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Twentieth-century jewelry styles show a fascinating evolution. We know these styles as Art Nouveau, Edwardian (or Garland), Art Deco, and Retro. Each was popular during a specific period and each has its unique style.
During the first decades of the twentieth century, the jewelry industry experienced a rebirth. This was due, in part, to the discovery of new supplies of gems and development of new manufacturing and gem-cutting techniques.
Social roles changed too, Jewelry prices were within reach of the ordinary citizen. The changing role in women in society and the rise of the middle class put new demands on the jewelry industry. In response, the industry experienced a revolution in jewelry style and design.
The first half of the twentieth century saw several distinct jewelry styles. Some were associated with are movements, others were a reaction to wartime shortages. All leave a brilliant legacy in the treasures that connoisseurs prize today.
Art Nouveau Jewelry
Introduced in the 1890s, the flowing style of Art Nouveau was a departure from the historic revival styles that had dominated nineteenth -century decorative arts. Art Nouveau, French for “new art,” was inspired by the vitality of the natural world and a new appreciation for Japanese art Read the rest of this entry »
Although there’s been a lot of hype over CZ bracelets, bangle bracelets and cuff bracelets, those styles may not work for every woman. Or, they may not be the best choices for workplace jewelry, as when it comes to typing on the computer, they can be restrictive. On the other hand, stretch bracelets are a great alternative to suit any type of taste. From CZ and rhinestone bracelets to beaded and all metal styles, there’s something for everyone.
Stretch bracelets are very nice because they pretty much fit any woman. They are very comfortable to wear, and best of all, they are completely affordable. Most of these kinds of bracelets are held together with stretchy cord or elastic, so you don’t need to pay for an elaborate setting. The stone in stretch bracelet is set close together, therefore, you really get the most for your money.
Stretch bracelets are suitable for any age. They are easy to wear so everyone from teenage girls to moms to grandmothers can easily sport this style. They are especially nice for older women who may not be able to fasten or clasp another type of bracelet. Just slip it on and you’re ready to go. Read the rest of this entry »
Tradition is an important part of your life. You are mostly around the age of 40. Your jewelry box has a few timeless classic pieces like a strand of pearls or a vintage brooch. You avoid prints and prefer solid colors like black, red and white. You wear your timeless classic style and not the other way round. You know when a drop of pearl earrings or a diamond bracelet is enough to reflect your personality. You prefer expensive items in your jewelry box that will last long and don’t throw them away till they are worn out. You are always confident that you will look good whatever the occasion even though you will not be the center of the crowd, something that you always avoid. That is the reason you like playing it safe with these timeless classic fashion jewelry pieces.
Femininity oozes from your style. You are hopeless romantic who is in love with the past. You wish you were born in the Victorian era and fallen in love in that time period. Your jewelry box is full of girlie, pretty and delicate pieces. Floral motifs, butterflies, symbols of love like the heart are your favorite designs. You love wearing, looking at and surrounding yourself with pretty things. Romantic fashion jewelry personalities love pastels to create a soft and dreamy look. Read the rest of this entry »
Just the way we have many fashion trends in clothes and shoes that remain evergreen because people love to follow them in all ages and times, in the same way there are also many jewelry styles which have lasted long for many years and still look trendy and chic. Many jewelry styles are introduced every year but not all of them possess the strength to withstand time and age. Most evergreen and ever trendy stones include diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Such jewelry items that never lose their beauty and importance include classic wedding bands, hoop earrings, diamond tennis bracelet, diamond stud earrings, cross pendants and so on.
Hoops and Diamond Stud Earrings
These timeless pieces of jewelry are available in different styles and designs. Hoops complement all types of outfits and styles. They are available in a variety of different styles such as the size of the hoops may be small, medium-sized or even large, they may be diamond or gem studded, or may be in silver, gold or platinum, in all the different styles it looks trendy and chic. Diamond stones look classy and can be ideal to wear for both daylight and nighttime functions. Just be careful to pick the ones that are neatly finished. Roman glass jewelry offers diamond studs with a clean finish and beautiful designs. Read the rest of this entry »
Giving jewelry as a gift will make the recipient feel most special. It will delight the recipient especially if you had chosen the right jewelry that match with her style. Regardless of, if you are looking for jewelry to compliment a formal outfit or for daily wear, you want the jewelry that you choose to draw attention to her best features or possibly camouflage less desirable areas. Your choice of jewelry style will subtly affect others perceptions, so what guidelines are there to help you select the most flattering jewelry?
Therefore, if you are thinking to give jewelry as a gift on her special day, you should take the following guidelines into considerations:-
Choosing a necklace for her
Before buying what you think will be a perfect necklace for her; you have to relate to her height, her build, her neck and the outfit she is going to wear.
Is she tall? Average? Petite? Your choice of necklace can minimize or emphasize her size. If you want to create or emphasize a taller appearance, choose longer necklaces and V shapes. A necklace that falls past the bust line but above the waist will elongate while a choker style or shorter U shaped necklace resting on the breast bone will shorten her appearance. If she is petite, go for daintier pieces. Read the rest of this entry »