Designer Jewelry

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Articles | Comments Off

A jewellery designer or jewelry designer is a person who is responsible for rendering originally unique jewellery creations and usually constructs them as well. By profession this person would be trained in design and metalsmithing. Historically jewellery designers originated as goldsmiths in the cultural aspects of Etruscan Civilization and became more dominant through ancient Greek and Roman cultures. In Ancient Macedonia from Thessaloniki, the art of milling and rolling 24K Gold rose to the highest form and ignited the origins of what later 18th century jewelers such as the family of Castellani used in Italian archaeological jewellery.

Contemporary jewellery designers are a common attraction for almost everyone who is associated with gold creations, are often professionals with knowledge of gemology, metal smithing and rendering in order to cater to buyers.

Designs can be initiated in a special jewelers model wax or even in metal (silver) in order to create a mold where an unlimited number of the pieces can be cast in gold, silver or platinum. There is also modern jewellery making methods. These are gaining popularity and some of the styles are beading, resin jewellery, lamp work and photo jewellery.

People who wear designer jewellery on special occasions will feel more confident, according to Natasha Faith. Ms Faith, the co-founder and designer of La Diosa, said that designer jewellery demands attention and denotes power, which is increasingly important during the current troubled economic climate as people are more anxious. She told Professional Jeweler: “Jewellery is the most emotive accessory on this planet and like shoes it is to be worn on different occasions to reflect your mood.

Large number celebrities have been associated with jewelry designs all over the past days of television history. The Minogue sisters were both in the high fashion headlines for sporting a glittering array of trinkets and charms during the most recent episode of hit reality television show The X Factor. X Factor judge Dannii Minogue chose a selection of designer jewellery by Stephen Webster for Saturday’s live show, which included earrings in yellow gold and set with white diamonds. The new mum wore Stephen Webster again for Sunday’s live show, while her sister Kylie wore a glittering array of designer jewellery by Piaget that included a selection of diamond earrings and rings. Meanwhile, jewellery designer Bobby White has responded to criticism of his advertising campaign, which features a naked lady posing proactively, by claiming that controversy is good for business. Designer jewellery is expected to be popular this Christmas despite the current economic climate tightening shopping budgets for many people, according to Beaverbrook’s director Daniel Brown. Retail analyst Verdict has said that 2010 will be the best Christmas trading period for three years as they expect sales to increase by nearly two per cent to £85.2 billion with consumers forecasted to spend an extra £1.6 billion on presents and gifts.

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