Metal - Other Collectibles
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Precious metals can probably be found in your jewelry collection, whether you have a pile of white gold bracelets or a simple platinum bridal set. Precious metals adorn a variety of fine jewelry pieces from necklaces to earrings. Precious metal jewelry deserves some extra attention. Caring for your precious metal jewelry properly will prolong its life and protect your fine jewelry investment. From storage to cleaning, our tips on precious metals will help you keep your jewelry in pristine condition.
Movado watches made headlines when they became the first watch to ever be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The aptly named Museum watch featured a defining single gold dot at 12 o'clock to symbolize the sun at high noon and a sleek face devoid of any distracting digits. Today, the iconic Museum watch is just one of many Swiss luxury watches offered by Movado. Here's how to choose Movado watches for your collection.
In the world of collecting, you'll find an enormous variety of collectibles covering every sport, from local pastimes to worldwide sports. This sports collectibles buying guide will help you build some basic knowledge about sports memorabilia and collecting items from your favorite teams.
Mankind and, of course, womankind have adorned themselves with precious metals for centuries. We've always loved the color, shine, and rarity of gold and silver, fashioning the metals into coins, crowns, and even dishes. For talented artisans and their patrons, fine jewelry meant gold and silver and, recently, platinum. However, other metals, such as steel and titanium, can be crafted into high-quality, durable and stylish jewelry, and jewelers have become more appreciative of these alternatives in recent years. The jewelry industry uses the term "alternative metals" to describe the trend toward using industrial metals and alloys for contemporary design. This alternative metals buying guide offers some basic information to help you learn more about these fashionable metals.
Celebrate historic style by collecting antique jewelry. Estate jewelry will add a lot of fashion and value to your collection while giving you something eye-catching to wear with your eclectic wardrobe. Antique jewelry can be very valuable, but how do you choose the most collectible pieces for your personal assortment? How do you know which pieces of vintage jewelry will give you the most return for your investment? Look for a few key elements when shopping to find the jewelry that will be just right for you and your wallet.
You want to fill your jewelry box with treasure made of gleaming metals and sparkling gemstones -- but which metals will give you the look you want? Which jewelry is right for your budget? Gold jewelry and silver jewelry are both great choices, but they do have different properties and aesthetics. You can collect both gold and silver jewelry when you know a bit about both metal types. The right knowledge can help you buy jewelry with smart value and attractive style. Use these tips to select gold jewelry and sterling silver jewelry for your collection.
Jewelry with a hard edge is perfect for any wardrobe. A few titanium rings in the hottest new styles will round out your jewelry collection. Titanium is affordable and lightweight, so it's an ideal metal for fashion rings. With so many styles available, shopping for titanium rings is fun and easy. Consider these new options in titanium rings.
A high-school friend of mine was obsessed with sterling silver, and I didn't understand it until I learned that sterling silver jewelry is just amazing for the price. Sterling silver is a precious metal, but it is generally much more affordable than white gold and platinum. Jewelry made of sterling silver is perfect for your collection of fashion accessories, and silver jewelry can also be found in fine jewelry categories, including wedding jewelry. Sterling jewelry will delight you with its fantastic shine and long-lasting wear. Look to our facts about the history of sterling jewelry to learn more about this beautiful metal before shopping.
Sterling silver is made from 92.5 percent pure silver and 7.5 percent metal alloy. Common sterling silver metal alloys include copper and nickel. The alloys in sterling silver strengthen the silver and make it strong enough for jewelry production. Sterling silver jewelry is gorgeous, luxurious, valuable and also affordable. Silver jewelry pieces, such as bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings, match almost any color ensemble and skin tone. Buy sterling silver jewelry for your collection and enjoy wearing sterling jewelry every day of the week. Use our tips to choose beautiful silver jewelry for yourself or someone special.
Bath fixtures get dingy easily from soap scum and hard water deposits. Most bathroom faucets are made of brass, chrome or stainless steel. Soap scum and minerals collect and build on metal, greatly reducing faucets' shine. This can make a whole bathroom look dirty even if it isn't. Cleaning bathroom faucets takes some time; however, if you do it frequently enough, you'll find that scum and debris have little time to build up. Below, you'll learn how to clean bath fixtures.
