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Jewelry History

  • Spring 2013 Fashion Trend: Black & White

    The spring 2013 runways showcased black and white fashions in graphic patterns such as checks, stripes, and color-blocking along with black, white, and black-and-white accessories.  Whether you like the 1960s Mod look or something more classic, wear vintage costume jewelry to refresh last year’s wardrobe with this season’s trend.  You…

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  • Spring 2013 Fashion Trend: Cut-outs

    Fashionistas already know that the runways showcasing this season’s fashion trends featured lots of overlays, insets and trims in laces, eyelets and open-work knits. Style is cyclical, and contemporary fashions reference historical periods. I think today’s designers have undoubtedly been inspired by the Edwardian era, or Belle Époque (c. 1900…

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  • Vintage Bridal Jewelry: Pearls

    Pearls have been a traditional bridal accessory for generations. They have been made into necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, and rings, and have been sewn onto shoes, wedding gowns, purses, and veils. My favorite vintage pearl jewelry comes from France, where the process for making artificial pearls was born. The TruFaux…

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  • Emerald: The Color of 2013

    As soon as Pantone, the world’s authority on color, named emerald, “a lively, radiant, lush green”, as the Color of the Year, that elegant and luxurious shade started popping up in clothing and accessories in stores and on the red carpet. Emerald and other shades of green will continue to…

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