Proper store lighting can attract more customers to any establishment, help sell more product, and strengthen a store’s image. Many designers argue that the most important element of a store’s design may be its lighting. Unfortunately, lighting is often the most neglected component of store design.
When choosing the lighting for any store or display cases, here are a few ideas to keep in mind.
Ceiling Height: The height of a store’s ceiling is one of the most important factors that goes into a plan for lighting a jewelry store in such a way that the merchandise looks spectacular. As the source of light moves farther away from the merchandise the power and intensity of the light diminishes. Stores with higher ceilings (over 9′) face some challenges with lighting. Stores with ceiling that are taller either have to use more lights that are spaced closer together to illuminate a showcase or bring the light source closer by dropping down a track or using a pendant.
Color: The color of light is measure in Kelvin (temperature). The higher the temperature (Kelvin) reading the cooler the color of light and the lower the temperature the warmer the color. For example a light that is 3000K would be a warmer color and a light that is 4000K would be a cooler light. As the temperature of light gets too high (over 4200K) the color of the light begins to take on a blue quality. Lights that are in the 5500K to 6500K will look “blue” to the eye.
Bulb Life/Quality: How long a bulb is expected to last is based upon its “rated life”. The better bulbs have a rated life in excess of 10,000 hours. The quality of a bulb can also be measured by its CRI (Color Rendition Index). The higher the CRI of a bulb the better the quality of the light that it projects will be. CRI numbers over 80 signify a very high quality of light. CRI numbers over 90 signify an exemplary quality of light.
Power of Light: The power of a bulb is measured in lumens. The amount of light that is generated is measured in Lux or, more commonly, in foot-candles (“fc”). The higher the lumens the higher the amount of foot-candles that will be generated by the bulb.
Different Light Sources: There are three main sources of light that are used in Jewelry stores. They are (1) Ceramic Metal Halide (2) Halogen (3) Fluorescent. LED technology is being used more and more but is still far behind the main three. The best source of lighting for jewelry is still Ceramic Metal Halide. This is due to its qualities. They are energy efficient, powerful (lumens over 6000), come in warm and cool colors (3000K to 4200K) has excellent CRI (over 80 and in most cases over 90 CRI) and can provide foot-candles that can exceed 400. Halogens are hot, have lower CRI’s, do not maintain their color over the life of the bulb and are about a quarter to a third of power of a ceramic metal halide. Fluorescents are energy efficient but do not project enough power to be useful in a jewelry store when it comes to illuminating merchandise.
LED’s are the “buzz” but they have limitations and problems. LED technology is constantly changing. An LED fixture you buy today is (as in the case of a personal computer) will be outdated within a year. Keeping a consistent color of the LED over time can be problematic due to the changes in LED technology. LED’s can make jewelry look great inside of the showcase but are not powerful enough to be placed over the case where the sale is actually made. Due to this limitation, a different source of light is required above the showcase such as ceramic metal halide or halogen. This is where the problems occur. What happens is that there are two different sources of light each making a piece of jewelry look different. As an example … a customer see’s a piece of jewelry inside of a showcase being lit by an LED strip. They ask to have the salesperson take it out for them to see it. It is taken out and is now over the glass being illuminated by a DIFFERENT light source which makes the piece look different. The customer begins to wonder if the lighting inside the case is there to “trick” them into thinking the jewelry looks good. As sales are finalized on the “glass” having a light source that makes the jewelry look the same inside the case as it does above the case is crucial to closing a sale.
(1) Most designers who understand the proper way to light a jewelry store will tell you …
Well the answer is a qualified YES. Quite frankly it depends on how long you have known each other. If you want to give your “new” girlfriend something special then I would suggest a pair of White Freshwater Earrings. These are not too expensive however quite a thoughtful gift. However only buy “real” cultured pearls as sooner or later she will discover that they are fake and of course that will not go over very well.
If you have been seeing one another for a while… say over a month then I would suggest a nice white Freshwater pearl bracelet. longer than say a couple of months may be the time for a lovely white Freshwater or Akoya pearl necklace or tahitian pendant.
Now…. the time will come when a serious relationship exists and you really want something special. Well then look at the large Japanese Akoya Pearl Necklaces or even Hanadama (Mikimoto) Pearls. A less expensive alternative is the latest in Freshwater Pearl technology and is called the Freshwater Orient Pearls as these are 99% blemish free a a fraction of the Akoya Price.
Be very cautious about purchasing black or colored pearls for your girlfriend unless you know specifically that she likes colored pearls and has the complexion to wear these colors.
