“Well,” you may ask, “isn’t jewelry romantic by it’s very nature?”
To some extent this is true, but we wear jewelry for any number of reasons that are not romantic… to look sophisticated, to look professional, to impress our friends and neighbors.
So what about the romance of jewelry?
In this case I’m talking about romance in a broader sense than simply relationships.
Something more like this definition from the dictionary:
“A quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life”
That wonderful fission, that bit of a chill that you get from something that is just, well, more than day to day life.
Romantic jewelry is that jewelry that makes you feel special, different, like a princess or a prince. That jewelry that takes you out of your normal hum drum life each time you put it on. The little something extra that comes of wearing something truly special.
Perhaps that is why gold is such a popular metal for jewelry. I love silver and platinum and there are other metals (titanium comes to mind) that make great jewelry, but there is nothing...