage cleaning turquoise stones in ultrasonic cleaners using a jewelry cleaning concentrate or adding detergents, cleansers, or solutions.   Hint:   Check out our Jewelry Cleaning Line Simple Shine. Our advice is to take a moist soft cloth and dab the stone gently and let air dry.

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Labradorite is a relatively soft stone that can be scratched easily if handled too harshly. Toothbrushes, ultrasonic cleaners, and steamers are not recommended when cleaning labradorite stones because of how easily the stone can get damaged. To clean labradorite, we recommend a simple method using mild dish soap, warm water, and a microfiber cloth. Dampen the cloth with soap and warm water and gently wipe the surface of the stone. You may rinse stone with water. Make certain that all soap has rinsed off to avoid soapy residue being left over. Let air dry. Additionally, we suggest regular cleaning to maintain the stone’s beauty as well as protecting the stone from any moisture when storing away.  


Custody of diamond rings

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Diamonds are timeless. However, sparkling diamonds inadvertently turn into dull diamonds. Proper maintenance and maintenance will ensure that your diamonds sparkle in the years to come. We have some guidelines that can help you show off your ring every day for the rest of your life.

Insure Your Ring

One of the best things you can do to care for your ring is insure it. Of course, nothing can ever replace the emotional and sentimental value of your engagement/wedding ring. Insuring your ring just means if it’s ever lost or damaged, the cost is covered. Your significant other can go get you the same kind or invest in an upgrade.

Routine Inspections

Your wedding ring is probably one of the most important things you’ll wear. Regular inspections at your local jeweler will keep its health top notch. Yes, rings need annual check-ups just like you do! To the naked eye your ring might look just fine, but have problems under the surface. A jeweler can ensure there aren’t any chips or cracks in the diamonds and ensure your gemstones are firmly held in place. You can easily get these things fixed before they cause further deterioration of your diamonds or lead to a missing jewel in your setting.

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Let The Ring Rest

You won’t spontaneously combust and your marriage won’t fail just because you take off your diamonds at times. You should take the ring off during any times that might present stress to your gems. Little things like carrying heavy luggage on a trip or washing dishes can mess with the setting or the diamonds. Let your ring rest at times so it isn’t always bullied by the outside world. You may feel naked, but you’re extending the life of your ring.

Clean Your Diamonds Regularly

You’ll be amazed at the shine a jeweler can bring out in your ring and most jewelers will steam clean your ring free of charge. Make sure you get it cleaned regularly to keep it sparkly. If you want to try to copy this cleaning technique at home, you can rinse it with warm water and dish detergent. Don’t scrub it with anything but a soft toothbrush. Some people swear by soaking your ring in gin or vodka to get the same effect.

Don’t Apply Body Creams When Wearing Your Ring

Diamonds become dull when slathered with heavy creams. As you rub lotion on your body or cream on your face, the residue can leave your diamonds looking sad. This residue may even discolor ring if you aren’t careful. Take your ring off and sit it in a safe location as you apply lotion to ensure it won’t get damaged.

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Be Careful

Don’t be a daredevil on a daily basis when wearing your ring. Don’t be careless and leave it on during times it might get damaged. Whether throwing the football to your kids or wrestling with your dog, be careful not to chip the band or loosen the stones. Try not to punch the wall in anger or use your hand as a hammer hanging artwork. Swinging a tennis racket, spiking a volleyball, or lifting weights can easily knock stones our of their place.

Remove Your Ring When Preparing Food

Cooking can be messy. From kneading dough for bread, rolling meatballs between your hands, and rubbing spices on meat, food particles can get stuck deep within your diamonds. You don’t want raw meat stuck in your ring for days. Simply remove your ring and place it in a safe location when cooking. Make sure to put it back on after you get done so it doesn’t get swept away in the garbage disposal with the leftover remnants of food.

Store Diamonds Properly

It’s important that diamonds are stored properly when they aren’t on your finger. You may never take your ring off, but if you do, put it in the proper location. You should store diamonds in a jewelry box lined with cloth. This helps avoid scratches and any damage to the setting.

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Don’t Swim With Your Ring

Swimming in cold water can shrink your fingers. This means the ring can become loose and fall off if you’re not careful. Harsh chemicals in pools and spas may also easily discolor your metal. Platinum is tough to taint, but sterling silver and white gold doesn’t stand a chance next to these chemicals. This doesn’t mean you have to remove your ring when taking a bath, but be careful of the sudsy bubbles that might dull your diamonds.

