Someone who has followed the popular sitcom ‘FRIENDS’, will surely remember the episode where Monica (Courtney Cox) goes down on her knees and proposes Chandler (Matthew Perry). Millions of women wept with her during that episode. But it’s not just in the reel world where a woman can propose a man.
Leap year that comes every four years has a very old and interesting tradition attached to it. It is believed that Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in the 5th century, Ireland allowed a woman to propose the man of her dreams on the Leap Day i.e. 29th February, which comes only once in four years. No one can prove the authenticity of this tradition, but nonetheless because the tradition is so interesting and fun, people follow it anyway.
In the old world, it was quite evident that women didn’t enjoy much freedom. So traditions like this helped women to hide behind it and take bold decisions such as not waiting for the man to pop the question but instead do it herself. But now the times have changed drastically.
Today’s women are independent, earn them, and don’t shy away from asking and doing what they really want. So for a woman it isn’t a big deal to propose to her partner. Hence, you can see the number of women proposing their man is steadily increasing and it is not necessarily on the 29th February.
So all you ladies, if you have found the man of your dreams then there is nothing wrong in ditching the age-old tradition and proposing instead. As far as men are concerned, nothing can boost their ego and make them happy by getting proposed to by their love. Leap...
All eyes were on the beautiful Julianne Moore when she walked on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globes Award. She appeared wearing a plain black fishtail gown. But what caught everyone’s attention were the gorgeous green tassel earrings that she was wearing. The earrings were emerald-and-diamond tassels by Fred Leighton which added a very vibrant touch to her otherwise fairly plain look.
It’s not just Julianne but various famous faces have been spotted wearing tassel earrings. Last year it was Kate Hudson, Beyonce and Natalie Portman who were snapped wearing tassel earrings. And recently it was Viola Davis, winner of the Best Actress Award in the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, 2012. This clearly indicates that tassel earrings are back in fashion!
Tassel earrings will take you back to the whole 70’s era when the predominant style was bohemian with the right mix of glamour! Famous brands like Dior and Gucci have also made their models wear tassel earrings on the ramp lately, while showcasing their collections.
There are a wide variety of tassel earrings to choose from. Right from precious stones like emerald, diamond to artificial beads, feathers and fabric. They are available in various lengths and sizes depending upon your style and comfort. You can also wear tassels in the form of a pendant in a long
With the steady growth of the jewellery industry, jewellery designing appears to be a very lucrative career option. Earlier you could learn jewellery making only by assisting a seasoned jeweller. But now after sensing the need, many institutes offer jewellery making courses to interested people.
But no amount of courses and degrees can make you a great jewellery designer unless you have some inherent qualities. You not only have to be well-versed with the fashion industry across the globe but you should also have an eye for detail, very creative and imaginative.
The creative part of jewellery making has been proved by many designers time and again. Some of them amaze the world by their creations. And the best learning for any aspiring jewellery designer would be to study the work of the present jewellery designers and try and understand how their brain functions.
Piaget, the famous Swiss luxury brand houses some really creative designers. A proof of this is their amazing collection of jewellery and watches. As a part of their Limelight Collection, they came out with rings inspired by various cocktail drinks.
The details on each ring are so intricate and flawless that you can just sit and admire the genius brain behind the creations. Take for an instance the Cocktail Mojito ring. Made from 18k white gold, this ring has 182 diamonds with a total weight of 1.52 carats. A 24 carat cushion-cut green tourmaline is used to resemble the drink and a 3 carat citrine stone that looks like a real lime lies on one...
It is that time of the year again when the who’s who of the entertainment fraternity bring out their best clothes and finest jewellery out on the red carpet. Yes, it’s time for Golden Globe Awards, 2012.
Besides earning nominations and winning awards thestars look forward to getting featured in the best dressed list. The rich actors and actresses have all the money in the world but only few turn out looking like a million dollars. Right from the hairdo to their shoes, nothing misses the eye of the fashion critics and the general viewers.
So there were actresses who got it right.
The ‘Monster’ actress, Charlize Theron made an appearance at the Golden Globe Award’s red carpet wearing a peach colour gown by Christian Dior. But it was her vintage sparkling headband that made her look like a princess. Other pieces of jewellery that she wore were a simple pair of diamond stud earrings.
Age, marriage and kids have not affected Heidi Klum’s style sense even...
Jewellery designers have a tough job at hand. Considering the competiveness in the industry, they have to constantly come up with innovative and diverse jewellery designs so as to suit everyone’s tastes. Jewellery in the shape of sweets is the result of this constant need of innovation.
