Fashion trends often defy explanation. Certain fashion trends appear, whether as revivals of previous fashion trends or when major pop culture movements boost their popularity. However, various factors influence fashion movements. Whether these are social movements or even world-defining events, fashion trends are constantly ebbing and flowing with the times.
The Gothic style is making a comeback. It is not just because of the recent Netflix release of Wednesday to wide acclaim, although that may contribute to introducing gothic fashion to a younger audience. Other seismic factors brought this specific style back as something worth a second look at.
However, it’s not just the gothic style fashions in apparal but there is a preference for higher-quality gothic-style jewelry because of its innovativeness and characteristics that make them desired today. High-quality fine gothic-style jewelry provides the sophistication, versatility, the modernity and the vintage aesthetics that appeals to the senses and the soul
Why Fine Gothic Jewelry Is Gaining Its Appeal
Even when it is not trending, there is so much to love about gothic jewelry. There is a preference for quality and fine craftsmanship that fine gothic jewelry offers and has a specific appeal to the woman who prefers an edgy, darkly romantic, a lightly vintage or antique style. Factors such as current events and pop culture trends help make fine, high-quality gothic jewelry appealing to a broader audience.
This is especially true of fine gothic jewelry like Michelle Valadon’s Enlightenment Collection. Each piece in the collection is dedicated to take it to another level then it has been from the recent past and give meaning and expression and rich symbolism with a cutting edge and romanticism. Each is made with considerable effort, thoughtfulness, and care.
High-quality gothic-style jewelry is not just about aesthetics. Still, this high-quality jewelry also speaks profoundly of sensuality, mystery, and provocativeness that identify them with specific empowerment and rebelliousness, giving them an irresistible appeal and a meaning of expression of its own.
Fascination With the Sensuality and Dark Romanticism of Gothic Themes
Modern pop culture trends have brought gothic themes into the limelight in previous decades. Music has a huge influence on the goth style. It was the music scene where such musical talents such as David Bowie, Joy Division, and Bauhaus to name a few along with fans alike mixed and further developed the goth style that became part of its distinct style of expression. From the Anne Rice Vampire books and movies, and Bram Stoker's Dracula, shown in the 90’s to the Twilight series at the beginning of the 21st century, people express their fascination and interest in themes of the mystery and darkness.
The gothic couture on the runways and in fashion magazines from the 90s and up through the 2010s has had an impact that comes back every decade in some form. The gothic style resurrects with designs influencing avant-garde fashion designers and houses with themes rich in black textures and intricateness that exude sensual touches.
However, gothic design cues do not represent dark themes alone. Their subtle curves, intricate detailing, and use of prominent black or white stones such as onyx and diamonds appeal to a broader audience with sensual and seductive tastes.
High-Quality Gothic Jewelry Is Versatile
Women who are looking for a more subtle and understated way to express themselves choose jewelry that can blend in and compliment their regular wardrobe choices. Whether they belong to the gothic subculture or not, jewelry is a wearable way to stand out that makes a statement in expressing oneself without being too ostentatious.
The subtle color choice of metals and stones set gothic jewelry apart from other jewelry types. Though gothic jewelry typically has intricate and exceptional designs, it can still blend seamlessly with most wardrobe choices. It makes a great choice for the little black dress and a piece that can be paired to make a statement of its own or to compliment and highlight a style within a beautiful textured wardrobe choice. As also layered looks and textures give a sense of style, feel, and look to what the wearer may seek for an additional appeal.
Rosary-inspired necklaces, such as the Relics of Virtue and Gothic Mystique lava rock necklaces, match a wide range of clothing choices for any occasion. Their inherent beauty provides the wearer with a subtle shine, sense of edgy and of sensuality.
Bold vs. Subtle Gothic Jewelry
Big, bold, and stylish jewelry, especially earrings, are becoming more widely accepted in the last few years. This trend will likely continue into the year and beyond. Because gothic earrings are typically larger and have more detailed designs, they are being adopted by more people. The current style is reminiscent of the bold earring designs of the 1970s and 1980s. Today, gothic designs are beginning to match this preference for large earrings, such as hoops and chandelier earrings to drop earrings.