Pearls are the perfect gift for your girlfriend at any stage in the relationship. Go ahead and be confident with your purchase and watch her face!
Source by Warren Garten…
Handbags are quite popular among many women and in addition to providing convenience and ease for women to carry virtually anything with them nowadays, also make a very flashy fashion statement. Be a reliable tote or a graceful evening clutch, these are in use today by more than half the female population. Today many companies and organization have opened up brand names that create and patent designer handbags and sell them to a large clientele. Fossil is one such brand that is synonymous with quality and durability. They have a carved a name in this fashionable industry and have been known to come up with 100% original as well as unique designs. What is interesting about their products is the fact that their created collection of handbags appeals to all age groups and can complement virtually anyone, setting new trends and making waves in the industry of design and fashion. They have been known to be called one of the best designers of today.
Handbags are available in a plethora of types and these include satchels, clutches, totes, sling bags and many others and fossil can uniquely design each style making it a brand name that is worth saving up your money for. What make it a viable choice for millions of women from all over the world are their intricate designs that appeal to a wide variety of audience. Since the past twenty or thirty years, Fossil has become a household name and a force to be reckoned with in this line of fashion. Its thriving business has been an immense success and critics predict that it will bring even more fortune for the next couple of years to come. Moreover, Fossil does not stick to modernism and values culture, customs and rituals. They have their own unique line of traditional handbags that pay homage to the past institutions. This line has been an immense success and has won the hearts of many females, becoming one of the most popular fashion accessories in the world.
Fossil makes sure that they utilize the best in the business and employ the absolute top and paramount employees to ensure that their raw materials are of good quality and the bags made from real quality leather. The quality of the materials used by Fossil is one of they key factors why the bags are such a big hit and have become an instant hit with women. Their durability, reliability and sturdiness make it the obvious choice for women today. They are constructed in a wide variety of designs which can often make it hard on a customer to just pick one and get it over with. In fact each handbag is made and monitored personally by the employees at Fossil’s and they are always checked for any flaws or broken zips and the likes. Fossil likes to make sure their customers go home safe, happy and satisfied with their purchase.
Spothandbags.com is a website that sells all manners of handbags and of great help to the end customer who can greatly benefit from such a shopping experience.
Source by Kara Sherma…
How sweet it is to be able to have your family picture as your mobile screen saver. Thanks to the new world of mobile phone accessories. They come in different forms, such as ear phone, hands-free kits, Bluetooth, cell phone cases, holsters, chargers, stickers, hand straps. These are available at all types of prices to suit everybody. A USB drive helps you attach your cell phone to computer system through which you can download your favorite songs and videos to your cell phone.
Cell phone has become one of the most used electronic items in the world today. But cell phones by themselves are not so attractive to buy, so mobile companies are trying to attract customers by providing them state of the art accessories. They actually enhance the functional capacity of the phone. This business has skyrocketed to meet the ever-growing demand of the customers. In fact, the accessories also help in the sales of the handsets. Their appearance is also enhanced by these accessories.
These accessories are really useful either for communication, videos, storing databases, music, gaming, or other purpose. It is also being used for internet browsing and even business documentation. It is even possible to be connected to the world from the very premises of your home. Day by day, the uses of a cell phone are increasing, and with it the demand for accessories is also increasing.
If you already own one, you will know how easy your life has become because of this technology. Mobile phone manufacturers are providing some high-end mobile phone with preloaded accessories as software attachment or as part of the offer with the mobile phones as hardware items to boost the sales. They are cashing in on this huge sales attraction.
The mobile phone manufacturers are also getting into the business of manufacturing accessories, and these are sold in various ranges in the open market. Not only this, the mobile phones are being manufactured in a way that it is technology-friendly and compatible to all kinds of phone accessories. Mobile phone accessories are becoming indispensable to the base product.
The main categories of accessories available are batteries, Bluetooth devices, cables, chargers, covers, hands free, MoPods and speakers.
These accessories can be bought online as well. So now you can buy mobile accessories from anywhere in the world while being in the comfort of your home. But choosing the right online store is a big challenge. Therefore, before buying any mobile phone accessories online, considering the following points can be helpful:
* Consider the prices of several online stores selling cell phones and their accessories to get the best deal.
* Check the payment options whether they have flexible payment option.
* See how fast they can deliver the product.
* Consider the safety and security of the payment options.
* See if the online store is offering great discounts on their products.
