Who thought of this brilliant idea of giving rings prior to betrothal. (What the heck is a “betrothal” anyway? ) When you buy your wedding or engagement ring, know it has a long-standing history…one you’re about to know more about!
Where did the tradition of giving a diamond ring for engagements originate?
At first, only one ring was used for both engagement and a wedding. Then in 1477, Maximillian of Austria decided to give an engagement ring to his wife-to-be, Mary of Burgundy
Why is the wedding rings worn on the third finger of the left hand?
Both engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because
it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart. (How sweet!)
Sure it’s barely Fall, but it can’t hurt taking a peak into the trends evolving for 2015. Ready? (LOVE the feather watch.)
The slogan bracelet at Chanel. Chanel’s fashion riot for Spring/Summer 2015 saw bangles in silver and brightly colored leather with the same on-trend demo slogans that the girls brandished in the finale, including “Make Fashion Not War”, “Oser Sans Poser” and “Ladies First”. Karl Lagerfeld and the Chanel girls wore their hearts on their sleeves.
The retro hoops at Louis Vuitton With denim flares, high-waists and glossy leather, the high-shine of the disk earrings designed by Camille Miceli caught the lights of the runway at the Spring/Summer 2015 show. It was back to the future with these hoops, that brought the allure of 1970s icon.
The ring stack at Valentino In an invitation to travel next Summer, the creative duo behind Valentino peppered Spring/Summer 2015 looks with marine symbols. Coral, shells and sea urchins replaced last summer’s signs of the zodiac, translating into sun-bright rings to mix and match all season.
The feather watch at Fendi Accessories picked up on the same Spring/Summer 2015 themes as the clothes at Fendi, as the orchid motif featured on low-slung ponytails and denim blue popped up on oversized knotted leather cuffs. As if by magic, the delicate feathers of light bustier dresses also appeared around watches.
Jewelry isn’t just for adornment anymore. It can alert you of an incoming e-message, indicate your mood, and in this case, harness the power of your body to create energy. Just spooky or a whole new way of looking at jewelry?
Naomi Kizhner’s jewellery collection harvests energy from the human body
Industrial designer Naomi Kizhner has developed a concept for an invasive jewellery
collection that converts kinetic energy from the body’s involuntary movements
Naomi Kizhner designed the Energy Addicts accessories in response to the world’s
impending energy crisis, looking for an existing energy source that is yet to be
tapped in to.
“It interested me to imagine what would the world be like once it has experienced
a steep decline in energy resources and how we will feed our energy addiction,”
Kizhner told Dezeen.
“There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body
is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed, as long as we are alive.”
“Technologically we are not too far away from these ideas becoming a
reality,” said Kizhner. “But practically speaking, will we be willing to
sacrifice our bodies in order to produce more energy?
I received it this morning! The ring is absolutely beautiful, I know my girlfriend is going to love it. You’ve created something really amazing that we’ll hold on to for generations (if she says yes ;) ).Â . . . .
Thank you so much for all your help and hard work. You made the whole process an interesting and even educational one. If there are any reviews or star ratings I can give you, please direct me to the place to do that!
Thanks again for everything, I am definitely a satisfied customer!
Actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Alamuddin thrilled crowds on Sunday in Venice when they took to the waters of Venice to show off their wedding rings as their first day as a married couple.
The 53-year-old was begged by the crowd to show off his ring, a wide band in white gold, but jokingly looked at his right hand in surprise â€“ after so many years as a bachelor, you could forgive him for taking a while to get used to being married.
Alamuddin’s ring was more delicate and looked like it featured a band of small diamonds.
Key rings have driven us close to the madness since the beginning of humankind. Okay, well that might be a slight exaggeration. But it can be annoying. So here’s a quick and easy technique to save your fingernails and mind.
Have you ever broken a fingernail or injured yourself trying to open a split key ring?
Some of them are so sturdy you can hardly slide a key onto them.
But hereâ€™s a simple everyday item that can easily open this type of key ring:
All you need is a regular staple remover (available nearly anywhere you can buy office supplies).
Just sink its fangs between the main part of the key ring and one of the ends â€“ and the end spreads open easily so you can slide your key (or a decorative dangle) onto the ring.
You can quickly and painlessly load several keys, using this nifty little tool to hold the key ring open!
Yesterday marked the largest climate change march in history, with hundreds of thousands gathering worldwideÂ to bring awareness to a very real ecological problem.
So today, in honor of the march, we’d like to bring your awareness to eco-friendly jewelry.
Q: Is there such a thing as eco-friendly jewelry? How can I be sure the necklace Iâ€™m buying doesnâ€™t have any Earth-killing karma?
A: Good question. Any industrial jewelry mining can have numerous harmful negative impacts on the environment, ranging from erosion of the land, to leakage of harmful chemicals into the water supply, to the alteration of an entire ecosystem. And letâ€™s not forget about the carbon footprint of the heavy machinery thatâ€™s used in the process. So yes, there most definitely is such a thing as eco-friendly jewelry â€” that is, any jewelry that was mined with the least possible negative impact on the environment, or not mined at all.
First, a few retailers out there offer recycled gold jewelry. By buying recycled gold jewelry, youâ€™re not only being environmentally responsible; youâ€™re also lowering the demand for newly mined gold. And while youâ€™re at it, why not recycle your old gold trinkets?
Another option is to consider vintage jewelry, which recycles valuable resources and doesnâ€™t require new mining. And a vintage necklace or ring is always in style.
One eco-friendly jewelry option (and my personal favorite â€” hubby dearest, are you reading this?): Pearls!Â The pearl industryÂ is quick to pointÂ outÂ thatÂ pearls arenâ€™t mined at all and say that they are more eco-friendly than your average mined gem. That being said, aquaculture canÂ be damaging to the environmentÂ because of the use of high-powered hoses to clean the oysters. There is an eco-friendly solution though â€” some pearl farmers use tropical fish to scrub the oysters clean.
Nobody is quite sure why Apple dropped its infamous lowercase “i” from it’s premiere timepiece. But nobody expected the watch to look like this either. The designers went with a more classic, simple look that certainly doesn’t screen “Apple.” Take a look or read The New York Times piece on the watch (who called it stunning! Hmmm…not sure about that).
“A wearable device that combines health and fitness tracking with communication.”