Ornate jewelry, lavishly decorated with enamel and stonework, made a comeback after a 2008 movie about the 16th-century Mughal empire.
A halo-style engagement ring might look angelic, but it could be a deal with the devil. A jeweler with 22 years of experience advises you to avoid this popular ring style.
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive automatic watch in the style of the Franck Muller Casablanca. The Forsining U0W7 appeared to be a good match.
Learn the 12-steps to authenticate a Hermes tie, plus discover the top retailers who carry new and gently-used Hermes ties, along with recommendations on the top 2 Hermes tie cleaners in the USA.
I recently joined a watch-of-the-month club called Watch Gang. This month, they sent me a cool solar-powered quartz watch manufactured by One Eleven. One Eleven is trademarked by Fossil Group Inc.
Alexandrites are stunning gemstones that change from greenish to reddish-purple. Each stone is unique and exhibits different color changes.
Hats provide protection from the elements, imply status or group affiliation. In the past a hat was an essential part of a man's wardrobe dictated by tradition, occupation, or law.
A step by step guide on how to clean earrings. Instructions for fine jewelry with and without gemstones, costume jewelry and using an ultrasonic cleaner.
I was searching for a quality chronograph that would not break my budget. The Benyar BY-5103M appeared to be a likely candidate.
Finally being recognized as a legitimate fashion accessory, these little bags are making a big comeback ... again.
How to keep inexpensive jewelry from leaving green or black tarnish marks on your skin. Works for most costume jewelry, fashion jewelry, fake jewelry, wholesale fashion jewelry, and so on.
The four little words that will change everything: "Will you marry me?". Few things in life are more intimidating than shopping for an engagement ring. There is the discomfort with buying something about which you may know very little, the nagging...
I like large watches and was looking for one with unconventional styling. The U-Boat U-1001 replica appeared to fit my needs exactly.
Casio G-Shock is an awesome watch brand seen everywhere today. This article details the best 10 watches and the best places to buy these.
You have inherited old jewelry or have some broken gold you want to sell. The internet enables you to sell it quickly and privately. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of selling this way.
This review covers a selection of LCD and LED digital watches. These timepieces are priced at about five dollars apiece.
This article reviews a replica and three outstanding timepieces manufactured by Aatos, Parnis, and Skmei.
Whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned executive, this top 10 list offers suggestions for classically-crafted watches of all makes and budgets that will set you apart on the job.
I recently joined a watch-of-the-month club called Watch Gang. The first timepiece they sent me was the Maurice Eberle Gambrel 20000D.
Most gold has a karat hallmark on it. On older items the hallmark may be too worn to read. Luckily, there are other ways to determine the karat rating of the gold you own.
This review features a Replica Panerai Pam 563 Luminor Marina 8 Days Acciaio White Dial that I purchased through eBay.
There are a lot of fake pearls on the market. This article helps you know which pearls are real and avoid getting cheated.
How to choose sunglasses? Which sunglasses should I wear? Which are the best sunglasses for my personality and face? The online marketplace is lined with affordable and cheap sunglasses for men but it is difficult to decide the type of sunglasses to will suit your personality, style, face and fashion. This guide helps men choose the right sunglasses by taking examples of some of the most famous brands and products you can buy online.
With a basic understanding of how diamonds are valued using the 4 C's, you will be able to go into the jewelry stores armed with information and a better knowledge of what to ask for.
How to spot a fake Prada bag before you buy it and the key features of a genuine, authentic Prada handbag to look for. The essential guide.
The Pillbox hat was a fashion icon in post WWII America that Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana, and others made it famous. Fashion forward millenials are re-discovering it today.
I wanted to purchase an automatic watch; one that was trendy enough to earn my niece’s appreciation. During my search, I came across the Aatos ladies automatic G-DoliaLSPink.
I was searching for an inexpensive watch that matched my ill fitting and seldom used suit. The North N-6009 appeared to fit the bill.
I was looking for an appealing women’s watch equipped with a quality quartz movement. Two examples from Parnis caught my eye.
