Are you an enlightened, free-spirited romantic at heart? Then why not express yourself with Boho jewelry? F. Silverman in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey has the bangles, chunky beads, layered chains, lockets, dangling earrings, and retro-tribal designs to complete your autumn outfit. Just stop by 24 Chestnut Ridge Road and ask one of our style consultants to point you to the unique statement pieces that best embody Bohemian-Chic fashion.
What is Bohemian style?
Bohemian style dates back more than 200 years. Today we associate “Boho” with artists, hippies, free spirits, and intellectuals. Flowing, colorful clothing, threadbare fabrics, and long hair are hallmarks of this “gypsy-like” counterculture originating from post-revolution France.
Without the patronage system to support their craft, many artists became nomadic vagabonds, living cheaply in unfashionable clothes. In many ways, they lived the gypsy lifestyle and made do with what they had. The artist “style” was simply a pastiche of all the different places they visited and the goods they acquired.
As the Romantic Movement took hold in the late 18th century, artists were once again exalted. The eccentric manner of dress was seen as an expression of genius. One could consider the Bohemian style to be a backlash of the restrictive Victorian Era clothing of the rich and pampered – the high-button collars, the corsets, the stiff and heavy materials.
Over time, the Bohemian style evolved to become a “work of art” in its own right. Layering, flowers and paisley patterns, nontraditional matching, ruffles, lace, loose fabrics and broad-brimmed hats became hallmarks of the style. The 1970s was a golden era for Bohemian style, as demonstrated by famous personalities like Janis Joplin, Cher, and Stevie Nicks.
Modern examples of Bohemian style can be seen in the attire of people like Mary-Kate Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Elements of Boho jewelry
From a jewelry design standpoint, Boho has never been hotter. Elements include:
- Multiple strands of necklaces at varying lengths
- Colorful chunky beaded necklaces and bracelets
- Large hoop and dangle earrings
- Mismatched jewelry
- Handcrafted jewelry
- Wood and metal bangle bracelets (layered)
- Semi-precious stones
- Oversized rings
Going Boho with your jewelry is easy — just think: layering, textured, chunky, tribal, mismatch.
Where to find Boho jewelry in NJ
F. Silverman jewelry store in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey offers an eclectic mix of styles, so there is something for everyone – whether you are looking for a contemporary engagement ring or a piece of eye-popping statement jewelry for that big NYC event you’re attending. A number of our designers – from India Hicks and Zable, to Four Keeps and Dabakarov — embody the Boho design aesthetic, so stop by to peruse our collections. If you have a particular look in mind, ask to speak with one of our custom jewelry designers to turn your dreams into a reality.