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Victorian Jewellery and Fashion: From Makeup to Accessories

 

Victorian times were filled with interesting and unusual trends. Unusual trends in Victorian jewellery and Fashion. The Victorian era started around 1800’s and ended in the early 1900’s in this space of time many different trends both dangerous and unusual were tried. At a time where there was no electricity or cars, many different trends took place. The Victorians are well known for their unusual trends and changes across Britain. From Tudor to Victorian times there was a big change in jewellery. People in Tudor times used to wear jewellery made up of their loved one’s hair that had died. However, in the Victorian time,s jewellery became a lot brighter and made into different shapes such as hearts and flowers. Women wore jewellery that matched their outfits and coloured gems were a lot more popular.

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Why People Wore Jewellery In Scotland: Where It Began

Jewellery in Scotland became a thing many years ago as well as all over the world. One of the first findings of jewellery was 25,000 years ago in Monaco, a necklace made out of fish bones. In Scotland, broaches were used to show authority, however, they were first used to hold clothes on together. There are also many other reasons as to why jewellery became popular. Hunters began to wear jewellery of the animals they had killed as they believed it would bring them good luck the next time they went hunting. People believed that jewellery brought them luck and guard them against illnesses. Later jewellery such as rings became a way of showing commitment to someone. There are also many different reasons for wearing jewellery in different places ranging from Africa to the Mediterranean.

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Popular Jewellery in Scotland

 

There are many different types of jewellery that are popular in Scotland, ranging from Celtic knots which symbolised infinity and never-ending cycles as well as love and friendship and religious aspects. These symbols on rings, bracelets, necklaces and broaches to this day. As jewellery became more and more popular the evolution of jewellery began. In medieval times, less well-off people’s jewellery was made from metals whereas the rich people’s jewellery was made from silver and gold. In Tudor times jewellery became more fashionable for women and it was stylish to match their jewellery to the outfits they wore. Men wore just as much jewellery as women to signify their power and wealth.

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Jewellery fit for Royalty

 

When Queen Victoria took to the throne jewellery had become more romantic. As before people used to wear jewellery with strands of their loved one’s hair in it. Jewellery became more colourful and gems were carved into shapes such as hearts and flowers. However, after King Albert died darker coloured jewellery became more popular.

 

Modern Jewellery in Scotland

 

Jewellery to this day still has the same aspects as it did in the past with the way it looks. However coloured gems have become less popular and more for occasion wear. The most popular jewellery is silver and gold. Diamonds are also a lot popular than they were in past years as they are becoming better cut to show their true beauty and delicacy.

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Jewellery Upkeep: Tips on Taking Care of Jewellery

Jewellery upkeep can be difficult to manage to keep your items looking shiny after having them for a few years. However in order to keep your items looking brand new it is important to ensure they are cleaned properly. In order to clean your jewellery it is important to know what kind it is to find the best way to clean it.  For example using water on metal jewellery can tarnish it, leaving it discoloured. Therefore it would be better to use an anti-tarnish cloth to keep jewellery metal jewellery clean. Anti-tarnish cloths also work well with most jewellery to keep them clean but for a better clean some other products would be better.

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The Best Tips for Buying Fashion Shoes to Match Jewellery

There’s nothing quite like the perfect outfit. There is few better feelings than when you manage to match jewellery, accessories, dress and fashion shoes all together perfectly. Nowadays, it is much easier to find the perfect pair of shoes. There are so many options when it comes to shoe retailers online – such as EA Fashion – who offer a wide variety of different styles, colours and sizes. Here’s your guide to buying shoes online:

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