In 2012, trends have once again turned to the ‘roaring twenties’ for inspiration, a decade which did wonders for the realms of fashion, and jewellery was no exception. Here’s how to add a twenties twist to your wardrobe with jewellery courtesy of Hainault based independent jewellers EK Jewellers (http://www.ekjewellers.co.uk):
Beads were big business in the 1920s, and have been going strong in recent years too. Long strings of beads were particularly popular, and are an easy way to jazz up a plain outfit. Ask your local jeweller about strings of long pearls – in every colour imaginable – or for a more cost effective option, check your local jewellery shop for long necklaces made from coloured crystal and glass beads.
As well as long strings of beads, intricate chocker style necklaces were also the rage, as were dangly, decadent earrings. Both of these options are great for party looks; your local jeweller will even be able to custom make a design to your exact specifications. Bold colours were particularly popular, so ask your local independent jeweller about the use of stones such as black oynx or green sapphires to achieve the look.
Delicate brooch designs in sparkly crystal and diamond were extremely popular during the 1920s, many of which were inspired by nature, such as motifs featuring leaves and petals. If you’re lucky enough to have an heirloom brooch, perhaps even a brooch from the 1920s itself, you could always ask your local independent jeweller to restore it to its former glory: your brooch will receive specialist love and attention from an expert at your local jewellery shop to bring it back to its roaring self.
And don’t forget the all-important 1920s’ Finishing Touch: Beautiful Headwear
Think 1920s and you think about the beautiful headpieces that the chic Charleston girls wore. This look can easily be achieved by wearing one of the aforementioned brooches in your hair.
However, if you really want to push the boat out with 2012 twenties’ trends, ask the experts at EK Jewellers in Essex (http://www.ekjewellers.co.uk)