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The Puzzling Beauty of Black Pearl Necklaces

Pearls have always been seen as a symbol of class, elegance, and refinement. Although there are many different types of beautiful pearls, one specific type has been the most popular among pearl lovers, due to its rarity and mysterious look. Black pearls deliver a chic and modern look, whether displayed on a necklace or some earrings.

But, what’s so puzzling about black pearl necklaces? 

Black pearl necklaces are considered the most exotic and enigmatic of all other types of pearl necklaces. Wearing a black pearl necklace gives off a rare elegance that other jewelry pieces could never deliver.

Get To Know More About Black Pearls

Most often connected with Tahitian pearls, they can also be Akoya or Freshwater. Although there are varieties of styles, the most popular–Tahitian black pearls, are formed black-lip oysters that are capable of producing black pearls, due to the array of colors in the nacre of these oysters. Many people might also not know, but the cultivation process of these mysterious pearls is the same as any other pearl.

Whether you choose a necklace or some earrings, you will definitely look stunning with your ensemble. A black pearl necklace has stunningly beautiful colors ranging from dark black to deep midnight blue hues and peacock multi-hues. These exude a mysterious and alluring vibe, whether you wear them during the day or at night. From different pearl sizes to a variety of different shades, you can choose what style suits you best.

Black Pearl Necklace Styles

Why choose these types of pearl necklaces instead of classic white pearls? Well, they ooze elegance and mystery, and they are rare and highly valued because of their uniqueness. Someone wearing these types of pearl necklaces will definitely catch people’s attention. The best part is that they can blend in with any outfit.

There are different ways of wearing black pearl necklaces–such as long, short, or even multiple layers of necklace jewelry–that each make an impact, whether you wear them in the office or at night. The classic combination of any outfit with a single-strand black pearl necklace is excitingly modern and chic. If you are opting for the “wow” effect, never doubt choosing these types of pearl necklaces.

Final thoughts

Remember that you can never go wrong with wearing these fabulous black pearl necklaces. With unique shades and different pearl sizes, styling them with your favorite outfit will be such a luxurious fashion choice. Fashion and pearls go hand in hand, no matter who wears them. They deliver unconventional design and are a standout piece.

With black pearl necklaces, you will be able to restore your style, without going too far from your comfort zone. The desirable black pearl necklaces are pieces of jewelry that stand the test of time. Have fun choosing the right black pearl necklace for you!  

Rita Azar illustrates fashion article in 360 MAGAZINE

House of Luxury × Harrods

Jewelry connoisseurs are set to have the ultimate pre-Christmas shopping experience as House of Luxury launches their fine and high jewelry pop-up at Harrods‘ renowned Knightsbridge store this October. The special event features new and exclusive jewelry collections by renowned international designer brands, Simone Jewels, Terzihan, YEPREM and Alessa Jewelry. 

In regards to the collaboration, Beth Hannaway, Head of Fine Jewelry & Watches at Harrods said, “It is always exciting to offer unique, one-of-a-kind experiences to our luxury jewelry clients, especially during the holiday season. As one of a few pop-ups we have planned this year, we’ve partnered with the House of Luxury to deliver a truly special experience, showcasing a curated edit of exclusive pieces from Simone Jewels and Terzihan. My personal highlight is from Terzihan, with a striking collection of rose gold, diamond and vibrant green malachite, which is a selection I’m sure our clients will love too.” 

There will also be an opportunity to shop virtually through Harrods own super seller team who can set up hyper-customized shopping experiences via Zoom for jewelry and any other high-end accessories. Whether it be through Zoom or in-person, all of the collections are stunningly unique. Simone Jewels’ High Jewelry collection paints from a generous palette of gemstones in vibrant hues. Terzihan’s ‘Neutra’ features bold proportions and a striking mix of colors and textures that provide an interesting contrast to the brilliant serenity of the Simone’s collection. In addition, beginning on November 15th, the beloved Lebanese designer brand YEPREM’s stunning diamond pieces. Lastly, Alessa Jewelry’s highly sought after ‘Unity Stacks’ bracelets offer customers a chance to show solidarity with the cities they love. 

