They say that every woman should have a basic black dress, because of its versatility.
The many functions to which it can be carried. Combine it with a jacket to make a different look, add accessories and possibly have more looks. So, to the topic of this article, fashions, trends or classics. What does that mean for today’s women and their jewelry? What do you want to have in your collection, the latest fashions, this season’s fashions or really classic pieces? So let’s examine all three.
First fashions. A fad refers to something that becomes popular in a culture relatively quickly, but loses popularity dramatically. So is there a place for fads in your jewelry collection? Yes, but I recommend not spending too much on parts. Those pieces that everyone wears. And yet, maybe they are that piece of fashion jewelry that you love. That you can see yourself using over and over again. That’s the piece you want to invest the most in, especially if you’re sure it won’t end up in your daughters’ play clothes trunk.
Now, not all fads become trends, and thank goodness many don’t, if they made exactly what goodwill stores would sell. We’ve all had our share of fads, the things we look at later and think what you were thinking. The photo we wish was never taken. Thank goodness those jewelry fads don’t stay with us for long. That something else moves to take its place. It is arguable that a fad that remains popular for a significant period of time typically loses its importance in current popular culture as it evolves and becomes accepted in the everyday culture of a society as trends (e.g. television, internet, music, video games).
A fad that became a trend and I think has now become a staple of jewelry designs is the Y necklace in 1995, you could see it on the necks of many celebrities, so everyone wanted one. But soon the Y necklace will be made with all kinds of materials, chains, crystals, precious stones and many more. So now you have a hot trend.
The current trends in jewelry are deep, warm and majestic tones, also transparent crystals and even natural elements such as wood, which was popular in the hottest summer styles. And the current trend in metals is towards warmer toned metals. The bright and shiny metals give it a modern look, while the browns of the aged metals give it a dreamy feminine look. The other trend is to mix elements of velvet with cotton. Multi-strand chains with different chain styles and sizes. Ribbon, natural fibers and even threads will set the trend this fall.
One of the biggest trends in handcrafted jewelry was the chandelier earring. They are slowly being replaced by some longer, skinnier styles. The needle earring will be the thing this fall. For me, trends are the pieces that go with more than one outfit and have the versatility to be worn day and night. But more than anything I think that jewelry trends are made by you more than anyone or anything. Your personal taste determines what is a trend for you. The pieces that you have that if they break, you just have to replace them. The look you say your friends when they see, they say Susan would love that. Fashion forecasters can decide the colors of new designs and the type of fabric those designs are made on. But they cannot decide our personal tastes.
So what is a trend for you? Is it what you have to have because everyone around you has one or is it the style that suits you best? Something you feel better wearing. The design you love and desire in all the colors and materials in which it is made.
And now to the classics for me these are the pieces that as they say never go out of style. Simple diamond stud earrings, a knotted pearl necklace, you get the picture. These are the pieces in which you invest that you plan to leave to your children that your grandmother and your mother left you. They are the ones that are given for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas and any other special occasion. Your first diamond is something a woman never forgets.
I just gave my daughters their first diamond. A diamond pendant that was made from my mother’s wedding ring that was left to me. This is the classic piece that will endure through all the fads and fashion trends that may come and go. They go with those pieces because we love them and they have that special meaning in our lives.
I have heard that a woman will spend a little money on fashion, even on trend. But the classic piece is the investment that she will have and enjoy. Wear it with pride and know that she is always in style. So the bottom line is that fads, trends and classics all have a place in her jewelry collection. Every woman has the right to feel good about herself and the things she wears. She remembers to have fun and enjoy your treasures.