Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mens Religious Jewelry



In years past it seemed like mostly women wore jewelry. With Religious Jewelry men wore some jewelry but still not as much as women. For men, they basically wore a wedding ring. Cuff links and Tie clips if they were going for the dapper Dan look. But mostly just wedding rings or class or fraternity rings.

Now days it is common place for men to wear jewelry. Not just rock stars and the "creative types" but your every day man is wearing much more jewelry especially Christian or Religious jewelry.

Where can a person shopping for Men's Christian Jewelry find a place with a good selection? http://www.handcraftedcollectibles.com/ not only sells the worlds largest sterling silver collection of Mens Christian jewelry but Mens Religious jewelry as well.


The inventory sold at Men's Christian Jewelry is picked out by a man. This ensures a great selection of Mens Christian jewelry.


Of all the products we sell Christian or otherwise, the most popular jewelry pieces are Men's Cross Necklaces and Celtic Cross Necklaces (many Celtic Crosses are masculine in nature).  For all Men's Jewelry that is religious in nature, your one stop shopping needs for sterling silver men's jewelry is found at HandCraftedCollectibles.com.

Another thing worth mentioning about Mens Religious jewelry is that in addition to the biggest sterling silver Mens Christian jewelry web site, HandCraftedCollectibles, Men's Religious jewelry collection includes jewelry from other religions.
 
Not only do we sell the Cross necklaces for men but We have a terrfic selections of Mens Cross Pendants and Charms to design your own mens cross jewelry.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Animal Jewelry Charms & The Rest of SilverAnimal.com

http://www.silveranimals.com/ is a well known Animal Jewelry Charms web site including Animal Necklaces. But SilverAnimals is not just about Animal jewelry and charms. We carry a large collection of  Sterling Silver Jewelry Charms and Pendants such as Affirmation Jewelry Charms.

But in addition to the affirmation word jewelry charms we have Egyptian jewelry, Native American Indian Jewelry, Heart Jewelry etc. We also carry Sterling Silver Sports Jewelry Charms. For a complete list of what http://www.silveranimals.com/ sells please follow this link: Silver Animal Jewelry Charms.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Celtic Cross Necklaces For Men, Women and Youth


The Celtic Cross Necklace has been popular for several centuries but not as popular as it is now. Sales for Celtic Cross Necklaces have made up a large percentage of total cross necklace sales at HandCraftedCollectibles.com, the largest collection of sterling silver cross necklaces of anywhere on the Internet.

What's great about Celtic Cross necklaces is the extra symbolism, the decorative style and the fashion it provides along with the inspirational qualities a good cross necklace should provide.

Celtic Cross necklaces are so varied by size, design, and  degree of ornimintation that they appeal to everybody. There are Celtic cross necklaces for both men and women.


Typically a Celtic cross necklace is denoted by a circle around the intersection of a cross. But there have evolved numerous other aspects of a Celtic cross like Celtic knot patterns, the use of Irish symbols like clovers and Celtic trinity knots.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sterling Silver Christian Jewelry and So Much More

HandCraftedCollectibles.com is widely known for being the largest retail supplier for sterling silver Christian jewelry. It does carry the greatest selection of Christian jewelry but it also has so much more sterling silver jewelry than just Christian jewlery.


For instance, Peace Sign Jewelry and Best Friend Jewelry is just a couple of great examples of what is available at http://www.handcraftedcollectibles.com/. Important to keep in mind is that all jewelry that comes from HandCraftedCollectibles.com is made from .925 sterling silver.

The Peace Sign Necklace, a very popular style of peace sign jewelry is also available from the old Christian Jewelry shoppe. HandCraftedCollectibles is really not only a leader in providing the biggest collection of sterling silver Christian jewelry but also should be considered a major Internet player of sterling silver necklaces.

Not only does HandCraftedCollectibles have the Peace Sign Necklace, the Cross necklace, the Heart Necklace and the Best Friend Necklace. This was just a sample list of all the sterling silver necklaces you can find at this fantastic web site.

This web site deserves a visit not just for their Religious Jewelry but for all their other types of jewelry they sell. It's really a one stop shopping location for sterling silver jewelry.

For this post the highlight is focused on peace sign jewelry and the best friend jewelry. Peace sign jewelry celebrates the peace sign made popular in the 1960's. The peace sign has gone through a major transformation from cheap beaded designs to the fine sterling silver Peace Sign necklace.

