Hello, everybody! We continue telling you about different styles.And today I’ve chosen geometric style.
Geometry is firmly established in our lives in the form of prints on clothes, interior designs and, of course, jewelry. And even if you proudly call yourself a humanist, let the second chance to geometry!
In this post you will find
- 1 History of geometric style
- 2 Geometrism like the idea of jewelry
- 2.0.1 Aesthetization of mechanisms and machines brought into fashion geometric, sometimes asymmetrical decorations. Abstraction and “mind games” were more important than sensuality which used to dominate the baroque and rococo styles. There was a demand for new forms that would be able to express the feeling of a new era.
- 3 From extreme to harmonious geometrism
- 4 How to wear geometric jewelry
History of geometric style
If we look attentively at all jewelry items, then we can say for sure that everything is geometry. The hoop is a circle, brooches are ovals, earrings- balls, chains and pendants are straight lines with the intersection in dot of a pendant. Since ancient times people have used simple shapes for jewelry, round buttons, oval brooches for fastening clothes, round necklaces. Geometry in lines is always visible in such accesoires. Symmetrical or asymmetrical edges, broken lines, polygonal insertion of metals. Using geometry in the last century was conceived more for easiness than for idea of craftsmen.
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Geometric shapes were previously comprehended from the natural phenomena. Golden circle – a disk of the sun, silver – moon, wavy lines – waves, steep triangles are the mountain peaks. Flora, fauna whole life around people are full of symmetry and ornaments: skin colours, fish scales, butterfly wings and patterns on them, snake skin, feathers of exquisite birds.
Bronze solar disk
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Geometrism like the idea of jewelry
Where is the dividing line between simple decorations “any form” and jewelry pieces “in the geometric style”? For example, geometric motifs in fashion jewelry are used too often today in a minimalist style.
Aesthetization of mechanisms and machines brought into fashion geometric, sometimes asymmetrical decorations. Abstraction and “mind games” were more important than sensuality which used to dominate the baroque and rococo styles. There was a demand for new forms that would be able to express the feeling of a new era.
Minimalism of form in jewelry of Sebastien Parfait
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If you notice firstly the harmony and solidity in the oval ring with an insertion of quadratic stone, it is probably a classic style. But if the first thing you notice – geometric shapes, from simple and concise (circle, square, triangle) to the more complex and asymmetrical, it is apparently geometric style. About classical jewelry, you can read in my previous post.
From extreme to harmonious geometrism
Geometry is the science of lines and shapes. Armed with these concepts, it is possible to describe “geometric” jewelry.
For example, a square.
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This piece the square air frames organize corridor perspective, where the vanishing point is a gem. This set is – a perfect example of a symmetric “geometrism” in jewelry.
Here is another example, a necklace with a triangular earrings that is symmetrical and “under the coinage”
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You can see a monumental geometrism in the necklace “Sphinx of Giza “. You will be definately in the spotlight, wearing this piece.
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By the way, more about jewelry in Egyptian style you can read here.
How to wear geometric jewelry
To avoid mistakes in your image, you should follow these tips which will help you be stylish and draw attention of people around you.
-Massive jewelry of geometric shapes always attract and focus attention on the part of the body, where it is assumed to wear them. If you have a beautiful neck, emphasize it wearing massive necklace with geometric elements.
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-Volume quadratic bracelets will make your wrists visually more elegant and big earrings emphasize the beauty of the ears and draw attention to the face.
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Massive jewelry geometric shapes can transform any outfit, giving it color, texture and chic. However, the jewelry pieces should not “compete” with the clothing. Remember, if your dress is bright enough and decorated with various elements, prints, or has an unusual neckline, the accessories must be sidelined. Their task is to become a part of the image and highlight it but not to drag the attention on them.
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But if you are a “beginner” and you are not brave enough to wear such a showy accessories, you can start with a minimalism, because the geometric jewelry pieces are not only massive, but also quite modest ones.
As soon as the strict forms and lines will be familiar to you, decide on a daring experiments! Take a look on massive earrings shaped or large necklace, based on triangles of different shapes and sizes.
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But remember that the geometric jewelry is very “independent” accessory and do not tolerate often the neighborhood with jewelry of other shapes and styles. So you have to make a decision: either a massive one accessory that will accent your image, or a more modest geometrical set consisting of earrings and a ring or a small pendant.