Archive for September, 2011

Tips To Select The Right Wedding Ring

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

When getting prepared for the most important day of your life there are many details to take into account. Probably the most significant aspect is choosing the wedding rings.Wedding rings hold a very significant place in the life of loved ones. For lovers it is a symbolic piece of jewellery and after marriage they wear it for the rest of their life. And this is the reason that most of the couples prefer to buy beautiful and high quality of rings. It is very important to buy your ring very carefully.

And if you are looking for a ring then here are some tips which you must think of before selecting your wedding ring:

First of all you must think of your partner’s preference and lifestyle. It is very essential to select a ring according to the lifestyle of your partner.

Next you should find the size of her/his ring finger. By taking the measurement of her/his finger you will be assured that you are buying a ring of perfect size. By having the size of partner’s finger you can easily get a perfect ring for your second half.

Then you must think of your budget. It is good to set your budget before you go for shopping. Remember once you have set your budget you can easily select the metal for your wedding ring. You can find wedding rings made of yellow gold, white gold and platinum. And from such a wide option you can select the metal for your ring according to your budget. If you are willing to spend on your ring then you can go for platinum which is very precious and popular for wedding and engagement rings. But if you want to save money on your ring then you can select white gold or yellow gold.

Next you should think of the weight of the ring. This again depends on your budget. But another thing which you must keep in mind while selecting the weight of your ring is the look and size of your finger. If your partner has slender fingers then you must go for a ring which has less weight because then only it will look perfect when you wear.

Then you must think of the design and style of the ring you want. And you must always select the style and design that suits the personality of your partner.

At last you must make sure that the ring which you are selecting for your second half must be certified from GIA. It is very important to buy a certified wedding ring because it is not just a piece of jewellery but it is a lifetime commitment.

Hip Hop Jewelry

Monday, September 12th, 2011

When a new rap artist or artists emerge onto the music scene what has now become a business standard for them is branding one’s name or group name. What that means is the artist becoming a “brand” name and learns to diversify the brand name. One of the most competitive aspects to become a name brand is marketing and establishing certain accessible items such as rap jewelry, clothes, shoes, music and films. Hip hop jewelry is a commodity that has name brand jewelry designers in competition with the rap artist or artists for the consumer dollar.

The jewelry is often imitated, duplicated and sold from high-end retailers to the smallest retailer (mom and pop) stores. In the world of hip hop, less sometimes-mean nothing and grand means everything. The larger and more exaggerated the jewelry piece the more the artist stands out and at times in an unintentional mocking way. This type of jewelry can be inexpensively priced to very expensively priced.

The rap artist creates competition from the establish jewelry design houses and from other artists which can benefit the consumer. For years certain established retails stores, fashion designers and jewelry design companies, stayed far away from anything remotely to do with hip hop culture but now since corporate America sees the dollar value of hip hop, everyone wants to be part of this world.

There are companies that are loyal to these communities and specialize in producing various products geared at that consumer base either exclusively or predominately towards that particular consumer base. Underground designers have an opportunity to take back the creative standards and compete on a new playing field by creating beautiful high-end jewelry that competes with the expensive jewelry designers. In the world of business turn about is fair play so is competition.