The History of Bracelets

Written by Sher Matsen

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The Art Nouveau period once again saw changes to fashion and jewelry. Chameleons and serpents entwined themselves around bracelets. The mystical Egyptian scarab was found on bracelets and rings. Other popular creatures included dragonflies, butterflies, bees, peacocks, swans, and even bats. This was a very figural period attached to nature. If jewelry did not depict creatures it depicted flower blossoms or flower buds.

From 1910 to 1939 women’s fashions saw sleeveless or short sleeve dresses appear. The result was flexible bracelets and bangles worn onrepparttar upper arm. These arm bracelets were often adorned with gemstones or diamonds. From 1940 to 1949 US designers were greatly influenced byrepparttar 143283 designs fromrepparttar 143284 French house of Van Cleef & Arpels. Bracelets with ribbon of hexagon lines centered on fine gemstones fastened with heavy clasps became very vogue.

From 1950 to 1960 daytime saw simpler lines for not only gold bracelets but necklaces as well. Gold mesh or twisted wire bracelets were very popular.

From 1960 to 1970 bracelets became more flexible and were often set with gems. Bangles onrepparttar 143285 other hand became more rigid and were often seen set with random diamond placements.

From 1970 to 1979 bracelets were flexible and often set with tiny baguettes. Delicate and dainty bracelets were vogue.

Fromrepparttar 143286 1980s to now bracelet fashions have been mixed and varied. Bracelet styles have become more of an individual fashion statement than a trend. Gold has always remained popular as have gems, however sterling silver has become very popular and recognized for its versatility and wearability at affordable pricing. Inrepparttar 143287 last few years we’ve also seen an increase in demand for titanium bracelets. Today a women’s fashion statement is about her! What she likes, what she feels good in. So your bracelet wardrobe can be what ever you want. Wear a dainty gem set gold bracelet or an armful of clunky bracelets, which is very vogue this season.

Your fashion statement is about who you are, so feel free to be you!

© Copyright Sher Maten, All Rights Reserved.

About the author: Sher from Estate Jewelry International have been serving customers for over 20 years, providing affordable estate jewelry, and a wealth of information on jewelry, fashion, designers, and beauty with on staff industry professionals. Please visit us at Estate Jewelry International.

Are YOU a Leader in Procrastination?

Written by Jo Ball

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And you can join them. You too can move beyondrepparttar ‘have to’ torepparttar 143212 ‘want to’. You can discover who you really are, what you really want to do. You can be a leader.

But what if you don’t act this week, this day, this hour, this minute? What if you put it off and let it go now? Well then perhapsrepparttar 143213 best moments of your life will never be. Perhaps your dreams of leadership, love, laughter and light will dissolve and then where will you be.

In twenty years you will be older, more disappointed, maybe haggard and resentful; spitting mad atrepparttar 143214 love you lost or never was; spewing that you have to work such long hours for little money and bitter atrepparttar 143215 world for denying yourepparttar 143216 wealth others have in abundance.

But who will berepparttar 143217 one to feelrepparttar 143218 hurt? Who will berepparttar 143219 one to cry onrepparttar 143220 mattress?

Not you my friend, not you.

Not you because you were a leader inrepparttar 143221 chrysalis – a leader in Procrastination.

Not you because you are not that person now. Not you because this week, this day, this hour, this minute you have changed. You have woken up to your true power. You understood that this procrastination was protecting you from stuff you have to do.

Now you have found a want with in you. A want to discover you; a want to discover your purpose; your meaning; your direction; a want to be who you really are; a want to do what you really… want!

Take that want now and do something with it now. Explore. Have fun. Open up torepparttar 143222 vast field of potentiality out there and be free ofrepparttar 143223 chains of procrastination.

You are a leader now, no longer in procrastination.

Find yourself

Jo Ball x

Coach & Founder, Unstoppable Life

At Unstoppable Life, Jo Ball (LCA, Dip) is developing the next generation of leaders who have been waiting, dormant in procrastination. These people are discovering and defining their life purpose. Join Jo’s Fr>ee newsletter now at Unstoppable Life now and go through the link on the home page to discover a mass of information other leaders in chrysalis are acting upon.

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