As promised, here is my Post on Vintage 20th Century Jewellery! I just love this book for all of it's information, photographs, and style. I hope you like it too! Let me know what you think!
|La Belle Otero: Spanish Dancer & Courtrsan in Jewels |
from her lovers.
|1898 Poster: Art Nouveau|
|1890 Seed pearl parure by Tiffany. Gorgeously feminine.|
|THE FEMME FATALE: Art Nouveau Brooch Circa 1900,|
|The Rococo Revival Style: Announced Wealth and Social Status.|
|Edwardian Hat Pins.|
|Divine Hair Comb set with pearls in the shape of misletoe.|
The characteristic shape of Misletoe was said to bestowe life
|The Garland Necklace emphasising the neck with an upswept hairstyle.|
|Characteristic LONG BEADS of the 1920's.|
|Illustration from Le Gazette du Bon Ton fashion magazine by Georges Barber.|
|African ivory bangles and a HUGE "barbaric" wooden necklace.|
Heiress, poet, and political activist Nancy Cunard.
|Triple strand of pearls and a large turquoise pin - Circa 1928.|
|Silent-screen star Olga Baclanova wearing bangles and cuff bracelets|
a popular jewellery item of the 1920's.
|Perfect accompaniment to the Flapper Dress: Sparkling Glass, crystal |
and silver necklace.
|Moderne Collars: Big, Bold and Glamourous!|
|Pearls, pearls and MORE pearls: Actress Kay Francis, 1935.|
|1930's Short Pearls Superseeded the Long Pearls of the 1920's|
Circa 1934 by Richelieu
|Emergence of the "REAL GEMS" came after the depression.|
Comete Diamond Necklace by Chanel - tail of 649 diamonds!
|Chanel Diamond Bow Necklace Commissioned by the |
Diamond Merchants of the Era.
|Circa 1939 - The Million Dollar "JONKER DIAMOND" weighing|
726 Carats! The Fourth Largest Diamond Ever Unearthed at the Time.
|Diamond Ear Clips by Rene Boivin.|
|Actress Irene Dunne Wearing "White on White" Style Diamond|
Bracelet - Circa 1935.
|American Costume Jewellery - Dates From 1941.|
Designed to Turn Heads.
|1940 Parure by Haskell and Hess.|
|Fine Jewellery was hard to tell from Costume Jewellery, Often the Real|
and Artificial Gems were Combined in a piece.
|Rhinestones Featured heavily in 1940's Jewellery.|
The Glam of Hollywood could be recreated cheaply!
|Floral Fantasy Pin with Curved Clip Earings - Circa 1952.|
|Christian Dior Ensemble with Regal Pearl Necklace - Circa 1956.|
|Faux Moonstone Emsemble by Mirium Haskell - Not as popular |
as couture-inspired opulent pieces.
|Shorter Hairstyles of the Era Gave Rise to the Chandelier|
|Oversized Chandelier Earings Circa 1967 and A Pair of Vendome|
|Rhinestones were ALL the Rage, Especially as a Parure!|
|Countess 'Cis" Zoltowska Designed Headpiece, Necklace nad Bracelets |
|1965 Twiggy with Yellow Plastic Daisy Earings - |
Popularised by Designer Mary Quant.
1960's Enamel Flower Brooches - "Flower Power"!
|1970's Diamond Jewellery by Bulgari. The Hippy Movement|
of the Sixties was Surpassed by a Darker, Decadent Aesthetic.
|Pierre Cardin Collar and Pendant - Minimalistic Shapes that stem from |
Scandinavian Modernism - Very Dramatic!
|Madonna! What can I say? Love the Multitude and Layering|
of Bracelets and Necklaces.
|BOLD, BRASH and BRASSY was at the Heart of 1980's Jewellery.|
|Diamonds! "White on White"! Gold! Bling!|
|Designer Theo Fennell: Diamond, Gold and Ruby's!|