Jewel illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

JTV Jewelry Care

Knowing how to properly care for and clean your jewelry will help keep it sparkling for years to come, but it can be difficult to know the best way to clean them as different gemstones and metals require special care.

See below for expert tips from Kim Kanary, Certified Diamontologist and Vice President of Community Development & Engagement at JTV about important care details for many different gemstones on how to simply and safely clean your jewelry at home.

EXPERT TIPS FROM KIM KANARY:

Guidelines for Cleaning Jewelry: 

  • Generally, you can use lukewarm water, mild dish soap or jewelry cleaner, a soft cloth, or a soft bristle toothbrush.
  • In a small bowl, prepare a cleaning solution by mixing two tablespoons of mild dishwashing liquid with one quart of lukewarm water. Or, if you are using a commercial jewelry cleaner, be sure to follow all instructions, and make sure the expiration date has not passed since an expired cleaner may be ineffective or perhaps even damage your jewelry.
  • To clean: soak for 10-20 minutes, gently brush all sides, rinse with clean water, pat dry with a clean cloth. You can repeat this as much as you’d like to achieve the desire cleanliness and appearance.  

For Silver Jewelry:

  • First, try simply polishing it. To polish, use a silver or microfiber cloth and use long back-and-forth motions. Avoid rubbing in circles, as this can magnify small scratches.
  • If simple polishing doesn’t deliver the desired level of shine, following the cleaning guidelines above for a full cleaning of your jewelry.

For Gold Jewelry:

  • Follow the general cleaning guidelines above.

 For Gold-Plated Jewelry:

  • Rub gently with a soft cloth to restore shine.
  • If more cleaning is needed, follow the general cleaning guidelines above.

 For Earrings with Gemstones:

 Costume Earrings: 

  • Because glue is often used to attach stones, be extra cautious when cleaning.
  • Wipe gently with a clean, damp cloth and use as little water as possible.
  • Dry with a soft, absorbent cloth.
  • Let air dry before wearing or storing.

 How to keep your jewelry clean & sparkling: 

  • Earrings should be the last thing you put on and first thing you take off.  This will help you avoid getting hair or other products on your earrings, which can dirty or damage them.  
  • Wipe all jewelry with a soft, dry cloth when you take it off.
  • Be sure to properly store your jewelry.  If you prefer a jewelry box, place each piece in its own pouch or plastic bag.
  • Make sure jewelry is completely dry before storing.
  • Avoid wearing jewelry when bathing, swimming, or exercising

JTV is the leading retailer of jewelry and gemstones in the United States. With a proven 26-year history, JTV leverages an omni-digital strategy designed to elevate the customer experience through holistic, digitally-driven touch points, including live TV programming, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to 85 million U.S. households, an industry leading mobile optimized e-commerce platform, and a robust and engaging social media presence. As part of its commitment to customer satisfaction and the development and distribution of educational content, the company employs numerous Graduate Gemologists and Accredited Jewelry Professionals. JTV.com is one of the largest jewelry e-commerce websites in the country according to Internet Retailer’s Top 500 list for 2017.  

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5 Tips for Incorporating Jewelry into Your Edgy Style

Want to elevate your edgy style with earrings, bracelets, and necklaces? Here is how to include statement jewelry in your look.

Every fashionable lady knows accessorizing is key. If you have an edgy style, sometimes it can be challenging to find the best ways to incorporate jewelry into your wardrobe. 

Keep reading for our 3 favorite ways to rock jewelry into our edgier fashion outfits. 

Edgy Style Tips: Adding Some Bling 

Adding accessories can make your outfit ten times better. Keep reading for our top 3 fave ways to glam that edgy style we love. 

1) The Choker Necklace 

The choker necklace is back and better than ever. Like everything, this style has come back and is not just a trend of the 90s. A punk classic, chokers are a great way to complete your edgy look. 

We’re loving the different materials were seeing for chokers these days. Lace or cloth chokers are a great and delicate way to rock a choker when you’re dressing up for an evening out. We’re also loving the thick choker trend we’re seeing, which can be perfectly paired with a messy updo on a bad hair day. 

