• Fashion
  • Pearl Necklace

    A Pearl Necklace is a great illustration of the interests and passions that this author holds dear that it’s perhaps surprising that we haven’t talked about them before.  Well, it is now a great time to look at pearls.

    Sometimes, in our opinion, a classic piece of jewellery can be too classic, this is fine if you happen to be the queen or a member of the royal family.  Of course the queen can get away with being as classic as she wants, because the popular opinion is that she should be.  But let’s be honest, the queen is in a very specific niche.

    If you’re a bit more adventurous, you may wear a Pearl Necklace in a way that is deliberately set to clash with popular opinions of how pearls should be worn – your sex, for example.  One of the biggest pearl wearers of recent times has been Giambattista Valli, who is not often seen without a stunning Pearl  Necklace, which was sourced for him in India by a Jeweller friend.  But, if like me you’re pretty traditional when it comes gender boundaries and clothing, you may find pearls are hard work.  They may be beautiful, lustrous and opalescent, which are aspects that traditionally alleged to flatter the skin, but the downside is that the traditional and dreary settings can age the wearer by a couple of decades.

    This is not the fault of the pearls themselves.  They are fundamentally stunning jewels, even when when looking at the cheaper versions.  This could be the reason why designers seldom if ever changed their settings or designs much over the last couple few decades.

    Now – thank goodness – with the success of newer design choices, such as Dior’s asymmetric Stud Earrings, designers are now taking a fresh look at pearls are changing up their designs and finally getting creative, just look at some of the newer Pearl Necklace designs at My Pearls.  There are Pearl Necklaces to be worn singly, as mismatched pearls, floating pearls, pearls that jut out at odd angles and a whole host of other design options.  They may be white Akoyas, or traditional pink coloured Asos.  They can cost just a few pounds or run up to many thousands.  Some will flake in a few minutes and other will be heirlooms and last a lifetime.  Pay what you want and take your pick.

    Pearl Styles
    Pearl Styles

    Get out your old Pearl Necklaces and get another strand of pearls, now wear the the two together to create a new style, it’s all about how you wear it and now what you wear. it.

    Take a look at FabFasionFix for even more ideas and inspirations on how to wear pearls.

     

  • Fashion
  • 3 Reasons To Get A Jewelry Appraisal

    There are a lot of people who have a large collection of jewelry sitting around in their homes, but they have no idea how much any of it is worth. If you thing getting a jewelry appraisal is a waste of time and money, here are three reasons why you should reconsider your opinion.

    Your Home Owners Or Renters Insurance Doesn’t Protect Your Jewelry

    A major misconception that a lot of people have about home owner or renters insurance will cover lost or stolen jewelry. In reality, a typical insurance policy will not cover your jewelry! In most cases, you will have to have a different policy for your valuable jewelry. Getting this policy will require you to have a jewelry appraiser check out your jewelry and put a monetary value on all of it.

    All Jewelry Is Valuable

    Some people think that their jewelry is not very valuable. Just because you only have a few pieces, there is still a lot of value in those pieces! If a thief were to get a hold of your jewelry, they will probably make a pretty good amount of money off of your stuff! Even if you only have a few hundred dollars worth of jewelry in your home, if it were lost or stolen, it would be a few hundred dollars that you lose out on- not to mention the sentimental value associated with the pieces stolen from you. Getting an appraisal will allow you to insure your stuff, even if it’s only a small policy.

    Jewelry Thieves Are Always On The Prowl

    Face it… Not every human being is an honest person. There are thieves all around us! Especially when our economy is in such bad shape. Family members are stealing from each other; Friends are stealing from each other; And even children are stealing from their parents! When someone has to choose between letting their families starve or stealing your jewelry, which choice do you think they will take? Get your jewelry appraised and insured to protect yourself!

    Protect Yourself and Your Investment

    Jewelry is never cheap. There is always some sort of value attached to it. It is the job of an appraiser to determine the monetary value, but there is more than just money in the value of your jewelry. Maybe you have a pair of earrings that your son gave you for mothers day, or you have a watch that your daughter bought you for fathers day. You may not wear these pieces anymore, but in your mind, they are probably priceless! An appraisal and insurance policy will help protect your priceless jewelry!