COOL TIPS FOR JEWELRY CARE IN SUMMER!

Warm, bright summer is here with promises of long vacations, beach getaways, pool parties and more! And we do need to plan what all things to pack and how. It is the same with jewelry…a bit of care and caution is needed when we carry ornaments while going places.

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  • If you are headed for the beach, then sunbathe without your jewelry. Applying sunscreen or other lotions usually coats the gemstones and reduces their reflective and refractive power. Which makes them sparkle less. Also, clean your valuables regularly.

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  • Also remove all your precious bling before entering a hot tub or a swimming pool. Just like salt water of the sea, the chlorine water too, can harm or discolor metals like gold or platinum and polish of gemstones.

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  • If you pack your jewelry all together, they might get jumbled. Bracelets or rings can get tangled with chains, a diamond piece can scratch a pearl and so on. To prevent any kind of damage, use our efficient organizers to keep each piece in a different slot and cushioned against soft lining. Check out more: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-jewellery-care

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  • Always make sure that the hotel you check into, has a safe deposit vault. Keep your valuables there. Never leave your fine jewelry unattended in the hotel room, car rental or in the lounge, even for a few moments!

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  • If you are shopping for jewelry in a new destination on your trip, do make sure that the seller has good reputation and has been in business for many years. It might also help to check their ratings or reviews.

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  • Get your jewelry professionally cleaned by a reputed jeweler, after coming back from your vacation. This will help maintain their luster and shine.

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  • If you take along an expensive piece of ornament on your holiday, like your wedding ring, family heirloom or a valuable watch, then ensure that it is fully insured. Consult an insurance agent before going on your trip.

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WHITE WEDDING DECOR IDEAS

Don’t you just love white weddings? They are so classy and eternally romantic! Here are some creative ideas for such a fairytale wedding

The first thing that comes to our mind is flowers. Go for all white flower decorations with lilies, orchids, hydrangeas, roses and gardenias. You can set the tables with gorgeous candelabras topped with tons of blooms and white pillar candles. Or you can also create a canopy like floral structure with numerous votive candles producing charming illumination. Make sure that seating arrangement is plush, comfortable and in white or any metallic finish.

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Beautiful centerpieces are obviously a must. Combine the pristine white flowers with silver, white ceramic or crystal vases and cozy white candles for a magical feast! If you want a hint of color then try adding ripe lemons to the flower arrangement! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-flowers 

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For a more dazzling effect, you can use silver disco balls and white string lights with flowers.

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To make the look of an all white wedding more exciting, you can add touches of gleaming metallic color to the décor. Like these goblets and place cards are gold accented and white linen napkins are gold embroidered. Platinum or silver accents will add that sparkle too.

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Invitation and menu cards can be in classic black and white combination. Or they can be engraved in gold and silver for that opulent touch.

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For an outdoor wedding or an elegant cocktail party, a clear topped see through tent will look dramatic! You can suspend white and platinum glowing globes to get that enchanting, shimmering lighting.

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If you are going for all white drapes, they have to be spotless and very good quality. It’s crucial to choose linen which looks bright, has different layers or textures to create an interesting look. Subtle white on white patterns can look great too!

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Want to go over the top and steal the show? An elaborate ice bar will be an unique showstopper with the couple’s monogram on it!

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The bride’s bouquet can have any white flower she loves. It can also have a hint of pink, plum or occasional strands of fern.

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When it comes to the food, it will be almost impossible and not really appealing to have an all white course! So ideally you can make a few items “white themed”. An eggnog cocktail or even a pink cocktail with dainty white decorative stirrer will be great!

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Delicacies in white sauce or cookies and pastries with white icing and edible silver pearls can be another choice.

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The cake can be all white or a delectable and glimmering combination of silver and white.

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The bridal gown will obviously be a glorious shade of white. But it would also be a great idea to get white dresses for the bridesmaids!

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Finally the thing to keep in mind is that white has many shades or tones. It can be diamond white, pearl, antique, eggshell and more! So explore and see what will look best for the special day.

Photo credits: Bridal Guide, Gallery Hip, Wedding Ideas Magazine, Style Motivation, Huffington Post, JLM Couture, Pixshark

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to think of a special gift for the special woman in your life! Check out some wonderful ideas to bring that spark in her eyes…

Wine is always a classic. Go for a very premium brand, or choose her favorite year or personalize the bottle with say, a digital print wrap that spells “Be Mine” or “Love You”!

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A woman can never say no to intoxicating fragrance. Gift her a great perfume or our Aromatic Tea Light cum Potpourri set (http://tinyurl.com/tealight-potpourri). Look forward to an amazing evening together 🙂

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Do you know what will be an elegant, useful and thoughtful gift? See our awesome jewelry organizers, perfect for arranging all kinds of ornaments and for carrying on travels! (http://tinyurl.com/jewelleryorganizer)

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If you know the kind of jewelry she likes, then go for it without a second thought. Else, depending on the pocket pinch you are ready to bear…choose a simple but chic silver ring or pair of cute diamond earrings or a fashion statement neck-piece.

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Who doesn’t love a luxurious and smart handbag? Immensely utilitarian and style statement too.

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Gifting fashionable clothes is tempting but slightly dicey! If you are certain of the right size, then buying that sassy dress might be a good idea. But if you have even a single grain of doubt, go for a beautiful shawl or stole to win her heart!

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Up for some spicy romance? Gifting aromatic bath oils and exquisite bath salts is a fabulous idea!

