Depending upon your body type, certain jewelry looks better than others and accentuates your good points. I know you know that already!
To look thinner, I recommend long chain style necklaces with dangling pendants. Do not wear a necklace where the bottom rests on the boobs. It needs to be a little shorter than that or you’ll look as wide as a battleship in your side view.
Symmetrical pins, worn alone on a coat collar or lapel or used to anchor a scarf, are an excellent look.
For earrings, long chandelier style earrings are a good look. Hoops look good on everyone. I’d avoid round, button style earrings. They tend to widen the look of the face.
Stacked bangles in a variety of patterns and colors draw attention to the wrists and can hide a thick wrist. I’d avoid tight cuffs. I also wouldn’t waste my time with a delicate bracelet, like a tennis style bracelet. If I’m going to wear a tennis style bracelet, I try to wear several constrasting looks.
When I wear rings, I tend to go for the larger stones. I want to draw attention to my hands.
I’d avoid anything tight, tight choker necklaces, tight bracelets, tight rings, cuff bracelets, tiny pins, button style earrings.
I need help identifying the maker of this copper and enamel pendant and matching earrings. The set has a bright orange background with raised flowers on the front. The backside of the set is also enameled. The pieces are of obvious high quality but I have not been able to identify the maker’s mark on the attached sticker. I’ve asked everyone I know in the vintage jewelry trade and still don’t know. If someone out there knows who this maker is, please email me! Thanks!
My kids have always hated old stuff. I’ve got these 1950s dishes that my son refuses to eat off of because the brown colors gross him out. He has his own personal bowl that no one is allowed to eat out of…the bowl is totally white. I guess he likes his white bowl because he can tell when it’s clean and that it’s not “contaminated” with the cooties of previous owners.
My daughter is the same way. For years, she has spurned my efforts to give her vintage jewelry from my collection. I can shake an old necklace at her like a voodoo totem and she’ll back out of the room. I always said to her, “I bet other girls would just love to have some jewelry”. Well, my prediction has come true. Her friend Sara loves to come over and pick through my jewelry to find the funkiest piece in the bunch. Last week, Sara took home some truly strange fuzzy Christmas wreath earrings with reindeer leaping across the front. Now that my daughter’s friends are interested in my jewelry, she is too.
So, this post is for my daughter. I’m glad that she will at least stay in the room when I drag my jewelry out to show her……