Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's Friday Night and I Just Got Paid

Ok, not really. Today is Sunday and I got paid on Saturday for my freelance endeavors. Also, yesterday not today was the best day ever.

Still, it was an amazing day to be in NYC yesterday. It was the perfect day just to stroll about and drink outside. Normally, drinking for 12 hours straight would leave me with my head in a toilet that night and the better part of the next day.

The fates must have been on my side last night, because I'm not hungover at all. This in and of itself is leading me to believe I'm having a death dream or Inception moment. Oh well, either way I'm not complaining.

The best part about yesterday (besides the weather/getting paid) was the fact that I picked up my necklace from Lori Mclean. (It is the one on the right.) They kindly removed all the glitter from the inside that had become a gooey mess. Yes, I am that idiot that forgets to take her jewelry off before I get into the shower.

Incidents like that are why I get my jewelry maintenance very often. The other times they make their way to the jeweler as they are in dire need of a tune up. I wear estate/antique jewelery a lot and as such they need some TLC every now and again.

Sometimes, it is just a cleaning and other times it is for repair. This level of care is vital for prolonging the life of your treasures and it has to be taken seriously. I mean, if you are like me, god knows you shelled out enough for it!

Believe it or not the best guide to cleaning/maintaining your jewelry is on the Kays Jewelers website. They have some really great tips and some that will be sure to surprise you.
  1. "...[P]lacing your diamond in a glass of plain vodka has also been known to effectively restore its sparkle."

  2. "...[P]latinum is a strong metal but is susceptible to scratches."

  3. "Makeup, hair spray, perfume and other chemicals are very harmful to cultured pearls."

  4. "Also, unlike other color stones, opal is not internally solid but rather gelatinous....It is recommended to clean opals with baby or olive oil to prevent them from drying out."

  5. "Emeralds are treated with oils and waxes to improve clarity."

Now, I'm off to complete a stellar weekend by watching The Expendables. After all, being an 80s baby myself I'm obligated to go.

Friday, August 13, 2010

And I'm Back

I think I must not be getting any hits at all these days. I've been too scared to check! I'm back to posting now that my freelance gig is finally over. Seriously, it was one of the more challenging things I have ever done.

Essentially, I did something I normal do on a small scale and did it for a national scope. Can you imagine how long that took? My fingers are numb - I swear to god. Tonight is a lovely night to spend the spoils of my toiling labor though!

So, look out for more posts in the future