What do you think of when you imagine the roaring twenties? If you ask us, our mind goes straight to the phenomenal fashion that the ladies wore.
Those drop-waisted flapper dresses, a dusting of sequins, ample feathers, chic headbands, and oh-so-many beads. In terms of accessories, it’s the necklaces we can’t get enough of – plunging chains, often embellished with beautiful beads, pearls, and tassels. Whilst we often say less is more, the twenties definitely makes an exception!
What did they wear in the twenties?
The classic look that defines women’s fashion of the twenties was loose, straight, and slender dresses, with dropped waists. Shorter hemlines were representative of the sense of freedom that the decade brought to society. However, by day, ladies would actually dress more casually in cotton housedresses and handmade necklaces.
Meanwhile, whilst hair was worn long many women would sweep it up in a way that it appeared short – with curls to one side. Some women did however take the plunge to cut their hair into a short bob. Additionally, women would often wear hats atop these buns – which looked remarkable with their handmade jewellery!
In addition to those beaded necklaces, women wore long drop earrings that grazed their bare necks. Pearls, diamonds and other precious gems were worn with a passion.
Handmade Necklaces inspired by the Roaring Twenties
At Jewel Tree London, we find inspiration in all kinds of places. From nature, from architectural greats, unique places around the world, and from previous decades. So naturally, we’ve sourced some ideas from the revolutionary fashions of the twenties.
Whilst our selected pieces channel the charms of the twenties look, they are all wearable in your day-to-day.
Black Onyx Pendant Necklace
This line of handmade unique necklaces is one of our bestselling collections for women. The pendant jewel hangs below the breastplate and is the mark of a woman who knows she can build her own style. Although it is available with a variety of semi-precious gemstones, it is the black onyx stone that most evokes the glitz and glamour of a twenties evening. Yet, it is perfect to wear even to the office.
Baori All Season Necklace
The twenties were all about cascading lengths, so that’s exactly what we went for with this design! Handcrafted with care, these handmade necklaces are affixed with 12 stunning geometrical charms. Perfectly versatile, it is adjustable at 19″, 31″, and 37″ so you can choose the best length to work your unique twenties style. Either way, you will be sure to see jaws drop to a comparable length when you walk into the room.
Pure Logo Chain Necklace
Another example where we have taken inspiration from the styles of the roaring twenties is with this gold pendant necklace. Pure and simple, it was designed for the women who appreciate the beauty of a strong style statement and yet prefer to keep her accessories on the minimalistic side. Effortlessly chic, this necklace lets you channel a piece of the twenties in such a way that accommodates everyday life. Yet,
for a party, you can easily layer this one with other chains within your collection for the wow factor.
Baori Trinity Silhouette Necklace
We’ve taken a twist on the decade by producing this gold pendant necklace which is reminiscent of the art deco era and extremely elegant. The twenties look was extremely feminine and has been romanticised over recent decades, which is why we wanted to create something that echoed this sentiment. Available in an array of different metals, this necklace will make you feel liberated and put a spring in your step!
Whether you are planning on attending a special twenties themed party or wish to evoke the spirit of this splendid decade, we hope you’ve found inspiration in our necklace guide.
Check out the Jewel Tree London website for further pieces, new arrivals and special offers. Don’t forget that all the pieces we’ve shared today are available in gold vermeil, rose gold vermeil, and silver sterling. Furthermore, we can customise any piece upon request with precious or semi-precious stones of your choice.