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Pendants, Drops and Charms: What’s the Difference?

April 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

We offer a lot of choices here when it comes to pendants, drops and charms, but do you really know what the difference is? I congratulate those of you who do. I even had to be reminded what the difference is! Although you can use a charm as a pendant and vice versa, here are the technical differences between the three.

Drop:
A drop has a top-drilled hole that goes from one side to the other. It does not have a fixed bail, loop or jump ring, and does not need to be modified in order to lay correctly when strung.

Pendant:
Pendants are pieces that are 25mm or larger (not including the bail, loop or jump ring). If it does not have a bail, loop or jump ring, then its hole will be drilled or punched from front to back. If a pendant is smaller than 25mm, it will have a fixed bail or loop. Swarovski is the exception.

Charm:
A charm is smaller the 25mm and does not have a fixed bail.

Now that you know the difference, be sure to shop all of our great pendants, drops and charms!

-Marissa

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