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5 Reasons personalized jewelry is a great mother’s day gift

Posted by Rikcie Arms on

5 Reasons personalized jewelry is a great mother’s day gift   Mother’s day is quickly approaching and no matter if it is your mom, wife or grandmother, it is important to show her that you understand just how important she is. So, how do you do that? We’ll one of the best ways is to get a personalized gift that says you have put thought and effort into her.     1. Sentimental value- How does the saying go? “Don’t mess with a mother bear”? Nothing in this world means more to your wife or mom than her family and...

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Personalized gifts market to grow to 31.63 billion by 2021

Posted by David Hayes on

According to technavio.com the market for personalized gifts will grow to $31.63 billion by 2021. Specialty stores lead the way in personalized gift sales with 48.11% of the market share followed by personalized photo merchandising at 31.81% with non photo gifts bringing in 8.85% of the market share. A more in depth story on personalized gifts in the market place can be found here.

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That special feeling, personalized gifts are a growing trend

Posted by David Hayes on

Ever wondered why you are starting to see more businesses with personalized products like mother's rings, photo frames, towels etc.? We all want to feel special, right? The fact is with all the exposure of the internet it is getting harder to find a unique gift that no body has seen yet. So, how do we make something special or unique? Well, the growing trend is to make something personal or custom. Not only does this create attachment, but it can make an just about anything unique to specific individual, family or group. Another reason this is a growing trend...

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Ever wondered about the history of Sterling Silver?

Posted by Rikcie Arms on

  The sterling alloy originated in Europe and was being used for trade as early in the 12th century in the area that is now Germany. In England the composition of sterling silver was subject to official  assay at some date before 1158 during the reign of Henry II, but its purity was probably regulated from centuries earlier, in Saxon times. A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II's reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx (A procedure used to confirm newly minted coins met required standards) until it was deposited at the Royal...

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Wonder where the Claddagh ring came from or what it means?

Posted by Rikcie Arms on

So what are the Claddaghs rings origins? The name "Claddagh ring" was not used before the 1830s. Although there are various myths and legends around the origin of the Claddagh ring, it is almost certain that it originated in or close to the small fishing village of Claddagh in Galway. There are many legends about the origins of the ring, particularly concerning Richard Joyce a silversmith from Galway circa 1700, who is said to have invented the Claddagh design as we know it. Legend has it that Joyce was captured and enslaved by Algerian Corsairs around 1675 while on a...

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