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Interview with Cari in Rapaport Magazine

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An interview with Cari as a leading designer of charms in Rapaport Magazine.

Thank you so much to editor in chief, Amber Michelle, for including us in this very thoughtful and insightful article about the growing popularity and meaning of charm jewelry!

Below are some excerpts from the article. Read more here: Rapaport Magazine A Charming Story

...Cari Streeter, Jewelry By Cari in Hood River, Oregon, notes that she is seeing further personalization, with people asking for quotes to be engraved on charms. 'Charms are personal because they have significance to the buyer,” she notes. “Charms hold a lot of symbolism of events or people in life...Necklaces also tend to be more visible since they are closer to the face. 'A necklace gets more attention, people will ask about it,' says Streeter. 'There are more options. You can layer, you can wear one charm singly or wear multiple charms or you can switch chains, so it’s very versatile.'

WRIST TO NECK
For many years charm bracelets were fashionable. Charms were added to a chain link bracelet and collected over time. While bracelets are still worn, they often feature one loose charm, which is more contemporary than multiple charms attached to various links. Necklaces also tend to be more visible since they are closer to the face. 'A necklace gets more attention, people will ask about it,' says Streeter. 'There are more options. You can layer, you can wear one charm singly or wear multiple charms or you can switch chains, so it’s very versatile.”..

COLLECTIBLE
...Streeter also finds that her customers like to mix things up, by purchasing charms in different shapes, metals or gems to develop a personal collection. “People who bought ten years ago are still adding to their collection,” she says. “They mix and match; if they are buying in gold, they are buying an heirloom piece, or they may get a child’s name and birth date on a tag and decorate it with diamonds.”

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