In this day and age, pop stars have a very big role in society with not only their art, but their influence on people is huge through their social media, heavy rotation of their music on the radio, fashion sense, and latest trends. Every little thing they do is dissected by hardcore fans whether they like it or not. One thing we know is certain is that we love the jewelry these pop superstars wear on the red carpet. The earrings! The necklaces! The rings! Check out the list we’ve made of our favorite jewelry accessories worn by some of today’s top pop singers who never shy away from the music charts or best dressed lists!
We’ve been talking lately about the looks that women can put together for engagements, summer, and for all seasons. But what we haven’t discussed yet is: guys’ jewelry! Yes, those humble members of the other 49% of the population exist; and yes, they wear jewelry too. But the problem is that the sartorial standards of the more macho sex tend to be, well. Slightly less sparkly than the standards of women. But let’s take a look below, and see if we can find some jewelry styles that can work for both the jar-openiest men in the room and the ladies in their lives that want them to have a little flair.
Bikinis, sunglasses, shorts, and tans: all of these elements are necessary components of any lady’s summer ensemble. But how should a modern-day sun-worshipper arrange her jewelry to match with the rest of her look when June rolls around? Below, we’ll pick a few different pieces and match them with a certain look, and you can judge for yourself:
The tricky thing about seasons is that we’ve got four of ’em, and they’re all different. So, let’s say that your significant other is thinking of popping the question, and they’ve already started hinting that they want your input regarding what kind of ring you want.
There’s a science about picking the right engagement ring for you, and the season of the engagement is one of the important factors of that choice: You’ve got to get a ring that matches the aesthetic of the season, and symbolizes it forever, after all! So below, we’ll be looking at a few prominent brands’ engagement rings to help you hint to your special someone what you want to be wearing on your finger for the rest of your life.
Because of their proximity to the worlds of high fashion and the avant-garde, celebrities often get their hands on pieces of stunning, unique jewelry that ordinary people could never hope to touch. However, Long Jewelers, in both their jewelry stores and on their website, offers a little of that stunning luxury to the average people, and below, we’ll be taking a broad cross-section of the company’s offerings to compare them to earrings worn by celebrities and the elite:
“Girl, look at that ring!”
The idea that there’s only one kind of engagement ring is just as mistaken as the idea that there’s only one kind of engagement. The diversity of rings in the modern era, offered by retailers like Medawar Jewelers and Frank Jewelers, means that the style that matches your unique tastes and the ideas you’ve had about being a bride is available at your fingertips.
Below, we’re going to take a look at some of the pieces on display to figure out which engagement ring might fit best with your future wedding.
“Give me what you bear on your left arms!” Tarpeia said to the Sabines when she opened the gates of Rome to their armies.
While Tarpeia was woefully mistaken about what the Sabines were going to give her (a barrage of shields instead of their jewelry), the way her story subtly involves bracelets invokes a historical-mythological connection to the jewelry that can be found all over the world. Below, we’ll talk about a few interesting stories that involve bracelets, and where you can find modern replicas of the storied pieces:
Humans have been wearing jewelry as fashion since the first time ochre was painted on a person’s skin and shells were woven into their hair. While jewelry has, in the millennia since its introduction, been used to signify political status (military badges, for example), religious affiliation (crosses and Stars of David), and cultural affiliation (mangalasutra), the original nature of jewelry as “self-beautification” has continued into the modern era. Jewelry for the sake of fashion — “fashion jewelry”, appropriately — comes in a wide variety of styles, but more often than not, contemporary fashion jewelry comes in the form of rings. But what is it about fashion jewelry that motivates people beyond sociopolitical reasons?
To look at the pieces that ArtCarved puts on display immediately brings to mind the Art Deco period, appropriately enough for a brand that celebrates 167 years of excellence. Many of the designs that ArtCarved has put created for its vintage and classic collections are riffs on designs created by the bijoutiers-artistes and bijoutiers-joailliers that graced the workshops of Paris and Nancy; and also the brilliance of the Great Depression-era artists who designed airy works out of minimal resources. Experimenting during a period of time stretching from 1910 to 1940, Art Deco jewelers played with conventions of cut, stone, and geometry to design styles that remain timeless. With a generation of fiancées looking back to their grandmothers’ and great-grandmothers’ generations as inspiration for their contemporary style, ArtCarved’s art and engagement rings are both “vintage” and “absolutely modern”.
Something we think people might like more than the main character and heroine in movies or books is when the ultimate villain is female because there’s much more wicked intent and manifested cruelty behind a villainess’ secret agenda. Even though no woman should wish to be like any of these evil women on our list of villain inspired jewelry, there is still something to admire them for like their tenacity and alluring beauty (for only some of them of course).