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How To Buy Masonic Jewelry Online

The Freemasons are a society that has done a lot of good in this world over the years. It is a very old group with a long and rich history, and its members have always been proud to belong to it. There are many ways to show pride in your belonging to the Freemasons. Living the life that you have pledged to live is a full time commitment, but it will allow everyone to see that you are part of something greater than yourself. One way that many people choose to remind themselves of their Masonic commitments, and show the world who they are, is to wear Masonic jewelry, and one of the best ways to find Masonic jewelry is to start your search on the Internet. Before You Shop The Internet is a big place, so before you start your online search for the perfect piece of Masonic jewelry, it might help to decide exactly what you’re looking for. Did you see someone wearing a ring or a pendant that you particularly admired? Perhaps you could look for something similar in your size and color. If your purchase will be a gift for someone else, maybe learn some things about them, like their birthstone or their favorite type of jewelry. It can also be beneficial to decide on a price range beforehand so you don’t inadvertently overspend. The Online Marketplace There are many, many sites on the Internet that sell many types of jewelry. Some are reputable businesses that sell high quality goods, while others might sell cheaper or lower quality items. Some websites will only ship to...

Religious Jewelry Makes a Wonderful Gift

There is a good reason why people adorn themselves with symbols of things they passionately believe in. A ring or pendant containing some of the ashes of a deceased spouse makes the widow feel close to their former partner. A tattoo of a calming saying may soothe the anxiety of someone prone to worrying. While many may not want to go the extreme route of body modification or wearing the ashes of loved ones, they still crave a tangible symbol that can bring them comfort, joy or remind them of a higher purpose. This is why religious jewelry makes such a wonderful gift. In a Psychology Today article, author Clay Routledge, Ph.D. pointed out the many benefits of religion in an increasingly unstable world. He cites health benefits such as hope and optimism, having a feeling of belonging (religious communities often socialize together, which can also be a great relief from loneliness) and a booster of self-esteem because you are more likely to believe in your self-worth and value. Those that are serious about their faith want to celebrate it, share it, and help others discover it. When you give the gift of religious jewelry, you are: Affirming your acceptance of the recipient’s beliefs: Being a Christian, a Muslim or practicing the Jewish faith can be daunting in a world where religious people are often looked upon as extremists. While there are too many sad examples of honor killings, parents refusing conventional medicine for their children, or terrorist attacks, these incidents do not align with the beliefs of the greater religious community. When you gift religious jewelry, you are...

What to Look For When Buying Masonic Rings

Masonic rings and other jewelry depicting signs of the order are very popular, even amongst those who aren’t actually masons. There is a lot of cheap, and affordable costume jewelry out there that you could buy to represent your interests, but if you really are into the Masons and all their lore, you should consider buying an authentic, quality piece of jewelry, like a ring. Like shopping for an engagement ring, it’s important that you choose a good quality jeweler with a good reputation to buy from. Here are some points to consider if you decide to buy a masonic ring: Quality Although, as with any purchase, you want a great price, when it comes to jewelry, craftsmanship is key. Because there are so many jewelry retailers to choose from, you can often find a great price on whatever it is you are looking for without too much extra effort – but you always have to be wary of quality. Sometimes things are too good to be true, and so it’s in your best interest to do some research. Whether you decide to read customer reviews, reviews of a particular item or product, or check out the credentials of the company itself, don’t hand your money over without doing some due diligence. When buying something like a masonic ring, you want to look for well defined symbols made of high quality materials. You don’t have to be buying gold or diamonds either. Many masonic rings come without any gemstones in them at all, or are even made out of silver. Whatever product you go after, however, you should make...

Get a Makeover with Stylish and Inexpensive Fashion Jewelry

Let’s not break the bank just to spend a night on the town. Inexpensive fashion jewelry is far better than gold and jewels any day – why? Variety and budget of course! We’ve all seen pictures of the crown jewels, the hope diamond, Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, and the crazy bling that makes an appearance on the red carpet – but let’s face it, in real life that stuff is crazy! Not only is inexpensive jewelry like looks anything like that more expensive than your house, it’s simply not safe to where it…or even keep it in your house! With inexpensive fashion jewelry you can rock all the latest styles and trends without the price tag or the responsibility of the crown jewels. Trends Trends are tough. They change seasonally, and I don’t know any lay person that can afford to update their real religious jewelry collection that often – if at all! Diamonds, gold and even semi-precious stones are expensive. The only way to stay on point with trends is to use inexpensive fashion jewelry. You can find a huge selection of great designs, made from sturdy materials that are affordable, pretty, and don’t require an insurance policy. Materials Most fashion jewelry is made of silver, stainless steel, copper, nickel, etc. In lieu of real gemstones you will get highly polished glass, cubic zirconia, crystal or plastic. While all of these things may seem lack lustre, when done right they amount to some pretty stunning works of art. You can get your hands on some brilliantly crafted inexpensive fashion jewelry like earrings, statement necklaces, bracelets and rings –...

What Makes Masonic Jewelry a Hit Amongst Men?

