Saturday, July 26, 2008

Glitz me

I have never been a jewelry girl. The possibility of draping diamonds over my neck never appealed to me in the slightest. In fact, I often found my self rather uninspired by jewelry on others. The glimpse of individuals who's arms, wrist and ears were loaded with carefully chosen armour filled me with much disdain and only reinforced my lack of enthusiasm. This, however, does not mean I did not wear any. Rather, that I put very little effort or money towards such items. Instead I put on a pair of $10.00 earrings I picked up at retail store and was good to go.
This sentiment has subsided in recent times. I have now found myself intrigued by offbeat items were I actually give some thought and time to in pursuit. This change in mindset got me thinking. Why did I suddenly have an interest in something I had very little interest in before? I though maybe it was a sign that my tastes were evolving or something along those lines. However, I have come to realise that this is not the case. My jewelry sensibility lies more towards sentimentality rather than fashion. With technology, vintage stores and the like I have discovered items that appear to tell a story. That are beautifully crafted items that are sentimental and not just ornate. It may seem silly but I never felt this way about jewelry before - it had always been so sterile and meaningless to me. This art form that I was showed little regard for is truly an expression of both past and present - you need only to look for it.

I have put together a list of two interesting jewelry designers that I find inspiring

  • Sea Glass Jewellery by Gina Cowen
    Gina creates jewellery made by using coloured broken glass washed up on the beach. Some of the glass used dates back to the 17th century.
  • Urth Jewellery (Image from collection - see link http://www.urthjewellery.com/)This line not only creates beautiful simple pieces but they also invest a portion of all profits back in to the communities from which the gold was mined. I think this is a wonderful idea.

5 comments:

Siljesfashion said...

I love jewelry! Especially my wedding rings. Costume is also very fun, so I do collect everything I like. Love your blog, Denevue looks fabolous in those pictures. Will link you to!

Style Addict said...

I love ur blog ...Check out my fashion blog!

Style Addict said...

I linked us =)

Style Syrup said...

Silje - although I am new to jewelry I am really enjoying it. I am starting to experiment with a bit of costume jewelry. Especialy pieces from the 70's and 20's.
I agress she is so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for adding me, I love your blog!

Style Addict - I checked out your blog and loved it. Thank you for linkng I have linked you also. :)

Endorfina said...

wonderful jewelry, wonderful blog :)

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