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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Timelessness: On Wearing Native American Jewelry

Native American culture is rich and filled with spirituality, giving it a distinct charm of its own. To this day, the traditions Native Americans have passed down through the generations survive and still manage to capture the imagination of other people. In particular, the jewelry created and worn by Native Americans are an enduring fashion statement.

Typically, Native American jewelry is mostly beaded and embellished with gemstones such as turquoise. These accessories usually figured into rituals and other ancient traditions. However, the conventional jewelry line also boasts of silver accessories that incorporate natural designs and features. Their rustic feel and appearance allows them to easily fit rustic and Bohemian-inspired fashion.

Due to their simple, yet elegant, appeal, Native American jewelry can be paired with most casual getups for a progressive look. Pieces made from turquoise are iconic of the Native American style, and will draw a lot of curious attention. Those who can trace their ancestry back to Native American roots can wear these accessory pieces proudly, since the items are a subtle yet effective way to convey association. Whether you truly are of Native American descent or you simply love the designs, these traditional jewelry are timeless classics that will never go out of fashion completely.

Affordable Designer Sunglasses

Many buyers adore designer items because of their top-notch quality and durability. A pair of designer sunglasses, for example, can last for a long period—which can’t always be said of knockoffs. One would be lucky if a knockoff pair lasts for a year. However, while designer sunglasses often come with hefty price tags, some stores actually sell them at reasonable prices.
Below are a few examples of affordable designer eyewear:
This brand is well-known for sophistication and elegance, but in a stripped-down way, and its line of sunglasses for women are no different. While originally founded in Paris in 1945, the brand didn't earn worldwide recognition until the late 1990s. These days, CELINE is among the most-coveted brands in the world.
Louis Vuitton
As one of the most desirable labels today, LV has conquered every fashion aspect: from shoes to purses. This brand's sunglasses are also preferred by many, including celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Jay-Z. No wonder a number of retailers have chosen this brand to “imitate.” It has also inspired the creation of classy but affordable designs.

Dior is yet another label that many fashionistas will pay good money for. The founder of Dior had humble beginnings in France, where he was, at one point, even penniless. These days, Dior has become a brand that's largely associated with opulence, a total turnaround from its modest origin.  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Choosing Indian Jewelry: What the Gems Mean

The collections of exotic and statement Indian jewelry online is quite extensive, making it difficult to choose. Aside from considering your budget, your outfit, and the occasion, another way to decide is by basing your choice on the gem's meanings. Turquoise is a treasured gem among Native Americans. Timelessly beautiful turquoise gems are stringed as a necklace or embedded in animal pendants and rings. It represents strength, and combats illness. It is also associated with good fortune.

Emerald, in characteristic green, symbolizes a powerful trio: faith, hope and love. It inspires loyalty in romance and devotion to the higher beings. Alternatively, its healing properties are utilized for heart and eye ailments. Onyx, a black semi-precious gemstone, usually comes in oval shapes or domes. It gives off a calming effect as it harbors negative thoughts and temper. Lovely onyx rings are meant for stability during times of stress or unhappiness.

Garnet stones exhibit rich or dark red colors that intend to bring great fortune or success. There are also other colors of this gem, but the red variety is the most popular. Whether it be for business or profession, red garnets empower the owner's self-esteem and charisma.

Choosing jewelry by considering the gems’ backgrounds make more meaningful statement accessories or gifts to others. The value or story behind the piece can bring the wearer more confidence or the keeper more delicate care. Vintage or contemporary Indian jewelry would be perfect tributes to individual personality and uniqueness.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Why Wear Sunglasses?

There’s no denying that sunglasses are stylish. After all, icons like Kanye West, Elton John and Karl Lagerfeld all use these spectacles to complete their signature look. Indeed, a pair of signature sunglasses can instantly add glamor and style to whatever you’re wearing. Did you know that they also offer nifty benefits? Read on to know more.
Prevents Cataracts
When you don sunglasses, you not only block out the sun’s glare but also its harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. According to the World Health Organization, almost a million people go blind due to cataracts, which are linked to UV ray exposure.

Protects Against Debris
There may have been occasions when you’re simply walking down the street, enjoying the breeze, when a speck of sand suddenly enters your eye and irritates it? Now, if you were wearing sunglasses, the debris would have no chance of coming in contact with your eyes. Sunglasses are, thus, ideal in blustery weather when all sorts of debris are carried by the wind.

Improves Vision
While some sunglasses have prescription lenses, those that don’t can still help you see clearer. For instance, if the day is particularly sunny, your vision might be hampered by the sun’s glare. Fortunately, sunglasses reduce the glare so you can see better and avoid potential accidents or injury.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Interesting Tidbits on Native American Jewelry

Jewelry has always been an integral part of human culture; it’s nearly impossible to find a country without a culture of accessorizing. Its relevance is so much that every major ancient civilization had at least one form of accouterment made explicitly for adorning the body. The Native Americans also have their fair share of jewelry; the pieces are some of the most endearing fashions in the country.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Here Comes the Sun: How It Can Hurt Your Eyes

Here Comes the Sun is one of the most popular songs of the The Beatles. While lots of sunlight may be seen as a breath of fresh air after the dreary days of winter are over, sun rays can do a lot of damage to your eyesight. The damage may not be apparent immediately, but it will be in your later years.