Cities & States

Cities & States

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Cities & States

Make your jewelry creations stunning and on-point with Xinar’s cities and states charms! Xinar is fully committed to helping jewelry designers and D.I.Y. crafters reach their peak creativity, so we always have a vast collection of beads, findings, and 925 sterling silver charms to choose from.

Our Cities & States charm collection brings the spirit of the metropolis and its rich history straight to your workbench. We make every effort, so our D.I.Y. crafters and designers get what they need at every step of the creation process.

Select from dozens of themes and thousands of designs on our website – somewhere in our growing jewelry-making catalog are items that will help enrich and improve your craft – try exploring our charms today!

Our cities and states charms are not limited to simple words or locations – if you need a specific charm that is hard to find, our somewhat obscure, Xinar’s unique collections are here to help you. Use special silver charms like the Alamo charm, the Route 66 freeway sign charm, Las Vegas, and more.

The Culture and History of Cities 

Many of the first cities were built on fertile land, as in ancient Mesopotamia, around 7500 BCE, Eridu, Uruk, and Ur were among the first to be made. Between Tigris and Euphrates are some settlements, among which these cities were located (the so-called Fertile Crescent). As people cultivated crops and settled in communities, cities grew along the Nile in Egypt, the Indus River Valley in India, and the Yellow (or Huang He) River in China. To take advantage of food surpluses, people could give up their nomadic lifestyle as hunter-gatherers in these fertile areas. In addition, settling near waterways provided a vital transportation system that aided trade.

As time passed, cities continued to expand in population, size, and importance. Cities in some of the world’s most populous regions have grown steadily for centuries, while others appear to have sprouted out of nowhere. There are no longer any of the world’s most populous cities, like those in Mesopotamia, and the population of others has declined. For example, Rome, Italy, had one million people in the first century B.C.E., making it the largest city.

By the Middle Ages, the population had fallen to just 20,000. But, as a rule, most cities are growing, experiencing unprecedented growth rates. Rome had nearly three million people in 2017 (in fact).

For centuries, people have sought out cities for trade, culture, education, and economic opportunity, but population growth in cities hasn’t always been consistent. Many people have been moving to urban areas for a relatively short period; this is a relatively new phenomenon in human history. In 1800 C.E., for example, more than 90% of the world’s population lived in rural areas. In 1800, more than 94 percent of the United States population resided in rural areas, according to the United States Census Bureau; by 1900, this figure had dropped to 60 percent. Industrialization, which started in England and spread to the United States and Europe in the middle of the eighteenth century, was a significant factor in expanding urban areas. The rise of factories during the Industrial Revolution resulted in an increased need for workers in urban areas. As a result, people in the United States and the United Kingdom moved to urban centers over the next century. Other parts of the world became more urban as they became more industrialized. One million people lived in London in 1800; a decade later, that number had grown to more than six million. By 1950, New York City had more than 12.5 million residents, making it the world’s most populous city at the time.

Additionally, new technologies have fueled urbanization, particularly those that allowed cities to grow upward. For example, skyscrapers were made possible by steel advancements, allowing for higher densities of people to live together.

Urbanization has resulted in ever-larger cities and a new type of city: the megacity, which has a population of 10 million or more. After New York City and Tokyo, Japan, which were the first two global megacities to emerge in the 1950s, a total of 37 such cities existed by 2018.

Due to industrialization, Asia and Africa are experiencing greater urbanization than North America, and Europe did during the Industrial Revolution. For example, Tokyo is the world’s largest urban area, while Delhi has nearly 30 million people living there in India. In addition, over 20 million people live in Shanghai, Mexico City, and So Paulo, Brazil, to name a few.

When looking to the future, it’s essential to look at the development of today’s cities as a guide. There will be 41 megacities by 2030, according to the United Nations. For example, India will have seven cities with populations exceeding 10 million by 2030, up from the current five.

Cities in Asia and Africa also struggle to keep up with population growth, just like rapidly expanding cities in England and North America did in the industrial era. For example, Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, has 12.6 million people, with about two-thirds of them living in slums. Due to high birth rates, the city’s population grows, not due to migration. Despite the many drawbacks of rapid population growth, such as increased traffic and the spread of slums, the world’s megacities continue to see an increase in residents.

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Crafted from high-quality sterling silver, our state charms are beautifully detailed and built to last. Collect your favorite states or gift them to loved ones.

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Remember the Heroes!  Honor the defenders of the Alamo with this captivating sterling silver charm. A symbol of resilience & sacrifice for your everyday adventures.

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Cruise Down Memory Lane with a Sterling Silver Route 66 Charm Capture the spirit of the “Mother Road” in miniature. Crafted from gleaming .925 silver, it showcases the iconic Route 66 shield, evoking memories of endless highways and classic Americana. ️

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Embrace Atlanta’s magic: Wear a piece of Atlanta’s dynamic spirit with our exquisite Sterling Silver Atlanta Georgia Charm. This symbolic charm blends history, innovation, and Southern hospitality, making it a treasured keepsake for anyone who loves exploring vibrant cities and celebrating cultural diversity.

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Show your Peach State pride, commemorate a special visit, or gift a touch of Georgia charm. Wear it on your bracelet, necklace, or charm carrier and let the Big A shine!
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Texas charm, all wrapped up! This Sterling Silver Texas Flag Charm, rich with enamel accents, makes a great gift for any Texan.

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Let the good times roll with this charming pendant! Crafted from gleaming silver, this Bourbon & Canal Street Sign Charm embodies the unique spirit of New Orleans. Add a touch of Big Easy magic to your everyday adventures.

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City by the bay on your wrist! ✨ Capture the spirit of San Francisco with a sparkling sterling silver cable car charm.

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Make your statement! ✨ This captivating sterling silver Capitol Building charm whispers tales of power and influence.

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Feel the Lake Michigan breeze as it whisks past the soaring skyscrapers, hear the jazz riffs echoing through alleyways, and smell the tempting aroma of hot dogs wafting from street vendors. This charm is more than just a souvenir; it’s a portal to the city’s energy and spirit.

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This intricate charm features the iconic Texas Star, a symbol of independence and boundless opportunity. Add a touch of Lone Star magic to your bracelet or necklace – perfect for Dallas natives, Texas enthusiasts, and anyone who loves bold and beautiful jewelry.
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Soar above the ordinary with our Sterling Silver Denver, The Mile High City Charm! This charming miniature skyline captures the vibrant spirit of Colorado’s capital, from the iconic gold dome of the state capitol to the majestic peaks that cradle the city.
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Commemorate a visit to Wyoming’s iconic landmark with our Sterling Silver Devils Tower Charm. This detailed charm captures the beauty of this natural wonder, perfect for nature enthusiasts and travelers.

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Walk the sands of time! Capture the magic of ancient Egypt with this exquisite sterling silver Egyptian Pharaoh charm. A timeless treasure for history buffs and charm collectors alike.

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Reach for the sky: Capture the iconic New York skyline with our dazzling Sterling Silver Empire State Building Charm. Add it to your bracelet or necklace as a reminder to dream big and reach for the stars.

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Wear a piece of Wyoming’s majesty with our Sterling Silver Grand Teton Charm. Crafted from high-quality silver, this detailed charm celebrates the rugged beauty of the Grand Teton mountain range.

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