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Avedon Dangle Moon Bead-A sterling silver rondell bead with a moon dangle as a reminder of the heaven's above.
Discover the Amazon Curated Collection of fine and fashion jewelry. The expansive selection of high-quality jewelry featured in the Amazon Curated Collection offers everyday values that range from precious gemstone and diamond pieces to the latest fashion designs.
This hand-selected assortment features an array of diamond, gemstone, and precious metal designs that receive a quality inspection, including from Amazon’s staff graduate gemologist, to ensure they meet Amazon’s high standards. All diamonds featured in the Amazon Curated Collection are certified by our suppliers to be conflict free, and IGI, GIA, or AGS certifications are provided on white diamonds of .75 carats or larger on all stud earrings, rings, and pendant necklaces.
Pieces from the Amazon Curated Collection come packaged in a custom box, making them wonderful gifts. In addition, we offer free one-day shipping within the continental U.S. on items over $500. International shipping options for friends and family overseas are available for an additional fee.
The Amazon Curated Collection offers a specialized customer service team that is available seven days a week to answer any product questions before, during or after the purchase. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, you will receive a full refund and free return shipping within the U.S. if you return your purchase within 30 days.
Find a special gift for a loved one or a beautiful piece that complements your personal style with jewelry from the Amazon Curated Collection.
Create your own story with the Avedon Bead Collection. Avedon bead charms are all sterling silver; choose from beads with colorful glass or enamel accents or stick with the basics and select from an array of all sterling silver beads in unique designs and shapes.
The special line of adorable children’s beads fit the bracelets that are featured in the Avedon collection. The regular Avedon bead collection is compatible with other major add-a-bead lines, or start your collection with the sterling silver or leather bracelets in the Avedon collection.
The beaded story you can personalize and make your own is the modern equivalent to the time-honored charm bracelets of the past. Unlike these charms bracelets, the Avedon collection can be mixed and matched and worn alone or added together. Wherever your day may be taking you, the narrative you make for that day keeps you present and in the moment of your life.
Avedon bead charms also make a perfect gift to help a loved one or a friend start their own story. An Avedon bead is a keepsake to mark a special shared moment. It can serve as a reminder of a memory that is alive or in the making, or a child’s memento to reminiscence those favorite childhood pastimes--a cherished pet, a special hobby, or a symbolic journey.
The Avedon bead collection includes romantic hearts to symbolize our greatest treasures, flora and fauna from the natural world, and initials to customize your own story. Avedon beads are offered in mystical colors, beautifully colored crystal and animal print selections that add sparkle and dimension.
To create your own special look, you can add colorful enamel beads to create a motif or special design. There are murano glass drop beads that create movement, and flags to showcase your heritage and celestial inspirations. Included in the collection are spacers in plain silver and triangle spacers with colorful stones on the end caps.
The Avedon bead collection is constantly being updated with new selections as the designers find daily inspiration in the world around us. Please check back often and add to the story of your life.
Sterling Silver History
Experts believe that silver alloy, used today as sterling silver, originated in continental Europe in the 12th century. Pure silver was found to be a soft and easily damageable material. When combined with other metals, most commonly cooper, it produced a tougher material that could be heavily relied on. Throughout the next few centuries, sterling silver was used as currency and for household items. It was often used as silverware and became the material used in a proper table setting between 1840 and 1940 throughout the United States and Europe. Because of this popularity, silver companies began to grow. During this craze, companies began to experiment using sterling silver compositions in jewelry, as it was a material that was easy to mold into intricate designs and gave a luxurious look with its metallic finish. Today, sterling silver is widely used in all kinds of jewelry styles and shines as beautifully as other precious metals, with the benefit of affordable pricing.
Sterling Silver Composition
While pure silver can be combined with many different types of metals, sterling silver is created when combining pure silver with copper. Sterling silver jewelry can be composed with different amounts of copper but is most often seen with the .925 stamp, meaning that the composition is of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. This has been found to be a good combination for maintaining the silver's durability without harming its sparkle.
Caring for Your Sterling Silver Jewelry
Silver should not come into contact with harsh household chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, or chlorine. To avoid scratches, store silver in a lined jewelry box or pouch, as it is prone to tarnish as it naturally reacts with sulfur or hydrogen sulfide in the air. Cleaning and wearing silver jewelry regularly will prevent this and help maintain its shine. Immediately upon noticing any discoloration, use a gentle polish made specifically for removing tarnish.