Remove Your Ring When Cleaning

Harsh chemicals can harm the diamonds as well as the metal in your ring. If you clean your home with solvents that contain bleach they can react negatively. They won’t destroy the ring, but they can leave diamonds cloudy and dull. Always remove your ring or wear gloves when cleaning to prevent this from happening.

Everyone must get gems: Tucson Gem Stakes Tour

You won’t really know the scale of the gem and mineral exhibition (TGMS) until you visit Tucson. Even for an experienced participant, this can be overwhelming. Founded in the 1970s, TGMS is the world’s largest, oldest and most prestigious exhibition of gemstones and minerals. Thousands of people took part in the exhibition. The meeting was attended by 250 retailers from almost every country in the world. Tucson lived for a week, breathing gems and minerals. Frankly, the scale and scope of the exhibition is incredible.

But at JewellyLife Jewelry, there’s one thing that doesn’t boggle our minds, and that’s gems! Even just saying the names of some of these stones gives us shivers: Herkimer diamonds, Peruvian opals, rubies. Whether we are buying finished stones like opals and diamonds or raw materials like druzys, crystals, or petrified wood and abalone shells, when we are at the TGMS we are right in our element–sourcing the most beautiful and interesting materials to provide you with unique handmade jewelry.

Every year, JewellyLife Jewelry staff attend the TGMS to meet face-to-face with our preferred supplies and vendors that we’ve built relationships with over the past decade, as well as to scope out potential new sources of beads, pendants, cord materials, technologies, tools, and display ideas. We identify beauty and quality and bring them home to you, in the form of our artisan bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

Each year we fall in love with a few different gems and minerals, and this year was no exception. We fairly swooned over the crystal rhodochrosite, which represents unconditional love. Evolved over the millennia from a combination of manganese carbonate, rhodochrosite’s beautiful pink color and unique patterns of white bands create a stunning contrast that’s easy on the eyes. Often called “the compassionate cheerleader,” rhodochrosite is a heart-based healing crystal and opens up the heart chakras to the possibilities of healing, happiness, and love. Our artisans are busy in our Bend, OR studio designing ways to bring rhodochrosite to you in the form of beaded jewelry and pendant necklaces.

Australian opals caught our fancy this year as well, due to their luminous iridescence. More than 95% of the world’s precious opals come from Australia, and it’s the national gemstone of that country. Opal was rare and considered invaluable in antiquity, and was prized by royalty across Europe. Until the vast Australian opal deposits became available to the rest of the world in the 19th century, the only known source of opals was in Slovakia.

We spend hours combing through special one-of-a-kind gemstones and druzys to find perfect pairs for earrings and necklaces that we sell to our lucky studio shoppers in Bend. Why not just source these gems online? Because the exquisite druzys and other precious gems we use in our artisan jewelry must be hand-selected in order to provide our customers with the high quality beaded bracelets, gemstone earrings, and artisan necklaces they expect from our brand. We have to see and touch these materials to be assured of their integrity.

Druzy crystals have become one of our favorite materials for creating sparkly, breathtaking necklaces and earrings. In addition to making any piece of jewelry eye-catching, druzy crystals are reported to imbue the wearer with heightened creativity and imagination, as well as relaxation and stress relief. Look great while feeling mellow? Sign us up!

Jewelry artists aren’t the only ones who frequent the TGMS; it’s an annual gathering place for rock-hounds as well. Because honestly, where else are you going to find items like 15′ tall amethyst towers or petrified woolly mammoth tusks? Lapidary artists (those who form stones and minerals into decorative items) frequent the TGMS to buy their raw materials, hauling away great buys like giant chunks of raw turquoise.

JewellyLife Jewelry has used African trade beads in our necklaces almost since the very first piece we designed, and we still haven’t tired of these vibrant glass beads. Just looking at the riot of color available from our bead suppliers makes us happy, and sourcing materials from our trusted friends at our favorite African trade bead booth makes us even happier.

At the end of the show, we were all exhausted, but we were also full of imagination. When our thoughts turn back to our home, our minds are filled with the idea of creating new and fresh jewelry, completely rock.”

