Polish Baltic Amber Jewellery In The UK

Baltic amber earrings for just over £7, amber pendants under £20, large amber rings for £18 to £40, complete amber jewellery sets between £25 and £36; plus information on what’s new at the Polish Amber Mart and International Fair; the best amber jewellery wholesale deals; choosing handcrafted amber and silver jewellery by contemporary designers and where to shop online.

Polish Amber Jewellery For UK Buyers

Much of the best amber and silver jewellery crafted in Poland with top grade Baltic amber gemstone cabochons and beads are sold directly to UK clients through online shops that price their products in GBP and offer comfortable UK delivery options. One such shop is simply called Amber Jewellery, via jewellery-amber dot co dot uk. Although based in Warsaw, Poland, the items for sale are not the classic bead necklaces found in the Polish tourist markets, rather sleek and chic creations, often ingeniously blended with other semi-precious gemstones and set in solid sterling silver.

The other benefit to shopping from places that cater to the UK market is that items such as rings are offered in both US and UK sizes, making ordering much easier instead of having to consult size charts.

Because of the way in which the amber stones are carefully selected for color, translucence and unusual fossil inclusions, each piece is unique.

The items are all certified as genuine Baltic amber, even the more unusual translucent lemon yellow, pure white and green amber jewellery that isn’t the ordinary cognac or honey colored amber you imagine amber to be.

What is Amber Costume Jewellery?

When it comes to semiprecious gemstone pieces and affordable precious gems like amber, the line between costume jewellery and fine silver jewellery is murky because the finest genuine Baltic amber items set in solid silver may be as affordable as the cheapest faux or fashion jewellery items that are completely manmade. There are several factors that determine whether a piece is fashion jewellery or not.

  1. the quality, clarity, color and fossil inclusions of the individual stone
  2. the settings, the weight, the size and the overall design
  3. the craftsmanship involved in creating the jewellery – for example one of a kind designer items that are handcrafted will be more valuable than manufactured pieces
  4. the price of the jewellery sets, rings bracelets or amber earrings versus the price of a similar piece of costume jewelry with faux stones
  5. how the piece is viewed by the buyer – for example a collector may acquire a cheap amber cross but since it is a collectible style or shape or has an unusual color or shaped stone, it may be a collectible item instead of a piece of amber costume jewellery for wearing everyday
  6. how is the jewellery worn, for day or evening, and is it accenting formal attire or casual ensembles.

For example, if you purchase a designer collier necklace for formal eveningwear with near perfect translucent amber gemstones set in solid sterling silver, the item will by no means be considered cheap fashion jewellery, although the item we use as an example costs scarcely a little more than £30. It is so finely crafted and contains only precious metals and gems and therefore is “fine jewellery”.

However, for exactly the same price, there’s a large funky amber bracelet, which in fact has more amber than the necklace above, yet due to the design, the more casual nature of the piece and the fact that it will be easy to pair with jeans and Ts or daywear, and is not set in silver or with precious metals but strung together very simply, the item may well fall under fashion or costume amber jewellery. What’s the difference between the two pieces? In term of quality. Nothing. In terms of being genuine certified Baltic amber. None. In terms of being contemporary by design. They are both modern pieces. In terms of price. There is no difference.

That’s the problem with affordable gems, like topaz and amethyst and amber, sometimes garnets and peridot, even jade, coral and turquoise…although the gems and metals used in the settings may be entirely real, they are so cheap that they get categorized as merely fashionable accessories.

Baltic Amber Jewellery From Emerging Polish Designers

From September 9 to 11, 2010, the Polish international amber fair will be held in Gdansk sponsored by Amber Mart. Some of the previous designers who have been highlighted at the fair are the likes of Stanis?aw Ca?ka, Izabela Gutowska, and from Ostrowski Design.

These marvelous contemporary silver amber jewellery designers show their work through the Amber Mart and through specific outlets such as Gallery Gutowska and the famous Ostrowski-Design.PL.

The latter designer is renowned throughout the UK for exquisite amber and Swarovski crystal designs. There appears to be a UK representative for these innovative works by Ostrowski via a place called Earthsniffers Ltd. Jacek Ostrowski has a list of credits to his name throughout Poland, the rest of Europe and even Canada. His inspiration is derived from the use of geometric shapes that repeat themselves metrically, and the interpretations, crafted from sterling silver and fine Baltic amber gemstone pieces are warm yet sleekly modern, symmetrical yet interacting with the natural stone.

For some of the best, most unique contemporary creations buy Baltic amber jewellery direct from the source, and places like Amber Mart and the top designers have god connections with the UK and their online information and catalogues as well as websites with online buying options, are all offered in English. However, for some of the most innovative green amber jewellery pieces that are likely to find anywhere, we highly recommend the creations of by Ostrowski.

Suggestions for Polish Amber jewellery Wholesale Buying

If you wish to carry Baltic or Polish amber jewellery in your shop or store, then we suggest a place called Amber Apple.

There’s also a high end company called Kewa that offers silver polish amber jewellery that’s outstanding. Kewa has a lovely online showroom, but ordering must be done through email contact.

Amber Mart also has wholesale amber bead necklace and lots of amber and silver jewelry for good prices.

However for the items you see in the images we present, they can all be ordered through Amber Apple. The beads and amber cufflinks they have for sale are outstanding, all set in polished silver.

For more information on Amber Jewelry from around the world, details about the gemstone’s history, where deposits are found, where to shop for unusual and affordable pieces, and what styles are available online, please see our related topics.

We offer a guide not only to polish amber jewellery for those in the UK but also about the top amber and silver jewelry dealers in the US and even where to get antique and blue amber, as well as the amber teething necklaces to sooth baby’s aching gums.

Mens and Womens 925 Silver Rings

Mens and womens 925 silver rings; affordable wedding band; cheap silver engagement rings and promise rings; handmade and hammered designs; vintage and antique silver rings in plain metal or embellished with gemstones and pearls; Celtic styles, engraved and sculpted pieces; plain classics and elaborate gemstone silver ring design – at Jewelry & Accessories we show you where to buy silver ring designs that are unique and affordable.

Cheap, Cheap, Cheap Silver Rings for Everyone

Where can you buy costume glass lampwork silver rings from just $2.99, silver charm rings for $6.99, sterling silver and faux gemstones for under $10, and dazzling cubic zirconia cocktail rings in solid sterling silver for under $20?

One good place to shop online for the cheapest mens, womens and childrens 925 silver rings is SilverShake. Why? Because they have about 1000 silver rings for kids, ladies and gents that are priced from $2.99 to just over $100. Mens rings are priced between $9 and $99 and the variety is amazing – from simple bands to elaborate turquoise silver rings all handmade.

Let’s take a closer look at the silver ring jewellery options that are available through SilverShake.

Handcrafted Silver Rings Under $10

Let’s start with the cheapest possible styles you can buy, and that would be a selection of 925 rings that are priced at $2.99 and go up to about $10. What can you get for $2.99? Well, for starters you could choose a fun bauble that has white, green and brown handmade Murano style glass gems set in a silver dome. The oblong gemstones are Murano glass and the width of the ring is about 16mm, in other words it’s a large design, ideal for parties and accenting costumes.

For $3.29 there’s a series of fun, ultra casual, adjustable rings that are perfect for kids and teens. Bursts of color in orange, bright yellow and vibrant green, handmade from Murano glass lampwork accent a wide adjustable silver band. Order all three colors and share with friends. These rings are also great for cheap presents or even birthday party favors for kids and teens who are too old to get a bag of sweets or stickers. Just imagine the look of surprise on young ladies’ faces when they discover their party favor bag has a large silver ring in it!

Another really fun piece is the one for $3.99 which is also Murano glass and has a blue and transparent swirled marble-like gem atop a silver ring that has a matching blue stripe. This little creation is called a handmade Millefiori Glass Dome Ring and sells through SilverShake. Order it easily online and make some child or young person happy.

If you’re worried that all cheap silver rings are great big party baubles in wild colors, you’re wrong. There are lots of delicate silver promise rings and engraved silver ring designs that cost just under $4 to $6.

For example, there are pieces like the Gaspeite Sterling Silver Filigree Ring that have a green gaspeite gemstone set in a dainty antique oxidized filigree silver band. It costs only $4.99 but has a 5mm synthetic gaspeite and has the 925 sterling silver trademark stamp so you know it’s real.

And for $5.99 there’s an elegant sterling silver filigree band that would make a lovely promise ring. The only thing you need to be careful about when buying these really cheap imitation antique silver rings is that they don’t come in a lot of sizes. For example the filigree band is only available in a size 6, which may be too large for small children’s fingers. Just check the sizes available before you set your heart on a specific design.

Let’s move onto something different, like mens silver rings.

Cheap Mens Silver Ring Options from SilverShake

What can you get in boys and men’s silver rings fro under $10? You’d be surprised! First there are simple silver band rings that are 3mm wide and cost just $8.59. There are also sculpted and engraved silver rings like the 6 Cross Ring which is solid sterling silver with an antique finish and costs just $8.99.

If you want something different, how about mens silver rings with a barbed wire motif, or Celtic silver rings, or even Asian Ying-Yang designs, all for just under $10.

Men’s Silver Rings with Gemstones

Aside from bands and engraved or sculpted styles, mens rings are often set with turquoise or garnets. Turquoise silver rings for men are unique and personal statements because the gems are often rough and oddly shaped and can be as distinguished elegant or as rustic and tribal as the man. Choose a polished smooth gem is a detailed silver setting for a more refined look or choose a rough stone in a wide band setting for a dramatic fashion statement. Both options are available at SilverShake.

The first piece is a highly polished stone in a piece called the Dragon Claw Ring, that costs just $24.99. This includes a genuine 8mm stone of pressed turquoise set in a medium width masculine band that swirls around the stone with a single dragon’s claw. It’s solid 925 sterling silver.

The second piece is much more dramatic and is all handmade. It’s a little more expensive at $99, but it has a variety of options, like being able to add a second gem in a contrasting color.

The basic turquoise silver rings has one genuine 34mm turquoise stone and is set in a rustic 925 sterling silver mounting that’s very masculine and somewhat eccentric. Check ring sizing because it appears to only come in a mans size 10. Double check what SilverShake has in their inventory at the time you are ready to purchase.

If you think that mens rings are limited to plain silver bands, you’ll find that this is not at all the case. There are black onyx and garnet rings that are not one bit feminine like the Eagle Red Garnet Ring that is solid silver with an imitation garnet that’s actually a red cubic zirconia that’s about 3mm round and is set in heavy punk design. This piece is priced at $27.99.

Womens Silver Rings with Gemstones Under $20

There are so many womens silver rings for sale that it’s essential to divide them into at least two categories: gemstone silver rings and plain bands. Since it’s easy to find plain silver ring bands, we focus on the more elaborate gemstone creations that are priced under $20.

Since we’re featuring SilverShake this week, and believe they have some excellent discount silver rings, the first piece from their collection we present is a heart ring with a 6mm 0.8ct genuine garnet set in a solid 925 sterling silver band that’s gently curved to accent the featured red gem. This piece is an excellent promise ring or valentine’s day gift or even a birthstone ring. It’s so affordable you’ll wonder how it’s possible, but it really costs only $9.99.There are other smaller designs for as little as $6.99 and more elaborate creations with garnet clusters for about $17. But no matter how you look at these pieces, they are genuine bargains and make excellent gifts.

There are so many womens silver ring gemstone combinations we can’t show you all there is to buy, but we offer a little sample of a lovely option that is a silver pearl ring that costs only $18.99. This piece includes one freshwater white pearl that’s about 7mm round and is accented by 6 genuine white topaz gems that are about 2mms each. The whole piece is mounted in a solid 925 sterling silver setting. The design is very intricate and unusual, not your average plain white pearl ring design, and the price is certainly affordable. This is a great promise ring, pre engagement ring, even a cheap engagement ring for a couple with a tight budget. If diamonds are out of the picture, the latest trends are going toward pearl silver rings and ruby rings that double as wedding and engagement jewelry.

While we’re talking about engagement rings and wedding bands, we must quickly show you a little gem of a deal on a cubic zirconia eternity ring that costs just $11.89. What can you get for under $22? Well, it’s quite amazing really. You can have a full eternity ring with 23 lavender colored cubic zirconia, for a total carat weight of 1.39 carats, set in 925 sterling silver, all ready to pair with an engagement ring or to stack with other eternity bands as a set.

