Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Buckle jewelry (also called garter jewelry) is the best. It is probably my favorite motif in jewelry, followed closely by bows. I like buckle jewelry for a few reasons.
1.) It is classic trompe l'oeil, which is always awesome.
2.) The best examples date to the Victorian period.
3.) It is an age-old symbol of loyalty.
4.) It's fun to have a mini buckle on your finger/wrist/lapel etc. Miniature things are adorable.
5.) Buckles look tough.
I don't have a lot of buckle jewelry yet, but I'm working on it. I have two rings right now - one for wearing, one for adoring. The latter is a really nice sentimental hair-work ring, probably made in the United States around the time of the Civil War.
Feast your eyes on more buckle jewelry here.
Posted by Jean Jean Vintage at 4:00 PM