The party season is upon us and what better way to dress up an outfit from day to evening, than with a pair of statement earrings.
Earring styles over the decades are a fascinating reflection of the mood of the time documenting wide ranging influences from rulers in power, politics, emerging technologies, metals and world fortunes all contributing to revolutions in style. In the time period from the 1770s to the 1970s, earrings took centre stage for day and evening wear, complementing changing styles in hair and dress.
Jewellery from the Georgian period is considered extremely rare as it is a survival from a bygone era. Jewellery parures from this time were often reset into Victorian pieces to modernise and change the look for styling purposes, the new open mounts were letting light through to better enhance the natural brilliance of fine gems. Victorian pendant earrings were set with old mine diamonds in open back mounts, hand cut and crafted to come alive under candlelight, often of an intricate design created to freely move with the wearer, catching the light and glittering with every turn of the head.
In the roaring 1920s the fashion for short hairstyles highlighting the face was offset by the indispensable accessory of the time, long pendant earrings with geometric forms, they perfectly complemented the straight low waisted dresses worn as evening wear. Dazzlingly sumptuous designs were popular in the 1950s, earrings were adorned with gem stones whether compact in design or almost touching the shoulders in articulated cascades.
Well chosen earrings can make any outfit more special and at Berganza we offer an extensive array of one off pieces that are as rare as they are outstandingly beautiful. Our specialists will explain the rich history behind each piece, from the exquisite craftsmanship of the Victorian period, to the elegance of Art Deco or for the modernist, the heritage behind some of our signed pieces from the 1970s and 1980s. Visit Berganza today either in store or online for a collection of statement earrings perfect for the party season.