Why does a certain piece of jewelry call out our name?
Why is a single piece of jewelry able to transform us?
Jewelry is sensual.
One of the most famous portraits of a nude woman is a piece by renowned artist, Manet, entitled "Olympia" which depicts a nude woman wearing earrings, a necklace and a ring. The feelings evoked by this painting are ones of admiration, not only for the beauty of the portrait itself, but also for the ease of the subject in his work. How beautiful Olympia looks in her adornment…radiant, demure and confident enough in her own skin to be drawn nude. Simply imagine the feel of the jewelry against your skin…the coolness of the metal against the warmth of your body,jewelery conveys the sensualness that Manet saw as he painted his subject.
Jewelry is glamour.
Marlene Dietrich wore her cabochon emerald and diamond earrings and necklace in several of her films including "Shanghai Express." Zsa Zsa Gabor wore her own diamonds in several films including, "For the First Time." Barbra Streisand is known for her Art Deco jewelry collection. And the world associates Elizabeth Taylor With diamonds, especially for the diamond ring given to her by one of her famous husbands, appropriately Named the Taylor-Burton Diamond weighing in at 69.42 carats.
Jewelry is timeless.
Jewelry never goes out of style. While fashion is dictated by trends and is subject to the wear and tear of time and the gluttony of moths, jewelry lasts a lifetime. With proper care, jewelry survives many lifetimes.
Jewelry is royalty.
Throughout history, jewelry has been associated with royalty. Cleopatra was said to have worn her emeralds lavishly. Queen Elizabeth II indulges in her aquamarine necklace, bracelet, earrings and tiara, which she often wears for state occasions and diplomatic receptions. Katherine the Great owned one of the world's largest sapphires weighting in at 337 karats.
Jewelry is an heirloom treasure.
Your wedding ring is a treasure that will be worn for a lifetime, unlike your wedding dress, that will only be worn once. Even if you lovingly kept your wedding dress, hoping your daughter would one day wear it, chances are not very likely. By that time, the fabric may be discolored, moths may have dined, or the dress simply will no longer be fashionable. In contrast, your wedding ring will be worn every day, then handed down as a family heirloom, generation after generation, positive proof that jewelry stands the test of time.
Jewelry is a gift from nature.
Amazingly, precious metals, and gemstones were created much by accident as a result of heat and natural forces in the earth. Diamonds as old as 3 billion years are shaped by rock and molten lava. Sapphires are washed down into the alluvial deposits of riverbeds, bright blue colors marking their presence. The green color of emeralds, members of the beryl family which are often colorless minerals, is a result of minute traces of chromium found in the stones, and although these natural elements appear hard and rough around the edges when first excavated from the earth, with the assistance of man's artistry; cutting, polishing, heating and shaping, these gifts from nature are transformed into beautiful adornments.