Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wedding anniversary gemstones

Wedding anniversaries are celebrated after one or few months after the wedding day. The first day from which the anniversaries and jubilees are counted is the wedding day – the green wedding.

During the first year of marriage anniversaries are celebrated each month. From 1 to 15 year of marriage the anniversaries are celebrated every year and later every five years. From 45 to 50 the anniversaries again are celebrated each year. After the celebration of the 50th anniversary which is called the golden jubilee the anniversaries are again celebrated every five years. In some countries wedding anniversaries are also celebrated in the partway of the seventh, thirteenth, thirty-eight, sixty-six year of living in marriage. Thirty fourth years is also celebrated.

Twenty fifth and fiftieth anniversary is related to the Medieval German‘s traditions. They used to present women living in marriage for 25 years a crown of white and silver flowers. For those who are living in marriage for 50 years – a crown of yellow, golden flowers. It is thought that the tradition of Diamond anniversaries (60 and 75 years) has originated from Great Britain, 60 year reign of Queen Victoria

Year of anniversary

Present

1

Gold

2

Garnet

3

Pearl/ jade

4

Blue topaz/ blue zircon

5

Sapphire/ pink tourmaline

6

Amethyst/ turquoise

7

Onyx/ yellow sapphire/ golden beryl

8

Tourmaline/ tanzanite

9

Lapis lazuli (lazurite)/ amethyst/ green spinel

10

Diamond/ blue sapphire

11

Turquoise/ citrine/ yellow zircon

12

Jade (nephrite)/ opal

13

Citrine/ moonstone/ hawk‘s eye

14

Opal/ agate/ bloodstone

15

Ruby/ rhodolite garnet/ alexandrite

16

Peridot/ red spinel

17

Amethyst/ watches/ carnelian

18

Cat eye or chrysoberyl/ aquamarine

19

Aquamarine/ almandine garnet

20

Emerald/ yellow or golden diamond

21

Iolite

22

Spinel

23

Imperial topaz

24

Tanzanite

25

Silver jubilee/ tsavorite/ green garnet

30

Pearl jubilee

35

Emerald

40

Ruby

45

Sapphire/ cat eye

50

Golden jubilee/ imperial or golden topaz

55

Alexandrite

60

Diamond jubilee/ star ruby

65

Blue spinel

70

Sapphire jubilee/ smoky quartz

75

Diamond jubilee

80

Ruby jubilee

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Vintage? What’s that?

It seems that lately the whole world has lost its mind about vintage things: not only vintage clothes and accessories became extremely fashionable, but also interior details and furniture has gained its popularity recently. If you are willing to become an admirer of this style and flaunt your vintage skirt or bag to your friends, you should first of all know what does the term “vintage” means.

To make a long story short, vintage is a stylish and authentic antique. A lyrical explanation would be that it is an old sweet antique having a nostalgic memory, its own story and persistent value. The term vintage has been created by the European winemakers to describe and emphasize the highest quality wine which is at least a decade old. Due to its accuracy this term was taken by the people from fashion world.

According to the designers, vintage things has gained its popularity in the ‘90s, when the European high-society started wearing authentic clothes from the wardrobes blanketed with dust when going  to the banquets. After the clever designers saw to which direction the fashion wheel has turned they scented out straight away that this is a perfect chance to raise clothing created a few decades ago to a new life and encouraged the celebrities to dress this way. Movie, music and runway stars loved the idea and during the public receptions they were already wearing dresses created in the beginning of the XX century by Yves Saint Lauren and Pierre Cardin. A massive silver bracelet created in the beginning of the XX century became even more valuable than the diamond necklaces or luxury jewellery made by Cartier.

Therefore, it didn’t take long for a vintage to find its place not only in the wardrobes of celebrities but also in the interiors – everything old and unique has become valuable. However, according to the designers, not everything you find in the junk-shops is vintage. Fashion historians claim that only clothes and accessory worn or new made in 1920-1980 can be titled as vintage. Things made before 1920 are already called antiquary. Sometimes vintage is also called a harmonic combination of retro and classic or even the high-fashion from the past. However, you don’t have to think that this fashion trend is intended only to the wealthy people. Designers and vintage style lovers snooping around the junk-shops in Paris, Milan, New York and London claim that it is possible to hunt some brilliant cheap things.

Vintage collections

Today prêt-à-porter fashion designers often search for an inspiration in the creations made by designers in the XX century. Even in the newest collections you will find hints to the gone decades: ruff skirts, blouses with floral motives, leather jackets, kilted dresses (similar to those worn by Marilyn Monroe), massive fly glasses, jackets with wide shoulders, massive disc style collars, plastic bracelets, wide hair ribbons – it seems that these things ignore the current of time.

Why is it worth to choose vintage things?

Vintage clothing can be beautifully matched with modern clothing and thus it is easy to create a unique style and refresh the whole outfit.

In the vintage shops you can find clothing or accessory that will be unique and no else will have it. It will then be an original accent of your style.

Vintage clothing made a few decades ago is healthier, since then the natural drapery untreated chemically has played the first violin.

Three tips to those who want to “domesticate” vintage style

  1. Do not try to buy everything at once. At first get a few accessories.
  2. Try vintage clothing before buying it – it is paradoxical but usually vintage clothing looks way much better when worn then that hanging on the hanger.
  3. If you do not have a style taste, be careful when choosing vintage clothing. They look great only when matched with things that are fashionable today. If you will wear vintage from head to toe, most likely you will look like an actress run away from the history drama.

Post scriptum. If you want to find out which decade vintage suits best to you, search for Youtube videos about the fashion back in that time.