As Marylin Monroe used to sing, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. The European jewellery survey, carried out by aufeminin.com prouves it :
85% of women dream of receiving a ring for Valentine’s Day. When it comes to looking for information about jewellery, 3 out of 4 European women turn to feminine websites.
You’ll find below the infographic developed by aufeminin.com
European women and jewellery
Although neglected a bit by today’s women, the fan remains a symbol of femininity and mystery, allowing women to hide the bottom of their faces while allowing their teasing eyes to be seen – there’s a reason why they’ve been such an inspiration to artists… and men.
The fan has been used since ancient times by women to refresh themselves with a light current of air during periods of intense heat. But this age-old object has always combined practicality with appeal, by being a real fashion accessory. In France, during the 17th and 18th centuries, it was even a work of art where royal portraits or mythological scenes were represented on natural materials such as mother-of-pearl or ivory. Flirtatious women used them like handkerchiefs, with the different ways of holding them and fanning oneself having their own specific meaning. Well-to-do women couldn’t imagine posing without their fan whilst they were being painted, hence Modigliani’s famous “Woman With a Fan” painting (1919).