Silver jewelry perfect for spring!
Spring jewellery trends 2020
– other earrings in XXL size, decorated with fancy pendants, engraved plaques, chains, tassels and other elements;
– unpaired earrings are an absolute novelty of the spring summer 2020 season. They may consist of one small, one large earring, or each of them with a different pendant, or one could be a stud earring and the other the long earring.
– another innovative trend is solo earring, worth exposing by pinning the hair up or just revealing the side of the face with the earring;
– ear cuff popular for several seasons, boldly decorated with silver chains, pendants or crystals;
– more subtle option is ear jacket, which creates an interesting refraction of perspective, looking like two separate earrings;
– the pearl, being fashionable all the time, but this season seduces us, in both the classic and avant-garde style;
– our ankles will be adorned with an ankle bracelet;
Finally, it is worth adding, that gold jewellery will perfectly highlight the beauty of tan, while silver jewellery will be perfect for pale skin. Another trend popular in recent seasons, is mixed jewellery, for example silver with gold-plated, rhodium-plated or oxidized jewellery, so don’t be afraid to experiment with material, form and style and remember the motto of this season: the more, the better!
Symbols in jewellery
Jewellery, apart from just decorating bodies, is also associated with dating back to ancient times symbolism. Nowadays, more and more women, when choosing jewellery, does not focus just on its beauty and the material, which it was made from, but is looking for specimens that carry a certain message through which, they can express their values and beliefs. In connection with the growing demand for jewellery with a message, jewelers are increasingly referring to the jewellery symbols in their collections. If you create jewellery, whether you use symbols intentionally or unwittingly, or avoid them purposely, it’s worth knowing their meaning, or at least the most popular ones. Symbols in jewellery are most often used in the form of pendants, which can be attached to sterling silver chains, chokers or earrings hooks, as well as in the form of silver links dedicated to cord bracelets, string bracelets and necklaces or charms for pearl bracelets. Discover the most popular symbols in jewellery referring to spring and explore the story behind them.
Bees have had a huge impact on human life since ancient times, as they have always played a key role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem and the proper development of crops by pollinating plants. Albert Einstein stated that “If bees become extinct, man will have four years of existence”. In addition to the hard work of pollinating flowers, bees produce honey, that sweetens our lives and wax, that is commonly used, among others, for making candles, which give us light. Another positive feature of bees is loyalty to their family, which consists of the queen and other bees living in hive. Bees at all costs will protect their community, often even sacrificing their own lives, therefore they are an extraordinary symbol of sacrifice and protection of the family. Already in the Enlightenment, eminent thinkers presented bee society as a model to which people should strive. The rhythm of life of bee families is coordinated through the pheromones sent by the queen and an extraordinary messaging system, using various buzzing tones, smells and dance. Bees also have a great sense of orientation, they can travel long distances and thanks to the angle of incidence of sunlight and polarization of light, always find their way back.
Therefore, the bee finds a place of honor among jewellery, symbolizing diligence, care, loyalty, neatness, purity, fertility and sweetness. Most often it comes in the form of a pendant, connector, bracelet charms, stud earrings, or rings. Jewellery with bees makes perfect gift for people under the sign of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Interesting facts about bees
– bees are threatened with extinction through the widespread use of pesticides.
Butterflies are beautiful, subtle and delicate, and at the same time amazingly strong. They hypnotize us, phenomenally floating in the air and spreading the magic of colors and announcing some changes. An interesting fact is that butterflies must accumulate energy with open wings, when basking in sunny places, and the fastest butterfly can fly at speed up to 48 kilometers per hour. Butterfly in jewellery is a symbol of happiness, beauty, lightness, as well as a new beginning, internal transformation and freedom. It makes us feel happier, independent and easier to undertake life and big changes. Jewellery with butterfly mostly occurs in the form of pendant, for example, as openwork, laser cut plaque, 3D pendant, a silver pendant base dedicated to Crystals from Swarovski, but also leverback settings, threaded chain earrings for Swarovski, post earrings or rings.
Most people associate swallows primarily with the arrival of spring, but this bird has a much broader meaning in culture. The swallow symbolizes successful life changes, brings good news, and heralds new love. Because it is known for living in a monogamous relationship and connection to one place — symbolizes loyalty and persistence in love. Jewellery with swallow was often given to sailors. When the swallow sat on the bow of the boat, heralded the near arrival of land and the omen of the successful return of the sailor home. Swallow jewellery works perfectly as a pendant in the form of engraved tag, hung on a subtle silver or gold chain. To add even more charm, it’s worth to cover it with 24-carat gold or 18-carat rose gold.
Life tree jewellery
– the lotus flower seed has the ability to reproduce and bloom for 3000 years, thanks to which, it becomes the seed with the highest longevity and resistance;
– its fragrance is considered to be hypnotizing and changing the state of our mind;
Dragonflies, formerly called dragons, belong to the oldest insects. They delight us with the subtle movements and the beauty of colors, magically shimmering in the sun. Their life cycle undergoes dynamic changes in a fairly short time, begins in water, develops in the air, and ends in the ground, which is why they have become a symbol of transformation and connection with nature. The message of their behavior encourages us to avoid stagnation, to be active, take care of our mental and physical health and fully experience every day moments.
