Stainless steel jewelry is on trend now, in fact, people nowadays choose this over jewelry that is made of precious metals. Aside from being affordable, these stainless steel beauties have more to offer.
Stainless steel jewelry is in fact, a great one to have as it gives some benefits including for the health, to know more of what I’m talking about, read the article up to the end.
- The health benefit: It’s hypoallergenic!
Stainless steel is hypo-allergenic making it a great choice for someone whose skin is sensitive to metal. Also, it will not turn your skin green or any other color.
- It doesn’t tarnish, rust or fade.
Another good thing about stainless steel jewelry is that its look last longer, and no matter what happens to it, whether you wet it with water or pour on chemicals, it stays actually the same.
- It’s durable and scratch proof
Compare to gold or silver, stainless steel has a durable threshold when it comes to scratches.
- It doesn’t look like stainless steel.
Another good thing about stainless steel jewelry is that it actually looks like real silver or gold.
- Affordable yet last a lifetime.
It’s like diamonds, it can be with you for a long time, without the worry of it being robbed because it doesn’t have an intrinsic value and without worrying being brittle in the long run because, like what is stated earlier, stainless steel jewelry is durable.
The bottom line
If you want to look cute and sassy without spending so much money on jewelry, try stainless steel now! If you finally made up your mind and decided to purchase one, you can click here to see our stainless steel collection! And for more beautiful jewelry collection, visit our store at www.vivererosse.com and choose over our 500+ jewelry designs now!
Gemstones are a common fundamental for a jewelry, the alluring shine and vibrancy of their colors gives those fine accessories a great touch. Gemstones have the beauty of being a total eye catcher, no doubt it is one of a must-have for women.
But what makes them so remarkable? How come gemstones are expensive? I’ll answer the question later on! Read the article to the end to know more about the Top 5 amazing gemstones used for jewelry
Top 5 gemstones for jewelry
This is the most common of all gemstones and known to be the one of the most expensive types. There is a common saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, simply because an ideal friend of a girl should be like the diamond: durable, valuable and beautiful.
With a hardness scale of 10, if you attempt to break down these little shimmers using your teeth, it will probably poke inside your molars. Diamonds are so durable, it can cut through glass and hard rock surfaces, which explains its value ranging from $4000-8000/carat, depending on its cut and weight.
No wonder diamonds are a common gemstone for engagement and wedding rings as it signifies everlasting love on its properties.
Emeralds are luscious green-colored gemstones, that have two or three times the market value of diamonds. Emeralds are popular during the time of Babylonians from the Mesopotamian era, and it is believed that tribe men use it as a powerful totem against evil spirits.
Emeralds can be found almost everywhere in the world, but what makes it expensive is that it is rare and hard to treat. The emerald’s market value is ranging from $8000-12500/carat depending on its cut and weight. The hardness of an emerald stone is 8.
Rubies are fine red crystals that is known to be one of the most popular stones used for jewelry. The vibrant red color of this stone represents elegance and beauty. Unlike the other gemstones, rubies are not hard to harvest as it is commonly found just above the surface of the land.
Rubies market value are lower compare to other gemstones, it ranges from $100-5000/carat depending on the vibrancy of the stone. A ruby’s value is measured based on its color, if the ruby has a vivid red color, it’s market price would reach in thousands of dollars, while if its color is near purplish or orangy, that is where the value goes down.
Sapphires are a stone that can be in different colors, but it is mostly in a shade of blue. Sapphire is the second hardest gemstone next to diamonds for having a hardness of 9 in the hardness scale.
It is believed that the earth is a large sapphire due to the colors of the sea. Ancient people also signifies that the sky is made of sapphire.
A sapphire gem can has a price range of $1000-$12000/carat depending on the cut.
Topaz is a genuine stone that ranges from different color shades including white, blue and yellow. Topaz are second to the cheapest crystals on this top 5 list, its market value ranges between $300-2000/carat depending on the cut.
With a hardness scale of 8, topaz is known to be the softest crystals. Ancient people believed that topazes are the gift of the sun due to its vibrant color even if unpolished.
Now that you’ve got a little tip why they are remarkably expensive, I know you got a hesitation if you can afford it or not. If you think the gemstones are too expensive for you, there’s always those who are “cleverly cloned” and looks exactly like the said stones.
