When it comes to jewellery gold isn’t anything new. Some of the oldest jewellery discovered was made of the stuff – it was found in Queen Pu-abi’s tomb in Sumer (modern-day southern Iraq) in approximately 2600BC. In her crypt were golden beads, rings, bracelets and a headdress made of gold leaves and flowers. However, what differs from the accoutrements of early civilisations to those of today is that golden jewellery is no longer something reserved for the rich, it’s become something almost anyone can own.
Since its first use in jewellery, gold has ebbed and flowed in popularity, and in more recent history, silver dominated fashion in the 00’s. Over the past 5 years, the gold appeal has grown dramatically and now its presence in our social feed, stores and trinket boxes is undeniable. While we’re certainly not all royalty – the hue adds an element of decadence to your accessories few other types of jewellery can. Every brand has interpreted the goldrush differently; from Versace’s necklaces and rings which draw inspiration from house’s rich Italian heritage to Isabel Marant’s delicate Swarovski crystal moons.
Summer must inevitably end, however, the warm hue will keep our spirits up as we enter autumn.