Monday, January 14, 2008

Coin Jewelry Is Still An In Thing

Coin jewelry has been around for a very long time. The first accounts of coins used for a type of jewelry dates back to ancient Egypt when it was used to decorate soldiers. Since those days it has been made into a variety of jewelry pieces.

You can buy coin jewelry in jewelry stores and there are lots of them on the internet as well. Older coins salvaged from archeological sites and ship wrecks are popular choices for coin jewelry. Governments from older countries such as Rome, Italy, England, Africa and so many more are popular choices as well.

Here in the United States there are lots of opportunities to collect special limited edition coins and coins with a great significance in history such as the bicentennial quarters that were every where in 1976. This coin was to celebrate our countries 200 year anniversary. There was much jewelry made with this coin. The panda coin jewelry saw a lot of popularity in the 80’s and 90’, especially with girls, women, and animal lovers alike.

Gold pieces, silver dollars, silver dimes, and Indian head pennies are commonly seen on jewelry. They are made into pendants, rings, earrings, belt buckles, key chains, money clips and bracelet charms. The style of settings for the coins can be found in a wide range of choices. The most common is probably when the edge of the coin is encircled with braided gold wrapping.

It can be yellow gold, white gold, or a combination of both. Silver and platinum can also be used. Most people use the whole coin and do not alter it, but sometimes the background can be removed by a jeweler to leave only the outer ring of the coin and an image of a particular part, like a head or an eagle.

If you have and old coin that you cherish for whatever reason, having it made into jewelry might be a good idea. Unless it is extremely valuable, there is no real reason to just let it lie around in a drawer when you can wear it and enjoy it all the time.

Almost any custom jewelry designer will be able to do this. You can pick out whichever piece you would like to have it made into and the style the piece will have. A piece of coin jewelry will be special to you and be a great representation of whatever the reason that you cherish the coin.

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