We have already covered plastic and metal materials available on the market. How about very special frame?
If you are looking for a unique style and don’t mind shelling out extra money for it, then you should definitely try out the eyeglass frames and design accents that consist of the materials in this article. If you don’t know where to look for this unique and expensive eyewear, then high-end optical boutiques would probably be your best bet for now.
Wood, Buffalo Horn and Bone Frames
Wood, buffalo horn and bone frames are usually unique handmade pieces. While bone and wood are less adjustable, more expensive and stiffer compared to the other frame materials just mentioned, people tend to like them because of their one-of-a-kind beauty.
On the other hand, buffalo horn frames look very elegant and will warm to the temperature of the body. They really are very different compared to any other frames that you might have tried before.
While leather isn’t as practical or as durable of a material compared to the other accenting materials used for frames, it does provide a very fashionable and interesting look overall. Leather is mostly used across the frame fronts and on the temples and, recently, velvet has been added to wrap up limited edition sunglass models, as well.
Semi-Precious or Precious Stones
Semi-precious stones, precious stones and even crystals have been used as frame accents in the past most notably on the temples. Some of the most popular choices for this include Swarovski crystals, onyx stones and turquoise gems. However, a lot of people also use diamonds for a more luxurious touch. These designs are most commonly worn at dressy formal occasions.
For something a bit less expensive, rhinestones can easily do the trick, too. However, they usually create a more retro and flashy look, most of all when used in upturned cat eye frames.
Choosing Right Frame Material Is Not Only About Fashion
When choosing eyeglass frames, there are certain things that you will need to consider in order to make the best choice for you and your lenses, such as the material’s cost, durability and flexibility. However, you will also need to consider your current allergies. If you have any allergies to certain materials at the moment, then you will have to limit your options to frame materials that are known to be completely hypoallergenic.
Overall, your choices in terms of eyeglass frames are completely limitless. There are full-rim, semi-rimless and rimless varieties, for instance. Since frames tend to reflect a person’s personal style, though, it is nice to know that you now have the chance to choose and take your pick between specs that are retro, modern or traditional based on your personal tastes and preferences.