Modern Jewelry Design

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Modern Jewelry is all jewelry that has a modern or contemporary look to it. The advent of plastics and Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and the arrival of improved quality artificial gemstones influence this jewelry. Modern jewelry is mainly presented at exhibitions, and one of the best-known events is the Goldsmiths' Review held for 20 years in Legnica. A growing trend in this jewelry is "theme" bracelets. With the desire to create something new and original, this jewelry is suitable to fulfill these kinds of wishes.

Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of the first important American jewelry designers, introduced the art nouveau style in the United States. This lavish spending attracted both designers and jewelers to Hollywood. Michael Dawkins is one of the hottest luxury jewelry designers on the scene today. Images Jewelers is one of the mid west's leading jewelry designers and manufacturers. Local designers also display and sell classic and modern jewelry pieces.

There are many different ways to approach contemporary jewelry designing. At Vuja De Designs they blend the age-old craft of metalworking with the art of this design. Chaya Wiesel Art Studio designs original, modern Judaica and exceptional, contemporary jewelry, hand-made with silver and gold. Anna Curran crafts simple, classical gemstone designs. Designer John Kennedy's Cylettes are an innovation in design.

Art Deco was extremely popular during the Roaring Twenties and continues to influence modern jewelry styles. Marcasite was made popular in Victorian times and remains popular today adding an Old World quality to modern jewelry. Amethysts were popular in the parures (matching sets) of the 1820's. In the 1890's charms had evolved into a fashion statement and a popular keepsake. Art Deco was a popular international trend that surfaced between 1910 and 1935. It wasn't until the 1980 are when Cubic Zirconia became popular with jewelers.

Art Nouveau antique jewelry is very popular with collectors today. Tiffany Jewelry is regarded as one of the most popular styles of contemporary jewelry. Platinum has become a very popular choice for jewelry, displacing significant gold demand. Sea glass is also a popular jewelry component these days. Versatile and colorful, resins are becoming increasingly popular among modern day jewelry artists. Black pearls are quite popular in jewelry making as well. The anklet has become so popular it has become a modern classic.

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De Beer's Diamond Monopoly On The Whole World And How It Ended

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The diamond industry model of the 21st century should be considered as different from the diamond industry model of the 20th century. This is because there was a single company that monopolized the entire diamond industry.

Throughout the 20th century the diamond industry was monopolized by De Beer, whom some have considered used many underhand methods to achieve and sustain this monopoly on the diamond industry.

It has been suggested that the company used several tactics to take control of the market, for example, they would purchase stockpiles of diamonds that came from other competitors and then manipulated the prices through the aged old supply and demand.

Another underhand methods used was to flood the market with similar products of producers who refuse to join his monopoly.

At the time the family of companies was employing around 20.000 employers on five continents at different places around the world.

The family of companies were involved in all aspects of the diamond industry, from mining of the diamonds, to selling rough diamonds, to distribution and production and also the marketing and the making of jewelry.

The De Beer Family is credited as selling around 40% of the world's rough diamonds, which came from their own mines or through their joint ventures with various governments.

It might be worth noting here for those who might not know, that it is not the name of a person, but it is the name of the company that was founded by Cecil Rhodes back in 1888 and which was funded by Lord Nathan Rothschild of the Rothschild family.

Cecil Rhodes started a company back in 1871 during the gold rush days selling water pumps to miners. This took place in South Africa where the largest diamond of 83.5 carats was found in Kimberly.

Using the profits from this operation he wisely invested in buying up claims from small diamond miners and in another bold move.

He secured further funds from Rothschild for a massive expansion and De Beer was created in 1888 with the merger of Cecil Rhodes and Barney Banarto, who subsequently became the owners of all the mining production in South Africa.

Cecil Rhodes was afraid that one day someone will find another diamond mine and that is just what happened, enter the Cullinan mine, which was discovered in 1902 and was to De Beer's major competitor and subsequently the cause of the end of De Beer monopoly.

