There are hundreds of shades of blue. Just check a Pantone color guide or a Porter Paints color fan-deck and the blues jump out at you. My focus today will be on primary blue, azure, bright blue, cobalt blue and all those other tones that are saturated with color.
Symbolically, blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Don't know how accurate that is; I leave it to the color experts. I just know blue jewelry catches my eye every time I see it.
I hope you enjoy these examples.
Enamel over Sterling Silver Pin by Albert Scharning, Norway
Detail from a Blue Ivy Bracelet
Necklace with Czech Crystals and Rhinestone Rondelles
Unsigned Pin, possibly Czech
Two Row Enamel Bracelet
Enamel Bar Pin
Silver and Enamel Pin by Paye & Baker
Detail from Silver and Enamel Bracelet by David Andersen, Norway
Wide Stacked Ring
Silver and Enamel Bracelet by Jemax, Denmark
Silver and Enamel Cuff Links by Aksel Holmsen, Norway
Unsigned Necklace and Earrings Set
Silver and Enamel Pin by Bernard Meldahl, Norway
Pin by Anton Michelsen, Denmark
Silver Pin by Meka, Denmark
Earrings by Miriam Haskell
Silver and Enamel Pin by Volmer Bahner, Denmark
Silver Pendant from Mexico
Cuff Links and Button Studs by Hickok
Silver and Enamel Earrings by David Andersen, Norway
Copper and Enamel Pin by Matisse Renoir
Silver Bracelet, Mexico
Silver and Enamel Pin by Hroar Prydz, Norway
Pin by Trifari
Pin by Sarah Coventry
Hinged Bracelet, Unmarked but probably Czech
I hope you'll think of World of Eccentricity & Charm next time you're looking for blue jewelry. To see what's available, just click here.
Please check out my other blogs on costume jewelry including the series on Colors in Costume Jewelry. Just click here.