It is always a good idea to buy some accessory for your existing phone rather than replacing the phone itself. Today, cell phones and their add-on accessories are readily available everywhere but care must be taken when you buy these because the duplication has also increased manifold because of the massive demand.
Source by Tracy Hammond…
Quasars trip the light fantastic in the ancient Universe, beckoning the curious among us with their mesmerizing, mysterious, and brilliant dance among the distant stars. Quasars, or quasi-stellar radio sources, are the extraordinarily luminous active galactic nuclei (AGN) of galaxies far, far away–the accretion disks that surround supermassive black holes hiding in the dark hearts of probably every large galaxy in the Universe–including our own Milky Way. As the glowing gas in the accretion disk spirals downward into the waiting maw of the hungry black hole, an enormous amount of energy is released in the form of electromagnetic radiation–thus creating the bright quasar. In July 2018, a team of astronomers announced their discovery of a remote quasar displaying the most brilliant radio emission ever observed in the ancient Universe, resulting from a jet of extremely fast-moving material that the black hole has sent screaming out into space. These findings will enable astronomers to better probe the well-kept secrets of our Universe’s youth, during an important era of transition from what it was then to what it is now.
Dr. Eduardo Banados of the Carnegie Observatories (Pasadena, California) led the team that discovered the brilliant quasar, and this initial discovery was followed up by Dr. Emmanuel Momjian of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). The new observations enabled the astronomers to see, with unprecedented detail, the brilliant jet fleeing out of the quasar that formed within the first billion years of our 14 billion-year-old Universe’s existence. The NRAO is in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Quasars are comprised of supermassive black holes that are millions to billions of times more massive than our Sun. The newly discovered quasar, with the telephone book-sounding name of PSO J352.4034-15.3373, is one of a rare breed among its dark-hearted kind. These uncommon beasts inhabiting the celestial zoo do not merely swallow the matter they are in the process of consuming, but also shoot out a jet of plasma screeching out at speeds approaching that of light. This relativistic jet of material is extremely bright in the frequencies detected by radio telescopes. Even though quasars were first discovered over half a century ago as a result of their powerful radio emissions, astronomers now know that only approximately 10 percent of them are strong radio emitters.
Brilliant Beacons Inhabiting Spacetime
Quasars shoot brilliant streams of light into the Cosmos, and this fleeing light is as brilliant as a trillion stars. Indeed, quasars send forth their fabulous, ferocious light into intergalactic space from an area that is smaller than our Solar System. At the time of their discovery, these brilliant beacons were believed to be solitary stellar objects, situated in the dazzling hearts of ancient galaxies in the distant Universe. In astronomy, long ago is the same as far away. The more remote an object is in Space, the more ancient it is in Time. This is because of the expansion of the Universe–hence the term Spacetime. Time is the fourth dimension–it is impossible to locate an object in Space, without also locating it in Time. No known signal can travel faster than light in a vacuum, and the light that makes its incredibly long journey towards our own planet was emitted by remote objects inhabiting the Cosmos very long ago–and so we see them as they were when they first shot their dazzling light out into the space between galaxies.
Today, astrophysicists understand that supermassive black holes, inhabiting the hearts of galaxies, are the true “engines” that power quasars. In spite of their misleading name, black holes are not merely empty space. Indeed, they are really enormous amounts of matter squished into an extremely small region–and they do not come in only one size. Stellar mass black holes are born from the wreckage left behind by very massive stars that have perished in a supernova blast. Massive stars reach the end of their nuclear-fusing “lives” after having burned their necessary supply of fuel. The doomed massive star’s core collapses as its outer gaseous layers are shot violently into the space between stars–leaving only a black hole of stellar mass behind as its legacy to the Cosmos.
Supermassive black holes are a somewhat different beast from their smaller stellar-mass kin. This is primarily because of the stupendous mass of these gravitational supermassive monsters. The question that still needs to be answered is how such extremely massive entities came to exist in the first place. There is also evidence that intermediate mass black holes lurk in the Cosmos, and they sport hefty masses that exceed their stellar-mass “cousins”, but are nowhere near that of the supermassive beasts that lurk in the dark hearts of large galaxies.
Our own Milky Way Galaxy’s supermassive black hole is called Sagittarius A*–Sgr A*, for short (pronounced Saj-A-Star). …
I hate to be the one telling you this … but the truth is, most of the things you know about eyesight is dead wrong. I know. I was just like you not so long ago, frustrated with having to wear glasses all day every day or I can not see a single thing (I was -5.00 myopic). I was not able to see where my friend was when we go to the beach because obviously you can not wear your glasses into the sea. I was not able to wear sunglasses when I was a teen because I could not afford a prescription sunglasses.
