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Pearl Jewelry Brings Classic Elegance

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According to jewelry experts, there are basically four pearl variants. These are Tahitian pearls, Akoya pearls, South Sea Pearl jewelry and freshwater pearls. For would-be brides, a wedding outfit will surely become more visually refined when complemented with Pearl jewelry.

These can now also be combined with floral patterns, or with elements like platinum and stones such as diamond. Pearl jewelry are vital tools for creating a romantic and distinct look for brides on their wedding day. These though have a more important romantic element. Modern pearl jewelry has evolved to become a truly functional one, although these do not necessarily represent wealth, power, and dominance like they used to do. Well, it could be true, because pearls are truly known to be lovely and opulent, yet really classic pieces of wedding jewelry.

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Most women today still have the belief that wearing pearl wedding jewelry brings not just luck, but eternal bliss to one’s wedded life. For weddings, a pearl wedding jewelry could mean all of these, especially for the lucky bride. These lovely jewels were known to symbolize beauty, purity, and peace for women, while for emperors these were seen as symbols of wealth, majesty, and dominance. During the ancient Chinese dynasties, pearls were often used as an offering for the emperor or empress, and in medieval Europe, pearl jewelry became a frequently sought-after fashion item among royalty and the wealthy elite.

The classic and exquisite beauty of a strand of pearls has mesmerized and hypnotized wealthy noblemen, emperors, and brides for centuries.

Alternative to Expensive Natural Pearls Jewelry

Actually, the natural pearl is rare and hard to achieve. The manufacturing process involves much hard manual work which certainly raises the overall cost for natural pearl jewelry. People have been seeking some way to low down the cost of pearl jewelry so as to make it more common for the wider audience.

Actually, the cost of pearl jewelry is those pearls bead themselves. People develop some artificial materials to replace natural pearl but can still simulate the charming of natural pearl perfectly. Nowadays, most of the pearl jewelry pieces are made with the acrylic but much-lowered price.

If you would like a short usage, like for a specific occasion, you don’t have to buy those expensive natural pearl jewelry, but these cheap alternatives of acrylic pearl jewelry can well present you attractive elegance no matter where you appear. However, one thing you must be clear is some sellers sell those cheap acrylic pearl jewelry but with natural pearl price. You really have to do more advanced work to identify those really good ones from the bad.

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Personalized Sterling Jewelry Cleaning Tips

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Personalized Sterling jewelry continues its rising as one of the most admired items today. Sterling silver is made up of 92.5 percent silver, plus 7.5 percent copper. Because of this, sterling silver is considered a better option for silver jewelry as opposed to fine silver. Of course, fine silver is referred to as pure silver, which is soft for silver jewelry.

Sterling jewelry is manufactured for all sorts of jewelry, ranging from rings, bracelets, pendants, and necklaces. Silver chains are a likewise ideal backdrop for the production of charm accessories as well as lockets.

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How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

Decide on what cleaning material to use for the jewelry. Products like alcohol, ammonia, bleach, as well as acetone can give some serious damage on the sterling silver, so one should remember not to have the jewelry exposed to these chemicals. The mild cleaner can help in cleaning the jewelry, just have this diluted in water.

Abrasive bristled brushes should likewise not be used. Mushroom brush and brushes with soft bristle can likewise be tapped for cleaning the jewelry.

After brushing the jewelry with a cleaner, let the jewelry be dried using a soft cloth.

Actually, there are many other ways to clean sterling silver jewelry. Aluminum foil, Hand sanitizer, Toothpaste, Conditioner, Detergent, Catsup, all these can well help clean up your sterling silver jewelry in a quick way.

There is one thing you have to bear in mind. Sterling silver jewelry is actually valuable and made with soft silver, so you really have to clean and maintain them with caution. Nowadays, one of popular cleaning, sonic jewelry cleaner, is actually not suitable to clean sterling silver. The ultrasonic cleaner is working with the principle of the ultrasonic sound wave, which is generated from transducer inset. The ultrasonic wave travels through water and gets rid of grime and particles on the surface of jewelry by vibrating.

