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Home sweet boat #wrightsvillebeach #seapath #itsspringbreakbitches #chillax #pbr (at on da boat)

Just finished watching True Detective. There is no Yellow King.

The first 2 shows were slow.  Then you started getting into the mystery, the case, and the characters.  So glad Matthew Mcconaughey won the oscar for Dallas Buyers Club.  He should get an emmy for this.  Woody should too.  The finale was so intense and bizarrely weird and unexplainable too.  Just watch it. 

New Handbags for spring! www.amazon.com. Search ESPE

Clara Beau Studs bring color to your spring and summer.  These are large and gorgeous and oh so sparkly.  Click to shop->
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=clara%20beau%20stud%20earrings

Clara Beau Studs bring color to your spring and summer.  These are large and gorgeous and oh so sparkly.  Click to shop->

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=clara%20beau%20stud%20earrings

Need a new cocktail ring to compliment your new spring fashion apparel? Find them at Amazon.com

Looking for a unique handbag for yourself or for a gift?  We LOVE LOVE LOVE these Pixie Mood animal friendly vegan faux leather bags!  They are stylish and fashion forward.  They all have long cross body straps for today’s on-the-go busy days. 

See the whole selection here: http://www.lauraleegifts.com/Great-Handbags-Fashion-Accessories/b/7909918011

Gifts under $40.  It works for anyone on your list!  GORGEOUS!!!!

Gifts under $40.  It works for anyone on your list!  GORGEOUS!!!!

What’s that metal??

In today’s jewelry world, it’s hard to tell what you’re buying isn’t it?What are you really getting for that price??

Why does it seem like jewelry made of  gold and silver went up so much recently?  “I’d rather have real gold or silver, but I can’t afford it anymore.”   It’s so true.  What happened?  Well, silver is traded as a community in the market and that has made prices so competitive, that the price has been driven up in recent years.  Gold, as you know, fluctuating all the time, has really climbed because of demand.  And, the average cost of silver in 2002 was $4 an ounce.  In 2011, it was up to $30 an ounce!   So in less than 10 years, silver costs 7 times more!  You may ask…What are my alternatives??

What is STERLING SILVER?   An alloy of silver containing a minimum of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals.  (Care:  these pieces hold up to most anything you put them through.  They may tarnish if not worn regularly.  You can polish tarnish off with a soft cloth).

                                                             

What is GOLD PLATED VS GOLD FILLED?  Gold Filled is the process of pressure bonding a thin layer of gold to a base metal. Unlike plating, fill has an actual layer of gold making it resistant to tarnish and more desirable and valuable. This option can also be alot more affordable.  (Care:  These pieces hold up to most anything. They may be polished with a soft cloth from time to time).   Gold Plated is the next lower level of jewelry and is significantly less expensive.  But these pieces can tarnish or turn sensitive skin green.  So wear with care and you’ll have years of good use out of these affordable pieces. (Care:  To care for these, you need to keep them away from soaps, water, and detergents.  You should take them off to shower, wash hands, or sleep.  Wear them occasionally, and they will hold up for a long while).

 

What is GOLDTONE/SILVERTONE? This is a fashion jewelry term that indicates the piece is made of alloy, unknown base metals,  or mixed metals.  (Now,  US regulations have required that there be no lead in these metals, so it’s safer for consumers).  These pieces are labeled “fashion” and found everywhere for great affordable prices.  (Care:  To care for these, you need to keep them away from soaps, water, and detergents.  You should take them off to shower, wash hands, or sleep.  Wear them occasionally, and they will hold up for a long while).  If you don’t expect these finishes to last forever and you won’t be disappointed in your purchase.  And, the advantage is, you can buy more of these fashion pieces because they are so inexpensive!  More for me!     

All the items you see in this article are available at

www.lauraleegifts.com and at Amazon.com.

I hate the word “trending” but it’s used alot in regards to Twitter and the fashion world.  But, I do follow the trends because I am in the jewelry business.  So go figure.  I wanted to share this one since it may be one you haven’t seen or don’t already have in your extensive jewelry box.  It’s a great neutral tone that adds glamour and feminine sophistication to your office or evening outfits.  Check it out an let me know what you think.  
http://www.lauraleegifts.com/Van-Galz-Brands-We-Love/b/7221029011?ie=UTF8&title=Van+Galz

I hate the word “trending” but it’s used alot in regards to Twitter and the fashion world.  But, I do follow the trends because I am in the jewelry business.  So go figure.  I wanted to share this one since it may be one you haven’t seen or don’t already have in your extensive jewelry box.  It’s a great neutral tone that adds glamour and feminine sophistication to your office or evening outfits.  Check it out an let me know what you think. 

http://www.lauraleegifts.com/Van-Galz-Brands-We-Love/b/7221029011?ie=UTF8&title=Van+Galz