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Going Through Life with Rose-Colored Gold

I was wandering through a department store the other day and my eye caught a beautiful necklace in the display case.  It was a simple necklace of rose-colored gold, with a single diamond in the middle.  As I looked through the rest of the case, I noticed other pieces of jewelry with the rose gold.  They were stunning!  It brought me back to the late 1980’s,  when I received a beautiful necklace made from the same material, as a graduation present.

As I looked further, I noticed some pieces had a mixture of all three metal colors:  yellow, rose and white gold.  The aspects of each piece were different, but they had one common bond—they were beautiful.  If you want to get technical, the colors are a result of different amounts of gold, copper and nickel in the piece.  I leave that to the chemists — I just enjoy the results of their magic.

 

If you never owned a piece of rose-colored jewelry alone or mixed with other colors, now is the time to purchase a piece.  It is classic, it is timeless and it is without a doubt, elegant—just like the piece I keep in my jewelry box all these years.  And I’m so glad that I did!!

 

 

Mother’s Day Sale

Mother’s Day is coming, and ShoppingBadger.com has great gifts for Mom. Silver and cubic zirconia jewelry up to 40% off. We have dazzling new styles just in time for the holiday, at great introductory prices. Shop now to find that special gift. And, we offer free shipping.

April Jewelry Give-Away Results

Congratulations to Mary who won the drawing for the ShoppingBadger.com April Jewelry Give-Away. We will be sending her a Bezel-Set 6mm Diamond CZ Solitaire Necklace in Sterling Silver as her prize.

Watch for the May contest — just in time for a nice Mother’s Day surprise! You could be the next winner. And remember to tell your friends about the contest — every referral gets you an extra entry.

 

Vintage: What’s Old is New

What’s trending now is vintage-inspired jewelry.

Jewelry that is vintage-inspired is sweeping through all jewelry categories right now.  Pendants with filigree work or encrusted with gems are soaring in popularity.  Earrings are also inspired by this look, including chandeliers and posts styles.  The metal colors which are being used for these jewelry pieces are rhodium plated silver and oxidized silver for a more authentic look.  Oxidized silver has a blackened look to it, and almost gives a tarnished cast to the piece of jewelry.   It has an appearance of being around for 20 or 50 years, but it is new.

 

Why is vintage so popular?  I think it is the sense of the past being more elegant.  Jewelry, clothes and buildings all have an air of beauty when they come from a different time period. Think of Hollywood in the ’30s or ’40s or the Jazz Age when women wore beautiful pieces of jewelry to adorn their beautiful, flowing dresses and furs.  Think Jean Harlow or Lana Turner.

So go through your mother’s old jewelry, girls, and pick out some pieces to wear.  if there isn’t anything that sends thrills through you, then visit a store or go online and do some shopping. The sky’s the limit.

 

April Jewelry Give-Away

Enter our April Jewelry Give Away for an opportunity to win a piece of beautiful sterling silver with cubic zirconia jewelry. To enter go to: http://promotion.binkd.com/Direct.aspx?id=8228

We are giving away a Bezel Set 6mm Diamond CZ Solitaire Necklace in Sterling Silver with an Adjustable 16″-18″ Chain. This necklace is set in rhodium plated sterling silver, and the pendant features a white brilliant round .80 carat diamond CZ secured completely by a sterling silver bezel setting. For more details, please go to http://www.shoppingbadger.com/.

Extra bonus: if you refer the contest to a friend, you get an additional entry for every friend who enters, increasing your chances of winning.

Good luck!

Spring Sparkles

Spring has arrived. Soon the spring flowers will be blooming and the skies clearing. One of the sure signs of the season is that spring fashions have started to pop-up in the stores and boutiques. The colors are vivid — bright shades of reds, corals, blues and greens. Yellow is mixed with unexpected shades like gun-metal grey or turquoise. Pastels remain popular, and neon seems to be everywhere.

Jewelry is reflecting these color trends more than ever. In the market place we are seeing shades of pale green and peach gemstones mixed together. We are seeing different shadings of blue topaz from light and pale to bright and brilliant. And, some new topaz colors are sprouting up: pink and even hot pink.

It’s all out there. Ready to make a special outfit sing a new song or liven up an old favorite with something new? The spring jewelry trends are a fresh bouquet of colors just waiting to be picked.

The 6mm Bezel is Back

Back in Stock: One of our best-selling items, the Bezel Set 6mm Diamond CZ Solitaire Necklace in Sterling Silver, is back! This necklace is beautiful. The high-quality 6mm CZ is the size of a 0.84 carat diamond with just as much sparkle. Order now — they move quickly! See it here.