My jewelry box is a complete jumble of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and titanium rings, and I don’t know where to start with getting it all cleaned up. To be honest, I’m tempted to scrap it all and start fresh. I suppose I should, because to a certain extend I tend to gravitate to the same few bits of jewelry over and over again, while disregarding the rest. With that in mind, it does make sense to start with a clean slate. If nothing else, I do need to pick up a different type of jewelry box that will make it easier for me to keep everything organized.
As the subject line states: what kind of jewelry do you prefer? For me, I’ll take silver, white gold and tungsten rings, thank you very much. I don’t like gold, because I feel that it clashes with my skin tone and choice of clothing, jewelry and makeup. But I do wear two pieces of gold: my wedding band and my engagement ring. Overall though I prefer silver, particularly sterling silver, and I do my best to get all of my jewelry in those materials!
Jewelry is expensive not only in terms of money but sentimental value, so it’s important that you treat it right:
- Don’t wear ill-fitting jewelry
- Don’t expose your jewelry to strong chemical cleansers or detergents
- Use specialty jewelry cleaners that are designed specifically for the type of jewelry you have
- Take mens wedding bands and other high-end jewelry to jewelers for inspection and cleaning
More and more cities are experimenting with the use of surveillance video systems in public areas. In fact, the county I live in recently installed a bunch of security video cameras in its “urban” (I use that term loosely, as the entire area is about two miles in each direction, and that’s it) areas. Personally, I’m all for video cameras. If they can help curtail crime, or at least make it easier for law enforcement to track down who is doing what and where, then go for it. If people are so concerned about having their actions in public recorded, then they should stay the hell home! That’s all I’m sayin’.
When it comes to picking out a mother’s ring, an engagement ring or a wedding band, I am all about something custom, something personal. That doesn’t mean that the ring has to be expensive. Rather, it should be something that is personal and symbolic, and appropriate for the couple that is getting married. I have seen a lot of different custom engagement rings over the years, and I’m proud to say that all of the ones I have admired have never been more than five hundred dollars. And while that sounds like a lot of money, for a pure gold ring with diamonds, that is not very much at all!