This awards season, the stars walked the red carpet in gorgeous gowns and breathtaking jewelry. Before the Academy Awards was even over, everyone was dishing about Angelina Jolie’s jaw-dropping 115-carat Lorraine Schwartz emerald earrings and matching…are you ready for this…
65-carat emerald ring. Who could forget Taraji P. Henson’s opulent 19-century Fred Leighton diamond floral necklace? Best supporting actress winner Penelope Cruz dazzled in a classic Chopard platinum necklace fashioned out of 69 carats of cushion cut diamonds. Now, we may have seen a lot of famous celebrities strut their stuff on the red carpet, but the real star of the show was a certain look: vintage. Vintage looks evoke old Hollywood glamour and it definitely made a comeback this year.
Vintage jewelry doesn’t necessarily have to be old; it just features designs that are reminiscent of the glamour and style from decades, sometimes a century, ago. If you are going for a glamorous look, let’s say a black-tie affair; try pairing a beautiful necklace with a cocktail dress. Vintage necklaces tend to be very ornate, so the rest of your jewelry needs to be minimal. Remember, a vintage piece of jewelry should always be the focal point of your ensemble. This 18k Gold over Sterling Silver Multigemstone necklace is the perfect accessory for channeling old Hollywood.
you are limited to creating looks for a cocktail party. You can incorporate a classic touch into your everyday look. Try this 10k Yellow Gold 1/4 cttw Filigree Vintage Diamond Ring to add romance to your discerning sense of style.
Wearing vintage jewelry can often add a powerful statement to your wardrobe. It shows that you are confident in your sense of style, that you are not afraid to go against the trends of the day and that you are sophisticated enough to appreciate beautiful jewelry looks from any era. Vintage jewelry is a connection into the past, when jewelry was made to accentuate a woman’s femininity.
Bernie Madoff and His Jewels
Bernie Madoff and his wife Ruth lived a privileged life. Apartments on Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, a 55.5 foot luxury yacht named “Bull”, two private planes on call, a $9 million mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, memberships at exclusive country clubs, millions of dollars worth of expensive jewelry and $3 million beachfront property on Long...
How to Cool Off Your Look for Summer
Ahhh….the lazy days of Summer. Our clothing is getting lighter, we tend to show more skin and the choices for accessories are getting bolder. This season is a great time to experiment with different accessory looks, bold color schemes and brazen designs. It’s about to get really hot…so, here are a few ideas for jewelry that will keep...
Global Jewelry Trends 2009-2010
Joolwe.com likes to keep members of our community up to date on jewelry and fashion trends. Straight from the Hong Kong Jewelry Show, we got our hands on some inside information that has the jewelry industry buzzing. The Hong Kong International Jewelry Show is Asia’s largest exhibit where jewelry designers and retailers flock to show...
Silver: all you need to know about caring for it
Silver jewelry is one of the most popular ones. Their noble cold shine attracts with its beauty and mystery.
Jewelry Interview with Ungenita Provost of Ungenita’s Beauty Blog
It’s time for another interview with a fellow blogger, fashionista and jewelry lover. We at Joolwe.com like to talk with other bloggers about anything and everything that has to do with jewelry and fashion and share it with the Joolwe community.