Michelle Valadon’s Midnight in Paris and Petals of Divina capture both the perfect elements of gothic design and the trending preference for bold earrings. Inspired by high gothic architecture, crafted based on the perfection of sacred geometry, and highlighted with mesmerizing and highly-symbolic stones, such as black diamonds and black onyx, they fulfill the needs of the woman who wants to stand out.
Fine jewelry pieces with subtle touches, or daintier pieces, such as the Dual Harmony necklace, are also popular because of the extra personal touch they provide that enhances trending wardrobe choices, such as seductive to subtle black tops.This intricateness and subtlety, as it works perfectly on silk, satins, and flowing fabric, are hallmarks of the timeless charm of gothic couture. These subtle fine jewelry pieces have the exquisiteness that makes a statement that speaks deeply of the wearer.
The subtle and bold statements in fine gothic jewelry also exist in fine gothic rings. These rings make a powerful statement among all ring styles because of their rich symbolic meanings or how they represent the wearer’s personal style and her exceptionality.
The Persistence of Diamonds
Among even the most classic and timeless jewelry styles, those that contain diamonds persist. People will always look for diamond jewelry because it stands the test of time. Though economic downturns can lead to a dip in spending on non-essential items like jewelry, heirloom quality jewelry can serve as an investment that will hold its value relatively well. That is why diamonds and diamond in jewelry will always retain their appeal as well as precious metals. Fine gothic jewelry styles, most significantly, are the perfect setting for exceptional stones, such as black diamonds, set in patterns that excite and inspire seekers who want to stand out and keep something that will last for generations. Black diamonds have the unique and mysterious appeal that are most sought after.
The Gardens of Adelaide has a timeless design that incorporates mesmerizing diamonds in an intricate setting reminiscent of classic European gardens. The diamonds add sparkle to its domelike shape in a perfectly-crafted mandala design that exudes a gorgeous feminine touch on any occasion.
Large Jewelry Layouts
For the woman who wants to truly stand out and express who she is by showcasing their inherent uniqueness, the large, bold, and intricate designs presented by gothic jewelry will surely catch her attention. Aside from large earrings, more substantial bracelet and necklace designs perfectly display the queenly attributes of the wearer. Moreover, the choices of metals and stones for gothic jewelry make them versatile, even if the wearer wants to showcase their sensuality and style in everyday to evening attire.
The intricate and bold layout of the aptly named “The Majestic” faceted onyx necklace is a perfect statement necklace that captures the million different sides of the wearer. Empowering, delicate, and gorgeous, its perfectly placed brilliant large stones framed by romantic silver details ideally displays the wearer’s queenly attributes.
Fine Gothic Jewelry Is Typically Made From Sustainable Sources
Dedicated handmade jewelers are very particular about their source of stones. Fine jewelry makers, such as high-quality gothic jewelry designer Michelle Valadon, are small local businesses. These are artists who conserve resources as much as they can. Makers like Michelle Valadon keep a vetted list of reliable jewelers from around the world who ensure that each gem supplied is conflict-free and free from ethical issues. Moreover, local handmade jewelers keep fair labor practices when making their jewelry. Because of the increasing consumer preferences for items made from sustainable and ethical sources, fine gothic jewelry has another compelling reason to become more popular.
Enjoy the Trending Designs of Michelle Valadon’s Enlightenment Collection
Fashion often meets the seeker’s need to set them apart with something they appreciate and that speaks poignantly to their souls. Current trends and preferences align well with what fine gothic jewelry offers: inspiring, intricate, bold, exceptional, and beautiful adornment. High-quality gothic jewelry crafted by Michelle Valadon meets the needs of the woman who wants to make a refined statement of her sensuality and exceptionality. By capturing the dark romantic, vintage, edgy, intricate aesthetic style that is versatile, and a sophisticated approach, Michelle Valadon’s Enlightenment collection is indeed the epitome of timeless gothic style.