The Gift of Jewelry
By Bitz n Pieces 4u
Jewelry as a gift has always been a traditional favourite for women. Women love to wear jewelry and the more they have in their collection the better. Whether you are buying jewelry for yourself or as a gift the choices are vast and include costume jewelry, fine pieces in gold or silver or unusual hand made pieces that really stand out from the crowd.
Costume jewelry is becoming a popular fashion accessory with more and more women preferring the cost effectiveness of buying a highly fashionable quality piece of jewelry for a fraction of the cost of expensive gold and silver pieces.
The beauty and variety of costume jewelry available today is immense. Beaded jewelry is always a firm favourite with many different types of beads available from glass to enamel. Enamel is used more and more in all aspects of jewelry making because of its beauty and durability.
The vintage look is definitely in with vintage style necklaces and earrings a firm favourite. This elegant style adds a touch of class to most outfits. The vintage look encompasses not only antique style jewelry but also the look of the 50's and 60's.
Crosses have made a comeback particularly with teenagers and are available in styles and sizes from heavy metal gothic through to large beaded styles.
Animal jewelry is quite popular particularly butterflies and dragonflies with wings adorned with enamel or Austrian crystals. Ladybugs, turtles and frogs are also found in a variety of styles and colors.
Jewelry adorned with aurora borealis Austrian Crystals are firm favourites. Austrian crystals give jewelry a sparkling finish that makes it ideal for evening wear, and these crystals are often found in wedding and formal wear. Austrian crystals are also commonly used to accentuate day wear pieces.
Peruvian and Tibetan silver pieces set with semi-precious stones are another option. Peruvian silver jewelry is hand made and finely finished. Peruvian earrings are generally very attractive long dangly styles. Tibetan silver jewelry is hand made in a heavier style, generally finished with semi-precious beads such as jade, lapis lazuli and topaz. Tibetan silver beaded bracelets are very much in demand.
There is a piece of jewelry available to suit every budget and whatever style you choose you are bound to be delighted with the range of styles and sizes available on line today. <
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