Choosing Handmade Artisan Jewelry As A Gift


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Jewelry is one of the most personal gifts you can give someone. Handmade jewelry chosen for that special person says you have given a lot of thought to your purchase. You may choose from many types of handcrafted artisan jewelry such as casual, classic, and contemporary, to jewelry worn with business attire or formal wear. Also keep in mind the variety and color of jewelry available from freshwater pearls, semi-precious gemstone, and crystals, to African trade beads. In addition to personal color preference, think about whether the person for whom you are purchasing this gift has a passion for earrings, bracelets or necklaces.

Consider personal style in choosing your gift. An appropriate gift for a very casual dresser, wearing jeans, t-shirts and flip flops may not be suitable for the business person who wears more formal apparel every day. A trendy necklace or bracelet in their favorite color looks great when dressing up a denim outfit. If your friend has a fondness for certain gemstones, a beautiful gemstone pendant may compliment a traditional business suit. A contemporary dresser may wear the most stylish jewelry while a formal dresser might prefer a classic jewelry ensemble, maybe freshwater pearls or crystals.

Because handmade artisan jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes, look for adjustable pieces if you are unsure of the size needed. Extender chains can add up to two inches on a bracelet, necklace or anklet. Stretch bracelets are very popular. Earrings come in many different lengths. Another option could be long necklaces which can be wrapped around two or three times adjusting the length as desired. Oftentimes stylish pendants can be purchased separately from sterling silver or gold-filled chains, so you can find the perfect sized chain later. These chains come in many lengths from sixteen inches to much longer. A custom handcrafted design can be created by contacting the artist. This could mean a perfect fit for a particular piece you have in mind.

To find the perfect piece of jewelry, keep in mind that the clasp on a necklace or bracelet may be important. Some closures, like those listed below are easier to handle than others. A bar and ring toggle is fairly easy to maneuver as is a lobster claw or springring, both traditional closures. A hook and eye or loop and button closure gives a custom look to handmade pieces. And many customers love the magnetic clasp or filigree clasps.

Choosing a wonderful gift of handmade jewelry tells recipients you have given much thought to their gift. It says they are special, and you genuinely care for them. Handcrafted artisan jewelry can be as much fun to select as to give.

Bayside Jewelry offers beautiful handmade gemstone jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants. Our artist use the finest crystals, freshwater pearls, gemstones, glass beads, sterling silver and gold fill to create their unique pieces. See artisan handmade jewelry at our online store,


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