Not only that … Headache would set in every now and then that I could not explain.
All that changed when I learned the truth. I learned that glasses are not only unnecessary if you want to stop your eyesight from deteriorating, it actually contributes to the problem. Think about it.
Your glasses are made for you to see things that are relatively further than what you would normally see in day to day activities … like reading books and looking at the monitor. This difference causes strain and headaches. As soon as I reduce the use of my glasses, I notice a significant improvement on the headaches I've been 11 years old!
This difference also causes your eyesight to deteriorate further because your eyes muscles would have to contract harder for you to see close distance objects. As time goes by, this contracting becomes permanent and then chronic – or in other words, you can no longer control it.
It's just like a backache where you back muscles contract involuntarily.
Fortunately for me, I found a solution that works. Believe me when I tell you this is the only thing that works. I've tried it all – including lasik – only to have my eyesight deteriorate worse than it was before the surgery. And oh, it comes with the nasty side effect of dry eyes.
The solution I'm talking about are "eye exercises". While it's called "exercises", it's really a way to help your eyes learn how to relax. The exercises allows you to relearn the correct way to see by simple repetition. As long as you do it everyday, it's inevitable your vision would improve.
Source by Katie Chan…
Designer handbags generally come at the topmost in the wish list that many women own. The designer's labels along with the beautiful design are some tracks that many women love to see in their handbag. Designer bags are the key that brings perfection in the outfit. Fashion week that's held in New York presented designers creations for 2010. Everything was displayed here from clothes to accessories. However one item that grabs the attention of most women was designer's bag in different designs as well as colors. There were plenty of handbags, clutches and totes. Those were displayed in unusual styles.
Just have a glance at few designers' bags and purses
Ralph Lauren: The collection of Ralph Lauren bags was offered with wide range of bags that was displayed in different styles as well as shapes. The most major attribute about these bags was that these were manufactured from leather and represented style and class. These bags were displayed in beautifully amalgamated, stylish way with designer cloth. The colors were earthy and basic like black and brown. The best was a black leather bag that appeared to be inspired by briefcase.
Tommy Hilfiger: The collection of Tommy Hilfiger bags were complimented of variety of colorful bags that were designed by using lots of fabric as well as colors. Many fabrics like blue leather and denim were tangled in this collection. Great looks were posed by models displaying clutches and chain bags. The widely used color was blue.
Mulberry: The collection of Mulberry Handbags was intricate as well as flirty. It was a remarkable collection which was made even more dramatized with sparkling and beaded curtains and panthers covered with glitter. There were many bags like leopard print bags, taupe shoulder bags and chain strapped Edna. Most of these handbags were assembled up by the shoes which have leopard prints heels.
Derek Lam: The collection is mainly composed of bags as well as belts. There were softly structured totes and hobos. Derek Lam is known for its signature clutches. No display of Derek Lam is considered to be complete without it. This is the reason that plenty of edgy clutches were displayed in this collection and they grabbed the attention of the audience.
Designer bags are famous for their designs and durability. This is the prime reason these bags are famous among stylish women.
So no matter you are looking for a trendy bag, a wallet or a clutch; the designer's collection serves the purpose very well. Women always need a designer clutch or bag that matches their attire.
Source by Tehmina Mazher…
It’s no secret that people love sauces and condiments. It adds flavour to a dish and gives the meal a bit more moisture so that it’s not so dry. There is an array of sauces out there that can be enjoyed with different meals and here are the most enjoyed options.
Tomato Sauce is the most popular one. There are so many versions of tomato sauce and it is up to you which one tastes the best to you. Tomato sauce is such a versatile sauce that can be used in many dishes. It can be used on French fries, fried chicken, with pies, and with meals. It can also be used as an ingredient in pasta sauces, stews, curries and other food dishes.
Chutney is a deliciously sweet condiment that can be enjoyed with your favourite meals too. It can be enjoyed with French fries, fried chicken, pies, curry, braai meat and much more. It adds a sweet tangy flavour to your meal. So it’s up to your imagination to which meals you want to add it to.
Mayonnaise is a condiment that is either loved or hated. For those who love the flavour of mayonnaise, they know that it can be enjoyed on a chicken burger, a sausage sandwich, with bacon and eggs, and beef sandwiches. It adds a deliciously tangy flavour to salads too. You can opt for the light version if you are trying to cut down on the calories. You can also try mayonnaise with French fries for a different flavour combination.