– as one of the few animals they mastered a hanging flight.
Plants, especially flowers have been delighting with their beauty and diversity for centuries. They emphasized the charm of women, influenced well-being and were a source of inspiration in many areas of life. The symbolism of flowers dates back to ancient times, when they were used to decorating statues of gods, glorify the sovereigns, pay tribute to the dead and decorate important ceremonies. Over time, flowers began to be used to express feelings and intentions. This tradition has survived to this day, and because the symbolism of flowers is based on their species, color, quantity, development of buds, and even the technique of giving them — it is worth getting to know the meaning of flowers, because ignorance in this area may end with serious faux pas.
– in the past, regarding the symbolism of flowers, men were passing messages like: you impress me, you stole my heart, you intimidate me, I think about you, I will fight for you.
Symbolism of flowers
– tulips: from these spring flowers only positive feelings flow such as: happiness from the presence of another person and great respect for them;
– carnations: often handed out during official occasions expressing appreciation and admiration, as well as acknowledgments for some effort;
– violets: symbolize longing, as well as hidden love and loyalty;
– forget-me-nots: desire for strong bonds and long relations, a common choice for grandma’s day;
– orchids: symbolize sensuality and perfection, as well as deep feelings, admiration and fascination;
– hyacinths: express regret caused by the behavior of someone. Pink hyacinths symbolize fervor and white hyacinths — sympathy;
– freesias: express respect, but also an invitation to flirt;
– daffodils: mean jealousy and love without reciprocity, as well as self-confidence and selfishness;
– lilies: symbolize purity, innocence and best wishes, but also serious intentions;
– lilacs: are symbols of crazy love and youthful joy;
– lilies of the valley: hide subtlety, delicacy, shyness and admiration;
– chrysanthemums: they are associated with sadness, the world of the dead, because they often adorn the graves of our loved ones, but that’s because of their durability and resistance to low temperatures. In fact, depending on the color, they symbolize: love, loyalty and memory of another person;
Meaning behind flowers colors
– white: innocence and purity, which is why they are so often used in wedding bouquets;
– yellow: on the one hand: they symbolize happiness and friendship, on the other: jealousy, betrayal and falsehood. They also became a symbol of rejected love, but when combined with other colors, they mean energy and optimism. They are being a safe choice in situations requiring comfort or congratulations;
– blue: symbolize friendship, loyalty and peace. It’s a safe color, so it’s worth choosing for a friend, sick person or someone who experiences a stressful stage in life;
– purple: they express sadness and regret, which is why they have become popular in funeral bouquets.
Flower jewellery — gift ideas
The symbolism of flowers is very rich, which is why it is so popular in jewellery, as earrings, rings to necklaces, bracelets, charms and cufflinks. Thanks to the fact that jewellery with flowers has always emphasized the beauty of a woman and showed affection, it has become a popular gift for such occasions as: Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, name days, anniversaries, as well as congratulations or apologies. However, considering the wide selection of jewellery with floral motifs, it is worth considering what will be perfect for the occasion. For Mother’s Day, it is worth choosing earrings with flower and join them with engraved tag in circle or heart. For Women’s Day, you can opt for bouquet of flowers connector pendant, which you can hang on a silver chain or gold chain necklace. For Valentine’s Day great idea would be an infinity charm with flowers in form of beautiful necklace. For birthday or name day it is worth choosing ear wires or silver bail dedicated to Crystals from Swarovski and create beautifully shimmering jewellery. In spring, cord bracelets with pendants reach the peak of their popularity, as well as Swarovski bracelets with pearls, silver spacers and charms. Depending on the occasion, you can choose pendants in a more casual or elegant style.
Subtle spring jewellery is also an ideal gift idea for children. In this case, the motifs are simpler, resembling children’s drawings, or shapes from cartoons or animated films. Small pendants, delicate earrings, kids bracelets or rings will certainly make many girls happy. For boys, however, we offer friendship bracelets or silver chain necklace.
Today, the rosette has become a popular talisman in jewellery, and its role is to recall balance and ensure a harmonious flow of energy. Rosette looks great as jewellery in form of earrings with rosette pendants or necklace connector or bracelet with charm. An interesting complement will be delicate rosette stud earrings.
Other spring symbols: sunflower, squirrel, dandelion and poppies
What else do we associate with spring? Sunflower, squirrel, poppies? Or maybe dandelion, which is a symbol of freedom, unlimited possibilities, survival and a new beginning? And this symbolism results from the fact that dandelion transforms into a transparent and ephemeral form, susceptible to even the most delicate gust of wind, which falls to the ground and gives new lives. It is also an allusion to falling apart into tiny pieces, in order to be born even stronger later. Dandelions are popular in form of silver pendant hung on a delicate chain, earrings base or charm for bracelet.
How to make jewellery with symbols?
1. What jewellery do you plan to make: earrings, necklace, bracelet or maybe ring?
3. How do I plan to mount pendant on the base: by using jump ring, clasp, lobster clasp, bail, spacers, separators or maybe I will opt for a bead, threaded directly through a chain, jewellery cord or other base?
4. Will the jewellery be in 925 sterling silver, or covered with gold plating, rose gold plating or rhodium plating?
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