Fantasy Jewelry: Make it Wearable
Even if you don’t watch HBO’s hit show, Game of Thrones, you may have noticed some of the influences that the style portrayed in this fantasy world has had on the runways. The powerful characters in this series don strikingly tailored clothing made with rich, vivid fabrics, and the jewelry that accessorize them have inspired real-life replicas and lines designed to recreate the romantic, medieval appeal. We’ve put together some tips on how to add an element of this visually stunning trend to your own look.
Reflect the clear, bright tones of the beautiful scenery pictured in the show (which is mostly filmed in Ireland, Croatia, Morocco and Iceland) with gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, amethysts and sapphires. These stones invoke a royal feel, especially when paired with a warm gold or silver, and are striking with a variety of styles; whether worn with colors to match or compliment them, or paired with simple black, it’s easy to add this magical and eye-catching element to your collection.
The powerful female characters in Game of Thrones certainly do not shy away from conspicuous, intricate pieces of jewelry. Ornate collars, chunky rings and bracelets, and even elaborate head chains make for strong impressions, with impressive results. Although these pieces may seem intimidating, they fit easily with any personal style; to avoid a “costumey” feel, allow your statement piece to be the primary focus of your outfit, and choose toned-down options for your other pieces of jewelry.
Arm Cuffs are in the limelight this season, very likely due to the influence of Game of Thrones and the other fantasy-oriented films and TV series that have been popular in the last several years. Arm cuffs can be pushed up to the mid-forearm (you can use bangles, such as the one pictured above), or worn around the bicep, depending on the boldness of the statement you’d like to make. There are a variety of styles that can create the desired effect; try darker, burnished metal in a spiral that twists around your arm several times, or combine several cuffs of various thickness for a bohemian effect.
Elements of Nature
Natural themes in jewelry, such as leaves, trees, blossoms, suns and moons have maintained their popularity for some time now. Delicately rendered likenesses of these types of images will stay the test of time and remain classic pieces of jewelry that can be worn for any occasion, but are particularly hip at the moment. Take advantage of this trend towards the mystical to find creative, beautiful pieces in this style, while they’re hitting the runways.
Copper, gold, oxidized silver and bronze make for a distinctly antiquated feel, especially when worked into any of the above-mentioned trends. Perhaps this is because these colors remind us of gladiators, knights and other characters from long ago; either way, this trend too can easily be added in varying degrees to any personal style. Thin, hammered stacking rings can add just a touch of this warrior appeal, while larger, attention-grabbing pieces, such as the collar featured on the first photo in this post, can really bring an outfit together.
If you’ve decided to add a little fantasy to your look, don’t settle for a mass-made carbon-copy; get the best custom jewelry Bucks County has to offer, and stop by Jewels by Alex for a custom-made creation. P.S. – All the jewelry featured in this blog (except on that of the Game of Thrones character in the first photo) are from Jewels by Alex!