The owner of the mine refused an invitation to join the monopoly opting instead to do business with the Bernard and Ernest Oppenheimer, which delivered another blow to De Beer's cartel.

The Cullinan mine was so successful that they are credited with finding the second largest diamond ever found, The Cullinan Diamond and their production soon matched that of De Beers.

However, business being the way that it is De Beer soon obtain ownership of The Cullinan mining industry sometime during the 1st world war.

In 1902 after the death of Cecil Rhodes the De Beer company had been controlling over 90% of the diamond production of the world.

In 2000 a number of diamond producers in places like Australia, Canada and Russia decided that they had enough of De Beer and would be seeking to distribute their diamonds outside of the De Beer cartel. It was this single act the saw the end of the De Beer monopoly.

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The Young Tradition – So Cheerfully Round/Galleries Plus Chicken On A Raft Ep

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Digitally remastered two CD set containing all three albums that the British Folk group released on the Transatlantic label plus their 1968 EP Chicken on a Raft. Beat Goes On.



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Create a Honeymoon Registry

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One of the latest wedding trends is registering for the honeymoon. This is similar to registering for toasters, dishes, and other household items at a local department store. This practice has been common for some time and has made it easy to give a gift that the couple needs and will be able to use. Honeymoon registries began in the 1990s and work in much the same way.

Couples select the destination for their honeymoon and make a list of different things they want to do on their honeymoon. Specific items and fun activities are listed with a price tag for each item. Popular choices include items such as hotel nights, romantic meals, and massages or other spa treatments, and snorkeling trips. Guests can browse these lists and select what they would like to purchase for the bride and groom. They are actually buying portions of your honeymoon.

Honeymoon registries can be good for both the engaged couple and gift givers. Many couples do not have a need for lots of household items and are excited about planning their honeymoon instead. Friends and family are often happy to purchase a gift that will hold special memories for the newly married couple.

Most honeymoon registries are online websites. Wedding guests view the registry online, choose the gift they wish to purchase, and pay with their credit card. The registry company will then notify the couple that a gift has been purchased or mail the gift-givers certificates they can present to the couple. The company also keeps track of gifts received, making it easy to send "Thank You" cards afterwards. Sales tax is not added to purchases, but each company does charge a fee ranging from 3% – 10%.

Some honeymoon registries help the couple to book their travel arrangements. Others simply run the registry, mailing a check to the bride and groom, who will then make their own travel plans. Many of registries allow the couple to create their personal wedding website, which may include a personal message to guests, information like how they met, the details of the wedding, information about the wedding party, photos of the couple, and directions to the wedding and reception.

There are a variety of honeymoon registries. Make sure you select the best one by browsing at least three different companies, keeping the following criteria in mind:

1. Does it look like a quality website?

2. Is the site easy to navigate?

3. Will you be able to arrange your own travel?

4. What are the fees?

5. Is the registry a member of the Better Business Bureau?

6. Are the sample registries appealing to you?

A honeymoon registry is an alternative to consider as couple register for wedding gifts. It is one way for a couple to afford the honeymoon of their dreams.

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Homily For Couples At Their Wedding

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November 17, 1971

Number-One Daughter married her love last week by candle light in a little country church. Snow fell softly to frost the pines while an old pump-organ played bitter-sweet music.

Is it possible that my little princess has toddled from the cradle to a husband so quickly? Why, I hardly blinked an eye.

But it is so because it was my voice that answered, "Her mother and I" when The Reverend James Watt asked, "Who gives this woman in marriage?"

Suddenly I realized that I hadn't yet told Christy all I felt I knew about the joys and responsibilities of marriage. Oh, if I only had one more day!

Then I heard Skipper Jim saying the last few things I wished I had said. It was kind, of old-fashioned and stressed the duties of marriage. He called it his "homily", and it was so full of meaning that Christy asked for a copy to save and re-read. Good idea.

