What’s your favorite color? Is it blue, green or red? Maybe purple or yellow? No matter what – you’ll find a piece of gemstone jewelry in that color; it may be a stunning bracelet, a necklace, a ring, or a pair of earrings, but the choice exists. Gemstones appear in every color of the rainbow, and many have important meanings – some memorable, like birthstones, others more spiritual, such as “strength” or “peace.”

Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds
Each of this trio of vividly colored stones are the most popular, and are the first thing to come to mind when one hears the words "gemstone jewelry". They appear in all different types of jewelry, from bracelets to rings. Some even appear alongside each other, resulting in a brightly colored masterpiece for your wrist, neck or hand.
All three of these gemstones are also birthstones: rubies for July, sapphires for September and emeralds for May. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to the stone that represents your birthday; if you like red, wear ruby earrings; prefer blue, put on a sapphire bracelet; think green matches your eyes, choose an emerald necklace.

Peridot, Citrine, Garnet and Topaz

All four of these stones: peridot, citrine, garnet and topaz, have meanings beyond those of birthstones. Peridot, which are usually yellowish-green in color, are said to have healing properties, while yellow citrine can regenerate and cleanse. Garnets and topaz (the former a deep red stone, the latter a golden yellow or sometimes blue) have healing properties as well. Whether or not this is true is up to you, but what does matter is that they make great gemstone jewelry and are commonly found in rings and earrings.

Opals, Pearls and Quartz
Supposedly, it’s bad luck to wear opal jewelry if it’s not your birthstone (which is October, for the record.) However, if you like their iridescent beauty and don’t believe in that type of luck, then look for opal rings or earrings to add to your gemstone jewelry collection. Pearls are also slightly iridescent, as are certain types of quartz. Both can be found in necklaces and bracelets.

Tanzanite, Tourmaline, and Amethyst
Tanzanite is a fairly rare stone that comes in a striking shade of bluish-purple. They are usually found in gemstone rings. The same is true of tourmaline and amethyst –maroon and lavender stones, respectively. All three are birthstones (in order: December, October and February) and they each make a statement, regardless of what type of jewelry they are set into.

No matter the types of gemstone jewelry you prefer, wear them with pride. They make great accents to any outfit, and can go from day to night with ease. With so many different gemstones to choose from, you’ll have no trouble at all finding the right ones for your budget or style. Please visit http://www.24diamonds.com/gemstone-jewelry/ for a rich gemstone jewelry selection!

There are some universal pieces of jewelry that can be worn anywhere at any time. Hoop earrings are one of them. Due to the many different styles, sizes and types of metal that they come in, you can wear a different pair of hoop earrings every day – and turn them into your signature statement piece. Or, you can pick up a few great pairs of them and save them for special occasions; the choice is yours. That is the best thing about hoop earrings – their versatility is endless!

Pave Hoop Earrings
Pave hoop earrings consist of a metal base with hundreds of tiny gemstones (usually diamonds, but sometimes a mix of diamonds and other stones like rubies, sapphires and emeralds) are stunning when worn with evening wear or a cocktail dress. When worn with other jewelry, such as necklaces and bracelets, make a nice accent piece. However, you can also wear this type of hoop earrings alone, using them to accentuate your face and the neckline of your dress.

Small Hoop Earrings
This type and size of earrings are very versatile, and can make any type of outfit look polished. They can be worn with everything from business wear (particularly a pants or skirt suit) to jeans and a nice pair of boots. Small hoop earrings are usually measured in millimeters – 2 to 3mm is the standard, and come in many different types of metals, including sterling silver and 10K gold. Feel free to wear other jewelry with them – even if the metals are different – or match them accordingly.

Large Hoop Earrings
Larger hoop earrings make more of a statement. You are more likely to see these decorated with gemstones, have an open metal work design, or have an embossed or “cut” pattern on them. Their larger size makes it easier to design intricate patterns around and on them. These earrings are measured in inches, and the size refers to the diameter. For example, you may see them sold in 1.25 or 1.5 inch sizes. You can wear this type of jewelry with the same outfits and on the same occasions as small hoop earrings, however, they will call a little more attention to themselves – and you, of course!

Hoop Earrings with Precious Gemstones
Some hoop earrings – usually the larger ones – have larger gemstones embedded in them. You’ll often find them in a mix of diamonds and a colored stone, arranged in a pattern. If you happen to find a matching necklace, bracelet or ring, you can wear them as a set for maximum impact, as long as you keep in mind that these should be worn for special occasions, otherwise people might just get used to seeing you in them, and that would detract from the attention you’ll get for wearing them!
As you can see, hoop earrings are indeed a universal type of jewelry. Thanks to their many different styles, you might put on a pair for date night, for work, or for a wedding or other black-tie event. There is nothing you can’t wear a pair of them to!

A good quality watch needs to be well taken care of. This is why watch winders and watch cases are so important. You wouldn’t store your Mercedes in a cave, would you? Of course not – a car like that deserves to be in a garage, protected from the elements when it’s not in use. The same is true for watches. A designer watch needs to be stored in a watch winder or a watch case, not in a drawer or cardboard box; it should be kept in a Volta case.

About Volta
Volta put their 125-plus years of experience to work in every watch case and watch winder that they design. The company “was created for the everyday watch enthusiast, by an everyday watch enthusiast.” This means that they pair sophistication with practicality, and help you keep your watches in excellent condition.

Volta Watch Winders
A watch winder is like a case, only better, because the winders help your automatic (also known as self-winding) watches keep proper time when you aren’t wearing them. These particular models of watches wind themselves as you wear them – the motions that you make with your arms while you walk, talk or type keep the watch wound. A winder copies theses motions due to the tiny motors embedded in them.
Volta watch winders come in many different sizes and styles. Some only hold one or two watches, making them easy to take with you when traveling, while others hold a whopping 32 and come complete with a floor stand. These winders are for the real enthusiasts!

Volta Watch Cases
Even if you don’t have an automatic watch, you can still store it in style. Volta watch cases have your choice of wood or carbon fiber exteriors paired with leather interiors, making them easy to match to your bedroom d├ęcor. Pairings include black carbon fiber and black leather, which provides a sleek, sophisticated look; ebony wood with black leather for a classic appearance; and lighter ebony wood with cream leather for a feminine vibe. Like the watch winders, the cases comes in different sizes, most commonly for 6, 8 or 10 watches. 

Volta watch winders and watch cases are designed with you – the watch enthusiast in mind. Stop storing your watch in an undeserving location. Instead, place it in a case of winder designed by Volta. You won’t regret it! 24diamonds.com is an authorized dealer of Volta cases & winders!

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