Baseball Jewelry

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Baseball jewelry is a fitting gift for the sports-obsessed, a keepsake that most fans who have everything else aren't likely to own. Most rabid baseball fans stock up on the usual trading cards, autographs, banners, balls, and even bobblehead dolls. These are great for storing in binders and on shelves or even hanging on bedroom walls, but most of this memorabilia stays put 99 percent of the time.

Not so with baseball jewelry, which racks up frequent flyer miles on wrists, necks, fingers, ankles, and earlobes. Baseball jewelry is largely marketed at female fans--earrings, bracelets, anklets, and the like are most popular--but there are also "chains," watches, and rings that are designed for male fans as well. The best guidelines when settling on a piece of baseball jewelry to give as a gift is to a) know your recipient's taste in jewelry, and b) know his or her favorite team.

Choosing Baseball Jewelry

Most baseball jewelry is made from sterling silver and is relatively inexpensive. Sure, there are replica World Series rings with set stones and diamonds, but these are the exception, not the rule. Typically, baseball jewelry consists of charms and brooches featuring team names and logos or else "generic" icons such as baseballs and bats.

Choose from among crossed and broken baseball bats, gloves with balls, catchers' masks, or any number of other common symbols of the national pastime. "Baseball Mom" and "Baseball Dad" pins make terrific gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day, while necklaces and charm bracelets are perfect Sweet 16 or birthday presents. There are also official sports pins that can make their homes on, among other things, hats, backpacks, jerseys, and overnight bags.

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