Castellani was inspired to pursue the ‘granulation’ technique, which was perfected by the Etruscans in the 9th to 4th centuries B.C. and made Italian jewelry of this period so unique. Castellani’s passion for excellence became close to an obsession and resulted in the revival of many ancient techniques which have become some of the greatest contributions to the history of Italian jewelry making.
Fortunato Pio was joined by his two sons, Alessandro and Augusto in the 1850’s, creating and marketing their Italian jewelry designs to local, international patrons, artists and educated tourists visiting Rome. By the 1860s, popular demand for their unique styles, prompted Alessandro Castellani to establish a workshop in Naples in addition to opening shops in London and Paris. The Italian jewelry of this family won widespread acclaim leading to international expositions in Florence, London, and Paris, ultimately becoming the design that every jeweler throughout Europe wanted to …
Classes of Jewelry for Men
Men like women have some basic categories of jewelry. They fall into the groups below
- Ear Rings
Today a man’s watch can be a very valuable item of jewelry. Prices are astronomical down to logical.
Many men have more than one watch, and if they are to be used as jewelry, the best rule is to match the watch to the style of dress.
Expensive but still casual clothes can find the perfect accent in a fine golden watch with white gold instead of yellow.
The classic suit is best accented by a thin and serious watch, but also can benefit from the newer styles of designer watches.
What not to wear is very casual and inexpensive clothes with an expensive watch. This is overkills, and overstatement.
A man’s ring can be with or without stone.
The classic …
Beaded handbags can be bought at many bag and purse stores, as well as occasionally be found at accessories stores. Or you can go hunting for one at arts & craft fairs and crafters’ stores. You could even get a fun beaded handbag custom made for you by a bead crafter. Fear duplication no more. Just choose the design and the beads that you want and you’ll be set for a unique item. Beaded handbags can be works of art, too. If you like Native American art, why not try out a Native American beaded bag? This gives your outfit some culture and shows off your style.
Beaded handbags, earrings, bracelets and other accessories can be fun and trendy accent pieces for anyone of any age. Use a beaded handbag to add some fun and personality to your purse collection. You’ll look trendy while exuding your own personal sense of …
As a church leader and a father of three, though, Matthew felt an increasing need to ensure his appearance matched his growing responsibilities.
“I’ve never been very worried about what other people think, but in this case it came down to something bigger than me; my religion. When it had to do with my church calling, I felt it was important to look my best and to set a good example,” explains Matthew.
Desperate for a better answer, he turned to the Internet. Somewhere out there, he reasoned, had to be well-priced, good looking shirts for big and tall men who were more tall than big. The option of custom-made clothing never occurred to him. It sounded too expensive and difficult.
When he stumbled upon Best Custom Shirt, the made-to-order option seemed so affordable it was almost too good to be true.
“I think the terms I put in the …
The Kate Spade classic nylon handbag took the fashion world by storm in 1993 and it still remains the top choice of women the world over, which is quite amazing in the the constantly changing fashion world.
The number one thing that you will recognize about Kate Spade handbags is their clean lines. This is something that a lot of designers are after, but when it comes down to it none do it better than Kate Spade. And in addition to these clean lines it seems that every Kate Spade handbag stays in style for quite some time. In other words, when you buy a Kate Spade handbag it will surely be in style for a few years. This makes it easy to justify the amount of money this type of designer handbag will cost you.
You should find it easy to find a fabric Kate Spade handbag to suit …
Custom silicone bracelets make a great party favor for birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, and family reunions. Your guests will have a keepsake to remind them of the party for years to come. For birthdays, print or deboss the special person’s name and birth date on the bracelet. Or as a birthday party favor, using something like “Joe’s 1st Birthday” works perfectly as well. You can also use these custom bracelets as a party favor for weddings. Simply include the bride and groom’s first names and the date of the big event.
Do you have a little girl in the family? Custom silicone bracelets make the perfect gift for her. What girl wouldn’t love to own a “Daddy’s Little Princess” bracelet with her name on it? Show mom your appreciation with a personalized “World’s Best Mom – Jane” bracelet. Use your imagination and you will come …
Ordinarily you wouldn’t pay cut to join a public in your bunny slippers and sometimes when you are juggling so many balls you can become a little absent-minded concerning some subjects. For this reason, slip on shoes are a must for any mother on the go. These shoes are incredibly convenient and deliciously comfortable and they help make getting ready to run out the door a snap.
The footwear comes in a variety styles and colors that are sure to fit into any woman’s wardrobe. Slip on shoes can be found in casual styles that are perfect for stepping outside with your little for a quick trip to the market. You just step right into the shoes and you can fly out the door.
The casual slip on shoes often look of a lot like tennis shoes. Some are even have ornamental shoe laces that you never actually have to …
The jewelry has its own unique character which cannot be copied or imitated. In most cases antique jewelry is handcrafted. It has exquisite craftsmanship and a very special whimsical aura surrounding it, which sets it apart from all other jewelry, however beautiful or expensive they maybe. There is an understated classic elegance inherent in the design and styling. Though widely looked upon as being something worn by only those who are older; perceptions are gradually changing. It is now also seen as a very fashionable ornament which is quite in vogue and is worn by almost anyone, irrespective of their age group.
This kind of jewelry is not available in just any departmental store or some other normal jewelry shop, it can most often be found in niche show rooms, exclusive boutiques, and big auction houses and in antique dealer stores. These are the more reliable places from where you …
Navy dresses are flattering and elegant. Today, some even suggest that the colour is the new black. Navy suits pretty much every hair colour, skin tone and age group, and can be dressed up and down to suit the occasion. It is less harsh than black and kinder to your complexion.
Here we examine six looks to match your navy dress for formal functions.
1. Dressing for a ball
For the brave, try a bold gradient eyeliner. To make this look work, choose a cream-based eyeliner to accomplish a more defined look. Cream liners enable better blending.
2. Lip and lace
A navy dress looks stunning with a striking fire-red lip. It will add edginess to a laced navy midi dress, for a look both sweet and sexy. Choose a navy maxi dress for relaxed style.
3. Girly shades
For a soft girly look, try rose …
Buying natural fibers is very important. Try to purchase classic styles on sale in better stores or consignment stores. Purchase cotton, silk, wool or cashmere pieces on sale or at consignment stores. Incredible buys can be found at consignment stores in upscale neighborhoods. Fit is of utmost importance. Always buy pieces for your wardrobe that fit well, if your sew you can alter pieces yourself. If you find a “must have” piece on sale it may be worth investing in alterations to create the perfect fit. Purchase the following items in your classic coordinated colors and mix and match:
Several pairs of flat front, boot leg cut trousers in tan, navy and black.
Boot leg cut trousers never go out of style and are flattering to all figure types.
A pair of boot leg cut jeans that have the waistband slightly below the waist.
A twinset in your complementing color, …