Young or old, almost everyone loves some form of sweets, if not all. And to cater to this very need, young minds have created jewellery in the shape of sweets like cakes, candies, and cupcakes. After all, who wouldn’t love to wear their favourite sweets in form of jewellery?
Sweet jewellery looks as edible as the real ones. This shows the creativity and the craftsmanship of the jewellery designers. Rings in the shape of cup cakes featuring the tiniest details like dripping velvety icing and tutti-frutti sprinkled on it, is a piece of jewellery that one can’t resist buying. You can also spot marsh mellow bracelets, lollipop pendants, candy bangles, gum and jelly beans necklaces.
This kind of jewellery is a best gift for kids. Give your little ones a piece of sweet jewellery on Birthdays or on special occasions such as Christmas and New Year. They would adore this jewellery and would proudly wear them every day. Gifting a piece of sweet jewellery such as a cupcake pendant with a white gold chain, to your partner on Valentine’s Day or your Anniversary will add a fun element to the...
Pets are friends for life! They come rushing to you when you come back after a day’s hard work; they listen to you patiently when you are upset and embrace you when you feel alone. Having a pet also reduces stress and has numerous health benefits.
No wonder, people don’t mind spending a major portion of their earnings on their pets. There are several ways to let your pet know that you appreciate and value them! Like treating them in a pet spa, or buying their favourite food. One way to pamper your pets is buying them precious jewellery.
Yes, pets too have their own range of jewellery! There is an array of pet jewellery available. With the increase in the number of pets, the pet jewellery industry has also grown significantly.
Pet jewellery includes tags, collars, charms, pendant necklaces and hair accessories. There is jewellery specifically meant for different pets like a dog, cat, birds, etc. Low-priced jewellery for pets is made from plastic, acrylic glass and artificial beads.
But if you don’t mind spending a bit more then you can get pets jewellery made of precious metals such as sterling silver, white and yellow gold. You can buy dog collars, collar pendants, necklaces, or hair combs studded with diamonds and other precious gems. For special occasions, you can treat your dog with a dog-tie or tiara!
Considering the huge demand for pet jewellery, many creative minds have ventured into pet jewellery business. A range of this jewellery is available online. While shopping online, you not only get a wide variety to choose from but you also get an option...
In the midst of anticipation, rumours and speculation, Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl on the 8th of January. Proud parents Beyonce and Jay Z are beaming with joy. And need we say baby Blue Ivy Carter is one lucky girl on the planet!
Jay Z is known to pamper his wife with the most luxurious clothes, holidays and not to forget, jewellery! The engagement ring given by him to Beyonce is one of the most amazing and expensive celebrity engagement rings.
Now it is the turn of his little bundle of joy to get indulged. And the new parents are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that their baby Blue Ivy Carter has all the luxuries of the world at her disposal. Even though, she is barely a few days old.
The list of thing that this power couple shopped for their baby is quite long.
First one is a shocker! Soon after Beyonce announced her pregnancy, the couple ordered diamond and crystal encrusted pram from a Dubai based designer for their child. According to the reports the pram costs around £32,000.
This was just the beginning. The R&B singer and her rapper partner spent £23,000 on building special bedrooms for the baby in all their three homes. Other things include a Swarovski-studded high chair worth £10,000 and a handmade gold Ginza Tanaka rocking horse for £389, 000! They even splurged on £20,000 magical windmill playhouse for the garden and a mini Bugatti car too!
Jay Z also some bought cute...
Someone rightly said, they don’t make anything like ‘Royal’ jewellery anymore. The lucky ones who are born in to a royal family get to see, admire, wear, cherish and preserve some of the most exquisite breath-taking pieces of jewellery in the world.
The distinct characteristic of jewellery belonging to royal families is the intricate designs and skilled craftsmanship clearly visible on them. Another thing noticeable about royal jewellery is the generous amount of precious stones. Diamonds, sapphire, emerald, rubies, pearls and a lot of these precious stones can be found on each piece of the jewellery.
If you ever get a chance to see these wonderful pieces of jewellery from close up then be prepared to be awe-struck. The sparkle of royal jewellery will bring glitter to your eyes.
Here is the list of few of the jaw-dropping pieces of jewellery.
Being from a royal family, Princess Margaret had a huge collection of beautiful jewellery. Her Diamond Monogram Brooch and Poltimore Tiara are considered to be some of the best jewellery she possessed. The tiara was made with old cut diamond clusters along with stunning diamond-set scroll motifs....