Jewelry is made unique and eye-catching by the creative use of gems, stones, jewellery beads, and all manner of precious materials. In figuring out inventive ways of incorporating such items, rubber, chains, and wire-wrapping techniques can all be used to great effect. No matter what method is used, however, a final connecting piece is required to provide the coup de grace, completing the necklace, bracelet, or earring as the case may be. Clasps, rings, hooks, pins, caps and charms all work to this end, and should be chosen to fit the feel of the jewellery piece in question. A finding, then, can be thought of as any kind of connecting piece, including jump rings used throughout a chain to connect links and stones.
Material should be of careful consideration. Sterling silver is the well-known staple, and provides a classy look even on a tight budget. Rhodium plated sterling silver has an even more brilliant appeal and the added benefit of Rhodium’s immensely durable physical integrity. Gold vermeil achieves a different kind of sophistication without the soft consistency and high price of pure gold, and gold-filled chains offer the radiant visual effect of high purity with no risk of tarnish over time.