Hollandaise sauce contains two main ingredients tomato sauce and mayonnaise. You can add other ingredients to it for a different flavour dimension. Hollandaise sauce combines the best of the two worlds to create a unique flavour that can be used in bean salad, with braai dishes and fried foods. It can also be used as a dip for chips and samosas.
Sauces and condiments are enjoyed by many people because it adds a new flavour to a meal. It also adds a bit of moisture to make it easier to swallow the foods. Usually these readymade sauces are packaged in a way that can be kept in storage for long periods. So if you tend to use a lot of these sauces you can get them in bulk at a cash and carry wholesaler. Maybe you prefer to get the large containers to packs of six, the choice is yours.
Source by Shabir S Joosub…
Most baseball players, whether amateurs or professionals, know that BBCOR stands for batted ball coefficient of restitution, but they may not realize what exactly that means and how it might affect their games. BBCOR certification regulates the amount of energy lost when the bat contacts the baseball and ensures that non-wood bats perform similarly to wood. BBCOR bats are stamped after certification with the number .50, which is just slightly higher than the measure of traditional wooden baseball bats.
Why it’s Important
High school and collegiate student-athletes must use BBCOR-certified bats whenever they play games. If their bats are not stamped with a .50, they are not considered officially certified. Athletes still have plenty of options when it comes to choosing the hottest bbcor bats, though. Read on to find out more.
The majority of BBCOR bats range in length from 31 inches to 34 inches, but some manufacturers also offer bats in 29 and 30-inch lengths. Players should take their height and weight into consideration when choosing a bat length, but they should also bear in mind that, ultimately, the choice is one of personal preference.
All BBCOR bats feature the same length-to-weight ratio, or drop, of -3. In order to determine a bat’s weight, take its length and subtract three from it. Since all BBCOR bats feature the same drop, there’s not much need to worry about weight.
The majority of BBCOR bats are composed of either aluminum or a composite material. Aluminum bats, which are also referred to as alloy bats, offer a traditional feel and immediate impact feedback. Composite bats offer improved performance thanks to a lower vibration rate, a larger sweet spot, and greater longevity.
Learn More Today
While it’s important for athletes to understand the differences between different BBCOR bats and to be able to identify whether or not a bat has been BBCOR certified, provided certification is present the decision is still largely one of personal preference. Most experts suggest that serious student-athletes try at least a few different bats to get a feel for which materials and lengths provide the best fit.…
How to Import Fashionable Clothing
Does it cross your mind why you can come across rising number of businessmen and entrepreneurs who prefer to sell imported clothing than the locally-manufactured counterparts? What makes these clothes special compared to the locally-produced ones? In this article, you will learn more about imported clothes and the associated benefits.
Why Invest and Sell Imported Clothing?
There are rising number of men and women who are investing and venturing into the imported clothes retailing because not just because it brings them excellent profits and income sources, particularly when you can find ways to decrease purchase costs.
The good thing about venturing into imported clothing is its price. Clothing importers can reap tremendous benefits from the retail of clothing imports as they can sell these products at much lower prices as compared to the rival locally-manufactured clothing brands while maintaining or increasing profit margins. Meanwhile, consumers love to purchase good quality and affordable clothes. For the reason that numerous selections of imported clothing are sold in the market, how can you find the right choices for you? Adhere to the tips and pointers found underneath to locate and to choose the right imported clothing choices.
What to Consider When Selecting the Right Imported Clothes?
1. If you want to succeed in this business venture, then you should choose your imported clothes supplier wisely. You are advised to investigate and to research first to find out the reputable and established imported clothing suppliers.
2. You are also advised to examine what types of imported clothing they cater. It is also advised that you check out the diverse kinds of clothes showcased by these suppliers like children’s clothes, adult clothing as well as elderly clothes.
3. Before you order imported clothes, be sure to check out the quality of these clothes. Aside from checking the stitching, it is also advised that you examine the type and quality of materials utilized as well as its printing.
4. Be sure to ask for the prices of these products, including the retail as well as the wholesale prices.
5. Check out if they will be the one to shoulder the freight and delivery charges of bulk and minimal orders.
6. You should not forget to ask for the taxes for these items? You should never forget to ask the suppliers if the imported clothes that you are about to order from them are exclusive or inclusive of taxes. Be sure not to neglect this particular step simply because it will have tremendous effect on the prices of these imported clothes.
