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Archive for May, 2008

Handmade Jewelry

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Dasha Boutique is a San Francisco-based artisan studio whose handmade, customizable jewelry designs currently adorn brides, celebrities and fashion editors all over the world.

Cathy Pitts, who studied studio art for 12 years and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, founded the company in 2003. Today, the Bay Area artisans who make up the company’s creative team work hard to ensure that the Boutique’s customizable, handmade jewelry lives up to the Dasha name, which comes from the Greek word for “A Gift of the Gods.”

Dasha Boutique artisans employ gemstones of all shapes, sizes and colors, set against sterling or gold chains and backings in order to create feminine, versatile designs that are then tailored to meet the customer’s specific desires. It is one of the only online, handmade jewelry vendors that allows for such customization.

Selecting The Perfect Engagement Ring

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

One of the most important decisions you will ever make besides choosing a marriage partner is selecting the diamond jewelry for an engagement rings. The jewelry that you select for your engagement ring is going to be something that marks one of the biggest occasions in your life so you will want to make sure it is perfect. Knowing as much information as possible is one of the best ways to help when selecting the perfect diamond and setting for your engagement ring. You should know jewelry information before you begin shopping to make sure you find the best fine jewelry for your marriage partner so that it aptly displays your love and romance. You should make sure you know about diamond cuts in addition to proper care for diamonds so that you will be able to make an informed decision when shopping.

The first important step in choosing jewelry is to decide what your budget is going to be. This doesn’t mean you necessary have to set a specific money limit and stick to it. Having a budget can mean that you select the perfect diamond jewelry for a cheaper price. you will need to do is consider which stone you are going to get. It is generally best to choose a diamond rather than any other stone since this is the tradition for engagement rings. Next you should consider color. This can be anything from clear or colorless to faint yellow. A diamond is more expensive if you are going for a colorless one. The final thing to consider is the carat. This is the weight of the diamond and as a result the size. Each diamond is given points so that a hundred points equals one carat. On average the higher the carat you are choosing the more expensive the jewelry is going to be.