The idea of having a pure silver piece of jewelry is better than actually having it.
Unlike other many other 100% solid metals, pure silver is incredibly malleable and ductile. In its pure form, it’s able to be shaped and played with in a way that doesn’t require excessive power and energy. Hand tools can be used to shape silver whereas powered tools are needed to harder base metals like steel.
Because silver is a soft base metal and incredibly malleable in its pure form, small amounts of harder metals like copper are added to increase its strength. Stronger silver is important for jewelry and makes pieces like bracelets, necklaces, and earring last longer.
How much of Sterling Silver is … Silver?
By definition, sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver. The other 7.5% is other metal, usually a stronger metal like copper. Through years of experiments by jewelry designers and manufacturers, this has proven to be the best ratio of silver to non-silver. The ratio maintains the shiny vitality of the silver and makes items like jewelry stronger.
In the jewelry biz, sterling silver is often referred to as “925 silver,” which makes sense, given the silver to non-metal ratio.
The “925″ that defines the silver is part of something called the millesimal fineness system. Many European jewelers use this system for their marking system whereas many jewelers in the United States and United Kingdom use the karat system. Like the “925″ associated with sterling silver the millesimal fineness system defines precious metals with three numbers.
What’s the Purpose of Mixing Metals?
The main purpose is to make softer base metals like silver and gold stronger. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a way of sparring silver for reasons related to thriftiness. If that were the case, that 7.5% would increase significantly.
Because silver is relatively weak, it’s made into an alloy with copper and other metals. An alloy is simply a mixture of two or more metals. With sterling silver, it’s silver and often copper – a powerful combination that’s used to make jewelry similar to Pandora silver bracelets and other fashion items.
When buying jewelry, always be aware of its metal ratio or number associated to it based on the millesimal fineness system. This way, you’ll always know what you’re getting and know the strength of the jewelry.
Fashionistas love the appeal of wearing charm bracelets, and there’s nothing better than adding the brilliance of a sparkling crystal charm to an otherwise subdued bracelet. A crystal centerpiece sparkles like a genuine gemstone and enhances the appearance of daily apparel and accessories. We have a large selection of outstanding individual crystal charms. They can be used as a central focal point or for use amongst other stones and beads for an outstanding one-of-a-kind dazzling piece of jewelry. We proudly offer the latest elegantly-styled faceted crystal designs.
These days, charm bracelets are extremely popular, and there are few better ways to make them stand out than with a beautiful and sparkling charm. Regardless of the number of charms or types of charms you currently have on your Pandora bracelet (or a similar type of charm bracelet), there’s always room for a stunning crystal charm – especially when it’s affordably priced.
Our selection of glittering crystal charms is so alluring and eye catching that you’ll want to purchase more than one charm. The crystals are designed to be compatible with the top name brands of exclusive bracelets like Biagi, Pandora, Camilia, and Troll – or to be worn independently. We hand select our crystals and are continuously adding fresh crystals to our category lines. We also offer special discounts as our designer crystal pieces are retired.
Our faceted crystal charms capture both indoor and outdoor lighting in an eye-catching manner and reflect in an explosion of sparkling light. They are beautiful to see and even more delightful to wear. The pleasure derived from wearing a superb piece of jewelry accented with an exquisite crystal is a display of personal pride, so be sure to browse our complete selection of crystal charms to find the ones that you want to add to your charm bracelet.
For fashionable females looking to add a few beautiful and unique charms to their bracelets, we are proud to offer a great selection of affordable clearance Pandora charms that fit a wide array of charm bracelets by companies like Pandora, Chamilia, Troll, and Biagi.
Because the craze of these lovely charm bracelets is still in full force, a designer can take advantage of greatly reduced prices on these popular Pandora style charms and still turn a profit. A number of designer charms are available, with some featuring durable sterling silver or silver plating and others embellished with fine crystals. Because we are constantly updating our inventory of clearance charms, it’s worth checking back often if you’re looking for specific pieces. Whether you’re a designer looking to buy and re-sell or just an individual who wants some fun new charms, we have something in stock for you.
Popular charms in our inventory include barrel beads encrusted with crystals and sporting a graceful flower motif, intricate abstract designs set with pink and blue crystals, animal motifs, hearts, and even bejeweled purses. For designers, our charms are priced for affordability – the charms will inject a bit of fun into your creations and keep costs low so you can sell your pieces at an attractive price. Embellish a dressier bracelet with a sparkling floral barrel bead, or add intrigue to a simple design with an intricately designed focal bead. These clearance Pandora charms are just like actual Pandora charms, but at much more affordable prices. They’re the perfect way to add elegance, distinction and personality to your creations while sticking to your inventory budget.
Whether you are a beginning designer or one with a few years of experience, our charms allow you to experiment with creative new designs in a cost-effective way. For those shopping for their own personal needs, we have plenty of Pandora style charms that can add intriguing accents to tried-and-true pieces.
Browse our extensive selection of clearance charms today to stock up on pieces for your inventory or jewelry box. Some charms are priced as low as $0.99 each, and most can be had for under $5.00!
A new year is almost here! How are you spending your last few precious minutes of 2012? We hope you’re savoring every moment and we know you’ll be ringing in the New Year in high style.
New Year’s Eve is the perfect night to shine with accessories, pile on the sparkle! Whether you’re going to a black tie affair or toasting at home, a sequined sweater and your NewDreamz crystals are always appropriate. Paint your nails, pick a bold lip color and stack on the charms – it’s time to shine!
Exclusive Preview Sale – 20% Off Every Item!
Shop our Black Friday Preview Sale, exclusively for our top customers! Browse over 2000 discounted charms – with hundreds of items just restocked! No exclusions, every single item qualifies! Enter code at checkout. Quantities Limited.
enter code TURKEY at checkout
Thanksgiving Eve is upon us at last!! By now you’ve bought your groceries, thought of your table arrangement and most importantly – planned your outfit down to the charms! We’re wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday filled with warm mittens, warmer cocoa and tasty turkey!