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How to Tell If a Diamond is Real or Fake |

When it comes to buying diamonds, you want to be certain that you’re actually getting what you’re paying for. There are a lot of diamond imitations out there that surprisingly look like the real thing, so you need to take steps to ensure a diamond is real and pure before you purchase it. Check out the helpful tips below so you can do just that the next time you’re shopping for these precious stones.


New Years Eve Style Ideas with Morana

New Years Eve Style Ideas with Morana

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me you’ve been planning your look for a while. Everything from the clothes you wear to the accessories, shoes, and hair style. Men just don’t understand the amount of planning and effort we put into this holiday.

Or maybe you’re not stressing it and haven’t put any thought into what you’ll wear. Maybe you’re planning on sitting at home and watching the ball drop in your living room. I have done that and loved it, but this year it’s all about celebrating and having fun. For me that means going out.

If you have plans or are planning on making plans (quick nod to the procrastinators among us) I have a few ideas on accessorizing. It’s amazing how a few pieces can totally transform an outfit. I hope you find this helpful and if you have more New Years Eve accessorizing ideas be sure to leave a comment and let me know!

Casual New Years Eve Style

Glamorous New Years Eve Style

Sexy New Years Eve Style

The Morana website is full of great accessories for everyday, special events, gifting and social outings. What I really love is that they offer most of their designs in multiple colors. So, if your skin tone is more suited to gold or silver, you’re in luck! There are modern, elegant, trendy, and modest pieces to choose from.

Another thing to love about Morana is their prices. While they do have some higher priced jewelry, there are pieces at unbelievably low prices. It is so fun to browse around their site and get ideas for new outfits. Regardless of your style or budget, you can bet Morana has something you’re sure to love! Be sure to check them out for your New Years Eve Styling needs!

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– 12/26/2015~1/9/2016: Take 25% off from regularly priced items ($15 or more) AND get EXTRA savings with Morana coupons!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MORANA. The opinions and text are all mine.

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry – Always Unique

“You’re such a girl!” Those were the words I heard from my friend when I opened up a package from Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry. Inside was a pair of Lucie gold earrings (sent for editorial consideration) that I instantly fell in love with. They weren’t your ordinary, run of the mill, mass-manufactured earrings. They had a noticeable uniqueness about them and for a non-gold wearing chica like me to say I love them is saying a lot!

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry

The first thing that got me was the textured appearance of the Lucie Gold Earrings. I normally only wear white gold or silver jewelry due to my skin tone. The fact that these aren’t your typical gold earrings made me love them.

Probably my favorite thing about the Lucie earrings is how light-weight they are. Normally with hanging earrings there is a pull, or tug, on the ear. If you have worn anything but studs I’m sure you can understand how problematic that can get. With the earrings from Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry I couldn’t even tell I was wearing earrings.

Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry

I’ve been browsing the Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry website for a while now and can truly say Spring wouldn’t be the same without statement jewelry from Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry. Everything is unique – there is no mass manufacturing. Each piece of statement jewelry is made from brass, sterling silver and 14K gold filled. Each element is hand cut, formed, and stamped. Also, everything is made proudly in the USA!

If you’re looking for awesome statement jewelry to add to your spring or summer wardrobe you’ll definitely want to check out Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry. The uniqueness alone makes these pieces must-haves. Stay in touch with Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry for the latest trends and unique jewelry by following on social media.

Helen Ficalora Heart Charm Review

I am a total sucker for pretty pink boxes… especially when they come with a cute little bow! Just look at this box I received from Helen Ficalora (for editorial consideration). Helen Ficalora (4)

Presentation says a lot to me and the presentation of this box automatically started the love. A company that does that obviously cares about their customers and gift recipients. It takes me forever to tie a bow, and this was hand tied, not glued!

The box opened up in such a neat way, like its own miniature jewelry box. So cute!
Helen Ficalora (1)

Inside the box was this gorgeous Solid Sterling Silver Cutout Heart Disk Charm. Just look at the texture on the charm. It has so much personality for such a little piece of jewelry.

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The chain matches perfectly and is extremely light weight (but still durable, yay!). The charm itself is exactly what I would want to receive as a Valentine’s Day gift. It can say so much! It is what I like to consider a universal gift.

You could give it to a family member to show your love. The same thing for a spouse/partner. The chain comes separate so anyone with a charm collection would absolutely love this.
Helen Ficalora

If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for that special someone, whether it’s mom, your BFF, your wife…, the Solid Sterling Silver Cutout Heart Disk Charm is a great choice. Besides the charm being gorgeous, the packaging is perfect for anyone not as crafty as some. There are tons of other charm options (including letter charms) available from the Helen Ficalora website. You can also connect with them on their social media accounts.

Giveaway Alert

Silver _A_ on chainVisit the Helen Ficalora website and let me know what your favorite piece of jewelry is.

One person will be selected at random to win a Sterling Silver Alphabet Charm on a Sterling Silver 18″ Fine Chain. Just leave a comment telling me what your favorite piece from Helen Ficalora is below.

This giveaway is open to US & CA residents and will end on February 6th, 2015.

Sterling Silver Alphabet Charm on a Sterling Silver 18″ Fine Chain.

Rica Jewels California Review:  Emerald Sterling Silver Earrings

Rica Jewels California Review: Emerald Sterling Silver Earrings


I’m a jewelry fanatic. I thoroughly love how a simple pair of earrings, a necklace or bracelets can transform an outfit. I’m all about effortless fashion, as you’ll come to learn about me. When I was given the chance to review a piece from the Rica Jewels California Etsy shop I jumped on it.

I was in awe looking at the beautiful, handcrafted jewelry.

The piece that screamed “Pick me, Pick me!” was the Emerald Sterling Silver Earrings. I adore emeralds, the deep green color is so beautiful and it compliments so many complexions. The earrings themselves are absolutely gorgeous. See for yourself.

Rica Jewels California Review: Emerald Sterling Silver EarringsNormally you’d expect a picture to be at least a little deceiving. However, as great as this photo is it just doesn’t do the Emerald Sterling Silver Earrings justice. They are breathtakingly beautiful and I feel so lucky to own them. Just look at the craftsmanship; each crystal carefully placed. The setting done just right. Everything about them just screams “wow!”

Rica Jewels California Review- Emerald Sterling Silver Earrings (1)The only thing that I could possibly say against these stunning earrings is the posts are a little bigger than what my ears are used to. There was no problem getting them in, however, and I can’t even tell once I’m wearing them.

The drop length is perfect for my taste, long enough to hit where I want it and not so long that they’re gaudy or in the way. There’s no uncomfy brushing of the neck or shoulders with these!Rica Jewels California Review- Emerald Sterling Silver Earrings (2)

Something I truly love about Daniela’s shop is her cause. 

A portion of all sales supports her Child Fund sponsored child Luz. I can’t express how amazing this is. Not only does Daniela sponsor a child, but by shopping at her Etsy shop you are also supporting this child! Be sure to read Daniela’s full story on her website, You can also shop directly from her website in addition to her Etsy shop.

Rica Jewels California Review: Emerald Sterling Silver EarringsWhat are you still doing here?! Go – shop – help support Luz! You should also hit the like button for RicaJewels on Facebook, Daniela and her story are such an inspiration.