Fashionable styles of vintage jewelry


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If you look in any fashion magazine at what your favorite celebrities are wearing, you’ll find an array of semi precious gemstone jewelry adorning their earlobes, wrists and necklines. Let’s have a look at some fashion news about these kinds of gemstone jewelry.

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Fashionable styles of vintage jewelry

  1. 1. Fashionable styles of vintage jewelry If you look in any fashion magazine at what your favorite celebrities are wearing, you’ll find an array of semi precious gemstone jewelry adorning their earlobes, wrists and necklines. Let’s have a look at some fashion news about these kinds of gemstone jewelry. Different styles of vintage gemstone jewelry have become very popular in recent years amongst fashionistas and collectors. You can buy jewelry in different colors and styles to match your formal wears and party dresses. Nowadays, vintage fashion jewelry has come back. So the traditional cutting styles of gemstone jewelry are in vogue. Traditional cutting is the cut of a stone that transforms a rough stone into a sparkling and brilliantly colored gemstones. A good cut not only enhances the color and carat of the stone, but it also facilitates it to be set into a jewelry piece. Cabochon cut is the oldest and traditionally the most common cutting method. It has a flat base and slightly domed top. Buff-top cut is a variant of cabochon cut. It has a domed top but a faceted pavilion, thus it is a mix of facet and cabochon cut. Cabochon cut works on rings, usually with a single stone; pendants and gemstone fashion earrings. Mostly, gemstone with oval, round, triangles and rectangles shapes can be seen in this cut. Though any gemstone can be cut into cabochon shape, usually patterned gemstones are cut as this cut show off patterns in the stone. This cut is suitable for stones like jade, agates. Rubies can also be cut in cabochon shape, mostly opaque ones, but many times these stones are cut with facets as it allows light to shine through.
  2. 2. Almost any outfit can be complemented with gemstone jewelry. You can choose your own styles of gemstone jewelry to accompany with your dress. Colorful and Natural I have seen some emphasis on “nature” influences which sometimes shows itself in the materials such as wood or stone beads use in jewelry, but I’ve also seen a lot more “flower” and “leaf” shaped beads and pendants on the scene. Any sort of botanical or organic looking costume jewelry pieces or beads are still popular from what I’ve seen. I don’t make much, but I’ve actually had people asked me if I have anything that has “natural warmth”. Big and Beautiful It sounds like the days of dainty shiny pieces of metal jewelry are gone for the moment and the big and colorful gemstone jewelry and beads are still pretty hot right now. People are still asking for more “chunky” jewelry, sometimes with larger stones and crystals that catch the eye, sometimes with asymmetrical patterns or at least oddly cut beads and gemstones. Cocktail Rings If you’re shopping, wearing or making rings, consider “rings with bling!” Cocktail rings are generally over-the-top diamond or gemstone rings that are overly colorful, shiny and, yes, sometimes a bit gaudy. But that’s part of the fun! These go along with the bright and bold bead jewelry you might be wearing and could even match or compliment it with similar gemstones or beads. You can make cocktail rings with gemstone beads, crystal beads or just about any other shiny materials. Charms and Pendants Again, going with the bold and bright bead jewelry, what stands out more than a beautiful chain that meets with a large bold diamond or gemstone charm or pendant on the end? Modern Metals Natural and chunky are in, but there is still room for metals in beaded jewelry, especially when it is sleek and modern looking or even mixed with natural materials like wood and stone beads. There are always people who like the more “modern” beads and jewelry as opposed to the more traditional bead jewelry designs. You can buy modern beads for jewelry making or you can go for a more unique look and actually make Silver and Gold
  3. 3. Silver has been popular for the last few years and that will probably continue, but you’ll also see more gold and even two-tone chains and metals being used in both beads and jewelry pieces. Some of those silver and gold Trollbeads are excellent examples of mixed metals being used as a charm or pendant in bead jewelry pieces. Faux Foreign Influence I’m still seeing a lot of Asian and Moroccan influences in fashion, home furnishings and even jewelry. The influences don’t have to be completely genuine or “realistic” but that sense of something coming from a foreign country and past time are still popular. Even the big chain stores are catching this vibe and a lot of their house wares and jewelry give off that “Pier One” vaguely Indian or Eastern Orient vibe. When you’re creating bead jewelry necklaces or bracelets you could think about using dark wooden beads (natural) and mixing it with large metal Oriental looking coins and rings with a hole through the center to bring in the foreign feel! Colorful You’ll want to think about bright and bold, but remember that natural element! Neons and wild synthetic colors are not popular, but bright natural colors definitely are in, both in clothing and jewelry fashion. Once again, I have to turn to the color experts at Pantone who have picked out the trendy colors for 2010. Don’t forget to look at the 28 page Adobe Acrobat guide there! It’s fun and inspirational! I’m thinking about printing a few of the pages out and hanging them around my beading area for inspiration when I’m creating my jewelry.