Charm Jewelry: It's Not Just For Kids

Written by Antigone Arthur

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Silver charms and gold charms may run anywhere from $2 allrepparttar way up to $2000 depending onrepparttar 145973 materialsrepparttar 145974 charm bracelets are made from. You can purchase chains or starter charm bracelets without any dangles forrepparttar 145975 $20 or less price range in most cases. Less expensive versions crafted of sterling silver with one charm can be purchased. The more expensive charms are usually gold charms crafted of 18k gold with diamonds and other precious gems embedded inrepparttar 145976 charm.

Italian charm bracelets $10 to $100 or more depending onrepparttar 145977 quality andrepparttar 145978 charms included. Their affordability makes them very popular among younger consumers, who are interested in investing in trendy jewelry that won't breakrepparttar 145979 bank.

Price will also vary depending onrepparttar 145980 number of charms that come pre-fashioned with a particular piece of jewelry. Keep in mind that with charm bracelets, you can start with as little as 1 charm or buy into a bracelet that has several charms pre-selected. The choices are literally endless when it comes to charm jewelry.

Building a Unique Charm Bracelet

Anyone can create their own unique charm bracelet, whether Italian style or traditional. If you can't find something that exactly fits your needs and personality, why not create your own? Crafting individualized charm jewelry is increasingly popular among jewelry fans young and old alike. You can even create your own personalized family heirloom thanks torepparttar 145981 versatility charm jewelry has to offer.

Before you begin you'll need to decide whether you want an Italian style or traditional bracelet; remember thatrepparttar 145982 traditional style holds charms that dangle, whilerepparttar 145983 Italian version has charms that are embedded in chain links.

Once you decide this you can decide on a starter chain bracelet. There are literally hundreds of different starter bracelets to choose from. Consider your personal preferences. Do you preferrepparttar 145984 look of gold or silver? Perhaps you like a combination of both? You'll also want to have an idea of what size starter bracelet you need. Often you can tell this by measuring your wrist. You can do this by taking your thumb and middle finger and wrapping around your wrist. If your two fingers just touch, you'll probably need a medium. If they overlap, a small charm bracelet will work best for you. If your fingers do not touch, then you'll likely need a large.

Once you have decided on a type of chain and sizing, you can begin selectingrepparttar 145985 perfect charms! Consider a theme, charms that represent personal interests, places you'd like to travel to, or hobbies.

Remember that charm bracelets are a fun and unique way of buying or making jewelry that expresses your style and personality in a unique way!

Antigone Arthur is an award-winning author and freelance writer providing consumer information on such topics as charm bracelets, gold charms, and sterling silver charms.

Men's Jewelry: It's Not Just for Women Anymore

Written by Antigone Arthur

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Finding Quality Men's Jewelry

Finding quality mens jewelry isn't difficult at all. More and more consumers are turning torepparttar internet, buying mens jewelry online rather than in traditional department stores. The benefits of buying mens jewelry online are obvious. A consumer can browse thousands of unique and detailed selections, from mens wedding bands, bracelets, watches and more. Why not shop fromrepparttar 145972 comfort of your home?

Consumers should be looking for several things when shopping online, particularly if buying a mens diamond wedding band. When it comes to diamonds, there are several important indicators of quality including cut, color, clarity and carat. Cut refers torepparttar 145973 shape ofrepparttar 145974 diamond; there are several different cuts available including:

  • Round
  • Oval
  • Pear
  • Marquis
  • Emerald

Color of course refers torepparttar 145975 color ofrepparttar 145976 stone; not all diamonds are clear. In fact, most are a definitive color such as yellow, blue or green. All diamonds have hints of some color in them. When a mens diamond wedding ring shows little evidence of flaws,repparttar 145977 clarity is good. The weight ofrepparttar 145978 stone of course isrepparttar 145979 carat, and price often reflects this valuable assessment.

Other signs of quality in mens jewelry include price, craftsmanship and originality. Antique jewelry is an oft popular option for men looking for something unique or one of a kind. Most antique jewelry offers quality that is time tested and trustworthy.

Tips for Maintaining Men's Jewelry

Once you've foundrepparttar 145980 perfect piece of jewelry, you have to care for it properly so that it lasts a lifetime. The best way to do this is to cleanrepparttar 145981 jewelry frequently to remove built up dirt. The best substances to clean a mens wedding band with are jewelry cleaning solutions or alcohol. These same products can be used on other pieces, such as cufflinks, clips and bracelets. You can clean most mens jewelry with a soft bristled toothbrush. Also remember to bringrepparttar 145982 jewelry in to a jeweler on occasion, particularly if you have purchased a mens diamond wedding band. The jeweler will be able to inspectrepparttar 145983 jewelry for loose prongs or damage torepparttar 145984 ring. Lastly, mens jewelry should always be kept in a mens jewelry box. The kitchen counter or dresser top is no place for valuable gems!

A Final Word on Men's Jewelry

When buying mens jewelry, be sure you take enough time to look atrepparttar 145985 wide selection available. Take your time. Remember that shopping for jewelry can be fun. Findrepparttar 145986 right piece, and you can pass it down from generation to generation. You even haverepparttar 145987 option of customizing jewelry to match your own unique personality and style preferences. When it comes to mens jewelry,repparttar 145988 options are limitless. Masculinity, femininity, pride and personality…all haverepparttar 145989 potential to shine withrepparttar 145990 help of a jewel or two.

Antigone Arthur is an award-winning author and freelance writer providing consumer information on such topics as online jewelry stores, mens jewelry, and mens wedding bands.

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