October 27th, 2009
Diane Danielson, womensdish.com founder
Joolwe.com likes to keep members of our community up to date on jewelry designers, industry news and people who look at jewelry as an important part of their everyday lives. We would like to introduce you to Diane Danielson, founder of www.womensdish.com. Her website focuses on women’s issues such as career advice, finances, fashion and social media. She is also the CEO and founder of the Downtown Women’s Club, an exclusive members-only group that offers networking opportunities. “Since founding the Downtown Women’s Club in 1998, I’ve watched it grow into a trusted resource for professional women (and men) seeking career and business advice. Technology is changing the work environment and I want DWC+ premium members to have a competitive edge,” says Diane. Besides being an entrepreneur and a woman who empowers others, Diane is also an avid jewelry fan. So, you’ve heard a little about her website and the DWC; now, let’s get her take on jewelry and style.
What is your attitude towards jewelry?
Jewelry should complement and complete your outfit.
What are your jewelry style secrets/philosophies?
Only have one statement piece on at a time. Too much is just too much.
What type of jewelry can you not live without?
What piece of jewelry do you think every woman should own and why?
Diamond studs. They go with everything - sweats, suits or a ball gown.
What were some of your favorite pieces from our website, Joolwe.com?
ELLE Sterling Silver Dimensional Double Hoop Earrings at Joolwe.com
Sterling Silver double hoops, Elle Collection. Love these because they can work with suits as well as casual.
Who is your style icon and why?
Kate Hepburn. She mixes the practical with the glamorous and is understated yet, with an impact.
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve seen that people make while wearing jewelry?
Too much and too matchy-matchy! Either the statement earrings, necklace, bracelet or rings … not all of them!
October 26th, 2009
Joolwe.com likes to keep members of our community up to date on jewelry and fashion trends. Straight from the Hong Kong Jewelry Show, we got our hands on some inside information that has the jewelry industry buzzing. The Hong Kong International Jewelry Show is Asia’s largest exhibit where jewelry designers and retailers flock to show off or get their hands on the latest jewelry designs. The global jewelry industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and retailers spend thousands, and sometimes millions, of dollars buying new merchandise for their stores from this fabulous exhibition. The Honk Kong show not only displays a designer’s latest creations, but patrons are also treated to jewelry fashion shows as well as educational seminars.
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October 21st, 2009
Date Jewelry by fashionfightingpovertydc
As many women know getting ready for a date can be an exhilarating and sometimes nail-biting experience. You find yourself constantly asking yourself a million questions like, “What should I wear?” , “What image do I want to project?”, “Do I look sophisticated?” and ”Is this too much?” Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a personal stylist to tell us what works and what doesn’t on any given occasion? Well, we all don’t have that luxury. However, there are some simple rules that you can follow that will have you looking sophisticated and sleek no matter what the occasion.
An Afternoon Lunch Date….
So, you the man of your dreams has asked you out for a lunch date. Your date will clearly be a little more casual because it is during the day but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a little flair to your look with some gorgeous jewelry. First, think about the image that you would like to portray. Do you want to project a fun yet flirty look? Maybe you would like to channel Audrey Hepburn’s infamous sophistication. Tiny colored gemstones are an alluring contrast to soft knits and cashmere cardigans. The kaleidoscope of shimmering colors shows your zest for life. Throw on a gorgeous pair of pearl earrings or a pearl necklace to exude a timelessly beautiful look. Pair a sculpted ring with a casual ensemble to show off your well-manicured fingers. The great thing about classic accessories like these is that they can take your look from day to night with ease.
Simulated Pearl Necklace with Cubic Zirconia Embellished Clasp at Joolwe.com
10k Yellow Gold 2.18 ctw Amethyst and Citrine Rainbow Butterfly Ring at Joolwe.com
A Dinner Date….
Little black dress…check. Gorgeous pair of stilettos..check. Now, what type of jewelry are you going to wear? Even though it is a good idea to think about what image you want to project; remember, you can never go wrong with a sexy yet sophisticated look. A beautiful drop necklace elongates the neck and draws attention to your collarbone. Try an exquisite pair of chandelier earrings to frame your face in a shimmering allure that is destined to get attention. Don’t forget about your hands. A statement cocktail ring is a great way to add over-the-top style to your ensemble without having to sacrifice style. A great fashion tip is to remember not to wear them all at once. Each one of these jewelry pieces are bold enough to be paired with minimal jewelry.
Gold Over Sterling Silver High Polish Cascading Circle Drop Necklace at Joolwe.com
10k White Gold 4.43 ctw White Topaz, Diamond and Pearl Fancy Chandelier Earrings at Joolwe.com
I’ll Have a Cosmopolitan Please…..
