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My Thoughts On Sterling Silver

I don’t know where to start. Sterling silver jewelry has always been one of my favorites because it’s versatile.

It can be worn on almost any part of the body because all the major companies mass produce it. It’s not a rare metal like gold or platinum, so it’s much cheaper. I want to talk about all the different types of sterling jewelry you can buy.

Head

head chainThere is so much you can do with your head. I love the head chains that girls are wearing more often now. I don’t think sterling silver would make for a good head chain because it’s so heavy. Head chains should be light weight, like costume jewelry.

Ear rings are perfect in sterling silver. It’s durable and doesn’t tarnish which makes for a good earring. You will wear your favorite pair of earrings a lot and they will get wet when it rains or you get sweaty, so this would be a good metal to go with. If you wear some of the cheaper alloys, it can tarnish and irritate your ear. A lot of people have allergic reactions to nickel, so don’t buy nickel earrings unless you know you’re not allergic.

Your mouth is actually a good place to wear sterling silver because of its qualities. It doesn’t rust or change composition in wet environments like other metals. Some metals, like iron, are just not fit for jewelry. I have a couple sterling silver grills that I bought from http://realsilvergrillz.com because they were cheap and cute. If you decide to wear a grill, wear it on the bottom row. Bottom row grills look better on girls than top row grills.

Neck

There’s only one type of jewelry that you can wear on you neck and that’s a necklace. I’ve seen a lot of different types of necklaces, but that’s the only thing that you can wear around your neck.

I know what you’re thinking, ‘what about chokers, Jess?’ A choker is a necklace. Don’t believe me? Well let’s take this up with Webster. According to the Webster dictionary, a necklace is “an ornament worn around the neck.” I think the definition is pretty clear.

Sterling silver necklaces are awesome! They are actually my favorite kind of sterling silver jewelry. Most people can’t tell whether it’s real silver, platinum, white gold, or sterling silver. Only people with a trained eye can tell the difference. That’s very few people. Necklace lovers or metal connoisseurs will be able to spot the difference, but the overwhelming majority of people won’t have the slightest clue.

The best place to shop for necklaces is on Amazon.com. They have a huge selection and they ship them incredibly fast. I love Amazon shopping, but nothing can replace the feeling of shopping in a store. You’re going to spend a lot more money in a store but it is fun.

If money is not your main concern, then shop in a store like Tiffany and Co and enjoy yourself. I have been very short on funds several times in my life and developed the habit of shopping online. It’s so much cheaper and faster but you don’t get the immersive experience. I like to touch things when I shop in person.

Hands and Feet

You can wear sterling jewelry all over your body, especially on your hands and feet. You have ten toes, ten fingers, two wrists, and two ankles that could hold a lot of trinkets. That’s 14 spots to make a fashion statement.

Out of all those places, my favorite are rings. There’s not much like a hand with the perfect rings. It’s classy and elegant, just like they used to wear in the roaring 20s.

If I could go back to any era in the world, it would be to the roaring 20s. It would be so much fun to be treated like a lady and party 1920s style.

They didn’t wear much sterling silver back then. The main people partying were the wealthy elites. They wore real gold and silver. You can get away with spending a lot less money than they could since we have the internet.

A good place to buy Rings is at http://www.aliexpress.com. You can get them for less than a dollar!

Jess Is The Name and Jewelry Is My Game

Hey all, I just want to write a quick blog post to introduce myself.

My name is Jessica Dickinson and I’m passionate about jewelry. I’ve been blogging about and making all kinds of jewelry for some time now.

turquoise necklace

My Life

I started making bracelets out of random things around the house when I was 6. My mom was the weird mom at my school, wearing all kinds of eclectic items. I remember her wearing aluminum foil bangles and a dental floss necklace with Fruit Loops at the end of it.

I appreciated her wearing my fantastic creations because it made me feel like a real designer. She was always so supportive in my love for necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, earrings, and anything else you could think of. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive mom.

If you would have seen the things I had her wearing in public, you’d know what I mean. Unfortunately, smartphones didn’t exit back then so I don’t have any pictures handy.

I probably could get her to dig some up from an old stack of prints, but I’m not sure that’s the kind of thing she wants me to put online for the world to see. Having to look like that in public was bad enough!

Then I Started Blogging

As I got older I took to the internet to express my love for trinkets. I began blogging on the free blog sites like geocities and blogspot. I felt really limited with those sites which led me to creating my own real website.

Before I knew it, I had a nice website that I had build myself. This is actually my second website. I got tired of my first one and decided to start over and rebrand. And that’s how I got to where I am and how this site that you’re reading came into existence.