The Jewelry Insider

January 12, 2011

Don’t miss the second installment in our series about the must-have jewelry trends for 2011. When it comes to sparkle
this year? It’s time to get personal.

In our second of four trend articles for devoted jewelry fashion-followers, our editors uncovered an important new trend that brings a more intimate angle to our jewelry boxes.

Personalized Jewelry

With social media participation becoming mainstream, it’s not a surprise that this ‘opening up’ of our personal lives has trickled down to the fashion world.

The New York Times reports that bridal trends for 20 and 30-somethings are becoming more and more personal, as couples bring their individual hobbies, talents and dreams to everything from centerpieces to wedding bands. One music-loving bride got a diamond engagement ring in the shape of a guitar. Another couple had a ring designed in the shape of the Eiffel Tower – where they were engaged.

For the general consumer, this personalization trend means everything from favorite numbers, zodiac signs and initials are making their way into jewelry boxes more than ever before.

Animal jewelry is becoming more popular as high-end houses like Chopard curate special collections devoted to our furry friends. Even our favorite bugs are getting their share of the golden spotlight.

The good news is: getting personal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are four personal jewelry looks under $100 that are the perfect way to rock the emerging trend.

And let’s not forget about charm bracelet bling – the ultimate choice in personalized jewelry expression.

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