Pendants For Jewelry

Written by Sarah Provost
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A well-chosen pendant can take any necklace from ordinary to extraordinary. With an astonishing variety of styles and materials to choose from, you can create a unique necklace that expresses your individuality. Whether you want a vintage opal or some iced-out bling, you can find what you're looking for with a quick search of the Internet.

Choose a pendant in a shape and size that complements the body of the necklace. A large agate cross, for example, would coordinate better with chunky earth-toned beads than with a dainty silver chain. Those same chunky earth-toned beads would overpower a delicate vermeil butterfly pendant.

Symbolic Pendants

Many pendants carry a special meaning for the wearer, in addition to being decorative jewelry. Religious symbols such as a crucifix, star of David, mustard seed or ankh are very common, as are gemstones that have astrological or mythological attributes. A recovering alcoholic, for instance, might find comfort in an amethyst pendant, since amethyst has, since ancient times, been considered a charm against intoxication.

There are other, even more personalized pendants available. Photos can be engraved on silver or gold pendants, for instance, and can be further personalized with a message on the back. There is even a site that will encase crematory remains between layers of colored glass. From elvish runes to crop circle patterns, from phat hip-hop pendants to the most delicate vintage cameos, from Celtic knots to Egyptian scarabs, you can find a pendant online that will reflect both your design skills and your personal expression.

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