Wind Chimes, the Gift of Music
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Wind Chimes, the Gift of Music

Ever since childhood, I’ve been a musical person. At the age of seven, I started taking piano lessons. When I was a teenager, I began singing solos at community events. Not surprisingly, I adore wind chimes. Every time the wind blows, these beautiful music makers spring into action. Their soothing, melodious, and high pitched sound calms and refreshes me. I am amazed at the amount of eclectic wind chimes available for sale at various retailers. One can enjoy the music of pig, cat, or even seashell themed wind chimes. If you know someone who enjoys natural harmonies, wind chimes make a perfect gift. On this blog, you will discover how to buy the right set of wind chimes for your loved one. Enjoy!

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3 Tips For Choosing A Material For Your Monogram Necklace

Tyler Morgan

Monogram necklaces are a great way to customize your jewelry. If you are purchasing a necklace as a gift, then a monogram is a nice way to personalize the gift by adding the person's initials. Monogram necklaces are frequently made in four materials: silver, gold, wood and acrylic. Choosing the right material plays a large role in how often you will be able to wear your necklace and how long it will last. Therefore, there are a few tips you should consider before choosing a material for your monogram necklace.

Consider How Often You Want to Wear It

Every material will not be able to hold up to the wear and tear caused by frequent use. If you want to make your new monogram necklace a staple in your wardrobe, then you want to look for a material that is durable and will not immediately fall apart. Some materials like plastic and gold-plated necklaces cannot hold up to daily use and will eventually become dull or break. Real gold and gold filled necklaces are considered to be some of the strongest materials for jewelry pieces.

Look for a Timeless Piece

Some materials are trendier than others and have a short period of time for which they are considered stylish. When deciding on a material, you want to consider if it is something that you would still wear in a few years down the road. For example, acrylic monogram necklaces are considered to be a trendy material. On the other hand, materials like silver and gold are considered to be classic pieces. You very seldom have to worry about silver or gold going out of style.

Avoid Cheap Materials

Cheap materials can cause a negative reaction when they come into contact with your skin. For example, nickel is commonly used to make jewelry because it is an inexpensive material. However, nickel often results in rashes. The rash is usually triggered by your sweat coming in contact with the piece of metal. Your sweat contains salt and when salt comes in contact with nickel it causes a negative reaction that can spread to your skin. It is a good idea to spend a little extra money to get a monogram necklace in either silver or gold.

Monogram necklaces and jewelry are an easy way to personalize your jewelry. Therefore, use these tips to make sure you choose the right monogram necklace for you.


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