Tips on Wearing Bold Jewelry

Throughout this year, minimalism has become the trend in fashion. People are wearing less while still saying more. But here at Fang Jewelry, we are here to say that bold statement pieces are still essential. Here are a few tips on making sure you wear your bold jewelry without doing too much.

Silver Spoon Bangle

How to Wear Bold Jewelry

1. Simplicity is key

When it comes to bold pieces, it is important to keep it the main focus. For that reason, simplicity is key when it comes to the rest of your outfit. If you wear clothing that has too much going on, it takes away from your bold pieces. This can cause an outfit to have too much going on, which isn’t the best.

Stay away from overly patterned or sequins and alter for something classic like a black dress. The most ideal way to think of it is, your clothes are the canvas and your bold jewelry is the paint.

2. Let bold pieces make the outfit

Bold pieces were made for one thing – to make a statement. The pieces are supposed to bring an outfit together and complete it so pay attention to what kind of look you want to go for.

If you are trying to go for a polished look, delicate pieces are the way to go like pearls. Going for a bohemian look? Beads and colorful pieces are the best options to complete your look.

3. Pick and choose

It is important to pick and choose which pieces you wear at once. Bold pieces should be able to be bold, hence the name. Although bold pieces should be worn one at a time, it is possible to wear multiple at once. What you must be conscious of is not wearing too many close to each other or else it becomes distracting.

4. Drawing attention to your hands

At Fang Jewelry, we have many bold rings that come in different styles. With that, one must be aware of how rings are worn. When it comes to bold rings or even bracelets, the attention will go to your hands. With that comes attention to your nails too. We advise you to make sure your nails are well grooms.

Just like it is best to keep an outfit simple when wearing bold jewelry, it is also best to keep nails simple as well. Too much color and patterns on nails can become a distraction to rings.

 

 

The Gemstone Collection: Men’s Edition

Gemstones are the perfect touch for any piece of jewelry to add color. Although gemstones are often seen much more in women’s jewelry, here we have created certain pieces for men. Gemstones might be portrayed as feminine but at Fang Jewelry has made the ideal piece for any man.

Gemstone Signet Ring

Gemstone Pieces for Men

When it comes to the gemstones used at Fang Jewelry, each stone is unique. Just like our jewelry is handcrafted for each customer, our gemstones are also specific to each piece made. Here is why you need our gemstone pieces today.

1. Pop of color

As mentioned, gemstones jewelry are the ideal pieces to go to when you want to add color to your collection. The great thing about gemstones is their unique characteristics. Not only do they come in vibrant colors but can also have details within the stone.

2. Make it personal

When it comes to gemstones, the stones hold much significance. Not only is it just a gemstone but it can have a personal meaning to you. There are those who believe that stones and rocks have the ability to heal when it comes to health. Having a specific gemstone that has a special meaning to you at all times is the perfect gift for yourself.

Aside from that, it’s a great way to celebrate yourself. There are gemstones for each month and why not get jewelry with a gemstone of your birthday month?

3. Statement piece

Due to the many colors that gemstones come in, it creates the perfect statement piece. When it is placed on a simple canvas, the gemstone becomes the centerpiece. It instantly becomes a conversation starter.

4. Breaking the barriers

If you are afraid of getting any bold jewelry, starting off with gemstones pieces is the ideal decision. It won’t be too overbearing but it has the right amount of vibrancy. The best thing about gemstone jewelry is that it comes in different sizes. Therefore, you can start off small and gradually increase to a size that is suitable for you.

Engraved Silver Band

Fang Jewelry Collection

Our gemstone men’s collection has a variety of pieces suitable for multiple occasions. You can find our silver rings paired with different types of gemstones. The colors range from turquoise, deep reds and metallic colors.

If rings aren’t your ideal accessory then you can settle for our bracelets. These are highly influenced and designed by Native American culture. The bracelet holds a much bolder essence as it is designed like an arrow with precise details to it. Of course, it is accompanied by gemstones.

Then you have a more delicate accessory that can add the perfect pop of color to your outfit. We have a suit pin that can be used to add color to your posh outfit.

Feather Lapel Pin

Finding the Perfect Unisex Jewelry

The unisex trend has been making a huge hit this past year. Tons of brands are making neutral style clothing and at Fang Jewelry, we have you covered with unisex jewelry. Whether you are looking for pieces that compliment any outfit or you want to swap with your significant other, unisex jewelry is that way to go.

