24 Aug Sixties Jewellery: Why It Is So Popular Today
If you are old enough to remember the Swinging Sixties, you will recall the amazing jewellery that young people wore in those happy years, and as fashion comes around in cycles, it is hardly surprising that people are wearing 1960s jewellery today.
If there’s any single thing that defines the Swinging Sixties, it has to be the term, ‘flower power’, which was a symbol of peace and love, and the general feeling of the young people of that era was to be closely connected to nature. Flowers are, of course, very attractive, and the sixties was a time of sex, drugs and rock and roll, with people wearing denim and bright cotton clothing.
Perhaps the most common factor of the Swinging Sixties era is the popularity of strong lines, as with the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, with squares, rectangles, triangles, oval and round shapes. If you search online, you can buy vintage jewellery at LoveAntiques.com, a leading UK antique dealer with a wide selection of 1960s jewellery items, all at very affordable prices.
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Beads played a major role in the 1960s fashion, with people wearing beads in the form of bracelets and necklaces. Beads were also added to jewellery items, alongside semi-precious stones. Even today, you can still see teenagers who wear beaded jewellery, and if you would like to view a catalogue of genuine vintage 1960s jewellery, search online for an established antique dealer, as they would have a large collection of 1960s jewellery.
The Casual Look
Sixties jewellery is ideal for the casual look and if you like Art Deco jewellery that was fashionable in the 1920s, there are online antique dealers who have a great selection of antique and vintage jewellery at very affordable prices. Bright colours with emeralds, sapphires and rubies can all be found in 1060s style jewellery, with silver being the main metal that was used to fabricate jewellery.
Native American Influence
A lot of the Swinging Sixties jewellery was influenced by the colourful designs that the Native American tribes always wore, which made good use of semi-precious stones and sterling silver. Coral and amber were also extensively used to make 1960s and 70s jewellery, and a search online will help you to find a reputable antique dealer who has many of the 1960s era jewellery for sale at affordable prices.
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Silver was mainly used when making 1960s jewellery, as it was relatively inexpensive, with many young people making their own jewellery at this time. The birthstones were also popular, and people would incorporate their birth stone into jewellery items, which made the items very special to the wearer.
If you like colourful clothing and accessories, the 1960s style jewellery is perfect and there’s no better place to find genuine vintage jewellery than the online antique dealer, and you can find a local dealer with a Google search.
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