About the tourmaline

Tourmaline is derived from the ancient Sinhalese word Turmali, meaning “mixed gem.” The composition of tourmaline is complex and the colors are complex and varied. The international jewelry industry basically divides commercial varieties by color to tourmaline, the more colorful the higher the value. When shopping, pay attention to color, transparency and purity.

Tourmatopoie, also known as the wish stone, has its own weak energy, is a gem that tends to absorb. It is often regarded as the main gem of Nafu exorcism.

The crystal tourmaline tourmaline is a complex three-way column crystal, and the crystal surface appears a parallel growth streak of the feature along the extended direction of the column crystal. On the cross-section, it is a spherical triangle with an arc.


In addition to its colorful colors, the most attractive part of the tourmaline is its versatility. When we hold tourmaline and rotate against the light at different angles, the color and depth of the tourmaline change sits with the angle of view. This is due to the tourmaline has a strong multi-color, which also gives tourmaline a mysterious color. The piezoelectric and thermoelectric effects of tourmaline When tourmaline is heated or applied, or friction with silk or wool, will cause electrode effects at both ends of the column-like tourmaline, positive electricity at one end and negative electricity at the other, which will attract some dust or small confetti, the magic force is the piezoelectric effect of tourmaline and the thermoelectric effect, It is also the origin of the name “Electric Stone”. There was an interesting story: legend has it that in 1703, on a warm summer’s day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, several children were playing with stones brought back by Dutch navigators. Suddenly, a child found the stones near the dust and grass and debris sucked in. The children were so surprised that they asked their parents to look at them and found that the stone could attract or reject light objects such as dust and grass scraps. Since then, the Dutch have called it “greystone” and used to clean up soot from the pipes.

The interior of the tourmaline crystal will contain a wealth of vapor fluid wrap, and often is directional distribution, forming a tubular package, dense tubular wrap experience makes the processing into an arc-shaped or ball-shaped tourmaline appearcat cat-eye effect – in the tourmaline surface appears a clear light belt, and with the different viewing angle, the light belt also changes.

The composition of tourmaline is complex and the colors are complex and varied. The international jewelry industry basically divides commercial varieties by color to tourmaline, the more colorful the higher the value.

Bar Tourmaline 18K Gold Ring

Indicolite: The general name of light blue to dark blue tourmaline. Blue tourmaline, because of its rarity, is now the most valuable color in tourmaline. Blue tourmaline is found in the yellow clay of weathered granite in Siberia, Russia, as well as in Brazil, Madagascar and the United States.

Rubellite: The general name of pink to red tourmaline. Red is tourmaline with fuchsia and rose red best, there is a red tourmaline, in China has the “baby face” called. However, nature to brown, brown, crimson and other output more, color changes. At the same time, the proportion of tourmaline varies with color;

Dravite: Dark in color and rich in the chemical element magnesium. Brown tourmaline is mostly produced in Sri Lanka, three countries in North America, Brazil and Australia. (The English name of the brown electric stone originated in the Drewe region of Austria.) )

Achroite: Colorless tourmaline is rare and produces only a small amount in Madagascar and California, USA. It is important to note that there are some colorless tourmaline on the market that is made after being heated and diluted by pink tourmaline. (The English name of colorless tourmaline is derived from the ancient Greek word “achroos”, which means colorless)

Tourmaline: Green and yellow tourmaline is the most common of all tourmaline color variants, and therefore less valuable than blue and red tourmaline. Green tourmaline is found in Brazil, Tanzania and Namibia, while yellow is found in Sri Lanka.
Multi-color tourmaline: Because the tourmaline belt is very developed, red, green two-color band or tricolor ribbon often appears on a crystal. Common red and green gemstones, commonly known as “watermelon tourmaline”, are popular with collectors and consumers.

Brazil is the world’s best tourmaline quality, Brazil’s tourmaline is mainly concentrated in the state of Minasgrass, where the production of tourmaline colorful, so far has been mined more than two dozen kinds of colors, almost all the colors of tourmaline. Brazil’s red tourmaline and green tourmaline are the best-selling, major mineral resources in Brazil, mostly in the rich local veins of the great crystal. The Brazilian state of Paraiba produces a green-blue-blue electric stone, which is expensive and scarce, and the market is extremely hot because it is named Paraiba tourmaline by paraiba state.
California is also one of the main sources of tourmaline, the United States mined rock veins have been weathered, a large number of long stone into soil, no rock, so the United States tourmaline mining method is mainly digging, than other production areas to mine tourmaline easier.
Russia’s Siberian region, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Myanmar also have tourmaline, but the texture is not as good as Brazil’s tourmaline.