7. You are also advised to inquire on the sizes of imported clothes offered by these suppliers.
Hope that the tips and pointers found in here will help you in finding good quality and reasonably priced imported clothing.…
What are the differences between a formal dress and a semi-formal dress? Formal usually means the same as Black Tie, but in some trendy cities like New York or Los Angeles, it could mean a black shirt, no tie with a tux. Women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separations.Semi-formal is the trickiest of all dress codes. Usually it means that tuxes are not required, nor are long dresses. An evening wedding (after 6 PM) would still dictate dark suits for him, and a cocktail dress for her. Daytime semi-formal events mean a suit for him and an appropriate short dress or dressy suit for her.
I have a Christmas party coming up and I would like any suggestions on bag and shoes that goes well with a black velvet mandarin collar, Asian accents dress. You will need a black handbag, say purse size, even a clutch bag. Shoes, I would wear either small ankle boots with a heel or a high heel sandal, strappy shoe, again with heels. The color of the shoes and bag will have to be silver or black.
A cocktail dress can be long or it also can fall into a mini, of course you have to have the legs to wear it. If you do wear it shorts a good sheer pantyhose is so important, and the higher heel will help to end. Black is a great color! It goes with everything; an all black outfit is very chic. It will look fabulous to wear black dress, black sheer tights and shoes, maybe a little higher then you would normally wear.
The best outfit to attend the opera. People wear all sorts of things to the opera, so you do not have to wear a certain thing except if it is opening night, because this is when everyone dresses up. You want to wear something smart, go for a little black dress if you have one, and if you want something more comfy and still chic wear a suit, and spice it up a bit with heels and accessories. As for a dress, go for not a full length, a simple cocktail length dress would be perfect. As for jewelry go simple. A pant suit with a shawl would be a good choice. Everything is OK to wear, as long as it is not the opening night.
I bought this lovely all red satin and chiffon knee-length dress. I plan on wearing gold sandals and a gold evening bag. I have a beautiful red wrap to use at the church. I think your ensemble sounds very classy. However, be careful not to overuse the gold. Do not wear large or chunky jewelry, and definitely no gold hoops. Keep your jewelry and all other accessories to a minimal since the gold sandals and evening bag will draw attention to them.
Remember that what you feel good in is the correct outfit for you ok! Fashion is what you want it to be!
Source by Victor Epand…
After a winter that seemed to last an eternity, we have finally arrived in the warm summer months. The only problem with summer is that they often fly by so quickly that it's all too easy to miss them. Unfortunately, it's often the case that we only get fleeting glimpses of the sun, before we find ourselves slap bang in the middle of autumn again.
That's why when there actually is sunshine, you should get out there and make the best of it. And obviously you want to look your best when you're out there soaking up rays and topping up that suntan. So do not just pull on the same old tired clothes from last year's wardrobe get yourself some 2013 apparel. Then at least you'll be making an impact this summer, even if the sun does not.
Grand Scheme Supply Co Scribble Dot 5 Panel
We should not need to tell you just how hot 5-panels are in the world of streetwear right now. And with this cap, it's not hard to see why. Its simple styling and muted colouring just screams casual summer daytime cool. Try teaming it with a pair of lightweight chinos and a college-style sweater or hoodie, for a chilled out and fresh up-to-date look.
Penfield Hudson City Satchel (Yellow)
Both dinging and different, this bag incorporates some of this season's key trends to create a summer accessory that's stylish, practical and guaranteed to set you apart from the crowed this summer. Penfield have managed to put a fresh and unique twist on an old-skool classic. With its bright neon coloring, faux leather detailing and retro buckle closing, this bag is the must-have accessory this season.
Crooks & Castles Bandusa T-shirt
These guys seem to be going from strength to strength of late, and that success shows no sign of slowing down. We love this tee because it incorporates two of this season's key trends – bohemian influences and garish patterns, to create a truly original piece that you'd be crazy not to want to get your hands on. With vibrant hues of gold, blue, red and green, T-shirts do not come much more summery than this.
Asics Gel Saga Trainers – (Black / Peppermint)
We love, love, love these trainers! They've already sold out in a lot of places, so if you want to get your hands on a pair (and you've got to be insane not to!), You'd better act fast. This highly anticipated shoe was expected to make quite an impact in the industry, and it's done exactly that. And then some.
So, get your hands on any one of these pieces (or all four if you're feeling really flush!), And then even if we do end up having yet another disappointing summer, you'll still have plenty to smile about.
