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Going green can sometimes feel like a difficult task. But the truth is even small changes make a big difference. From buying a few eco-friendly products for your home to changing the way you use energy, you can help save the earth, lower your power bill, and improve your health all at the same time. Here are ten easy ways to go green.
Artists have made carved jade into beautiful ornaments for centuries. Jade jewelry is most often made from jadeite, which has a rich, green color and is more lustrous than nephrite, which is the other type of jade. Nephrite is more commonly used for carving and comes in a wide range of colors. The traditional reputation of the gemstone holds that it brings peace and harmony into the life of its wearer. Take care of your jade jewelry by keeping it clean and you will be rewarded with a stunning piece that will last a very long time and may even become a family heirloom.
Being green means shopping responsibly. When you're browsing handmade Worldstock products, you're already being socially responsible by supporting fair trade, but you can also be environmentally responsible by choosing eco-friendly products. Learn about going green with our go-green guides and use the following tips to help you make Earth-friendly choices when shopping Worldstock.
Birthstones make a jewelry gift unique. Birthstone jewelry also lets you personalize your wardrobe with meaningful baubles. Birthstone jewelry selections such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings with special gems are different from all other types of jewelry and can become a part of your signature style. Whether you are looking for birthstone jewelry for yourself or someone you love, our list of birthstone options for each month can help you get started. January. January's birthstones are garnet and rose quartz. Garnets range in color from deep burgundy to mossy green, though the red hues are the most popular. Rose quartz stones are a lovely pink or coral shade and have a frosted appearance. February. The most popular birthstone for February is amethyst, which is a beautiful deep purple gem that can also be green. Onyx is also an accepted birthstone for February. Onyx stones are black, opaque and shiny. March. March's birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarines come in shades of blue, from light ice-blue to deep sea-green. Bloodstones are quite unique and are typically very dark green with red spots. April. April's traditional birthstone is the diamond. Although a genuine, colorless diamond is the most common April birthstone choice, colored diamonds can also adorn April birthstone jewelry. Lab-created cubic zirconias are beautiful diamond alternatives. Quartz is also an accepted birthstone for April, and comes in many colors and varieties, including chocolate, lime, and rose. May. May's birthstones are emerald, agate and chrysoprase. Emeralds are rare and are classified as one of the four precious gemstones. Emeralds come in a variety of green hues. Agate is very different from emeralds, with stripes of color in hues such as yellow, orange, white, pink and gold. Chrysoprase is a gorgeous sea-green turquoise stone that complements a variety of other stones and colors. June. June's birthstones are pearl, moonstone and alexandrite. Pearls come in many colors, from shiny white shades to deep chocolate hues. Moonstones are very unique and have a beautiful iridescence and luster. Many moonstones look almost like ice, with several layers of pale blue and frosty white. Alexandrites come in many hues, including purple, green and red. Rich, deep purple alexandrites are the most popular. July. July's birthstones are ruby and carnelian. Rubies are enchanting red or pink gems and are one of the four precious gemstones. Carnelians are semi-precious gemstones that come in a variety of red and orange hues, some of them with yellow or brown undertones. August. Peridot and sardonyx are the birthstones for August. Peridots are available in range of green shades from pale yellow-green to deep forest-green. Sardonyx is a form of onyx and can be orange, red or black with red bands. September. September's birthstones include sapphire and lapis. Sapphire is one of the four precious gemstones. Blue is the most popular shade for sapphires, but you can also find pink and clear sapphires. Lapis comes in many shades of blue and can have a marbled or speckled appearance with black or gold stripes or spots. October. October's birthstones are opal and tourmaline. Opals come in many varieties and hues, but the most common opals are white or pink with a shiny, glowing appearance. Tourmalines come in nearly every color imaginable. Some tourmalines are even multi-colored and showcase beautiful harmonious hues in layers. November. November's birthstones are topaz and citrine. Citrines are rare golden varieties of quartz. Citrine stones range in color from pale icy yellow to deep candy-colored lemon. The most common shades of topaz are amber and ice-blue, but pink, green, and multi-colored topaz stones are also available. December. December's birthstones are blue topaz, turquoise, tanzanite and zircon. Turquoise is an opaque, green stone that is popular in Native American and Southwestern-style jewelry. Tanzanite is a brilliant blue or purple stone that is complementary to a variety of other gems. Zircons are commonly confused with cubic zirconias, but they are natural gemstones with bright blue colors and a fiery appearance. View All Birthstone Jewelry Back to Guides Directory View All Birthstone Jewelry
There are plenty of activities and traditions to enjoy around the holidays, but being with family and creating new memories are what mean the most this time of year. Whether you inherited your parents' holiday family traditions or formed your own, try finding new ways of creating meaningful family fun this season.
