Heart Toggle Necklace

One of the most popular types of necklace worn these days is the heart toggle necklace. The word toggle refers to the type of clasp that holds the necklace together. The toggle clasp is made in two pieces. One is a circle, the other a bar. These components are hooked together so that the bar cannot slip through the circle on its own, thus keeping the necklace in place. This is not as secure as the lobster clasp, for example, but is quite fashionable especially with certain jewelry styles. With lots of women wearing more casual apparel on a daily basis a heart toggle necklace is an ideal accessory.

Everyone knows a heart represents love. So this type of necklace could be a gift from a boyfriend to his girlfriend or husband to his wife. It could be a gift from mother to daughter or vice versa. It makes a great gift for a best friend or even as a symbol of self-love. It can even be symbolic of one’s spiritual faith. You don’t even need a reason to wear this necklace, it is so flattering on everyone and goes well with many different outfits.

Often the heart toggle necklace is done in sterling silver. This is a less expensive metal than gold but still durable and beautiful. Sterling silver is required to contain 92.5 percent pure silver. The remainder is another metal added to the pure silver to impart durability and wearability. Many different jewelers have this type of necklace as part of their collection. This means you have a choice when it comes to style and price. There is something for everyone no matter what their price range or what kind of design they are looking for.

One choice that offers simple but beautiful design, real sterling silver and a high end brand name is the Tiffany & Co. heart charm tag toggle necklace. It is 16 inches long, and features a simple heart on a linked chain with toggle closure. It is sterling silver and retails for $390. It is able to be engraved and there is a bracelet to match. If you want this necklace style but don’t want to pay such an extravagant price, there are lots of less expensive choices available.

For example, Eve’s Addiction sells a Tiffany-inspired heart toggle necklace in almost an identical style for $82. There are many other jewelry companies that make this kind of necklace. For actual sterling silver most prices will be about $50 or more, because the rolo style link chain is usually substantial in weight and the heart pendant or tag is solid silver. There is a version with a cut-out heart that retails on the low end of the spectrum but is still $50. It is simply because of the amount of sterling silver, anything cheaper may be silver plated which means it is another metal covered with a coating of sterling silver. Some may even be silver tone, and not worth spending money on if you want a piece of jewelry that won’t turn your skin.

If you can’t find a sterling silver or gold heart toggle necklace at your local jewelry store, try shopping online. The Internet gives you a world of selection at your fingertips, and you can shop anytime of the day or night. Even Tiffany & Co. offers online shopping so you don’t have to be in New York to buy from this famous retailer. Ebay is a good place to look also, because many people auction off new and pre-owned jewelry at bargain prices.

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