And if lavender isn’t right, then choose your gemstone color from a wide variety of tinted cubic zirconia rings and all are about the same price. There are even pure silver rings that have imitation black and yellow diamonds for under $12. But if you’re going to buy an eternity band as a wedding ring, chances are you will want to have a look at similar quality silver engagement rings.

Ladies Elegant Silver Engagement Rings Under $20

The options in pearl ring designs are varied and affordable, with several pieces being under $10 or $12. The imitation diamond designs that we recommend start at around $10.

An engagement ring for $10? Yes, it’s possible. Take a look:

This white topaz sterling silver engagement ring is a real find. It has a .63 carat genuine white topaz gem, and 6 accent topaz stones that are also genuine, set in a solid sterling silver and it costs not $900 but just $9.09…no…I have not put the decimal point in the wrong place, it’s under $10. Pair this with a topaz eternity band and you’re all ready to say I DO for about $21. This is possible thanks to the wonderful discount silver rings at SilverShake.

Looking for something in a similar price range but more contemporary? Okay. How about a sleek modern three stone ring with round cubic zirconia and nothing else. Chic, uncluttered, ultra contemporary and all set in a solid sterling silver polished band you can pair with almost any silver wedding band. And the price? A whopping $12.99!!!

If you want a classic solitaire with a clear diamond that’s 2.5 carats and is set in clean and crisp shiny silver, then search no more because here’s a piece that costs just $12.99 and sparkles like a diamond despite being a cubic zirconia ring.

If you’re planning a wedding on a really tight budget, but still want some sparkle on your hands, then we highly recommend shopping at SilverShake for your silver bridal rings.

And even if you’re looking for a mens engagement ring, there’s a beautiful design that’s just $15.99 and comes in a size 12. It’s a white CZ mens engagement ring with 9 round cubic zirconia for a total of .56 carats, set in a polished 925 sterling silver band that’s wide enough to be masculine and yet not still comfy. Oh, and if you’re worried about it tarnishing then you’ll be happy to know it is an anti tarnish silver ring, so it will be easy to care for.

For more information on sterling silver rings, silver bracelets, silver charms, silver earrings, stud earrings, silver jewellery in the UK, and lots of other cheap jewelry ideas, please read our related topics that will guide you on where to shop for everything from fun costume jewelry like cubic zirconia cocktail rings to elegant bridal sets and unique affordable bridesmaid jewelry.

Silver Charms for Charm Bracelets

Solid sterling silver charms for charm bracelets; gold and silver plated charms; heart, cross, angel and silver baby charms; the latest designer items like Disney, Juicy Couture, DKNY, Giorgio Martello and Italian charms; discount and cheap silver pieces; antique silver; starter bracelets – where to buy silver charms online at the best prices – This week Jewelry & Accessories brings you the very best suggestions to start, or complete, your collections.

For gifts, or adding to your own bracelet collections, we recommend JewelBasket and Treasure Box and we feature sterling silver charms from these two jewelry shops. We start our tour with the top designer items from Treasure Box, where the latest designer silver charms for bracelets are very reasonably priced and easy to order.

Juicy Couture Sterling Silver Charm Designs from Treasure Box

Although the majority of the Juicy Couture line of charms are gold-tone, they are in fact silver with gold plating, which accounts for the low price of these small charms that have become all the rage amongst girls and young ladies.

From flying pink pigs, double-decker buses, London phone booths and Queen’s Guard charms to pink notebooks, jewel encrusted mushroom caps and high-heel stilettos, Juicy Couture charms have a little something to jingle and jangle on your wrist no matter if your taste is trendy chic or funky with a humorous twist.

The most recent additions to the Juicy Charms are the following:

A limited edition gold plated mushroom Juicy Couture charm is a finely crafted piece with brown enamel with faux pearls with clear crystals accents. If you already have the gold plated silver charm bracelet that goes with the Juicy line, then you will find this single charm is very affordable at about £60 or just under $100.

Most of the new silver charm pieces are about that price range, however there are other ways to buy Juicy Couture charms and charm bracelets for a lot less.

Juicy has some prepackaged sets which include five charms and a simple starter bracelet for about £77 or about $125. This is a great way to get started. Some of the sterling silver charms sets have one particular theme, such as a musical topic with instruments or a high fashion ensemble with faux diamonds, high-heels and bows. Some of the sets are silver charm bracelets, others rings and still others charm necklaces with 4 to 6 charms that can be added.

If you are just begging your Juicy sterling silver charm bracelet collection, then you’ll need this silver 14ct gold plated starter charm bracelet that includes the signature Juicy Couture heart charm and the chain where you can add other charms you desire. For £45 or about $73, you get the bracelet, or for just a little more, the same style charm necklace.

One of the other newest to the Juicy range is the Queen’s Guard charm that comes complete with the oversized black hat and red enamel with clear crystals to give a little sparkle. It’s priced at about £59 or $95 through Treasure Box. For the same price, you can also choose the cherry red enamel London telephone booth to start a travel theme collection.

The great thing about ordering through Treasure Box is that your silver bracelets and charms come in gorgeous jewelry boxes of their own, ready to be given as a gift, or to have a private jewelry storage for each of your charms. The soft pink lining in each custom jewelry box is perfect for girls.

Juicy Couture is always coming out with new silver charms for bracelets to be added slowly. Let everyone know you collect them and surely you will get a few on your birthday and Christmas.

DKNY Charms and Bracelets

Although the majority of charms are silver or gold-tone, the DKNY collection we present is not about silver charms bracelets and necklaces but something that looks similar – stainless steel. We mention them because many buyers at first glance believe they are silver and are searching where to buy them at an affordable price. Treasure Box has two pieces that are very reasonable because they come as sets, with the bracelet and 4 to 7 charms already included for between £120 ($194) and £135 ($217) for each complete charm set.

One of the bracelets is elegant well suited for women, including a watch charm and sparkling gemstone studded locks and tags.

The other piece is more youthful and trendy with fun charms that include a Champaign glass, a high-heel shoe and a small clutch purse charm, amongst others. All the DKNY charms ordered through Treasure Box are authentic and come in the official DKNY signature jewelry box ready to be given to a lucky girl or lady.

Continuing with designer and high-end sterling silver charm bracelets and silver charms, we next focus on a the collection of Giorgio Martello silver charms

Silver Charms Charm Bracelets & Designer Jewelry by Giorgio Martello

The sterling silver charm collection by Giorgio Martello can be sophisticated and sparklingly elegant for women or fun, frivolous and trendy for girls.

There are gleaming crystal charms, personalized letter charms, zodiac signs and lots of fun novelty charms, starting at just £19 ($30) through Treasure Box. Create complete bracelet sets with a series of charms that include flags, shoes, dolphins, keys, balls, architectural monuments or simple silver heart charm designs with crystal or red enamel or create a personalized charm bracelet with letters of your name.

There are heart charms encrusted with crystal and plain silver heart charms, there are key charms with gemstones and simple styles with no sparkle.

Select locks and pearls or zodiac charms. The one thing you can be assured is that they are high quality solid silver charms that will dangle on your bracelets for a long time.

For example the sterling silver padlock charm encrusted with white pave stones also has a clip so the charm can be removed or interchanged with other pieces easily. Some of the lock and key designs are made in the antique silver charm style, with darker silver and crystal detail to mimic aged pieces.

Most of the Giorgio Martello silver charms for bracelet designs are about £25-£35 ($40 – $56) and will be shipped from Treasure Box in 1 or 2 days in the official jewelry boxes from Giorgio Martello.

These are cheap silver charms that are genuine designer creations and not fake imitations! You needn’t buy copies of discount silver charms when you can have the real deal for almost the same price as really cheap costume jewelry.

Silver Charm UK

For silver charms UK customers can order with ease, priced in GBP, go to the Treasure Box website specific for UK residents and select overnight shipping options for rush gift delivery and lots of gift voucher and discount options specific for UK shoppers.

Official Disney Silver Charms for Bracelets

There’s hardly a child who doesn’t have a favorite Disney character they’d love to have dangling on their wrist, from jewelry styles like Pooh and Piglet to Cinderella silver bracelet charms filled with fairytale dreams. That’s why the silver charm jewelry collection by Treasure Box has included a complete line of Disney Couture fairytale charms for all those who are young or at least young at heart.

Since gold is often the color of dreams, many of the Disney silver charms are in fact plated with 24ct gold. For example one complete set is the Cinderella Charm Collection, which comes complete with a 24ct gold plated Cinderella charm bracelet featuring and the matching charms: a castle, a white carriage, a dove, a mirror, a pink locket with a clock, all packaged in a storybook for just £75 or $120. If you’ve been looking for detailed childrens antique silver charms with gold plating, you won’t find any pieces better quality or more affordable than these. And any girl will be delighted to open her book and find a complete set of 4 Disney charms and the bracelet ready to wear. For birthday or Christmas gifts this is a small price to pay to see little eyes twinkle with delight.

To add single charms to an existing bracelet, there are pieces for as little as £17 to £20 ($27-$32) like the fun teacup and saucer, or Disney Peter Pan Black Treasure Chest Charm. All these Disney Couture cute charms are gold plated and enameled and come in small Disney storybooks. 

There are so many options you can select, but if you want to get started there’s a very affordable solution. The Disney Couture 20cm gold plated charm bracelet is ready to add charms to, and comes with one included with the starter bracelet – the Cinderella’s Castle charm. The bracelet and first charm is very reasonably priced at just £25 ($40) and comes in the official Disney storybook jewelry box for no additional cost.

JewelBasket Disney Charms

For additional Disney charms suitable for boys and girls, the JewelBasket has nearly every Disney character ever created. From fun frolicking Pluto to delicate little mermaid heart charms for girls. Almost all are priced under $50, some much less, and all are solid .925 sterling silver with rhodium plating and come packaged in the official Walt Disney jewelry boxes. Cut jewelry doesn’t get better!

JewelBasket Silver Baby Charms

The top designs in baby charms at JewelBasket are in white gold with genuine diamonds and can be upwards of $100, however there are some silver charms that are very reasonable at under $40 and some for just $20 to $30 like the 925 sterling silver baby cup charm that comes with a ring so as to attach to a charm necklace or bracelet.

There are so many designs of silver charms for babies and moms that we can’t name them all, but one design that is unique is the twin baby charm, in solid silver, that features two babies facing each other. There are also similar designs with an area for engraving a name or a date.

The silver charms sold through JewelBasket are high quality silver that has been rhodium plated to prevent tarnishing so you can wear your charms for many years without need of scrubbing, just a quick polish from to time will suffice.

JewelBasket Silver Charm Bracelet Charms in many styles

A solid silver charm from the JewelBasket is not just about a piece of jewelry for children or girls, there are styles for every taste and budget, for kids and women. From sterling silver baseball charms to silver heart charm designs and even the popular silver angel charm styles that have a variety of shapes.

There are silver cross charms that work as charm necklace silver pieces or for bracelets and even silver charm ring ideas. There are #1 Mom, candy cane, and lots of I LOVE YOU charms with personalized areas for engraving a message or a date or a name. Engravable charms are the most versatile pieces of jewelry, for lovers, friends and even school children, to give on Valentines Day. And these are all really affordable at about $20.

Jewelbasket has some very fun pink enamel silver baby charms for about $35 and lots of fun animals, stars, and motifs like the silver ice-cream charm.

Cross and star charms are two of the favorites, and JewelBasket has some very good choices, like the 18mm sterling silver star charm which is a five point star with a jump ring so it may be easily attached to any charm bracelet or necklace. This is a piece that is quite large and is a very high polished rhodium plated silver so it will not tarnish.

In silver cross charms there are simple modern designs and more traditional ones, but the prices are excellent since, for example, this contemporary cross (part of the large silver collection) sells for just $22, as do most of the designs at JewelBasket.

Some other 925 silver charms that are for sale are the St. Christopher, musical charms, male and female symbols, ying yang and Buddha charm, sports and horse charms as well as fairies, ballerinas and animal charms. There are also birthstones and the famous Rona K. kids charms in 14k white gold.

Whether you are looking to buy simple silver charms that are handmade, designer, or discount silver heart charm bracelets, you will find all you need at JewelBasket and Treasure Box.

Italian Charms by Silver Flake

For Italian charms, there is another place you can shop, it’s called Silver Flake. They have a large assortment of ladies jewelry silver charms for bracelets in the popular Italian style for under $10 each, and complete silver bracelets and charms for as little as $25 to $50.

