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Fall 2016 Jewelry Trends

The seasons have finally changed, and it’s time for oversized sweaters, jeans, boots, and of course fall accessories. We’ve been following past, present, (and future!) runway shows for all the latest jewelry trends, and are here to present what’s hot for fall 2016!

Chokers – You’ve probably noticed the resurgence of this late 90s early 2000s trend. Chokers are all the rage this fall, and come in all shapes and sizes, such as the unique gemstone choker Ralph Lauren debuted at his runway show. Shop for unique necklaces and pendants at Jewelry.com.

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Long Earrings – Frame your face with the long earring trend! Proenza Schouler sent models down the runway wearing long, drop earrings that just grazed their shoulders. Shop for long earrings at Jewelry.com.

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Pearls Pearls are always in style, and especially this fall! Chanel and Dries Van Noten showcased a number of interesting pearl jewelry pieces during their runway shows. Shop for pearls at Jewelry.com.

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Charms & Tassels – Get in touch with your fun and flirty side, with the charms and tassels trend.  A long tassel pendant, as seen on the runway during a Tory Burch show, is the perfect way to update your fall look. Shop for charm and tassel jewelry at Jewelry.com.

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Click here to view this tassel necklace.

Large Gemstone Necklaces – Make a statement with an oversized gemstone necklace. Calvin Klein sent a model down the runway with a major gemstone look, and she definitely rocked it (and you can too!). Check out Jewelry.com’s many designer boutiques, for unique gemstone necklaces.

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Click here to view this gemstone pendant.

Warm-weather is here, which means dresses, sandals, and of course summer jewelry! As usual, we’ve been keeping tabs on the latest jewelry trends, and are here to give you the lowdown. Sea creatures are big this season, as seen in Emilio Pucci’s runway show, while ring bling is still going strong (swing rings, midi rings, stacking rings, all in!). Pearls are hot this summer, and made a statement at the Chanel Airlines show, while large hoops made a runway comeback at both Versace and Givenchy.

Get the summer 2016 jewelry looks at Jewelry.com!

The Jewelry Insider

April 25, 2014

One word came to mind when visiting the Victoire de Castellane “Precious Objects jewelry exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery this past weekend. That word was “wow.” Shortly followed by, “Can we have just one of these beautiful pieces (pretty please)?” Then, “Can we try on at least one diamond ring?” To which the answer was yes! Imagine our excitement. We snapped some photos of our NYC jewelry excursion to share with you.
Victoire de Castellane Necklace
Victoire de Castellane Bracelets
Victoire de Castellane is a jewelry designer who lives and works in Paris. She made her first piece of jewelry at age five and moved on to design costume jewelry for Chanel at age fourteen (yes, you read that correctly). In 1998 Castellane joined Dior as the first Creative Director in their new jewelry department – her current role today.
Victoire de Castellane Bracelet, Front View
Victoire de Castellane Bracelet, Side View
Castellane’s “Precious Objects” exhibit, which is running now through next Saturday, April 26 at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC, tells a story of women under the influence of hallucinatory drugs. Each piece of jewelry is unique in its design, coloring, material, and texture. The exhibit showcases the most exquisite bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings in yellow and white gold, platinum, diamonds, jasper, rubies, opals, sapphires, emeralds, and fine stones (all the good things in life!).
Trying on a Victoire de Castellane Necklace
Trying on a Victoire de Castellane Ring

If you get the chance, go visit the Gagosian Gallery and take a look at the “Precious Objects” exhibit. You won’t be disappointed. Make a fun weekend outing out of it (Central Park is right around the corner)!

Paris Haute Couture Shows Bring the Bling

The Fall/Winter 2011 Paris Haute Couture shows just wrapped in the city of lights, and – as we all know – where there is Haute Couture? There is bling. And wacky hats.

Here are some of my favorite looks from the event – most from Dior (sans their brilliant wretch, John Galliano) and Armani Prive (house of Oscar, royal weddings and all things Gaga).

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Leprechan’s Rejoice! We’ve got a rainbow of oversized statement necklaces and cocktail rings to gawk at this go round!

Armani Prive
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I also spotted a return of the gold leaf silhouette at the stunning Giambattista Valli show.

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Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli

(P.S. Guess who else is into gold leaf looks these days????)

 

And no Haute Couture Show would be complete without the chapeau showdown, right?

 

So there you have it, bling hounds. Colorful, oversized gems, yellow gold, leaf silhouettes and ‘hold-on-to your-hair-follicles’ headwear are the take-away trends from Paris.

Want the look? I’m thinkin’ Jewelry.com’s “Bijoux de Chloe” designer collection is the perfect expression of that sentiment – at prices that are frugalista fabulous! Here’s a few of their high-fashion looks for less, jewelry hounds. You like?

The Jewelry Insider

October 6, 2010

Jewelry at Paris Fashion Week always play second fiddle to funny hats. I don’t know what it is about those french fashionistas, but they just love themselves a crazy chapeau – especially that John Galliano.

