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Back to the Beach

Esther F Gorden

Tags Beach, safety tips, summer jewelry care

CaptiveLove’s Jewelry Survival Tips: Summer Edition Summer means sun, beaches and for you, not so great for your jewelry. Here’s why. * Summer’s heat brings on sweat. Besides the unwanted aroma, sweat contains body acids. An acid environment can hasten tarnish on your shiny metals and eat away tarnish from your oxidized jewelry. * Chlorine and saltwater can interact with some metals and other materials, affecting finish or color. * The sun's UV rays can damage popular gemstones like amethyst, citrine, sapphires, rose quartz and smoky quartz. * Lotions and sunscreens contain chemicals which can affect finishes. * Sand...

Need Help Planning Your BDSM Wedding?

Wedding planning can be difficult, not to mention stressful…especially if your wedding plans are west of conventional. This year CaptiveLove® Jewelry became a vendor in The Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide.  I wanted BDSM, Goth, Biker, LGBTQ+ and Vanilla couples to easily find their way to me for their commitment jewelry needs.   The Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide is a curated collection of wedding planners, photographers, dress and suit makers, jewelers, cake bakers, florists, venues, etc. who specialize in providing alternative lifestyle communities a personalized wedding/commitment ceremony experience.  The Offbeat Bride website was created in 2006 by Ariel Meadow Stallings to support...

Why I’d Want All The Collars

Esther F Gorden

Tags Alt Wedding, bdsm lifestyle, Collars, Style, Wedding Jewelry

I remember the shock on my fiancée’s face when I said I wasn’t going to wear my wedding ring every day.  It was a modern, classic, slim diamond baguette style that I favored, AND I felt I was going to need alternate choices like a plain gold band for going to the gym, and perhaps something a little more tailored (but not diamond studded) for work, and most definitely a “faux” cubic zirconia version for vacations. What my fiancée didn’t understand was that jewelry for me wasn’t a symbol, it was ornamentation.  For me, love and commitment resided in my...


Esther F Gorden

Comments 2 Tags Alt Bride, Alt Wedding, Wedding, Wedding Jewelry

I would wager that most women have had visions of their fantasy wedding starting from childhood.  Little girls play dress up as the bride, after all it is an encouraged game…a way that society steers females into the roles it expects them to fulfill.  That vision of the perfect wedding might change a little as the girl grows into a woman, but being the princess, all decked out with satin and lace, with Daddy walking her down the aisle to her beloved, generally remains at the heart of it. That did not happen for me.  I don’t recall visions of...

Holiday Sale Shopping Made Easier

Esther F Gorden

Tags holiday shopping, holiday2020, shopping made easier

  Holiday shopping can be time consuming and stressful.  CaptiveLove® Jewelry feels your pain and suggests this easy way to shop our website using the Search Feature located at the bottom of each page, and these popular Search Terms: Padlock or Circle, for designs across all categories that feature a padlock or a circle (O-ring) Petite Collection, for designs across all categories that are sized for the delicately proportioned woman, or for those who like discreet jewelry For Him, designs across all categories that are man-sized or unisex Statement, collars of high design with the most impact Wedding, brides, bridesmaids,...