Heavenly Treasures Italian Zoppini Charms

For really cheap charms and bracelets there are many more designs in costume and fashion jewelry styles at both JewelBasket and Treasure Box, but there is yet another place called Heavenly Treasures that has a fine selection of Italian charms and Zoppini Italian jewelry at prices below $25.

If you would like to explore more silver charm bracelets and other bracelet and bangle options and get more suggestions on where to shop for silver jewelry online, please see the other articles that Jewelry & Accessories has featured over the past weeks.

Discover Designer Silver Jewellery UK

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Sterling silver jewellery; designer handmade silver jewellery; cheap silver fashion jewellery; silver with gold plating; bangles and bracelets; antique silver jewellery – at Jewelry & Accessories we suggest where to buy designer pieces within the UK.

Each week Jewelry & Accessories’ researchers and writers bring you a new jewelry or accessory theme and suggest where to buy and what prices to pay. This week we focus on silver jewellery UK customers will appreciate, from top UK and international designers in a wide variety of styles for every taste and budget.

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Manjoh Designer Silver Jewelry

In this article we feature the Manjoh line of products: unique contemporary jewellery creations crafted by the leading designers who work primarily in silver.

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Some of the designers are renowned names, while others are new with fresh innovative jewelry concepts that keep with Manjoh’s standard of quality workmanship.

The majority of the pieces we recommend are handmade silver jewellery items that are not only contemporary and unique but set the trends for the future.

The Manjoh collections include the following prestigious designers:

  • Atelier 11
  • BARK Jewellery
  • Benedicte Jewellery
  • Birgitte Bonnerup
  • By The Stones
  • DAY Birger et Mikkelsen
  • DAY Jewels
  • Dige Designs
  • Dyrberg Kern Jewellery
  • Eva Gozlan Jewellery
  • Giles Reeve Jewellery
  • I.D. Jewelry
  • Izabel Camille Jewellery
  • Jacey Withers Jewellery
  • Jane Koenig Jewellery
  • Josephine Bergsoe
  • Kristina Brenke Jewellery
  • Leoni & Vonk Jewellery
  • Les Deux
  • Les Nereides
  • Littmarck Jewellery
  • Me&Ro Jewellery
  • Melinda Maria Jewellery
  • Missoma Jewellery
  • Monica Carvalho
  • Pebble Jewellery
  • Philippa Holland
  • R Jewellery
  • Sara Hartley Jewellery
  • Scott Wilson Jewellery
  • St Erasmus Jewellery
  • Tomoko Furusawa
  • Vibe Harslof Jewellery
  • Vilaiwan Jewellery
  • Vinnie Day Jewellery
  • Vita Fede Jewellery
  • Wouters & Hendrix
  • Yvone Christa Jewellery
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Littmarck Silver Bangle Jewellery

One designer collection that Manjoh sells is the Swedish silver jewellery by Littmarck, created by Maja Littmarck who gives a twist of ethnic to chic cosmopolitan pieces. Most notable are the silver bangle jewellery designs that have a soft inner leather lining with a mix of spun pewter & silver threads in a unique classic Swedish Sami motif and a clasp made from reindeer horn. All the pieces are handcrafted which makes them very reasonably priced at about £75. They come in a variety of colors. If you are looking for an unusual Swedish silver jewellery, Littmarck is a good designer to choose and Manjoh retails these exclusive handmade jewellery pieces online for easy shopping in the UK.

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Atelier 11 Designer Silver Jewellery

Atelier 11 began in Antwerp with silver jewellery collections as diverse as the names. One collection featured only items recycled from their studio, another collection entitled 9 to 5 was a play on words, representing both the daily grind of a work routine and the 925 sterling silver that created their eccentric pieces. Another collection was called “”Play” and featured comics, cartoons and toy motifs.

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Atelier 11 were also the creators of the popular Girls will be Girls with fairytale pearls, flowers, hearts unicorns and elves, and the Boys will be Boys collection with swords, guns, dragons and masculine victory symbols. Both their ladies and mens silver jewellery collections are some of the most unique designer silver fashion jewellery on the market at very affordable prices, most retailing through Manjoh for about £55 or less.

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Silver Costume Jewellery Bathed in Gold by Anja Dige

Danish Anja Dige from Dige Designs spins silver into gold by crafting expressive, elegant yet fanciful feminine woman jewellery designs incorporating semi precious stones, pearls, crystals, Murano glass and setting everything in sterling silver with a 22k gold plating. Who says silver needs to be white? With Dige designs silver jewellery has a delicate golden air of sea and garden delights, from dragonflies to seashells and long delicate necklaces and chandelier earrings. Her designs despite being individually handcrafted and plated in gold are all under £100, mostly between £45 and £80.

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925 Silver Jewellery by Dyrberg Kern

Gitte Dyrberg and Henning Kern from Dyrberg Kern have created a collection of contemporary clean-line womens fashion jewellery that is ageless and classic while still being trendy chic. They blend metals and gemstones such as white jade, amazonite and Austrian Swarovski crystals with antique freshwater pearls and chain links to create rings and earrings with an antique or vintage flair that is somehow ultra modern gold-tone and silver jewellery at its best.

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Graphic Sculpted Silver Costume Jewellery by Giles Reeve

Giles Reeve sterling silver jewellery designs are a visual feasts of contemporary nature interpretations and architectural forms with a touch of Eastern experimentation. Designer silver jewellery by Reeves is bold and features silver cuff bracelets such as the ones in his Graphic Cuff collection where metal meets graphic designs, breaching the gap between architecture, graphic art and sculpture to end up with one of a kind jewelry items. There is a new line of Giles Reeves jewellery that is likewise unusual, presenting creations featuring Merino sheep leather and sterling silver.

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I.D. – Cheap Silver Jewellery in Exchange for Love

French designer Igal Dahan, based in Los Angeles, has come up with cuff jewellery that is not intended to tie you down or send you to jail but are cuffs of love. I.D. X-Change is the idea that you can exchange handcuff chokers and bracelets that have small silver cuffs clasped together on colorful wrist threads. They have been spotted being sported by popular celebrities like Paris Hilton, Ashanti, Kelly Osborne, Jon Bon Jovi and even Snoop Dog. To become engaged may be expensive but to come en-cuffed with sterling silver love cuffs costs only about £40!

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Antique Silver Pearl Jewellery by Les Nereides

Les Nereides are not newcomers to the high-end fashion jewelry scene since Pascal and Enzo Amaddeo have been creating fine silver and pearl jewellery for almost 30 years. They use pearls, stones and even embroidery to handcraft their unique jewellery with a hint of antique romance spun into each piece. Silver bows mixed with pearls create a sense of burlesque glamour and bracelets with cherub charms, stars and cameos are often found dangling gently from necklaces, earrings, rings and silver bracelets. They feature pastel colours, especially in their latest collection called Jardins Secrets which has floral pinks for the coming spring and summer. For silver jewellery UK buyers, Les Nereides collections can be purchased online through Manjoh, where prices are quoted in GBP. Les Nereides jewellery is very affordable, mostly under £100, with a few pieces going up to about £130, but these are intricate double strand necklaces with dozens of petals and flowers with colored stones.

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New Antique Silver Jewellery by Me & Ro

New York jewellery designer Robin Renzi of Me & Ro has been crafting fine antique style silver jewellery such as hammered silver bangles, eccentric stackable rings, ethnic inspired amulets, and peppering his creations with rubies, diamonds and sapphires, as well as Brazilian opals and even antique Tibetan coral. The settings are all solid silver or gold or platinum and all the workmanship is done by hand. The designs are bold and the wearers often those who seek singular pieces to accent their individuality. Prices range from about £150 to £250, but the detail on the silver is so finely crafted, engraved and carved that the prices are surprisingly low. For high-end, designer, handcrafted silver jewellery the prices through Manjoh are excellent.

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Mens Stunning Silver Jewellery from R

Laurent Rivaud is the French designer who sells his creations through the London based company simply known as R. Rivaud is no newcomer to the world of high fashion, since he is also the man behind some of Vivienne Westwood’s collections and has designed exclusive pieces of jewellery for the likes of Chloe and Yves Saint-Laurent. The detail that goes into the silver jewellery bracelets and other pieces begins with a sketch, then a wax model and the final exquisite craftsmanship attends to the smallest details for a perfect piece of finished jewellery. R has a line of jewellery for ladies and a new collection of mens stunning silver jewellery that even includes cufflinks and pendants. The pieces in the R collections for sale through Manjoh are priced under £300.

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Curves, Dangles, Hearts and Sleek Polished Sterling Silver Designs by Sara Hartley

London designer Sara Hartley’s silver jewellery designs are inspired seedpods, buds, blossoms and flowers translated into sleek clean lined curves in polished sterling silver jewellery creations that are both classic and contemporary.

Using only the very best materials like sterling silver, 18ct Gold, Platinum and diamonds, she handcrafts each piece with care sculpting her interpretations of nature.

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Silver Jewellery Bracelet Designer Creations by Vita Fede

Funky silver jewellery designer Vita Fede makes bracelets! They are simple silver or gold-tone chains with leather handmade in Italy. That’s all. And she’s very famous for just that one item. However she teamed up with Cynthia Sakai to create a line of accessories with contrasting textures and geometric shaped stones in hand cut leather mixed with Swarovski crystals. The simple accessories and bracelets are all that is needed to add a contemporary bit of color or sparkle to any outfit. Vita Fede bracelets have been spotted on more than a few celebrity wrists, but although that has made her even more popular, it has not made the prices out of reach. A bracelet is still only about £60 through Manjoh Jewellery.

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More Sterling Silver Jewellery UK and International Designers

For many more unique hand made silver jewellery designs and designers from the UK and abroad, we recommend Manjoh, although we are unable to show you all they have to offer. For 925 sterling silver jewellery rings and gold silver jewellery that has been plated or bathed in gold and molded by hand in unique creations, we are sure you will not be disappointed by what you find at this high quality online designer silver jewellery shop.

For even more suggestions on where to buy things such as Thai silver jewellery and many more options for white gold and pearl silver jewellery designs and mens rings and ladies silver bracelets and white gold alternatives, or even cheap costume jewelry in sterling settings, please continue reading other articles here at Jewelry & Accessories.

Silver Jewelry – Silver Bracelets

If your first bracelet was a tiny red cord tied around your wrist or a charm bracelet to keep you safe from the evil eye (mal de ojo) when you were a baby, then you probably still have a charm bracelet, a set of bangle bracelets or a silver bangle on your wrist right now. Sterling silver rings and necklaces are lovely and silver earrings are a must, but the tinkle of bracelets and bangles is addictive. The dependence may not be only to the sound they make, but the sensual and mysterious way they caress skin as they shift with movements.

There’s something alluring about a woman with bracelets, or a man with a single silver bangle, perhaps because they conjure images of gods and goddesses with serpent head armlets, Egyptian queens on divans raising their jangling wrists to signal for more wine while waiting for their lovers or pharaohs – yes, very Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, but not just the Hollywood version with bejeweled Elizabeth Taylor. Bracelets are an Egyptian legacy to the world that began thousands of years before Christ – with the scarab bracelet – a sacred and pious emblem that exemplified the sun-god’s rebirth at midday, and consequently, the symbol of eternal life.

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It is the Egyptians who brought us the bracelets and jewelry and symbols copied through the ages – the Ankh, the eye of Horus, the lotus and the glorious falcon, worn on arms and wrists until today (with replicas sold at the Tutankhamun Shop and other Museum Shops).

Bracelets are also part of imperial jewelry collections of the Chinese, especially with jade, and of the Greeks with the winding shapes up the arm, and from the ancient Romans who added gemstones to similar spiraling armlets and cuff bracelets, and the Byzantine styles of interlocking link bracelets.

Today, aside from them being a fashion accessory or a statement of personal individuality, they also remain the traditional marriage jewelry for brides in India – 21 red bracelets to be precise, with long dangling karliras charms.

Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelets

The difference between a BANGLE bracelet and other kinds of wrist jewellery is that a bangle will usually be a circular piece of silver (or gold or other precious metal) that is a set measurement and has no clasp or opening. These are then slipped onto the wrist, often requiring the wearer to make their hand as small as possible for the bangle to fit over the hand. They are often worn in multiples and move freely about the wrist making a jingling, jangling or tinkling sound as they touch.

