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Types of Clasps

An important aspect of a jewelry piece design is the clasp. The clasp may not be the most noticeable component but it is the most functional when it comes to wearing a piece and securing it into place.  In some cases, the clasp can also become a striking part of the design too.

There are so many types of clasps to choose from so here is a guide to help explain what options are available and how to use them.

Types of Earring Findings

Stud earrings are simple earrings that consist of a straight post that goes through the ear piercing and has a small adornment of a stone, metal ball, or shape that is attached.  The first earrings you wear after piercing, studs create the illusion that the adornment is floating on an earlobe, as the post and backs are not visible.  Common backs that keep the posts in place are butterfly backs, also known as friction backs, or screw backs, that literally screw onto the post.   

 

Alternatives to Karat Gold: Gold Plated, Vermeil, and Gold Filled

Gold has been a captivating precious metal since ancient times and a favored material for jewelry making ever since, due to its rich natural yellow color. Pure gold has commonly been associated with power, immortality, and beauty in many cultures around the world because it does not corrode or tarnish. Today gold is still very beloved and fashionable but many hand-made or fashion jewelry lines do not use solid Karat gold because of the costly expense due to its rarity. So what alternative gold material options are available and how do you decide which one to use? 

Basic Jewelry Findings Terms

Basic Jewelry Findings Terms

 

Findings: The component parts and materials used to complete a piece of jewelry.

 

Bail: Components used to easily attach pendants or charms to a chain without the soldering being required.

 

Bead: A small, often rounded piece, with a hole through it so it can ...

Types of Adjustable Necklaces

Types of Adjustable Necklaces

 

Finding the right necklace length can be frustrating, especially if you love a particular chain but can only wear it with certain necklines or pendants. Adjustable necklaces are the perfect solution and can help make a more versatile jewelry collection.  Below are ...

What is Gold Vermeil?

What is Gold Vermeil?

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Gold vermeil has been increasing in popularity but interestingly enough, not many people know what this is. Although vermeil might seem like a new trend, this type of metal has existed for centuries.

If you are into jewelry that looks like gold, vermeil may interest you. I...

Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Bead Chain

Introducing our NEW Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Bead Chain!

Diamond Cut Bead Chain

 

We are so excited to finally be able to put this gorgeous Diamond Cut Bead Chain onto our site. This chain was wildly popular at our trade shows this year and we completely sold out at each one; we didn't even get a chance to list it!...

What are Edison Pearls?

Edison Pearls are a ground-breaking achievement in the farmed pearl industry. Named after notable inventor Thomas Edison, who once proclaimed “there are two things which couldn’t be made at my laboratory - diamonds and pearls”, siblings Weijian Zhan and Weiyu Zhan, did in fact, create a new species ...

Etsy Search Changes in 2018

Etsy Search Changes in 2018

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If getting your listing to appear in the first page of Etsy search results was difficult before, it just got a lot harder in 2018. Many ETSY sellers are seeing sales drop in 2018 and wondering what is going on. As always, ETSY search is changing again. Today, we are...

How to Care for Sterling Silver Jewelry
From casual wear to glamorous events, sterling silver jewelry has become a stylish and versatile fashion accessory. However, without proper care, those sterling silver pieces can go from sparkly and shiny to dull and tarnished over time. Here are some tips to help you keep your sterling silver jewelry looking like new.