Chunky Jewelry
Alexandra Wade - January 7, 2023

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Has chunky jewelry left the market? You might remember people years ago flaunting elaborate jewelry pieces for example chunky necklaces, earrings, heavy bracelets, etc. You might have observed that lesser people wear such jewelry pieces in today’s fashion world. All famous jewelry brands started selling such necklaces a few years ago but recently, such pieces are barely seen in those stores. The market for such jewelry has gone down exponentially. People have not stopped wearing jewelry at all but they have adapted to wearing minimalistic jewelry pieces for example thin necklaces, small and dainty earrings, chain bracelets, etc.

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We believe that such jewelry has left the market because designs were getting repetitive and different brands were selling the same products. Due to everybody wearing the same or similar techniques, the target market got tired of this fashion trend. Besides this main reason, all these chunky jewelry pieces have not been the most comfortable jewelry pieces as they tend to be significantly heavy. Moreover, these pieces can’t be worn with different fashion trends and outfits. The jewelry pieces that have taken over the fashion market are more versatile and can be worn easily. Moreover, another issue with chunky jewelry is storage as such big pieces require larger storage space. A significant advantage of having minimalistic jewelry is that it’s easy to store and is significantly lightweight. In some cases, these pieces lose some of their embellishments as well after which these pieces can not be worn with the same ease.

However, the statement an individual could make with chunky jewelry was much more significant than with minimalistic jewelry. There are some markets where chunky jewelry is still worn, for example, in South Asian markets. Maintenance and storage of such jewelry was always costly so it is advised to invest in inexpensive jewelry as that will help us stay updated with the current fashion market.