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  • 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.

    How to Clean Earrings

    How to Clean Earrings

    by Alison Graham3

  • Sometimes a deal for a Michael Kors bag is too good to be true. Before buying a suspiciously low-priced bag, check out how to tell whether you're being sold the real thing or not.

    How to Identify a Fake Michael Kors Handbags

    How to Identify a Fake Michael Kors Handbags

    by Alejandra Duris23

  • 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.

    The Culture of Cell Phone Charms

    The Culture of Cell Phone Charms

    by truefaith74

  • Purchasing a new necklace is more difficult than you think. If you don't know the differences between chain styles, you could walk away totally confused. Here's how to identify them at a glance.

    How to Identify Different Necklace Chain Styles

    How to Identify Different Necklace Chain Styles

    by lindacee14

  • 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.

    Sunglasses for Mature Women

    Sunglasses for Mature Women

    by Mary Wickison19

  • 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.

    How to Choose a Stylish and Functional UV Parasol or Umbrella

    How to Choose a Stylish and Functional UV Parasol or Umbrella

    by Simone Haruko Smith20

  • Before you spend hours in the accessories aisle struggling to pick the perfect pair of sunglasses, check out these tips for deciding which celebrity you share a face shape with, how it affects the style you buy and what brand suits your budget.

    How to Pick the Right Sunglasses

    How to Pick the Right Sunglasses

    by The Jetstream2

  • Wonder what green contacts will look like on dark brown eyes? Here are pictures of what to expect and reviews of different types of green lenses for brown eyes.

    Green Contacts on Brown Eyes

    Green Contacts on Brown Eyes

    by Percy P. James10

  • When most people think of precious gems or stones they usually think of Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies. These gemstones are commonly referred to in the jewelry industry as "The Big Four". What makes these gemstones precious gemstone verses semi-precious gemstones or just plain old rocks?

    What Are Precious Stones and Gems?

    What Are Precious Stones and Gems?

    by Marty Andersen17

  • 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

    Opals - What Do You Know About Opal Jewelry?

    Opals - What Do You Know About Opal Jewelry?

    by CMHypno14

  • 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. A simple acid test can be done at home and the equipment is relatively cheap to buy.

    Gold Testing: How to Tell What Karat Your Gold Is

    Gold Testing: How to Tell What Karat Your Gold Is

    by Beth Eaglescliffe2

  • I was looking for a quality quartz watch with large, easy to read subdials. The Oniss ON2234-MSV appeared to meet my needs.

    Review of the Oniss Paris Meca Watch

    Review of the Oniss Paris Meca Watch

    by Walter Shillington2

  • I was searching for an accurate mechanical timepiece and because size really is important, I wanted a watch with some heft. Parnis’s automatic Marina Militare caught my eye.

    Review of the Parnis Marina Militare Automatic

    Review of the Parnis Marina Militare Automatic

    by Walter Shillington2

  • 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!

    How to Find Unique Handbags and Purses for Fashion Accessories

    How to Find Unique Handbags and Purses for Fashion Accessories

    by Suzanne Ridgeway33

  • Moissanite is the perfect alternative for a diamond-like stone with more brilliance and sparkle than diamond.

    Moissanite Vs. Diamond

    Moissanite Vs. Diamond

    by pixelposy118

  • Everyone wants jewelry that is both rare and unique. While diamonds are the obvious choice for most, pieces of meteorite embedded in jewelry are fast becoming the next best thing.

    Cosmic Jewelry: The Best Gift for Your Valentine

    Cosmic Jewelry: The Best Gift for Your Valentine

    by Hootingowl0

  • 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.

    Fashion History - Purses and Handbags

    Fashion History - Purses and Handbags

    by Dolores Monet2

  • 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.

    Tips for Purchasing Gemstones

    Tips for Purchasing Gemstones

    by Paula34

  • I was looking for a simple, hand-wound watch with modern styling. The 44-millimeter Corgeut, with its black dial and 6498 movement, caught my eye.

