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We've been featured!

Here is a list of places one or more of our products have been featured and/or reviewed! The Small Things: http://www.thesmallthings89.com/2015/10/cyc-jewelry-personalized-hand-stamped.html Buy Rectangle Bar Name Necklace - Sterling Silver Hand Stamped Name Necklace Rita Reviews: http://ritareviews.net/2015/10/cyc-jewelry-chic-jewelry-for-the-holidays-and-beyond/#comments Everyday Shortcuts 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: http://everydayshortcuts.com/2015-holiday-gift-guide/ Buy Sterling Silver Anniversary Necklace - Personalized hand stamped necklace

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The Meaning of Green

Colors have all sorts of meanings in different cultures, and they certainly create some kind of reaction in us, whether consciously or unconsciously.  That is why we have, say, favorite colors, and why we feel more restful in a room painted a pale green versus a red one. Green is one of my favorite colors (the others being blue and purple).  Green has widely spread meanings of nature, growth, ecology, fertility, health, freshness.... even money!  It is the most restful and relaxing color to the eye because of it spectral wavelength.   Meaning of green in some cultures:  In Christianity, it is associated with baptism and the feast of the Eucharist. It is the sacred color of Islam and a sign of...

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Gold filled vs. the real deal

Everyone knows what gold is (expensive!) and many know what gold plated is (rubs off!), but gold filled? Until I entered the jewelry making world, I had never heard of it.  According to Wikipedia, “Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% of the item's total weight, mechanically bonded to sterling silver or a base metal. … Gold-filled items are 50 to 100,000 times thicker than regular gold plating.” According to the article, “Gold-filled items, even with daily wear, can last 5 to 30 years”.  You know what the greatest thing about gold filled jewelry is?  It looks the same as gold jewelry, but costs a fraction of the price.  So here’s the...

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