So it’s the week of Valentine’s Day. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and the previous week leading up to this day of romance got me to thinking about what I wanted to editorialize for you today. What comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? Now what comes to mind when you think of a stylish Valentine’s Day? That’s right, let’s dish on the bling shall we?
Lately, I’ve been reading about what’s hot in the jewelry category, what’s on the runways, what designers are pushing, and what is the must have pieces. It seems the Art Deco of the 1920s and early 1930s Jazz-era are the most popular pieces making their way to the forefront of the upcoming modern day season.
I have to say that this is my favorite style of jewelry. Each piece is so unique and people just don’t wear this type of jewelry on a regular basis anymore. Which is probably why it is making its comeback now. Every season there is a throw back to an era gone by whether it be in the jewelry we wear, or the pants and/hemlines, and even hair styles. I guess that saying about history repeating itself is true. Personally, I love it. We always need to mix in the old with the new, in my opinion anyway.
Below are some of my pieces. One necklace is new, from The Gent. One necklace my Aunt gave me and a three of the rings were my grandmother’s – genuine Jazz-era rings! Can you tell which rings were my grandmother’s and which one is the current day ring?
Television shows like HBO’s hit series Boardwalk Empire have probably been helpful in catapulting the Jazz-age jewelry to the 2012 runways. And the movies? Yes, I think Leonardo DiCaprio has a time machine in his basement and recently stayed a little too long in the roaring twenties as a young J. Edgar, and now, his latest movie, The Great Gatsby (not yet released). Oh, I’m not complaining at all. Sometimes I wish we were all in the early 1920s again, together and forever.