Fashion Jewelry Is Wonderful To Wear

We have been wearing jewelry for many hundreds of years even thousands of years and you’ll even find archaeologists will discover jewelry amongst ancient discoveries. It’s fascinating to think how much we think of jewelry and I guess a lot of it stems to religious and political affiliation. It’s amazing when you watch documentary programs on television or even read in books of how people from ancient times more jewelry and worshiped gods by offering up their prized possessions. Back then it would’ve been made of wood, feathers, scales, hair etc.

Nowadays, in this modern era we tend to use more precious and also semi precious stones embedded into various material like gold, silver, copper etc. it has been designed to wear as bracelets, rings, anklets, necklaces and earrings to name a few.

One thing that you will notice about jewelry nowadays especially handmade jewelry is the exceptional craftsmanship that goes into making each piece. You’ll find that many jewelry makers will have exclusive collections of jewelry and will try to keep within a certain theme. There are many designers out there creating wonderful basis that are exclusive and that put a lot of thought and action into what they do.

I guess then we also have the fashion jewelry which is for want of a better word cheap and nasty. Most of this is very reasonable price and really aimed at younger people who want to wear jewelry but may not want to pay prices that it would cost to purchase gold or diamonds. It’s amazing how wonderful some discussion should we can look and you’ll sometimes find people can find items to suit any occasion where it is formal or informal. Generally, people will wear this type of product for an informal occasion.

You’ll find that there are many fashion stores out there to sell these. They’re also very reasonably priced as I said already. It’s important to note if you are going shopping for and he kind of jewelry purchases online or off-line that you shop around to try get the best out of your can. Always make sure that you do some price comparisons because you will be amazed at the differences you can find by simply taking your time to compare prices.

If you are going to buy any online ensure you buy from a reputable supplier. You also want to check with their customer service to have a good understanding that they have good after sales service. Try and find more about it.

1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s Jewelry: What Was It?

1930

Costume jewelry

Because of the Depression in the 1930s, the art direction changed. Costume jewelry was considered to be disposable jewelry and was only popular for a limited time. Most people could no longer afford the Art Deco styles birthed in the 1920s, although some of the gem/diamond cuts have endured through present day. Costume jewelry and antique jewelry are sometimes thought of as synonymous, but most jewelers say antique jewelry begins before the 1930s. Much of the jewelry would feature a great deal of metal and maybe one rhinestone or small rhinestone clusters. Dress clips were developed in this era and stayed in style until the 1950s. One of the most significant designers beginning in the 1930s was Margaret de Patta, specializing in the Modern Art movement and Constructivism.

1940

Because of the war, there were restrictions on the use of precious metals, therefore, gold-plated silver and sterling silver began to be used in the construction of jewelry. The “artificial” was promoted such as faux pearls, faux emeralds, and rhinestones, plus the use of glass and plastics. Clip-on earrings, brooches, and pins became very popular.

The Modernist “German School” artists who sought protection from the Nazi regime, came to America before and during World War II. These artists influenced American arts with crafts in the development of schools, such as, Black Mountain College in North Carolina and Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. During the war, metalsmithing became an occupational therapy program for soldiers who had served their country. Two women who were prominent in this movement were Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb and jeweler/metalsmith Margret Craver.

Recognized jewelry artists of the 1940s were the following:

1. Margaret DePatta
2. Sam Craver
3. Paul Lobel
4. Ed Wiener
5. Art Smith

1950

Daytime: Gold Jewelry without rhinestones
Evening: Diamonds

In the early 1950s, retro 40s jewelry was still popular as were Victorian bows. Later, the glamour of Hollywood permeated the style of jewelry in the 1950s with movie stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Elvis Pressley, and Marilyn Monroe. Their classic beauty and timeless presence contributed to the style that developed, creating a sassy sophistication.

Types of Jewelry:

Lucite Jewelry
Multi-stranded necklaces made of large beads
Diamante (crystal or clear) rhinestones
Modernist jewelry for “beatniks”
White jewelry for summer

Wearing large jewelry accented with smaller pieces was a trend in the 1950s as seen in “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” One larger piece was usually worn, e.g., a choker with a small watch and earrings to complement it. Nature was the primary inspiration for the jewelry designers of this period. Floral symbols, snowflakes, birds, and geometrical patterns were commonly used. Usually natural colored stones, such as, blues, greens, reds and golds were seen embedded with diamonds. Plastics became popular as the 1960s approached.

1960

Art is a reflection of society and the jewelry designs of the 1960s exemplify that. It was a fashion revolution just as it was a time of unrest around the world. Plastics were king and necklaces & earrings were the preferred jewelry type. Chokers were replaced by longer chains and the popularity of brooches began to decline. Golds and ambers were the primary colors supplemented by the bold colors of Mod jewelry, such as, bright pink, orange, lime, and very yellow. The shapes of 1960s jewelry were mainly circular and oval.

Jewelry

Ethnic jewelry: Egyptian, Asian, and East Indian
Love beads of hippie jewelry
Plastic bangles
Giant pendants of wildlife, especially owls
Medieval motifs
Art Nouveau styles