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Vintage Bridal Earrings For Your Wedding

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You have picked the perfect wedding dress, the perfect wedding shoes, and the perfect wedding hairstyle and makeup. Now, you have to figure out what earrings to wear for the big day when you walk down the aisle. For a lot of women, their wedding day is the most important day in their lives. Therefore, choosing the right jewelry to compliment your dress is a pivotal choice. If you are not sure what to get, vintage bridal earrings are a safe bet.

However, it is more than a safe option – it has its own unique appeal that makes quite a statement. Whether you are a fan of vintage jewelry, you will appreciate its beauty and style impact once you see your wedding photos.

Why Choose Vintage Jewelry for Your Wedding

There are currently a wide range of jewelry designs and trends available to choose from. For brides, it can be overwhelming to narrow down your options among this extensive list of jewelry styles. When you are not sure what to get, you can stick with vintage jewelry options. 

Why would you want to choose this style for your big day? Here are some of the reasons why you need to consider vintage jewelry. 

  • It is unique. Vintage jewelry has a unique style that makes them stand out. Unlike today wherein most jewelry pieces are mass manufactured, these jewelry pieces were made in smaller batches. This makes every piece unique and valuable. If you want to incorporate these rare details to your wedding, you can’t go wrong with vintage jewelry.
  • It is special. Whether you buy vintage jewelry or it was gifted to you, there is something special about these old pieces. You do not need to have an old soul in order to appreciate the value of these lifelong treasures. However, it does give more meaning to your already special day.
  • It tells a story. Vintage jewelry pieces have been around for decades, if not centuries. It has been passed down from one generation to another. If you are wearing vintage jewelry that was gifted by your mother or grandmother, these items have their own provenance and it can hold a fascinating story that is shared within the family. 
  • It is good for the environment. If you are eco-conscious and you want to reduce environmental impact, choosing vintage jewelry is a great way to showcase that. Instead of buying something new, re-using old and vintage items can reflect on your personal ethics and have less impact on the environment. 
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The Appeal of Vintage Bridal Earrings

Now that the benefits of choosing vintage jewelry have been established, it is important to look specifically into the aesthetic value of vintage bridal earrings. If you are a fan of vintage styles, then it should not be hard to convince you of the aesthetic appeal of wearing vintage earrings. 

One of the things that make vintage earrings appealing is the level of detail in every piece. Vintage styles are known for their elaborate details and excellent craftsmanship. These pieces are made with the finest quality materials that are long lasting and durable. Hence, they can last for many decades and are handed down from generation to generation. 

It is also a beautiful throwback to pay homage to the golden eras of the 1940s to the 1970s and beyond. From the glamour and structure of the art deco style, to the elegance of the 1950s, and exquisite showcase of precious gemstones, there are several styles for you to choose from. 

Unlike current trends in the jewelry industry that might come and go, vintage styles have been around for many years. It has endured the test of time and will never go out of trend. Therefore, it is the best choice for brides on their big day, especially those who are looking for those brides with a vintage soul and an eye for timeless styles. 

Buying Vintage Bridal Earrings

Some brides are gifted with vintage earrings from their mothers or grandmothers (which they wore to their own wedding). But if you were not gifted with one, you can always shop for vintage bridal earrings that you can wear on your wedding day. There are several jewelry stores (local or online) that sell vintage earrings that you can wear as you walk down the aisle.

There are a few things you need to know to get the perfect pair of earrings for your big day. 

First off, you need to find the best place to buy vintage jewelry online. This is an important first step because there are many online shops that claim to specialize in vintage jewelry. However, there are a few markers that would indicate if a jewelry item is authentic or not. These markers could vary from one vintage brand to another. Therefore, you need to research beforehand if you are looking for a specific brand. 

It is also recommended that you shop only from reputable jewelers. Check the jeweler’s reputation before you buy from them. For example, you need to know how many years they have been in business and what their clients have to say about their jewelry pieces. 

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The next step is to choose your ideal style. Vintage earrings come in a variety of style options depending on which era they are from. For example, you have to choose between stud, drop, dangle, or chandelier earrings styles. You can also find Art Deco styles if you want something unique. Meanwhile, there are those that depict elegant minimalism. 

You can determine your own style and what you want to portray as part of your wedding look. You can even use your wedding dress as an inspiration for determining which style of vintage bridal earrings would complete your look. 

If you have fallen in love with the iconic style of vintage jewelry, then you can channel that love for timeless and classic designs by wearing vintage pieces on your wedding day. With the right vintage earrings, you can take your wedding look to the next level, especially since all eyes will be fixated on you! 

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Chariot Necklace

I brought this purple and pink beaded necklace to Patrick, a geologist working at Jareds jewelry store for identification, and for a moment, I thought I had struck gold! 

“ I can’t believe you found a necklace with an entire strand of the chariot

Cherry what? I had never heard of the gemstone, let alone knew what it was. He began explaining. “Tammy, this is a very rare gemstone. It is found in one river in Siberia.” “It is relatively newly discovered.” He repeated it…” only one river in the entire world has this gemstone.”

