Monday, December 19, 2011

Fashion Diamond Jewelry

There’s an old song sung by Marilyn Monroe that says it all about fashion diamond jewelry. “Diamonds are a Girls’ Best Friend.” The song is still true today as it was when it was when Marilyn Monroe sang it. Today we can honestly say that diamonds are everyone’s friend.

White Gold Diamond Black Tahitian Pearl Earrings

The fashion diamond jewelry industry has many diamonds to choose from these days, and they are used with many different trendy designs. Fashion diamond jewelry are unique to all sorts of individuals, and are mounted in all sorts of designs.

Fashion Diamond Earrings

Fashion diamond Jewelry has fascinated mankind for ages. What is trendy one day, may not be trendy the next day. Jewelry and especially fashion diamond jewelry will never go out of style. What may change is the setting, the style, or the design, but diamonds are forever. These days there are quite a number of specialty jewelry designers who come out with various styles at regular intervals of time.

White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings

The materials used in the setting are quite numerous. Fashion diamond jewelry is available in gold, platinum, and sterling silver. The diamonds can be mounted easily in each of these metals.

Fashion Tiffany Diamond Earrings

The jewelry designers are making available some great designs for the fashion minded. The designers spend hours making some of the most intricate and tasteful designs to sport diamonds these days. They work very hard to come out with such astounding designs and patterns that set the trend in fashion diamond jewelry.

White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Earrings

The fashion diamond jewelry trends of today are sporty, exquisite, expensive, and just plain fun. The choices of what style of fashion diamond jewelry is up to you and your individualistic style.

Friday, December 02, 2011

A Brief Guide on Expensive Jewelry Designers

Jewelry has been a passion of mankind since times immemorial. Expensive jewelry designers are the sign of modern times, where people want nothing but the best. There is a number of leading expensive jewelry designers in various parts of the world. A simple online search is all that you need to locate these jewelry designers.

Chameleon Designer Jewelry by Roberto Coin

Having carved a niche for themselves these jewelry designers are always in great demand. Although their creations may be on the expensive side, they offer customers true value for their money. One can get plenty of information on these jewelry designers by visiting numerous online resources.

Gold Lion Head Ring by Roberto Coin Jewelry Designer

Any piece of jewelry is a sight for the sore eyes. It is even more so in the case of expensive jewelry designers. These days there are plenty of jewelry designers in the market trying to create a niche for their products. You can no choose from a wide range of designer jewelry these days. While the conservative types can always go in for the more sober designs, the more adventurous amongst you can always opt for the various types of latest designs.

Roberto Coin Gemstone Eagle Bracelet

Gone are the days when the word designer was only attached to clothes or other lines of fashion accessories. These days’ expensive jewelry designers are dishing out some great designs when it comes to fashion jewelry. In fact it would take only a simple online search for you to locate someone near you. You can always buy their products at leading jewelry or specialty stores now days.

White Gold Diamond and Emerald Earrings

Thanks to the advent of the internet, you can now shop for designer jewelry at various online jewelry outlets too. A simple online search can put you across literally hundreds of such online jewelry outlets. You can also find lots of information about the designers themselves at such online sources.

White, Black and Cognac Diamond Earrings

From Elsa Shiparelli to Joan Collins and Swarovski, you can find an entire lot of designers parading their products these days at various forums. While most of them have their own retail franchises, you can also find them having a significant online presence. The coming in of the internet has really simplified shopping for the people. You can now shop for the choicest of jewelry, literally at the click of a button. One of the reasons why people prefer to shop over the internet is because of the convenience factor.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

History of Earrings

Earrings – I think of them as the finishing touch to your look. They complete your fashion statement. There are earrings for all occasions – the board room, work, casual outings, your wedding, a night on the town, or a day at the beach. The first pair of earrings has been dated back to 2500 BC. Only the wealth and those of royal lines could afford expensive jewelry back then.

Garnet Earrings

There are all types of earrings – hoop earrings, stud earrings, button earrings, dangle earrings, chandelier earrings, and droplet earrings to name just a few. Earrings come in all types of materials and metals. Gold, pearls, silver, plastics, copper, gemstones, diamonds, paste, bakelite, faux stones, or glass. The list goes on and on.

Diamond Chandelier Earrings

The oldest earrings ever unearthed by archaeologists were discovered in Iraq date to about 2,500 BC. Back to 3000 BC there were two types of earrings: the hoop, and the more elaborate pendant. From 1559 B.C. to 1085 B in Egypt earplugs became very fashionable. These type of piercings and earrings are seen even on King Tutankhamen.

In the Dark Ages poverty prevailed and metal jewelry sharply declined although designs were preserved for later use. During the Roman Empire wealthy women used earrings to show off their rich status. By the 2nd century AD gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and aquamarines were used regularly.

During the Byzantine period which ran from 330-1200 AD earrings took a back burner to more elaborate body ornamentation. In the Middle Ages earrings become almost non-existent because of the elaborate hair styles, and headdresses which were ever so popular.

Greek Key Earrings

During the 16th century in Italy high collars disappeared and hair was being worn up and away from the face, so earrings began to make a comeback. In other parts of the world such as England and France it would be another 100 years or so before the high collars disappeared. As time progressed the design of earrings became much more complex. Around 1660 the girandole earring made its appearance remaining very popular for the next couple of centuries. The girandole earrings were extremely large and heavy because of the metal content [gold or silver] and the amount of gems. Made of 3 pear shaped drops on a hook. The weight was known to cause elongated ear lobes.

Diamond Dangle Earrings

In the latter part of the 18th century the pendeloque earrings became popular. They were longer than the girandole earrings but much lighter. They were the balance for the high hairdos and big wigs that were being worn.

During the early 1800, jewelers began to mount gemstones, on an open back claw setting. This allowed the light to pass through the gems enhancing their color and brilliance. By the 1850s, earrings had once again disappeared from the fashion scene. This was once again a result of changing hairstyles. The new styles that involved wearing the hair gathered in a knot at the back resulted in the ears being totally hidden. As well bonnets had arrived on the scene which also made wearing earrings rather difficult.

White Gold Knot Earrings

During the early 20th century screw backs were invented which meant women no longer had to pierce their ears. These became very popular. Some circles even began to believe piercing ones ears was rather barbaric.

Circle Earrings

After WWI shorter hairdos became very popular. Earrings were perfect for filling the space from short hair to shoulder and once again became a popular fashion statement.

During the 1920s art deco styles took hold, recognized by their straight or angled designs. Very long chandelier earrings were also quite popular during this time.

Long Diamond Chandelier Earrings

During the 1930s the clip on was invented. Because clip ons held the earring more snuggly than screw backs they became the number one choice for many years to come. Pierced ears faded into the background.

Amethyst Dangle Earrings

During the 1950s earrings were light and aerodynamic. By the 1960s earrings had become fun and innovative. Texture and color was very important. Prior to the 1960s earrings were dedicated to either evening wear or day wear with the evening wear earrings being more elegant.

Gold Abstract Earrings

During the 1960s this all changed when the distinction between what was acceptable for evening or day faded away.

By the 1970s we had entered an "everything goes" style to earrings and pierced ears had made a comeback. Women were buying earrings in large quantities for every occasion.

Hoop Diamond Earrings

Today it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t have pierced ears. Today men are as interested in earrings as women. Men often prefer studs or small hoops, they may wear one earring, two or more depending on the individual’s tastes. Children now get their ears pierced often at a very young age, even sometimes as babies.

Women may have anywhere from one set of holes to piercings right up the ear. The fashion of earrings has come a long way over the years and its here to stay!!!

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