'The Great Gatsby' sparks a wave of 1920s-inspired jewels
May 02, 2013
Who would have thought that the 1920s would come back in full force in 2013? Thanks to the upcoming film adaptation release of "The Great Gatsby," pearls, feathery hair pieces, intricate beading and Art Deco are here to bring drama to any fashionable lady's ensemble. In fact, major jewelry designers like Tiffany & Co. have even come out with their own Gatsby-inspired collections, some of which were featured on the characters in the movie, including leading lady, Daisy, played by Carey Mulligan.
Want to pull off one of the looks from the movie? Here are some of the most coveted pieces that have already sparked trends even before anyone's seen the film:
Pearls, pearls pearls. You can wear several long strings around your neck or knot them to add some dimension to the look. Pearls are the focal point of several Gatsby-inspired trends, not limited to just necklaces. Cushiony evening purses, diamond and pearl bracelets and chandelier earrings are only some of the other accessories you'll see worn by the women in the film, and these statement pieces can be incorporated into your own attire, too. A good place to start is with the Genuine Cultured Freshwater Pearl And Black Mother-Of-Pearl Cameo Triple-Strand Necklace, which you can pair with a little black dress for your next party or a structured skirt and top for work!
Your grandma has a whole slew of them, and soon, you'll be begging her to borrow the intricate, porcelain peacock one. Brooches are decorative pins that women often wear on jackets, sweaters or even to accentuate their waist on a belted dress. Though this look is meant to be a bit understated, it may be impossible to keep people from checking out the sparkler that you've added to your outfit. You can find ornate brooches in all different styles, but floral ones may add that Gatsby edge you're looking for. The Flower-Shaped Genuine Coral Leaf-Shaped Genuine Jade Goldtone Metal Ribbon Bouquet Pin is a beautiful, spring-inspired piece that would look fantastic pinned on your spring jacket or on the belt of your fit-and-flare dress.
Whether they're chandelier or huge, pear-shaped diamonds, the more dramatic your earrings are, the better they emulate "Great Gatsby" style. At the Tiffany & Co. event, stars came out in their best '20s-inspired attire, including Beyonce, who wore an elaborate, jeweled headpiece and equally dramatic diamond and pearl drop earrings. You can try your own version of the style with earrings like the Blue Topaz Chandelier Pierced Earrings In Sterling Silver.