Traditionally, giving to charity means reaching for your checkbook. While any form of giving makes you feel great, it's even more fantastic when you get something in the process.
Enter charity jewelry.
From specific jewelry pieces created by well-known brands to entire jewelry companies founded on the premise of social good, opportunities to purchase jewelry while benefitting a great cause are endless.
3D printing is everywhere, but it still feels a bit like science fiction.
You’ve likely heard of 3D printing or seen it used on TV (3D printed organs on Grey’s Anatomy, anyone?). Maybe you even have access to a 3D printer at school or work. But have you considered 3D printed jewelry?
Many designers and jewelers have adopted this technology and are taking jewelry design to a whole new level.
Scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feed and you won’t get far without seeing something about wearable technology.
According to Gartner Inc., an information technology and research advisory firm, wearable purchases are set to increase 16% in 2016, with smartwatches specifically predicted to increase a whopping 66%.
When thinking of antique jewelry, opals - a birthstone for October - may be one of the first stones that come to mind. Their array of dazzling colors has captivated imaginations for centuries.
A note of caution, while many say that the opal will bring good luck to wearers, others believe that opals bring bad luck. If you believe in superstitions, you may want to rethink pulling out your opal jewelry on the next Friday the 13th or Halloween.