can enliven a fashion wardrobe and bring
a dash of panache especially for one off
special occasions. Costume Jewelry
can be superb. The superb is
usually plated at least seven times with
18 or 22 ct gold. Highest grade Cubic
Zirconium man made imitation diamonds
often set in precious metals is of such
a good standard that almost everyone can
afford to have attractive Jewelry.
Jewelry styles change with the
trends of the times. These trends can be
grouped into approximate eras. Styles
can also be delineated by era names
(i.e. Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco,
etc.). Often, the eras and the styles
"blend," existing simultaneously,
flowing and melding much like a river.
obvious that the shape of a ring is a
circle. A circle has no beginning and no
end. It's the shape of the sun and of
the full moon. It's no wonder that
ancient cultures used it as a symbol of
unity, perfection and eternity. It's
believed that the circle is where the
tradition of the wedding ring might have
gotten it's start.
tennis bracelet associated with the
tennis sport game? In 1987 the former
World No. 1 woman tennis player was
playing in the U.S. Open. She was
wearing an elegant, light in-line
diamond bracelet, which accidentally
broke and the match was interrupted to
allow to recover her precious diamonds.
The 'tennis bracelet' incident sparked a
new name for the item and sparked a huge
history people have used many types of
fasteners to keep their clothes on.
In the beginning, skins, hides, and hand
woven fabrics were used for clothing.
The garments were draped or wrapped
around the body and tied with leather
straps to keep in place. Fitted
clothing was unheard of and choices in
fashion was nonexistent. However,
as the millennia passed and cultures
developed, fashion was born.
Egyptian neck jewelry evolved from
simple stringed beads to complicated
patterns and include the ‘broad collar’
and pectoral type. They were worn by
both sexes, mostly royals and wealthy
citizens. They were often buried with
their dead owners.
to Magical Arts, evil spirits were
thought to be able to enter the body
through any of its openings and take
control. The first earrings were
probably worn to bar the way to these
is known as a precious metal and much,
much more. This metal of ancient
civilizations and of modern technology
has been used as a medium of exchange
through the ages, and is an important
investment metal with a variety of