December Birthstone, Diamond Heart Pendant

This beautiful December birthstone pendant highlights a heart-shaped blue topaz, inside a diamond-accented frame. Available in your choice of 10 karat white or yellow gold, this lovely piece has a rich color and a delicate sparkle. It presents on a slender 18-inch chain. This is a delightful gift for anyone with a December birthday. Detail

Tri-Color Gold Filigree Butterfly Pendant and Earrings Set

Set someone's heart a flutter with this filigree butterfly pendant and earring set, made from 10 karat white, yellow, and rose gold. The dainty butterflies have a diamond-cut finish at the center and lacy scrollwork wings. The pendant is showcased on a delicate 18-inch chain, while the matching earrings dangle from simple hooks. Detail

Gold Overlay Sterling Silver 2cttw Diamond 3-Row Round Link Bracelet

Wrap your wrist in a ribbon of luxury with this elegant three-row diamond bracelet, crafted in gold-dipped sterling silver. Two-hundred diamonds (2 cttw) are mounted in textured bezel settings and linked together to create the 7 1/2-inch bracelet. The slim rows are joined together at the ends with a box clasp and safety latch. Sleek lines and classic styling make this a versatile accent for day or night. Detail

Sneak Peek Into Fall 2010 Wedding Gown Trends

It's that time again - bridal market in New York. This is where all of the top wedding gown designers showcase the styles that we will be seeing on brides getting married in the fall of 2010. Here is a sneak peek into some of the top trends for fall 2010 wedding gowns, hot off the runway.

For the unfamiliar, this is how bridal market works. The designers present their runway shows to the bridal shop owners, who in turn will order samples of their favorite gowns to carry in their stores. The gowns ordered from the collection that was just shown will not begin to arrive in the bridal salons until January (or later) of 2010. Given the 4-6 month lead time needed for a bride to order a designer gown, the wedding gowns ordered from the showroom samples will not be arriving until the summer of 2010. That is why the collection of bridal gowns on the runway in the fall of 2009 is referred to as the Fall 2010 collection: those are the first brides who will be wearing these fabulous frocks.

Each wedding gown designer has their own style, and yet there are inevitably trends across the industry as a whole. In the previous few seasons, trends like the one shoulder gown and the empire waisted Grecian goddess look ruled the runway. The Fall 2010 collection of bridal gowns went in a different direction. The one shoulder look, while still popular for bridesmaids, is beginning to fade for brides (as fresh as it looked when new, this was a trend with an obvious shelf life).

One of the biggest trends for the Fall 2010 bridal gowns is skirts with lots of texture and movement. Ruffles, tiers, vertical ruffles, appliqued flowers; all of this and more covered the skirts of the gowns. Plain is definitely out. Full skirts were in evidence, as were plenty of modified trumpet skirts. Many of the gowns had a good bit of drama in their silhouettes. Ethereal tulle skirts are also in style for the upcoming season.

As we saw for the Spring 2010 collection, fabric embellishments are very popular, more so than heavy beadwork or embroidery. Favorite accents include oversized bows, fabric flowers, and bits of lace. This type of tone on tone textural ornamentation pairs beautifully with crystal bridal jewelry sets, rather than heavy rhinestones. Bridal jewelry sets should have movement (such as swingy earrings), just like the gowns with which they will be paired.

Strapless gowns ruled the runway yet again. Although plenty of dropped waists were in evidence, there was a strong trend towards gowns with natural waistlines with full textural skirts. Many of the bodices on the wedding gowns also had some texture. Shirred or gathered bodices are very popular, even with all of the focus on ruffled and tiered skirts.

Short dresses remain a growing segment of the offerings for brides. Whether for City Hall chic ceremonies or second dresses for receptions, there are numerous shorter gowns from which the Fall 2010 bride will be able to choose. Overall, the Fall 2010 bridal gown collection appears to have a lot of beautiful dresses for brides with a variety of different styles.

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Rose Gold Diamond "When Pigs Fly" Pendant

Whether you're celebrating something you never thought would happen, or simply dreaming big, this flying pig pendant makes a coy and charming statement. Beautifully rendered in radiant 14 karat rose gold, the dainty winged pig sparkles with 36 petite round diamonds (.10 cttw). It presents on an 18-inch light rope chain, finished with a spring ring clasp. Enjoy it with the chain provided, or purchase a different gold chain of your choice. Detail

Oval Cut Emerald Stones, & Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Indulge yourself or a loved one into this gorgeously-crafted 14-Karat Yellow Gold Ladies' Ring. The quality of this piece of jewelry is excellent, and it's admirably set with Genuine Diamonds and Precious Gems. The picture is not even a justifiable representation of this beautiful item. Your desire to wear it will absolutely be doubled when you get this into your hands. Detail

White and Rose Gold Pink Diamond Butterfly Pendant

A cluster of seven pink diamonds (.07 ct) pave-set in 14 karat rose gold, creates a lovely focal point for this open butterfly pendant. The butterfly is fashioned in gleaming 14 karat white gold and loops directly over a slender 18-inch box chain. Fresh, contemporary, and fun, this a perfect accent for springtime and beyond. Detail

14k Gold, Princess-Cut, Diamond Stud Earrings

No jewelry wardrobe is complete without a classic pair of diamond stud earrings. Simple enough for daytime wear, yet radiant with evening attire, they offer sophistication and versatility all in one beautiful package. These classic studs, available in 14 karat white or yellow gold, showcase single princess-cut diamonds with a total weight of 1/3 carat held securely in four-prong settings. Detail

Ideas For Christmas DIY Wedding Invitations

Christmas is a magical time of the year. Planning a wedding at this festive time is a perfect idea. Everyone is in full festive spirit and ready to celebrate a joyous occasion.

The cost of ordering your invites from stationers can be very pricey. Once you have recovered from the shock of the quoted prices. You maybe start to think about making your own home made wedding invitations.

How about trying to make a Christmas tree design. Everyone can draw a tree, have a go. You know you have a creative side inside just waiting to surface. The tree can have decorations on each branch. The traditional colors of red and green still hold a special touch today in everyone's heart.

You can add a little creativity to the tree by choosing different colours to make your Christmas theme. Silver and white is a great choice as a color theme for the festive period. You may decide on having pink decorations on top of a pink tree. For the Goths there is a brilliant black tree with black and white decorations. Your color choice is endless.

A fantastic invite would be a normal square shaped card. Brides can choose to have a little header at the top of the wedding invitation with both names. You can also add the wedding date for a special touch.

You can make an amazing invitation by choosing a normal shaped card. A card which opens out to the side would be an ideal choice to start with to show off your unique invite. On the front of the card you can punch holes in various wintery shapes. A snowflake would be a good design to start with for your invitation. Insert a different colored wording on the inside of the border of the invitation to show your design off to its fullest. The special hole punches can be purchased from local supermarkets or craft shops.

Couples can choose a plain white card with a red border. This is a very elegant style and simple design to complete. The border can be plain red in colour or have a pattern. Both choices will wow the wedding guests.

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