I was searching for an inexpensive replica of a luxury Swiss watch. This replica Panerai looked very good for its price.
This article features mini-reviews of a Geneva, a fake Swiss Army 577-1 (Gemius), a JWH 88-9 and a Weijieshi A5271-1.
I wished to purchase a quality but inexpensive watch box which would allow me to display my collection of timepieces.
Every woman needs a tote that is stylish, well-made, and makes her happy without costing a fortune. A Kate Spade tote embodies all of these traits and so much more.
Twelve inside tips from a retired jeweler to help you get the right ring size—including when, where, and how to get 'sized' for your special ring.
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive watch that could handle a rugged environment. The Sanda 723 Military/Sports watch appeared to be the perfect fit.
Are you brave enough to wear a fanny pack? Have you ever read an in-depth article about fanny packs? This is your chance.
I inadvertently purchased a knockoff of an expensive Swiss watch and decided to write a review detailing the differences between this shoddy copy and the original.
Fans, their age-old history and their uses. From royal courts, to dancing, to church liturgy, they have found a place in many cultures.
You'll love this variety of quality men's watches, from inexpensive to top-of-the-line. We have reviews on some of the most popular watches from manufacturers around the globe.
For people with contact allergies, hypoallergenic metals may be the answer to the problem of wedding rings that won't trigger an allergic response.
Buying a nice tie is an investment. Nothing beats a good, high faulty silk tie like those found from Hermes of Paris. Unfortunately, these luxury ties are counterfeited too often. A good shopper will know how to tell the difference between the genuine product and a knock-off.
The spectacular Seringapatam Jewels on display in the V&A Museum Did you know that diamonds are not the world's most valuable gems? There is another gemstone, which in its most fine form, can be even more rare and costly than a fine diamond of the...
Opals are famed for bringing both good and bad luck, but are beautiful and unique gemstones. So found out more about the opal, how to choose one and how to find the perfect stone for you
To remove a stuck ring, all you need is a helper and some dental floss (preferably waxed). Wind up the dental floss then unwind it pulling the ring along for the ride. Easy! No cutting required!
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive quartz watch with both an analog and digital display. The Skmei 1064 appeared to be exactly what I needed.
Wearing the same style of sunglasses you wore in your twenties? It may be time for a change. It's all about protecting your eyes and looking elegant instead of following a fad.
A visually stunning introduction into 32 of the top men's jewelry brands. This guide features over 100 photos with a short summary about each jewelry designer.
A list of uncommon, exotic gems perfect for gift giving or jewelry collection inspiration. Consider these stones the next time you're on the hunt for unique, beautiful gemstone jewelry.
I wanted a watch that, like the Movado Edge, utilized cutting edge styling techniques. The Aatos G-ThosBrBrBr fits this specification exactly.
I wanted a good-looking automatic watch that wouldn’t break my budget. The KS069, equipped with a cool little moon and sun display, appeared to be a good fit.
Throughout history, men and women have used handbags to carry small personal items. From purely functional sacks, handbags evolved into status symbols featuring ornate designs and luxurious materials.
Are your sunglasses working for you? Or are they just an expensive accessory? Learn how to tell in seconds if your sunglasses are polarized.
Watch winders tend to be expensive. The Diplomat 31-40001 represents one of the few exceptions and, since the price was right, I decided to give the winder a test.
I wanted to purchase —without spending a lot of money— a decent watch box, capable of displaying twenty watches. The RW0000701E caught my eye.
In my search to locate a watch that matched my temperament, I came across this offering from M Johansson. The bizarrely named G-MhsenoRgRgB was what I craved; heavy, flashy and plated with gold!
Before you lay down hard cash for what may be a 'soft' gemstone, read this expose, written by a respected retired gem broker.
I wanted an inexpensive watch that also reeked of sophistication. The Paidu 58919 appeared to fit my needs.
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive woman’s watch for a fashion-conscious friend. The G-AdelaLGG appeared to be the perfect choice.
I wanted an inexpensive watch that combined original styling with good functionality. This Forsining, which is sold under model numbers C1101, 2371 and FSG2371M3T2, appeared to be a likely candidate.
