For those who lives in the United kingdom, here is an adequate information about price of white gold diamond rings. Includes discounts and shipping fee applicable on site.
Why I Prefer White Gold Rings Instead of Platinum
I enjoy accessorizing with nice jewelry, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, and spend a considerable sum of money on these products annually
I have a large collection that is growing with each new bit I add. I used to prefer platinum items as the color offsets my epidermis tones very nicely, but that took a huge toll on my price range. So these days I've looked to white gold jewelry as an alternative, and absolutely love to be able to purchase beautiful pieces to get a fraction of the expense
I'm surprised at how little most people know about white gold jewelry. It's almost exactly the same as the more traditional yellow version, except for the types of alloys used in the manufacturing process. White gold jewelry is often mixed with silver and palladium, and then plated with rhodium to give it a platinum-like finish. In fact, it's hard to tell quality white gold jewelry apart from platinum, especially when just looking at it with the naked eye. There are some issues with the rhodium plating wearing off after a while, but that can be fixed easily and inexpensively with a quick trip to the jewelers.
Other than that, however, white gold jewelry is every bit as durable and valuable as the yellow variety. Plus, this alloy looks terrific no matter what form it takes. I have a number of rings that are all positively gorgeous, while my favorite necklace is a breathtaking piece that never fails to elicit tons of compliments whenever I wear it. White gold jewelry makes a perfect setting for diamonds, so it's no wonder that the tennis bracelets I own earn a lot of nice comments as well.
You're probably wondering how I afford all of these items, right? Well, since I don't make even close to six figures, I just have to be a smart shopper in order to feed my addiction. I have never, ever paid full retail price for any piece in my collection -- not even the to-die-for items that I had to scrimp and save for months to buy. Instead, I force myself to have patience and wait for sales. Moreover, I've been known to buy white gold jewelry online from various discount shops and wholesalers at cut-rate prices. It does take some time to find reputable online dealers who sell the genuine article at these discounts, but once that happens, it's an easy matter to go back again and again. What's more, since I'm such a good customer, some of these online shops even allow me to request specific pieces that I want, and then they go out of their way to track down the merchandise for me. Now that's amazing service!
Anyway, if you're addicted to accessorizing as much as I am, then I recommend buying white gold jewelry instead of platinum. You'll save money and be able to buy more stuff this way -- and no one ever has to know the difference!
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You can have the 3D movie experience at home with your own homemade 3D glasses. With the invention of 3D DVD players and many blockbuster 3D movies being released, it is useful to know how to make your own 3D glasses so you can fully enjoy the interactive experience provided by this technology.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Red and green cellophane
Paper or thick board
Tape or glue
1)Draw the outline of the glasses on a blank piece of 8.5-by-11 inch paper. Use the longer end of the paper to trace out your glasses with a pencil. Create two eyeholes in the middle of the paper and cut the outline. They can be as wide as they need to be, however, you may need to fit them around your face and cut a section out to accommodate the nose if needed.
2)Cut out two holes in cellophane to fit the holes in the glasses. You can trace the outline of the eyeholes by placing the cellophane over the template and tracing out the holes with a black marker.
3)Cut out the holes with a pair of scissors. Tape or glue the cellophane eyeholes to the inside of the paper glasses.
Tips & Warnings
Alternatively, you can pop out the lenses from an old pair of glasses and insert the cellophane eyeholes.
Call it a marketing scheme, high demand or simply advancing technology, but 3D movies have infiltrated movie theaters across the country. Consumers looking to duplicate the 3D experience at home may purchase a 3D television, turning their living room into a 21st century entertainment center. However, simply owning a 3D TV will not accomplish this task.
The Name Says It All
Those who own a 3D TV have the ability to play games, watch movies and television shows with a stereoscopic effect, which is another way of saying with depth. Traditional televisions only display content in 2D -- height and width -- while 3D televisions supply depth, or a third dimension. This third dimension is what gives 3D TV its name. Most 3D TVs have the ability to function as a standard 2D television, in case the owner wishes to watch content in a more traditional fashion.
To be able to watch 3D movies or shows at home you will have to purchase a 3D-compatible television. Simply purchasing 3D glasses will not add depth to traditional television sets. As of 2011, a handful of companies make 3D televisions, including Samsung, Vizio, Sony, LG and Panasonic. The prices can range, but most models cost at least $1,900. Consumers will also need a device to play the 3D content, such as a Blu-ray player or a PlayStation 3 that has been updated to handle 3D.
Those interested in playing 3D video games should be aware of which consoles offer the most titles. As of 2011, the PlayStation 3 has the widest selection of 3D games, followed by the Xbox 360 and then the Nintendo Wii. Outside of sporting events, most television shows are not broadcast in 3D. Only a handful of networks -- including ESPN and Discovery -- have announced 3D channels. All those who wish to watch 3D will need their own set of glasses. According to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, roughly 5 to 10 percent of Americans cannot view 3D images due to stereo blindness. If they were to view a 3D TV with glasses, the images would still appear in 2D. As of 2011, glasses-free 3D televisions are only available in Japan.
Fotolia.com"> Bring the cinema experience into your home with a large screen TV. amazed friends image by Dmitri MIkitenko from Fotolia.com
Invest in a big screen television and you can transform the living room of your house into your own mini cinema. Forget the movie crowds and prices and instead invite your friends over to enjoy your favorite film on a larger-than-life TV screen. However, size is not everything, and thanks to new technology there are several types of large screen TVs available, including those with 3D technologies and high definition capabilities.
Since 2009 and the popularity of cinema blockbusters such as Avatar and Alice in Wonderland in 3D, the possibility of bringing such visual technologies into your own home now exists. The TV itself works by tricking your brain into thinking that both eyes are seeing one complete picture at a time, when in reality the screen actually projects separate images between each eye to give the illusion of a completed 3D picture. To see the dimensions properly you also need a Blu-ray 3D DVD player and a pair of 3D glasses, which block each eye at a rapid rate and ensure that the left and right image sides are projected to the intended eye. Some of the more reputable and reliable 3D big screen TV models include the 63-inch Samsung PN63C8000 and the 65-inch Panasonic TC-P65VT25.
High definition televisions (known as
HDTVs) are sets that produce a higher resolution picture than other standard TVs. The biggest difference between a conventional set and a high definition set is the pixel count. Pixels are the minuscule dots that make up a TV screen and produce the color and display of any program or film. A HDTV screen has up to double the amount of pixels, thus making the image resolution higher and the picture sharper and more defined. HDTV is best enjoyed on a large screen so as to get the most out of a pixel-perfect picture, and some of the more popular models include the 82-inch Mitsubishi WD-82737 and the 65-inch Panasonic Viera TC-P65S2.
An LCD TV works by using a matrix of thin-filled transistors--known as TFTs--to charge a thin layer of liquid-crystal-filled cells wedged between two sheets of glass. When the electrical charge from the TFTs hits the cells, they become untwisted to an exact degree and filter a specific amount of white light through the screen. This process is known as subtraction and the crystal cells block out certain wavelengths of color until the desired shade or tone is projected through to make an image. Like an HDTV, you are only going to get the most immersive experience with a larger TV where the rich colors of the LCD screen will be much clearer and more obvious. Some large screen models to consider include the 55-inch Samsung LN55C650 and the 65-inch Phillips BDL655IV.