Pearl chokers are a great way to make this style more elegant. This is a cute option to pair with your evening dress or with a chambray button-down top for something a bit more casual. 

Layered chokers are another trend we love and are seeing everywhere! This style is great with a simple cami tank and jeans, as the layered style helps to jazz up any simple outfit. Switch it up by layering the jewelry you already have, we are loving leather chokers paired with simple metallics for some awesome and edgy contrast. 

2) Diamonds 

Didn’t think you could make diamonds edgy? Think again. If you only thought diamonds were only for the fancy and rich, we have a great diamond option for you. Have you looked into lab diamonds? These are awesome for an edgy lady that cares about being eco-friendly and making sure their fashion is ethically sourced.

We love adding some bling for a little something extra that stands out when we are wearing our edgiest fashion. A little contrast can go a long way. 

3) Bolo Necklaces 

Bolo ties are not just for men anymore, and we are loving seeing women wear them in new ways. These necklaces are fairly new, and we’re all about this trend. Stars are even wearing them on the runway with their couture dresses!

We especially love bolo necklaces for when you’re wearing something low cut, as it lays perfectly unlike a shorter necklace or a super long pendant piece. If you want to dress up your everyday plain white tee shirt or tank with jeans, add a bolo necklace, and a leather jacket for the perfect effortless edgy look. 

Jewelry Every Edgy Chick Needs

These edgy style jewelry staples are great to have so that you can elevate all of your outfits, from fancy to every day. Also, these are all so easy to pair with so that you don’t have to spend forever putting an outfit together!

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Paris FW x Haute Couture

During Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, on Tuesday, July 3,

Maison des Centraliens has hosted three young designers with their Fall- Winter Collections 2018-2019:

 

ABE by Ariane Chaumeil Jewelry  “Miroir”

There is magic and mystery in a mirror : the reflexion of who looks into it is real, but reversed.  Since we gaze at ourselves, all fantasies become possible and brings us back to face each other, and to what the world has to face. As a two-way mirror, you can see without being seen. Step through and find out with this collection, and the part of your soul using your imagination, whether it is dark or whether radiant…

The fall winter collection of the ABE by Ariane Chaumeil house, whose crafting remains done with the blowtorch glass, becomes richer with a new proposition: the metal paste making. Sculpted and cast, the metal paste is modelled, sanded, fired at high temperature, brushed and rubbed with a burnisher and polished several times in order to get pieces of golden and white bronze, and of pure copper, with a shiny, ancient rendering.

 

A couture collection by  designer Armine Ohanyan

A couture collection made in France, entirely handmade, intimately inspired by nature, showing the natural elements in all their forms. Ice, crystallization, rain, wind, dew and roots. Crystallized in these surroundings, the Human Being becomes Nature. The Nature is everlasting, nothing can stop it. It is the true beauty, perfection. For depicting this cycle of evolution, Armine Ohanyan uses the new technologies such as 3D printing or materials crafting, which play an important role in her creation process. Her art investigations never end, like the movement that she shows in its different forms and their ranges of colours and materials. Her creations are futuristic, modern, with a wide beauty touch.

 

Baroqco Jewelry

Designers Imelda and Eduardo aka Baroqco are citizens of the world . Their roots are from Dutch Chinese Indonesian and Portuguese descent, and this diversity is what provides foundation that leads to the inspiration and creation. BaroQco comes from Baroque, an era of change from simplicity to lively and exuberant detail. BaroQco stands alone with its unique grandeur and ability to surprise and to achieve a sense of awe. Imelda and Eduardo started to create jewelry as they were looking for a tiara or crown for their wedding day. At that time there were not a lot of options, so they decided to create their own tiara which lead others to ask whether they could also make necklaces and earrings.

« As we embrace the impressionism, we strive not only for the outer but especially for the inner-beauty. In our creations we want to push boundaries of artistic techniques. And therefore the BaroQco is a book without an End. »

The materials are opal ,gold and Swarovski and all the metalwork are nickel free, the usage of non toxic and – hazardous for plating makes the jewelry more ecofriendly.

 

 

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