“Dog Tags” – slang term for identification tags worn by military personnel – were primarily used for the identification of dead and wounded soldiers; they had personal information about the soldiers such as full name, essential basic medical information, religious preference…etc.
WWI German army dog tag indicating Name, place of birth, battalion, unit and serial number
US Army Dog Tags from WWII
They are still used by the military today, although the shape and materials have changed over the years. Most recently, the US Military decided no longer put soldiers’ Social Security numbers on their dog tags to stave off the threat of identity theft.
Dog Tags as jewelry is a fairly modern trend, and variations of them in all sorts of different metals to commemorate a loved one or convey information abound now.
Some will choose to make a precious-metal replica of an actual tag:
while others will grace the tag with an image of a loved one, be they of the human or furry variety:
From the tiniest dog tag creations to solid gold one’s encrusted with diamonds, this classic look shows no sign of slowing down.
For a look at all the different Dog Tag styles we offer, head over to the Dog Tag Jewelry section of our site.
There’s something about the color pink. Often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness and the romantic, it can also occasionally be a bit over-the-top:
Whatever your feelings about pink, there’s no denying it presence in jewelry in the form of Rose Gold.
Now, pure gold (24 karat) is ALWAYS going to be yellow, but is generally too soft to be used in jewelry that will actually be worn. 14K Gold (the US standard for fine gold jewelry) is actually 24K gold alloyed with other metals to make it harder and more durable. It’s generally alloyed with a combination of silver, copper, nickel and other metals to make both 14k yellow and white gold, but when a specific ratio of gold and copper is alloyed together the result is a pinkish/reddish hued metal generally know as Rose Gold:
A little funky, a little different, and definitely not for everyone – Rose Gold is always going to be the outside-the-box fashion option for those who want to change it up a little.
14K Rose Gold Monogram Initial Bracelet
Did you know that aside from Yellow & White Gold, we can ALSO make most of our custom personalized jewelry in 14K Rose Gold?
Rose Gold Diamond Bar Necklace
Rose Gold Diamond Name Ring
14K Rose Gold Name Necklace
I came across a blog post about a new jewelry trend: Jewelry for beards.
I’m not even sure this is actually a trend, but there IS a real company – Krato Milano – that touts themselves as creating the First Ever Jewelry Collection For Bearded Men
I am not making this up. Click the link above – I’ll wait…
BTW, I found this article on Beardoholic, a website that’s dedicated to all things beard.They have sub-categories dedicated to Beard Care, Beard Problems, Beard Styles…etc and are quite comprehensive.
I am not making this up either.
No words, except I think the Beatles said it best: Let It Beard, Let It Beard… Something like that.
If you’re looking for cool, personalized jewelry OTHER than Beard Jewelry – you know where to find us: