The Victorian era ended in 1901 with the death of Queen Victoria but the fascination for it did not. Over the last century Victorian designs have been reincarnated in gold, and precious stones set in filigree work. These Victorian pieces of jewelry have become a collector’s item. Their ornate design with huge gemstones makes them unique. However in the last decade or so Victorian Styles have influenced the fashion jewelry world.
The Modern Era Victorian Style Jewelry is very affordably priced thanks to the fashion jewelry designers. They have incorporated Victorian styles in everyday wear. Today Victorian style jewelry pieces are made in gold or silver plated metal with semi precious and natural stones. Some are also using different colored glass beads to represent the colors of precious stones. Although today’s Victorian style jewelry may not have the same look, designers have managed to capture the essence of the Victorian era.
Cubic Zirconia Flower Dangle Earring
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The Victorian Era started when Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837. It spanned over 60 years from 1837 to 1901. Jewelry designs from this era were coined as Victorian Style Jewelry. All throughout this era the designs were influenced by the life of Queen Victoria.
The era started with a romantic period when young Queen Victoria ascended the throne and married Prince Albert. Jewelry designs in this period were mostly symbols of love like hearts, love knots, clasped hands, anchor and so on. Lockets that could hold a picture or a lock of hair were very popular. Gold was limited, so filigree work can be seen in the jewelry pieces of this period. Bright colored gemstones were used to reflect the happiness of Queen Victoria.
In 1861 Prince Albert died. Queen Victoria was devastated and mourned for over 20 years. During this period jewelry designs became more heavy and dark. Black onyx and garnet were used along with black enamel.
Around 1890’s the Queen finally came out of her mourning. Jewelry designs became flashy and trendy. Diamonds were used in abundance. Symbols of life like flowers and butterflies were incorporated in jewelry designs. Travel and sports were popular leisure activities. They influenced the jewelry designs towards the end of the Victorian era.
Victorian Finish White Pearl and CZT Stud Earrings and Pendent S
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The struggling economy has forced many people to penny pinch. So the trend in this recession is Fashion Jewelry that looks marvelous and you can match it with every outfit you wear. The best part is you can afford more on a small budget. This has caused a spike in Fashion Jewelry sales. Buying Fashion Jewelry in this recession can potentially save you thousands of dollars this year, without having to completely give up on jewelry.
One of the major reasons that fashion jewelry sales jumped again in 2008 was that the quality has improved tremendously. It is getting very difficult to differentiate between Fashion and Fine Jewelry. According to most studies Fashion Jewelry sales were up a staggering 42% for 2008. This number will grow in 2009. So don’t get left behind, join the millions of people who are wearing Fashion Jewelry around the world.
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