Metal Bracelets

22 Jan

Yes, gemstones are nice. They're classy and elegant, and very stylish. But there's nothing like a big hunk of metal on your wrist to make a strong fashion statement. And, according to the predictions, jewelry for spring 2008 is all about big and bold. And if that big hunk of metal is textured in some way-hammered, reticulated, or partnered with other metals-then WOW!

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Brian Hertzog Reticulated Silver Wide Cuff
Designed and Handcrafted in San Francisco

Sterling Silver
Derived from the Latin for white and shining, Silver entices us with its sophisticated sheen. Like gold, silver in its purest form is too soft for jewelry making. It must be alloyed with other metals for durability, the most frequent being copper.

Sterling Silver is a mixture of 92.5 percent pure silver and 7.5 percent copper. Silver does tarnish, but frequent wear will minimize tarnishing. Sterling Silver is much less expensive than gold and other metals, so it is a favorite of jewelry designers and their customers. Silver is also popular with people who like a more casual look.

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Sterling Silver Basket Weave Cuff
Sterling silver 'X' shaped basket weave motif
The beautiful, polished sterling silver is pliable, so once you put this bracelet on, you can bend it to make it fit snuggly on your wrist. This jewelry is handcrafted by artisans in Mexico, and your purchase will help them maintain the art of silver jewelry making that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Gold Leaf
Gold Leaf is gold that is beaten into extremely thin sheets. It is available in a wide variety of karats and shades. 23-karat gold is the most commonly used. Judith Neugebauer handcrafts her jewelry with die-formed, brushed sterling silver with an overlay of 23k gold leaf applied in sweeping, calligraphy strokes, like this bracelet:

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Stepping Stones Link Bracelet

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2 Responses to “Metal Bracelets”

  1. keith January 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    All metal jewelry is very trendy, and goes with pretty much any outfit. I also like all gold rings, especially when they combine different colors of gold, like the curvy and elegant, but substantial, gold ring found here:

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