But my jewelry prayers were finally answered with Karl Lagerfeld’s surreal 20-minute catwalk creation for Chanel that brought back the statement jewel in refreshing new ways.

Fashion reviewers from the New York Times and Style.comraved about the jagged-edges and feathery silhouettes for Chanel’s Spring 2011 ready-to-wear line. But I’m loving the emergence of a jewelry category we haven’t seen much of lately – shoulder-duster earrings.

Sure, there are blingy bib necklaces akimbo from Mr. Lagerfeld, but the earring choice is fashion-forward at its finest.  I have been trying to find out more about the history of this style (jewelry buffs, weigh in!), but with statement earrings surging on the awards show circuit, I’m sure we’ll get our fill of daring dusters in the months to come. Stay tuned.

What do you all think of the swinging shoulder style? Designers? Do you have some in your coffers you’d like to share? Weigh in!

Paris Haute Couture Fall/Winter – A Jewelry Recap


As promised, jewelry hounds, here is a recap of all the jewelry worth drooling over from the 2010 Fall/Winter Paris Haute Couture shows.

Today, Haute Joaillierie lit up the Place Vendome – including Chanel’s feathery diamond collection (remember Diane Kruger rocking this look at Cannes?):

Dior’s Bollywood-inspired jewels:


and Van Cleef & Arpels’ Les Voyages Extraordinaires collection:

Catwalk carats included these crazy cuffs from Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel show:



Armani’s sculptural styles made from metal and wood:


And these mirrored fairy tale creations from Jean Paul Gaultier’s collection:


But this is just a small sampling of the sparkle. You can find a complete gallery of Paris Fashion Week finds on the Jewelry.com Facebook Page. In the meantime, how amazing is that Dior serpent ring? I gotta say it again: ‘ J’adore Dior!

Weigh in with your favs!

The Jewelry Insider

September 2, 2009


Rejoice, jewelry hounds! High jewelry season is upon us.

As if to signal all the glorious fashion that is set to befall us, Sarah Jessica is back on the streets of New York shooting Sex and the City 2 – giving us die-hards a glimpse of the fabulous frocks we’ve come to expect from the show.

Looks like the statement necklace is a trend SATC stylist, Patricia Field, is keeping in our vocabulary, as The SJP was spotted wearing a Solange Azagury-Partridge gemstone piece to complement her Halston Heritage dress and cooler-than-thou gold Christian Louboutin pumps (with a gold Chanel clutch to match).

And Heidi Klum may have given up her clover jewelry line, but Carrie Bradshaw is keeping the category alive and well with this little gem to go with her purple Halston number.

Oh, but this is just the beginning, my bling-obsessed brethren.Stay tuned for my Venice Film Festival jewelry coverage (so far, nothing major to report despite a gorgeous Eva Mendez making a red carpet appearance) and NY Fashion Week is but a mere 8 days away.

Fall may be the time when summer’s fruits die on the vine, but its ‘back to school’ vibe for all things shiny gets my jewelry juices flowing like no other season.

Don’t you agree?

Jewelry Explodes in Paris


The Paris couture shows are taking the runways by storm this week, and while folks generally take a gander at the often-outrageous looks and wonder who on earth would ever wear such nonsense, I find couture gawking the perfect indulgence – especially in these trying times. It’s like rolling around in a vat of Cherry Garcia or having that third – ok fourth – margarita.

So imagine my dismay when I came across the Karl Lagerfeld show for Chanel. It’s all white. It’s suit skirts. It’s a jewelry wasteland. Of course there were fabulously intricate white hats that dazzled the well-heeled crowd, but I’m not in the mood for white right now, Karl. This economy blows. I’m no longer getting my hair highlighted. I want an escape, not a reminder of how bland life is now that I’m off the $4 lattes.

 

 

 

 

 

Thankfully, Christian Lacroix is my new ‘white’ knight in shining couture. Not only are there colors exploding all over his catwalk, but the jewelry is an over-the-top display of decadence the likes of which I’ve never seen before. It’s like going down a bauble-filled rabbit hole on crack.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner plate-sized hoop earrings, stacks of mismatched lacquer and crystal cuffs, multiple layerings of giant necklaces, gilded heart-shaped lockets, faux fronds of coral, beaded everything but the kitchen sink… Clearly, words don’t do the show justice, but Style.com’s reviewer comes close:

“(The show) was a pleasure to witness and something to be inspired by. Even if only the very few will own a part of this collection, there’s an idea in there for every fashion watcher: If you’ve got jewelry, it’s time to bring it out and try piling it on all at once.”

 

 

 

 

 

So perhaps we mere mortals can take a lesson from the ivory tower of runway fashion. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Anything goes. If you’ve still got those rubber bangles from the 80s, put ’em on with your diamond necklace and that beaded choker you’re afraid to wear for fear it makes you look ‘easy’.

I may be getting a little couture-crazed, but if you don’t want to scare the neighbors, you at least have to get the full effect of the Lacroix jewelry dreamscape by checking out the dizzying pics on Style.com. And be sure to pair your viewing with a nice pint of New York Super Fudge Chunk. You’ll thank me for it later.