Every teenage girl dreams of her first prom. She imagines who her date will be, what she will wear and how she will look. Every mother knows that everything including the dress, the shoes, the jewelry and the hair have to be perfect. The prom may only be one night, but the memories and the pictures will last a lifetime. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent an estimated $4 billion on prom in 2007.
Those type of figures typically excite retailers, but due to the economic recession, many aren’t expecting those kinds of numbers this year but it doesn’t mean that young girls are forgoing the big event. In fact, many American women of all ages are becoming what industry insiders are calling “recessionistas”, meaning they are learning how to shop for what they want at the best prices. Joolwe.com understands that in these harsh economic times money can be tight for some; but we also know how important the prom is to budding young adults. So, we have some jewelry suggestions for those that are shopping for prom on a budget.
The big night is almost here. Most girls have probably picked out their dress, but the accessories are usually the last items that consumers purchase and for good reason. Jewelry has the power to make and/or break an ensemble. So it is important to purchase pieces that compliment the overall theme, not just one aspect of your look. We’ve selected a few items that, depending on your taste, would make gorgeous additions to your prom ensemble without “breaking the bank”. Enjoy.
The important thing about your signature look at prom is to have fun with it. The memories and the images from this magical night will last forever. Whatever your style, always be true to it and shop smart. Remember, just because you are spending on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.
March Birthstone: Aquamarine
Aquamarine, which means “water of the sea”, is the March birthstone as named by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. These gorgeous gemstones typically have a gorgeous blue hue that is reminiscent of the breathtaking waters in the Caribbean Sea.
Hot Accessories for Spring 2009
The Gem Color of Spring is…. Yellow, mimosa yellow to be exact. Spring time is just around the corner and the sharp lines and dark colors of winter are taking a back seat to soft, flowing silhouettes and bright colors. Take a cue from the change of tone in fashion and lighten up your jewelry gem color scheme as well.
Arrest of Two Jewelry Thieves May Crack “Pink Panther” Cases
The group is called the Pink Panthers; no, not the super sleuth actor Peter Sellers from the “Pink Panther” movies. These Pink Panthers are a diverse cartel of jewelry thieves from 16 countries including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Montenegro and Serbia.
How to Work the Geometric Look
Geometric patterns are going to be huge this year. They emerged in jewelry designs in 2008, but this year you will see more designers incorporating them into their pieces. Wearing a geometric-themed piece of jewelry shows the world that you are not afraid to experiment with your style. The trick is knowing how to wear them.
Spotlight….The Lip Plates of Africa and Brazil
Jewelry is a common thread among societies that serve as a way to celebrate the history and cultural trends at any given time. What is seen as a symbol of beauty and heritage to some may seem odd or repulsive to others. In western societies, some sub-cultures pierce parts of their bodies other than, what is most common, their ears....