The Types of Jewelry

What is jewelry? Why do people all over the world choose a nice jewelry piece as a gift of affection or love? There is no one definite answer. But we know that people wear jewelry to show their individuality and style, to complete the outlook and to jazz up one's wardrobe. There are many types of jewelry and we'll discuss them.

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Rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are the most common jewelry pieces. Anklets, toe rings, pendants and brooches are less common types of jewelry. Other jewelry types refer to piercing jewelry- nasal, ear, navel, lip, tongue, eyebrow and others piercings are widespread nowadays and there is a wide choice of jewelry for each type of piercing. Earrings cab ne clip-on or pierced. Dangle, post, stud, chandelier, leverback and other earrings are the most common. You'll see the types of all mentioned above jewelry visiting any good jewelry online store.
The type of metal the jewelry is made from is another issue to consider. Most often jewelry is made of gold, silver, platinum or titanium. Titanium and stainless steel are used in body piercing jewelry to prevent a subsequent infection and oxidation of the jewelry.
Gold is available in various types. Yellow gold is the most common. White gold is becoming more and more popular nowadays (it is mixed with some palladium and silver and has a silver appearance). Rose gold is mixed with copper and has a pinkish look. White gold jewelry is generally coated with rhodium which is similar to platinum in color. If you are purchasing gold you should consider the specification referred to as karats or carats. The more gold is used, the more the carats.
Some jewelry pieces may include gemstones such as rubies, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and others. Synthetic gems are used in less expensive fashion jewelry. And pearls are popular especially in wedding jewelry.
Vintage jewelry and antique jewelry provide a great accessory to the outfit and have affordable price. Costume jewelry is also inexpensive and very popular in the modern world.
It's up to you to decide what jewelry to choose for you and your loved ones!