Buying sneakers is a thing most of us enjoy. However, as soon as you buy one pair, you can’t help but immediately start looking for the next one that would complement your shoe rack.
Sneakers are the workhorses in most people’s wardrobes. They can take a beating, are appropriate for almost all occasions, and require little effort to style. Since they’re a must-have shoe staple, the question then is how do brands keep the style feeling fresh season after season? An easy answer: Designers and retailers release new offerings in the latest colors and silhouettes each season or by periodic drops.
it’s about time that sneakers are being recognized for what they are: The focal point of footwear. What was once a shoe only worn by athletes and sports enthusiasts has turned into a full-blown fashion zeitgeist. And while platform heels, clogs and loafers are all must-haves this season, there’s just something about wearing and styling sneakers that makes them stand out from every other shoe. Perhaps it’s the fact that each trend is cute and comfortable, or maybe it’s knowing that they add up to endless street style possibilities.
Some lace them up for weekly grocery runs; others, for actual running. And while we can’t imagine a better pairing for floaty culottes and midi skirts, you might prefer them as the finishing touch to all things structured denim. Whatever your approach, this year’s crop of newcomers—which range from techy to trend-forward—sets you up nicely for the year ahead.
The Shape of Gems
There are several hundred types of gemstones out there, but only two are formed in the earth’s mantle. These are diamonds and peridot. Although they’re formed deep within the mantle, these gemstones are mined in the crust. That’s where all other gemstones are mined too.
Sapphires come in every color under the sun, except red. That’s because red sapphires are known as rubies. In every way, but their name and color, these two gemstones are almost identical.
Platinum is much rarer than all other precious metals, with the annual output beings 15 times less than that of gold and 100 times less than that of silver. In fact, it is said that all the platinum every mined would fit in an average American living room.
In the early 20th century, the process of culturing pearls began on a commercial basis, making it possible to farm pearls. This made pearls readily accessible to everyone. Even today, almost all pearls you find on the market are cultured pearls.
Allure of a Jewelry
Some jewelry that women own has a much higher sentimental value than its monetary value. For example, a five hundred dollar engagement ring can have a much greater intrinsic value and be something to cherish forever. Moreover, its sentimental value may increase as it is passed down to future generations. While jewelry has traditionally been the domain of women, men are experimenting with jewelry more often than ever before. As in the world of hip-hop, heavy gold chains and bracelets, medals, rings, earrings, dental ornaments, and cell phone cases made of metal and precious stones have become the hallmark, now men and women have the same interest in jewelry for themselves.
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Jewelry has an unquestionable ability to bring out the best in a woman’s features and personality when the right piece is worn by the right individual to the right occasion. Diamonds have been sought-after for centuries and are always in high demand regardless of any fluctuating economies and happenings in society. The high demand for diamonds, as well as gold, ensures that jewelry holds its value and will always be easy to liquidate when needed. Gold is a precious metal, and gold bracelets, rings, and necklaces can easily be melted down and turned into bullion bars and new pieces of jewelry. The value of gold remains relatively stable unlike that of cash, which fluctuates depending on economic factors. For instance, the current global economic crisis is not having an impact on gold prices, which continues to increase.