Jewelry styling tips to suit your skin tone
Nov17

Jewelry styling tips to suit your skin tone

Written by Costbuys You may have noticed that certain metals look better on your skin, while others tend to wash out your skin. This is mainly due to your skin tone and the color of the metal. Here are some tips on what color metal you should wear for your skin tone. Cool skin tones – silver – If you have bright blue eyes and naturally brown hair with a contrast between the color of your hair, skin, and eyes, you have a cool skin tone. These skin tones carry bright colors well, like royal blue and scarlet. You should also opt for cool-colored metals, like Silver. Warm skin tones – yellow gold or rose gold – If your skin tone is warm you will have green eyes and less contrast between your hair, skin, and eyes. Therefore look to wear paler more neutral metals like yellow gold or rose gold. Remember when your discount shopping online for jewelry, consider the design of the jewelry as well as the color of the metal. Usually, metal shades that do not match your skin tone will make the jewelry look cheap on the wearer. However, if you have jewelry that doesn’t match your exact skin tone, create cool or warm tones by changing your makeup, hairstyle or the color of your clothing. For example, if you have cool skin tones and want to wear gold, use some bronzer and wear your hair up and away from your face. For the best online shopping deals on jewelry, visit reputed jewelry sites. ______________________________________________________________________ Costbuys offers the best household necessities that have never been more affordable when you discount shop...

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How to Collect Vintage Perfume Bottles
Sep24

How to Collect Vintage Perfume Bottles

What if there was a way to capture a scent from the past? Surprise, there is! A growing number of collectors are investing in quality perfumes from bygone eras. For many people, the fun in collecting such bottles is not only in the scent that’s inside. It’s also about the bottles, many of which are unique pieces of art that you won’t find today. If you’re interested in starting such a collection, beware. Not every perfume bottle advertised as vintage is truly from the past. So how do you make sure you have the real thing? Read the following tips on how to collect authentic vintage perfume bottles. Attend estate sales. Estate sales are often great places to find vintage and antique items, from antique rings to vintage clothes. It’s very possible to find great vintage perfume bottles at estate sales mainly because many women keep their perfumes for so long even if they don’t collect them. While you might have to spend some time hunting for your treasure, the upside to visiting estate sales is that you can purchase collector items at cheap prices. Visit a vintage perfume retailer. If you don’t have time to go hunting for treasure, your next best option is to visit a professional vintage perfume retailer. It might be hard to find a retailer that specializes in only vintage perfumes, but you can find vintage perfumes at retailers such as Cynthia Findlay Antiques, places that focus on a variety of estate, vintage and antique items. Cynthia Findlay Antiques offers contemporary, estate, vintage jewellery, including a large selection of art deco...

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Three Must-Have Vintage Necklace Styles
Jul07

Three Must-Have Vintage Necklace Styles

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques If you love vintage jewellery, it’s time to buy some beautiful vintage necklaces to add to your collection. There are many styles of vintage necklaces. Depending on your outfit and the occasion, the right necklace can enhance your overall look and sometimes even steal the show. On your next hunt for vintage and estate jewellery, watch out for the following three must-have vintage necklace styles. Festoon Style If you want to make a statement, a festoon-style necklace will do the trick. This impressive necklace style features a wreath of chains adorned with gemstones, diamonds or ornamental drops which hang on a curve. Most festoon-style necklaces are beautiful works of art featuring various shapes, chains, and gemstones. It’s not uncommon to find a vintage festoon-style necklace with stunning diamonds. Fringe Necklace This vintage necklace style features an ornamental border that dangles or hangs from a necklace. A fringe necklace is also a great way to make a statement, and looks great with formal dresses and eveningwear. Some fringe necklaces are more detailed and impressive than others. It’s possible to find an elegant simple fringe necklace as well as a larger, complicated design. Lockets Perhaps the most popular of pendants, the locket is an ornament that is suspended from a necklace that opens up to reveal a hollow area. Many people add photographs inside. Lockets come in all shapes and sizes and can be worn with nearly any outfit. We love lockets because they are versatile and many come with their own story. Cynthia Findlay Antiques is located in Toronto, Canada and offers contemporary, vintage and estate jewellery, including a large selection of vintage...

