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THE STONE AS BLUE AS THE OCEAN It’s finally September! It’s amazing how time flies so fast. Drinking pumpkin spice latte, wearing stylish jackets and wooly shawls, and watching multi-colored leaves fall gracefully from the tree feels just like yesterday. And just like that, it’s autumn again. But before I go on babbling about this warm and cozy season, let’s talk about this month’s birthstone — sapphire, the blue gemstone that Replica Van Cleef & Arpels Earrings will make you feel like royalty. WHAT IS A SAPPHIRE? Sapphires are the on the face of the earth. This stone refers to the blue variety of the mineral, corundum. The term sapphire is referring to all other colors of corundum, including, which is the red variety of the mineral. Sapphires are known for their vibrant blue color, but these gorgeous stones come in too, including violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, and purple. Some are even in the dark colors, like black, gray, and brown. WHAT DOES SAPPHIRE SYMBOLIZE? Traditionally, sapphire represents loyalty, nobility, sincerity, and trust. The gorgeous blue stone was believed to be a protection from harm in the Middle Ages and brings good fortune.  The “wisdom stone” also keeps the wearer in touch with his spirituality. Sapphire is also associated with royalty, as this gem seems to be a favorite of royalties. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, are often seen wearing sapphire jewelry sets. Of course, who would forget about the stunning blue sapphire engagement ring Prince Charles gave Princess Diana? WHAT ARE ITS HEALING PROPERTIES? People believe that sapphire heals blood-related disorders. According to crystal healers, this gorgeous gem can help relieve insomnia and will contribute to cure Fake Van Cleef Alhambra Earrings problems in speech and communication. When it comes to mental and emotional properties, sapphire lessens confusion and bring hope to those who have lost it. It can help with anxieties and depression as well. Sapphire gives in positive energy and prevents evil thoughts. WHAT MATCHES SAPPHIRE JEWELRY PIECES? Since sapphire jewelry reminds us of queens and princesses, these pieces are best worn with formal outfits. When matching with other colors, sapphire works well with yellows, golds, whites, silvers, and black. Of course, it works even well with other hues of blue, just as what the two royalties above have worn in the photos. with sapphire stones are also perfect for women who love to feel like royalty. These gemstones may be pricey, but thank goodness for fashion jewelry. Mabella offers sapphire jewelry pieces at much more affordable prices. Get ready to top off your fall look with jewelry adorned with this vibrant blue stone. See more pieces at our shop! Caring for your silver jewelry Treat jewelry like a piece of art. Sterling silver jewelry no doubt is popular in the fashion world today. Not only are silver pieces more versatile to wear, but they are also more affordable than most fine jewelry. And as with all types of jewelry, caring for them is important. What exactly is sterling silver? According to resource sites, sterling silver is an alloy of silver with 92.5% by weight of silver, mixed 7.5% by weight of other kinds of metals which usually is copper. This metal can be plated in different colors like yellow gold, rose-gold, chocolate, and even black, Although less precious than gold, this metal is now a popular choice for because of its reflective and shiny properties. It may be a durable metal, but it’s fragile compared to other commonly-used metals. If not cared for properly, your jewelry might tarnish or get stains. That said, here are easy ways to care for your beloved silver pieces. Cleaning If your silver jewelry tarnished, there’s an easy way to take it off. All you need is salt (or baking soda), hot water, and aluminum foil. Stir a tablespoon of salt in a Cheap Van Cleef Clover Earrings bowl of hot water until it dissolves completely. Tear the sheet of aluminum foil into small strips and put them in the bowl. Soak your silver pieces in the bowl and wait for at least five minutes. The reaction of materials will cause the tarnish to fade. After the soak, check if all the tarnish has gone before fishing the pieces out of the bowl. If they’re giving off a bright shine and looks good as new, rinse the pieces in running water. Polishing Polishing is a way to maintain your silver jewelry’s brilliance. Buy a silver polish and a lint-free cloth or a sponge. Rub the polish gently on your jewelry in a back-and-forth motion and not in circles. Otherwise, your jewelry might get scratches, making things worse. If your jewelry is silver-plated, take extra careful when polishing; the plating might come off with too much rubbing. Next, rinse the silver pieces in running water and dry with a clean, lint-free towel. Proper storage Storing silver jewelry in airtight containers can minimize tarnish. You can also buy anti-tarnishing bags for your precious silver. Silica gel bags can help with the moisture build up too, so don’t throw those bags of gel that come with your new shoes or handbags. Remember not to store multiple pieces in one container as this may Knockoff Van Cleef Butterfly Earrings cause them to scratch each other. Preventive measures Of course, the best way to avoid scratches and tarnishing is to take preventive care. Tarnishing starts once you stop wearing your silver jewelry. The natural oils in the skin do keep your rings, necklaces and bracelets shiny and in a way clean them too. Exposing them to chemicals such as chlorinated pool water, harmful household chemicals, and even sweat can cause tarnish. Anything that contains sulfur can also cause tarnish. That said, always remove your silver rings before swimming and wear gloves when spring cleaning. Note that some beauty products can cause corrosion too. Always let your lotion and perfume completely dry on your skin first before putting your silver jewelry back on. Do you know any other ways to care for silver jewelry? Share them in the comments below!

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