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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Beauty of Bracelets

Custom designed bracelets are making an enormous comeback in the world of fashion jewelry. They present a remarkably under appreciated element of creating new looks when it comes to jewelry as an accessory. There are various styles and designs with an array of price points. From tennis bracelets and other chain-like designs that feature the simple elegance of small gem stones and precious metals, to bold, brash styles that mix and match materials to create wild new looks. The possibilities are endless and that is what helps them serve as the ultimate accessory.

Other pieces of jewelry, such as necklaces and earrings, have always been at the forefront of popular demand. In the jewelry market, bracelets have experienced periods of popularity followed by times when sales have waned. Now they are being reintroduced by many jewelers and fashion designers because of the very thing that sets them apart from necklaces and earrings, and that is their inherent asymmetry. Much like many of the new styles coming out in clothing, designs feature one strap dresses or tops with a cut out on one side and not the other, bracelets are only for one side of the body, and in choosing to wear one with the latest fashion they can help to accentuate that new style that is becoming so popular. Many new materials are available to choose from which makes creating your own a very affordable option.

It's not a secret that styles come and go. What is popular now may not be popular again for a while, but bracelets are making a serious case that they are back and they are back for good. A bracelet is truly one of the best choices one could make for an accessory, with many styles to choose from. In addition, if you collaborate with custom designers you can create your own unique look from a variety of materials. Whether, you are buying from the shelf or creating an heirloom piece, there is a bracelet out there for everyone. It's time that you found yours.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Watch Designers: A Long Time Tradition

Watches have been around since the 17th century.  After the 1920’s the wristwatch became popular. Ever since there have been many watch designers. Some have been around for decades. Since then watches have been considered more than just a timepiece, they have become a fashion statement. The longest operating watch company is Gallet, a high-end Swiss manufacturer dating back to 1826. The most popular watch in The United States is Rolex. Rolex was founded in 1905. Some of Rolex innovations are:

·         The “Oyster”, the world's first waterproof wristwatch was created in 1926.
·         The automatically changing date on the dial came from Rolex watch makers.
·         The first wristwatch to show dual time zones was another innovation.
·         Chronometer certification for a wristwatch was earned by the Rolex watch makers.

The top ten watch designers preferred in the United States in 2012 are as follows:

1.       Rolex
2.       Omega
3.       Breitling
4.       Patek Philippe
5.       Panerai
6.       IWC
7.       AudemarsPiguet
8.       Jaeger-LeCoultre
9.       TAG Heuer
1.       Cartier

In choosing your first fine jewelry watch, you should consider why you want to buy one. There are many reasons you could want a designer watch including adding a distinct touch to your business attire, or maybe you just like luxury items.  Whatever your reason you should consider consulting with a professional on which direction to take.