People have celebrated love with Heart jewelry for decades or more. It's only natural that friendships should be celebrated as well. We have a great collection of Best Friend Jewelry and a very coll best friend necklace that has a best friend hear pendant heart  broken in half and each best friend heart necklace fits together atthe heart. A perfect way to celebrate Best Friends with jewelry.

Celtic Jewelry and So Much More

HandCraftedCollectibles.com has a great collection of Christian Jewelry. However not many realize that they have been selling Celtic Jewelry as long as Christian Jewelry.

They are not just Christian and Celtic jewelry, they have a huge selection if Irish Jewelry and many others that we'll review in the near future. One of the categories we want to address is Irish Claddagh Jewelry.

The Claddagh Pendant Symbol Necklace is very popular for the symbol is sports. For more details as to what the symbol meaning is click on Sterling Silver Claddagh Charms. The pictures shown here are a tiny sampling on the great claddagh jewelry that is available from HandCraftedCollectibles.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Women's Cross Necklace

http://www.handcraftedcollectibles.com/ is home to thousands of Cross Necklaces. Mens Cross Necklaces, Womens Cross Necklace and Celtic Cross Necklaces for men and women. These cross necklaces are all made from sterling silver.

This web site is home to the largest sterling silver Christian Cross Jewelry collection of anywhere on the web and perhaps any where ele.

The cross necklaces on this web site are divered into basically three categories of  cross necklaces. Cross Necklaces for men, Cross necklaces for women and Celtic cross necklaces.

This is a post focusing on Women's cross necklaces. What HandCraftedCollectibles offers to the thousands if not millions of sterling silver cross necklaces is affordable womens cross necklaces made from sterling silver with a specific appeal to women.

While it is true that we carry thousands of sterling silver cross necklaces and we have divided them into those three general categories, it doesn't mean that you women have to stay on the web pages specific to womens cross necklaces. What appeals to one person may not appeal to another. What appeals to one gender doesn't appeal to the other. So when you come to HandCraftedCollectibles to search for womens cross necklaces feel free to browse on all the other pages displaying scores of sterling silver cross necklaces.

At HandCraftedCollectibles, your home page for Christian jewelry you will find the perfect Womens Cross Necklace just for you.

This Womens Cross necklace shown on the left is a unique type of Women's cross necklace unique to our web site. There are over 150 word (Affirmation) charms to choose from to give unique and special meaning to the cross necklace of your choice. Noone has this kind of Women's cross necklace which also comes in four lengths.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Irish and Scottish Jewelry

IRISH AND SCOTTISH JEWELRY

Irish jewelry and Scottish jewelry are derivatives from Celtic jewelry. They have evolved from Celtic influence and developed their own style of jewelry with a influence all there own on one hand yet maintain in some pieces some Celtic jewelry influence.

For instance, with Irish Jewelry there is Clover Necklace Jewelry and Four Leaf Clover Necklace Jewelry that revolves are the Irish folklore and tradition centered on Shamrocks and four leaf clovers. In fact most Irish jewelry outside of Claddagh jewelry revolves are either Irish culture or Irish tradition. Some of the irish jewelry dealing with culture is Irish jig dancing and Irish tradition would be 4 Leaf Clover and Irish Shamrock Necklace and Irish good luck jewelry charms.


Scottish Jewelry has some irish and Celtic influences. Scottish jewelry has it's own Luckenbooth style Claddagh design and the Claddagh symbol comes from Irish jewelry. They have some Celtic influence in the design of their modified Claddagh designs. There is also the popular Thistle charm. The thistle is the Scottish nation emblem.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cross Necklaces For Women




http://www.handcraftedcollectibles.com/ is known for the Mens Cross Necklace. The Mens cross necklace selection is huge but in fact there are probably more Cross necklaces for women than for men.

There are several pages with different styles of the Women’s Cross Necklace at HandCraftedCollectibles.com. One of the most engaging and unique Womens Cross Necklaces that we have is the style shown in this post.

They consist of a traditional cross pendant necklace but have a round word pendant added to the cross pendant. These words add an emphasis to the cross to suit your needs. There are over 150 word pendant to choose from.


These Cross Necklaces for Women  allow you to customize your cross necklace. There are over 150 word pendants to choose from.  These pendants are called Affirmation Pendants and are about 7/8" round and are engraved on both sides. Take alook at all the options by clicking on Women's Cross Necklaces and you'll fall in love with a new style of cross necklaces.

Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes:


I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. ~Charles Dickens

For more Christmas Quotes click on Christian Jewelry.


