Friday, October 26, 2007

A Guide to Buying Wholesale Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

A Guide to Buying Wholesale Cubic Zirconia Jewelry

Cubic zirconia jewelry is increasing in popularity because of the improvement in the quality and the variety of jewelry styles it can be found in. If you want to make your own jewelry, you may want to look into buying your stones in bulk and at wholesale prices rather than retail. You are still able to find the shape and cut of the stones you want and in the colors you want.

Cubic zirconia is a made in a laboratory to have the same features of a diamond, so it could be used as a replacement for the diamond. Even though the hardness of the cubic zirconia is not equally to the hardness of a diamond, the cubic zirconia is still increasing in popularity because of its harness and brilliant shine. It has become of the more popular choices for a diamond replacement in jewelry. Because cubic zirconia is available in the different shapes and the variety of colors, they can be found in the most fashionable styles in all types of jewelry such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

All of the gemstones made in the laboratory carry the same traits and feature of their natural counterpart. They have become more popular for their beauty and less as a replacement of the original stone. The synthetic gemstones creating in the laboratory have the same mineral in their make up as the natural stones. The cubic zirconia however is different because its composition is to simulate a diamond. It is made with the same crystal system found in a diamond. Unlike it synthetic relatives the cubic zirconia was only found once in its natural setting and has never been found again.

The synthetic gemstones are made to emulate all types of stones, such as coral, diamond, alexandrite, emerald, sapphire, ruby, garnet, quartz, and turquoise. They can also be found in the same fashionable shapes their natural counterparts. They are available in, such as round, oval, pear, heart, and baguettes.

Even though the cubic zirconia is a diamond replacement stone in jewelry. They can also come in a large variety of colors. They are available as oval-shaped champagne stones, heart-shaped pink stones, or pear-shaped blue stones. Each colored stone is available in every shape the diamond can be found no matter the color of the cubic zirconia.

When buying wholesale stones, you want to find the high quality stone. Make sure to look at their samples for the quality of the cut, the smoothness, the hardness, and the weight. If you are unable to detect a high quality stone, enlist the assistance of a good gemologist you can trust. Even though you are trying to find the best prices in stones when looking at wholesale, do not buy second hand stones. You want the jewelry you make to wear to look like it a high quality piece of jewelry. Cubic zirconias are available in different grades such as Grade A, Grade AAA and Grade AAAAA. The Grade AAAAA offers long-lasting brilliance and sparkle, so it has become a high valued stone with consumers. If you choose to make your own jewelry, remember to make quality your top priority.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Creating a Great Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Bouquets

Flowers add beauty to almost any occasion, and you may be hard pressed to find a wedding that does not include them. Even the smallest weddings use flowers, and these are usually for the bridal bouquets and corsages for the male attendants. These are often a staple, and most people put a lot of time and energy into picking the perfect flowers for their bridal bouquets. If you are on a limited budget you don’t have to worry. You can find inexpensive ways to make sure you have the bouquet you want for a price you can live with.

You have a choice of fresh or silk flowers. What you want is up to you. Fresh flowers may look better, but if you use silk flowers you will save more money, and you will be able to save your bouquet. Some women like to have their bridal bouquets preserved, but you really can’t do this with live flowers. There are companies that can press and preserve a few flowers out of the bouquet, but it won’t compare to saving a silk arrangement. They can also build a special frame that includes a poem of your choice along with either dried flowers or some of the silk flowers you choose. This is a great memento is you choose to have it done.

If you want to make your own bridal bouquets, you can go to a flower store to pick fresh flowers on your own. You can drag your wedding party along to help if you feel unsure. The great thing about this is that you can choose what you want, and it is hard to make a bad choice. So many colors and flowers compliment each other, and you will find that it won’t be hard to choose what you think you want. Often you just choose your favorite flowers or colors and the bouquet will come together on its own.

If you want silk flowers, you can go to almost any craft store and choose what you like. Most of the silk flowers of today look very life like, and you will be amazed at what you can do. Most craft stores know that many people come in specifically to choose flowers for bridal bouquets, and they are ready to help you out. They can help you choose everything you need, and they can also give you directions on how to put bridal bouquets together so they look their best.