Have you seen the price of gold and silver these days? It is outrageous. It’s no wonder we are seeing more beaded jewelry on the streets these days instead of gold and silver. Chunky bracelets, necklaces and earrings make an amazing fashion statement, especially with formal wear like evening gowns. The popularity of chunky Jewelry is back in full force and has been a huge success over the past summer and will likely continue through the fall and winter months. There are many reasons “chunky” is so in again.
The versatility in colors and patterns is part of the chunky look appeal in today’s modern jewelry. Whether you choose dark or pastel colors or small or huge sized beads it is totally up to you and the look you want to present. The versatility of these beads has much to do with the fact that they can be produced from natural semi-precious stones, gemstones, plastic, acrylic, wood, bamboo, pyrite (fool’s gold), glass and even nut hulls like the Kukui nut. The very fact that they can be mixed and matched with other beads and accents without a problem makes them versatile.
Various sizes and shapes make chunky beads very versatile. You will find square, cone, round, cylinder, ellipse, triangle and uneven or natural looking shaped beads in the chunky style. Regardless of the shape, these beads are considered geometric. Chunky jewelry can be colorful or themed with one color strung on nylon, silver, gold or other types of thread.
Naturally price is a factor for people who buy any kind of jewelry and the low price of beaded jewelry is highly appealing to today’s consumer. The average person can own gorgeous chunky jewelry for a fraction of the cost of gold jewelry; yet still make a huge fashion statement. Online jewelry stores like Belonda offer affordable handmade beaded jewelry.
Today, the bigger the better when it comes to chunky beads and jewelry. Many people wear them with formal wear as well as jeans and a nice blouse. A little fashion tip: Turtlenecks and any kind of high-neck top is not enhanced by large chunky necklaces. They look much better on bare skin. You can choose smaller chunky jewelry for high-neck tops such as this classic beaded coral necklace.
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