Dazzling diamond necklaces, shiny gold rings and luminous pearl brooches are often sentimental and always valuable. Rare gemstones and metals have enchanted mankind, and womankind, for millennia. Jewelry symbolizes love and commitment, and fashion jewelry diversifies your collection of accessories. Owning jewelry requires an emotional and monetary investment, whether you choose fashion jewelry or fine jewelry. You'll want to protect all your jewelry -- wedding rings, special occasion earrings, simple silver chains -- and keep it in like-new condition for a lifetime. This jewelry care guide outlines the basics of cleaning and storing these treasures.
A wok is a cooking essential for anyone who loves deliciously fresh cooked vegetables. Complete your kitchen and dining collection with a versatile wok. Many choices are available when you are shopping for a wok. Woks are available with round bottoms, flat bottoms, nonstick coatings and dozens of accessories. Some have wooden handles while others have metal ring-handles on opposite sides of the wok. Buying a wok is a simple process if you first determine how it will be used in your kitchen.
Gold is a luxurious, precious metal appreciated by cultures around the world. A gold bracelet is one of the best accessories for every jewelry collection because it is versatile. The same gold bracelet can take you from day to night and complement a variety of clothing and jewelry choices. You can wear a gold bracelet to the office and then use it to dress up a cocktail dress for a date. Consider outfit choices, occasions and venues to get the most out your investment by wearing your gold bracelet regularly.
Jade is considered one of the most stunning gemstones available, and with its low cost and incredible versatility, it's no wonder jade jewelry is so popular. Jade jewelry has a decidedly masculine appearance, especially when it is set into simple settings and paired with sleek metals. If you are looking for men's jewelry with gleaming gemstones and a laid-back aesthetic, then consider men's jade jewelry. Men's jade jewelry selections, such as lustrous rings, textured bracelets, mystical pendants and simple earrings, quickly add value to any jewelry collection. Take your men's jewelry assortment to the next level with jade.
A band of gold or silver around the finger has been a jewelry custom since the day when precious metals were first discovered. Rings have remained popular throughout history and have held a special place in our traditions by serving as a romantic symbol for weddings, betrothals, promises and anniversaries. Jewelry rings of all kinds are stylish and trendy today. When you are shopping for jewelry, you will come across a large selection of rings. Whether you are shopping fine jewelry, fashion jewelry or romantic jewelry, it's important to choose jewelry rings that will add flair and style to all your outfits. Use our tips to select stylish rings for your collection.
If you adore fancy decor, then you will love chandelier earrings. When you enter a fancy ballroom, the first thing you see is the stunning chandelier glistening above your head. Chandelier earrings have the same effect on a smaller scale. Your eyes will automatically be drawn to the sparkling, dancing gems and shiny metal. If you're looking to expand your jewelry collection, consider earrings that look like miniature chandeliers. Many styles are available to bring color and shine to your earring assortment.
Blade weapons have a romantic history, carrying the symbolic and ceremonial significance of a medieval past. Collectible swords and collectible knives continue to be popular in military ceremony, sports and as art pieces or collectibles. This swords buying guide will lay out some important facts about sword types and features to help you find a high-quality, attractive sword.
A band is one of the easiest pieces of jewelry for a man to add to his collection. Men's rings are easy to wear and they go with everything; plus, they are available in many styles. Jewelry is always an investment, so use these tips to choose some trendy new bands for your collection.
From extravagant gemstone cocktail rings to simple, classic wedding bands, sterling silver rings are beautiful and go with everything. Shiny sterling silver is versatile, durable and soft enough to be engraved or molded into a variety of ring designs. Sterling silver rings are popular for their neutral nature and incredible value. Sterling silver is one of the top metals preferred for jewelry and is a great choice when shopping for men's and women's accessories. Sterling silver engagement rings and wedding bands are available in many varieties. Add a sterling silver ring to your jewelry collection or give sterling silver jewelry as a gift.
Gold is one of the world's oldest precious materials. Adding luxurious pieces of gold to your fingers, wrists, ears, neck and shirt sleeves is a great way to add your personal signature to all your clothing selections. Men's jewelry featuring this valuable metal is sleek and versatile. There is a seemingly endless array of men's gold jewelry to choose from, and selecting quality, stylish gold jewelry is important. Whether you are looking for elegant jewelry to wear with your best workday wear or you want to give luxurious men's gold jewelry as a fantastic gift, our tips will help you select men's jewelry in a variety of gold designs for your jewelry collection.