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Wondering what chain length you might need? The pictures below will help! For better reference, I (Abby) am 5'5'' and Malachi (model for men's chains) is 5'8'' Here's a quick run down on chain lengths for women: 14'' - (not pictured) typically a good size chain for children or petites,  most chains can be shortened to this length if needed 16'' - typically hangs at the collar bone. This length is good for above the neckline length. It can feel a little tight on some people. 18'' - typically hangs right at the top of your sternum. This is the most...

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 Custom jewelry is such a special and treasured work of art to have. I think everyone should have at least one piece of jewelry that no one else in the world has! The process of designing and having a custom piece made can be confusing or mysterious (part of the allure that brought me into the world of silver and gold-smithing!) I want to help answer your questions about custom jewelry so if you've been thinking about getting a piece, you are one step closer!   In this article, "custom jewelry" will be the discussion of jewelry designed and made...

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It's simple. It works. It's PROVEN!

Labradorite can ACTUALLY IMPROVE YOUR DAY! It's so seriously one of the most stunning gemstones and each one is SO totally different, you can have SO many and never get bored!

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I'll be honest, I've not been much of a bracelet wearer. My favorite pieces of jewelry are earrings, rings, and necklaces. BUT! I have mad respect for all you bracelet wearers out there! I especially love it when I see an arm adorned with more jewelry than I could make in a year! In a near decade of working in a fine jewelry store watching people put on all kinds of bracelets, I've learned a few things that work and a LOT of things that DON'T!I want to share what I've learned with you, as well as tell you that...

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The biggest concerns for comfort with a statement ring are: Does it catch on everything? Can you still use your hands? There's a really easy way to rule out rings you can wear and rings that can wear you- TRY IT ON! If it doesn't "fit like a glove," you're going to risk comfort. But there's more to it than that... As for concern #1: Does it catch on everything? I recommend giving a new potential ring in your life the "sweater (or stocking) test." CAUTION: YOU CAN DAMAGE YOUR CLOTHES WHILE PREFORMING THIS TEST. (Basically, you would TRY to catch the...

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