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Bulky Jewelry – Trend or Attraction?

Sunday, 29 May 2011

bulky jewelryBulky accessories are mostly used at runways being the central element of collections, attimes. Bulky accessories are created by those who fly in their souls, to the dreams they live in and boho jewels they create cannot be blamed by critics. Modesty is something strange in this regard. Bulky and solid brooches, bracelets and necklaces are designed to accentuate the delicacy of female shapes and tell the others that such ladies are willing to go to the end or lose everything. In purpose of creating the image of a resolute person, there is no need to match elegant thin jewels to avoid attracting looks but the only bulky accessory will be enough, especially made by jewelers from precious metals or gem, plastic or wood.

When we talk about bulky accessories, the association should not be done with the African or Indian tribes dancing around the ritual fire wearing bulky accessories, bead and feathers with metal earrings and medallions. The aborigines used such accessories with the special meaning when they chose real magic items to protect their owners and bring good luck. And perhaps, bulky accessories are so much attractive for us today for this purpose.

In the Ancient Egypt they paid through attention to accessories and jewels. During the reign of the pharaoh Senusert III the jewelry reached the high peak of improvement and jewelers used to make incredibly amazing jewels for the royal family members. So, for the daughter to the pharaoh Sithathor the craftsmen made the head accessory as the golden ban with the curved sacred cobra as well as the solid golden band as a seashell. The period when Egyptian pharaohs reigned was famous for the solid massive pectorals. Pectoral is a jewel as a square plate made from gold, mainly, with the picture of the scarab bug and figurines of various Divines incrusted with a plenty of semi-precious stones. Pectorals were used mainly for ritual purposes since they were used to decorate those who passed away.

The well-known bulky golden chains with the cross come as the real jewel of the ancient citizens of Assyria and Babylonia. The members of the higher society preferred decorations from gold as long earrings, bulky bracelets from gold with the patterns of animals and Gods, sometimes.  Men used to decorate themselves with solid chains with pendants shaped as crescent or a cross. However, golden plate collars incrusted with white pearls were too famous then.

The 19th century was also famous for the passion to bulky accessories. And that was the time when jewelers created unusual bracelets which were preferred by high society ladies, most of all. The bracelet-sentiment is the golden solid band with the portrait or medallion. Sometimes the bracelet was used to decorate the hairdo of ladies to trim the Greek knots. The esclavage bracelets aka love handcuffs are not the accessory, as such. This is the accessory as handcuffs made from the gold which means the same from French language that is slavery. The bracelet consisted of a pair of bands fixed with golden chain in between in the way that one circle was fixed on the wrist while the clasped at the elbow, and the chains were shaped as the nad.

The most expensive jewel of all bulky accessories is offered by Tiffany & Co House as the necklace made from drop-shaped tiny and larger diamonds estimated for $ 2.5 mln. However, the bulkiness is expressed with the pear-shaped white diamond weighing 41.4 carats in the jewelry.

The prize for the most solid jewel in the world goes to the ring made from white gold with the natural stone Rauch topaz weighing 1250 carats there is not so solid finger of that size to wear the ring. The amazing jewel is estimated for approximately $ 3 thousand.

Celebrities who regularly appear on the red carpet treat bulky accessories with exceptional loving. A rare celebrity is seen or photo shoots without bulky accessories or luxurious jewels. So, Jessica Alba when she came for the regular Oscar Award Ceremony was noticed with the minimalist-style makeup but solid earrings by the luxury Cartier House. The brave and extreme Rihanna is really keen on massive accessories wearing bulky earrings, pendants and bracelets of various shapes and performance.

There is a tendency in the fashion industry when the word mini is considered trendy and everybody lives in mini-style wearing mini clothing, applying little makeup, unique technological dimensions like tiny flash cards to solid accessories and jewels. And the time for bigger dimensions has come.

Almost every fashion house and fashion designer has created a collection or any devoted to bulky accessories and jewels. Herewith, plenty of material is used for making them, from precious platinum with diamonds to plastic, glass and textile, which is odd but too extravagant.

Chanel brand presented solid bracelets made from plastic of various vivid colors, while Givenchy and Christian Lacroix demonstrated their liking for the attributes of the real rockers offering massive chains with cross-shaped pendants. Carrera y Сarrera often launch bulky jewels for enjoy of fans. So, the famous «cats» as solid pendants shaped as a tiger, lion or panther heads dangling on golden chain. Pendants and earrings shaped as African elephants and giraffes, or the collection Garden of Roses elaborated together with the jeweler Miriam de Ungria, a Bulgarian princess. Rings and pendants made with the perfect accuracy from the gold yellow and white incrusted with diamonds of white and brandy shade, topaz and amethysts. The price ranges from twenty thousand dollars.

The Canadian designer Elizaveta demonstrated solid jewels in her collection Supersized that evoked different reaction from the public. Long chains with the threaded various pendants and coulombs as the painted dishes, bunches of plastic flowers and other bulky accessories. However, wearing such unique accessories is in not that comfortable.

In contrast to the Canadian designer, Nadia Dafri, a French designer, applies textile when making her bulky accessories for her collections. The floral accessory for the head or necklaces is made from textile of various shades and textile is not recognized at first sight. The special technique gives the items three-dimensionality and peculiar chic usual for lifeless metals and plastic.

However, most impressive collection has been launched by the Indian and Chinese designers Laksh Pahuja and Lao. The presented jewelry as necklaces and trinkets made from transparent plastic containers filled with water and compressed air. A live golden fish isplaced inside. Such aquariums are available for 50 cents per each.

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