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Bangles as we know them, originated in India, and to this day, the best bangles are Indian, Punjabi, Pakistani, Arabian or South East Asian. Sikh men wear a single bangle called a kada which is usually made of iron or steel, and women from the Punjab use chooda bangles for their traditional marriage ceremonies.

Bangle bracelets can be extremely ornate with jewels and gemstones or may have dangling charms and a kind of bell that tinkles, or be painted wood or plain metal. There are also porcelain bangles and bone jewelry with enamel overlays or copper incorporating handcrafted mother of pearl inlays.

Silver and gold bangles are often blended with rubies and emerald jewelry or more recently embellished with fake diamonds known as cubic zirconia. A silver bangle with white sparkling stones is not the traditional style for Hindu, Punjabi or Asian wedding jewellery (since red and gold bangle bracelets are the norm), however many innovative modern jewelry designers have adapted traditional Indian/Asian styles to create magnificent sterling silver bangles embellished with cz gemstones or even add trendy pink diamonds or use pave techniques with pink rubies or pink sapphires or rose garnets to give the entire surface a pinkish or reddish tone.

Curiously, in a reverse twist of evolution, many Indian brides are now selecting these modern pink silver bangles for their wedding instead of deep red jewels set in gold.

Wholesale Jewellery Outlets for Fabulous Indian Bangle Bracelet

There are some discount jewelry centers online where you can find really cheap jewelry and wholesale fashion jewelry items in Indian bangle styles, especially for stylish young ladies who like to wear dozens of bangles all at once.

Wholesale jewellery outlets often have retail discounts as well, such as a company called SD Fashions who have an impressive selection of fashion bangles in literally thousands (they claim to have over 5,500 different designs) of totally unique Indian bangles. Their fashion jewelry is cheap but not cheaply made. They offer wholesale prices that are affordable even for the public (although to get the discounts you must buy more than one set). They have genuine kundan bangles and authentic wedding chooras, kundan glass bangles and jhumka bangles, some for as little as $3 or $4 each. And they’re not teeny little pieces of jewelry; some are really wide with charms and delicate inlayed details. Others are more like cuff bracelets because they are so wide, but in fact they’re still called bangles.

The point is that silver bangle bracelets that are genuine, even handmade silver bracelet creations need not be expensive if you buy from the right places (or if you happen to travel to India or Asia and can pay in rupees). Cheap silver bracelets in gorgeous Indian bangle styles and handmade silver bracelets accented with beads and crystals and imitation gemstones can be ubber fun and inexpensive.

And they are NOT just for teenagers! I wear about 29 Indian bangles on my wrists and arms and let’s just say I’ve already had a few non-teen birthdays. As I write this and look at the choices that are available, and see a whole set of Lac Choora bridal bangles with mirrors and studded stone all for just $6.50, I think I’ll take a break and buy a few for myself!

Modern Silver Bracelets Bangles

Contemporary bangles are not just Indian creations any longer. Some of the best jewelry houses that exist, such as Tiffany’s, DeBeers and others top jewelry retailers also have contemporary silver jewelry designs. Here are two extraordinary bangles in totally different price ranges:

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  • De Beers Flexible Diamond Bangle (sterling silver bangle bracelet) for only – $70,000
  • Tiffany Somerset wide silver bangle bracelet for – $425

Now that bangles have become internationally popular there are many custom jewelry designers who make unique twists on traditional settings like the sterling silver bamboo bangle for $65 or the silver Puka Shell bangle from Seaweed Boutique. There are also some delicate original creations, like the sterling silver Torq bangle by Jing Jewellery for £50 or the Open Twist bangle for £45.

Silver Charm Bracelets

Sterling silver bracelets with dangling charms or cubic zirconia bracelets in Italian charm bracelet style are all the rage. I sometimes wonder if the difficult economic times we face is not responsible in some way for having spawned a need to once again believe in magic, to hope that a charm or amulet or talisman might bring us out of a troubled economy, or perhaps it’s a way to escape reality and live an illusion – in any case, there is a renaissance of the charm bracelet collecting. These bracelets can be anything from the magical kingdom of Disney and Mickey Mouse fantasia to a princess silver heart charm bracelet or a serious diamond or Swarovski crystal charms bracelets worth thousands of dollars.

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Charm bracelets that mimic the noble gentry styles of the Victorian era, or pieces that were popular during the Second World War, or those that became hip in ‘50’s as a means to record events in people’s lives, can now be obtained as vintage or antique jewellery charms.

There are also Venetian or Murano glass charms that will never go out of style and are copied in such new collection as the Pandora charm bracelet and the Juicy Couture bracelets. Although, it must be stated that Juicy Couture charms are a collection unto themselves, with fun and whimsical pieces that vary from diamond studded letters of the alphabet to create your personal name to little dangling Chinese take-out boxes, pink notebook or even pink frosted cupcakes and ice-cream cone charms.

Charming Italian Silver Bracelets

The biggest craze appears to be the Italian charm bracelet, which offers a means to collect trinkets a little different than the traditional ones because the charms usually don’t dangle down from the bracelet, rather they are set into flat icons or soldered onto the interlocking pieces that either snap onto a basic bracelet or are added onto a stretch silver bracelet band. These bracelets are quite expensive; even the ones that are designed for young jewelry buyers, like the juicy Couture Collection, seem rather pricey.

There are a few cheap jewelry options, mostly with tiny enamel charms and usually these bracelet styles will be copper or brass with thin silver plating and not pure 925 silver bracelets or corresponding charms.

The least expensive place for silver jewelry online, which I have found, to buy these Italian charm bracelets is Charms Land, and although they have a great selection, I believe their selection is mostly for children or young adults. For example they have a German Shepherd Dog Photo Charm for $13.55, a State (of the USA) for$4.96, a Star Girl Laser Charm for $6.55, a December Snow Gold Laser Charm for $7.99, and a Wreath and Candle Gold Laser Charm also for $7.99.

For elegant silver charms bracelets styles you’ll have to go to silver jewellery online shops like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Blue Nile, Tiffany, Saks Fifth Avenue, Links of London and even Amazon. Most of these high quality jewelry retailers offer a means for customers to make their own custom bracelets by selecting the base bracelet and then adding whatever charm (or charms) suits their fancy.

Vintage or Antique Charm Bracelets

Since the sterling silver charm bracelet has been around for centuries, and has been an on again off again trend through ancient and modern history, a good place to get something a little different is by searching for vintage costume jewelry shops that carry unusual pieces. Some vintage or antique charms may also fit onto modern silver charm bracelets, and if they are made of good quality silver, these antique jewellery silver charms and bracelets will go well together.

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The other thing to keep in mind is that you need not buy the expensive basic or starter sterling silver charm bracelets that are sold for that specific purpose; you can also go with a basic silver chain bracelet and then simply add charms as you find the ones that go with your collection style.

Charm bracelets, as I said earlier are primarily sold in silver these days; however there are some gold charm bracelet designs to choose from if you can afford the price. Most are hundreds of dollars with each charm being $50 to $70 or more, making the total bracelet price quickly add up into the thousands. (There is also a sterling silver ring that has a series of charms you can attach to it, and this option is more affordable but since it isn’t for the wrist really isn’t too satisfactory.)

Silver Bracelets for Bridesmaid Jewelry

When planning a wedding, the wedding rings and bride & groom jewelry are things never forgotten, at least not until the groom arrives at the church and discovers he doesn’t have the ring, but usually they have been purchased in advance of the wedding day. The bride’s earrings, necklaces and little jewelry niceties are usually on the bridal list, and one way or another, a bride will probably have her jewelry selected long before the big day. But one aspect of wedding planning that sometimes gets overlooked is the selection of jewelry for the bridal party.

Yes, the gowns and tuxedos are all arranged in advance, but what will the bridesmaids and groomsmen wear as accessories? What earrings will the maid of honor have to match the dress? Will she have bracelets or bangles or just a pendant and chain around her neck? Will it be silver or gold, chunky, simple, modern or antique? When a bride envisions her wedding day, she often has all these details in her mind, how each bridesmaid will look, and how everything will unfold in fluid elegance, but sometimes the idea of what is elegant to the bride is not what her bridesmaids have in their jewelry boxes.

One lovely touch that many brides have employed successfully is to give a small thank you present to each of her bridesmaids BEFORE the wedding. If this gift is a piece of jewelry that will match the wedding attire, the bridesmaids will wear it and the accessory problem is solved. But what should that gift be? It can be a small chain and diamond or cz pendant, a pair of pearl earrings or diamond (or fake diamond) earrings or even a simple set of solid silver bracelets.

A womens silver bracelet is a tasteful present that can be used for the wedding and also for other events afterward, so a bridesmaid may find it a useful gift as well as a keepsake of the day. It can be a classic design with a bit of sparkle or something wild depending on the wedding theme and colors. Womens silver bracelets are affordable in cubic zirconia and sterling silver settings so there is no need for a large financial expenditure on the part of the bride. A silver bracelet for a bridesmaid can be as little as $20 and will be of relatively good quality.

Mens Silver Bracelets

A mens silver bracelet or a sterling silver cuff bracelet is a piece of jewelry that distinguishes many men, often as having traveled or as having a distinctive personal style. You needn’t be Sikh to wear a bracelet! Men’s bracelets, although less common than womens styles, are far more unique in theme and design, often borrowing motifs from ancient warrior styles, medieval knight themes or natural tribal styles.

Although men’s jewelry is often chunky and wider than the female versions, heavy silver bracelets are not the only choices for men, neither are silver link bracelets the only options. A heavy silver bracelet, or extra large silver bracelet, can give the necessary weight and texture for a masculine wrist while still incorporating sculpted patterns, twists and knots, hand carved or etched motifs or even be partly leather. These masculine mens bracelets, unlike silver cufflinks that are for formal attire, can be a casual piece of jewelry worn every day as a statement of discreet sophistication while not being feminine or even metro sexual in nature.

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Mens bracelet options can be as simple as a single uniquely shaped solid silver bracelet with no other adornment whatsoever (like the piece my husband wears), or silver cuff bracelets with a gemstone or a chunk of turquoise or a piece of amber in the centre, or a chunky silver link bracelet for a man with a few charms or talismans collected along his travels.

Silver chain bracelets used to be the male bracelet classic but men’s silver bracelets have come a long from the days of imitation gangster or pimp jewelry that often included fashion styles with huge gold necklaces and unbuttoned shirts. And on the other extreme, mens contemporary fashion and accessories are not the 1980’s Miami Vice creamy suites and t-shirts under Armani jackets or Italian sport coats with white linen pants and sockless loafers, or pastel green and fuchsia shirts with flashes of diamond encrusted gold watches at the cuffs and dark Ray-Ban sunglasses at twilight.

National Geographic Men’s Bracelets

Today’s man can be a Miami man or can be a rugged international word traveler with National Geographic appeal. And speaking of National Geographic, there’s a fantastic company called Novica, in association with National Geographic, which has a selection of truly world-class men’s silver bracelets that are works of art for socially conscious men. All their jewelry is handcrafted and comes from places such as Bali, Thailand and Mexico, featuring jewelry creations by Thai designer Achara, and Wayan Asmana who replicates men’s bracelets once worn by Indonesian knights and warriors.

They also offer bracelets by Gustavo Sanchez and Oscar Figueroa, two Mexican designers, who craft contemporary and urban themes in silver and leather for some of the most fascinating men’s leather bracelets on the market. Here are some of their top mens bracelet designs:

  • Men’s sterling silver bracelet Royal Scrolls –by Achara from Thailand – $65.69
  • Men’s sterling silver bracelet Kingdom—by Achara from Thailand – $73.79
  • Men’s sterling silver bracelet Courage –by Putu Putri from Bali/Java – $79.95
  • Sterling silver bracelet Aztec Sun Glyph –by Africa Barrera from Mexico – $119.95
  • Leather braided bracelet Bold Brown –by Rosa Tomatis from the Andes – $71.99
  • Leather bracelet At Hand –by Rosa Tomatis from the Andes – $71.96
  • Leather braided bracelet Desert Paths –by Rosa Tomatis from the Andes -$103.49

  • Men’s sterling silver bracelet Two Paths –by Kadek Wijanegara from Bali/Java – $99.95
  • Men’s sterling silver pendant bracelet New Classic –by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $119.95
  • Men’s sterling silver pendant bracelet Balinese Warrior –by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $111.59
  • Men’s sterling silver pendant bracelet Balinese Knight – by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $125.99
  • Men’s sterling silver bracelet Wisdom – by Kadek Wijanegara from Bali/Java – $124.95
  • Men’s sterling silver bracelet Dragon – by Kadek Wijanegara from Bali/Java – $119.95
  • Men’s sterling silver cuff bracelet Unity – by Putu Putri from Bali/Java – $80.99
  • Men’s sterling silver braided bracelet Silver Choices – by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $102.59
  • Men’s sterling silver braided bracelet Two Halves – by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $132.95
  • Men’s sterling silver link bracelet Freedom – by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $130.49
  • Leather bracelet Silver Sheen – by Alicia de la Paz from Mexico – $42.85
  • Leather cuff bracelet Challenge – by Komang Widiana from Bali/Java – $82.95
  • Men’s sterling silver braided bracelet Sparkling Brook – by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $73.79

  • Men’s sterling silver braided bracelet Silver Dragon – by Wayan Asmana from Bali – $89.99

All these fabulous mens bracelets can be ordered online, which is part of the Novica philosophy, to be able to bring together international buyers and artisans who create the jewelry all around the world.

