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What Are the Differences Between Pandora and Trollbeads Jewelry?

Also, are these two brands compatible with each other?I thought that I'd answer a couple of questions that I'm often asked. Trollbeads and Pandora brand charms are made by two completely different companies. Of the two companies, Trollbeads is the oldest.  Trollbeads jewelry products have a chain that is a little thinner than Pandora brand chains. You will also find that Trollbeads products are also different in the way the charms attach to the bracelets or necklaces.For Pandora Jewelry brand chains, there is a special threaded end. Each charm is also threaded on the inside. To add more charms to a Pandora bracelet, you need to twist the bead charm onto the bracelet or necklace. Pandora jewelry products are made this way, so their charms won't accidentally slide off. I think this is quite a smart idea, because when you are adding or changing...

Fertility Charms

Do fertility charms work? Thinking about wearing ovulation charms is nothing that new. Since way back when many women have surrounded themselves by fertility symbols and stones thought to carry the particular power that would increase her fertility so that she'd be able to conceive. In numerous tribes, clans and cultures the women from around the globe would sew these stones in to their garments, decorate their bedrooms with "stones of love" and create all kinds of jewelry including fertility necklaces, charms and bracelets.For a social connection these women gathered in a ceremony (a sort of pre-baby shower) for a woman. The ceremony would include giving a gift of a fertility charm, necklace or bracelet offered as a hand me down from mother to daughter, or from one woman to another in the group in a fertility celebration in her right-of-passage...

How to Make a Personalized Silver Charm Bracelet

No matter what your age may be, the process of creating a personalized silver charm bracelet is both fun and exciting. With all of the variety in silver charms out there on the market, it's now easier than ever to make a unique piece of jewelry. Whether for yourself, a friend, or someone you love, all you need is a little forethought to make a truly special charm bracelet - and you'll have fun at the same time!Choose a Quality Bracelet Before you get too wrapped up in picking through the charms themselves, go and find a good silver bracelet. You want to make sure that the links have large enough openings that you'll be able to hook the charms on later. Also make sure that the bracelet isn't too long. Keep in mind the length of the wrist or ankle of the person the charm bracelet is for.Pick Your Theme The best charm bracelets are those that are...

New Trends in Charm Bracelets

The charm bracelet has been a popular gift for decades, and the appeal doesn't seem to be waning at all. In fact, many women are pulling out the bracelets from their youth and finding new charms to bring it current. That's the beauty of the charm bracelet: it just won't ever go out of style.While the bracelet is guaranteed to always be fashionable, there are new fashions in these bracelets that may change the way that women view them. Jewelers like Pandora have developed bracelets that are meant specifically for women, and these new bracelets bring about a style all their own. The Pandora bracelet seems to combine the charm of the traditional trinket bracelet and the sleek sophistication of the Italian charm bracelet. Most women will buy the Pandora bracelet, or one very similar, with several beads and charms already in place. These beads and...

What Is a Charm Bracelet?

Charm bracelets have been around for thousands of years, but the trend for wearing them has changed and developed dramatically during this time.For instance, one of the most iconic images of a charm bracelet is that of famed jeweller Tiffany and Co, who introduced their first charm bracelet in 1889. This was a silver link bracelet with just one charm, a dangling heart. This heart charm has since gone on to become something of a trademark for Tiffany's.Charm bracelets and the wearing of charms dates back as far as 600 BC with materials such as clay and bone being used. It is also thought that back then charms were worn as a sort of talisman to represent good luck and fight off evil spirits.The meaning and functionality of charm bracelets has also changed with time. In wartime, soldiers would bring home charms as a form of trinket for their loved...

The Meaning Behind Evil Eye Bracelet Charm Jewelry

The Evil eye bracelet and other charm jewelry are inspired by the belief of one having the power to cause bad luck or injury to the person their gaze is directed to. The belief is that a person, who is normally good and not malicious in any form, has the ability to harm you, your children, your livestock or trees by looking at them with envy. Charms are worn to protect us from this powerful gaze and direct it back to the source from which it came.You can understand the true meaning of that if you are already familiar with the British and Scottish term for it. They use the word 'overlooking', which means that the gaze has remained for too long on the object to which a person covets, whether it is a person, animal or thing. Therefore the one who harbors jealously is not necessarily an 'evil' person.A Deeper Look Into The Evil Eye Bracelet and Evil...

