Jewelry Basics: Types, Styles and More
If you want to learn more about jewelry, you’ve come to the right place. We all have our own natural sense of jewelry style – what we are drawn to and what we shy away from – but understanding the different types of jewelry out there can help broaden your horizons and introduce you to new looks. Shop LC explores everything from different earring backs and chain types to the anatomy of a watch and the parts of a ring.
Cocktail jewelry features big, bold settings with a pronounced center stone which may include multiple surrounding stones.
Fashion jewelry, also known as costume jewelry, is traditionally made from inexpensive metals and imitation or semiprecious stones.
Vintage style jewels are more ornamented. Calling them a celebratory ode to historic time rather than replicas is "more" ideal. Taking inspiration from bygone eras like Victorian or Edwardian, the vintage jewel is more elaborated with intricate metalwork and gemstone placements. Ornate and vintage decorative effects, like halo and pave settings, intricate side diamonds, and milgrain beaded accents, are commonly observed in jewelry following this category.
Classic, as the name suggests, is not bounded by periods. With a more timeless appeal, they blur the line between old-school extravagance and modern-day minimalism. Calling them a tryst between the two wouldn't be completely wrong. Solitaire ring or three stone gemstone settings, princess-cut diamonds, baguette accents are some of the famous designing specimens falling in this category.
Modern jewelry features sleek and creative settings with a unique style. Designs may include channel, tension, bezel or flush settings, open shanks or bold stone mountings.
Artisan crafted jewelry delivers a beautiful blend of metals with rare and exotic gemstones. Each original, handmade piece is one-of-a-kind creation, made with exceptional craftsmanship.