HandCraftedCollectibles.com serves up the largest collection of sterling silver Christian Jewelry Online. At the risk of sounding controversial, we are on a crusade to put Christ back in Christmas. What better way to do that than to buy Christian jewelry for Christmas presents. These are presents that can be worn all year long and in a sense having the spirit of Christmas all year long.

With the huge collection of Christian jewelry charms and pendants you can design your own Christian jewelry. You can make Christian bracelets and necklaces with sterling silver charm bracelets and sterling silver necklace chains.

As part of the christian jewelry collection is Cross Necklaces, Mens Cross Necklaces and the popular Celtic Cross Necklace.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mens Cross Necklaces



CROSS NECKLACES FOR MEN
Cross necklaces for men allows men to wear cross necklaces with a masculine feel to them while still showing their Christian faith. HandCraftedCollectibles.com has several collections of Mens Cross Necklaces.

Most Christian jewelry web sites sell a fair selection of Cross necklaces and if your lucky a small handful of Mens Cross necklaces. So you half to surf many Christian jewelry web sites to find what you need. For a one stop shop for the Mens Cross Necklace go to HandCraftedCollectibles.com where you will find shopping for that perfect Mens Cross necklace.

All Mens cross necklaces are made from affordable high quality sterling silver. You can chosse from over 13,000 cross necklaces. But don't let that number intimidate you. All of those cross necklaces are organized into specific categories including several categories for cross necklaces for men. You can just check out the categories on the front of the web site and go to the "department" that has the type of cross necklace you are looking for and get the just right Mens cross necklace.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christian Jewelry



This blog is dedicated to postive affirmations, quotes and jewelry that is positive and symbolically meaningful. All designed to have a positive influence. What could be more positive than Christian jewelry.

http://www.handcraftedcollectibles.com/ sell sterling silver Christian jewelry. Not only does it provide the largest collection of sterling silver Christian and Religious jewelry  on the Web but it has traditional Christian jewelry  and some very unique one of kind type keepsake religious jewelry. One example is shown in the picture to the left.



We also carry the largest collection of sterling silver Cross necklaces of any web site on the Web. There is so much more than Cross jewelry in our Religious Jewelry collections. We have Bible inspired charms, bracelets and necklaces. With all the religious charms and Cross charms and pendants you can design your own christian and Religious jewelry like Religious charm bracelts of Christian necklaces..

Christian jewelry is a terrific way to manifest your Christian faith and to wear a constant reminder of your faith where ever you may be. With our huge collection of sterling silver (that's all we sale) Christian jewelry you can make HandCraftedCollectibles a one stop shopping location for Christian jewelry. We carry Christian Cross rings and earrings along with Religious jewelry of all types.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Heart Pendant Necklace Jewelry



Symbolism and History of the Heart

The heart shape is one of the most popular jewelry symbols. The heart shape is universally recognized as the symbol of love.


The meaning of the symbol goes even farther than romantic love. In some religions it has reference to the divine in the form of the sacred heart. In other ancient cultures the heart symbol refrences physical love and fertility.

No one can seem to explain how the heart shape came to be but no one disputes what it means.

Historically the heart shaped has been traced back as far as 700 BC in Cyrene. It has been celebrated in cultures for one reason or another ever since.

The heart shape especially in jewelry, is mostly used to represent love.



Whether your shopping for a Valentines Day gift, anniversary gift, engagement gift or love gift, we have heart jewelry for you. With so many heart jewelry charms and pendants to choose from you can design your own heart jewelry. The heart necklace is the most common way to wear the heart charms and pendants.

The heart pendant can make and sterling silver necklace chain into a breat taking heart necklace.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dog Jewelry Charms

Dog Quotes

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. (Roger Caras)


I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. (Gilda Radner)

My little dog--a heartbeat at my feet. (Edith Wharton)

Happiness is a dog licking me while I lick an ice cream cone on a hot summer day in the shade. (Callahan)
 
Dog Jewelry Charms
Celebrate mans best friend, the dog, with sterling silver dog jewelry charms. With dog jewelry charms you can design your own dog jewelry.

Dragonfly Jewelry

Dragonfly Jewelry is like the Butterfly Jewelry in that it is one of the more popular styles of animal jewelry and in fact the dragonfly is a insect. But it has some very cool characteristics that make it very interesting from a casual standpoint and from a animal totem stand point. Click Dragonfly Jewelry for more pic's and to see the large collection of dragonfly jewelry SilverAnimals.com has.


Dragonfly Totem


The power of Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles.

