The simple answer to this question might be the economic law – supply and demand. Cashmere is a marvelous fiber for sweaters and other apparel, primarily because it is soft and warm. The supply-and-demand issue comes into play because true cashmere fiber comes from the hair of a particular type of goat – the Cashmere [...]
Real leather should be treated with care and with the correct cleaning products. But be careful when choosing leather cleaner. Don’t be misled by the claims of every product on the shelf. If you choose your cleaner based only on price you may find you have ruined a wonderful leather item.
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For centuries, wedding dresses have traditionally been white. This wasn’t always the case and modern-day brides sometimes choose to have other colors. As is the case with many traditions and habits, the royal families of various countries set the marriage guidelines years ago. Though brides were often married in their best dress, no matter the [...]
Some people may want to ask why sneakers are recycled, rather than ask how it’s done. But technology in the 21st century allows us to recycle almost every item we use. It’s no longer necessary to just throw stuff away. In fact, we have found that most of the manufactured items we use today don’t [...]
Most people would say that dry cleaning works very well, thank you, if you take your clothing to a reliable professional. For years, this processed has been used to clean items that cannot be washed in the traditional manner.
The dry cleaning process uses a chemical called a solvent. The item is usually “washed” in [...]
For many, many years we relied on experienced people to determine if a diamond was real, to determine quality and to set a value for each stone. This practice continues today, of course, but there are also electronic devices that “read” stones.
One of the basic methods you can use is the transparency test. In simple [...]
An experienced jeweler can resize a plain band rather easily because he or she doesn’t have to be concerned about intricate patterns. Resizing a patterned ring is a bit trickier. It also takes a good deal of experience to resize a ring that holds precious stones. Maintaining balance is very important.
With this in mind, [...]
For centuries, shoes have been made by hand. Shoemakers were often among the most talented and experienced craftsmen in a community. While this is still the case with expensive, hand-made shoes, most of the shoes we wear on a daily basis are constructed by machine, with just a little human input.
Shoemakers (traditionally known as [...]
A want-to-be comedian might give this advice when asked how to walk in high heels. “Very carefully!”
Aside from this half-serious answer, there are some important tips on how to walk comfortably and safely in high heels. Start with medium length heels. Don’t try three-inch spikes at the beginning. The first step is to practice standing [...]
Even if you learn to walk in high heels and are comfortable wearing them for a few hours, you may still experience pain. This is probably going to be the case when you try high heels the first few times. But there are some steps you can take to avoid pain in high heels.