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Show your support or your involvement in the United States military by wearing officially licensed Military jewelry. All of our military jewelry is decorated with the division’s official logo, symbols, seals or honorable sayings associated with that branch of military to ensure that your piece of military jewelry is something to be proud of. Browse our selections of Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy jewelry to find a piece that is right for you.

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Appealing Engravable Rectangular Pendant in 14K White Gold - 32X8 Mm - Glossy Polish
Appealing Engravable Rectangular Pendant in 14K White Gold - 32X8 Mm - Glossy Polish
Attractive Engravable Rectangular Pendant in Yellow Gold - 14K - 32X8 Mm - Attractive
Attractive Engravable Rectangular Pendant in Yellow Gold - 14K - 32X8 Mm - Attractive
Charming Engravable Rectangular Pendant in Silver - 925 Sterling - 32X8 Mm - Charming
Charming Engravable Rectangular Pendant in Silver - 925 Sterling - 32X8 Mm - Charming
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Close-Voided Cross Charm In 14K Yellow Gold - Mirror Polish - Ravishing
Close-Voided Cross Charm In 14K Yellow Gold - Mirror Polish - Ravishing
Delightful Engravable Dog Tag Pendant in Yellow Gold - 14K - Glossy Finish
Delightful Engravable Dog Tag Pendant in Yellow Gold - 14K - Glossy Finish
Divine Engravable Dog Tag Pendant in 14K White Gold - Mirror Polish
Divine Engravable Dog Tag Pendant in 14K White Gold - Mirror Polish
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Dog Tag Disc Charm - Engravable in 925 STERLING Sterling Silver - 18 x 36MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm - Engravable in 925 STERLING Sterling Silver - 18 x 36MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm - Engravable in 925 STERLING Sterling Silver - 21 x 44MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm - Engravable in 925 STERLING Sterling Silver - 21 x 44MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm - Engravable in 925 STERLING Sterling Silver - 21 x 44MM
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Dog Tag Disc Charm - Engravable in 925 STERLING Sterling Silver - 21 x 44MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm - Engravable in 925 STERLING Sterling Silver - 21 x 44MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm in 14K Yellow Gold - 28 x 13MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm in 14K Yellow Gold - 28 x 13MM
Dog Tag Disc Charm in 14K Yellow Gold - 37 x 38MM
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Beyond Dog Tags

We’re Not Talking Jewelry for Dogs

While they do get their name from their resemblance to pet tags, dog tags is the nickname given to the identification necklaces worn my military personnel. Any soldier knows how important these identification tags are. They are simple metal tags worn on metal ball chains. The tags are engraved with important information like name, military branch, social security number, blood type, religious preference, and in the case of the Marines gas mask size. Medical conditions are listed on a separate red dog tag. The U.S. military issues two dog tags. In the event that a soldier is killed in the field and cannot be removed right away, one dog tag stays on the soldier and another is taken for identification and notification purposes.

Dog tags were not always provided for U.S. troops. During the civil war, men wrote, scratched, painted, or engraved their names and information on anything that they thought might be found with them in the event they became a casualty. This lack of an identification system is the reason for the very large numbers of unidentified casualties from the Civil War. Forty-two percent of Civil War casualties are still considered unknown. Later companies began to sell dog tags, but men had to purchase them for themselves. In fact in 1862 a New York man offered to pay for identification tags for every man in the military and the government turned him down. In 1899 a chaplain pushed for the military to include identification tags with combat field kits. It wasn’t until 1906, however, that the U.S. military began to issue dog tags to their troops and ten years later that the double dog tag became standard. During Vietnam men realized the dangers of the two dog tags clicking together. The noise could alert the enemy to their presence. The military allows men to add rubber holders around the tags, tape them together with black tape, or tie one tag to a boot to avoid this danger.

The U.S. military had continued to try to improve the identification process for troops. The Army developed a tag that would be worn with the original that contains important medical and dental information on a microchip. The Marines are field-testing an additional dog tag that contains a GPS chip that can be utilized to help locate wounded and fallen men.

From Frontlines to the Runway

Much like combat boots and army jackets, dog tags eventually slipped into the main stream as a fashion accessory. Part for the look and part to pay honor to those that serve our country so proudly, the military look was born. The look took of in the 1990’s large in part to the punk and rock musicians that favored military pieces so much.

Military Jewelry

GemAffair has found the perfect way to bring the military into your jewelry box. Our military jewelry inspired jewelry line is perfect for those in the armed forces, those that love a member of the military, or anyone that wants to honor those that serve our country. From rings, to money clips, to pendants, you will find an entire line of quality military jewelry. The Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Maine Corps, and Navy are all represented in GemAffair's Military Jewelry line.

The Air Force Jewelry line includes money clips and pendants. You will find handsome silver money clips, silver and gold pendants, and silver and gold crosses all bearing The United States Air Force logo.

GemAffair’s Army Jewelry contains both rings and money clips. There are two beautiful sterling silver money clips and one bronze round one, as well. You will be able to choose from six different styles of rings. One of them is a best seller: the United States Army Ring in Sterling Silver with Created Red Spinel Gem.

Rings, pendants, and money clips round out our Navy Jewelry collection. Our Men’s United States Navy Money Clip in Bronze is part of the money clip line and one of our best sellers. The collection of pendants is quite extensive containing 99 choices. From footballs, to crosses, to basketballs, to Midshipmen pendants, you will find it all. There are pendants suitable for both men and women. Two of the most popular pieces in this line are the Unisex St. Michael US Navy Medal Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver and the Unisex St. Christopher US Navy Medal Pendant Necklace also in Sterling Silver. You will find sixteen ring varieties, some in silver, others in yellow gold, and still others in white gold. You will find selections for both men and women.

Our line of military jewelry makes great gifts for all occasions. Think not only of the holidays and birthdays, but also graduations, anniversaries, promotions, retirements, and more! Whether you are buying a piece for yourself or someone you love, don’t forget the engraving. Engraving a piece of jewelry can make it even more special. All of our military jewelry also comes in free gift boxes.