The New Look


The hot new trend being reported by fashion magazines is for women to get rid of the sweats and hoodies, and look smart and elegant in crisply tailored, simple dresses and suits, skirts and slacks  with jackets, and, yes, a  skirt or slacks with a nice  blouse or sweater.

I can’t help but think that this “old” style of dress has been made popular again by the award-winning TV series Mad Men. The women, be they office workers, secretaries or higher-up in the corporate structure are all so nicely dressed – they look feminine and sexy. And, let us not forget the wives of the executives, who look elegant even when just going to lunch with friends, and fabulous when they are dressing up to go out.

Take note – they are all wearing jewelry.

Jeans are fine, and will always be popular, but now – really – isn’t it time for something new – a fresh look all your own? And what better way to add glamour to a new outfit than with good jewelry? This is the perfect time for a simple and elegant gold necklace, some interesting earrings, an eye-catching bracelet, or perhaps the most iconic signature piece – a good-looking brooch on that jacket lapel or dress collar. Fine jewelry with great design is an investment that will give you immediate and long-term pleasure, and garner lots of compliments.

The Mad Men series is set in the late 1950’s – 60’s. At Primavera Gallery, we have always had a big following for this jewelry, and have never felt that jewelry of these periods was out of style. We have a wonderful variety of pieces, but there is no reason to stick to period accuracy. Victorian, Art Deco, 1930’s, and 40’s jewelry all offer great and stylish jewelry, and there is certain to be something special for you.

Images from left to right: Brooch by Andrew Grima, ring by Champagnat (he designed for Dior), Bracelet by Cartier, Earrings by Tiffany & Co., 2 color 1930’s bracelet, 1960’s brooch, Cartier bracelet.

Audrey Friedman

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