Silver versus White Gold Bracelet

  • Hypoallergenic metals and sensitive skin concerns – A sterling silver bracelet is usually 95% or 98% pure silver while white gold is a mix of gold, silver, palladium, nickel or other alloys. To make a piece of white gold jewelry appear brighter, it is usually rhodium plated or enhanced to be more luminous and whiter. This can make a piece of jewelry attractive, however it is good to note that nickel is the metal that often causes metallic allergies, skin rashes and other discomforts for jewelry wearers.

    So, if you have sensitive skin (or the person you are buying the jewelry for has previously reacted adversely to some metals) silver may be the better choice. However, titanium is also a white metal and is hypoallergenic, as is surgical steel or Stainless Steel Jewelry.

  • Tarnishing of Silver and white gold – A white gold bracelet does not look much different than a silver one; however the negative side to silver is that it tarnishes and must be polished or cleaned, while white gold will not tarnish.

    What makes white gold appear to tarnish is the fact that rhodium plating on the surface may wear off and what remains is the pure, creamier colored, white gold, which is not as luminous without the extra outer enhancement.

  • White gold and silver jewellery price differences – If selecting sterling silver cuff bracelets, or other heavy bracelets or chunky jewelry that contains a lot of metal, you will find that the price of white gold is very high – simply because it contains some gold.

    The sterling silver bracelet of equal size and weight will cost much less and therefore may be the better buy if it is for fashion or fun costume jewelry. All that said; white gold is generally regarded as a superior quality metal.

Silver Christmas Bracelet Gifts

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A silver bracelet as a Christmas gift may not be what you’re thinking about in September or October, and maybe not even in November, but come December you’ll be happy you took the time to plan ahead and find some special jewelry pieces for those on your list.

Okay, when it comes to Christmas shopping, early or last minute, you don’t want to spend hours and hours reading about what to buy, you want to make your list, find the items and check them off! So, here are some very specific items that might help you cross off a few items on your list:

  • Sterling silver 12 Days of Christmas Charm Bracelet, is a 7 inch long sterling silver charm bracelet suitable for adults or children, with a charm for each of the 12 items listed in the famous holiday Christmas song, which naturally includes: twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree! All this Christmas charm costs about $108.
  • White on Silver Snowflake Bangle is bright white-enameled snowflakes scattered across a polished bangle for under $13. Perfect for a teen gift.
  • Multi Christmas Lights Bracelet is a stretch bracelet with green faceted beads, enamel Christmas charms and multicolored Christmas lights. This is a fun little piece ideal for children for under $15.
  • Merry Christmas Heart Bracelet is a hammered silver bracelet with red and green crystal hearts and Merry Christmas spelled out along with snowflakes, Santa Claus and snowmen links on a stretch bracelet – all for just under $13. Great little gift for a young girl.

Upscale Christmas bracelets for those who aren’t on a tight budget might include:

  • The Christmas Pandora ready-made bracelet has a Pandora Christmas tree in the center together with a genuine diamond flower charm and snowflake charm with cubic zirconia, which also has a 14kt gold clasp. This tasteful bracelet is ready-made for about $700 or you can select a few Pandora charms that you like and create your own personalized gift. Each charm is about $70, like the gorgeous silver and gold Christmas tree charm.

Here’s a good Christmas gift idea:

If you know someone on your list is collecting Pandora charms or Juicy Couture charms, then you needn’t go to the expense of buying a complete bracelet. Just buy them one single charm to add. Here are some gorgeous little charms I recommend:

  • Pandora Sterling Silver Christmas Tree Bead with Gold Star
  • Pandora Sterling and 14 Karat Gold I Love You Bead
  • Pandora Sterling Present or Gift Box Bead
  • Pandora Sterling Silver Present Bead
  • Pandora Sterling Angel of Hope Bead
  • Pandora Sterling Silver Snowman Bead
  • Pandora Sterling Silver Boy Bead
  • Pandora Sterling Silver Snowflake Bead
  • Juicy Couture Christmas Tree Charm Limited Edition
  • Juicy Couture Limited Christmas Santa Charm
  • Juicy Couture Christmas Ice Skate Limited Charm
  • Juicy Couture Christmas Tree Stocking Charm
  • Juicy Couture Christmas Stocking Bracelet Charm

For a unique Christmas bracelet, you can also select a series of silver beads or charms from Pandora or Juicy Couture, like the Christmas tree, snowman, a present bead and a few red and green Murano glass pieces as a final detail.

Silver Heart Bracelet

Silver heart bracelets are perhaps best known as jewelry for little girls, but there are women’s styles that make good gifts from an admirer, lover or friend on Valentines Day. Some are very expensive and incorporate diamonds and other gemstones; often a pink diamond or a soft rose colored ruby or even a tinted CZ gemstone or a garnet. Others are so affordable they can be given even to children and young ladies who may be prone to losing jewelry.

  • Sterling silver heart bracelets like the one for sale at JC Penney is tasteful, elegant and good value at just under $45.
  • There’s also the sterling silver Marcasite Heart Bracelet for about $41, or the sterling Silver 1/2 carat cubic zirconia heart bracelet for under $60.
  • How about a simple and chic cubic zirconia tennis bracelet with hearts or a silver heart links bracelet by FMC for about $26?
  • There’s also a heart bracelet made by Zina, which is about 7inches long and costs about $70.
  • On the lower price range, try a Relic Silver Heart Bracelet for less than $15, and has a delicate toggle clasp. A perfect little girls silver bracelet!
  • In a similar price range there’s a lovely silver kid heart bracelet for less than $30 which has some colorful jewels set in polished 925 sterling silver link chain with a lobster claw closure.
  • For a really great deal, try a Walmart silver multi-chain open heart bracelet for just under $20.

Silver Ankle Bracelet – Anklets

The world of anklets, ankle bracelets and toe/foot/ankle jewelry has spread throughout the barefoot world from India, Egypt, Bedouin communities and the Middle East, where women wear bracelets on both ankles. In India, some are called paayal, pajeb or jhan-jhar and may be chain link bracelets or circular bands of metal which may or may not also have tinkling bells or jangling charms that chime as women walk.

Ankle bracelets are also part of the traditional jewellery worn for Indian marriages along with bracelets and red silk saris. In Middle Eastern culture, some of the ankle bracelets that are worn on both ankles are joined together by a short piece of chain, which forces the woman to take small, feminine strides thought to be a more modest way for women to walk. Although this practice has not caught on in the western world, for obvious reasons, it is still quite a common practice in the east.

Ankle bracelets have had mythical and practical significance throughout history, in some cases denoting slavery, women who are loose or available, or may even be prostitutes, but sometimes an ankle bracelet denotes exactly the opposite, marking a woman as being taken or married. In modern history, an anklet once denoted a woman who was a swinger, however this connotation and symbolism has fallen by the wayside, and anklets are primarily, in western cultures, a form of decoration, another place to wear jewelry, like piercings and body jewelry of all kinds.

It is feminine jewelry loved by ladies who appreciate going barefoot, ideal for sunbathing and beachwear. In the west, ankle bracelets in 925 silver jewelry settings are the most common due to the price, however in India and other places, gold is still the preferred metal. A simple anklet can be as little as $20 for a solid sterling silver chain or as much as several thousand dollars for ankle jewelry with diamonds or gemstones.

Ankle bracelets, even in cosmopolitan settings, carry with them a casual or rebellious attitude, and many professional women refrain from wearing them in office or corporate settings, not only because they are difficult to wear with certain types of footwear and impossible to wear with hosiery or nylons, but because they reflect a lax or casual approach to life. They are primarily the jewelry of beach goers and sun worshipers and those who have the luxury of walking the earth with bare feet.

Silver ID Bracelet

ID bracelets have many uses aside from being personalized jewelry that’s fun because it has your name on it. The main reason people have gold or silver ID bracelets made is for medical purposes, especially if it involves a child or someone who may not be able to give adequate information to doctors in an emergency.

A simple name bracelet, in such cases may not be enough, and therefore there are bracelets and necklaces that not only have a person’s name but will also have a symbol or some information pertaining to that person’s known medical condition, such as Alzheimer’s medical IDs, asthma ID, diabetes medical bracelets, epilepsy medical alert jewelry, or other Ids for heart conditions or allergies to medications. There are the standard links silver bracelet styles that have a chain bracelet and a silver plate for name and information, but there are also other designs that are less clinical.

Here are just a few:

  • Stainless Stretch Medical ID Bracelet

  • Brown Leather with Surgical Stainless Steel Medical ID Bracelet
  • Italian Leather 5 Strand Medical ID Bracelet in Pink
  • Leather and Hemp Diabetes ID Bracelet
  • Red Stone Bead Bracelet with Sterling Loop for Medical Id Charm
  • Pretty in Pink Silver Bead Bracelet
  • Turquoise and Sterling Bead Bracelet
  • Purple Passion Glass and Sterling Bead Bracelet
  • Sterling Ball Beaded Bracelet
  • St. Patty’s Green and Silver Bead Bracelet
  • Sapphire Blue and Silver Bead Bracelet
  • Chunky Silver Links of Hope Bracelet
  • Beach Escape Links of Hope Bead Bracelet
  • Moulin Rouge Links of Hope Beaded Bracelet

Most Medical alert or medical Id bracelets are inexpensive, between $12 to under $60, even for solid sterling silver bracelets, and even a gold plated Id can be less than $30 or $40.

Aside form medical purposes, a silver Id bracelet is great for children, especially if their name, address or telephone number is engraved on the bracelet incase they wander off or are lost in a crowd. There are similar bracelets that are made of fabric with Velcro closures and the child’s information written with an indelible marker on some area of the bracelet.

These are good and inexpensive, however, a silver bracelet will be stronger, less likely to be taken off, and the information engraved into silver will not be smudged or destroyed as easily. For a wonderful selection of unique ID bracelets, go to Sticky Jewelry, where you will also find a selection of medical alert charms, confirmation and holy communion, first communion and baptism charms that can be added to necklaces and other jewelry bracelets.

Silver Beaded Bracelet

Silver Bead Bracelets can be purchased ready made or they can be bought as bead bracelet silver pieces that you add to your own creations. Since some silver beads come with letters or numbers engraved into them, some fun ideas are to create little poem bracelets or name bracelets or even scripture bracelets for those who want to remember their favorite biblical or religious quote.

Silver beaded bracelets are also good to make mommy bracelets (that say MOM or MUM for mother’s Day) and beaded bracelets with birthstone colors. Some beaded bracelet names are Fruit of the spirit, Purity, Generations, Adoption, Initials, Message, Grandmother Bracelets, and even cancer awareness bracelets are often made from silver beads.

Make your Own Beaded Bracelets

Because bead bracelets are fun to make and personalize for those we care about like mother’s sisters and teachers, these handmade bracelets are often more than just the sum of the silver or crystals or decorations from which they have been made. Personalized bracelets from silver beads represent an effort of love, a gesture that even young children can make even if they have almost no money of their own to buy jewelry as gifts.

Uncommon Beads

Naturally the most common types of bead bracelets are the initial and birthstone designs which are created from sterling silver alphabet beads and letters, numbers and/or Greek letters and intermittent Swarovski crystal beads to add the personalized birthstone color accent. Silver beads come in many shapes, not just round or oval, but also bicones and cubes. To finish it all off, and have a great bead bracelet to give, all that’s needed are some sterling silver clasps that can be bought from most jewelry beading supplies companies online.