Personalizing Your Crafts With Pewter Charms

When you think of charms you think of jewelry. You may imagine a bracelet with multiple charms, each having a special story or, you may think of a single charm hanging from a necklace. While these two are probably the more popular uses of charms, they are not the only uses.Many people passionate about crafts have found many uses for charms besides the typical ones. Charms can be used for bookmarks, scrapbook pages or can even be put on greeting cards.Pewter charms have gained popularity for their wide range of uses. Pewter has a beautiful silver color that will add a touch of brilliance to any craft. Charms come in many different styles and shapes which widens the potential uses.Pewter manufacturers offer pewter charms in styles such as horses, nautical, zodiac & horoscope symbols, and many more. Charms are perfect for bracelets and necklaces...

Good Luck Charms and Their Meaning

Did you know that good luck charms are used for centuries for different purposes? Yes, they have myriad uses. Some of them used it to bring prosperity, luck and fortune to the wearer, while some used it to ward off evil spirits and bad luck in their lives.Whatever their reasons, they exist not only to bring good luck, ward off misfortune, but also as ornament to beautify our homes and ourselves.What are good luck charms?These are also known as amulets or talismans to bring luck and good fortune to bearers. For centuries, different cultures have their own superstitious and traditions on how these items were used, ranging from protecting warriors during battle, to ward off bad fortune, to bring luck and as a magical magic to make someone love somebody.Regardless of the truthfulness of these superstitions, some individuals use it to achieve...

Silver Charm Bracelets

Want to attract that special person into your life? Why not wear a silver charm bracelet? Or why not give him or her one?Silver charm bracelets can be specially made to order from the best jewelry store in your town or purchased from the internet. And you can choose which charms to attach to the silver bracelet - special beads, crystals, shells, precious stones, and so on (you can even have a bit of everything on your charm bracelet!) These charms can help you get your message across. Simply give specific instructions to your jeweler and they will do the rest. They never run out of ideas for the best silver charm bracelet for you. Then again, you can also make your own silver charm bracelets. The beautiful thing about charm bracelets is that you can make a story out of them. For example, if you want to have a sort of reminder of your recent...

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet Guide

There are two main silver charm bracelets: Italian charm bracelets and European charm and bead bracelets. Both types of silver bracelet permit the unrestricted combination of sterling silver charms and beads, but they differ in the fundamental design of the way the charms are attached to the underlying bracelet.What differentiates an Italian charm bracelet is that Italian charms snap into place on the bracelet frame. The simplified European charm and bead bracelet threads through the charms much like the traditional stringing of pearls. Sterling silver charms on European charm bracelets are attached depending on the charm design: they can be threaded, with the chain running through the center of the charm, or the charm can dangle down.For the majority, the European silver charm and bead bracelet makes more purchasing sense due to its simplicity,...

European Charms and Glass Beads Are All The Rage

Charms and beads have been around for centuries. Often, the words charms and beads are used interchangeably resulting in confusion. They are similar, yet they are very different. Officially, charms are attached to and hang from a chain, whereas beads are strung with a wire running through them. While this is a simple definition, it does aptly distinguish the difference between charms and beads.Charms date back to as far as 75,000 years ago. They are made with a unique design or words or some other type of artistic customization, and they hang on a chain using a bale or a jump ring.The wearing of charms began as a way to keep evil spirits or to bad luck away. Egyptians used charms as a sign of luck and faith. Early Christians hid tiny fish charms in their clothing as a way of revealing themselves to other Christians. Medieval knights wore charms...

Measuring For the Pandora Charm Bracelet

What is the correct way to measure your wrist for a Pandora Bracelet? Surely the simplest way to get fitted for a Pandora bracelet is to go to the jewelry shop and try different sized bracelets on, that way you're sure to find one that is the best fit for you.Bracelets range in size from 16cm to 23 cms in length. Common lengths are between 19 to 22 cm, that size range seems to fit most women.When measuring the bracelet, you need to remember to leave enough room to add the charms. You can't have the bracelet that snug fitting that there's no room to slip on any charms. If you're planning on adding a full set of charms then you will need to have even less slack on the bracelet itself. Again, the salespeople in the jewelry shops are trained to offer you the best advice on what will fit best, so you should follow their suggestions on the size of the...
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