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Moments of love should stay in your hearts forever. Gift our floral, gorgeously finished photo frames…cherish togetherness with your dream girl. (http://tinyurl.com/frame-of-love)

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If you have a creative streak, try these ideas. Make a keepsake box with cardboard, felt, ribbons etc. You can also make heart shaped soaps from colored glycerin soaps usually available. Get the word “LOVE” stamped on each of them! A simple idea is also to tie a chic silver belt around a bright red cushion and dangle a tiny frame with your picture inside. Or pack a romantic movie, a light blanket and a packet of popcorn in a dainty basket for a lovely evening.

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Nothing’s sweeter than chocolates…but make it unique. Make small, round paper cutouts for the paper cup base of each chocolate. Write words of endearment and appreciation on each cutout. She will smile every time she has a chocolate!

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Nothing says it better than flowers…specially if you have created the arrangement yourself or a flowering plant in a stunning porcelain pot will be great too.

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And if you can take her on a vacation, then there’s no better gift possible. Share, connect and enjoy!

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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PRECIOUS JEWELRY

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Whether you bought that gorgeous pair of earrings yourself, or were gifted that sparkling bracelet by a loved one or were passed on the famous necklace your family has owned over years…jewelry has always been close to a woman’s heart! So it’s good to care for them so that they can be cherished for generations…here’s how:

Tips for wearing jewelry:

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1) Never wear jewelry while performing tasks like house cleaning, cooking, gardening to avoid damage from chemicals, sweat etc.

2) Apply makeup before wearing jewelry to ensure minimum exposure to chemicals in perfume, sprays, lotions and cosmetics

3) Never wear jewelry in swimming pools or spas, to avoid reaction with chlorine water which can cause discoloration or permanent damage.

4) Never wear jewelry during any form of contact sports to prevent physical damage.

Tips for cleaning jewelry:

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1) Remove any ornament before bathing because soap can make it appear dull over time.

2) Professional jewelry polishing cloths or svelte is best for cleaning jewelry. Tissues or paper towels might cause scratches.

3) Regular cleaning is ideal. Remember that alcohol solution can do wonders but bleach is a disaster! Use warm water while cleaning.

4) If jewelry is damaged or broken, don’t clean it before repair…the problem might worsen.

5) Since prevention is always better than cure, regularly check your ornaments for loose stones or any kind of damage.

Tips for jewelry repair: 

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1) Try to prevent any damage as much as possible to keep costly repairs away. Regular inspection helps!

2) Before trusting a jeweler with the repair, check for reviews and referrals of their work.

3) Be careful when the jeweler quotes a price for the repair. They should ideally have a standard price for a particular repair.

4) Learn exactly how the repair is going to be done.The procedure should be explained to you clearly so that you know, it will be done correctly.

5) While picking up a repaired piece, ensure that it has been done as requested and there are no flaws. Also the item should be perfectly cleaned and polished.

Storing and organizing jewelry: 

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1) The best way to keep your jewelry safe is to organize them neatly in a jewelry box. At Uberlyfe we have a host of boxes to suit myriad needs…compact, travel friendly ones, large spacious ones for use at home and even locker sized ones for the bank!! Available in different styles, colors and designs, they are simply awesome for all your “precious” requirements. All boxes are made from premium MDF with leatherette outside and velvet inside.

Check them out here: http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-jewelrybox 

2)  To prevent tarnishing of ornaments, keep anti-tarnish strips in the organizers to absorb oxidants!

3) Maintaining a detailed description, value and photograph of each jewelry piece is very useful in any unfortunate lost or stolen situation.

4) Always use an organizer while travelling with jewelry to prevent any damage or misplacement.

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GIFT IDEAS FOR A HAPPY DIWALI!!

The festival of lights brings all our loved ones together…it’s a time to spread happiness and optimism! But it is also an occasion where we rack our brains over the nuances of the home decor, the Puja, the delicacies to be prepared and specially the gifts we want for family and friends. But we think there’s no reason to lose sleep, over the “joy of giving”…when we have such fabulous ideas up our sleeves 🙂

Our Aroma Tea Light Potpourri set is perfect when it comes to creating a charming, fragrant atmosphere in your home. It comprises of 1 big potpourri bowl surrounded with 5 tea light candle holders for some “perfumed lighting”. You can create any arrangement of your choice on the circular wooden holder that we provide with this!

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Our elegant and chic stainless steel tea light candle holder set comprises of 3 holders in different sizes. They stand out, courtesy their beautiful finishing and robust build. These are available in a chrome finished look and Austrian crystal studded look..

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Our “Lazy Bowl” dry fruit serving set is a really useful gift for any festive occasion or party. It comes with a “cherry wood finish” turntable, where the premium stainless steel bowls can be conveniently positioned for easy access by your guests! The bowls have highly polished exteriors and matte finish interiors. So you will just need to rotate the turn table and pick what you want…serving nuts, dry fruits, snacks or nibbles becomes classy and smart!!

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The Puja Thali sets that we have for you are simply wonderful means of expression, when it comes to wishing luck and prosperity to your near and dear ones! They come with mini bowls, bell, Agarbatti stand, Puja Samagri kit … everything in a gorgeous packaging. The plate included in our Ganesh Ji Puja Thali set has Lord Ganesha’s silhouette artistically engraved on it. They are an awesome addition for any Mandir!

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A beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha or Goddess Lakshmi will always remain an auspicious and heartwarming gift.

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Dry fruits and chocolates… beautifully gift wrapped, can never fail to spread good cheer! Good to know…macaroons are gaining immense popularity in recent times..

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Even those among us who are crazy about diets and fitness feel helpless before those myriad mouth watering sweets without which Diwali is incomplete. So gift a gastronomically exciting collection of sweets to a health freak friend…and watch him melt 🙂

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Have a very Happy Diwali!!

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