To see some CZ type gemstones (Simulated lab created stones) visit vivererosse.com and take a look at our luxe and gleaming jewelry collection!
Most of us love accessorizing ourselves with small little things that make us gorgeous. So, having fashion jewelry in our wardrobes is not a surprise. We love to mix jewelry or anything that will add up the charm in our OOTD's. That's how things go to us ladies.
But, being fab doesn’t end on looking gorgeous. We should apply a fair amount of caution to ourselves also. I know you have heard that some jewelry, especially fashion ones consist of heavy metals and a lot have been telling that it is extremely dangerous to our health.
But how dangerous is it? What could happen if we wear jewelry that has heavy metals in it? Read the article until the end to know about the hazardous danger of toxic heavy metals.
What are heavy metals?
A brief definition of it is “a dense metal that is (usually) toxic at low concentrations.” Though generally speaking, not all heavy metal elements are dangerous. Gold is a type of heavy metal but it is completely non-toxic. There are some types that are known to be dangerous to our health and those types of metals can be found in almost anything that we use in our daily lives, including your fashion jewelry (yikes!).
Reasons of large amounts of heavy metals in a jewelry
There are several reasons why manufacturers add large amounts of toxic heavy metals in their jewelry, but the main reason for it is to save money and time. When lead is mixed with an alloy, the metal mixture can be easily formed and designed, while cadmium can add up extra shimmer and vibrancy to the jewelry.
Heavy metals found in jewelry and their toxic effects
Cadmium is one of the toxic heavy metals that can be found in jewelry. It affects almost every organ in our body, but it mostly accumulates in our nerves, liver, and kidneys. Prolong exposure to cadmium can cause brain, liver and kidney problems in the long run including a high chance of death. While less morbid effects include brain fogginess, head ache, and difficulty in breathing and heart palpitations.
So, if you think your cognitive skills are not the same as before, or if you have unexplained headaches, you might want to check if that jewelry that you have may contain cadmium.
Lead is also one of the common toxic metals found in jewelry. Lead toxicity can cause liver and kidney damage, reduction in hemoglobin formation, mental retardation and abnormality in fertility and pregnancy. Sudden exposure to large amounts of lead can cause immediate death, while prolonged exposure to low amounts may prompt the said causes.
So, if you’re having a hard time conceiving, it may be the lead in your jewelry that is causing it.
Another heavy metal that can be found in jewelry is mercury. Large amounts of mercury can cause mercury poisoning, which can cause sudden death. While prolonging exposure to mercury may alleviate the chance of fatal diseases such as cancer and tumors. It also affects our nervous and digestive health and is believed to be the reason for mental retardation and candida overgrowth in the gut.
So, if you got some tummy problems now, might as well put your jewelry on the watchlist of the reason why you have it.
How to know if your jewelry has large amounts of toxic heavy metals?
There is a special tool to determine how much toxic metals are in a specific item. This works by placing the sensor near the item and the tool will automatically calculate the amount of heavy metal in its surface.
However, this tool is used only by professionals that are authorized by the government and companies that concern about heavy metals. So, to play safe regarding heavy metals, we should purchase jewelry on trusted retailers that have certifications and had passed quality checking departments to ensure the safety of those products.
BOTTOM LINE: Our jewelry is heavy-metal free!
Pertaining to the mentioned certifications and quality checks, we are one of the jewelry companies that sell safe fashion jewelry. Our jewelry has passed the requirements about heavy metal toxicity and they have determined that our jewelry contains low to no amounts of toxic metals. OUR JEWELRY IS 100% SAFE TO WEAR and we guarantee that with all of our hearts!
So, if you want to start to buy some more fashion jewelry that is safe to use, go to vivererosse.com and see our wide variety of collections!
For us girls, we do our best just to make us look fabulous. It is in our nature to beautify ourselves for the sake of almost everything (lol!) but little do we know that maintaining ourselves isn't just about the hair, the body, and the face.
When it comes to styling we treat earrings like a cinnamon on the top of the cappuccino: only an “add-up”, but little did we know that this "cinnamon" has a major role in enhancing your overall look. When it comes on spicing up our looks we should also give attention in what kind of earrings would we wear, believe me, you really need to know this for you to get the ultimate look.