Patrick was mesmerized looking at this stone. Chariote is purple with lilac and violet swirls. It is so perfect, that it’s hard to believe that it could be natural from the earth. When you wear it, it will be noticed immediately.

Chariote was discovered in Siberia in 1948 in the Chara River. In 1977 it became scientifically identified.

It’s the purple strand at the center of this featured necklace. 

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He rattled off the gemstones. “You have a necklace with strands of Crazy Lace Agate, Pink Pearl, and Chariote. 

In spite of its rarity, its relatively inexpensive, especially since it can only be found in Eastern Russia. Not many people are traveling to Siberia to find it!

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The Chara river means the river of “charm”. Perhaps that explains why this gemstone is known as a stone of enchantment. Maybe that is why Patrick, a geologist was in awe studying it.

It is known as a transformative stone. Transform sickness to health, poverty to wealth, and improve self-esteem, when wearing this stone. When you are in the process of change, or just need a change, Choirite is the gemstone to wear.

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Hanukah: The little things matter

Tammy Pinkerton

Hanukah is a minor holiday, but offers major lessons in survival.

This  small, itty bitty holiday, teaches huge lessons in survival, during turbulent times. When people of all religions are locked in our homes, due to a global pandemic, that has attacked worldwide, the story of Hanukah can help.

Historically, December is a time period when many experience depression and anxiety. 

It’s cold, the holiday  season is here, and we remember friends and family who have disappeared.  While our world has been fragmented for a long time, this year, it’s worse.

Businesses have shut down. Many are hungry and cold. Numerous isolated from family and friends. Some afraid death will knock on another’s door. We are a world living in fear.

As long as I can remember, Hanukah a small, minor holiday, celebrated with a menorah, compared to Christmas, a big, major holiday, observed with a huge tree, has seemed insignificant. 

The story of Hanukah is seemingly meaningless, compared to the birth of the savior of the world. An account about an oil lamp staying lit for eight days instead of one, is seemingly ho hum. 

Or is it?

The menorah stayed lit for 8 days instead of 1. A minority defeated a majority in war. All the cards were stacked against the few, and yet they beat the many. The lights were supposed to dimmer out, but they stayed on.

We believed we had enough oil to last one day, but we lasted eight. We received more than expected. Lighting a candelabra each day reminds us of that miracle.

Did it really matter that we were given extra light?  Ask the people who have been living in America  this year with power outages, what they think about extra light. Then ask the people who can’t afford to pay the electric bill.

Retailers hardly get excited about the eight days of Hanukah to boost the bottom line. The majority of Jews are not rushing into the shopping mall purchasing the newest gadget. This year nobody is rushing anywhere. We are engaged silently in a war, against a silent virus calamity that has struck world wide.  The virus is major. It has darkened the world. We the people are minor sources of light, barely flickering to stay on.

We need extra light. Each day that we light the menorah, reminds us that it is extra light, that keeps us alive, and helps us survive.

God granted us extra light, because the oil held in the container had been properly sealed. It wasn’t contaminated with dirt and grime. It didn’t leak. We protected what we had.  We weren’t wasteful, and valued our resources. The lessons learned during Hanukah, can help us survive, coupled with a miracle from God.

Yes, the story of Hanukah, is about the miracle of extra light, gained through protecting resources, and a miracle from God, in a battle when a few beat the many in war.

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Murano Glass Jewelry

Murano glass is some of the finest glass produced in the world. Crafted in Italy, Murano glass is known for cream of the crop, hand blown glass. It can be found in many jewelry pieces. You can discover Murano glass in earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

The Murano glass making began in the late 1800’s, in Venice Italy, and continues to this day. It is hand blown, and often has a signature identifying it. Don’t be fooled. Not all Murano glass is signed. Some of the older pieces have not been signed.

Murano glass will say that it was made in Venice, or made in Italy. It won’t say made in Murano. If you see a piece that says made in Murano, you are looking at a counterfeit.

Sometimes nothing will be written on the piece, particularly in older glass pieces.

One way to identify Murano glass is by noting that it is always hand blown. You won’t find seams. You will often find specks of gold flakes in Murano Glass. Look for bubbles and irregularities. If it’s too perfect, it’s probably a counterfeit, or mass produced.

Murano glass can run into thousands of dollars. Look for bargains at estate sales, and vintage stores.

Murano glass jewelry is a high quality treasure that can be passed down from one generation to the next.

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Hypnotherapy


We don’t know what we don’t know. How do we get access to what it is we do know, but lies in our unconscious brains, and so we don’t know, what it is we could know? We can get there through the power of hypnosis.
Hypnosis. What is that? Is that where you make me bark like a dog, up on stage?Hypnosis is not that, and nobody can make you do anything that you don’t want to do. That is stage hypnosis, and we will leave the clucking chickens and barking dogs, to the comedians, and stage hypnotists.
Everybody has experienced hypnosis, at some point in time. Have you ever driven a car, and arrived at the destination, but can’t remember making the drive, for a significant period of the time you spent driving?

