Jewelry Gift Guide

Holiday 2018 Jewelry Gift Guide

"I have enough jewelry" - said no one ever

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A helpful gift guide for the women on your list. This holiday season give the gifts that they’ll love for a lifetime, and let them know how much you truly value their presence in your life.

For the Timeless Traditionalist

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For the woman in your life who is always there and deserves a timeless piece of jewelry to accentuate her tried and true nature!

These Sterling and Jade earrings are precious and will last a lifetime, just like your relationship.

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For the Life of the Party

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This bold beautiful woman deserves an accessory as show stopping as she is! She's fun and adventurous and she needs an accessory that's as versatile as she is and the Idi Harness is just that.

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For the Laidback Lady

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This understated beauty may not seek out the limelight but she shines bright in your life and deserves a gift to match! Simple and subtle is her M.O. so an easy lariat style is the perfect fit!

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For the Editor in the making

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She's always got her finger on the pulse and loves sporting the freshest styles. Show this fashionista some love this holiday by gifting her with this season's must have statement style

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Under $100

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This Silver and Brass mixed metal style is versatile, easy to wear

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Under $50

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Sweet and Simple, these effortless earrings make a great gift!

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Cyber Monday Sale!

This Cyber Monday you can shop the entire site at 20% OFF!

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Model is wearing the Iris Jade Drop Earrings and Reyna Long Lariat

This time of year can be crazy overwhelming but you don't want to miss your last chance of the year to snag everything in the shop for 20% OFF! 

Pick up a special something for yourself, something for your BFF, or any of the amazing women in your life who you want to give a gift to this holiday season!

Just use the code CYBERSALE at checkout

Chandelier Earrings are the trend you're about to see everywhere

With the holiday season right around the corner your calendar is probably filling up with parties that require a slightly more formal look. There’s no better way to step up your standard night-out look than by adding some scene stealing statement jewelry and this season the go-to accessory for the fashion crowd is a pair of bold chandelier earrings.

Just take it from WhoWhatWear who recently called them “a party on your earlobes” and stated that they’ll be the reigning trend of the holiday party season! Personally I couldn’t agree more and am already planning them into all my party looks.

Here’s a roundup of my favourite statement earring styles from the collection to help you get your earlobes party ready

The Inez Statement Earring has high impact without breaking the bank. These beauties pack a lot of punch for the low price of $65 and they’re ultra-lightweight and comfortable making them perfect for hitting the dance the floor. Also, who doesn’t love a glam gold look for the holiday season?

The Iris Jade Drop Earrings are a modern but timeless earring that instantly elevate any look. Nothing says elegance like a long drop earring, and the neutral tones make it easy to pair with almost anything!

For those of you looking to add a little color to your holiday look the Idra Multi Color Statement Earrings are just what you need. These fun unique earrings are a party in accessory form! Made with beautiful Agate Crystals and golden Brass these earrings are like a wearable piece of art.

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Into the trend but still want to look at some other styles? Head to the site and check out all the Dolorous earrings to find a pair that’s perfect for you!

How to care for and clean your jewelry

A few tricks to breath new life into your brass, silver, and gold jewelry!

Jewelry is such an intimate item, and wearing your favourite pieces day in and day out can add tarnish to even the most glittering gems. Here are a few tricks to put some shine back into your most dearly loved jewelry.

First rule, don't underestimate the power of a little soap and water! Warm water and grease cutting dish soap can go a long way to adding some luster back to your beloved jewels. My advice is to fill a small bowl with warm to hot water (this way you avoid the risk of losing something you love down the drain.) Add a few drops of dish soap. For rings and more solid pieces give them a gentle rub between your fingers, for more delicate pieces and fine chains let them soak for 10-15 minutes before rinsing them off and drying them. 

For more heavily tarnished pieces a little extra elbow grease may be needed and there are plenty of DIY solutions made with ingredients you have at home!

 DIY tricks to keeping your jewelry clean with common household products

DIY tricks to keeping your jewelry clean with common household products

The Baking Soda bath: mix 2 parts baking soda with one part warm water creating a thick paste. Then, drop in your tarnished jewelry and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then rinse off your jewelry and gently pat until it's completely dry. This method is very gentle meaning it's appropriate for any jewelry (other than pearls which are extremely delicate and porous and should only be gently patted with warm water on a soft cloth)

When cleaning Brass or Copper my personal favourite household remedy is a toothpaste bath! Mix 1 part toothpaste with 1 part warm water, submerge your tarnished jewelry and let it sit for 30min - 1hr. At this point you can rinse it thoroughly with warm water until clean, or for a more thorough polishing, give it a bit of a scrub with a gentle toothbrush. Even the trickiest to polish chains will look better after this refresher!

My favourite cleaner for tarnished silver is also the most unlikely. This tasty household condiment isn't just ideal for backyard BBQs, it's also highly effective at cleaning Sterling Silver. Have you guessed yet? It's Ketchup! You read that right, ketchup may just be the hardest working condiment in your fridge. To make your silver jewelry sparkle like new just fill a small bowl with ketchup and completely submerge your tarnished silver. Let it sit for 10-20. minutes depending on the amount of tarnish and then rinse your jewelry with warm water while rubbing the piece between your fingers (I recommend doing so over a bowl so you don't risk losing anything down the drain). If it needs a little extra work you can brush it very softly with a gentle brush however, be careful as rough abrasives will leave lines on your delicate silver. 

If all else fails then the best line of defence is jewelry polishing cloths. They are relatively inexpensive, can last a long time if used carefully, and are amazing at cleaning and polishing up any pure metal jewelry. These cloths are infused with professional grade polishing compound made to remove tarnish and add lustre with little effort. 

All Dolorous jewelry is made with solid Brass or Silver (with the exception of a small selection of Rose Gold Plated styles) and can be cleaned using the recommended methods listed above. Also, don't forget, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and sometime a little tarnish can add a unique beauty to some styles of jewelry. Theres no harm in a little tarnish if you like how it looks!