    Review of a Corgeut 1527 Mechanical Watch

    Review of a Corgeut 1527 Mechanical Watch

    by Walter Shillington1

  • I was looking for a quality, lightweight automatic that would go well with a suit. TUW Ruhla’s 1892 Automatik appeared to be a good choice.

    Review of the TUW Ruhla 1892 Automatik

    Review of the TUW Ruhla 1892 Automatik

    by Walter Shillington1

  • This hub tells of the history of Amethyst, from its roots in Egypt, to its place in the Crown Jewels. Some notable jewelry items using Amethyst are described, and the use of Amethyst is Suffragette jewelry is discussed. The importance of Idar-Oberstein is stressed, and the mines of Brazil and other areas are discussed.

    Amethyst: A Passion for Purple

    Amethyst: A Passion for Purple

    by ruby lane3

  • David Beckham, worldwide footballing icon, has been seen sporting a plethora of different watches on his wrist during his years of fame, including Breitling, Rolex and Jacob & Co, featured here.

    David Beckham's Top 5 Watches

    David Beckham's Top 5 Watches

    by Daniel_Benson4

  • 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...

    The Guys' Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping

    The Guys' Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping

    by Seabastian3

  • 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.

    Basics about Buying Gemstones

    Basics about Buying Gemstones

    by jellygator5

  • 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 Choose the Right Diamond

    How to Choose the Right Diamond

    by Allisyn0

  • This review covers both the Skmei S-Shock 1029 Dual Movement and the 1019 Sport Watch.

    Skmei S-Shock Review

    Skmei S-Shock Review

    by Walter Shillington0

  • Coach bags are handbags of the finest quality and workmanship, and worth every penny! I have several and have never needed to get one repaired. They are stain resistant, as well. What are you waiting for?

    Coach Handbags Are Well Made and Stylish

    Coach Handbags Are Well Made and Stylish

    by Jean Bakula3

  • 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.

    Interesting Gemstones and Their Properties

    Interesting Gemstones and Their Properties

    by Shay Marie4

  • 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.

    Best Men's Watches for the Money 2018

    Best Men's Watches for the Money 2018

    by Brandon Hart6

  • When you hear the world “platinum”, what comes to mind? Platinum weddings, platinum albums, platinum credit cards, and of course platinum jewelry. In other words, platinum symbolizes the ultimate in luxury and status. An extremely rare metal,...

    Platinum History, Jewelry, and Prices

    Platinum History, Jewelry, and Prices

    by Seabastian2

  • 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.

    Review of the One Eleven CMP00002 Solar-Powered Watch

    Review of the One Eleven CMP00002 Solar-Powered Watch

    by Walter Shillington2

  • 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.

    Best-Selling Men's Watches for 2016

    Best-Selling Men's Watches for 2016

    by OliveHouse41

  • 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.

    History of the Panama Hat

    History of the Panama Hat

    by Roberta Kyle35

  • Chokers are trendy now in 2017, but did you know they were also stylish throughout history?

    A Short History of Chokers

    A Short History of Chokers

    by Erin Bower4

  • This article features mini-reviews of a Geneva, a fake Swiss Army 577-1 (Gemius), a JWH 88-9 and a Weijieshi A5271-1.

    Battle of the Five Dollar Watches

    Battle of the Five Dollar Watches

    by Walter Shillington2

  • 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.

    Clothing History - Men's Hats and Headgear

    Clothing History - Men's Hats and Headgear

    by Dolores Monet5

  • 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.

    How to Test Precious Metals, Jewelry, Coins & More

    How to Test Precious Metals, Jewelry, Coins & More

    by Ruby2

  • 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.

    How to Spot a Fake Rolex

    How to Spot a Fake Rolex

    by James Montgomery174

  • 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...