Going out for cocktails is a great excuse to wear fun yet flirty jewelry and show off your brassier side. Consider taking some fashion risks and incorporate intriguing gemstones such as blue goldstone or red jade into your jewelry palette. I’m sure you’ve noticed that statement necklaces are still making a huge impact in the fashion world. Try and find eclectic pieces that flaunt various textures, large gemstones and over-sized shapes. If you plan on going dancing afterwards, think about stacking some metallic bangles on your wrists to add even more movement to your look. It’s okay to be trendy on these occasions….feel free to experiment with different looks…and ultimately, have a good time while doing it.
ELLE Sterling Silver Large Blue Goldstone Bib Necklace at Joolwe.com
Gold Over Sterling Silver Synthetic Turquoise and Cubic Zirconia Cuff Bracelet at Joolwe.com
When it comes to fashion and accessorizing, the most important thing is to remember to be true to who you are. Although experimenting with different looks can help your style evolve, you should always make sure that “you are wearing the jewelry and not letting the jewelry wear you.”
October 21st, 2009
In the face of an economic downturn, Joolwe.com online jewelry store is announcing its Jewelry Loyalty Reward Program. The national economy has forced many people to watch what they spend more closely and some retailers are finding alternative methods to show customer appreciation. “We realized that for many families, every dollar counts. That doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t treat themselves for all of their hard work,” said Ryan Cheng, Joolwe.com founder. To help ease the sting of the recession, the company is now giving customers one gold reward point for every dollar they spend. All customers will be able to redeem their reward points for special discount or for the purchase of gorgeous jewelry for free at special catalog section of the company’s online store.
When asked why a company so young is confident enough to launch a program like this, Cheng says “Money is tight for many people but the reality is that people are still shopping and we wanted to say thank you.” The program is designed to provide the customer with as many opportunities to earn the reward points without having to spend a dime. Redeemable gold points can also be earned by contributing to the Joolwe.com community — writing reviews for jewelry you have purchased (3 gold points), subscribing to the company’s newsletter (3 gold points) and submitting approved original jewelry related article or story as a guest blogger (10 gold points). For a limited time, anyone who posts or blogs about the jewelry reward loyalty program will receive 30 gold points to spend in the store. Joolwe.com has selected a vast array of their jewelry to be redeemable for free, with many starting as low as 30 gold points. “This is just the beginning, more ways to earn and redeem your reward points will come soon,” says Cheng.
Incentive programs like these provide shoppers with the promise of getting more for their money and it has proven to work. The recession is forcing many people to realize that their time and money should be spent wisely. The longer work hours, less money and multi-tasking that is plaguing many families has actually helped boost Internet retail sales. In fact, the top 500 online retailers’ sales increased 11.7% to $115.85 billion in 2008 from $103.69 billion in 2007 and Internet Retailer estimates the total retail sales market grew 1.4%. “Right now, I am looking for the best deal for my money and it seems like the Internet retailers are offering that,” says online shopper Ivy Kessie.
The company says it is announcing the launch now so that customers can start shopping for Christmas. There’s no better way to stock up on Christmas and New Year’s gifts than to earn them for free while you are shopping,” says Cheng. At Joolwe.com, shoppers can browse through a wide array of necklaces, pendants, earrings and rings in classic and contemporary styles. The company is passionate about jewelry and scours the global market place for exquisitely designed accessories and offer them to customers at affordable prices. Shoppers can also find the latest news about jewelry and fashion trends through the company blog and monthly newsletter.
Joolwe.com would like to extend an invitation to all of its customers to join this exciting program. To learn more about the company’s Jewelry Loyalty Reward Program, visit http://www.joolwe.com/jewelry-loyalty-reward-program. For questions or comments, contact customer service representatives at 1 (888) 6-JOOLWE (656-6593) or email email@example.com.
You can browse through our fine selection of jewelry at www.Joolwe.com.
October 2nd, 2009
Australian Black Opal by blackopal.com
October marks the beginning of fall in the United States. The trees begin to change color and the air becomes crisper. It is a season of change and it should come as no surprise that this month’s birthstone is somewhat of a chameleon. October’s birthstone is the opal and it treats the eye to an explosion of glistening colors. It is the official birthstone of October by the National Association of Jewelers in 1912. The name opal is derived from the Latin word “opalus” which means precious jewel. Ancient cultures coveted the opal because of its unique ability to reflect and refract certain wavelengths of light creating a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. The Roman scholar Pliny wrote that the opal possesses the fire of a deep red garnet, the vibrant green of an emerald and the shimmer of an amethyst. The finest specimens of opal are found in Australia, and the Aborigines believe that the opal is a gift left behind by their ancestors as a sign of their presence.
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