Lia Sophia Gemstone, Silver, Gold Jewelry Sets Review
Lia Sophia Sets
Lia Sophia sets present a culmination of the brand's designer efforts. The sets comprise two or three pieces of jewelry -- a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet -- and demonstrate how various items combine with each other to achieve the effect of unity, and leave a lasting impression on the onlookers.
Sets can cost considerably more: not only because they include several pieces and incorporate more metal and materials, but also because of the extra care invested in their design. While a sole pair of earrings or a bracelet can show some risks having been taken, the same jewelry in a set creates an interdependency with the other parts, resulting in a demand for a very careful aesthetic consideration. As a result, Lia Sophia sets exhibit restraint, emphasized grace, and balance. The distinction between gem or metal oriented design enables to divide the sets into two basic categories.
Gem based sets muster all familiar Lia Sophia templates, be it the "stained glass" models that appear in separate earrings and bracelets, the stringing of earthy, almost loose-like crystals or stones, or the geometrically conscious styling (oval, heart and tear shaped gems).
Color finally becomes a crucial factor, distinguishing this segment from the precious metal pieces; the luster of gold and silver has it advantages, but can never emulate the joyful appearance of red, green, blue, or white crystals.
A notable drift shows towards the formal&dressy niche, here softened by the lacy modeling (which recurs in the slides and pendants) of the alloys. Ornamentation continues to play an important role.
The most interesting addition to this
category becomes the design that seeks a compromise in employing
metals and gems. In order to avoid overloading, the latter are
carefully interspersed, creating a breezy appearance -- and
eventually broadening the range of Lia Sophia jewelry.