The Jewelry Insider

March 30, 2010

Don’t miss these 5 must-have spring jewelry trends fresh from the fashion taste-makers. Some of the looks will surprise you.

Jewelry.com searched far and wide for the hottest spring jewelry trends for
your wardrobe, and while there are some tried-and-true staples still shining
bright, a few new ideas are making our hearts skip a beat.

Get Cuffed

The layered bangle and cuff trend we first spotted last year on the Fashion
Week runways is still making a grand showing. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a
smattering of sparkle on her arms during the Oscars and top designers – from
Marc Jacobs to Diane von Furstenberg – are featuring them in their latest
collections.

The Spring 2010 interpretation is all about mix-and-match. Wear costume with
diamonds. Wood with gold. Vintage with modern. Anything goes this season – which
is good news for recycling those orphaned styles that haven’t seen the light of
day in a while.

Channel the Animal

One trend we love coming out of the Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show this
week is a new zoo review of fine jewels from the animal kingdom.
Chopard
celebrated their 150th anniversary with a couture creature line
that puts Noah’s Ark to shame, with other designers featuring everything from
snakes to butterflies.

So whether you’re all about the monkey business or partial to puppy love, put
a splash of the wild kingdom in your jewelry wardrobe this season.

Make A Statement

Necklaces are still all about ‘bigger is better’, but now earrings are
following suit. Awards season saw the statement earring take center stage ahead
of any other jewelry category – from Courtney Cox in black sapphires by Ofira
Schwartz to Julianne Moore in emerald Bulgari drops.

Teardrop and chandelier silhouettes are trending big this season with a
surprise showing from the traditional hoop – which you may already have in your
collection.

Be A Lightweight

With the economy causing everyone to tighten belts, jewelry designers are
coming up with creative ways to make lighter-weight jewelry styles at lower
price points. While platinum jewelry – the most pure and expensive precious
metal – used to be out of reach, these cutting edge designs put a platinum gem
well within the ballpark.

The Platinum Dreams line from JCPenney uses platinum over sterling silver to
create affordable jewelry looks. And, according to
The
Platinum Guild, sculptural designs coming out of the Baselworld Show offer
platinum looks that are both affordable and unique.

Color Your World

Turquoise is the ‘it’ color this year according
to the Pantone Color Authority, which lends itself nicely to the turquoise
jewelry category. But look out for purple to make a strong showing this spring
as well.

Cocktail rings are a great way to bring color into the picture (wearing rings
on every finger is all the rage right now), or think about buying
your birthstone in a pair of
studs or small pendant.

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