It is not an understatement that jewelry has always been one of the most popular accessories that women have used to help add a unique style and character to their appearance. In fact the use of gold for jewelry can be dated back as far as 3000 BC in Egypt where it was the preferred metal of choice. Not only was gold rare, but it was also very easy to work with and more importantly did not tarnish. Rare golden pendants shaped into beetles and flowers from this time period can still be found on displays at museums across the world and were used as mainly a status symbol. In fact, it was not that long ago when many women wore exquisite jewelry with intricate designs that had diamonds and other rare colorful jewels, which helped them show their social status and fashionable style to not only people in their current social circle, but to new people they might meet as well.
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However, today is a different era, and with the economy suffering the last few years many women have had to cut their costs when considering non-essential purchases such as jewelry. While the times have changed and most women in today’s modern world have no desire to flaunt their jewelry and make them feel superior to everyone else, some things have not changed that much. The desire to look unique and your best is still just as an important factor today as it was back then. Luckily with fashionable, yet affordable clothes, purses, and jewelry women do not have to spend a lot of money to look their best. New upcoming hot trends in fashion jewelry, such as vintage jewelry, are become more and more popular and are allowing once considered outdated and tacky items, such as some heirlooms or inherited pieces, to once again be stylish and fashionable. The uniqueness and the story behind these pieces are not only interesting to hear, but adds character to these once outdated pieces of jewelry. Many of these can be purchased at antique stores and specialized shops, however some of them are made of real gold and can still be very pricy. With hot trends in winter jewelry involving layering vintage pieces, it is good to know what most modern fashion jewelry can help you achieve the same looks that are created with the vintage era in mind. The best part is it can now be done at a fraction of the price.
Another popular trend is not your typical style of jewelry at all. Outrageous pieces that have different shapes, designs, and colors are becoming more and more popular as many celebrities and well known female stars are not necessarily creating the trend, but simply following it. While the older trends usually focused on purchasing a few nice pieces of expensive jewelry that would go with the majority of their clothes, the modern female might purchase several pieces of stylish, yet inexpensive, jewelry to wear with one specific outfit in mind. Sterling plated fashion jewelry with cubic zirconium jewels are now the standard and nobody cares whether it is real or not.
It is interesting to see that these trends have not just affected the accessories and appearances of women, but men as well. More men are following the trend and are wearing similar jewelry such as a mens fashion necklace with a unique and stylish pendant. While the styles of the men’s jewelry compared to the women’s are very different, one thing is for sure. With the wide variety of affordable fashion jewelry available, both women and men everywhere are creating their own personalized style to express themselves in a unique and affordable, yet fashionable statement.