Silver Glass Costume Necklaces and Pendants for Family Friends
Silver glass costume necklaces and pendants for family friends make great gifts for your loved ones. The wide variety of styles on offer means that it's easy to find something that suits the age or taste of the person you're buying it for.
Glass or silver costume necklaces come in a variety of styles, including pendants, charms and lockets. You can also buy pieces with or without a chain.
Silver and glass pendants
Pendants are items of jewellery that hang from a long, loose necklace. They come in a variety of styles and may incorporate precious or semi-precious stones.
Often pendants may be set with rhinestone, also known as paste or diamante, or cubic zirconia. Both of these look like diamonds but are in fact imitations.
People have been wearing pendants since Egyptian times and they are believed to be one of man's earliest adornment.
Keep treasured memories safe in a locket
A locket is a small pendant that is hinged on one side so it can open up. Inside is a space for storing precious or treasured items such as photographs.
Keepsake lockets work in the same way, but are made of glass so that you can see what's inside without having to open and close the locket. These are ideal for displaying special items that would become lost easily, such as dried flowers or a lock of hair.
Charms are similar to pendants, although they may be slightly smaller. They are generally worn on bracelets, but charm necklaces are also common.
In the past, charms were used as a talisman for good luck or to ward off evil. More recently charms have become a great way to personalise plain necklace chains or simple bracelets. The more charms you wear at a time, the better they look.
Types of silver
Sterling silver contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. It is harder than pure silver, but softer than many other metals. Silver is fairly pliable which is one of the reasons why it's so popular for making jewellery.
Lower cost necklaces and pendants may be silver plated. This means that another metal has had a thin layer of silver deposited on it.