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.
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.
This blog is about different environmentally friendly jewelry companies and why there is such a need for them in our present day.
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.
I wished to purchase a quality but inexpensive watch box which would allow me to display my collection of timepieces.
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 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.
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.
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.
I wanted to purchase a high-quality quartz chronograph at a decent price. The Parnis H2110 caught my eye.
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,...
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.
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.
Are you brave enough to wear a fanny pack? Have you ever read an in-depth article about fanny packs? This is your chance.
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!
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.
I wanted to purchase an inexpensive woman’s watch for a fashion-conscious friend. The G-AdelaLGG appeared to be the perfect choice.
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.
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 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.
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.
What kinds of movements are present in Rolex watches? There are three primary movements in current Rolex watches.
The Wilon WL938 and its twin, the Paidu Q0930, are worth investigating if you are searching for an inexpensive but distinctive watch.
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!
This article features mini-reviews of a Geneva, a fake Swiss Army 577-1 (Gemius), a JWH 88-9 and a Weijieshi A5271-1.
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.
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.
I recently joined a watch-of-the-month club called Watch Gang. The first timepiece they sent me was the Maurice Eberle Gambrel 20000D.
Finally being recognized as a legitimate fashion accessory, these little bags are making a big comeback ... again.
This is a step-by-step instruction on how to change your Casio G-Shock watch between 12-hour format and 24-hour military time.
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.
Are your sunglasses working for you? Or are they just an expensive accessory? Learn how to tell in seconds if your sunglasses are polarized.
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.
Learn why some people have dark rings around their irises and why it is thought to be attractive. If you don't naturally have them, I will list some ways you can get them.
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?
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.
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.
A hub explaining the many different types of jewelry pieces belonging to the Kandyan Bridal Jewelry set.
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.
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...
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.
A look at some typical sunglass designs and the importance of protecting the eyes against harmful ultraviolet rays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was looking for an appealing women’s watch equipped with a quality quartz movement. Two examples from Parnis caught my eye.
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.
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.
I like large watches and was looking for one with unconventional styling. The U-Boat U-1001 replica appeared to fit my needs exactly.
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.
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.
This article helps explain some of the history behind the Victorinox brand and specifically its Swiss Army Watches. It gives unbiased information about these famous watches.
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.
Dzi (pronounced Zee) is a Tibetan word used to describe a patterned, usually agate, of mainly oblong, round, cylindrical or tabular shape pierced lengthwise called Heaven's Bead (tian zhu) in Chinese. The meaning of the Tibetan word "Dzi"...
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.
Gemstones have captured the imagination of people since ancient times. They have been used as declarations of love, the spoils of war, gifts to show reverence, and especially as symbols of wealth and royal power. The most renowned, impressive, and...
I wanted an inexpensive watch that also reeked of sophistication. The Paidu 58919 appeared to fit my needs.
This review covers a selection of LCD and LED digital watches. These timepieces are priced at about five dollars apiece.
There are a lot of fake pearls on the market. This article helps you know which pearls are real and avoid getting cheated.
For people with contact allergies, hypoallergenic metals may be the answer to the problem of wedding rings that won't trigger an allergic response.
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.
Before you lay down hard cash for what may be a 'soft' gemstone, read this expose, written by a respected retired gem broker.
I was searching for a quality chronograph that would not break my budget. The Benyar BY-5103M appeared to be a likely candidate.
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.
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 to purchase an inexpensive watch that could handle a rugged environment. The Sanda 723 Military/Sports watch appeared to be the perfect fit.
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.
I wanted to purchase —without spending a lot of money— a decent watch box, capable of displaying twenty watches. The RW0000701E caught my eye.
Ever wondered what the difference between a pink sapphire and a pink ruby is? The answer may surprise you.
Alexandrites are stunning gemstones that change from greenish to reddish-purple. Each stone is unique and exhibits different color changes.
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.
Ornate jewelry, lavishly decorated with enamel and stonework, made a comeback after a 2008 movie about the 16th-century Mughal empire.
Moissanite is the perfect alternative for a diamond-like stone with more brilliance and sparkle than diamond.
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'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.
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!
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.
Buying jewelry in the Caribbean? Whether shopping for jewelry in a cruise port or on an island, this hub will help. Buying tips for jewelry purchases on St. Maarten, St. Kitts, and Nassau Paradise Island.
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.
This review features a Replica Panerai Pam 563 Luminor Marina 8 Days Acciaio White Dial that I purchased through eBay.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
I was searching for an inexpensive replica of a luxury Swiss watch. This replica Panerai looked very good for its price.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Concho belts offer a distinctive style, add variety to any wardrobe for any season. Learn the history, and view 12 different ways to wear this beautiful fashion accessory from casual to elegant.
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.
Fans, their age-old history and their uses. From royal courts, to dancing, to church liturgy, they have found a place in many cultures.
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!
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.
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
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 a watch that, like the Movado Edge, utilized cutting edge styling techniques. The Aatos G-ThosBrBrBr fits this specification exactly.
The basics you need to know about rhodium plated sterling silver jewelry and how to clean it to keep its sparkling beauty for a long time.
This article reviews a replica and three outstanding timepieces manufactured by Aatos, Parnis, and Skmei.
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.
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.
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