pendants, earrings and a beautiful “Cinderella” style ball gown

 

925 Sterling Silver Teardrop Swarovski Element Crystal Pendant Fashion Jewellery Necklace for Women,18″

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This is a really pretty little pendant, which comes in a cream velour type box, and that makes it great for a gift, settings like that really show jewellery at their best.

This has a delicate silver chain, a sort of twisted link style, with the pendant hanging loosely from it. The chain has a simple hook and ring fastening.
The pendant is a beautiful clear, turquoise, tear drop shaped crystal with a silver twisted fitting set at the top which is studded in two sections with tiny clear crystals. The main crystal is faceted so that it catches the light and the blue colours change in density according to the light running through.
Its really pretty and would make a great gift for family, friend or even treat yourself.

Sterling Silver Plated Ruby Pendant Swarovski Elements Crystal Necklace for Women,18″

 

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This is a really pretty little pendant, which comes in a cream velour type box, and that makes it great for a gift, settings like that really show jewellery at their best.

This has a delicate silver chain, in an open link style, with the pendant hanging loosely from it. Its silver plated so should be fine for those with allergies. The chain has a simple lobster clasp fastening.
The pendant is a beautiful clear, faceted ruby coloured crystal with a silver twisted surround set at the top and bottom with three clear coloured crystals.
The main crystal is faceted so that it catches the light and the red colours change in density according to the light running through. Its really pretty and would make a great gift for family, friend or even treat yourself.

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1. What is 925 Sterling Silver?

Sterling Silver is a precious metal cherished throughout history for its beauty, durability and timelessness. Denoted by the standard 925, it refers to the 92.5% content of pure silver in the metal, the other 7.5% usually consists of other metals, like copper, which does not change the colour of silver but adds to its hardness. Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver and is typically too soft for jewellery and other silver goods because it can easily be bent, scratched or damaged. That’s why 925 sterling silver item is much more common and popular.

2. Rhodium Plated of Sterling Jewellery

Rhodium is silver-white in colour, resistant to tarnish and other forms of corrosion, even acids, and very shiny. It is used in jewellery primarily as a hard protective plating for sterling silver. It is applied as a thin coat through a process of electroplating.
While rhodium is reflective, silver is even shinier. As a result, sterling silver coated with rhodium will not be as bright and shiny as the underlying sterling piece would have been without plating — at least initially. However, over time silver can tarnish and get tiny scratches, but rhodium coating can minimize such problems. The effect is that as time goes on, rhodium plated sterling silver will continue to keep its fresh look longer.

3. Choosing Sterling Silver Jewellery

An ideal choice for jewellery, sterling silver is not only durable, robust and beautiful, but also naturally aseptic. For this reason people with sensitive ears or sensitive skin often choose sterling silver jewellery over other types of metals, especially in ear piercings, because of its purity.

Sterling silver is also one of the most affordable and versatile precious metals on the market. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings can all be fashioned into delicate shapes and intricate designs. Additionally, silver is a neutral hue that can be worn on a daily basis or any special occasions with any colours.

EleQueen 925 Sterling Silver Clear Cubic Zirconia Teardrop Bridal Dangle Earrings Rhodium Plated

A beautiful pair of earrings but I do think if giving as a gift the presentation lets them down.
They come in a pretty box, but inside is just the pink drawstring bag and some plain wadding which catches on the earrings and does nothing to enhance the look. Of course its the earring we really want but a little velvet padding over the wadding would have really made them stand out better.

Anyway, earrings: They’re in rhodium plated sterling silver, so should be fine for most people with metal allergies, and they are set on a simple post and stud fitting.
They’re shaped with an upturned teardrop crystal at the top, leading to a round one and then another teardrop, correctly positioned, which gives a lovely symmetrical effect. Each crystal is surrounded by tiny other ones, all of them being faceted, and they really catch the light. You can see in one of my images where I managed to catch them reflecting blue.
Its hard to show, but they really glitter and sparkle with lots of different colours. Despite their size they are quite light, and I think they’d be perfect for winter xmas and new year parties – though as a sparkle and glitter fan I’d wear them anytime, anywhere 😉

GRACE KARIN® Women Strapless Chiffon Long Ball Gown Evening Dress

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This is such a beautiful evening dress. A lovely unusual colour, and would be great for summer parties, shame they’re over, but will still be good for xmas and new year parties and stand out from all the black ones!

The fabric is a soft chiffon type, with a lovely folded over pleated top, sequins around the lower bodice, and a single layer skirt but with a double layered lining that goes right to the floor. Its a real “Cinderella” type ball gown!
Its very close to size, a little small maybe, I’m 16-18 and I’d say its better for the 14-16 size. Its long on Beth who’s 5ft 2 but as she is only size 8 that’s kind of understandable. On me and Tan its a good length so long as we wear heels and we’re 5ft 6.

The fabric is just gorgeous, a very mixed pattern of creams, greys, soft browns, blues and violets. Its sleeveless and the bodice is shaped so it really flatters.
The lining goes from bust right to the floor. There’s a little elastic back strap that helps support the bust and keep the top in place, that’s something I think is really useful. I’m always afraid of “wardrobe malfunction” and this will prevent that..
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The lining is a double layer soft jersey type fabric, and that lets the soft chiffon over-layer hang beautifully. Its very well made, all seams neat and tidy, zip very well set in and unobtrusive.
The skirt has lots of fabric that drapes and billows out as you move and looks wonderful. Up from that is the section across rib area, which is set with vibrant blue sequins and studded with tiny blue beads, and then the bust area above is a pleated and layered designs that really flatters and shapes bust, giving plenty of support.

Stars: Five, it really is an elegant, traditional style ball gown, great for formal parties and events. It feels like the wearer should be picked up in a golden carriage, pulled with six snorting and prancing white horses!!

Products supplied for honest review. All items undergo assessment and testing where needed before I give my opinion, and stars given accordingly.

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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