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New Dog Themed Arrival on Sep 2016

Fashion Jewelry and Fine Jewelry

Jewelry industry is a well establish industry. For years, ladies (and gentlemen, of course) are so obsessed with putting on these shiny, eye-catching little things as part of their daily outfits. In the past, only the upper class or royal family were able to own jewelry in order to show-off their social status; the lower class could never afford to have one as they could barely feed themselves and had no time to even think about owning a single piece of jewelry. Nowadays with the advancement of technology and the industrialization of jewelry industry, fashion jewelry industry which targets low to middle class customers is now becoming another big industry to cater customers who don’t want to spend too much on “fine jewelry”. You can see that many jewelry stores sell fashion jewelry instead of fine jewelry because of relatively low inventory risk and blooming low to middle class purchasing power.

Themed Jewelry

No matter which type of jewelry you are looking for – fine jewelry or fashion jewelry, their designs are getting more and more fit for different tastes of jewelry customers: from simple geometric design to complicated artistic design, every piece of jewelry shows how a jewelry designer sees and feels about everything around him/her. So it is very common to see fine jewelry or fashion jewelry with the design of animals, plants, food and every “stuff” around you in daily life. Themed jewelry, as its name suggests, has become a new name for a category of jewelry which the design is based on different “things” (e.g. dogs, cats, birds, flowers, trees, food, dessert) and targets the jewelry lovers who also love these “things”. The advent of theme jewelry helps people who want to find a gifts for her / gifts for him because it is a straight forward choice to present dog themed gifts to dog lovers, right?

Many jewelry stores are selling wide range of jewelry without a theme. Jewelry lovers can only base on the preferred designers or preferred jewelry materials (e.g. 925 sterling silver, gold, diamond) to shop what they want. That’s why we established LoverBirdyAccessories to help jewelry lovers find their beloved design of jewelry piece or to help anyone who is looking for a gift idea for his / her friend who is a jewelry lover AND a lover of “something”. In i-LoveBirdy.com, you can search for anything which could turn to a jewelry design and then take it home!

Dog Themed Jewelry

Recently we are working on adding variety of fashion jewelry with dog themed design. We have jewelry design of different breeds of dogs such as Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, Pug, Bulldog etc. I’m sure this is one of the best places for you to find special piece of fashion jewelry or a jewelry to memorialize your beloved deceased dog.

Here are popular picks:

Cute Shih Tzu Earrings

Cute Shih Tzu Earrings

Cute Pug Earrings

Cute Chihuahua Earrings

Cute Chihuahua Earrings

Funny Bulldog Pendant Necklace

Funny Sausage Dog Pendant Necklace

Funky Yorkshire Terrier Finger Ring

Funky Yorkshire Terrier Finger Ring

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The Difference Between a Pug and a Bulldog

The Difference Between a Pug and a Bulldog

Identifying the differences between a bulldog and a pug may present a challenge to most people. If you were to just glance at a bulldog and a pug, it would be very hard to distinguish between them because these two breeds of dogs look very much alike. As such, I hope this article helps you understand more about them.

Physical Difference

The colors of their coats may be the most obvious way to tell the difference. Bulldogs have a wider range of color combinations such as red, red brindle with while, red piebald, red with black mask, fawn, fawn and white etc. However, pug dogs’ colors are either solid black or fawn with a black mask (so a black mask could be one of the most noticeable features of pugs, of course, except for black pugs).

Another prominent difference between a bulldog and a pug is the size. A bulldog is typically regarded as a “fat dog” (based on how it looks), which weighs around 50-60 pounds it has a bigger body size than pug, which weighs around 20 pounds.

A flat, wrinkly face and undershot jaw are common facial characteristics of both the bulldog and the pug. However, if you take a close look at them (better side-by-side), it is not hard to see that the pug has less wrinkles and a “firmer” face than the bulldog’s prominent dewlap. Pugs have bigger eyes than bulldogs because the pug’s eyes are more protruding. One more difference is that the pug has a curly tail and the bulldog has a relatively shorter and straight tail.

Temperament Difference

Being the best friend of humans I would say both bulldogs and pugs are very sweet in terms of their characteristics. Surprisingly they share very similar temperament & personality. Both bulldogs and pugs are outgoing toward strangers. They are both courageous and friendly, so will get along with all your family members including your other pets very well. If you really want to find out their differences in temperament & personality, I would say that the pug is comparatively more energetic and playful while the bulldog acts (and looks) a little more “lazy”. One more difference is their aggressiveness: perhaps due to the “job” of their ancestors (kidding), which was utilized primarily for bull-baiting in sport arena, the bulldog could be quite an aggressive attacker (compared to the pug). The pug’s ancestors served as companions to monks in China, so it is not hard to see that they are more gentle.

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of a bulldog is around 8-10 years and 12-15 years for pug. I would say that the life expectancy of bulldogs is a little bit shorter than other breeds of dogs, so please treasure every day with your lovely pet dog because you are everything in their life.

