The term Bohemianism emerged in france
in the early 19th century, when artists and creators began to concentrate in the lower-rent, lower class, Romanian neighborhoods. But in today, it represents a new attitude and style of expression of life that one resonates to have, in the form of creativity and carefreeness. Hence, we seem and heard about Bohemian (Boho) styles in fashion and jewelry around us. So, what is Bohemian (Boho) style really?
The Boho style stems from an aesthetic origin. Even though some of the Boho fashion roots can be linked to the hippie fashion, its personality and lifestyle have been embraced by women in a huge way. It supports femininity and therefore, far from being unisex.
You may have noticed that Bohemian or “Boho” jewelry has been making a comeback these past years. So just what is Bohemian Jewelry? It is jewelry that traditionally represents nature, with themes relating to the earth, sea and animals. Bohemian Style represents a relaxed, natural and peaceful life, with connections to the earth and the universe.
Boho fashion is recognizable with its neutral shades and pops of color, loose flowing styles put together with a fitted counterparts (example is a flowy blouse with fitted blue jeans) and relaxed fabrics.
Most often, it is jewelry made with stones, feathers, shells, beads, and sterling silver, copper or brass. It is worn alone, or in layers, is eclectic, and very personal. It represents “one of a kind” style, and is used to create an individual identity.
The pops of color in Boho fashion are often achieved with the jewelry and other accessories. Jewelry with bright interesting stones, layers of beads and fringes, and bright shiny silver. The jewelry themes that are most popular in Boho fashion include feathers, shells, stones, and animals. There are no set rules. The whole concept of Boho fashion is the freedom of individual expression, and a casual way in which you can put things together. It is your personal Boho style!
Boho jewelry can come in all types of jewelry pieces and have few constraints to what you can actually do with it. It can be versatile as long as you feel comfortable to have the jewelry accessories, that is expressive to your personality style. There are no strict guidelines to how you should wear Boho Jewelry– that has no constraint how you choose to wear the accessories. It can come in all types of jewelry pieces.
Types of Boho Jewelry
1) Boho style rings. Boho rings rarely include expensive precious stones but instead typically use accessible semi-precious gemstones. Raw gemstones are also a popular material in Boho jewelry, featuring gemstones that aren’t polished or cut into specific shapes but kept in their natural shape.
This perfect ring tells of the bohemian loves of nature and the use of labradorite and moonstone to enhance positive balance and energy, a symbolic form passed down from the ancient times. Wearing such a ring will not only brighten your life but also increase the bohemian feel of lightness and energy.
2) Boho style bracelets. There really is no limit when it comes to Boho bracelets – whether you want to stack a layer of small bracelets, or pick out a large, statement bracelet. Friendship bracelets, which typically feature handwoven patterns out of fabric, are also a popular type of Boho bracelet.
This friendship wristlet creates happiness and makes memories. Opal and fluorite gem beads are weaved and stitched into a charming, multi-colored bracelet and can be worn by layering with your other bracelets.
3) Boho style necklaces and pendants. Similar to bracelets, Boho necklaces offer limitless possibilities. Natural materials like leather, semi-precious gemstones, beads and string are common. However, it does not necessarily mean that the materials used for Boho jewelry to be restrictive. It can still be crafted into an outstanding jewelry piece like the image below. The unique piece of jewelry is fashionably handmade to inject a fun bohemian look that will be trendy to wear for any occasion, and even a perfect gift for your beloved ones, which will immensely be a pleasant surprise to her!
4) Boho style earrings are also quite rich and colorful, and typically oversized. For example, take a look at these ethnic one below which features beautiful texture and stunning color combinations.
The earrings are medium-large, with a turquoise bead in center of the delicate geometric design patterns that shows off fabulous craftsmanship, artistry and aesthetics to the eyes.
Boho jewelry also includes headpieces such as halos, tiaras or head jewelry chains. They rarely include expensive precious stones but instead, tend to focus on flowery and earthy themes made with various materials.
The most common types of Boho jewelry will include inexpensive semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, labradorite, amethyst and quartz and more accessible, natural materials, such as leather, shell, string, base metals and cord. Boho jewelry is rarely expensive, as is typical for most counterculture fashion styles. However, we do see unique and pricey Boho jewelry fashioned out of genuine pearls and diamonds in vintage workmanship.
In terms of color, Boho jewelry tends to gravitate toward green, brown, orange and yellow colors that feel more natural. Still, other color schemes are also possible with bright red or blue colors, various shades of purple and pink. This is also why gemstones are popular as they bring color to the piece. Designs typically feature geometric shapes, natural motifs like sun, stars, animals and flowers, as well as spiritual motifs such as mandalas.
Choose pieces that you’re comfortable wearing and that suit you in terms of color and size. Just because something looks great on someone else doesn’t mean that it’ll necessarily look great on you. Always pick pieces that you feel suit you.
If you’re someone who likes minimalist, understated jewelry, there are gorgeous Boho pieces that suit. Check out at MyWishBox for such choices!
Life is never dull again!