Choosing the right kind of earrings based on your face shape is one of the smartest way for you to achieve your best look. So now, the question is which type of earrings should you match when your face shape? Read the article below to know more about it.
There are six types of face shapes: round, diamond, narrow, square, oval and heart shape. Each one has a type of earring that suites their resemblance.
But before we proceed to the earring types we should elaborate each of the face shapes first.
Round shape - Also called circular faces, round faces features are widest at the cheekbones. The cheekbones do not taper down to the chin as with other face shapes. An example of people who have a round face is award winning actress Ginnifer Goodwin.
Diamond shape - On the diamond-shaped face, the forehead and chin are narrower than the cheekbones. Women with diamond-shaped faces tend to have very strong cheekbones. Celebrities such as Rihanna has a diamond shaped face.
Narrow shape - Sometimes called a "rectangular" face, the narrow face has the same general shape as a square face but is elongated. It still has a certain width on the jaws compare to oval shaped faces. Celebrity such as Liv Tyler is one of the people who have narrow shape faces.
Square shape - The forehead, cheeks, and jaws are all about the same width on a square-shaped face. Women with square-shaped faces tend to have very strong jaw lines. An example of a person having a square shape face is the award winning actress Angelina Jolie.
Oval shape - Oval-shaped faces feature foreheads that are as wide as the cheekbones. The face narrows from the cheeks to the chin, creating the oval shape. Charlize Therone is one of the celebrities who have the oval shape face.
Heart shape - Heart-shaped faces feature a forehead that is wider than the cheeks. The cheeks further taper down to the chin. Ashanti is one of the celebrities who have a heart shape face.
Types of earrings
After the face shapes, let me tell you the different types of earrings before we proceed on matching. Listed below is the type of earrings and its explanations.
Dangle earrings are those pieces which dangle below the earlobe. They may be composed of beads, rounds, squares, curved pieces of metal, or die-cut metal designs. An example of dangle earrings is our Arielle Pearl Earrings.
These classic earrings are composed of a single stone, ball, or small design that sits directly on the earlobe. An example of stud earrings is our Dazzling Sphere Earrings.
Chandelier earrings combine the design elements of a stud and drop earrings. These earrings feature a decorative stud that sits on the earlobe and a component that dangles below the earlobe. A sample of a chandelier earring is our Rosemance Pearl Drop Earrings.
These classic earrings are made from rounded or flat pieces of metal or plastic that run from the front to the back of the earlobe. They are available in a wide variety of circumferences and widths. A sample of a hoop earring is our Sassy Hoops earrings.
Huggie earrings are like hoop earrings but are usually much smaller. These earrings generally have a wide, small hoop that clamps onto the ear with a post or clip-on mechanism. An example of a huggie earring is our Classic Crystal Huggie Earrings.
Cluster earrings sit on the earlobe but feature clusters of gemstones, rhinestones, or other decorative elements that may extend beyond the bottom of the earlobe. These earrings are best suited to dressy events as they tend to be very flashy. A sample of it is our Seraphic Dangle Earrings.
Now, here’s the real deal: Mix and match!
Now that you’ve finally know both face shapes and earring types, it’s now to see which earring is for a certain face shape.
Round face – long and sleek dangles and teardrop shape earrings.
Since the major issues of round shape faces are the lack of edges on their faces, we can use long and sleek dangle earrings and teardrop shape earrings to lessen the width and make their face look slender. A sample what I’m talking about is our exclusive the Seed Earrings and Luminous Pearl Earrings.
Avoid earrings that is in circumferential form, because this may make your face look wider.
Oval face – oval studs
An oval face is a face where you can partner almost any types of earrings, but wearing the same shape as what it is, is far most the better! Oval studs such as our Opulence Pearl Stud Earrings is the best design you can partner with oval face persons.
Though any kind of earrings is applicable to an oval face, you should avoid wearing long and sleek earrings as it may make your face look longer.
Wide and bold earrings for narrow faces
For narrow faces, you must wear wide and revealing designs in order to make your face look wider. Revealing earrings, whether stud or dangle, such as Pristine Pearl Stud Earrings are the best for people with narrow faces.
Avoid long and sleek drop earrings as if it will make your face look longer if you have a narrow shape face.
