Some women consider jewelry as a fashion unlike the products made of precious metals and stones. Plus in a couple of decades such accessories may be perceived as vintage jewelry that always come back into fashion. So, do not rush to make such findings and throw out jewelry that are out of date now. Some of them you may need in a few years, others in only a few days.
A while ago, jewelry exists for the only one reason – to make counterfeits. That is why at first it has only imitated the natural jewelry assortments and shapes. A French word “Bijou” was used before – it means simple, unique, but not the heirloom jewelry.
The vintage jewelry has its own unique niche: it found the place in the bright world of accessories thanks to the famous Coco Chanel. It was a woman who one day had changed the manner of combinations and wearing jewelry.
Every woman in her suit becomes dynamical and business-like after leaving the chamber atmosphere of boudoirs and halls. But at the same time these women needed elegant and universal jazzy things with the help of which even a minimum set of dresses receive its individuality, has an incredible look and can be easily transformed for some circumstances of time and place.
Chanel made jewelry larger and deprived them from their usual familiar delicacy. Her worldwide famous chains made from the fake silver and gold were extremely popular as stresses, but Coco did not want to lie to her clients.
The fancy weaving, the combination of matte and shiny pieces with small, large, round and flexible elements had created a real style of art.After stop being only precise and precious, the vintage jewelry by Chanel and lots of their prototypes had been producing in fairly large circulations.
The first jewelry made by Coco Chanel in a period of 20 – 40 of the last century were not marked in the usual way (there was no stigma on the back of her products). Perhaps, as she considered jewelry as the main part of the final look, Mademoiselle intentionally and only for this reason did not label her accessories (the separate lines of jewelry were not released).
The British Vogue in 1926 wrote about Chanel: “… she initiates the fake jewelry so to wear them everywhere, even on the beach …”.
In 1921 it was the first time when Chanel, along with clothes, presented jewelry in her boutique in Paris (vintage jewelry, as we understand it).
Karl Lagerfeld came in Chanel company in 1983 and was immediately blamed with maliciously for modernization and rethinking of the classic Chanel style. But after the second though, it was announced that the Chanel vintage style has gained a “new” breath.
Following Coco Chanel the artists are sometimes being naive while creating vintage jewelry, because they try to recal romanticism of the middle ages. For example, the Givenchy brand has presented to all fashionistas the wonderful necklaces in the “barbarian” style with interesting synthetic resins that look like the vintage enamel in quite wrong but almost the same as hand preformed metal setting.
One and the same boutique can offer very beautiful earrings with “magical” spirals and necklaces to customers (Pierre Balmain), stylish ensemble “Sun” from K. Lagerfeld or pearls from the Chartage brand.
The vintage jewelry are enough tender to be suitable in the different life problems and situations. So, as for an evening look there are jewelry presented in the currently popular collections of the elite companies (such as Dolce&Gabbana)and Anna Rivka is among them.
We want to finish this article with the famous Coco Chanel quote: “… jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful”. Be happy and love yourself no matter what you are wearing.
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