Silver Toggle Bracelet

A toggle bracelet is really NOT a style or a design of a bracelet but the way it closes, the clasp or TOGGLE. A toggle is a type of closure whereby a small peg is inserted into a circle. It’s a very simple yet secure closure used even for the most classic and expensive diamond bracelet creations in silver and gold. It’s also very elegant because even if the bracelet is turned with the closure to the top of the wrist, a toggle looks finished and clean, almost as if it were a charm. Links of London, Tiffany’s and other fine jewelry shops are famous for having toggle bracelets.

Vintage Silver Bracelets

Antique silver bracelets and handcrafted silver jewelry that is now considered vintage can be one of two things: really cheap and undervalued, or really, really expensive. Although most silver jewelry of quality, even modern works, is handmade in part or in full, there is an added spirit about antique or vintage pieces that have already lived a life or two on someone else’s wrist. Bracelets and wrist cuffs are a very old form of jewelry and so there is, and probably will always be, a huge selection of handcrafted bracelets from estate sales and auction houses as well as companies that specialize in making replicas of historic or unusual pieces of jewelry.

Odd Antiques

Although we often think of antiques as coming from imperial China, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire or the Victorian, Edwardian or medieval eras, the fact is that there is much jewelry, especially silver bracelet designs that have of even more unusual origins, such as Aztec, Mayan, Incan and Native peoples around the world. Some wonderful creations in bracelets are made by the Navajo Tribes in what is now the USA.

Other people who created jewelry in silver and precious stones are the Mexicans and even Tibetan monks who incorporated deep sea coral (found on Tibetan Plateaus) and turquoise into silver bracelet designs that are extraordinary. Some of these original antique designs are now in museums and not for sale at any price, but the native people of these regions often continue making replicas based on the traditional and historic antiquities.

Some great places to find unusual silver bracelets in ancient and vintage designs are Quirky – a Peruvian silver jewelry distributor, and Michelle’s Vintage Jewelry who has a little bit of everything – from a Navajo onyx cuff bracelet, a Mexican Aztec bracelet, a Taxco hinged cuff wrap bracelet, to a retro vintage Givenchy Baguette Bracelet.

Newer Vintage

Other vintage bracelets are of newer and less exotic beginnings. Vintage bracelets these days need not be hundreds of years old, it’s enough for them to have been made in the 60’s or ‘70’s or even as late as the 80’s for them to be considered vintage.

Silver Cancer Bracelets

Buying silver and pink awareness bracelets are a way for you to support the cancer research foundations and to keep this disease foremost in women’s minds, since it is a disease which need not be fatal if found in time. By using silver bracelets women love is a means not to minimize the seriousness of cancer, but to act as a reminder that awareness may equal a check-up and a check-up may equal a life.

Silver bracelets for women with the small pink ribbon have been around for some time, and now there are new creations in these beautiful, feminine ladies silver bracelets and silver charm styles that still have a ribbon, but aren’t always pink. There are also survivor and Co Survivor bracelets and Faith, hope and Love bracelets in many new styles.

Here are a few newly designed cancer awareness bracelet options to consider:

  • Rhodochrosite Survivor Bracelet in sterling silver with a sterling silver ribbon charm
  • Faith Hope Love Breast Cancer Bracelet with sterling silver letters and Swarovski crystals
  • Faith Hope Love Bracelet with silver letters, Swarovski crystals, and sterling flower bead caps
  • Faith Hope & Love Bracelet with block letters, Swarovski crystals, silver beads and lobster clasp
  • Pink and Silver breast cancer bracelet with sterling corrugated smooth round beads and pearls
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet with Gold Ribbon Charm –silver with 14K Gold-filled Ribbon
  • Breast Cancer Charm Bracelet for cancer survivor with pink crystals and family birthstones
  • Sterling Silver Cancer Bracelets with simple Swarovski crystals and a charm – also in gold
  • Round Pink Crystal Bracelet or Pearl & Crystal cancer Bracelet
  • Cosurvivor CO Survivor Bracelets with Swarovski crystals, pearls and silver ribbon charm
  • Tube Breast Cancer Bracelet with silver letters/ gold beads and Swarovski crystals
  • Large Breast Cancer Bracelet –custom made with pink crystals and lots of silver Bali style beads
  • Antique Pink Message Bracelet with the word FAITH and a sterling silver crystal dangle
  • Gold Name Bracelet with 14k gold-filled or sterling silver name or a word and a ribbon charm.

Gemstone Bracelets

sterling bracelet with gemstones

A gemstone bracelet can be purely a matter of personal taste as to what gem will suit you or the occasion for which it will be worn. However silver gemstone bracelets, since they are affordable, are often created as gemstone jewelry specific to birthstones that match the astrological sign of each month. A birthstone bracelet may be fun for young women or children but they can also be meaningful pieces of jewelry that contain a set of family birthstones.

For example, a mother may have her birthstone and those of her children set into one bracelet, or a grandmother may select a series of stones to create a sort of jewel family tree that includes her children and grandchildren. These types of bracelets can take the form of a tennis bracelet, because there are many stone setting places available, or it can be a simple silver bracelet with some crystal charms attached in the appropriate colors.

Here are some of the most popular bracelet and gemstone mixes these days:

  • Amethyst silver bracelet – The amethyst bracelets that are being made are stunning, sometimes with a series of pave set amethysts and sometimes with just a central stone in birthstone bracelets or cuff bracelets.
  • Amber silver bracelet – this has gained popularity because amber is surprisingly inexpensive compared to other gemstones. Amber stones make for exquisite bracelets because the pieces of amber can be very large and show a full fossil inside, something difficult to obtain in small amber rings or earrings.
  • Garnet silver bracelet – Aside from being a birthstone, the garnet is a remarkable rich red that resembles a ruby and yet is much more affordable. There are also silver garnet tennis bracelets with a mix of garnets and cubic zirconia that replace the more traditional diamond and ruby creations that are often very pricy. Garnet bracelets are also popular with young girls because there is a variety of garnet that is light pink and very suited for little princess gals.
  • Pearl silver bracelet – This is an old classic, however an example of a new version would be the cancer awareness pearl bracelet designs that intermix silver, fresh water pearls and small ribbon charms. Pearl bracelets are also an inexpensive bracelet choice because the price of cultured pearls is usually less than most gemstones. Although pearls are not mineral gemstones, it is interesting to note that they categorized in the jewelry industry as organic gemstones.
  • Turquoise silver bracelets – Turquoise jewelry is nothing new, but the way in which it is set in art deco silver bracelets is magnificent. Since turquoise is also a precious stone that is not too expensive, people can indulge in having larger stones in their bracelets than they would if it were tanzanite or lapis lazuli or sapphire for instance. There are also many antique replicas that use turquoise in their silver creations, especially from Mexico, Tibet, Nepal and Thailand.
  • Jade silver bracelet – Being the traditional lucky stone of the Chinese, it is no wonder the world is seeing an increase in this marvelous green gemstone in bracelets and other jewelry. Although the best quality jade is very expensive, medium qualities in this gemstone are still exquisite to the untrained eye and permit many more to enjoy its magical properties. The only down side to jade is that it is heavy, and although you may be able to afford a solid jade bracelet, they are often cold and heavy to wear and therefore many ladies are choosing silver and smaller jade stone combinations. Hinged filigree bracelets with a single jade stone gem in each hinged or square section is a classic bracelet style that is elegant and affordable. Emerald jewelry creations, which are also on the rise in the green gemstone collections, may prove much more difficult to purchase due to the cost. Some transparent jade is polished in such a ay so as to resemble the luster of an emerald.
  • CZ bracelets – are the all time best sellers because the quality of cubic zirconia has become a rival to the diamond, of which the famous tennis bracelet is usually made. There are now tennis bracelets that sparkle as much as their diamond cousins and instead of costing $10,000, may be only a few hundred or less than a hundred for a high quality designer bracelet in silver or gold.

Designer Silver Jewellery

Designer silver bracelet creations are not just the designs that appear in Vogue or the high fashion magazines of the west. They are the exquisite and exotic designer silver bracelets made by talented artisan and craftspeople around the world such as the Balinese, Thai, Mexican and Peruvian jewelers who use silver to create masterful pieces that could not be attempted in gold.

Scarab bracelet tory burch designer

Hammered silver bracelet designs and leather silver bracelets for men and silver jewelry bracelets from antique traditional patterns are now, more than ever before, within the reach of buyers because the internet allows even the small jewelry artists to offer their works for view. Cuff bracelets with nasca line patterns etched into silver and Aztec pattern carved into metal are only some of the choices such designers offer.

Small, almost unknown contemporary designers from Los Angeles and New York also have a chance to show their work and sell online, and all you have to do is look. It’s fun to flip through the magazines and see the high-end fashion houses and their trendy creations, but it’s also a breath of fresh air to see a nobody live off their magnificent designs.

Here are three nobody jewelry designers that I think are really somebodies:

  • Laurie Stetzler
  • Lesley Furber – La Luna de Plata
  • Marie Cristine Jewelry

Childrens Silver Bracelets

A first child’s silver bracelet is something to select with care because they must be comfortable and not constrict their movements or be a danger to the child. Often baby silver bracelets will be made of small round silver beads or pearls or may have tiny block letters with their name. Although a baby bracelet with a charm is common as a talisman, it is good to be sure they will not be able to suck or pull off the charm and cause themselves harm.

Childrens silver jewellery bracelets are some of the most exciting to choose, as a gift or for your own child, because they may be heirlooms or prized items later in life. There are many shops that offer beautiful baby and children jewelry but Just for Angels has some outstanding and inexpensive designs, like a bracelet with white Swarovski faux pearls, clear Swarovski crystals and Bali spacers with a delicate silver cross charm. And totally different, but fun and colorful is the yellow, white, orange, rose, aqua and green cat’s eye beads, with a clay clown and a birthday cake charm. Most of the bracelets they offer are under $30, many are as little as $20.

Cuff Bracelet

A cuff bracelet is a wide fixed size metal or mesh bracelet that fits quite snuggly on your wrist like a cuff. It usually does not have charms and does not move about the wrist very much. It can be a bangle style or have an opening at the back through which you slide your wrist into while holding it on an angle. Most cuff bracelets and tend to be more dramatic in style than other bracelet designs. Because they are large and require a lot of metal, they are often in iron, stainless steel, brass, sterling silver and other less expensive metals.

nasca designs on silver cuff bracelet

This bracelet cuff silver styling takes many forms, from bejeweled center stones to etched or carved embellishments. Because the area of the top portion of the bracelet is large, it is often decorated handsomely and that is why these are often thought of as engravable silver bracelets, although almost any style can become engraved silver bracelets if there is a space for it. But these cuff styles are truly a wide silver bracelet that will leave little room for multiples or stacking. Cuff bracelets are usually all a lady or gent will need in the way of jewelry to accessorize an outfit completely. Silver cuff accents a simple white blouse or dress shirt or may be the only jewelry needed to wear with a little black dress for cocktails. When it comes to jewellery bracelets are often underestimated as an accessory, when in fact they can be the only jewelry required to bring a look together.

Men often wear a single cuff bracelet to make a personal statement, however the best pieces will be those collected through a journey or travel. Some of the most famous wide bracelets in this style are those handmade in India and Nepal. Some of these have large turquoise stones set into the upper portion of the wrist. There’s a wonderful shop online called Ten Thousand Villages that has artisanal work from members of a fair trade group called TARA Projects which stands for Trade Alternative Reform Action. They have artists work from a 125-mile radius of Delhi, and their creations are better than any cuff bracelets I’ve seen in Vogue or Cosmo or Elle. They have a beaded cuff bracelet with teal, green and silver stones on a spiral metalwork band. And another gorgeous piece is the buffalo horn cuff bracelet made by the Asha Handicrafts Association in India. Both of these sumptuous designs are only $18.

Celtic Silver Bracelets

Silver cross bracelets in Celtic designs are nothing new; in fact they may be one of the oldest bracelet motifs in Europe. The Celtic cross is unique in that it combines a cross with a ring, and this design is etched or engraved or even sculpted into or onto bracelets of many styles, for both men and women. Many Celtic jewelers mix their metals to create gold silver bracelets so that the cross or braid or Celtic Knot may be highlighted or offset by a two-tone effect. The best way to get these fantastic bracelets is to go to Ireland or Scotland or to log onto the internet and search for silver bracelets UK; since these handcrafted silver bracelets come from that general geographic region.

