Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 2010: Fashion Vocabulary Feature FILIGREE

Greetings my fellow DOLLS! Jewelry has been the ultimate accessory for womens fashion for ages: 19th Century Georgian & Victorian, 20th century Art Deco & Mid Century Mod. Throughout the 20th century, American and European fashion designers used jewelry to compliment their seasonal looks. Chanel, Dior, YSL, and Givenchy all got their starts in early 20th century fashion jewelry. The golden age Hollywood stars were draped in the often inexpensive beauties due to the high craftsmenship and look of genuine stones but inexpensive cost to the Hollywood studios. Monthly, the hhdollhouse will feature modern fashion and fine jewelry designs paired with its vintage counterpart. Enjoy! -hh

Today, 21st century jewelry fashion designers and boutiques are reintroducing fashion and fine jewelry styles of the 19th and 20th century. The most noteworthy is socialite and fashion jewelry designer Gaia Repossi, who was the feature jewelry designer for Alexander Wang this fall. Repossi's eye catching designs are gold filigree. Filigree is an aged design used throughout the world as early as 5000BC. This design twists strings of silver or gold into intricate designs, often into the shape of animals and flowers.

This fantastic art and jewelry form can range in price from $38K for a Repossi filigree ring or under to a few hundred dollars for an antique/vintage filigree ring of the 20th century.

Vintage European Filigree Flower Pendant
Wear this vintage look and hundreds of other listed and unlisted vintage jewelry items in inventory at the hhdollhouse. Inquire! -hh

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