Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beautiful Contradictions

Hard and soft, masculine and feminine, vintage and modern, these opposing elements seem to be finding their way in the world of contemporary jewelry. Brands like Low Luv, House of Harlow, Bijules, and Gabriela Artigas are the masters at this Art form, as you can see with their line of rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, all encompassing the theme of beautiful contradictions. Let me show you what I mean:

These hexagon rings have hard edges, which are usually connoted with masculinity. But due to their thinness, the rings come off dainty and delicate, perfect for stacking on any woman's fingers. By the way, this is available both online & in store.
Photo courtesy of Gabriela Artigas
One of the trends with bracelets, cuffs, and watches these days is boldness. The size of these wrist adornments can get pretty massive, as displayed by this Horse Bit and Coin Bracelet by Low Luv. Mix that new trend with retro Art Deco, as seen with the pyramid coin design, which is itself channeling Ancient Egypt.

Photo Courtesy of Low Luv

Contemporary jewelry is all about minimal & simple design. This House of Harlow necklace is no different. The simple black and gold theme with geometric shapes that pay homage to the 1920's Art Deco movement is simply exquisite. We actually have a similar version of this piece at the Buttons and Bows LA store.
Photo courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Everything on this earth has a counterpart, a yin and yang - masculine and feminine, hard and soft, old and new. What happens when these opposing forces combine are purely beautiful contradictions.

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