Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) is my fashion bible. It is the only fashion newspaper/magazine that I am subscribed to. There is so much awesome information in them!
Five trends you should consider trying from WWD:
1) Dresses over pants: The next act in the layering trend.
2) Printed Jackets: Vamp up the blazers.
3) Denim on Denim: Chambray is bigger than ever.
4) Peplum Versatility: Sexy and sweet styles!
5) New Safari: Classic look stripped down and polished up.
Now lets talk about DIAMONDS
Diamonds…well they are great. But how the heck do you keep those rocks sparkly? The below article is great, so read on:
Five Tips to Properly Clean Fine Jewelry By Anjolee
Everyday hundreds of thousands people purchase exquisite, expensive jewelry. Though after a while you see people complaining about how dull their anniversary band or diamond bridal sets have gotten, or how there are marks on their fine jewelry. Instead of simply cleaning and polishing their jewelry, they fret and complain because they have no idea how to properly clean it. However, it is not as difficult as it seems. With our five easy tips you can efficiently polish and spruce up your gemstones in no time!
1. Use a soft toothbrush or brush to brush off dirt from your diamond rings, necklaces and diamond stud earrings. It’s best to use the softest brush you can find rather than one with hard bristles that could scratch the metal surface of your ring.
2. Soak your jewelry and timepieces in a solution of detergent and water for ten to twenty minutes. This will clean your jewelry by removing black dirt buildup in the grooves of the metal and between the gems. Ivory detergents are the best to use because they are the mildest, but any detergent for delicates will work.
3. Wipe your jewelry clean (or dry after removing it from the detergent solution) with a microfiber fabric that you would normally clean your glasses or laptop with. If you do not have one, use a lint free cloth instead. This will make sure the jewelry gets clean and dry without getting any scratches.
4. For sterling silver jewelry mix together baking soda and water. Lightly brush this solution onto your rings and gemstones to clean away the black buildup and dust with a soft bristled toothbrush. For best results lightly brush the solution onto your jewelry in a light circular motion rather than scrubbing roughly.
5. Avoid using chemicals such as Windex, hydrogen peroxide and alcohol as much as you can. Many chemicals advertise how properly they can polish and shine your jewelry and even appear to work—although a lot of the time they clean off a layer of the metal and(or) enamel itself!
Anyways there’s a little knowledge for you folks on this lovely Wednesday evening.