Thursday, April 17, 2008

Meaningful - Celtic Jewelry

By Corey Landis

Celtic jewelry is an extraordinary type of accessory that is rich in meaning and history. Although Celtic jewelry has been existent since around 2000 BC, its popularity never diminished in the fashion industry through the centuries. In fact, the popularity of this jewelry continues to grow even today because its appeal transcends age, gender and even culture.

It is undeniable that the stunning beauty of this jewelry is one of the reasons for its extreme popularity. However, those who know the history of the Celtic people do appreciate Celtic style of jewelry a little bit more than the rest.
The Celts settled in Ireland centuries ago. It was very evident among the Celts that they were born with a sense of exotic style and highly creative craftsmanship. The Celts would soon be renowned for jewelry making using gold and silver, and their merchandise have been deemed as not just striking, but also rich in meaning and history.

Among the different types of this jewelry are the exotic crosses and bracelets. The Irish consumers patronized the exotic style of the Celts and would soon spread the fashion style across the world.

The Irish people also helped spreading the rich meaning and history in the Celt jewelry. One of the most symbolic Celtic jewelry items is the Claddagh ring. The Irish are familiar with it, because it is a symbol of devotion to your loved one or friend. Some New Age believers would even use the Claddagh ring as their wedding band.

Across the world today, different nations with different beliefs are embracing Celtic jewelry if only for its aesthetic and artistic value. Both men and women appreciate Celtic jewelry, and in fact, some items are even considered unisex. The most frequently selected Celtic styled jewelry items are stunning necklaces and bracelets.
If you’re interested in starting your very own jewelry collection, the Internet has a lot of online stores for you. Finding the best jewelry is just a click away.

Friday, April 11, 2008

On the Various Kinds of Custom Jewelry Supplies

By Corey Landis

Custom jewelry has always had a large following; high school sweethearts engrave each others' names on rings or necklaces or lockets; best friends in middle school make keychains with 'Friends Forever' on them. And adults, especially women, love to get jewelry that was made especially for them from their children or significant other. Custom jewelry supplies run the gauntlet from square plastic beads with letters on them that can be strung together to make a name, a word, or a phrase, to expensive jewelry sets with birthstones or other distinctive pieces that can be strung onto real gold or silver wire, and made into a tasteful and elegant piece of jewelry.

Custom jewelry sets for children are perhaps the most popular jewelry items; little girls love sharing slumber parties by making jewelry, and jewelry made in this way makes excellent gifts for one child to give to another, or for a child to give to their mother, grandmother, teacher, or other important women in their lives. Additionally, however, the kits for making custom jewelry make excellent gifts for adults to give to children, which would perhaps explain in large part their popularity. The expensive 'real jewel' custom jewelry sets are much less popular, no doubt because adults are less fond of expressing their creativity in jewelry making. Easier, no doubt, to simply buy a piece of jewelry that fits their exact needs and tastes.

Finding custom jewelry supplies is not difficult, especially if you are looking for the plastic bead jewelry sets for children; almost every major retailer carries them in some shape or form. As noted before, a custom jewelry kit does make an excellent gift for little girls, and it frequently becomes the gift that keeps on giving, as girls create jewelry and then pass it on to other girls and women in their lives.