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Sterling Silver Jewelry – Untarnished Truths

There are seemingly unlimited choices on the market for sterling silver jewelry. Varieties in designs of pendants, bracelets, pins, rings, charms, earrings, necklaces, cuff links, and key chains are so abundant that the shopper is not only left mystified, but can literally be overwhelmed. If you are searching for something different like a wonderful sterling silver cuff bracelet or handmade silver earrings, your search will surely not be in vain and will definitely be worth the effort. Jewelry styles are born again and again and are always evolving, so finding just the right piece can be somewhat daunting. Maybe that's not such a bad problem to have after all.The Ins and Outs of Silver JewelryTraditional ornamentation to adorn human beings has been around through the centuries. Both men and women have always enjoyed the glint of fine silver...

Guide to Pandora Jewelry – A Company History, Creating Your Own Charm Bracelet and Care Instructions

This is your everything to know about guide to Pandora jewelry, from Pandora charms and Pandora beads to the Pandora chains and Pandora bracelets and even a little history. Pandora jewelry began as a husband and wife import business in 1982. They would travel to Thailand from Denmark in search of the perfect gem stones. As their demand increased they shifted their focus to more of a wholesale business of jewelry. A few years later they opened their own factory in Thailand and kept to a tighter focus on the design aspect of the jewelry they had collected. Now, 27 years later, this small time jewelry shop has grown into an international global brand name, Pandora, with a team of 35 people located at its head office in Copenhagen, Denmark, a team of over 100 employees servicing the North American region, and 1,000 workers at Pandora Productions, its...

The Pandora Charm Bracelet – So Much In So Little

Just like the myth wherein Pandora opened a tiny box full of surprises, the Pandora charm bracelet offers you so much in a rather small piece. It is surely a favorite among kids from 4 to 92. Because of the variety of the charms, you can freely choose the ones which represent special things in your life and truly make the bracelet sentimental and valuable.Choosing Your CharmThere are virtually thousands of different Pandora charms and beads available when you're choosing a Pandora charm bracelet. Almost all of these are handcrafted while some are one of a kind. Dealers and manufacturers most likely have a brochure wherein you can see all the designs, colors and patterns. You may also want to have custom-made charms and beads to add uniqueness and special meaning to your bracelet.You may be thrilled to know that most Pandora bracelets come with...

Charm Bracelet Gift Giving Ideas

Giving a charm bracelet to your loved one for a special occasion is a great idea. These bracelets are unique and stylish, and you can suit them to any budget or occasion. Before you simply wrap up a starter bracelet or a charm, though, spend some time thinking about these fun gift giving ideas that will make the process of giving and receiving these gifts even more fun and interesting.Of course, you definitely want to put some thought into the charms you put on the bracelet. You might get charms that remind you of where you met the person you're gifting. You can also sum up a person's basic characteristics or preferences in a bracelet, and you can also get charms that suit particular events in that person's life or your relationship. Putting thought into the charms you buy is the first step to really crafting a beautiful bracelet that will be...

The Charms of Southern Women

It's a lot of trouble though, really it is. It takes a long time to fry up a chicken. It's an art to doing it well, one that we here in the south have perfected. The chicken just has to have the side dishes to be complete meaning more time, more effort and more trouble.I was married for two years before my husband had a clue I could fry chicken. Had he known earlier, he would have been whining for that meal every Sunday. I held it back, because frankly, I don't want to be frying chicken all that much.Frying chicken is about as sacred as sex. Once you give it up, well the dynamics change in the relationship. Except frying chicken has more power. *You can have sex too soon with a man and just go on about your business like thanks, that was great, maybe we will do it again sometime.Fry him chicken too soon though and you might as well lay all your...

Silver Bracelet Charms

Silver bracelet charms give the accessory such a unique stamp. Small bells and coins, minute flowers and animals, and the like - charms like these are used to attract luck, ward off evil and maybe prevent accidents. There are, of course, many other charms you can use. If you want to chronicle your travels, then you can collect charms from all the places you have been to and then add them to your silver bracelet. If you want to show off your musicality, there are charms featuring musical symbols and instruments. Are you fond of the ocean and the ocean life? There are charms of sea creatures as well. You can also have a charm made out for you if you want to go for something more personal and unique.You can try and make your own silver bracelet with these charms to give it character. If you want to tell a story, just use charms on your silver...