Curves for edges – diamond faces for huggies and curved dangles
Earrings with soft curves tend to enhance the sexy curves and edges of someone who has a diamond shape face. Designs such as Elena Pearl Earrings and U-shape Huggie Earrings are the best type of earrings to wear for a person who has a diamond shaped face.
Wide hoops and chandeliers for square faces
Square faces are better with chandeliers and large hoops as it synchronizes to the face, as well as blend in for good, making the edges of square faces look sexier. Earrings such as Sassy Hoops and Monroe Link Dangle Earrings are the best types of earrings to wear if you have a square shape face.
Studs is for all!
Don’t limit yourself to the mentioned earring types, simple stud earrings are made simply to blend up to your style regardless of your face shape. To see some fabulous stud earrings, you can click here.
Style is a matter of sequencing things together to create a nice piece of art, so to add some accessories to style yourself, visit vivererosse.com and shop some of our finest jewelry!
Pearls are considered as one of the most precious stones that are available in the market. But unlike the others, pearls came from the sea, which is produced by a type of organism which is a mollusk. Mollusks are shellfish species, particularly the oyster, they are the ones who produce pearls.
How are they made?
A natural pearl begins its life inside an oyster's shell when an intruder, such as a grain of sand or a bit of floating food, slips in between one of the two shells of the oyster, a type of mollusk, and the protective layer that covers the mollusk's organs, called the mantle.
In order to protect itself from irritation, the oyster will quickly begin covering the uninvited visitor with layers of nacre — the mineral substance that fashions the mollusk's shells. Layer upon layer of nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, coat the grain of sand until the iridescent gem is formed.
Kinds of pearls
There are two processes of making a pearl: naturally or cultured. Cultured pearls are made in the same way. The only difference is that instead of accidental circumstances, a "pearl farmer" embeds a grain of sand into the mollusk.
The different types of pearls
There are a variety of pearls that is being produced and each one has a different value and grading.
South Sea Pearls
Cultivated primarily in Australia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the islands of the South Pacific. They are produced by the oyster species Pinctada maxima.
South Sea pearls tend to be both the largest and the rarest of pearls. Their rarity is due to the fact that growing larger pearls requires a great deal of time, during which many things can go wrong: the oysters can die, the pearl can become misshapen, etc.
Thus, South Sea pearls tend to be among the most expensive of pearls, commanding high prices for quality specimens. Their most common colors are white, silver, and gold.
(Grown in Japan and China) Akoya pearls are the classic cultured pearls of Japan. They are produced by sea oysters and they are considered as the most lustrous of all pearls found anywhere in the world.
The Akoya pearl is either white or cream in body color and can have yellow, pink or blue hues. Some Akoya pearls achieve a rosé or green overtone. It typically has an excellent, good or fair luster, which is why the Akoya is such a prized gem.
The most highly valued Akoyas are larger, have excellent luster and clean surface quality. Only one pearl and maybe an accidental Keshi pearl is harvested from one oyster. This is one reason why sea pearls are usually has a higher price compare to freshwater pearls.
The most affordable pearls sold today, freshwater pearls are known for baroque shapes, white and pastel body colors and softer luster than akoya (except in the case of rare metallic).
With natural pastel colors and shapes that range from perfectly round to free-form baroque, freshwater pearls offer a widest range of options.
Common sizes range from 5 mm to 12 mm, but recent advances have led to the development of round and baroque pearls as large as 20 mm.
Sea shell pearl
Sea shell pearl is a man-made pearl from the shell of an oyster. The base of the pearl is the sea shell, which is covered and refined to the finishing shape of the pearl. In order to produce an excellent quality pearl, a key element is what we call a 'mother of pearl bead'. This element adds weight, value and durability to the pearl.
Tahitian pearls grown in French Polynesia are the only naturally dark pearls. Although often referred to as black, Tahitian pearls come in a rainbow of exotic colors.
Round Tahitian pearls are quite rare but other fun shapes like drops, baroque, and ovals are highly-sought and still considered very valuable.
When measured perpendicular to the drill hole, most Tahitians range in size from 8 mm to 15 mm regardless of shape.
Authentic pearls are quite expensive and most people can't afford it. So as an alternative, we have some of it here at Viveree Rosse! you can browse our products and can look for various pearl jewelry here!