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Check the Quality of Silver Jewelry

Different grades of silver are available, and it is a good idea to check the jewellery is high quality before you buy it. In America, an item can only be marketed as silver if it is an alloy that contains at least 90% fine silver. The lowest quality of silver available will therefore be marked 900. Standard silver or sterling silver is a slightly better quality alloy (92.5% silver) and will be marked 925. The highest quality of silver that is usually sold at jewellery and tableware stores is referred to a Britannia Silver and will be an alloy containing of 95.8% fine silver. This will be stamped 958. Some lower quality silver jewellery will also be plated with a very thin coating of fine silver to give it a perfect finish, and will be stamped with 999 as well as the other quality mark in order to denote this. If you are in doubt about what quality silver your jewellery is, check the product thoroughly to find the quality stamp. This mark may be very small so you may have to examine the item carefully with a magnifying glass. The mark will usually be located on the bottom, back …

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Get Light and Colorfully Dressed for Summer

Goodbye to the darker shades

In keeping with the riot of colorful flowers blooming everywhere, light and bright colors are in. Are men and boys going to wear those delicate shades of yellow and green, blue and orange? Yes, and why not? You certainly will not wear the darker shades and certainly not black. That might turn out to be dangerous with excessive heat and active, busy lifestyles out in them could result in a stroke. Don’t forget to keep sufficiently hydrated with a variety of liquids.

Put away those heavy costumes and boots

It is time for the dry-cleaned woolens to rest before they are back in action later after you have perspired for months. While you sweat it out now and take to ACs and coolers, it is a relief to get away from those heavy suits, the footwear, and the warm underclothing. While those late night parties in the cold were enjoyable, it is a different carefree attitude now. Let go for the moment and forget those stories of the homeless freezing to death on snowy nights after sleeping on the pavement.

Cotton and silks will do the trick

Whether shirts or trousers, kurta sets with waistcoats, …

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