Of course you have, and when you did, you were undergoing a form of hypnosis. You were in a daze. You were aware, and unaware, simultaneously.
Hypnosis is a state of mind in which you are very relaxed. You are not so relaxed that you fall asleep, but you are relaxed enough to be receptive to new information. When you’re relaxed, the mind is able to access information that you know. You are able to tell yourself what you need to know.
You gain the ability to reach into new levels of awareness. You can do it quicker, then traditional psychotherapy, where words are the primary method of accessing information.
Hypnotherapy is a method of accessing information, at the unconscious level, and processing that information, into goals, and delivering messages that you need to know, to move closer to light, and further from darkness. You are not in the ego state of mind where you are analyzing the information, you are just accepting it into your unconscious brain.
Self -hypnosis can be taught, and self delivered. It is possible to write your own hypnotic scripts specific to you and your needs. You can tell yourself these scripts before sleep, or during a specific time during the day, and reprogram your own brain.
Hypnotherapy can be effective in managing anxiety and depression. The deep meditative and relaxed state, calms, and can reach the source of what you need to know to manage through. The ability to place yourself in your own meditative and hypnotic state can be learned, and self delivered.

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Marcasite Jewelry

Marcasite has been used in jewelry as early as the 1700’s as a substitute for diamonds. Marcasite waned in popularity in the late 1800’s, but a resurgence of marcasite happened in the 1920’s. In the 1920’s and 30’s, women could add glitz and glitter to their life through the shimmering of marcasite, at a lower cost than buying diamonds. Today marcasite jewelry has become highly collectible, and much more difficult to find, and is quickly escalating in price due to popularity and scarcity. The stone known as marcasite is actually pyrite. There is a mineral named marcasite but it is not suitable for jewelry. The sulfite, pyrite is cut into small faceted pieces, and marcasite is created. The light reflecting off the facets, create a sparkle. Marcasite is always placed in silver jewelry. You can find it in bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings. Marcasite is quickly escalating in price and demand.

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Vermeil Jewelry

What is Vermeil? Vermeil is a layer of gold that is placed over sterling silver jewelry. Unlike Gold plating, vermeil is only placed over silver.

Gold plating is placed over other metals, which some people might have an allergic reaction to. Vermeil can be an excellent opportunity to purchase jewelry that is gold, without incurring the high cost of gold.

Usually jewelry that is vermeil is using 18K or 24K gold placed over sterling. Vermeil Jewelry looks like real gold, but does cost less than real gold, and it will cost more than gold plated jewelry, because the gold is higher quality, and the base metal is sterling silver.

When you see the sterling silver markings on jewelry that looks like gold, you are probably looking at Vermeil Jewelry.

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Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is a beautiful blue stone, dating back to ancient days. The Egyptians wore it to tap into spiritual wisdom, and you can too. Lapis, a birthstone for December, is a stone designed to help you hone into the third eye, to increase spiritual awareness and understand truth. The gold pyrite often found in Lapis, is called fools gold and is a sign of good luck. When you need a bit of both, Lapis Lazuli, is the gemstone to hold close to you. Usually oval shaped, lapis is frequently found in rings and necklaces. Afghanistan is the place that lapis is often found. Lapis Gemstones with a purple tint are the rarest Lapis stones of them all. Lapis in ancient days was considered a source for healing sick people. The gold pyrite was often crushed and consumed as food. I don’t suggest you eat the lapis, but if you need a bit of good luck, and some inner wisdom, Lapis is the stone to wear.

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Nolan Miller

In the 1980’s, Dynasty was a hit tv show that captured the life of luxury, that many aspired for themselves. Nolan Miller, fashion designer of costume jewelry created the jewelry worn on the tv series. Mr. Miller was able to take ordinary jewelry, and make it look extraordinary, and expanded the reach of glamour for the masses. Nolan Miller passed in 2012, and his designs are highly collectible, and quickly escalating in value. Pins and brooches are glittered with rhinestones and signed by Nolan Miller. This is one designer whose designs are increasing quickly.

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Tigers Eye

Whether you have a large Tigers eye gemstone, or a small Tigers Eye Gemstone, the stone has been a symbol of courage for thousands of years. The Tigers Eye is known as the evil eye. Maybe it’s the colors of browns mixed with yellows at the center that has led this gemstone to be called the Evil Eye. I don’t know. Legend has it that when you need protection from evil forces, or courage to get through, this is the gemstone to wear. Keep it close and be brave! 

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Sterling Silver Jewelry

Silver jewelry can dress up any outfit, and can be worn day or night as a fashion accessory. Sterling silver and silver marked 925 means that the silver is 92.5 % silver mixed with other metals usually copper. Silver plate will tarnish, but sterling silver will not. Silver is usually marked but sometimes artisans will use sterling silver and it won’t be marked. How can you tell if it is real sterling silver if it doesn’t have a marking? A method that will allow you to test silver easily at home is to use the magnet test. If you take a magnet, and the magnet is drawn to the “silver”, it’s not real silver, it’s another metal, probably copper. If you use the magnet, and the magnet does not draw to the silver, it is real. That is a easy home test to test your sterling silver jewelry that may not be marked.

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