Hello priscilla I am glad that someone is making a serious work on
your subject I could have a long conversation on it, but since this
is email I�ll try to keep it short, simple and contemporary since
examples of the meaning of jewelry and the power and status it gives
to the wearer have been numerous throughout time, starting with the
chaman�s magical ornaments all the way to the crown�s jewels that
besides opulence have been a symbol of hierarchical status for
hundreds of years.
Most of the jewelry I�m requested to make is either for really large
or small people since the standard does not fit. Jewelry as any
other accessory compliments not only what the person wears but helps
to enhance the person�s body.
For example I�ve had short clients that think that any dangling
earring will make them look shorter but on the contrary slim
dangling earrings will make them look taller if the earrings have
the right length, these slim long dangling earrings most of the time
are too long and would have probably touched their shoulders which
makes them look short necked. That�s why custom made jewelry in this
case provides the chance to measure that short person�s body to make
a pair of earrings which will probably make the person look taller.
Other problem area is the hands mostly big hands that besides the
ring size which they never seem to find the proportion ofthe entire
ring is wrong, sometimes one can stretch the ring but it will still
look small just by the proportion it has with the width of the
finger. men�s rings seem to have this problem. Big strong hands can
carry really enormous rings without looking out of proportion.
The material used is most of the time regarded as the thermometer
for how luxurious the jewel is, For example the use of gold,
platinum and precious stones. However in contemporary jewelry it is
greatly accepted the use of other less expensive materials if the
design is ingenious or innovative enough. That would lead us to
designer jewelry, designer logos and designer icons which sometimes
are by themselves a symbol of status for thewearer.
I hope this helps, if this is what you wanted and need to discuss
any of the subjects I�d be glad to help you can write to me to my
address firstname.lastname@example.org I would be very grateful if I could
read your finished work.
Julieta Odio Bernardi