Currently, anything can be faked. If you’re a silver jewelry enthusiast,
you’ll feel cheated to find out that your jewelry is
not authentic. Let’s find out how you can know whether or not your silver
pieces are real.
First, it’s worth mentioning that silver
is said to be a noble metal. This is because it can resist oxidation and corrosion
in various ways, unlike many other metals. Real silver is a timeless, sleek,
shiny and classic soft metal that has been in existence for ages. Apart from
jewelry, silver has been used in making utensils and coins.
Sterling Silver contains at least 92.5% purity. The remaining percentage is often copper which is incorporated to make the pieces robust and enhance durability. A small piece of a silver infinity ring can remain shiny and beautiful for a long period. Rather than purchasing cheap jewelry that you’ll end up replacing regularly and incurring massive expenses, you can invest in good quality jewelry that lasts a lifetime.
How to Know Real Silver
There are various ways of knowing whether silver is real or
not. If you’ve been wearing silver for long, you’ll know that there is a huge difference
between real and fake silver pieces, regarding, appearance, home tests, and
smell tests. If you’re not yet an expert however, these guidelines will come in
handy to convert you into one.
Is there Discoloration?
If you notice discoloration, that doesn’t make it a bad
thing. It could be an indication that the silver is real. Fake silver, on the
other hand, loses its silver polish over time. This is because it often
contains other components and these could even harm your skin. Once fake silver
becomes discolored, nothing can bring back the shine. When it comes to real
silver however, it can …
Having a closet full of vintage
fashions is not a big deal these days. Almost everyone knows where to find
vintage dresses or accessories. However, when you have a vintage channel with
you, it becomes a completely different ball game. Known for its fashion and
luxury accessories, Chanel is one of the most famous brands in the world and
its reputation continues to increase. Various products that come out every
season are the most sought after items in the fashion world. But not everyone
can lay their hands on the original Chanel like that.
People might think that buying a
vintage Chanel is as easy as walking into their store and buying whatever you
like. However, most Chanel stores do not provide stock of the entire product
range. Instead, they only keep the latest lines and the rest must be ordered.
As expensive as Chanel products, ordering becomes more expensive. But don’t
lose hope because there are plenty of other places where you can easily get an
original Chanel that fits your price range. To begin with, many upscale boutiques
have contracts with various brands and carry a variety of styles of their
products. They often keep products from the line that was launched several
years ago. Boutiques are also known to have complete vintage products because
they rarely go out of style. Finding original Chanels from their vintage
collections should be easier in these stores.
The next best place to look is the
internet. Websites like eBay have amazing offers on vintage Chanel fashions and
you can often find a good deal but be careful. Once you have established that
the products are original, you can have the design and the vintage accessories
that suit you the most. Other than that, due to the retailing restrictions not
everyone can …
Nowadays the weather is as
unpredictable as it can possibly be. No one knows how hot and sunny the summers
are going to be. We find ourselves having to cope with tropical temperatures in
areas of the world where summers were pretty moderate before. However, in any
given weather conditions we have to get dressed and go to work. Be it as hot as
it may, surely any woman would like to look her best when she goes into town.
Of course, in the smoldering heat
of the sun it is more than crucial to drink a lot of cool water and stay out of
the sun as much as we can. However, we also have to look good when we manage to
get out of the house. In the summer there are a few must-haves any woman cannot
go without. For instance, in the summer it is very important to have a nice
bathing suit one can wear at a pool or even at the seaside.
Other essentials are the maxi
dresses, which are by now an omnipresent fashion accessory. One cannot also go
without shorts and flowery tops, which are great options when one has to go out
and feel comfortable.
However, the most inconvenient
things about the hot summer days are the annoying rays of the sun that seem to
burn everything around them. The doctors advise us to wear hats and sunglasses
in order to protect our head, hair and eyes form the damaging effects of the UV
rays. In order to look extra-fashionable it is better to choose designer
glasses and the trendiest hats, which are different each year.
No matter how hot it is outside
and how annoying the sun is, a woman must look fresh and presentable at all
costs. Nevertheless, if one …
When the weather outside is so
hot you can’t even breathe, the first thing that comes into your mind is
probably a tropical island, where you would like to lie in the shade of a palm
tree, drink ice-cold cocktails and relax. But, unfortunately, most of the times
we can’t afford to do that.
Luckily, fashion designers always
think about how to make summer more fun and high temperatures more acceptable
for us, by creating wonderful, comfortable linen clothes in different styles
For active women who need to feel
fresh the entire day, the fashionable trousers available in stores are a real
blessing. Not only are they easy to wear, but they can also be chic and
elegant. Linen trousers have the greatest advantage of being appropriate for
any occasion. Thus, if you need a pair of trousers for work, you can go for a
neutral color, like beige, and a wide leg trouser model. If, on the contrary,
you have been invited to a cocktail party and dresses are just not for you, go
for more stylish, baggy trousers, in black or dark blue, together with a
bright-colored tank top and a feminine scarf in a contrasting shade.
Linen trousers look good on any
kind of silhouette, so, even if you are a little curvy and don’t feel good in
skinny stretch trousers, you can feel very attractive in a pair of vintage
pattern trousers. You can also choose among the large variety of linen
playsuits or jumpsuits with a floral print, which are so fashionable this
You may prefer to wear trousers
or linen shorts. Both are a good decision in terms of style and comfort. While
it’s true shorts are very trendy this season, trousers are more appropriate for
going to work. If we …
Vintage fashion is often mistaken for a recent occurrence.
However, vintage style fashion isn’t something of a short term fad. In actual
fact, vintage style fashion has always been part and parcel of the fashion scene.
Back in the 1960s, vintage was about wearing something from
the 40s or earlier, and in the 80s, vintage clothing was about wearing
something from the 60s and earlier. At very period in history, vintage fashion
was present, although what was considered as vintage differed from era to era.
At every era, “new” clothing becomes classified as
vintage, thus driving a new style of old clothing. This “new” style
of clothing is what causes many people to mistake vintage fashion as something
new and unique to their generation. But the truth is, people from every era had
their own brand of vintage style fashion. Many of these brands of fashion also
stay in style across many generations and decades. What was considered as
vintage clothing twenty years ago can still be accepted as vintage clothing
Vintage fashion doesn’t actually go out of style because
they are clothing that have already gone out of vogue and back. Vintage fashion
runs through nearly the past one hundred years, so what is considered vintage
fashion ten years ago is still relevant today.
Perhaps vintage style fashion that you get today could
become antique clothing in fifty years time, or if you had gotten a really old
dress, it could become antique in ten or twenty years time. And if that happens,
your vintage gowns aren’t really going out of style. They are being upgraded to