Silver Pinky Ring

Perfecting the Unisex Trend

In order to make sure the piece is perfect, there are many things to consider. Here are a few tips to make sure you are happy with your unisex jewelry.

1. Simplicity is Key

The simpler the piece, the better it will be for both sexes. If getting a piece with too much detail, it can be seen as too feminine. On the other hand, if it is very big and chunky, it can be too masculine. Your safest bet would be to get something simple – a minimal piece.

2. Keeping it Minimal

As mentioned, unisex jewelry works best when it is minimal. The less there is to it, the more you can do with the pieces. Although minimal pieces work best when it is layered, to achieve the unisex trend – one must keep it simple.

3. Mix and Match

There was much emphasis on keeping jewelry simple to master the unisex look but there are ways to step out the box. You can go with colors that compliment one another or silhouettes that are similar. If the ensemble is simple, it will prevent it from getting lost in outfits that are bold.

4. Neutrals

Colors are very important when it comes to finding unisex jewelry. Ever since we are born, there are certain colors that symbolize each sex. There are colors that are meant for both sexes – the neutrals. These colors can go with the sexes and when it comes to jewelry, sticking with neutral tones is best. The colors consist of browns, bronzes, and blacks. So if you want jewelry with certain features, be considerate of the color.

Engraved Silver Band

 

How to Style Pins

Pins were seen back in the 90s where it was very popular. As times tell, history always repeats itself – especially when it comes to fashion. 90s trends are becoming a huge hit during this time where you see mom jeans, chokers and pins. All these small accessories are becoming a hit including pins. At Fang Jewelry, our pin collection can add that perfect essence of sophistication to any outfit. Let us tell you how you can style your pins.

Silver Collar Pin

Styling Pins

Nowadays, pins just aren’t meant for clothing but other accessory pieces. These are the many ways where you can wear pins.

1. Hats

You can add these small pins to a plain hat to add some glistening or a message. It’s an easy way to show off what you have since it’s right on your head – no person can not notice your pins.

2. Sweaters

If you have a simple sweater that needs something else on it, pins are the easiest ways to go. There’s no need to worry about necklaces getting tangled or having the hassle of making sure your scarf is in the right place.

3. Collars

This is the perfect alternative to wearing a necklace or any other jewelry. It’s also a funky place to add some spice to your collared outfit and give it a casual look.

4. Jackets

There are always those odd jackets that get left behind in the back of your closet. It may look old and rustic but with pins, you will instantly bring it back to life.

5. With other jewelry

There will be a few instances where you will find a set where pins match the jewelry. If you browse our online store, you can find a few pieces that go together with our pins.

Silver Feather Brooch

Fang Jewelry Pins

If you are thinking that you can’t wear pins, think again. There are various styles where you are guaranteed to find something suitable for you. At Fang Jewelry, our collection consists of different themes.

Our brand mainly focuses on the Native American community, therefore, a large portion of our collection is directed the Native American community. You will find feathers, arrows, animals, and florals.

On the other hand, you can see how Fang Jewelry embraces other cultures like Greek. Our ancient coin pin has the perfect combination of gold and silver making it easy to wear with various jewelry.

 

Floral Collection: Fleur de Lis

At Fang Jewelry, we dedicate the majority of our collection to Native American culture but we also branch out to other cultures. We have a large floral design collection and one of the designs that stand out is the fleur de lis. It is an iconic and historic symbol into which we will go into detail.

Floral Silver Bangle

The Coming of the Fleur de Lis

Fleur de Lis translates to “flower of the lily” and is depicted as a lily or lotus flower. In history, it has been used amongst French royalty where it has been represented as light, perfection, and light.

Legend has it that the symbol came about when Clovis, the Merovingian king of Franks, converted to Christianity. A golden lily flower was given to him during baptism which became of symbol of purification. Another story has it that water lilies showed him how to safely cross a river where he then succeeded.

Bohemian Bracelet

History

The symbol was always seen as a sign of purity. The Roman Catholic Church then adopted the symbol to represent the Virgin Mary. Eventually, the symbol started to spread and became adapted throughout Europe to create an association with the church.

During the twelfth century, either King Louis VI or King Louis VII decided to sue the symbol on his shield. This was the first time French monarch decided to use the symbol.

Acknowledgement in Other Continents

The fleur de lis reached the Americas when the French sailed the Atlantic. The symbol can mainly be seen on North American flags and coats of arms where French presence highly influence the area like Quebec, Canada.

