In my recent article - http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art14878.asp
- I discuss this season's new trend toward jewelry fashions of the 1940s.
Many of these designs incorporate lots of flashy, sparkly glass rhinestones.
I've noticed that rhinestones have never been extremely popular in my neck of the woods, Northern California. However, sparkly, glitzy brooches and parures (matching jewelry sets including a necklace, bracelet, earrings and often a brooch) have, I believe, always had a following in other parts of the U.S.
What is your experience with this? How many rhinestones do you see shining off the sweaters, lapels, and hats of your friends and neighbors? Where do you live?
Most importantly, what are your thoughts about the new trend? Are you tempted to add a glitzy rhinestone brooch to your skirt, handbag, or collar this season - or do you find them a little too-too shiny . . . ?
Give us your thoughts!