I needed a new watch; one which was inexpensive but packed with as many functions as possible. My search led me to the Jaragar JR13. This timepiece certainly is an eye catcher and, among a myriad of features, even promised to keep track of the phases of the moon. I was sold.
See how the 'Gele", an African head-wrap has been re-Invented, and learn how one man is making a living with the gele - See His 'How To Tie Gravity-Defying Gele' Video
This article features mini reviews of a Dgjud 47Q, an XINEW with date function, a Gogoey quartz, and a cute little timepiece featuring pink flowers.
I wanted to purchase a high-quality quartz chronograph at a decent price. The Parnis H2110 caught my eye.
A look at some typical sunglass designs and the importance of protecting the eyes against harmful ultraviolet rays.
I wanted to purchase a good automatic watch; one that carried with it, an air of sophistication. This Aatos calendar watch appeared to be exactly what I required.
Learn the basics about how to evaluate and buy gemstones in a way you can use - whether you're making jewelry, enjoying the natural world, or getting fabulous for your special event.
In search of an inexpensive timepiece on Amazon, I discovered the Winner Skeleton mechanical watch. The device was cheap and gaudy; exactly right for me!
While all ties are steeped in history and tradition, club ties carry an extra level of meaning. Club ties, in the normal sense, are associated with membership in a particular club or regiment, however anyone can wear a club tie as the general...
Coach bags are high-quality, fashionable, sassy and classy. EBay often has the best deals on "authentic" Coach bags. But not all these bags are real.
Advice from a retired precious metals dealer about how people can value their jewelry so that they don't cheat themselves when they sell it!
Gemstones add so much to our lives. Special occasions often call for a perfect gift and Gemstone jewelry fits the bill so often. Find out some basic buying tips below to get the most for your money.
I wanted to purchase a watch that matched the carefree disposition of my niece. The Winner U8060, with its bright and colorful dial, caught my eye.
G-Shock is popular watch brand that can be found in many places. This hub details the best five watches and where you should look for them.
Did you know that Panama hats do not come from Panama? Real Panama hats are handwoven and come from two towns in Ecuador. Here is the interesting tale of how it got it's name.
This hub explores the cell phone charm culture of Japan and Asia, their history and predecessors, and how the cell phone charm trend spread across the world during the 2000s.
I wanted a watch that was big and bold—without paying an arm and a leg for it. On Amazon I found the Kronen & Sohne Automatic Mechanical KS004. It was love at first sight.
I wanted an inexpensive automatic watch that displayed a 24-hour clock as well as providing an indication of the date and day. The nicely styled Jaragar appeared to exactly what I was looking for.
I've shared some of the best UV umbrellas below (both in terms fo style and functionality) for you to review. If you hope to protect your skin during your daily commute, find a complimentary accessory for a costume, or add something both romantic and practical to your wardrobe, I hope you'll find this guide to be helpful.
A good men's watch doesn't have to break the bank. See my picks for timepieces that are under $1,000, $500, $300, and $100. Set yourself apart with these unique, but affordable styles.
Why do women carry handbags? There are circumstances when you might need to have a purse, but you should try purselessness for a taste of freedom.
How to tell if the used Rolex you are about to purchase is real or fake. Put the watch through these recommended checks before completing the purchase to ensure your purchase is authentic.
When you think of investments or luxury, precious metals instantly come to mind. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there, so get one step ahead of the game & learn to tell treasure from trash.
I decided to review a cheap replica of a SevenFriday timepiece to assist in deciding whether I should purchase the real thing. The ZL220 caught my eye.
Watches are not something that many people often think about, but if you took the time to look, you'd find some that are borderline technological marvels.
Wood-frame sunglasses have many advantages over traditional plastic or steel. Here are some of the best ones available, based on style, material, and affordability.
Handbags or Purses are the most used fashion accessories by women. Why not opt for a unique bag that is individual and stylish. Read on to find out where to look for handbags that will be head turners and give you that feel good factor. This ultimate fashion accessory is a must if you want to create trends instead of following them!