Silver Celtic jewelry is not just the old knots and twists we’ve all seen. Many contemporary designers are reinventing the traditional styles and adding to them to create designs I cannot even attempt to describe except by saying they are loopy and curvaceous and almost filigree they are so complex and delicate at all once. There are also versions of the traditional claddagh bracelet (actually originally a ring) that has now developed into intricate hearts and hands and crowns and knots with an eastern or Turkish-like intricacy.

Many jewelers are mixing gold jewelry with silver and titanium and white gold and platinum and creating interesting tones for a twist on the basic gold bracelet or white gold bracelet of before. Many white gold bracelets have a base of silver with only the sculpted part in white gold or yellow gold due to the fact that it’s a softer metal for sculpting, while the band will be silver for hardness.

A place called Celtic Jewelry is a real discovery. It is part of Reflective Images, a company comprised of a husband and wife team Helen Chantler and Marc Choyt, who design and retail bracelet jewelry, handmade silver jewelry and gold over silver designs that are not only unique, but founded on the basis of being fair, responsible and ecological. Their bracelets & jewelry need to be seen to be appreciated. Their pieces are not cheap but all the metals and stones are genuine, and the prices start at just under $200.

Cheap Silver Bracelet

If you need to quickly fill your inventory with some wholesale bracelets then you will need to go to a wholesale silver warehouse or buy online from the many wholesale silver jewellery outlets that offer incredible discounts on orders by the dozen. Purchasing wholesale silver jewelry can be a little tricky because you may not be able to tell the quality by looking at pictures and reading descriptions. One way to avoid being stuck with a lot inventory you don’t need is to first order some wholesale silver rings and bracelets samples. Yes, you will have to pay for these samples. They are seldom free, but in a day or two you will have the items and you can decide if the quality is right for your clients or not.

super cheap genuine Indian silver and amethyst bangle

Many distributors who have high quality and cheap silver jewelery are from Asia, primarily India and China, so you may have to check that the silver jewelry has the right stamp and can be exported and imported with little hassle.

Usually, the merchants who sell silver jewelry at wholesale prices online have a system for sending and tracking orders, so you don’t have to worry, but make sure that you don’t have to pay taxes or duty when the package arrives. If you do, then you should know this is in advance and calculate the duty or taxes into the costs of the silver earring and necklace sets or bangles and bracelets or other items.

Silver jewelry may be inexpensive in India, but you must be sure it will still be cheap once it arrives at your door on the other side of the world, after duty, shipping and repackaging.

Silver necklaces, silver earrings, silver pendants and sterling silver chains, as well as colorful bangles and delicate silver anklets are all available through Krivi International or SD Fashions or through Alibaba global trade or Vk’s Beaded and Tribal Jewelry who have a super big selection of wholesale costume items, fashion jewelry, Indian and African jewelry, tribal jewelry, pearl and beaded bangles and bracelets, belly dance accessories, bone and natural hand carved items and even women’s apparel, costumes, handbags, shawls, stoles and silk scarves.

Buying Wedding Jewelry Wholesale

You may also find that buying a few pieces of silver jewelry at wholesale prices solves buying expensive retail priced wedding jewelry for a large bridal party. If you pay half price or less for a silver bracelet and need 3 or 4, perhaps you can mix and match an order at wholesale prices even if it’s for personal use. Just check to see if the wholesale company you buy from requires you to have a business permit before you can order or not.

For example at AENOL, a wholesale bridal Jewelry company, the minimum order is $75, and for that price you could probably accessorize the entire bridal party and the bride and groom and probably have a few gifts for mum, dad and new in-laws. Here’s why: a complete bridal set that includes pearls or silver CZ earrings and necklaces or a bracelet set or other items can cost as little as $7.

You could order a dozen different sets and be within the $75 minimum and have everything you need. And by the way, the jewelry they sell is beautiful, elegant and tasteful. It would retail for more than double. On most orders within the US and Canada they also offer free shipping. You just can’t lose. But there are other companies that offer similar wholesale jewelry options on silver bracelets and earrings and lots of jewelry creations.

Another example is Light in the Box, which is a Chinese wholesaler that offers everything from silver bridal tiaras to simple silver chain bracelets. Their minimum order is $65, and on top of that they will give an additional 10% discount. They have complete bridal sets for under $30 and pearl bracelets with silver clasps and silver CZ bracelets in pave settings for as little as $10.

If you don’t mind waiting for the shipment you could save yourself hundreds of dollars on wedding jewelry that could be better spend on your honeymoon.
Silver Bracelets, silver earrings or rhinestones and CZ jewelry can be very affordable no matter if you search for accessories for your own bridal party or for your clients who will appreciate your carefully selected silver jewelry items.

Here is a small sample of what you can expect to find at wholesale silver jewelry outlets online:

  • White Pearl Bracelet $ 7.74
  • Clear Swarovski Crystal and Imitation Pearl Wedding Bridal Jewelry Bracelets $12.99
  • Swarovski Crystal Bridal Bracelets $9.99
  • Swarovski Crystal Wedding Bridal Jewelry Necklaces $12.99

  • Crystal Wedding Bridal Jewelry $ 20 – $24
  • Crystal Wedding Bridal Jewelry Set $27.99
  • Swarovski Crystal and Imitation Pearl Wedding Bridal Jewelry Set $ 22.99

  • Swarovski Crystal Wedding Bridal Jewelry Set $ 17.99
  • White & lavender pearl necklace $2.60
  • Pearl flower girl necklace with daffodilly pendant $6.60
  • Austrian Crystal 3 row rhinestones bracelet $9.00
  • Cubic Princess Bracelet with Cubic Zirconium square Baggett $17
  • Bangle Bracelet with Austrian Crystal $10.00
  • Vintage Victorian Bracelet and Victorian Chandelier earrings $12.00
  • Dainty Pearl Silver Bracelet with pearls  and crystal rhinestones $ 4.00

Even if you didn’t started life with a baby bracelet or an amulet to keep you safe from the evil eye, or if you never had a teeny little piece of red string tied around your wrist or ankle when you were a child, it’s likely you still love bracelets and silver jewelry and long to have cool silver metal caresses your skin.

925 Silver Jewelry and Silver Earrings

Silver jewelry, in order to be called silver must be at least 92.5% pure, which is why the stamp 925 (or the label 925 Silver Jewellery). However, in many cases 95.8 % is the percentage designated to genuine sterling silver. It may also be plated or coated with .999 silver to give it an additional luster, or may be rhodium plated with silver or gold.

Silver – Modern, Art Deco, Unique

Fine silver jewellery, especially silver hoop earrings and sterling silver rings have become increasingly a la mode for several reasons: it is less than half the price of gold, it combines well with chic modern designs, it is used by new designers and artisans, and creative beginner jewelers, who make unique art deco and handcrafted pieces from this less expensive metal before being able to afford gold, and it is a light metal color that can be worn by women and men with cool, ruddy or fair skin tones that gold doesn’t flatter.

White Gemstone and Silver Illusions

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Many jewelry creations that use diamonds, cubic zirconia or white crystal are best when combined with silver or white metals. Crystal earrings, cubic zirconia earrings, diamond studs, and many vintage silver earrings are set into sterling silver because the white metal around white gemstones or glass or crystal can make the stone appear larger by being of a similar tone as the gem. This is especially true in pavé hoop earring settings and pave rings where the stones are set continuously into the metal to appear as solid diamond or glass or crystal gems. When the metal blends seamlessly around the stones, the gems appear to have no (or little) interruption and therefore a ring or earring set may look more costly or more gem studded.

Stainless steel jewelry that incorporates white gemstones or crystal also works to create a similar appealing optical effect, as does platinum, white gold and titanium. However, silver, being more reasonably priced than white gold or platinum will win out when the settings are created with CZ gems or crystal because the idea behind these pieces of jewelry is to offer affordable jewelry, otherwise they might as well be made from genuine diamonds. Many of the same items that are made in gold can be had for a fraction of the cost in sterling silver. However, cost is not the only reason many ladies and gents choose silver bracelets and sterling silver rings over the identical pieces set in gold.

Sterling Silver for Everyday & Travel

Silver is simply more becoming on many men and women. I’m amongst those people who actually prefer silver jewelry even when offered, or having within my budget, the same options in gold. Silver matches my style, my wardrobe and my skin tone better, and unless I’m given a piece of antique or vintage jewelry that is one of a kind, I will seldom select gold for myself.

I have found that cubic zirconia earrings, diamond studs (and even heavier earrings that are made as clip on earrings) are much more delicate and suitable for casual and everyday wear when made in silver. Sterling silver earrings and silver hoop earrings and silver drop earrings can be worn with a casual pair of slacks and a sweater or with the little black cocktail dress whereas I find that the same pieces in gold may only work for cocktail ensembles or very dressy events.

Silver is also great to wear when traveling for two reasons: it’s less of a financial loss if for some reason a piece were to be misplaced and it’s less of a temptation for thieves. During my international travels as a journalist, I made it a habit to never wear flashy jewelry of any kind (even if it was fake) in very poor regions or where there was a high rate of theft – however I never had a problem wearing some simple silver earrings or a few bangles or bracelets because most thieves cannot resell silver readily and silver fetches a very low price in third world countries. Therefore simple silver earings are a safe option to be able to feel feminine without running the risk of being assaulted over it.

Sterling Silver Earring Options for your Face Shape

We often buy earrings just because we see them and like the way they look hanging on a rack – big mistake. Earrings, like clothing and accessories are personal to us as individuals. Foe example a pear shaped woman or a woman with wide hips or a curvaceous figure would never consider wearing a multicolored horizontal striped dress or ensembles wide hip belts. Instead she will choose vertical lines and dark solid colors.

head-and-face-shape

Also a short woman would refrain from chopping up her figure into segments wearing a short blouse, short contrasting skirt and thigh high boots. Instead she will do well to select a monochrome dress or blouse and skirt that don’t contrast and sheer hosiery or bare legs with simple wedge sandals or high-heeled pumps to elongate her body and made her legs appear longer. Likewise with earrings women should pay attention to the shape of their face in order to select the most flattering style.

Here are the face shapes:

  • Round Face – this shape has almost identical width and length
  • Oval Face – this shape is balanced with well proportions of length and width
  • Heart-Shaped Face – this shape is characterized by having a wide forehead and pointed chin
  • Rectangular/Long/Thin Face – this shape is longer than it is wide, but otherwise proportionate
  • Square Face – this shape has the same width as length with an accentuated cube like jaw line
  • Triangular Face – this shape has a wide jaw line and a narrower forehead
  • Diamond Face – This shape has wide cheek bones, narrow forehead and jaw line.

It can be difficult to determine your own face shape because you see yourself as a whole not as a silhouette. So, if you don’t know what shape face you have here’s quick way to find out. Go to the bathroom mirror with an erasable whiteboard marker. Using the marker, outline the reflection of your face. Now stand back and look at the shape. As a simple line drawing it will be obvious what category you fall into. Although there are variations, everyone tends to be more of one than another.

Okay, now that you know your face shape, read what earring styles will be most flattering for you.

Round Face Earring Styles

The best choices will be slender dangle earrings, drop earrings, slim curved lines and long silver earrings with charms. Square and rectangular settings may also work but make sure they are not too chunky or pressed too close to your lobes or against the sides of your cheeks. Teeny little stud earrings don’t work as well as say two or three teardrops or briolette style gems or elongated pearl earrings (not small round pearls).

Large hoop earrings are also not going to be your best choices. I you love hoops, try medium oval hoop earrings with a charm or a dangling gem. Just keep in mind that you are trying to bring the eye (of an observer) down, toward your neckline. Do not add width to the sides of your cheeks – keep everything flowing down. A slightly different option, also long and slender, would be silver cross earrings or linked chain silver earrings that are longer than they are wide.

Oval Face Earring Styles

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Perhaps due to what the fashion world considers the standard of perfection, oval faced women have what is known as a classic shape and therefore have the most choices. This will depend of how long versus wide your face is and how high your forehead is and what hairstyle you have.

If your oval face tends to be long and your forehead is high, you will probably want to avoid wearing extra long dangling or thin earrings that elongate your face even more. Ideal shapes are sterling silver hoop earrings, medium length dangles and even pave half circle hoops.

