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Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry
can be characterized by the period in history in which it was made.
Art Deco period
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The Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry and Costume jewelry combine the harshness of mass production with the sensitivity of art and design. It was during this period that www.beaded-jewellery.com introduced fashion jewellery costume jewelry to complete the outfit.

According to WWw.beaded-jewellery.com, some of the characteristics of the costume jewelry in the Art Deco period were

* Free-flowing curves were replaced with a harshly geometric and symmetrical theme
* Long pendants, bangle bracelets, cocktail rings, and elaborate accessory items such as cigarette cases and holders

In the Retro period, Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry designers struggled with the art versus mass production dilemma. Natural materials merged with plastics. Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry featured produced American-made Costume jewelry that took on the American look. With the war in Europe, many European Costume jewelry firms were shut down and several designers immigrated to the U.S. Europe was in a deep depression and the U.S. was enjoying an economic recovery.

According to Schiffer, some of the characteristics of the costume jewelry in the Retro period were

* Glamour, charm, elegance, and sophistication
* Flowers, bows, and sunburst designs with a Hollywood flair
* Moonstones, horse motifs, military influence, and ballerinas
* Bakelite and other plastic resin jewelry

In the Art Modern period following World War II, Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry designs became more traditional and understated. The big, bold styles of the Retro period went out of style and were replaced by the more tailored styles of the 1950s and 60s.

According to www.beaded-jewellery.com, some of the characteristics of the costume jewelry in the Art Modern period were:

* Bold, lavish jewelry
* Large, chunky bracelets, necklaces charm bracelets,
* Poodle pins, Christmas tree pins, and other Christmas jewelry
* Rhinestones

General history of Costume Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry

Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry and Costume jewelry has been part of culture for almost 300 years. During the 1700s cheap jewellery made with glass bone wood horn pearls started getting made. After almost a century, in the 1800s, costume jewelry made of semi precious material came into the market. The use of semi precious material, Glass beads, bone and horn made the jewelry available in the hands of the common people.

But the real golden era for the Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry and costume jewelry began in the middle of the twentieth century. The new middle class desired to own beautiful but affordable jewelry, and this desire was realized by its perfect timing: it came during the machine-age and the industrial revolution. All this made possible the production of carefully executed replicas of beautiful and admired heirloom pieces.

As the class structure in America changed, so did measures of real wealth. Women in all social stations, even the working-class woman, could own a small piece of costume jewelry. The average town and country woman could acquire and wear a considerable amount of this mass-produced jewelry that was both affordable and stylish.

Many feel that the machine has spoilt the beauty of the hand-made Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry; the truth is that the machine has made Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry more affordable and has enabled people to produce enough of this jewelry to fuel the interest of millions of ladies from all around the world.

Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry and Costume jewelry was further made popular by various designers in the mid twentieth century. Some of the most remembered names in costume jewelry include both the high and low priced brands: Crown Trifari, Dior, Chanel, Monet, Napier, Corocraft and Coventry.

A significant factor in the popularisation of Fashion costume jewellery was the Hollywood movie. The leading female stars of the '40s and '50s often wore and then endorsed the pieces produced by a range of designers. If you admired a necklace worn by Bette Davis in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, you could buy a copy from Joseff of Hollywood, who made the original. Stars such as Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Russell appeared in adverts for the pieces and the availability of the collections in shops such as Woolworths made it possible for ordinary women to own and wear such Fashion jewellery.

www.beaded-jewellery.com has greatly popularized the use of faux jewelry, bringing Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry to life with gold and faux pearls. Kenneth Jay Lane has since the 1960s been known for creating unique pieces for Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Vreeland, and Audrey Hepburn. He is probably best-known for his three-strand faux pearl necklace worn by Barbara Bush to her husband's inaugural ball.

In many instances, high-end Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry has achieved a "collectible" status, and increases in value over time. Today, there is a substantial secondary market for vintage Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry Victorian jewelry. Amongst the most sought after are Miriam Haskell, Coro, Crown Trifari and Sphinx. However, there is also demand for good quality 'unsigned' pieces, especially if they are of an unusual design of Antique jewellery.

Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry is considered a discrete category of fashion accessory, and as such it displays many of the characteristics of a self-contained industry. Fashion jewelery manufacturers are located throughout the world, with a particular concentration in parts of India, where entire city-wide and region-wide economies are dominated by the trade of these goods.
As part of the supply chain, wholesalers in the United States and other major nations purchase Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry from manufacturers and typically import or export it to wholesale distributors and suppliers who deal directly with Fashion retailers. Wholesale Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry merchants would traditionally seek out new suppliers at Fashion trade shows. As the internet has become increasingly important in global Fashion trade, however, this model has been modified, as many retailers can now select from a large number of wholesalers through the worldwide web. Some of these sites also market directly to consumers who can purchase Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry at greatly reduced prices. Some of these sites include Victorian jewelry, Vintage jewelry as a separate category, while some use this term in favor of costume jewelry. The trend of jewellery-making at home by hobbyists for personal enjoyment or for sale on sites like www.beaded-jewellery.com has resulted in the common practice of buying wholesale costume jewelry in bulk and using it for parts.

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