Guide to Buying Vintage Jewelry

$(KGrHqJHJEMFF),9F5n(BRfNyW5w!g--_32Everyone’s talking about vintage jewelry. To be worn to a costume party or for the ‘something old’ in a wedding or just for fashion’s sake, these are just a few of the many, many times you hear people going on and on about how awesome vintage jewelry is and how it ups the glamor quotient in a jiffy; hence, the immense popularity and rush to buy this exquisite breed of jewelry. However, it has also given rise to a lot of vintage jewelry ‘manufacturers’ who are willing to go to great extents to dupe people into buying jewelry that was made probably a couple of years ago. It has become imperative, therefore, to understand what to look for when buying vintage jewelry and how to sift the fakes from the real pieces. Buzzle guides you in this regard.

Let’s Get this Straight
Vintage is such a loosely used term these days that the actual meaning has become ambiguous. To set the record straight, the vintage era is generally considered to be the years between 1910 – 1990.

Guide to Buying Cocktail Rings Complement Your Outfits

mv7_bkSnj0D6hky7ZEY2D0QCocktail rings can be cheaper than a diamond, but are capable of providing all the flash a girl needs from her accessories. Making its entrance in the 1920s or ’30s, the trend only grew after the 1940s due to the heightened popularity of cocktail parties in the United States. With women becoming the center of attention in their flapper dresses, no wonder the necessity of complementing the dresses arose.

Today, these rings aren’t just a fashion statement, but a necessary accessory that complete an outfit. Basically, it adds the much-needed panache to any event you attend and the dress you have on. But what constitutes as a cocktail ring? And are there any guidelines you should keep in mind while shopping for one? Along with providing you answers to these questions, as you read the rest of the article, you will find essential tips to wearing this ring as well.

What is a Cocktail Ring?
If you’ve ever feasted your eyes on these rings, you’ll immediately know what they are. But to clarify its meaning for some extra knowledge, a cocktail ring is larger than a normal ring due to

Gemstone Buying Tips for Beginners

Gemstone-Buying-Guide-1_jpg-600x390How to Identify a Gemstone
There are several factors that are taken into consideration when buying a gemstone. Buying a precious stone is not as simple as buying a precious metal like gold or platinum. As mentioned above, precious, semiprecious, synthetic as well as imitation stones, all look similar.

It is essential to note that gemstone is a broad term used for precious stones like emeralds and sapphires; as well as for semiprecious stones like garnet, peridot, agate, etc. Precious stones are expensive, while semiprecious or synthetic corundum are comparatively cheaper. However, it is very difficult for amateurs to spot a difference between two gemstones.

It is essential to note that synthetic, corundum or laboratory-made gemstones are real stones as they have all the properties of the real stone. But, they are inexpensive as they are not as rare and valuable as real gemstones. On the other hand, imitation or paste, as the name suggests, are fake stones and are not valuable. There are various methods used to identify gemstones that you can follow.

Basic Tips for