    Emeralds: Facts, History, and Legendary Gems

    Emeralds: Facts, History, and Legendary Gems

    by Seabastian7

  • 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.

    The Best Wood-Frame Sunglasses

    The Best Wood-Frame Sunglasses

    by GreenMind0

  • A heart locket is a perfect love gift. Hearts are the symbol of love, so these necklaces makes the perfect romantic present, especially if they contain a gorgeous photo of you or your loved one.

    Best Romantic Heart Lockets

    Best Romantic Heart Lockets

    by CMHypno4

  • 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.

    Review of the North N-6009 Sport Watch

    Review of the North N-6009 Sport Watch

    by Walter Shillington1

  • 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.

    How to Keep Costume Jewelry From Tarnishing

    How to Keep Costume Jewelry From Tarnishing

    by Laura Schneider16

  • Fans, their age-old history and their uses. From royal courts, to dancing, to church liturgy, they have found a place in many cultures.

    Hand-Held Fans

    Hand-Held Fans

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan15

  • Pearls represent wisdom through experience and are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as to offer protection. Learn about the pearl's significance in love, religion, and folklore.

    The Meanings and Myths of Pearls

    The Meanings and Myths of Pearls

    by monarch1335

  • 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...

    The Ultimate Guide to Club Ties

    The Ultimate Guide to Club Ties

    by Simone Haruko Smith4

  • A hub explaining the many different types of jewelry pieces belonging to the Kandyan Bridal Jewelry set.

    The Kandyan Bridal Jewelry Set

    The Kandyan Bridal Jewelry Set

    by Suranee Perera15

  • 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.

    How to Choose Sunglasses

    How to Choose Sunglasses

    by princesswithapen2

  • As a child I would open my mother's jewelry box and see garnet and other stones sitting in all their splendor. I looked up to see this gem around mom's neck, and on her ear how pretty.

    Garnet January's Birth Stone

    Garnet January's Birth Stone

    by Lareene0

  • I was searching for a quality quartz watch with the ability to keep track of several time zones. The Parnis P523, which combines a Citizen movement with three Seikos, caught my eye.

    Review of the Parnis P523

    Review of the Parnis P523

    by Walter Shillington1

  • 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!

    Get a Stuck Ring Off of Your Finger -- No Cutting

    Get a Stuck Ring Off of Your Finger -- No Cutting

    by Laura Schneider21

  • Really, tying a tie seems easy, but once it's around your neck and you have to tie it, it's pretty tricky. There are four main types of tie tying: the Windsor Knot, the Half-Windsor, the Four-in-Hand Knot, and the Pratt Knot. The Windsor is the most common and that's the type that this Hub will help you learn how to tie.

    How to Tie a Necktie

    How to Tie a Necktie

    by glassvisage1

  • The Wilon WL938 and its twin, the Paidu Q0930, are worth investigating if you are searching for an inexpensive but distinctive watch.

    Review of the Wilon WL938 Watch

    Review of the Wilon WL938 Watch

    by Walter Shillington0

  • This blog is about different environmentally friendly jewelry companies and why there is such a need for them in our present day.

    Conflict-Free Jewelry

    Conflict-Free Jewelry

    by Ezria Copper2

  • 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.

    Top 10 G-Shocks

    Top 10 G-Shocks

    by Daniel_Benson1

  • 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.

    Anatomy of a SevenFriday Replica

    Anatomy of a SevenFriday Replica

    by Walter Shillington1

  • This article reviews a replica and three outstanding timepieces manufactured by Aatos, Parnis, and Skmei.

    The Best Watches of 2017

    The Best Watches of 2017

    by Walter Shillington3

  • The blogosphere is full of misinformation about using baking soda, aluminum foil, and water to remove silver tarnish. Get the real skinny here, and learn how to prevent tarnish in the first place!

    Myths and Controversies About Cleaning Silver

    Myths and Controversies About Cleaning Silver

    by Maureen Nelson1

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