Skipper said I could give you a copy, too. Here it is:

We are gathered here to join you, Jim and Chris, in holy marriage. I hope you feel the solemnity of the moment, as well as the joy and gaiety of it.

The late Peter Marshall said: "Marriage is not a federation of two sovereign states. It is a union – domestic, social, spiritual, physical. It is a fusion of two hearts, the union of two lives, the coming together of two tributaries , which, after being joined in marriage, will flow in the same channel in the same direction … carrying the same burdens of responsibility and obligation. "

When you cast your lives together in this union, you become particular instruments of God's love. You may honorably share with Him in the mystery and miracle of creation. Your children, born in His image, will work, play, love and worship – like you, according to your example. So your marriage is sacred in a very special way.

"Joined" is a strong word. You will be two no longer, but one. You will see your oneness in a new frame of mind, in redirected interests, and later, hopefully, in the faces of your children. You will hear someone say, "She has her mother's eyes" or "He has his father's height."

But being "one" sometimes turns into a struggle of individuals to decide which one! It should be a blending of the best in each: the best talents, best tolerance, the most all-cherishing and freely-expressed love. We can all help this blending, by recognizing the best that's in each.

In a moment you will be taking the most solemn vow that you have taken in your whole life. There is no way to be almost true. So any vow that is kept, is kept unviolated. It cannot be smudged even a little. To have the faithful, undivided love of a good husband or a good wife is to be rich, no matter what the bank statement may say.

No one is perfect, and you will fail each other in many ways. You will forgive and be forgiven. But willfully or irresponsibly failing each other is breaking faith.

Husbands and wives can be unfaithful in many ways: by nagging or belittling; by listening to gossip about the other; by withholding the self – failing to confide, to listen or to share.

A strange mystery is that these tender marriage-bonds can be the strongest bonds on earth. Yet they are most easily broken by interference. "Let no one put asunder" is an admonition for neighbors, friends, associates and even parents.

The wedding ring is an outward and visible symbol of an inward and spiritual bond. It is only a symbol, of course. Without inward and spiritual fidelity, all symbols are meaningless. The flag is just a piece of cloth; the cross is no more than a bit of wood or metal; the wedding ring, by itself, is merely a piece of jewelry.

But worn with sturdy, unqualified loyalty, and with love, the wedding ring may be the strongest thing of its size in the world. Our civilization, built on the family, would fall apart except for the bond that unites two hearts in endless love.

As you establish your home, if you seek in prayer the benediction of God in love, in patience, and in wisdom – then you will have begun a successful marriage.

When, as the years roll by, you learn to express appreciation of one another's virtues and to overlook one another's shortcomings and weaknesses; when you, the wife, cheerfully make the most of your opportunity to be a helpmate indeed; when you, the husband, constantly show that you love the wife as yourself and encourage her in her special interests; when together you guide and nurture your children in the Christian faith and regard them as a gift of and trust from the Lord – then indeed, have you gone a long way in the development of a successful marriage.

When through many years you have shared one another's struggles and victories, sorrows and rejoicings; when you have become to one another ever more indispensable; when contentment and peace is at its height when you are together, whether in the home, in church, or in any other situation; when different points of view are accepted as normal and no longer ruffle; when the best in the years that lie ahead is looked for in being together and sharing the hope of continued fellowship in the life beyond – then in the deepest sense yours has been a successful marriage.

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Online Gift Registry Services Are In!

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We live in a world where less and less people have time to wander around shops to choose or scan items for their gift registry and where one shop may not have everything that they desire. There just is not enough time to do it all, with busy work schedules, children's activities to tend to, or other activities that take us anywhere, except near a store. When you are struggling to find time to cook a meal at home, where will you find the time for shopping?

