Archive for December, 2013

Victorian Jewelry

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Victorian JewelryVictorian jewelry is world famous for its ethnic charm, academic value and the sheer class and charisma that it brings with itself. Its unique characteristics have influenced today’s modern buyers to associate old jewelry to the Victorian era. The early jewelry designs found in the Victorian era were taken from native elements like trees, birds and flowers. Early Victorian jewelry consisted of delicate designs, elaborate engravings and lights.

It is close to impossible to imitate these designs of the Victorian era. And that is why Victorian jewelry not just had great appeal in the yesteryears, but has in modern times too. In the modernized versions of Victorian jewelry, you will find unique types of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. You will get them in sets too. These sets look great and can be worn with various kinds of dresses and gowns.

Making Victorian jewelry requires the usage of various stones such as ruby, diamonds and emerald. You can select the stone depending upon your budget as well as your choice. If you go for the best Victorian jewelry producing companies, you will not be paying an huge amount either. These companies make sure the price is reasonable and justified keeping the product in mind. For all the husbands out there, if you are looking for an appropriate gift for your wife’s birthday or your anniversary, Victorian jewelry might just be the best option for you. Women know their jewelry, hence she will love the gift and cherish it for long.

You will find uniqueness in the designs such as crystals that have been reverse painted and have hunting themes like rabbits, foxes, horses on them. You will also find variety of collections such as brooches, buttons, cuff links and pendants.

Victorian jewelry is without a doubt one of the best among vintage jewelry and that is why holds such great esteem even today for jewelry lovers.

What is a Figaro Style Necklace?

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Figaro Style NecklaceNowadays with the wide variety of jewellery in the market it is very difficult to determine what is good and what is not. People are wearing unusual and different stuff everyday which is very appealing to the eye. Amongst these new jewellery comes the trendy new Figaro necklaces.

These chains can be work by both men and women depending on its width. The thicker the width the more manly is the look of it. Thin chains in silver look more feminine and look very beautiful on women. However these Figaro chains have these characteristic of curb styled flattened links. The unusual thing about these chains is that it is designed in way which is two or three links of similar length (usually shorter) followed by a long link. It depends on the chain. There may be a gap of wither two or three links at a time. ‘Figaro chain’ is a term used for any chain that follows this principle of design where two short links are incorporated between the long ones.
These chains are a break to the usual design where links of similar length and size are used. The fact that these chains can come in varying widths is another factor adding upto to their rising popularity. The designs of these chains reflect elegance and class. More suited for a masculine these chains can be worn by both genders too.

These Figaro neck pieces are an exclusivity of the Italian people since it has originated from there. These are usually worn by men accompanied with crosses or other religious crafts. “The barber of Seville” and “The Marriage of Figaro” are the two operas with their lead characters as Figaro, these operas are how the Figaro chains were inspired. Traditionally made of gold these chains can be available at traditional jewellery places.