Source by William K Hill…
Contact lenses have increased dramatically in popularity over the last couple of years. This is due to a number of factors. First of all, prices have continued to come down so that contact lenses are cheaper and more affordable now than they have ever been in the past. People have also become more accredited to wearing contact lenses so more and more people are willing to give them a try. While there was a time when many people would not even consider wearing contact lenses because they did not like the idea of putting something like that directly into their eye, those days have now gone. Contact lenses are also safer and more comfortable now than they have been in the past due to improvements in technology and procedures used in making and distributing the contact lenses.
Wearing contact lenses has a number of advantages over simply wearing glasses. You can not lose your contacts as easily, they are less likely to break and many people find them more comfortable than glasses. Particularly if you are playing sports or will be doing very physical activities such as hiking, then contacts have major advantages. As well as this, many people wear contact lenses for cosmetic reasons as they prefer how they look without glasses. This may lead some people to wear contact lenses all the time, or just for particular activities such as going on a date or going out at night.
There are certain issues you should be aware of however, if you are going to wear contact lenses. There are many infections and irritations that occur in people's eyes that may be due at least partly to wearing contact lenses. However, most of these can be avoided by taking a few simple precautions and making sure that you take proper care of your eyes.
Most contact lenses are for a specific period, some are for twenty four hours, some are for a week and some are for a month or more. You should never wear your contacts for longer than they are designed for, and even if your contacts are supposed to be for constant use, it is important to give your eyes a break to avoid over wear.
You should also be careful to practice good lens hygiene. This includes keeping your contact lenses in the proper solution for storage, and only touching them and taking them out when necessary, and with clean hands.
Source by Mike Singh…
Stones and gems are often an essential element in a jewellery piece. They can add more charm, appeal and shimmer to the design of these precious pieces. However, these stones are not merely glued on a piece of jewellery, jewellers use appropriate techniques and ways of mounting called Jewellery Setting. Here are some jewellery setting techniques often used in mounting precious or semi precious stones to jewellery.
The Prong Setting is primarily used in mounting diamonds, pearls and gemstones. It consists of four to six vertical posts poked up from the base beneath the stone. These posts create a seat on which the stone will sits. The prongs or spikes are then folded over, onto the stone to embrace and hold it in place. This setting provides an modest and sleek appearance.
In order to mount flat-backed stones like cameos or cabochons, the Bezel Setting is employed by jewellers. This jewellery setting features a thin rim of precious metal which can be of either a decorative or simple designs, encircles the stone entirely or partially. The rim is then bent a little inward towards the stone to adhere it in place. A diamond mounted by bezel setting looks more elegant and is cosseted from accidental rubbing. This setting is more secure so the precious gem is unlikely to be dislodged.
The Channel Setting is described as a trough or a channel in the metal. This jewellery setting is akin to the bezel setting with no sides nor prongs. Notches are present on both sides of the channels on which the stones are mounted. This levels the stone atop the channel and sets the stones in a solid line.
The Channel Setting also has its variation called the Bar Setting. This mounting kind provides a look where a number of stones are seemingly floating in adjacent berths as every gem is docked in its respective private channel and separated from its neighboring stones by two pieces of thin bars of metal.
The Pave Setting is utilized in jewellery making to create a surface which seems being filled with small round stones, usually diamonds. Every piece of the gems lie in the drilled hole in the base of the setting. The stones are then fastened by small bead of metal pressed up against the stones. It creates an appearance of a stones blanket since each stone is slightly set apart by the width of the small beads.
The Bead Setting is a type of jewellery mounting that sets the stone into the metals through the use of gravers or burins (tiny chisels). The metal surface is directly drilled with a hole, then a ball burr is utilized to create a concave hollow with the same size as that of the stone.
Flush Setting is a variation of the Bezel Setting and is sometimes called the Gypsy Setting that appears similar with the bead setting. This is a recent type of setting that creates a fashionable appearance. Sandblasting is utilized to finish the mounting process. In this type of jewellery mounting, a window is cut from the base where the gem is set and secured underneath, the top or the crown may reach over the base which allows the gem to twinkle with light.
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Right now, Christian Dior sunglasses are the most sought after designer sunglasses on the market. As with everything that comes from Christian Dior, the workmanship in the design is flawless, and the line of sunglasses is no different. Even if you wear prescription glasses, with the interchangeable lenses, you can still wear the very fashionable Christian Dior sunglasses.
When you wear Christian Dior sunglasses, everyone will immediately recognize the classic styles that only belong to this designer. In both men's and women's designs, Christian Dior recognizes the need for including lenses for correcting vision problems in sunglasses. Therefore, it also includes sunglasses with interchangeable lenses in its line of products so that you can have your own prescription put into the lenses. No more clip-ons when you want to wear designer sunglasses.