Although you may think that the only people who may wear masonic jewelry are Freemasons themselves, the truth is, anyone can purchase it. Masonic jewelry is not created by Lodges; they do not have a jeweler on staff turning out exclusive pieces. Any Mason that adorns himself in Masonic jewelry has had to purchase it from an independent jeweler, although Lodges do sometimes design and order their own special lapel pins for members. For you If you are just an everyday guy with no affiliation to the Freemasons, you can still purchase masonic jewelry. Many people are fascinated by Freemasonry, and rightfully so. There are dozens of elaborate stories and tales about what the Freemasons did during their inception, who belonged to the fraternity, and what their mission was. Many laypeople study Freemasonry and sometimes wearing symbols of Freemasonry is one way that they demonstrate their fascination with the fraternity, or that they share their values. Historical Freemasons In the beginning, the fraternity of Freemasons was founded during a time of intense religious strife, when Catholics and Protestants were killing each other in the streets. The goal of the Masons was to find common ground amongst the people outside of religion and politics. To that end, it was ruled that religion and politics were not up for debate at Masonic meetings. The Masons focused their energy in the pursuit of knowledge; knowledge of their crafts, developing new techniques, and exploring science and even philosophical values. Although it was not uncommon for current affairs to be discussed at meetings, which could easily have a political or religious basis, the rights...

Women’s Tribal Necklaces Bring Out the “Native” in Any Woman

Tribal jewelry in past few years just became the big trend. Though fascination for tribal jewelries and fashionable wear is in no way a new phenomenon as such interest in ethnicity has a rich lineage dating back to more than 50 odd years. If we can remember well, the hippies and angry-young looking western nomads in the sixties and seventies embraced tribal wear and jewelries as their preferred fashion symbols replacing those humbug vanity of mainstream fashion jewelry. We can only say that the interest into tribal fashion and ethic wear and jewelry has only been renewed offering our post-industrial and postmodern fashion avatars something quintessentially native to adore.   For that matter, every one of us has a native element in us that wants to express in the original earthen hues and textures and tribal jewelry just fit into this aspiration. Women have always been compared with the quintessential force of nature that bring us to life and continues to make us flourish. The term ‘Mother Nature’ is a sure indication of this earthen link of women. Civilization with all its cruel expressions and towering dominations on the nature is inherently manly in characteristic. Women holding most caring, lively and passionate attributes of nature with themselves also feel to express themselves in a befitting way and that make them love bright colors, natural ingredients like wood, ceramic, etc., clear and simple designs, earthen tones and such expressly native and natural fashion attributes. Just a piece of tribal jewelry does enough to bring out the native side of your personality. Let us give a few examples of how tribal necklaces...

Make a Unique Style Statement with Statement Necklaces

Statement necklaces deserve to be shown off loud and proud. At least they need to be prominent enough to catch the attention. Even when some necklaces of this sort would not be too conspicuous, in close countenance they at least should make a distinct look, feel and appeal. Obviously, as their name suggests they must make a style statement. Statement necklaces can just give a unique fashionable look if you know how to wear them effectively in combination with the dress. From giving yourself a trendy look to making the ethnic diva out of your personality, statement necklaces can add different spice and flavor to your look. From just a single strand of baubles to an illustrious necklace with numerous colored stones or metal pieces, there is no limit to your style statement options with them. Finding the perfect combination of dress and necklace is central to boast of a unique and vibrant style. Bauble necklaces these days took the fashion jewelry trend by storm and embraced by stylish women across the cities. Now bold look is getting more popular, particularly those with ethnic and tribal twists. For making a style statement with statement necklaces it is important to show off the necklace and pendant piece without concealing them under the vest, jacket, blazers, scarves or hat. Actually simple and elegant outfit suits more with a statement necklace offering more prominently and distinct look. Simple outfit, particularly black dress goes well with some of the best statement necklaces. Secondly, it is important to maintain simplicity in the rest of your jewelry, particularly earrings. Overindulgence in jewelry can actually ruin...

Why Turquoise Jewelry for Women are Such a Hot Commodity

If you even remotely like jewelry, you deserve something more than a non-regretful purchase. You want to look for a design that sings to you and gets stuck in your head, something that speaks of your personality (not others’, yours!), and is so charming that you finally loosen up and give it a shot-just for the heck of it. Every woman wants to have some bits of gold, silver, diamond and/or pearls-the classic black-and-whites of jewelry. But this year calls for a new staple-turquoise. Women already love it! They don’t love it in a Sure-I-would-love-one-for-my-birthday kind of way. It is an out-and-out I-must-scoop-it-all-up love we are talking about. Costume jewelry with Turquoise gemstones embedded in them is all over the place. Women are smitten with this gemstone and would probably never want to give it up for any other metal. It is so intriguing and hypnotic! What makes it so popular is that it is truly versatile. Tone it up or tone it down, you can never go wrong with turquoise. Whatever be the occasion, wear it and you will give off an exotic, mysterious, middle-eastern aura, without exactly looking like a hippie! (Or chandelier, or what have you!) After all, you could always use some pop of color. Unlike the “Look at me, I’m laughing” pinks and yellows, Turquoise happens to be a natural color, and the most soothing one at that. The beautiful ocean-y hue simply makes for the cold splash on eyes and fixes your mood, like no other color could. Let’s just say it is as serene as blue, only much happier! Get a load...

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