There’s More to Diamonds than Rings

by thriftyfashionista on May 18, 2015

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Hear the word ‘diamond’ and most people think immediately of rings. Engagement rings in particular. But diamond rings aren’t only as a symbol of love. Diamonds aren’t just found in rings either.


Diamond Rings for Every Woman


“Show us the ring!” we say when a  friend announces her engagement. But, why should only those who have been proposed to have all the fun?


Single girls can and should treat themselves too. Show the world you’re an independent woman and buy your own diamond jewelry. No need to wait for Mr Right to come along. You can buy exactly what you want when you want.


You don’t have to worry if your other half can’t afford the ring. You know what you can afford. That’s the joy of using your cash to self-gift with gorgeous things. Best of all, you don’t have to be polite if your boyfriend proposes with a ring you don’t like. Forever is a long time if you have to wear a less than lovely ring. When you buy your own diamond ring, you know you’ve purchased the perfect piece.

Buy Designer Online and Save


If you’ve got the money to spend on diamond jewelry, you should choose wisely. There’s no point buying just any old thing. Don’t spend your hard-earned cash on mass-produced rings, bracelets and necklaces. Show the world your individual style. To buy designer diamond pieces online, click here for Simon G jewelry. You can shave nearly a quarter of the price off when you buy online. Physical jewellery stores have higher costs, such as staff and insurance. Whereas online jewelers have fewer overheads and the savings are passed on to you.


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Bracelets and Earrings and Other Diamond Things


Diamonds’ association with rings can be limiting. It’s all too easy to forget that diamonds add class and sparkle to any jewelry item.


Buy a pendant studded with diamonds and draw discreet attention to your décolletage. A singular pendant can have the wow-factor. Wearing one simple piece is classy. It’s not fighting for attention with lots of other jewelry. The key thing is that there are diamonds on your sole pendant. These add the necessary dazzle to the jewelry piece.


Let’s not forget earrings. Dangle diamonds from your ears like the A-Listers do. Earrings featuring diamonds are particularly eye-catching. This position keeps the sparkling stones at eye-level. As the head moves, the earrings move and catch the light. This location shows off the diamonds’ qualities to their best advantage. Rainbow colours and glinting light bounce off them. Wear these and you’ll be sure to catch everyone’s attention.

Add Bling to Your Bangles


Wear a singular, diamond-studded bracelet for understated elegance. Or, combine your sparkling bangles with other bracelets. They can include more diamonds and other precious stones. Simple, plain gold or silver bracelets also work well. When a number of bracelets are worn together, they give a more casual appearance. Add a diamond bracelet to the mix and the vibe is casual, yet super-luxe.

Surprise with Unusual Diamond Pieces


Fans of the very popular series The Big Bang Theory will remember Amy’s tiara. This character was annoyed with her boyfriend Sheldon. All was forgiven though when Sheldon purchased a diamond tiara for her. Tiaras might not be the most obvious choice for diamond jewelry.


For women who want to channel their inner-princess, diamonds are the perfect choice. Just don’t forget to browse for alternatives to diamond rings. You may just find you prefer your diamond jewelry to be unique rather than ubiquitous.




Summer Wardrobe Saving Secrets

by thriftyfashionista on April 22, 2015

It’s that time again: time to update your wardrobe for sunnier days! Updating our wardrobes can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a little damaging to our wallets. Clothes don’t come cheap, so hopefully you’ll find these summer wardrobe saving secrets a godsend!

Always Look Online for Discount Codes

Before buying absolutely anything online, always look for discount codes. Try a few different search phrases and see what comes up. You’ll nearly always get a discount code this way, even if it’s just 10% off your order. You might even bag free delivery! Nearly all sites will offer discount codes, from Islamic clothing sites to vintage clothing sites. If you’re a student, double check to see if the store offers student discount.

Sell Clothes You Don’t Want

Before buying clothes, sell clothes. This way, you’ll make room for your new clothes, and pay for them at the same time. Don’t just let your clothes pile up. Be vigilant and get rid of the things that you don’t wear. You could give them to charity or sell them on.

Look in Designer Outlets

Designer outlets can offer massive savings when it comes to designer clothes. You can find sunglasses, bags, shoes, dresses, and more here. You might have a physical designer outlet in your area, or you can shop online. The great thing about designer outlets is you know their stock is genuine. Buying designer items on sites like eBay can be risky as you don’t really know if the seller is genuine.


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Buy Second Hand

Buy some clothes second hand. Many people only wear going out clothes once, so you can find some bargains on apps like Depop. It’ll look brand new anyway most of the time, and nobody will be able to tell the difference.

Think Carefully Before Buying Trends

Trends come and go. Some of them come and go much quicker than others. Be careful when you buy into them, as they might disappear sooner than you think. Unless you really love a trend, ignore it and invest in pieces that will stand the test of time instead.

Make a List of Things You Need

When shopping, make a list of things you need beforehand. Try not to stray from the list and you should save a lot of money. Buying things without a plan can be dangerous, especially if you’re on a budget.

Customise Old Items

In some cases, you may be able to customise your old items. Before getting rid of them, take a look at them and see if you can get crafty. You might like to change the hemline, add some rips, or iron on some badges. Clothes dye can come in handy too. Tutorials online can help you come up with designs if you’re stuck. Your clothes will mean so much more to you if you customise them yourself!

What do you think of these summer wardrobe saving secrets? Don’t go broke over your summer look, use these tips instead!


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