Getting the right pair of sunglasses is a problem for people who have to wear eyeglasses to help them see. They can not just choose a stylish pair of Christian Dior sunglasses and put them on. They need to have their prescription for their vision included in the lenses. This is what sunglasses with interchangeable lenses allow them to do. The prescription can be made into the frames and the lenses used by Christian Dior.
You might say that your optician does not carry any of the Christian Dior sunglasses for you to choose the right frames. This is not a problem because you can order your Christian Dior sun glasses online. Choose the frames you want and send along your prescription with your order. With the advanced technology of sunglasses with interchangeable lenses, you can also have polarized lenses in the sunglasses to provide you with even more protection.
Just because you need to wear prescription glasses is no reason to think you can not be as fashionable as your friends when wearing sunglasses. With the wide selection of Christian Dior sunglasses to choose from online, you will not only be able to get sunglasses with interchangeable lenses, but you will also be able to realize fantastic savings. The online dealers that sell Christian Dior can give you an outstanding discount in your next pair of sunglasses.
Christian Dior sunglasses can suit everyone, even those who need prescription lenses.
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Initially there was a myth revolving that lingerie is not available for plus size women. But it is just a myth or even a thing of the past. Now there are plus size lingerie shops all over the world which is especially meant for plus size cute women. Some plus women do not use any kind of lingerie which is really bad for the way they look and also for their personal hygiene. Even branded lingerie makers have plus size lingerie in their stock.
Plus size lingerie can also be as sexy as ordinary sized perfect lingerie. Plus size women who have good features can use good lingerie to look attractive and sexy. Plus lingerie is also available in all possible materials like rubber, latex, PVC, leather, lace, etc. These types of lingerie are sexy to wear and also make you feel really good about the way you look. Not only bras, but there are body stockings and corsets too available for plus sized women which give an overall body advantage. These plus size body stockings and corsets make you look sexy and curvaceous and also confident of yourself.
In the market that is rapidly growing, now there is lingerie that actually makes you slim by acting on your body in some way. It is said that regular use of such lingerie will actually reduce inches of your body within weeks of its usage. Plus sized women should always see that the lingerie they buy must be of their size, just because they buy lingerie that is one or two sizes smaller than their own size will not make them lose weight but just make them feel uncomfortable. If you are busy and do not have the time to go shop for plus size lingerie in stores buy them online from a trusted website.
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Charm bracelets are more like a story of your life with each one of those charms representing some significant moment in your life. Although all those charms dangling from your charm bracelet look pretty, no doubt, but they are much more than just fancy trinkets. They are the millions of your life.
Usually people like starting a charm bracelet to mark a significant event in their lives or most of the times such charm bracelets are gifted. These bracelets are called starter bracelet and every time a significant event occurs a charm is added to the bracelet to mark the event. For example a charm bracelet can be gifted to a mother to be who can use the bracelet to mark the important milestones in her baby's life through various charms like pacifier, booties, teddy bear etc.
This kind of jewelry has been a part of man's life from the very beginning. These bracelets were earlier used as amulets to banish evil eye and other supernatural evil forces. In Egypt, pharaohs wore these bracelets as a status symbol. The advent of the 20th century saw Queen Victoria wearing these bracelets with items like crests and beads and they became immensely popular.
These days people prefer charms and charms bracelets for different reasons. Some like them as keepsakes and others like them due to the fashion statement they make. Moreover charms and charms bracelets are a perfect gift for all occasions. You can gift charms to mark your daughter's graduation day or her first job. Many best friends wear identical charms bracelets to represent their friendship. Some times mothers wear charms bracelets with one charm for each of her children.
You can get some nice charms and charms bracelets from online stores or real time stores like fashion stores jewelry stores and even departmental stores. You can score the flea markets and even the hotel gift shops to get the charm of your choice.
Charm bracelets come in a variety of sizes, which also determine the number of links available. You can add more links or even remove them as per your requirements. Different charms have different meanings so you need to choose your charms with care. For instance a key presents a happy home while an elephant means treasured memories. A ballerina means that you will realize all your dreams one day.
As the charms get added on to the bracelet they almost become a part of the owner's personality. People use different kinds of themes for their charms bracelets. Sea lovers like charms bracelets with anchors, shells and other related charms. People who love animals like having their bracelet with animal charms like lions, bears and other animals.
Sometimes, family heirlooms are also charm bracelets where they are passed on from the mother to the daughter. These represent one of the most treasured pieces of jewelry since they have a rich history associated with them.
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