Aesthetica Magazine is a bi-monthly publication. One year is six issues of contemporary art and culture brought direct to you in the comfort of your home. Aesthetica engages with the arts both in the UK and internationally, combining dynamic content with compelling critical debate and exploring the best in contemporary arts and culture. Most of us appreciate the awe inspiring beauty of the classic fine art pieces that grace our museums and monuments. Maybe you have seen a local fine artist that produces fine art of stunning quality and beauty. Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I could have that in my home or office”?
Fine art is often very expensive due to the time and effort that has been put into the work. There is a solution to this problem. Fine art prints.
Fine art prints give you the ability to bring the classic beauty and elegance of fine art into your home or office at a fraction of the price. Modern fine art prints are also of amazing quality and continue to improve as technology makes the printing of fine art prints even more detailed and closer to the original masterpiece.
The more conventional young people (and indeed older people as well) are all sporting the new craze in charm bracelets, which are Pandora style (Pandora actually being a brand name that is often misrepresented) charm bracelets where you add tube like beads, like these, to a specially designed bracelet base.
Blockbuster films encourage many people to create jewelry like the film icons are wearing, just type Twilight jewelry into eBay and you will see the multitudinous listings there! Pagans like to wear silver and gemstone jewelry believing in its inherent healing properties.
Guys follow their local sports teams with cuff-links, bracelets and necklaces, or use jewelry to indicate their wealth, status or indeed lack thereof – surfer jewelry is increasingly more popular with brands like Joe Browns basing their whole ethos on it.
In fact it is now possible to get jewelry for your books, bags, candles, and your dining table, with candle wraps, napkin rings and wine bottle charms becoming more and more popular and affordable, beaded bookmarks seeing a rise and mobile phone and bag charms increasing in popularity.
So everyone seems to have a need for jewelry, but how essential is it actually, for how long and is the need for fashion jewelry universal, or just limited to the UK and USA?
In Victorian Britain, the aristocracy would present their debutant daughters to the marriage mart wearing jewelry that would indicate to prospective suitors that their offspring was coming from a sound financial background. Often when times were hard, the jewelry would be amongst the last things to go, in order to convince a suitor with greater prospects that their daughter was worthy of them. This kind of match would then ensure the financial security of the daughter’s family as well as herself and increase the prospects for any younger daughters to make good prosperous matches, again increasing the family’s fortunes and social standing.
Indeed since time began in this country we have used fashion jewelry to indicate wealth, status, and other thing that society deemed important.