Tag Archives: jewelry

Jewelry Buying Guide – Making Your Gifts More Special

If you are like most people you like or love jewelry. Jewelry is a great way to show your personality and a fantastic way to express yourself. With this article is our hope to give you some good tips for buying jewelry and related items.

cross for gift
What is better gold or silver for jewelry?
Well, that is a question that is asked a lot by folks looking to get someone a gift for themselves or for someone special. And, that is really tough as there are a bunch of factors that play into the decision. Take a look below for things that will determine whether you should buy gold or Sterling silver jewelry.
Things To Consider:

  • Your Budget
  • The Personality Of The Person (If not for yourself)
  • Taste Of The Person
  • Type Of Gemstones They Might Like
  • Their Birth Month

The list above is just a small sampling of the type questions you should ponder when buying a gift, obviously if it is for someone else.
Doing so will make the jewelry or gift for that matter more unique and personal for the receiver of the gift. It will make them really feel special and they will think that you really spent a considerable amount of time, thought and effort picking out the gift.
You really don’t want to be showing up with a present that looks as if you just went to any old jewelry store and picked up whatever was on the managers “Daily Special” rack.
Let me expound on that and give you an example of how to select a really nice gift for someone.
Say for a moment you have a friend who is Catholic. You know they are really devoted to their Roman Catholic Religion. They have a birthday, or maybe are celebrating a Baptism of a child.

Whatever the situation, it would probably mean a lot to them if you bought them some kind of Catholic products as a gift. For the man or women’s birthday you could purchase them a Sterling Silver Crucifix or a Catholic Cross.

Or perhaps it is a Baptism gift you want to purchase for their newly born child. You might want to purchase them a baby baptism gift say as a Catholic Baby Crib medal that you can personalize.
We hope you are starting to see how you can tailor the gifts you give to family, friends and the like to really make the person receiving the gift feel as if you really spent a lot of time, effort and thought into them.

Start Doing This Now For Great Jewelry Gift Giving
Start planning and putting a little more thought into your gift buying and you will find people really treasure the gifts you give them.

By the way if you have gold or silver jewelry laying around you want to clean up try watching this video for some really good jewelry cleaning tips to get that bling bling popping!

Baptism By The Pool

We attended a Catholic Baptism recently for a friends child at their home in Bonita, California last week and it was really a beautiful ceremony. And it was especially nice because it was a really hot day and the religious event for their young child was held right by their lovely looking swimming pool. baptism by the pool

The landscaping was manicured to perfection and the pool had the absolutely clearest, bluest water I’ve ever seen. Seeing the pool water looking as good as it did made me want to get a pool for my own yard.

But having a friend whom also owns a pool reminded me of the reasons why I am apprehensive about getting one. First, the pool upkeep is a lot of work and not something I want to be doing after working fifty or sixty hours or more at my regular job. My friend tells me mainlining a pool is a ton of work and he has said that if he had to do it all over a again he would have serious reservation about it.

Having mentioned about how beautiful the Baptismal ceremony was and commenting on how awesome the pool looked to the host, they informed me that it is much easier to maintain the pool if you have a pool expert to take care of it for you.

They both mentioned how they find it much easier and affordable to just hire a professional Bonita pool cleaning company in Bonita to maintain the swimming pool; that way they get to enjoy the pool while not having to maintain the pool themselves and become resentful of it!

It was really a beautiful day at their home as we sent the afternoon lounging and relaxing by the hosts pool celebrating the baptism of their youngest child. The child that was baptized received lots of nice jewelry he really liked the silver rosary we bought for him.

On the way home my wife and I spoke about how nice it was to celebrate the baptism at their home by the pool. And we discussed how nice it would be to have a pool ourselves! She brought up my past reservations about the pool upkeep and I mentioned how inexpensive the pool cleaning service and maintenance was.

She couldn’t believe how inexpensive the pool maintenance was either so since we both thoroughly enjoy the day by the pool maybe it is time to reconsider whether or not would should start looking into buying a pool.!!!

For those of you that do not know how a baptism in a swimming pool works then simply check out the video below:




Types of Pearls

Pearl-friendly Occasions

Pearls often make great birthday gifts for people born in June as the pearl is the designated gemstone for this summer month. You might also give a pearl necklace or bracelet to a friend celebrating a 30th wedding anniversary – the traditional choice for the occasion. Pearls are also ideal selections to wear at weddings, whether they are worn by the bride or the guests.

mother of pearls

Pearl Bracelet

How a Pearl Forms

A pearl is developed inside the shell of mollusk – namely a mussel or oyster, with the majority of gems farmed or cultured for use. In lower quality jewelry pieces, imitation pearls are frequently featured in the design. Because of the cultured pearl’s beautiful lustrous finish, it is frequently used in a variety of fine jewelry fashions and designs.

High-quality Adornments

The degree and height of a pearl’s luster is impacted by the refraction, diffraction and reflection of light. Pearls, categorized as nacreous, are considered high-quality adornments, having mirror-like shine and a certain amount of iridescence.

Freshwater Type Pearls

There are various types of pearls. Freshwater pearls are cultured by using freshwater mussels, with China leading the way in the production of the gem.

Tahitian Pearls

Another type of pearl, known as the Tahitian pearl, comes from the black lip oyster. The pearl forms a beautiful spectrum of color, with overtones and undertones of silver, gold, pink, and/orĀ  blue. The pearls come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including button, oval, semi-round, teardrop, and Baroque.

Black Pearl Necklace

Black Pearl Necklace

The Beautiful Akoya Pearl

Still another kind of pearl is the Akoya, which originally originated in Japan, and comes from the Akoya oyster. Any of the pearls that are bigger than 10 mm in are rare and high-priced gems. A hybrid mollusk is used in producing the pearl these days, which is exported from both China and Japan.