Victorian Style Ring

Fang Jewelry: Fleur de Lis

We carry the symbol on different pieces which has an elegant and delicate essence. There are cuff bracelets that can be made of either silver or have a gold base. These intricate pieces incorporate a gemstone to create a more captivating look.

You can also find an eye-catching ring with a deep maroon Mozambique stone on it. Or go for a minimal earring perfect for any outfit.

 

 

The Legend of the Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatchers are often seen on walls, trees, porches and even souvenir shops. But what is the significance of it where it is often seen in many places? These items are also transformed into jewelry at Fang Jewelry. The origin and legend behind the dreamcatcher are deep and important within the Native American community.

Dream Catcher Necklace

History of the Dreamcatcher

The dreamcatcher is obviously associated with Native Americans but there is conflict on where it originated from. Between the Ojibwa Chippewa and Lakota tribe, each has their own legend. Although, it is mainly believed that it originated from the Ojibwa Chippewa tribe.

Ojibwa Chippewa Legend

To understand where dreamcatchers came about, one must understand the translation of it. The word for the item is asabikeshiinh, which means “spider”. It is evident as to why it translates to spider since the dreamcatcher is woven into a web, making it look like a spider web.

The Ojibwa people found spiders to be a symbol of protection and comfort. There is a story amongst their community of a mystical and maternal “Spider Woman” who was a spiritual protector of the tribe. This protection was strongest with children and babies.

As the tribe continues to grow and go different directions, it was hard for the Spider Woman to protect all so the first dreamcatcher was made. With that, mothers would recreate the maternal remembrance to symbolize the mystical protection over families and children all over.

Dreamcatcher Purpose

Traditionally, these items were used as a totem to protect those who sleep from bad dreams and nightmares. It was sometimes known as “Sacred Hoops”.

Dreams were believed to fill the night air, both the good and bad. It was hung above the bed where the morning sunlight was able to hit it.

With dreamcatchers, it had the ability to capture all types of dreams in its web – not just bad ones. The good dreams passed through the spaces of the web and slide down the feather as it comforted the sleeper below it. On the other hand, bad dreams were caught in the protective net and destroyed. The morning sunlight then burned it up after.

 

 

Why You Should Buy Silver Jewelry

There are many different types of metals you can buy when choosing jewelry. But silver is the type you want to go for. There are many different reasons why silver jewelry is the best options for you. Aside from having endless options at Fang Jewelry, here is why you should buy silver jewelry.

Horseshoe Nail Ring

1. Highlights the rock

Unlike gold, silver is the best when it comes to highlighting all types of rocks. It has the ability to make any crystal, diamonds or gemstone like no other metal can.

With that, it makes your money worth spending. If you get a piece that does has a rock on it, you would want the focus to go on it. Therefore, silver would not over-shine the rock.

2. Cheaper to buy

Silver is amongst one of the cheaper metals that still have a chic look to it. In comparison to gold, which has often been used in luxurious pieces, it has taken a downfall.

Many sellers are trading in gold for silver, which is not just cheaper for them, but cheaper for you as well. High-end brands, like Tiffany’s, are starting to incorporate silver jewelry in their collection.

3. Weighs less

Aside from being cheaper, silver jewelry also light-weight. This makes it much more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

Also, it is super beneficial in the future, especially when it comes to wearing earrings or necklaces. When ear pieces are too heavy and worn for years, the earhole can stretch. Similarly, neck pain can be caused when necklaces are too heavy.

Silver Feather Earrings

4. Resilient

Whether it is fine or sterling silver, these pieces are much more durable and resilient. Again, this will make it worth buying since it is guaranteed it will last longer.

In relation to gold, gold is softer and has a higher risk of bending, warping, and gouging.

5. True to color

Silver jewelry compliments all colors, like the color of your clothes and skin complexion. Gold can alter the color of your clothes which will set a negative impact on the hue. With skin complexion, gold often washes out those with warmer undertones causing an off-set yellow tone.

Silver jewelry will also enhance and complement colors, whether it’s from your clothes or skin complexion.

 

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Minimalist Jewelry

Fang Jewelry has a variety of jewelry suitable for any audience. Although most are influenced by Native American culture, there are other categories. Our minimalist jewelry has a unique essence with little details you would not see anywhere else. Therefore, here’s why minimalist jewelry is the way to go when purchasing jewelry.

1. Easy to style

This reason goes hand-in-hand with the first one. Since minimalist jewelry is less, it is easier to style. You do not need to worry about wearing too much because the pieces are so simple.

