Making the Most Out of Your Spa’s Furniture

If you run a spa, you know there are a million things to keep your eye on in order to guarantee the best service for your customers. One of your primary concerns should be the furniture you use. Keep in mind that the majority of the time your customer spends at your spa will be in those chairs and on those beds. Without taking the time to make the best selection, you can expect dissatisfied customers who will not be returning.

A facial bed is one of the most common forms of furniture use in a spa. That’s because, to put it simply, people love getting facials. It’s a relaxing experience that ends up making your skin look great too. However, if the bed you’re using to administer these facials isn’t doing its job, your staff can’t do theirs.

Look for a facial bed that will be able to accommodate whoever your customer is. Remember that they come in all shapes and sizes, so look for one that can adjust if necessary.

A pedicure chair deservers the same kind of concern. Unlike other spa furniture, it doesn’t have to be so different from the normal version. It just needs to be extremely comfortable to sit in, while allowing the customers feet to sit gently where your staff can reach them easily.


Article submitted by Comfort Soul. The company sells all the salon furniture you need to run your business, plus the supplies to maintain it in operating condition.

The Joy of a Cynthia Findlay Gift

This holiday season, consider purchasing a rare vintage ring or set of earrings for the one you love from Cynthia Findlay Antiques. Cynthia Findlay’s legendary vintage jewellery collection has been created with more than 35 years of experience and knowledge of vintage, antique, and estate jewellery. Each piece of jewellery has been hand-selected for quality and beauty. During the holidays or any meaningful occasion, one of her rare treasures signals a beautiful moment that will stay with the recipient for a lifetime.

The Circular Diamond Brooch is the perfect gift for the holidays. This platinum and 14 karat white gold openwork circular brooch features one old European cut diamond (1.40 carats: SI1 clarity: G-H color), eight old European cut diamonds (1.06 carats: VS clarity: G-H color), and 216 old mine cut diamonds (1.73 carats: SI clarity: G-H color).

Cynthia Findlay also presents the Filigree Engagement Ring, an impressive vintage 18 karate white gold filigree engagement ring. It features one old mind cut diamond (1.47 carats: VS1 clarity: I-J color) and two single cut diamonds (0.07 carats: VS clarity: G-H color).

Cynthia Findlay’s collection also includes jewelry that reflects the unique signature of Art Deco rings. The Art Deco Bracelet is an 18 karat yellow gold and rhodim plated bracelet, featuring seven old European cut diamonds (0.21 carats: SI-I1 clarity: G-H color), thirty-two rose cut diamonds (0.74 carats: SI clarity: G-H color), fourteen scissor cut synthetic blue sapphires (0.83 carats).

These unique Cynthia Findlay pieces are available online and at Cynthia Findlay Antiques in Toronto, Canada.  For more information about the Circular Diamond Brooch, the Filigree Engagement Ring, or the Art Deco Bracelet, please contact the company.

This blog was provided by Cynthia Findlay Antiques, an antique, estate, and contemporary jewellery retailer located in Toronto, Canada. To explore the rest of her vintage rings, please visit the website.

What Makes Jewellery Art Deco?

This article was written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques.

When women want to dazzle with their vintage jewelry, they often choose pieces from the Art Deco era. Items such as Art Deco rings exude fun and confidence. They are reminders of the Jazz Age of the 1920s and the luxury and opulence that came with the era. Adding Art Deco items to your collection of jewelry is a surefire way to bring some sparkle to your look.

The Art Deco era marked a turn away from the ornate, frilly and decidedly feminine pieces of the Edwardian era. Lines were bold and crisp, with hard edges and sharp corners replacing cursive flourishes and rounded arcs. This was made possible largely because of some major advances to the technology of cutting and shaping jewelry. This included the invention of the modern “brilliant cut” that truly emphasized the brilliance of diamonds. In addition, new casting techniques allowed jewelry makers to create settings that were more detailed than ever before.

There are several ways to identify jewelry items that are from the Art Deco era. Among the most common identifying characteristics of Art deco pieces such as antique rings are:

Materials: Some of the most common materials for Art Deco jewelry include Bakelite, white gold, silver, rubies, pearls and metals such as chrome or steel. Platinum is also very common, as jewelers had only recently learned how to use platinum in jewelry.

Designs: Most Art Deco jewelry is based around geometric shapes with sharp angles. Expect to see many vibrant, primary colors instead of muted earthtones. Designs are typically symmetrical and are accented with the use of precious stones.

Type of Jewellery: Brooches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are among the pieces most often associated with the Art Deco movement. But perhaps no item is more closely associated with the Art Deco movement than rings – specifically engagement rings.

This article was written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques. Cynthia Findlay Antiques has a large collection of vintage jewellery available at deeply discounted prices available for sale to the public.