Preparing for big parties and social events is time consuming. Therefore, time is valuable, and what better way to save, than to sign up with an online gift registry. Such a service has lots of benefits, including:

– You can register gifts whenever it is convenient for you – any time of day or night.
– You can look for gifts wherever you are – even during your lunch break at work.
– You will not only save time, but also money as you don't have to drive to various stores.
– Whenever you check your list, you can add or remove gift items.
– Your list items can come from any online merchant, regardless if his / her company is located in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, New York or Brussels.
– Online gift registries are not limited to actual items. Shoppers can also buy gift cards or donate cash. That money can be paid out, or put towards more expensive presents.
– Party invitees who are living out of town, or abroad can also check your registry list. Even if they are unable to attend, they can still surprise you with a stylish metal wine rack, an embellished umbrella stand, or that convertible baby crib that would match the other furniture in the nursery so well.

Online gift registry companies can be used for more than just weddings, why not get what you really want and really need for birthdays, baby showers, housewarming parties, or any other exciting occasion. They are so versatile that once you have used them, you will never want to go back to traditional registries.

Online gift registries are great because they do not limit you in your gift choices the way traditional store registries do. Although some shops have catalogs to extend their merchandise selection, they still fall short compared to online registry businesses that let you pick whatever you want from any online cyber merchant from around the globe. Regardless if you want a blanket from Scotland, a round side table with curved legs from Peru, or a box of 'Bonacchi, Chianti Classico' wine from Italy, anything goes in the online realm.

Convenience is not only important to you, but also to your party guests. Many people today do not have the luxury of time, and having to drive downtown to check out one or more gift registries may be rather problematic. By registering online, you can easily eliminate that inconvenience for your guests.

The purpose of gift registries is to obtain what you need. Your friends and family may not know your style, nor your likes and dislikes; they may also not visit enough to see what you can use around the house. By registering, you are taking the guesswork out of gift giving, making life for your gift givers much easier and drastically increasing your chances of receiving presents that are actually useful.

Therefore, register online and update your list frequently! The more choices you offer, the more you will receive! Take my word for it!

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Creativity On Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius

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Do moments of inspiration have to be few and far between―or can you develop the ability to access your deepest creativity at any time? Michael Gelb has discovered the missing key that allows genius to flourish: an open, reliable connection to the vital life energy we all possess. “The practices for accessing energy have been developed for thousands of years in yoga, martial arts, and Chinese medicine,” Gelb says. “I’ve asked today’s greatest living masters of these arts to contribute their most effective practices for cultivating creative energy―in a way that the average person can do in 20 minutes or less.”

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Gift Certificates at Your Charity Auction

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Gift certificates are a very common item sold at a charity auction. Businesses who donate them see the benefit of marketing their company and get customers in the door. There are many ways to sell the certificates at your charity auction and it is very possible to sell them for more than the face value of the certificate.

When gift certificates are placed into the silent auction, they tend to be sold at or below face value. Many guests look for "deals" in the silent auction items. If they see a certificate going below value they will bid at least until it reaches the actual value. It has such a definite value that is just makes sense. Many gift certificates sell for 60-70% of their actual value. Sometimes even in the live auction, it can be difficult to exceed the face value.

So, how can you get the most out of those gift certificates? Here are some ideas to get you started.

You may try putting similar certificates together. For example, if you have several gift cards for gasoline, sell them together as one item. It will be easier to get at least face value if there is only one item of that type to bid on. Or, if you have more than one certificate for the same business, try selling the first one for at least face value and then asking the winning bidder if they would like the rest for the same amount each. A group of restaurant gift cards can be grouped together and labeled.

There are also packages that can be created with several different types of gift certificates. A "Night on the Town" package might include a movie, dinner, and ice cream certificate. A "Pamper Yourself" package might include a hair cut, nail salon, and massage. There are so many different creative ways to package these. Bidders may be less interested in one of the certificates in the package but when they are sold together, they will still want the whole package.

Professional benefit auctioneers have many fun ways to sell gift certificates. Be sure to ask your auctioneer what he recommends.

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