Dog Themed Jewelry

There is much fashion jewelry available in the shape of a pug or bulldog. Telling whether a piece of jewelry is a pug shape or a bulldog shape will always be a hard job because of often limited characteristics. But being a dog-themed jewelry lover or as a gift for dog lovers, who cares? They are both super adorable!


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Something You Should Know Before Buying Fashion Jewelry Online – Gold Filled? Gold Plated? Sterling Silver? Silver Plated? What are they!?

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Online shopping is getting more and more popular all over the world. It is now very convenient for people to buy everything online, from daily necessities to items that may have never before imagine buying on the Internet. It makes perfect sense that people purchase their fashion jewelry online, as you don’t need to worry about size the same way as when you buy clothes online. Moreover, there are always tons of different types of fashion accessories online for you to choose from, so you can always find the perfect item to match your personal style/interest.

Unlike buying fashion jewelry in physical stores, when buying online you’ll need to make your purchase decision based on the item photos and description. It’s not hard to see words in online item titles and descriptions like “Gold Plated”, “Gold Filled”, “Silver Plated”, “Silver Filled”, “Sterling Silver”, etc. So what do sellers want to tell you when you see these words? Let me summarize some frequently asked questions that will help you enjoy your online jewelry shopping even more!

Question 1: Is there any reference for purity of gold?

Karat is widely used as a measurement of purity of gold. 1 karat (or 1K gold) means there is 1 part of gold and 23 parts of other metal alloys. So, 24K gold means 100 percent pure gold, 18K gold means 75 percent gold + 25 percent of other metal alloys, etc. Please note that generally pure gold (24K) is too soft for jewelry making; that’s why it is more likely that you will see 18K gold jewelry than 24K gold jewelry.

Question 2: Is there any reference for purity of silver?

In general, there are 2 levels of silver purity you need to know. The first one is fine silver, containing 99.9 percent silver; people call it “999 Fine Silver” or “.999 Fine Silver.” The second one is sterling silver, containing 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent other metal alloys (usually copper); people call it “925 Sterling Silver” or “.925 Sterling Silver.”

Similar to gold, pure silver (Fine Silver) is too soft for jewelry making, so you can easily find many 925 sterling silver jewelries but not fine silver jewelries. There should be a “925” stamp on your sterling silver jewelry to help you identify the purity of silver used.

Question 3: Gold jewelry is expensive; what other choices I have?

Forget about the brand name or design; what matters is the value of material of your jewelry. There are many other forms of gold jewelries for your consideration:

Gold-Filled: Gold-filled is a thin sheet of Karat gold rolled with another thicker sheet of base metal alloy. It is also known as “rolled gold” because of the rolling process. The measurement of gold-filled jewelry uses the ratio of the mass of the Karat gold sheet to the total mass. For example, “1/20 18K” stamp means 5 percent (=1/20) of 18K gold being used. Sometimes you will see an “RGP” stamp, which stands for “rolled gold plated” and is typically with a ratio of 1/40 and 1/50.

Gold-Plated: Gold plating is to deposit a thin layer of gold on the surface of other materials. In the fashion accessories industry, people usually plate gold onto the surface of another metal (usually an alloy) by chemical or electrochemical plating. One common way is dipping the base metal into a bath of electroplating solution after performing a series of processes.

Gold-Vermeil: Gold vermeil means plating gold onto sterling silver.

Question 4: Is it very expensive to buy sterling silver jewelry?

No. In fact, the price of silver is much less than the price of gold. At the time of writing this article, the price of gold is around US$1,350 per oz, where the silver price is just around US$22 per oz! So now you understand why you see so many 925 Sterling Silver jewelries but not many 18K (or even higher) gold jewelries in the fashion jewelry industry.

Question 5: Does gold/silver plating cost much more than non-gold plated/non-silver plating?

Plating gold/silver on a base metal does not make the cost significantly higher, because the plating layer is usually very thin (so never think to resell your gold/silver plated jewelries to scrap gold/silver buyers). However, THICKNESS (measured in micrometer, aka micron) and SURFACE AREA matter to manufacturers because the thicker or bigger the surface area of the jewelry, the higher the cost.

Question 6: Does gold plated/silver plated jewelry easily wear off?

It makes sense that the thicker the plating, the lower chance that the plating will wear off. Unfortunately, it is never easy to judge how thick the plating is without professional equipment. So what you can do is choose reliable jewelry suppliers when making your purchase decision.

Gold/silver plated jewelries react to salts in human sweat, chemical pollutants in the air or chlorine in swimming pools/spas. In order to better protect your beloved jewelries, never take them to exercise/shower with you.

Question 7: Any advice on buying fashion jewelry online?

To be honest, it is almost impossible for ordinary buyers to identify the details of materials and manufacturing processes of fashion jewelries they buy. The best way is to choose reliable suppliers/stores that offer you high quality of service such as 20- or even 30-day return guarantees. We always want to go one step further for you, so if the jewelries you bought from us become tarnished or worn-off within six months, just ship them back to us and we guarantee to send you a new one!