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Handmade Jewelry – A Unique Gift Idea at Christmas

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Christmas is coming. It is a time for joy, fun and festivity throughout the world. In almost all the Christmas traditions and customs, giving gifts to loved ones is believed to be a great way to show your love and appreciation. Christmas without gifts is incomplete indeed. You can convey your love, care, concern and loads of well wishes, through Christmas gifts. A Christmas gift is unique and special to everyone who gives and receives them.

handmade-jewelry Finding a special gift for your loved one is not an easy task. One of the effective and most admired gifting options that truly warm the heart of the recipients is a ‘unique handmade gift’. Unique jewelry, handmade individually by creative artisans ensures that every piece is as individual as the person who wears it. Unlike mass produced items that are available in many local gift stores or jewelry shops, unique handmade jewelry makes a perfect gifting option for Christmas. That way, the recipients can always remember, show off, use, and be proud of the gift they received. By presenting unique handmade jewelry for Christmas, you are conveying the recipient their worth to you. Here are a few guides for a gift that can brighten this Christmas season.

For Family

Christmas is the perfect time to let your parents know how much you love them. But it is very difficult to select gifts that summarize your love towards them. However, a thoughtful and unique gift can speak volumes about how much you love and care them.

Some of the best gifting ideas for your dad include gorgeous, unusual presents such as Celtic braided leather bracelets, cufflinks, money clips etc. Celtic chokers, silver bracelets are more suitable for young dads, whereas Irish tie clips are more valuable for mature dads. You can surprise your mother with a gift from Celtic Love Knot jewelry line. A gorgeous necklace with the word ‘Mom’ engraved on the pendant will make any mom love it.

Grandparents have a special place in the family. They always appreciate being remembered and you don’t get a better occasion than Christmas to express that you are with them. Celtic Love knot, which represents infinity and the unending love can make them feel really special. Some other best Christmas gifts include real leaf pendants for your grandmother and Celtic pins and bookmark gifts for your grandfather.

For Friends

Celebrating Christmas without friends is unimaginable. For those who have been there with you in different situations – both good and bad, it is very important to show how much they mean to you by gifting them a personalized handmade gift. You can gift your best friend, male or female, with good luck gifts, friendship bracelets, real leaf pendants and lucky necklaces. You can make your friends feel extra special by individually gifting these valuable things. Other good ideas for gifting friends include beautiful Celtic heart silver necklaces, original jewelry or business card boxes etc.

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Shining with Handmade Silver Jewelry

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Today, silver is a new trend of fashion jewelry. So, when you attend parties and social events, do not forget your beautiful silver accessory. Certainly, you do not want to be out of style, do you? Both men and women adore silver. It can be paired with almost anything, whether casual or formal. However, when you buy jewelry and accessories, go for handmade sterling silver. It is way better than commercial silver made by machines.

While machines have paved the way to produce cheaper jewelry, fine jewelry comes about from careful craftsmanship. Handmade jewelry made from silver is jewelry set apart from the rest. These after all demand the patient labor of a skillful artisan who used various hand tools, instead of letting a machine do the work. The use of files, pliers, saw, mallet and blowtorch is a painstaking process which guarantees uniqueness of the jewelry and a premium on its price.

This is similar to possessing long gowns. There are those mass-produced items you see in the department store rack. These are definitely affordable but you get the risk of running into someone wearing the same dress. Otherwise, most of these dresses do not exactly match your personality and style because they are produced considering a safe style which can be accepted by most any personality. On the other hand, there are couture gowns which are produced using careful handwork, even some patient embroidery. These are definitely more cutout for its owner and are more valuable than those off-the-rack items.

Handmade jewelry are definitely more premium than the machine-produced items but silver items are the least expensive to make compared to the rest which use more precious metals like gold or platinum. With this fact, it is not impossible for you to own handmade jewelry. The art of producing them is also less difficult since such process have long existed – since the 13th century. German merchants started the use of sterling silver as they used silver coins for trading. Through time, there have been many substitutes and additions made into the production of silver jewelry.

It is therefore important to scrutinize the materials used in your jewelry. The price and value of your silver pieces depend on the gems and type of silver used. The price is not simply dictated by the fact that they are handmade, but also on the materials used. In the United States, sterling silver dictates that the piece should not contain less than 92.5% silver. The remaining content is copper. It is therefore common for your silver jewelry to tarnish because of this unique mixture of silver and copper. Silver plating is a different story altogether.

It means that whatever item can be used on your jewelry; only that a metal or some type of alloy is layered or coated with pure metal such as silver. There are silver pieces that are plainly made into costume jewelry which means they are produced to meet a certain trend. They may be handmade but they are usually made of non-precious metals with false gems or even plastic. They are inexpensive and poorly made which results to their easy bending, breaking and falling out.