Add Some Polish to Your Business Suit with a Man’s Gold Army Chain
Few things can add class to a suit and tie like a gold army chain. These chains come in various lengths and materials, most notably 10 karat and 14 karat gold. If you’ve been looking for the perfect thing to wear to work along with your wingtip shoes, your silk tie, and your gold cufflinks, then look no further! As you will see, army chains transcend their inspiration and can be worn at any time. 

 Why Are They Called Army Chains?
The style of an army chain is inspired by the chains that soldiers are issued to hold their dog tags. They consist of a series of balls (gold ones, in this case) attached to each other by a small bar. Like the ones for dog tags, they are sturdy, although the clasping mechanism is different – upscale gold army chains tend to come with lobster-style clasps, which are easier to fasten. While you could use one of these chains to hold your dog tags (or any type of pendant for that matter), they work well on their own, and add another dimension to your overall look.

Army Chains Can Be Worn on Any Occasion
Gold army chains are available in different styles, lengths and patterns, including those with crescent moons carved into them, making them very versatile. They are available in a number of different lengths, including 24 and 32 inches. Most army chains come in two different types of gold – 10 karat and 14 karat (both classic yellow gold) making it easy to match them to your tie clip, cufflinks and other accessories. While chains formerly were predominantly worn only by women, army chains lend an air of masculinity – mostly due to their origin and inspiration – making them the perfect thing to wear with your suit, tie, tuxedo or other “dressed to the nines” look, particularly if you choose one with engraved crescent moons on each bead.
Despite the elegance that goes along with an army chain, choosing one with a larger width, or “ball” size – 1.8 millimeters as opposed to 1.5 (the difference between 1/14th and 1/16th of an inch) – makes the entire chain less formal. You can wear these chains with everything from jeans and a blazer to casual chinos and a button down shirt. They add a little something extra to that classic preppy look.

Gold Army Chains Are Not Just For Men
Unlike other forms of jewelry that are delineated for just men or only women, some gold army chains can be worn by both genders. A long army chain makes the perfect accessory to hold a few gold pendants, some memorable dog tags (your own or those of a loved one) or anything else that you can think of.
 Men’s gold army chains are appropriate for many different occasions. They call attention to their wearer, and can command respect in the same way as a suit, tie and nice pair of shoes. Women can also pull off an army chain if they so choose, making these chains the ultimate accessory. 

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The watch that you choose to wear speaks volumes, sometimes even without you noticing it. The type of band, the size of the face, and the brand of the watch are all important when you’re trying to make that very important first impression. Because of this, your watch should be of good quality, and should be cared for properly. 


There are several different types of quality watches on the market. These include manual watches, which need to be wound in order for them to keep proper time; self-winding watches, which use gravity and arm movements to keep them wound; automatic watches, which use a quartz movement; and solar watches, which, as the name implies, require a certain amount of daylight in order to work properly. Most high-end watches fall into the self-winding and automatic categories, which is why they – and in turn, you – can benefit from a watch winder.

Watch Winder Basics
An Orbita watch winder takes care of your watch while you aren’t wearing it. A watch winder has a tiny mechanism that keeps the attached watch moving in a small lateral circle, as if it were on your wrist. This keeps the quartz movement of your watches, or its self-winding mechanism, constantly in motion and in peak form. If you allow your quality watches to sit unused for long periods of time, their mechanical innards can atrophy, and the lubricant that keeps all of those tiny pieces moving can congeal. In short, you’ll be left with a watch that doesn’t keep very good time or one that doesn’t work at all. 

Types of Watch Winders
When you go to purchase a watch winder, you’ll find that there are several different types to choose from. Some are battery powered, while others have a small cord that plugs into a wall socket. When deciding between these two different types, keep in mind the place that you’d like to keep your watch winder. Is there an electric socket nearby, or will you need to use an extension cord? If the answer is the latter, you might be better off with a battery powered model.
Size matters as well. While most Orbita watch winders are designed for nearly universal use, as far as watches are concerned, take the time (no pun intended) to ensure that your watches are compatible with it. You might also need a watch winder that can care for more than one watch at a time. In this case, you’ll need to find one that not only fits the d├ęcor in your bedroom, but that can wind two or more watches at once. 

 Watch Winders and Cases
The style of watch winder that you choose is just as important as the watch itself. Some winders have a built in case or drawer that pulls open or slides out, allowing you to store your watches in a dust-free place when they are not in use.
 As you can see, a watch winder is very important, especially when you have a series of quality watches that you wear on a regular basis. You’ll need one in order to keep your watches working properly. 

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Diamonds are one of the most traditional engagement ring stones. The precious gemstones themselves have attracted many celebrity admirers and jewelry collectors, and inspired such quotations as Mae West’s, “I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.”While popular advertisements might only show one color of diamond – clear, transparent and of perfect clarity – they come in many other colors as well, including pink, brown, blue, yellow, and black. Yes, black diamond engagement rings are available on the market, and they are more beautiful than you’d think. 

Black Diamond Basics
Black diamonds are formed in largely the same manner as regular ones – carbon materials left in high pressure locations for thousands of years are pressed and squeezed until the clear, or colored, gemstones are formed. However, the difference lies in the materials that make up the diamonds. Black diamonds contain tiny bits of graphite. That’s what produces the dark colors. (Although “black diamonds” are commonly black in color, the term can refer to those that are light gray and dark gray as well.) Despite the slight difference in chemical makeup, black diamonds have many of the same properties as their clear counterparts, for example, they are just as hard on the Moh’s scale.

The Four C’s
The four C’s of diamond shopping are: color, clarity, cut and carats. The color of the diamond usually refers to how clear it is – with standard diamonds, obviously you want one that is as translucent as possible. However, with a black diamond, that issue is moot, since the stone in the ring that you’re choosing should be as dark as possible. In fact, the darker the stone, the more unique and precious it is. The clarity, which involves any inclusions or impurities in the stone, is viewed a bit differently here as well, since the stone is dark in color, making these things hard to spot. Obviously the cut of the black diamond and the number of carats are the most important, since you want a stone that looks nice and is of a decent size. Since black diamond engagement rings are rare, this is of particular importance – the stone needs to stand out in more ways than one.

Why Choose a Black Diamond Engagement Ring?
If you’re looking for something that will stand out – and help your bride-to-be be fashion forward (colored diamonds are all the rage) then you want to look for a black diamond engagement ring. They are much more unique than standard diamond rings, while still conveying the same “diamonds are love” message. Plus, just like clear diamonds, black goes with everything, making it easier to match her outfit with the ring. She’ll have plenty of chances to show off her engagement ring!
Offering your love a black diamondengagement ring will show her that you think she is special and worthy of something more precious than a standard diamond ring. A diamond certainly is forever, even if the gemstone is dark in color instead of light.

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