Classic Jewellery: difficult to identify, easy to wear
When it comes to choosing a “cute kit” for a colleague’s birthday, “sympathizers” often admonish: choose something classic, or you never know, you can’t guess with her taste? Translated into everyday language, this means: buy something familiar and not flashy. Indeed, most often the classical style is defined “by contradiction.” For example, this is definitely not a rattling ethnicity and not a shocking avant-garde.
But must jewellery in the classical style have its own face?
What distinguishes jewellery “classics”?
The ancestors of classic jewellery can be called the jewellery of the period of classicism and empire. These artistic eras were characterized by the following details and ornaments:
– meander, laurel and oak leaves, palmettes, lion (and other) masks, griffins, sphinxes, Egyptian motifs. A variety of military-historical symbols (spirals, shields, arcs, eagles) were less common. These flawless and mythological motifs are used from time to time by modern jewellery designers.
Today, lovers of classic jewellery do not need to wear a ring with a “lion mask” to highlight their preferences. Modern jewellery classics (like any classics in principle) are:
– balance of forms, harmony of proportions, symmetry, restraint and orderliness of the decor. On the contrary, the decoration is emphasized asymmetrical or overloaded with details, catchy colors, or even defiant sizes, will hardly be considered classic.
Jewellery classics – do not confuse day and evening
Like any jewellery, classic earrings, rings and bracelets are available for day and evening. An imaginary (or real) office suit will help you find the line between “day” and “evening”. Try to mentally put it on and try on the product that interests you. If in the mirror you see an elegant person and the course of your thoughts has not changed dramatically (“and what have I, a sultry woman, forgotten at this job?”), Then you can wear the jewellery during the day. For example, on Monday – attach a cameo brooch to the lapel of a jacket. Wear a thin meander hoop bracelet on Tuesday for a stylish dress. On Wednesday – earrings with round pearls (for a dark blouse), on Thursday – with oval onyx, for a light one…. The main thing is to pull yourself together and not put it all together on Friday.
In general, no matter what clothes you work in (sundresses, jackets, dresses are countless), the viewer should mark the daytime classic decoration on you in the second or even third place. If the entire planning meeting does not take their eyes off the skein of pearls on the lady’s neck, then the colleague clearly did not feel the line …
Luxury classic in jewellery
In the treasures of royal families – that is, those who could afford everything – it is the jewellery classics that prevail.
The classic style is (as a rule) away from the trends. That is why it is so appropriate in the work of jewelers with materials of the highest standard – for example, large stones.
“Mass” classics – jewellery “for every day”
The classics are worn, as they say, in a feast, in the world, and in good people. If a modest teacher is embarrassed to wear a family sapphire too often to work, it is not a sin to alternate it, say, with the classic enamel (necessarily of a strict form and calm colors). Semi-precious and even semi-precious stones of a distinct shape and flat cut sometimes look no worse than precious treasures. But the collection can also include inexpensive silver or bijouterie jewellery with inserts of glass, cubic zirconia or rhinestones .. And even – horns or bones ..