Using its ability to transform colors and lights by reflecting and refracting them the Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life's appearance never be what it appears to be.
Dragonfly's abilities show us to see through life's illusions and find our true vision. It calls us to transform within our lives and reminds us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others.

Butterfly Jewelry

Butterfly Jewelry


Butterfly jewelry like Butterfly charms are a great way to celebrate the Butterfly totem or just celebrate your favorite animal (insect). Of all animal jewelry, the Butterfly, an insect, is one of the most popular animal jewelry categories.

Butterfly jewellery from http://www.silveranimals.com/ ranges from Butterfly Necklaces, Butterfly pendants, Butterfly toe rings and butterfly charms.

You can design your own Butterfly jewelry with the butterfly charms by making butterfly bracelets or butterfly necklaces.
Butterfly Totem
If you feel in any way attracted to a butterfly this could mean you are ready to undergo some kind of transformation as the butterfly symbolizes metamorphosis and transformation. Furthermore if you feel an attraction to the Butterfly celebrate that with Butterfly jewellery.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Egyptian Jewelry



Egyptian Jewelry
Egyptian Jewelry is wildly popular and has many different elements in the category of Egyptian jewelry. For instance their is Scarab jewelry, Silver Cartouche Jewelry and the Egyptian Necklace.

Egypt Jewelry is similar to many other types of jewelry that derive much of their symbolism from their culture. Like Celtic or Irish jewelry derives their icons from their culture. The difference is Egyptian jewelry is likely the oldest culture to sport jewelry that is still popular thousands of years later.

Much of the Egyptian jewelry is religious in nature and other symbols symbolic. Some Egyptian icons are found as ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The Cartouche Pendant Necklace is a popular Egyptian piece of jewelry.


Their are many enjoyable and popular Egyptian Pendant and Charms like the Isis Charm, Eyes of Hor pendant, a Pharaoh Head pendant and Pyramid charm to mention just a few. With the Egyptian charms and pendants you can design your own Egyptian jewelry. Select the Egypt jewelry charm or pendant you like then select from Sterling silver necklace chains and you have an original and unique Egyptian necklace. The same is true for Egyptian charm bracelets. Select a sterling silver charm bracelet and you have a customized Egyptian bracelet.

Egyptian Symbolism as portrayed by SilverAnimals.com's collection of  Sterling Silver Egyptian Jewelry:


Cartouche: In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche is an oblong enclosure with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name, coming into use during the beginning of the fourth dynasty.


Scarab: A dung beatle especially the Scarabaeus sacer worshipped by the ancient Egyptians as an embodiment of the god Khepri (an amulet made by that people in the shape of the species is also called a scarab).

Eyes of Hor or Horus: Seth, whom the Greeks called Typhon, the nefarious demon of death and evil in Egyptian mythology, is characterized as "a strong god (a-pahuti), whose anger is to be feared." The inscriptions call him "the powerful one of Thebes," and "Ruler of the South."

Pyramid: The most famous pyramids are the Egyptian pyramids: Huge structures built of brick or stone, some of which are among the largest man-made constructions. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest in Egypt and one of the largest in the world.

Pharaoh: Pharaoh is the title given in modern times to the ancient Egyptian kings of all periods. In antiquity it began to be used for the king, who was the religious and political leader of ancient Egypt.

Isis: Isis is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian mythology and is celebrated as the ideal mother and wife, patron of nature and magic; friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, the downtrodden, as well as listening to the prayers of the wealthy, the maiden, the aristocrat and emperor

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cross Jewelry

Cross Necklaces are best bought at a one stop cross necklace shopping site on the Web. WWW.HandCraftedCollectibles.com has the biggest collection of sterling silver cross necklaces found anywhere on the web and probably anywhere.

They don't even know exactely how many sterling silver cross necklaces they sale. They typically quote over 14,000 sterling silver cross necklaces. To see the huge collection of sterling silver cross necklaces they sale click on Cross necklaces.

HandCraftedCollectibles.com not only has a huge selection of sterling silver cross necklaces but also provides you with four lengths of necklace for each necklace. Take this photo (above). With this cross necklace you get your choice of 16", 18", 20" and 24". Furthermore, with this cross necklace you get your choice of three different types of necklace chains: Snake, Ball (Beaded) and Box chain. So one cross necklace becomes twelve cross necklaces.