Colorful Tourmaline White Gold Ring

1. Bright rainbow color, can give people happy, comfortable feeling, help to open up the mind and vision, and cure the psychological diseases such as grief has the inevitable auxiliary therapeutic effect.

2. Tourma contains energy, has a calming effect, can make people concentrate. And the changing colors can stimulate ideas and ideas, so that people act in a stable manner, do their best to make the cause prosperous.

3. Tourma is considered to be the top Wangfu stone, this method comes from the Guangdong civilization. In Guangdong, a woman with a good face is thought to be Wangfu’s. As the saying goes, “the heart is born”, tourmaline will make people’s mood turn good, so often wear the person will also become watery luster, very beautiful, with Wangfu phase.

4. Tourma can radiate a very affable magnetic field, can eliminate the diaphragm between people, love and friendship has a natural appeal effect. At the same time, people with the temperament of the leader wear tourmaline, can open up more charm, attract more people gathered.

5. In addition to the above effects, red and green tourmaline, but also has the meaning of amassing wealth. In the meantime, red tourmaline because of color and blood close, therefore, it is believed that red tourmaline also has a health-care effect to promote blood circulation, the treatment of dizziness, anemia has a better effect.

How to Choose Your Wedding Veil

Are you looking for the perfect veil to match your dream wedding? Because there are so many options to consider, choosing this very important attachment can be difficult. There are almost endless styles and lengths to choose from, without a simple buying guide. Not to mention that you may not have much experience buying a wedding dress. There may be a dozen questions in your mind. How do you know which dress best suits yourclothes? What are your most prominent features? If it’s too long, is it going to get in the way? Is the veil necessary?

Choosing a veil can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Keep the following tips in mind as you start your search for a wedding veil.

Decide if a Veil Is Right for You

Before you can choose a wedding veil, you need to decide whether you actually want one. Many brides opt to forgo this accessory for one reason or another. Brides planning an outdoor wedding, for example, may be worried about a veil’s functionality in the wind. Others prefer to show off their hair instead of cover it up.

On the flip side, veils can greatly enhance your overall appearance. They are traditional and often make a beautiful addition to wedding day photos. Many photographers find ways to creatively incorporate veils into their shoot. Ultimately, however, the decision is yours. Spend some time considering the benefits and drawbacks before making the choice. The most important thing is that you are comfortable.

Choose the Right Color

Color is also important. Your goal should be to select a veil that is as close in color to your dress as possible. If you are unable to find the perfect pair at the same shop, make sure you request a swatch of fabric from your dress. You should then take this with you when shopping for your veil elsewhere.

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An exact match is not completely necessary, however. This is especially true if you are using an antique veil or family heirloom. In these cases, the sentiment is more important that the aesthetic. Additionally, you should never attempt to dye an older veil. These pieces are extremely delicate and it simply is not worth the risk.

Choose the Right Length

One of the most important aspects of a wedding veil is the length. When you take your first trip to the dress shop, make sure you try on several different styles—birdcage, blusher, ballet, chapel, and cathedral are some popular options. While you want your veil to complement your dress selection, you also want it to suit your silhouette. Eliminate options as you discover they do not work and then try another.

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It’s also a good idea to try on veils that are made by your specific designer. Many dress makers will tailor veils to match a specific gown. Your attendant should be able to pull these for you to try. If you have difficulty picking a length that suits both you and your dress, consider having one custom-made. There are many companies that take orders. They will be happy to create a veil to your exact specifications.

Keep Your Hair in Mind

When looking for the perfect wedding veil, you should also keep your hair in mind. In fact, it’s a good idea to plan how you’re going to wear your hair before making your veil selection. At the very least, you should decide whether you plan to have your hair up or down. This will greatly impact where the veil is placed and how it will need to be attached. If you plan to wear your hair down, focus your search on halo and mantilla veils, as well as bridal caps. If you want to have your hair pinned up, however, a blusher or birdcage may be more appropriate. If you can, you should also plan to bring your veil to your hair appointment. Your stylist will need to place and secure it for you.

