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One of our featured eco-elements, the tagua nut is becoming more popular as designer's seek to redefine luxury and preciousness.   

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Designer Jewelry -

What is Designer Jewelry? We hear that designer jewelry brands are prestigious and sought after.  We read and see promotions and ads that inform us of the many brands and stores selling "designer jewelry."  When we look deeper though, some of those so-called designer brands are predominantly manufacturing the same-looking commercial jewelry one sees everywhere.  At first look, this shouldn't be a big deal. After all, aren't all jewelry designs made by designers?  Some person (or persons) had to design a piece of jewelry in order to be produced.  However, there is a real, tangible reason to appreciate Designer Jewelry as...

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ethics in giving, Gift Giving, Gifts, Giving, Holiday Giving, Holidays, Meaning, meaningful gifts -

Now that we bought all the goodies for ourselves during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I feel it is time to discuss meaningful giving for the holidays. First, I know it is hard. Some people are just really hard to shop for.

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bespoke gifts, bespoke holidays, custom gifts, holiday buying, holiday gift guide, holiday shopping, production time, special gift guide, special gifts -

So even before we can enjoy Thanksgiving with our family and friends, the holiday shopping frenzy is being promoted with fervor.  For some, it may feel as if the commercial frenzy starts earlier and earlier each year and it does not please you. 

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buyer's guide, ethical jewelry, ethical practices, ethics, meaningful jewelry, quality crafter, quality designers, Quality Features, Quality Jewelry, social responsibility -

Are you in the market to purchase a piece of fine jewelry with gems either for yourself or for that special someone?  Aside from the considerations of: design or look; gems of choice; and type of jewelry (Engagement Ring, Necklace, Pendant, Earrings, etc.), the quality of the craftsmanship should also be looked at carefully.  Some buyers prioritize on gem size and quality.  For those who do, I encourage you to review this article just so that you can understand some elements that will surround your gem of choice.  Some buyers prioritize the look of the jewelry: how blingy; how dainty;...

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