Bohemian Garnet Inspires Victorian Style Sweetheart Collection Jewels from Sweet Romance Jewelry Pieces Reminiscent Of Garnet And Seed Pearl Jewelry of the Early 1900s Featured in Red and Crystal Set Of Necklace, Earring, Pin And Ring
News-Antique.com - May 03,2012 - Red is the color of love and as expressed in the Victorian Garnet Sweetheart Collection from Sweet Romance, it’s a perfect gift for Mom on her special day. In the early 1900s sweetheart jewelry was given and received as an expression of sentiment between friends as well as between those with romantic interests. Herself a lover of the color red and anything Victorian, designer Shelley Cooper created a necklace, earring, pin and ring set in the festoon style introduced in the early 1900s.
“Festoon is a style where a decorative ornament hangs between two points,” explains Cooper. “My designs feature a floral and bow motif set with garnet and smoke crystals, seed pearls and vintage double twist rope chain. An oval faceted Czech garnet stone dangles dramatically inside the heart.”
Jewelry set with garnets became popular in the last part of the 1800s. Garnets were favored for their dramatic appearance against the skin and for their rich sparkle in the glow of electroliers, the new lighting of the era. As popular demand for jewelry surged after World War I, glassmakers of imitation jewels began producing stones and beads in garnet colored crystal.
“The enchantment of garnet crystal jewelry has never waned,” concluded Cooper. “My garnet jewelry collection is a confection of miniature florals, sculptural detail and graceful settings.”
If you’re a jewelry collector, we invite you to view these items on our website, www. sweetromanceonline.com. Receive a 10% discount off your first order by using coupon code NA100. If you’re a dealer we invite you to purchase from our wholesale website at www.ordersweetromance.com. Live customer service is available at 800-935-1935.
Sweet Romance Jewelry Manufacturing is an American design house and manufacturer producing the jewelry lines of Sweet Romance and Ollipop. CEO Shelley Copper is an artist, designer and historian who weaves history, beauty and imagination into jewelry designs which radiate the authenticity and spirit of many eras of fashion history. Her lines are sold to retailers and wholesalers worldwide as well as through the online jewelry boutique at sweetromanceonline.com and shelleycooper.com.