Diopside's name comes from two Greek words: "di," which means two, and "opsis," which means vision. This beautiful green gem is rich in color and reasonable in price -- a seductive combination. Diopside's deep green coloring has become a popular choice since the fall of the Soviet Union opened trade routes for this import from Siberia. Diopside, with its shamrock-colored tones, often appears in Irish-themed jewelry pieces, such as diopside rings, diopside necklaces and diopside earrings, and is an affordable gem alternative to emeralds. Diopside jewelry goes with practically anything and can be worn daily
An eco-friendly lifestyle is no longer difficult to achieve. Eco-friendly homes, cars, and clothing all make it easier for you to care about the planet and remain fashionable and care-free. You can also stay green and wear beautiful jewelry. Eco-friendly handmade jewelry, fashion jewelry, and fine jewelry will add color and style to everything you wear while keeping you guilt-free. Here are some ideas for applying a green-living philosophy to your jewelry buying decisions.
The traditional birthstone for March is the aquamarine. With its clear blue hue, this stone is especially suited for the blue skies of spring, and it shimmers and shines with the magic of the ocean. Whether you want to give birthstone jewelry as a gift or you are shopping for yourself, here's what you need to know.
Some of the most beautiful and unique jewelry designs come from Worldstock artisans, who create their jewelry using local materials and centuries-old cultural traditions. Many of these jewelry designs include bright, beautiful gemstones from the artisans' homelands. Learn about some of the most popular gemstones used to create world jewelry.
Kwanzaa is meant to be celebrated with family and friends as a way to honor the past and look forward to the future. One important part of celebrating Kwanzaa is decorating the home with traditional seasonal decor. Kwanzaa holiday decor incorporates traditional symbols of African American heritage, both old and new. For example, a kinara symbolizes the African American past, present and future while authentic African folk art is displayed to honor African American roots. Tribal masks, hand-carved statues and wooden fruit bowls from Ghana and other areas of historical significance throughout Africa are often displayed as meaningful decorative accessories during the holiday season as well as home decor all year round.
Serve family and guests elegantly with stunning Wilton Armetale platters and trays. Since 1892, Wilton has produced quality bakeware and serveware pieces, and the Armetale line carries on that tradition. This guide will help you find the Wilton Armetale pieces you'll want to invest in for your home.
Relax and sleep in peace when you buy the perfect clock for your bedroom. Whether you want a traditional wall clock to complement a classic decor or a world clock so you can keep track of the time in cities around the globe, the following suggestions can help you buy clocks that fit your style. Read on to find the best clock for your bedroom.
Your garden should be a place you go to relax and unwind; garden accents are designed to make the experiences even more enjoyable than they would otherwise be. For the novice gardener or an experienced green thumb, garden statues are a fun, easy way to make your garden unique and fun. If you need tips on how to decorate your yard with garden statues, then you've come to the right place; read on and get ready to spruce up your yard.
When you are shopping for beautiful jewelry, you will see many pieces featuring colored diamonds. Colored diamonds, also called fancy diamonds, are available in yellow, pink, purple, black, grey, green, blue and orange. Rings, pendants, earrings and tennis bracelets decorated with colored diamonds are very trendy and valuable. If shopping for colored diamond jewelry is new territory for you, then you might be wondering how to select the very best diamond jewelry featuring these bright gems. Use these frequently asked questions to gather information about colored diamond jewelry.
Natural resources are being depleted, so what makes bamboo furniture a "green," eco-friendly furniture choice? Some bamboo species grow, well, like weeds! They grow quickly and are known for spreading into other areas. Bamboo grows over 10 times faster than most hardwoods, making bamboo furniture a great way to furnish your home and help keep forests intact. Aside from the fact that bamboo furniture is sustainable, there are plenty of other reasons why bamboo furniture is a great fit for your home.
If you've never tried using natural health and beauty products, now is the time to go green with your morning regimen. When you're accustomed to doing things the way you always have, you may not see why you would want to switch to natural health and beauty products. Once you compare the benefits of natural products to the way things used to be done, however, you'll see why you would want to adopt a new, natural lifestyle with health and beauty products that can help you look and feel great.
December birthstones reflect the icy blue sparkle of winter. Their bright blue shades are sure to brighten dark nights. Zircon is the traditional birthstone, but gemstone enthusiasts now accept blue topaz, turquoise, and tanzanite as December birthstones, too. Choose a favorite or mix and match. There are plenty of options when you're shopping for December birthstone jewelry.
Wine and food pairing is a centuries-old tradition. Culinary experts, chefs, and the wine and restaurant industry have broken the "art" down to a science. You don't have to be an expert to marry the perfect wine with your favorite meals. Consider these suggestions, and remember, the best wine pairing is ultimately about what tastes best to you.
Lockets were very popular during the Victorian era, and locket necklaces are one of our most enduring jewelry traditions. A locket is a pendant or charm that opens on a hinge to reveal a photo or a spot to keep mementos. Some historians speculate that the phrase "locket" comes from the tradition of storing a lock of someone's hair inside the jewelry; this practice was common during Victorian times, and locket jewelry was sometimes given at funerals specifically for this purpose. Today, you can choose from a variety of gold locket styles. Whether you are looking to purchase a locket necklace as a very sentimental gift or you want to add a gold locket to your gold necklace collection, we can help you choose the perfect style.
Household linens are an extensive part of the wedding registry, whether the couple is planning a traditional wedding and gift list or a more modern affair. Not only are linens practical, but they also help establish the style of a new home and make it comfortable. You may want to receive all new items or just a few pieces to complement what you already own. Either way, this list will help you organize the essential linens for your wedding registry.