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.