Unusual decorations. Part 1. Jewelry for hands and body
Phalangeal rings In ancient times, phalangeal rings had not only an aesthetic component, but also a functional one. The ancient Egyptian nobility hid poison in them, which was intended for enemies. During the Renaissance, people of noble birth wore gold phalangeal rings on the middle phalanx of the finger. Such rings were considered a symbol of a noble family and were an accessory that covered the entire finger. At all times, midi rings have been a decoration that emphasizes the sophistication of the beauty of hands. They can be seen in the paintings of artists who painted portraits. Nowadays, midi rings are gaining popularity again. There are 2 types of phalangeal rings: Maxi-ring (or long ring) – a ring for two phalanges or for the entire finger Midi ring is a miniature ring worn on the middle or upper part of the phalanx. Slave bracelet A bracelet that is connected to a ring on a finger. The word “slave” is translated from English as “slave”. One of the versions of the origin of such bracelets says that its prototype was the shackles that shackled the hands and feet of slaves. The second name of the slave bracelet is “Hathphool”, which is translated from Indian as “Hand Flowers”. These bangles are a part of Indian culture and a must-have for an Indian bride. They came into fashion in the Old and New Worlds after they gained popularity in the USA in the 20s of the last century. But the fashion for them quickly passed. Initially, slave bracelets were made of precious metals. The decorations were supposed to reflect the wealth of the family and were expensive jewelry. Today, such bracelets have gained popularity among lovers of “ethno” and “boho” styles, as well as among subcultures, which is reflected in their appearance. Often, slave bracelets are now costume jewelry made from inexpensive materials such as ordinary metals, threads and beads. Slave bracelets come in different types: Classic - a chain bracelet connected to a ring. There may be several rings on it. But most often they choose one. Instead of a ring there is a chain. Bracelet made of unusual materials. For example, beads or even textiles. Woven slave bracelets made using the macrame technique look very unusual. Bracelet on the leg. The slave bracelet can be worn not only on the hands, but also on the legs. This decoration will perfectly complement your look during a holiday at sea. Body jewelry Unusual pendants and necklaces are used to decorate the body. Necklaces have been known to people since the Paleolithic era. Traditionally they were worn around the neck of men and women. But in our time, such jewelry is worn not only on the neck. Throughout its history, humanity has come up with different types of necklaces. These include pendants decorating the back, shoulders and even the entire body. Body jewelry looks elegant on dresses. Many of these accessories are a great way to adorn your body on the beach. Sautoir The French expression “porter en sautoire” means “to carry over the shoulder” or “to carry on the back.” This is exactly how the sautoir was worn. It consisted of very long strings of necklaces or chains. The accessory could be closed or with additional decorations at the ends. There were also open sautoirs. They were worn around the neck like a scarf with loose ends. Sautoirs more than once went out of fashion, after which they were remembered again and they became popular again. The peak of popularity of this decoration falls on the Art Deco era. A regular necklace can be worn backwards to decorate the back. Likewise, a sautoir can be worn in front, and not just on the back and thrown over the shoulder. Bodychain A necklace on the body can look different. This is a thin or rather large accessory that emphasizes the waist instead of a strap. And an elegant interweaving of chains on the back, body, hips. The chain on the body is called a body chain. From English this word has a direct translation of “body chain”. Bodychain can be laconic, made from a simple chain. And it may include additional decorative elements in the form of stones, beads, beads. Bodychain looks great not only on bare skin, but also over any fashionable outfit. The sword belt pendant and necklace on the shoulders look original and elegant. Those who want to decorate their shoulders, in addition to the body chain, can pay attention to something special. Some extravagant decorations are inspired by military regalia. Those lovers of the unusual who want to decorate their shoulders may like decorations a la “epaulettes” and a la “epaulets with aiguillettes”.