If you are planning to be married and you are a man you had better do your research on diamonds before choosing one for your bride to be. These days there is a large diversity of cuts and numerous styles from which to choose and one must be well versed in not only cut, carats, color and clarity but you also need to know about settings and be aware of some of the newer custom cuts available.
Still the favorite after nearly 400 years is the round brilliant which was one of the first types of cuts created. These days these diamonds are cut using computerized mathematical calculations to give the diamond the greatest possible brilliance and fire for that particular stone. The result is a gem that the early gem cutters would have never been able to create.
Many brides to be are not satisfied with a common cut stone and want something that is more rare. Even so, one can find something that is not so common among some of the other traditional cuts such as heart shaped, ovals, emerald cuts, and pear shapes. Another type that has become very popular is the square princess cut. I personally like the look of this diamond myself.
If money is not an issue you may want to consider one of the patented cuts such as the Lucida from Tiffany or the oval Ahoka diamond which requires a raw stone of over three carats just to be able to make the cut.
Some other popular patented cut diamonds include the Eternal cut from Asprey and Garrard as well as the square cut Elara which features rounded corners and the Asscher which is also square but has rounded facets that make the stone very complex and unusual.
The carat weight of a diamond causes the price to increase dramatically and is a much greater increase than relative to the size comparisons. Because a solid one carat diamond is more rare than ten 10 point diamonds would be it will be far more expensive as will be a two carat in relation to the one carat stone. Of course the weight is just one consideration, but all other things being equal a larger stone will cost a great deal more.
Gemologists also enhance diamond rings by adding small emerald shaped diamonds known as baguettes which are placed on the side of the main stone. Another method is to use triangular shaped diamonds known as trillions which also enhance the beauty of the main stone.
The body jewelry market has exploded in popularity due to the continuing increase in people getting body piercing. Although tattoo shops are often a great source for finding body jewelry as well as getting pierced they tend to be more expensive. This is the reason that starting your own business selling body jewelry can be so lucrative.
As a professional internet marketer of numerous products I tend to use the internet to find wholesale body jewelry suppliers since there is a vast selection to choose from and since there are so many of them they have to be competitive with their pricing. These body adornment accessories come in a wide array of materials as well as many different sizes and colors.
If you put your computer to good use and surf the internet for suppliers you will be able to find a large number of wholesale body jewelry suppliers to choose from. Most of these online merchants will bring in new products monthly and will even send you a free catalogue that shows every item they have for sell if they don't have every item listed on their website. Once you have found several it is time to put on your investigative hat and dig a little deeper.
These online wholesalers will usually have a pricelist available online as well but some of them may require you to register for a secured account with a password so that the general public cannot see the prices of their jewelry.
Some of the things you will want to know up front when you are looking for a wholesaler are prices and at what quantities the price breaks occur, shipping costs, return policies and guarantees. If a product isn't as it was represented then you should have the right to return it for free. If the material a piece of body jewelry is made from is fragile it could get damaged in shipping so you should be able to return the item. Also, don't just go by price, you want to sell quality products. You do not want to get a bad reputation for selling junk.
One material you will want to avoid is silver. Silver contains toxins and it corrodes when it comes in contact with sulfur and other things that are in the human body. You also want to avoid selling plated body jewelry because it will just fade and chip which can also lead to infection in the area of the body that is pierced.
Lastly, you should always remember that even though you are buying the products at wholesale you should never choose price over quality. It will be of no use to you or your customer if it cannot be worn.
If you want to make a change in your look as far as fashion goes you may think of changing your wardrobe first but that isn't the only way to accomplish the feat. New clothes are a fantastic way to change your look but clothes are not everything. Your overall look also includes things like fashion accessories and jewelry. For a quick and relatively affordable way to update your look you may want to consider jewelry.
The internet can easily be used to keep yourself up to date on the latest trends in fashion jewelry. The internet has a virtually unlimited amount of online fashion sites. A large number of these sites also offer free tips in addition to offering the latest trends for jewelry and other accessories.
You can also keep up with the newest trends in jewelry fashion by purchasing fashion magazines in print. Even with the availability of the internet many people still prefer to buy and read the print magazines. I don't know why it takes some people a long time to catch on to the internet but many people still prefer to read the regular print version of fashion magazines. To me the only big difference between the print version and the online versions is the number of advertisements you have in the printed ones.
Shopping can also help you to become more familiar with the choices of jewelry that are available on the market now. Not only is window shopping a fun thing to do but it can also help you see what is currently available and in style. You will see many of the latest sets displayed in the windows of your favorite stores. You know as well as I do that this is one the best ways to view the latest jewelry releases and they look really beautiful in the displays.
Moving on to the internet, this is another way to investigate and explore what is available. You can cover a lot more ground without ever leaving your home by "window shopping" online. In addition to regular brick and mortar stores that have an online presence you can also find online jewelers who only exist online and may be able to offer you much better pricing due to much lower overhead. Usually you will find the most popular and hottest jewelry items on the front page of the website. This makes it really easy to stay up to date on the latest trends in fashion jewelry.
You can now see that there are a great deal of options available to you to stay up to date with the latest trends in fashion. With the internet in addition to the other traditional methods available you can stay up on the most up to date fashion jewelry research.