Friday 9 July 2010

Red Jewellery for that wow factor

Roses are in full bloom at this time of year and this year have been very good. These are just a few in our garden taken with the last batch of jewellery and bead photographs

Yesterday my long awaited book arrived Ethnic Jewellery From Africa, Europe and Asia by Sibylle Jargstorf - a must to read and all her books if you collect or have an interest in jewellery or glass beads.

Red features in many of the pieces of jewellery and in folk or national costume. It signifies coming of age, unmarried and so available to court - don't you love old fashion words "Are you courting?"
Somewhere in my badly functioning brain cells I remember that an experiment was done on colours and men do pay attention unknowingly to a woman wearing red much more than other colours. Wonder if it works the other way do, women feel an attraction to men wearing red? Red is also seen as the fallen or scarlet woman. Red light in a window, the old way of displaying what goods are available inside...

Incidentally blue is the colour for married women - a colour that I rarely wear. Green and purple colours - now what does that say about me....

So wear red or use red accessories, if you are single and looking for a partner and see what happens!

Red clip on button earrings which are faceted in plastic.

Red bead and silver wired jewellery set of a necklace and bracelet - very modern.

Father Christmas earrings of course in red and white.
As for men in red - the only men I can think of renowned for their red attire is Father Christmas and clowns!! Above red checkered cufflinks.

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Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.