Friday, January 21, 2011

Winter 2011: Fashion Vocabulary Chain Link Jewelry

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. Today's fashion designers are reintroducing jewelry designs of the past. Join us on our monthly tour of fashion vocabulary & designs. The hhdollhouse will feature modern fashion and fine jewelry designs paired with its superb vintage counterpart. Enjoy! -hh

Link jewelry have fashioned womens arms since at least the Georgian era, c. 1760-1837(per Warmans). These early bracelets were made of gilt, berlin iron, and polished steel. Centuries later during the modernist, 1960s era these same designs were modified to include gold tone metals and enamel. Fast forward to 2011 and today's modern jewelry designers like Giles & Brother have designed this old world, chain link jewelry with a fanciful twist using railroad spikes. Price points for Georgian era chain jewelry range from $500 to $1500 due to their rarity. 60s or Mad Men era jewelry start at $20 and above. Designer chain jewelry like Giles & Brother start at $225.

***The HHDOLLHOUSE will be live June 24-25th! We will be selling many of our vintage fashions and jewelry prices at the Cats Pajamas Production in the Twin Cities, MN.***

Wear these fantastic vintage looks & more at hhdollhouse ebay vintage market or the hhdollhouse at etsy. We are committed to a greener earth & thank you for committing to being green by buying vintage. See you next time, DOLL! -hh