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Embellish Appropriately

Veils can be embellished with various items including sequins, silk flowers, rhinestones, and ribbon. Just because you enjoy these features, however, does not mean you should opt for them. Instead, make this decision based on your dress. If your gown is already embellished, it’s probably wiser to pick a simpler veil. In this case, a busy accessory may actually detract from the beautiful details on your dress.

In contrast, minimalist clothing can often be improved with more extravagant accessories. If your clothes are simple, consider decorating them with a veil. However, make sure you stick to a specific design theme. Don’t stray too far from the color of your clothes, and don’t choose features such as pearls and sequins that contrast with them.(choose our jewelry accessories)

11 Trends in Bride Accessories for 2019

As each year goes by, new trends come and go in the world’s bridal style. The same applies not only to the dress that brides choose to wear on the day of the big day, but also to the accessories they wear around them. This year, there are many beautiful, fun and chic accessories trends that have hit the wedding market. Here are some things you might want to wear yourself!

1. Statement Earrings

While in recent years bridal jewelry has taken a back seat to the wedding gown, in 2019 jewelry for brides is on the up-and-up. Trendsetters are noticing that statement earrings are becoming more and more prevalent for brides. These include something eye-catching like drop earrings or even big and bold styles that demand attention.

2. Pearls

Pearls are a classic staple when it comes to jewelry, but that doesn’t mean they’ve always been a wedding accessory trend. However, in 2019 they seem to have found their place in bridal style. Pearls are popping up not only embedded into wedding gowns but also on veils and bridal headbands, presenting a refined and redesigned twist on this classic piece of jewelry.

3. Belts

Bridal belts are another big trend that brides are loving this calendar year. Worn with simple wedding dresses, they can be decorated with jewels, textured fabric, or even colors other than white to make a statement and define the waistline. Since these are flattering, fun, and stylish, there’s nothing not to love about this trend!

4. Tiaras

Perhaps we can attribute this trend to the popularity of 2018’s royal wedding, but whatever the reason, tiaras are a big bridal accessory trend this year. In 2019, trend spotters are noticing that ornate and sparkly tiaras are being paired with simple and elegant gowns (much like Meghan Markle opted to do at her own wedding) in order to spotlight the tiara and really let this accessory act as a show stopper. These can be dainty or bold—whatever suits the style of the bride.

5. 3D and Wearable Florals

Flowers and weddings go hand in hand, which is perhaps why it makes sense that wearable and three-dimensional flowers are a huge accessory trend this year. These can adon bridal gloves or rest atop a bride’s head on an intricate headband to make a beautiful and feminine statement. Three-dimensional flowers are also popular adorning bridal shoes, making a statement on the feet of brides.

6. Capes

While capes have been regarded as more old-fashioned, as of late these are trendy once again. Both full length and shorter capes have made a comeback in the world of bridal accessories for 2019.

7. Glittering Headbands

This may be another bridal accessory trend that stemmed from the beauty of the recent royal wedding! Glitzy headbands filled with jewels are a trend on the rise for 2019 that gives brides a romantic and glamorous look.

8. Ribbons

Ribbons seem to be popping up everywhere when it comes to bridal trends this year. From appearing on belts, headbands, and even tied directly onto the heads of some brides into an elaborate bow, this simple yet impactful trend is easy and affordable to take advantage of, making it one not to be missed.

9. Glitzy Veils

A twist on classic veils is showing its face in this year’s top bridal accessories. Instead of a run-of-the-mill veil, brides are loving sparkly veils instead. Tulle embellished with crystals ensures that a bride sparkles and shines with every turn, making this an accessory that is sure to render attention.

10. Comfortable Shoes

While in years past brides felt as though they were obligated to wear stiletto heels on their big day, it’s increasingly popular for brides to enjoy more comfortable footwear as they walk down the aisle. From glitzy tennis shoes to elegant sandals, there are a range of options on the market that make it easy and fun to stay comfortable throughout the entirety of your wedding day. Some sites even customize these comfortable shoes for brides, making this an even more appealing option.

11. Personalized Box Bags

Sleek and simple box bags that are chic and stylish are a definite trend of this year’s wedding looks. Marble-looking bags with glitter writing in cursive seems to be popular, not only acting as a chic accessory, but also a useful one that can hold a bride’s phone, tissues, and lipstick.

All of these accessories are interesting and can really have a big impact on the overall image of the bride’s wedding day. Think about it when you choose a wedding style for your 2019 wedding.