Heart Face Earring Styles

Since a heart shaped face will be naturally wider at the top and narrow at the chin, you will want to add width to the lower section of your face. This can be achieved with triangular shapes that are wider at the bottom such as chandelier earrings and triangular shaped hooped earrings or silver dangle earrings that have heavier and wide gems at the bottom. You can also wear log and chunky earrings so long as they are not silver heart earrings – heart shaped earrings for heart shaped faces is just too much. Also try to avoid huggy style earrings that add weight to your cheeks.

Square Face Earring Styles

The perfect earrings to compliment a square shaped face are round – large silver hoop earrings and soft curved lines including hoops with charms or silver drop earrings. Some unique choices would be Celtic earrings that are circular but have interesting details. The only styles you should try to avoid are sharp angles and square shapes and overly short earrings. You want to add length while reducing the boxyness of the jaw line. Silver chandelier earrings are okay as long as they are not too wide.

Long/Thin Face Earring Styles

Since your face is naturally long and slender you will want to wear studs and large earrings that add width to your face. Long dangling earrings would not be ideal. If you love long earrings, make sure they have width also or are triangular shapes with the flat side at the bottom. Small hoops also work well.

Diamond Face Earring Styles

This shape is good for earrings that are wider than they are long. Drop earrings are fine as long as they have some dimension and are not just straight long or thin earrings. Most short chandelier earrings that have several loops and lots of width are great; avoid silver charms that have long thin shapes and little width.

Triangular Face Earring Styles

Triangular face shapes, like square faces, need something to soften the sharp lines. The best options will be hoop earrings and other circular or oval shapes. You can even wear large round gemstones, small silver stud earrings, and chandelier earrings and even hoops, so long as the tip of the earring is not pointed but wide at the bottom or curved upward or with some texture or detail. Round hammered silver earrings and disc style solid silver earrings can be a great choice- also close huggy earrings and heavier clip on earrings that cover the entire lobe.

Jewelry Combining

A silver earring set if studded with diamonds or multicolored jewels, or if it is a large chandelier earring style or a pair of intricate and unique vintage silver earrings or very large silver earrings (or gold earrings), or long dangle earrings should not be combined with heavy silver necklaces or chokers or a silver locket or other jewelry that is too close to the earrings. This means, no heavy or chunky necklaces or large broaches on the lapel or collar. Give your ensemble elegance by allowing space between jewelry pieces. Here are some simple suggestions to follow:

  • If your earrings are the feature, then don’t add a necklace.
  • If the necklace is the feature, wear only some small drop or stud earrings.
  • You may add extra detail with matching silver bracelets or one or two tasteful silver rings, but decide which pieces will be the focal point.
  • When wearing pearl jewelry, don’t overdue it with pearl earrings and lots of strands of pearl beads, bracelets and rings all together. Select the feature piece. Then add simple accents.
  • Unless the jewelry has been designed with gemstones, diamonds and pearls mixed together in some unusual creation, don’t mix pearls and gemstones or too many metal colors or textures and different gemstones unless you’re deliberately trying to achieve an eccentric deco style.

Wedding Jewelry Selection…

…for Bride, Groom and the Bridal Party

For your wedding you may have selected a sterling silver earring or some unusual handmade silver earrings that are delicate and dangle just perfectly between your jaw line and shoulders – about midway. If your dress or gown has a sweeping open neckline and bare shoulders, you may add one single strand of pearls or a very delicate necklace, but it is not imperative to do so.

The most elegant bridal looks feature no necklaces at all.

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Your earrings, wedding rings and a simple bracelet will more than enough. If you are going for a more modern look with a pave diamond or silver hoop earring set then it is best your wedding rings be silver or white gold or platinum and not gold.

If you have selected gold wedding rings then pair them with gold earrings. Don’t mix your metals unless they are mixed in the settings by the jewelry designer. It tends to look cheap and less elegant.

If you have been given some gold or silver family heirlooms and you wish to wear them on your wedding day, then don’t combine other modern jewelry in a different metal. Try to combine similar styles and textures, be it gold jewelry or any other metal. You can pair white gold earrings however with silver bangles, silver chains and silver pendants because the difference between silver and white gold is not readily apparent, both being white metals.

Gifts for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Gemstone jewelry for the bride and perhaps some delicate silver charm bracelets for the bridesmaids and some silver cufflinks for the groom and groomsmen can be good to purchase together so the jewelry has a similar feel. It looks odd for a bride to have one style, say pearls or gemstones and then to have heavy chunky modern jewelry on the rest of the bridal party.

It is good, if you are not going to provide the jewelry to the bridesmaids and groomsmen, to discuss what each person what they will wear ahead of time so it does not end up that one bridesmaid is wearing something that totally distracts from what the others have chosen. A good way to ensure that all the jewelry will be tasteful is to give each bridesmaid and groomsman a simple present, as a thank you for being part of the bridal party. It need not be expensive.

Some inexpensive silver jewellery like a pair of fashion earrings, heart earrings, or beaded earrings for each lady may cost only a few dollars. Or perhaps a silver bracelet or a small silver bangle for each lady would suffice. At least you will be sure that everyone will have something tasteful to wear – an earring set, a silver necklace or a simple silver bracelet or silver bangle. (Don’t forget to check if your bridesmaids have pierced ears or if they will require clip earrings.)

925 Silver Jewelry with Less Expensive Gemstones

It’s common to wear plain silver jewelry that has no precious gemstone or diamond, especially for casual or daily use, but it needn’t be the only option. Here are some other ideas that are not too over the top and work well for daily use without too ostentatious.

Amber earrings in 925 sterling silver settings are elegant, unique and yet not too glitzy for the office or any professional work environment. Black earrings are also great with formal business suits, and there are a wide variety of black earring options such as inexpensive black onyx and even black pearls. There are also some stunning creations in silver and black enamel or small black diamond studs.

Another tasteful and not too outlandish a choice are garnet earrings which are often a classic wine or deep red color. There are also some garnets used in heart earrings that are soft rose or pink in color. For a stylish and lucky bit of color to your silver why not try some Oriental jade earrings or even a pair of soft green peridot earrings. They are all genuine gemstones, but as expensive as say rubies, emeralds or sapphires.

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Silver and Marcasite Costume Jewelry Ideas

Another classic yet often overlooked jewelry idea is beaded earrings, which now can resemble pearls, gemstones and even Swarovski crystal beads that are timeless and stylish. For younger ladies there are many silver butterfly earrings or dolphin earrings (for the traditional little ladies) and cross earrings for the more avant-garde. Don’t rule out marcasite earrings, which are actually white iron pyrite (marcasite is a chemically unstable and very brittle mineral). Anyway, marcasite or pyrite is mixed with silver to give an antiqued look, so you can have antique style earrings and jewelry that is not very expensive.

There are gorgeous pearl earring and handmade earring settings with or without gemstones that look like Victorian antique earrings, for under $20, and are of good quality for everyday wear. Another option to consider is that if you love pearl earring settings you may like inlayed mother of pearl earrings that are more affordable, or even some handmade earrings or gemstone earrings that have accents in shell or mother-of-pearl.

Another idea that is inexpensive is buying birthstone earrings which, although they are made with precious or semi-precious stones, are usually less expensive. We often associate birthstones with ring silver jewelry creations; but there are also earrings, even charms for silver hoops in birthstone colors.

Wholesale Silver Jewelry for Resale

Wholesale earrings are so inexpensive that every tattoo shop, hair salon and aesthetics salon or clinic should offer their clients a few pieces to choose from. If you are piercing ears or doing body piercing, then you not only should offer your clients some silver jewelry but it is considered part of your business to do so.

It is expected that you will have an inventory of cheap earrings and medium priced body jewelry, be it wholesale silver jewellery that you have acquired from your favorite handmade silver jewelry expert or designer silver jewellery or some kind of handcrafted silver jewelry distributor you have discovered. For pierced ears, you can consider earrings chandelier, earrings crystal, especially Swarovski crystal, or earrings turquoise or the most popular hoop earrings.

For those who do body piercing you should have some silver or surgical steel or other hypoallergenic pieces for belly button piercings, lip and tongue piercings and a few barbells and charms. Sterling silver jewelry is cheap and popular, so if you don’t have a selection for your clients, you should find cheap jewelry online distributor immediately.

Cheap Silver Jewelry Buyers Guide

Silver jewelry wholesale outlets are abundant online, and many offer a selection of steel products as well as handmade jewelry and replicas of vintage items. For cheap bracelet designs and silver jewellery such as hoop earrings and charms there are some retailers and wholesalers who really stand out.

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Silver Flake Costume Jewelry

Silver Flake is just one such shop that has men’s jewelry as well as animal jewelry for children. In-between these two extremes they also have anklets and arm bands, breast cancer awareness bracelets and lots of beads. They carry a full line of silver birthstone rings and necklaces and charms, as well as silver body jewelry at discount prices.

Their extensive lines also include childrens and baby jewelry and even Christmas styles that work great for childrens gifts. They offer a selection of cheap clip on earrings and matching jewelry sets.

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Wondering where to but great corporate gifts for the ladies and men in your office? Then try Silver Flake for key chains, money clips, pendants and other small items that work wonderfully as corporate gifts.

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Need something to give someone at their first communion? Then try Silver Flake for silver cross rings and other religious jewelry.
How about romantic jewelry and bridal sets at a discount? They have that too. Even cufflinks and tie bars for him and his tuxedo and dangle earrings for her to wear with a gown.

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Need some fun silver ethnic or regional pieces, like unusual pendants and clips or necklaces with ethnic motifs and symbols? Silver Flake has a selection of such sterling silver specials.

Cubic zirconia rings for $22, silver wedding bands for under $20, designer jewelry replicas for under $25, silver vintage jewellery copies for $22 and rhodium plated cultured freshwater pearl drop earrings in silver for just $21.

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It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for designer jewelry or great silver costume jewellery at affordable prices, Silver Flake has a sterling silver piece for you within your budget, even delicate bridal jewellery and select pieces that may make wonderful bridesmaid gifts that look a lot more expensive than they are. They are genuine silver specials that offer the public discounts on items which include Indian jewelry and accessories and Kanji jewelry for something a little off the beaten track.

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They have collections of sterling silver earrings, cubic zirconia earrings, sterling silver necklaces and gorgeous cubic zirconia necklaces as well as matching silver chains, silver bracelets with CZ gemstones and lots of silver tennis bracelets that sparkle. They also have a wide selection of sterling silver rings, some with cubic zirconia and others with imitation stones. They have marcasite pins and brooches as well as toe rings beaded anklets and a selection of sterling silver body jewelry that looks vintage instead of high-tech or modern. They have silver chains for under $7 and Italian charms for under $5. They have religious jewelry for around $10 and fun gifts for young kids for $10 to $20, including birthstone earrings and cute charms.

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Kamar Silver Retail and Wholesale Costume Jewelry

Another silver jewelry outlet that sells discount products for less, at a wholesale and retail level, is Kamar Silver. They have a 925 sterling silver CZ ring for under $9 and silver hoop earrings for less than $15. They have antique inspired silver wedding jewelry, handmade, pearl and even designer jewellery that replicates the famous brands and styles.

Their jewelry design is unusual and not just another lot of factory produced junk, but really elegant handcrafted jewelry and vintage costume jewellery replicas that have an old world pewter look instead of the modern shiny silver feeling. Many of their costume jewelry earrings are made with real precious stones and Marcasite for the low prices of about $14 to $20, even for pieces that mimic Victorian jewelry. They have items like a 925 silver antique pendant that costs only $7. Discoveries like this are unusual.

Tanai Jewellery

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For some of the cheapest and best quality rings, fashion earrings, wholesale silver jewelry and pretty much anything you could need in a jewelry supply shop, go to Tanai, who import incredible bargains from Thailand. They have gemstone and rhinestone jewelry, art deco jewelry, pendants, necklaces, sterling silver chain sold by the millimeter, pearl bracelets and inexpensive costume jewelry for just $5 or $6, even for complete cheap jewellery sets that are handmade. Some of their wholesale necklaces and rings are under $1 and are all handmade silver jewelry with gorgeous motifs and even inlays of bone and gemstones. It is perhaps the cheapest place online to order jewelry, however you must become a member. The minimum orders are $100 or 80 Euros or 60 GBP. But the amount of jewelry you can select for $100 is amazing!

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Although they have one of the largest silver collections they also have enamels, ethnic and hand made pieces from bone along with wood and leather in addition to Indian gold jewelry. For pearl bridal sets they don’t have the best selection but for rhinestone costume jewelry and silver they are tops.