Jay Strongwater Charms
Jay Strongwater Charms, Beautiful Creations
Jay Strongwater is an international designer of exquisite hand crafted jewelry as well as a plethora of other unique treasures. His work caught my eye when I created a lens about unique frog pendants.
While all of his unique creations are works of art, this page is dedicated specifically to Jay Strongwater charms.
I hope you enjoy the charms I chose to showcase here and find a Jay Strongwater charm that is very special and unique for your personal charm collection.
Who Is Jay Strongwater?
Jay Strongwater, an American jewelry designer, began his career in the early 1980's designing jewelery for his mother. His reputation as a custom jeweler grey quickly to establish an immensely successful career not just in jewel design, but home fashion, picture frames, boxes, figurines and so much more.
His designs are now sold internationally and there is something in each of his collections that would appeal to virtually anyone. A desire borne to create gifts for his mother has now grown to a dream of a lifetime - creating fascinating gifts for one and all!
"Mina" Red Heart Charm - An Elegant Heart By Jay Strongwater
Exquisite detail in this heart charm, with hand painted enamel with red Swarovski crystals. Size: 1"H x 1 "W.
The Turtle Charm - The Turtle Charm For Your Bracelet Or Necklace
Add the Turtle charm to your toggle bracelet or necklace. Other charms are available in this collection. Size: 1 1/4"W X 1"H X 5/8"D; Weight: 3 oz.
About Jay Strongwater Charms
Why They Are So Exquisite
Each charm as well as all of Jay Strongwater's creations exhibit his impeccable personal attention to detail.
All of his creations, picture frames, charms, pins or keepsake boxes share several common threads. They are all hand crafted, hand painted in rich, vibrant enamels and adorned with one of a kind Swarovski crystals, each one set by hand.
In this cookie cutter world of just about everything, the individuality and uniqueness of Jay Strongwater's creations are a one of a kind treasure to own no matter what your tastes are.
These Charm Bracelet Charms Are So Versatile
The Strongwater charms displayed here for you are unique, not only due their highly detailed craftsmanship and one of a kind beauty, but also in their versatility.
These charms can be worn as a charm, a pendant, on a zipper or key chain. Some even are crafted to be used as both a pin or broach as well as a charm. Think of the different, creative ways you can display your beautiful charms!
Lucky Clover Charm - A Lucky Charm From Jay Strongwater
Everyone needs a bit of luck, right? So wear this Lucky Clover Charm and see how luck will find you! Size: 1W x 1H; Weight: 3 oz
Jeweled Butterfly Charm - A Whimsical And Enchanting Butterfly Charm
Beautiful butterfly charm adorned with Swarovsky Crystals will bring joy to whoever wears it! Size: 1W x �H; Weight: 3 oz
A Little Charmed History
Who Wore The First Charm And Why
Charms have a lengthly history that dates back as early as the Egyptian Pharaohs when precious stones coupled with metals first appeared in the form of jewelry. It is believed that charms were used by Egyptians to prepare for the afterlife as well as identifying status and to ward off evil spirits.
In the era of the Roman Empire charms called "ichthys" (fish) charms were hidden beneath robes worn by Christians and pulled out to identify themselves in order to gain entry to certain events and secret forbidden worship services.
During the Middle Ages charms were worn by knights, kings and the like to identify family origin, a profession and political position as well as for protection during battle.
When the Renaissance era began the popularity and use of charms dwindled due in part to the wide use of books and other publications. This remained the case until the 20th century when Queen Victoria made a fashion statement with charms and pendants.
The end of WWII signified the use of charms as we know it today as soldiers returning home brought loved ones small trinkets identifying the lands where they served.
Today the charmed market is hugely popular generating millions of dollars in revenue each year.
source: A History Of Charms
Jay Strongwater Cross Charm - The Cross Charm Can Be Worn As A Pin Or Pendant Too
My personal favorite, this multi-colored, hand painted jeweled cross can be worm as both a pin or a charm. Size: 1 1/4"W x 1 1/2"H x 1/4"D.
"Mara" Leopard Charm - The Elegant Leopard Charm Can Be Worn Many Ways
Mara comes decked out in Amber, Ivory and Black enamel, hand painted with Red and Clear Swarovski crystals. Size: 1 1/4"H x 1 1/4"W x 1/2"D
Bracelets And Necklaces - Lovely Charm Bracelets For Your Jay Strongwater Charms
Complete your charm collection with a bracelet and necklace made by Jay Strongwater.