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Three Elegant Earring Styles
May15

Three Elegant Earring Styles

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques There are many different styles of earrings, from hoops and chandeliers to linear designs and clips. The style you choose should depend on the occasion, your outfit, and the rest of the jewellery you plan to wear. Here are three elegant earrings styles and why we love them at Cynthia Findlay Antiques. Drop Earrings Drop earrings come in both long and short versions, but are usually linear in design. The drop earring can be a very elegant addition to an otherwise simple jewellery set. We especially love drop pearl earrings. Many drop earrings can be incredible statement pieces, and can easily dress up a simple black dress. We wouldn’t wear drop earrings with a jeans and t-shirt though. Keep them for formal occasions to create a look that is both classic and contemporary. Stud Earrings It doesn’t get more elegant than classic stud earrings. Every girl needs a set of stud earrings, whether it is set in gold or silver and regardless of the type of precious gemstones. Studs come in all shapes and sizes, but we prefer the traditional round studs that are of medium size. Round medium studs can be worn with nearly any outfit. We love stud earrings because they can be worn with both formal and casual attire. Go ahead, wear them with jeans or a fancy gown. Diamond Earrings If you’re going to invest in one type of earring, we recommend diamond earrings. Diamonds never go out of style and can be worn to nearly any formal event. Diamonds can also enhance a simple or casual outfit. Some of the best diamonds earrings can be found in vintage and estate jewellery collections. Located in Toronto, Canada, Cynthia Findlay Antiques specializes in estate, vintage, and contemporary jewellery, including antique rings and Art Deco...

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CZs Make the Best Designs
Apr16

CZs Make the Best Designs

Article Written : MMZ Online When it comes to jewelry, everyone knows the stones involved play a big part. But if they don’t look right, it won’t matter what type you select. That’s where you can actually save some serious money: by picking affordable stones, but ensuring that they are arranged in such a way that they still grab all the right kinds of attention. One good examples of this is cubic zirconia jewelry. There’s no doubting the manmade stones themselves are gorgeous—they’re perfect imitations of diamonds, after all—but they’re also extremely versatile, meaning they can make any look possible. This is one reason why cubic zirconia wedding bands have become so popular. With high quality CZ engagement rings, the groom can literally save thousands of dollars, yet still knock his fiancé off her feet. Because they’re cubic zirconia, it’s also very cheap to make the perfect size and shaped rocks in order to create a ring that is sure to impress. So if you’re in the market for jewelry, especially if it’s for your soon-to-be wife, don’t waste a bunch of money on rocks of dubious distinction. Instead, buy cubic zirconia and get a perfect look for an even better...

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Professional Ring Repair for Your Engagement Ring

An engagement ring is more than an investment, it’s a symbol of the love that brought the two of you together. Choosing who repairs that ring, and understanding what they have to do, takes careful thought if you want to preserve your jewelry. The right repair work can give your settings that “like-new” feel. The wrong repairs may be loose or cause even more damage. When your engagement ring is in need of repair, trust a professional to do the work and be sure to ask them about their services. Where to Go In some cases, the jeweler that the ring was purchased from would be the place to go for jewelry repair. That is not always possible, for various reasons, so choose a jeweler who understands the metals in your ring. Reputable professional ring repair jewelers typically have an extensive client history to draw testimonials from. Repairing Stones Diamonds can sustain small scratches and surface scuffs, despite their reputation for being the hardest gemstone. This includes perfect diamonds, who may suffer damage at a slower rate than a flawed diamond. Those with flawed diamonds should have rings regularly inspected. In the case that a stone cannot be saved, it can often be reused for a band. A cubic zirconia is an excellent replacement until you find the diamond you want. They are nearly indistinguishable, and they will fit any setting you need. Resizing Loose rings present a danger to your hands. You might hook it on an object as you pass by, or lose it walking around. A tight ring could cut off circulation to your hands. The first thing you should do is visit a jeweler for ring sizing,  so you can find out exactly what you need. From there, you can either purchase a spacer to provide some extra tightness, or opt for a full resizing. Certain metals cannot be resized at all, in which case you will need to buy a smaller ring. Setting a Stone The settings are particularly vulnerable to damage from average wear. Prongs can hook on sweaters or other fabric, twisting and bending out of place. Minor damage over time can cause a loose gem stone to slip out. If your gemstone is wriggling in its setting, or you see bent prongs holding the stone in place, get it repaired. A new setting may be needed, or a minor adjustment may be able to secure the stone. ——————————————————————————————————————– Chic Jewelry is a designer of custom cz jewelry and has been in the industry for 25...

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