Fashion jewellery: Avant Garde or Avant Farce?

Like art, fashion is also subjective. It lies in the eye of the beholder. But what happens when fashion is so avant-garde that it seemingly belongs only on ramps and red carpets? Does anyone actually wear it in the real world?

We decided to analyze recent jewellery trends. Our findings horrified us. Were these designers playing an elaborate practical joke on everyone? Take a look for yourself and decide.

Arm Cuffs

Aren't bangles and bracelets good enough for our hands? Can we actually use our hands to do anything while wearing these arm cuffs, we wonder. How does one eat or write? Or, most importantly, arm wrestle?!

Fantasy Ear Cuffs

This is what happens when you try to go for a geek look but end up with the eek! look. We're fans of The Lord of the Rings too, but do we really need our jewellery to make us look like Elves?


Here's a trend that should have stayed dead in the 90s. Sadly though, it's making a comeback.
Also, is it just us or do chokers look really, really uncomfortable?

Statement Necklace

Well, these necklaces certainly do make a statement. We're not sure if it's the kind of statement we want to make though.

Mineral Necklace

Precious stones are pretty. But uncut minerals? Unless you're a geologist, it's hard to see the beauty in these necklaces. What are we missing?

Tassel Earrings

While most tassel earrings look elegant, there always has to be that one designer who has to experiment with the length of the tassels. And you end up looking like part of a curtain.

Hybrid Earring-Necklace

Who decided it would be a good idea to combine an earring and necklace into the unholy abomination that is the hybrid earring-necklace?
What next? The pendant-bracelet?The tiara-bangle?

Body Harness

Is this meant to be bulletproof? Or some sort of clothing made out of gold?
We wouldn't advice falling asleep wearing one of these unless you enjoy waking up tied in knots.

Maybe we don't get "Art". Maybe we are not "sophisticated" enough. But we love our elegant, timeless jewellery. For jewellery that you can wear on the ramp and on the street, check out