The main thing is noticing the placement of each piece. Most people do layer necklaces and stack rings on their fingers.

Thunderbird Ring

2. Less is more

It is easy to say that jewelry culture has changed tremendously throughout the years. About 30 years ago, women would wear bold statement but not so much today. With minimal jewelry, sometimes, less is more. You can bring forward the attention to your pieces even though it might be small and simple.

When too much bold jewelry is put together, it’s hard to know where to look. With minimalist jewelry, the focus to instantly brought to your pieces because not so much is happening.

 

3. Always trendy

The simplicity of minimal jewelry makes it always trendy. You can never go wrong with a plain bangle or a simple necklace in your jewelry box.

Unlike bold and bright jewelry, minimal jewelry can always be worn no matter the year.

Twisted Bangle

4. You can combine different pieces

Without a doubt, minimalist jewelry was meant to be combined with other minimal pieces. You can have an endless amount of minimal jewelry and always find the right pieces to go together.

No matter how much you put together, it will never look overdone or “too much.” Which goes to the next reason as to why you need minimalist jewelry.

5. Clean and elegant look

If you take a look back in time, the style of jewelry was quite extravagant. With time, it seemed to have down-sized and people are going back to the basics.

The basic and simplicity give you a cleaner and elegant look. With minimal jewelry, you can amplify any outfit with small pieces that will give it shine and charm.

Even if you have multiple pieces on, it will always portray a clean and elegant look.

History of Native American Jewelry

Here at Fang Jewelry, we dedicate our collections to Native American culture specifically the Navajo Tribe.  Since Native American jewelry has become common in this generation, one should be educated on how Native American jewelry began. So when you’re wearing this type of jewelry at festivals, you know the history of it.

History on Native American Jewelry

Throughout history, people from all over the world have been making jewelry and adornments and Native Americans were no different. The majority of this jewelry is rooted back to the southwest of the United States.

Before silver, the majority of Native American jewelry was made of yarn, leather, and sinew. These materials were woven into patterns to create necklaces, bracelets, and clothing. Also, the unique and appealing item of nature were used.

In the late 1800s, that is when Native Americans began making jewelry with silver. This occurred when they encountered the Spaniards where they exchanged jewelry, ornaments for horses and other trinkets.

Usage of Gold

The usage of gold traces back to Aztec times within the natives of Mexico and Central America, it’s believed that the indigenous communities in the southwest used this metal as well.

It could be that the Native American knew how to use metals before the Spaniards arrived.

Usage of Turquoise

Each tribe was unique from one another but one common thing was the usage of beaded turquoise jewelry.

Turquoise and shell were paired with feathers and hung everywhere. The jewelry was traced over 2,3oo years ago in Arizona during the Hohokam era.

The reason turquoise was used so much was because of the power the stone had and all the legends that came with it. The Pima thought the stone brought good fortune and can overcome illnesses. In Hopi legend, the stone held back floods. The Apache believed it could make a gun or arrow shoot straight if the stone was on it. And the Navajo tribe considered it to bring good fortune and would appease the Wind Spirit.

 

The Eagle: The Wildlife Collection

The eagle can be seen in the mythology of many Native American tribes. It is considered a medicine bird that has many powers and is important in many religious ceremonies. Eagles are the king of all birds due to its size but are still graceful when it flies. This creates the first symbolic meaning of the bird and what it stands for.

The Eagle’s Symbolic Meaning

When it comes to the symbolic meanings the Eagle contributes, the majority of it relates to its body. How the eagle uses its body, the meaning is seen and reflected on how it relates to human life and situations.

Although eagles are large, it still has an effortless essence in its habitat. The Native Americans learned about perception where one should never judge a book by its cover. Additionally, to never get disillusioned by our limitation. The eagle might be big but it still soars, therefore, nothing is too grand to overcome and conquer.

Aside from its size, the eagle gives a different perspective literally. Since it is able to fly, it gives an aerial view on life and makes people realize the various ways we need to look at life as well. This deeper meaning allows people to reevaluate their issues and how to handle them.

Eagles might be the king of all birds but it is not the most skilled hunting bird. Nonetheless, it is praised for its opportunistic ways when looking for food. The wisdom and techniques of eagles give a lesson to work smarter, not harder.

The Eagle: The Wildlife Collection

At Fang Jewelry, our eagle collection consists of various pieces that can add the essence that the bird has. Our collection has delicate and minimal pieces that embrace the graceful spirit of the bird. You can also find bold and powerful pieces, qualities the eagle also have.