This unique stylistic cross necklace consists of a cross pendant and a affirmation word pendant. The idea behind this great type of cross necklace is adding a special word pendant to the cross to emphasis a certain meaning to the cross unique to you. There are over 150 word charms to select from and four lengths to choice from which turns a Stylistic Cross necklace into over 1,800 cross necklaces.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Religious Jewelry


Most consumers associate Religious jewelry with Christian jewelry. To many they are the same where Religious jewelry is just another name for Christian jewelry and expect that when they are searching for Religious jewelry they will find Cross necklaces and other types of Christian jewelry.

This is primarly true. But there are other non Christian religions out there and they have there own religious icons used in their religious jewelry.


For instance their is Jewish jewelry, Buddhist jewelry and Hindu jewelry just to name a few. They have beautiful symbols that are equally inspiring to there faith as the Celtic Cross necklace is to Christians. To see examples of these other religious jewelry collection click here: Religious Jewelry.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Celtic Wedding Ring. Irish Claddagh Friendship Rings

Irish and Celtic Wedding and Friendship Ring
The Irish Claddagh symbol is so powerful that it serves many purposes in the world of jewelry. The Irish Claddagh consists of three symbols: Clasping handings, a Heart and a Crown. The hands are holding the heart with a crown on top of the heart.

The hands represent friendship. The heart represents love, of course. And the the crown means loyalty. This incredible set of icons makes for a versatile and romantic symbol. This claddagh symbol is used in Irish claddagh bracelets, charms, necklaces and pendants.

The Irish Claddagh jewelry symbol is most popular, by a country mile, in the form or a ring. The Claddagh symbol is clearly Irish but many lump Irish jewelry and Celtic jewelry into one category. The symbolsim of the Claddagh makes for a fantastic Celtic Wedding Ring or Irish Friendship Rings.

The Celtic Wedding Band has many different Celtic knot styles and they look good. But the Claddagh symbol is by far the most popular Silver Irish Celtic Claddagh Wedding Ring or Band.


The Claddagh Sterling Silver Wedding Ring  also serves well as a friendship ring, Irish promise ring or Irish Love heart Ring.




 





Many of these Claddagh rings have enough sizes that they can be used as matching wedding bands, friendship rings or whatever use you like.


These sterling silver Irish Claddagh rings have amzing workmanship and detail.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Native American Indian Jewelry and Quotes


Sterling Silver Man in the Maze Jewelry Charm

Man in the Maze Jewelry Earrings and Necklaces as shown in the pictures, one above and the one below


The Legend of the Man in the Maze
An ancient Indian legend says that when a person is born into this world, they enter a maze of life. The beginning is at the top where Elder Brother is waiting to show the way.

The legend tells of the dead ends, detours and obstacles. The struggle to understand what can affect the physical, emotional, and spiritual growth that guides them through the maze.

If the path through the maze is traveled in harmony and balance with nature, the legend says that dreams will be found at the center of the maze, where Sun God waits. He then passes them on to the next world.

Native American Indian Jewelry: The Kokopelli Jewelry Charms and Necklaces
Sterling silver Kokopelli Necklace


Native American Indian Jewelry
Thunderbird Indian Jewelry
Thunderbird Indian Jewelry Charm


The Legacy of the Thunderbird Symbol
The Thunderbird is a fascinating native American symbol whose roots go far back among many different tribes in many regions of North America.

The thunderbird according to Native American Indian mythology is a powerful spirit in the form of a bird. Lightning strikes from the beak and thunder comes from the flap of its wings.

Petroglyph symbols depicting the thunderbird have been found as far north as Canada and across America. Interestingly enough, similar symbols have been found in Africa, Asia and Europe. Indeed, it has a rich legacy.








Native American Indian Jewelry Kokopelli Symbol



The Kokopelli Symbol
The Kokopelli is a hunchedback dancing flute player. It is a symbol of fertility, replentishment, music, dance and mischief. It represents well being and is said to bring good fortune in hunting and the planting and growing of crops. The hump in its back represents a bag of gifts.












The Native American Indian Jewelry - Peyote (Water) Bird Jewelry Charm and Necklace

Peyote Bird Symbolism
The Water Bird or Peyote Bird is a symbol of the renewal of life, rainy seasons, rivers, distant travel, distant vision & wisdom.

The Peyote/Water Bird is not a Southwest tradition, but one of the Plains Indians. The Peyote Bird is connected with lightning, thunder and visions. Those who dream of the thunder beings will become Heyokas, those who do things backwards, upside down, or opposite. This is a Lakota way of being. It is part of the medicine of the Heyoka to remind us that we should not take ourselves too seriously - that's why Heyoka is often translated as the "sacred clown".









Sterling silver Kokopelli Stud Earrings