All About Pet Jewelry
Pet jewelry used to be sidelined as an area just for those who were a little too crazy about their dogs. This has ceased to be the truth, though, as more and more people admit their obsessions with their pets. Pet jewelry has become a booming business these days. Found mostly on smaller dog breeds, doggie jewelry comes in different forms.
Blinged Out Tags
There are still many celebs who use regular, punched metal dog tags for their pets, but some have gone the extra mile. You can find these beautiful tags in precious metals as well as encrusted with rhinestones of any shade in the rainbow. The assortment of shapes is nothing to sneeze at, either. Whether you want a more conventional bone or heart shape, or wish to put something a little more out of the ordinary on your dog’s collar, there is a huge variety to choose from. It is still a good idea to make sure that the back has an area that can be engraved with your pet’s information and contact information for yourself, though, just in case.
Forget those regular dog collars – many celebrities who have small dogs as companions now adorn their pups with necklaces in place of a traditional collar. This is more suitable for dogs who aren’t allowed down on a leash, as these necklaces are far more likely to break with a tug. Depending on how much you’re willing to pay to adorn your pet’s neckline, you can find anything from pretty rhinestone and bead necklaces to spectacular diamond chokers.
The doted-upon, decked-out dogs with longer hair are often seen wearing barrettes. While this might seem odd to some, it is just another way to adorn a beloved pet and is little different from painting their toenails or using a more attractive collar. They come in dozens of shapes and in many materials, whether you want an adorable little bow, a rhinestone piece, or a simple plastic or precious metal shape. These can be found as hair clips, alligator clip, and snap-back barrettes. One of the most popular currently are tiny crowns, making sure that your pet feels like king or queen of the castle – and let’s admit it, aren’t they?
Dog jewelry is not found only in fringe shops anymore. You don’t have to special order or make a special trip to a couture pet store to pick up a jeweled collar for your pet these days. Many mainstream jewelry stores and pet supply shops are stocking these items. The size of your pet isn’t a dealbreaker, either, if you want to adorn him or her. Pet jewelry designers are creating items for everyone from Chihuahuas to great Danes!