Jewelry has played a critical role in helping individuals express their wealth and prestige for centuries. Antique jewelry is highly sought after for not only its beauty, but its historical value as well. Any jewelry pieces that have some age to them may have been subject to repair or will need to be repaired after you have purchased them.
Here are three tips that you can use to help ensure the jewelry repair process hasn’t or won’t hurt the overall value of the piece in the future. Read More»
If your son or daughter loves learning to dance, of course you want to cultivate that interest by enrolling them in dance lessons. But while the dance lessons themselves are not usually unbearably costly, the cost of participating in recitals can be overwhelming. The glitzy costumes, complete with jewelry and other accessories, can cost hundreds – and in most cases, your child will only wear the costume for one recital! Read More»
Before Europeans took over North America, the Native Americans (or First Nation people of Canada) used precious stones, beads, and other goods for trade. These items were their currency, and it worked very well. This tradition of using and making precious items in their jewelry continues today. Here are three examples of Native American jewelry for sale, and how to identify them by their regional materials.
Paua Shell and Hawaiian Native Jewelry Read More»
Part of the fun of Christmas might be following the tradition of exchanging gifts with friends and family members. And, of course, if you have children, they are probably excited about what Santa Claus might bring them this Christmas. It’s not as much fun if you’re worried about how you’ll pay for all the gifts you want to give, though. Don’t stress! From making your own gifts to shopping at a local pawn shop, here are some ideas on how you can plan your Christmas gift giving on a shoestring budget. Read More»
Sometimes, finding show-stopping gifts isn’t always easy for people who don’t seem to need anything in particular. The tennis players in your life, for instance, usually have the racquets they need to play the game, so you may be at a loss when trying to figure out presents. Luckily, there are some ideas are below that could be something they end up loving:
Tennis Racquet Earrings
Many people are familiar with so-called tennis bracelets, which are oddly enough not usually worn on the tennis court itself. Read More»