You can see from the explanation that ultrasonic cleaner is very powerful and easily damage the sterling silver from a few circle of cleaning. Additionally, those rare natural gemstone is also not suitable for ultrasonic cleaning in a tank. These valuable fine jewelry pieces are usually soft and might lose its fascinating if internal infrastructure changed from external power force.

For cleaning sterling silver along with many other fine jewelry pieces, you had better use more manual work, plus some home used chemical solution. These will be simply enough to return the sparklingness of your valuable jewelry.

There are also many other products to clean both sterling silver and many other types of costume jewelry. While choosing them, you must read user instruction carefully and make it clear that what types of jewelry it is used for.

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PMM Art Projects announces

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Projects presents Dan Baldwin: The End of Innocence, a pop-up exhibition of new work that will be on view October 23 of Innocence marks Baldwin’s first solo show in New York and his most accomplished body of work to date, illustrating the breadth of his artistic practice with paintings, bronze sculptures, ceramic pots, and works on paper.

In the exhibition, Dan Baldwin explores the concept of lost innocence by incorporating the detritus and ephemera of a long-gone childhood into his work, using mixed media to bridge the gap between abstract and figurative painting. From his father’s boxing gloves to his wife’s childhood shoes to his son’s baby teether, the incorporation of real elements with personal sentimental value plays a pivotal role in Baldwin’s work.

Baldwin’s paintings and sculptures create a landscape that simultaneously reflects reality, the power of the imagination, and the inner workings of the mind. The End of Innocence explores themes of childhood, beauty, and conflict. Baldwin adds, “I love a razor sharp line between two factors—fun and fear, love and pain, life and death, black and white—it all connects.” He finds balance and harmony in unplanned combinations and juxtaposing seemingly opposite motifs.

The ceramic works are part of Baldwin’s ongoing exploration into the realm of sculpture, now an integral part of his artistic practice. The exhibition features his first terracotta tile painting incorporating 3D cast objects as sculptural elements in a crossover from ceramics to canvas. Baldwin cast knuckledusters, guns, bullets, and vintage children’s toys in clay, rendering them as fragile objects. Treating the objects like a canvas, he incorporates precious materials such as gold and mother of pearl.

The show will also include bronze sculptures, marking Baldwin’s first foray into the medium. Wounded Bird, (Pathology and Trauma), 2014, a bronze sculpture of a female skull, reveals the tragic death of a young girl—a testament to the fragility of life. With a poetic, suggestive feel, Baldwin’s bronze sculpture of a young girl wears a dress once belonging to his wife. A small bronze of a robin holding a razorblade in its beak captures the moment between life and death, innocence and pain.


British artist Dan Baldwin brings twenty-three years of experience to the fields of painting and sculpture. Baldwin’s organic spontaneity is evident in his masterful ability to combine two and three-dimensional elements into striking compositions.Despite differences in medium, his creative process working with ceramics is similar and he recently added the use of 3D clay moldings and precious metals to his practice.

Amidst the edgy brushstrokes and sinister themes, symbolism proliferates in Baldwin’s work—from children’s storybook illustrations and images of war to nature & vanitas. In homage to still life painters of seventeenth century Holland, Baldwin’s use of imagery such as the flower, the skull, the bird, and rotting fruit recontextualizes these symbols of life, death, and mortality for the modern audience.

Dan Baldwin’s paintings, ceramics, and prints have been exhibited at galleries at art fairs worldwide. Dan Baldwin lives and works in London, England.


Founded by Pat Magnarella, a highly respected music manager, along with Roger Klein, a former major record label Artists & Repertoire executive, PMM Art Projects was conceived as a “disruptive art business model” in which they neither strive to be “agents” or gallerists, but instead work to insure that their artists are protected, nurtured, and recognized both within and beyond the art world. PMM Art Projects has presented acclaimed exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and London, and works with a number of internationally-recognized artists including Charming Baker, D*Face, Miss Bugs, and Brett Amory.

IMAGE: Dan Baldwin, The End of Innocence, 2014. Photo Courtesy of the artist and PMM Art Projects.

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