The Chamilia Swarovski Set of Charms

A great selection of Chamilia charms is the Swarovski set. Included in the set of Swarovski beads are a selection of birthstone charms, animal charms, standard shaped charms, and charms that look like small miniature items. Man made since the early 1800's, the Swarovski crystal glass stones are now available in many different colors as well as plain white and clear crystal.With the line of birthstones, Chamilia jewelry matches the color of the Swarovski crystal to the color of the stone usually associated with that month. You can choose from two different styles of charms. There are small heart shaped silver charms that have a colored Swarovski crystal set in the middle. Alternatively, there is a silver bead that has the birthstones set all the way around it.All time favorites, the Chamilia animal charms that are set with Swarovski crystals are...

Categories of Pandora Charms

If you're at all interested in Pandora Charm jewelry you will know that the charms themselves fit into different categories.  The categories include animal charms; food and drink related charms; alphabet charms; they have a complete set of birthstone charms; over 50 different flower charms; holiday charms and love charms to name but a few.  Some of the charms actually fit into two categories and there is some overlapping. For example, the birthday cake charm could fit into the holiday subset and the food and drink subset.Within each set you will find charms made from a variety of material.  Common metals used by Pandora are Sterling Silver, and 14 carat gold. They also use enamel and murano glass for their beads.  Both precious and semi-precious stones are also used. The more expensive charms naturally are the gold charms with...

Collecting Vintage Silver Charms & Charm Bracelets

Charms bracelets are back in fashion! Very trendy in the 1960s AND 1970s, they faded from popularity for over 20 years but are back in a big way. Old or new, ready made or lovingly assembled to reflect the owners personality, silver, gold, glass, opening, moving, gem studded, traditional and Italian charms - the variety seems endless. When selecting your charm bracelet you have a choice of buying one with charms ready attached or purchasing a suitable bracelet and adding your own charms or even getting one with some charms already attached and still having room for a few of your own.It is usual for a silver charm bracelet to fasten with a heart shaped padlock; this padlock snaps shut and does not use a key despite being fashioned with a key hole. Often the bracelet will also have and attached safety chain. If you look carefully there is often (...

How to Clean Your Charm Bracelet at Home

Since most people are very careful with charm bracelets and collections of charms there is often very little needed to clean these pieces. However, as with any type of metal, the better the quality or the more pure the metal is in the charm bracelets the less cleaning will be needed in general. This is because purer metals have less reaction to chemicals the environment, but skin oils and other substances can cause a film to develop on the jewelry, cutting down on its brilliance.Gold bracelets in any karat from 10 to 18 typically require very little in the way of cleaning. If they are slightly dull in appearance they can be easily cleaned with a soft rub with a lint free cotton cloth. Jeweler's cloths are also perfect for this light type of cleaning and are available at most jewelry stores.When skin oil, residue from lotions or any type of debris...

Custom Italian Charms

Custom Italian charms are charms that can be placed onto a bracelet and collected and traded, as in a hobby. Many of these can be specially ordered, or customized. If you are not able to get Italian charms of your choice, you can get custom charms made exclusively for you. You can get any message or design printed on it. Custom Italian charms are often a reflection of individual style and taste. They have a personal touch, which makes them different from ordinary Italian charms purchased on the market.In today's world, as more and more people are becoming aware of their individuality and wish to preserve it, wearing custom Italian charms is one of the ways through which such individuals make their statement.You may like to get custom Italian charms as a gift for someone who is very close to you. This could be a unique and romantic way to convey...

What Are Good Luck Charms?

One of the first good luck charms for bracelets was for protection and good luck. Charms were originally know as chants for luck and healing. But nowadays it means charms for bracelets or necklaces.There are many types of good luck charms. It can be as a necklace that has a charm on it that feels lucky to that person. If you want to be really lucky you can get a custom made bracelet with all the lucky symbols.From crickets to ladybugs there are many different things that are good luck to many different cultures. The charm bracelet is a very old form of showing off things that you love. In some cultures young women are given one for their 13th birthday.The person that gives them this also gives them charms for special occasions. There are a number of different kinds of charms to choose form. The many good luck charms vary from country to country....
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