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Jewelry Trend Alert: Bug Jewelry


Fall jewelry trends this year are full of creative wiggle room for the accessory-obsessed like yours truly. We’ve already covered the statement ring (like this one on Drew Barrymore at her Going The Distance movie premiere):

Another must-have look for the season involves all things creepy and crawly – insect jewelry. Call it Kafka couture, if you will.

New York Magazine featured Sea of Shoes’ new funky beetle-inspired jewelry this week, and JCK Magazine reports jewelry designers at the Feninjer Fair in Brazil are showing everything from green and blue gemstone butterflies to styles incorporating beetle wings.

So how to wear these buggy little baubles?



And spiders are always cool, especially if they’re made out of black and white diamonds.

And if the darker side of bug life isn’t up your alley, there’s always the happy-go-lucky bumble bee, like this collection from Kate Spade.

The possibilities are endless, which is why I kinda love this new trend. What do you guys think? Would you wear winged creatures to the workplace?

Jewelry Trend Alert!: Statement Rings

Fall jewelry trends for 2010 are starting to reveal themselves, and while layered chain necklaces and bangle stacks continue to shine bright, there’s a fun new look that’s sure to stir things up – statement rings.

More than just a pretty cocktail piece, statement finger candy makes an entrance. Think Gaga, not girl-next-door. This fun style on Katerina Graham at the Teen Choice Awards is one shining example.


This 80s throw-back I spotted on Trend Hunter is a two-trend-in-one solution since the decade of Duran Duran continues to influence the taste-makers (Those are little onyx dots! Love!).


The H. Stern Alice in Wonderland rings would be the perfect solution (for those of you with cash to burn).


It’s not so easy being green? Think again, Kermie. Check out these verdant statements from Hafsteinn Juliusson’s “Growing Jewelry” collection.


And flower rings are still blooming bright, like this Juicy Couture ‘Flower Punk’ ring from Nordies on Jewelry.com.

I love a lower-jaw-drop moment that doesn’t necessarily come from carat count.

What do you guys think of the trend? Do you have something in your jewelry box that qualifies? Or is this the perfect excuse to start shopping?

Lead a Charmed Life


Forgive me, jewelry hounds.I forgot an important fall jewelry trend in my post last week: charm bracelets!

Most of the hot celebrity jewelry lines are featuring them this season – from Paula Abdul to Tori Spelling – and top designers like Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson have special charmed creations in their collections as well.

Even Brad Pitt got shiny additions for his beloved Angie’s bracelet – as if they didn’t already lead a charmed life!

Charm bracelets are one of those timeless jewelry categories that work for all ages and styles.The fun isn’t about a one-off bracelet purchase – it’s about collecting the charms that represent who you are.And it’s a great way to get gifts that really mean something to you come birthday-time and holiday season.

One hotspot for charms is Reeds Jewelers on Jewelry.com.The retailer, in business since 1946, just joined the Internet juggernaut with over 4,000 (count em!) charms ripe for the picking – in addition to their extensive collection of fine jewelry styles.

Some of my favorites border on the bizarre, but you’ve got to hand it to them: they’ve got every whim and whimsy covered.

How much do you love this bathtub charm? They’ve got everything from a minivan and a gas pump to a spider web and a camera! Anything you can imagine.

So take some time to troll the Reeds coffers on Jewelry.com to add to your charm collection or to start a new bracelet just in time for the fall season.

And let me know how you make out!Which charms best suit your personality?They’ve got it ALL, I’m telling you. Surprise me!

The Jewelry Insider

August 20, 2009


Jewelry fashion is a fickle beast.Just when you think you can retire your statement necklace (or day-glo bangles, as the case may be), the trend-setters bring them back to catwalk another day.

This fall, there are a few relics from bygone eras that are trending big for the new season, but there are also some tried and true jewelry categories that are holding steady for us too.

Here are my four top fall jewelry trends to watch – at least until we get a look at what Fashion Week has in store this October.

Tell me about it, Stud:


Break out your bedazzlers, studded jewelry and clothing is back! From bracelets and belts to shoes and bags, bejeweled fashion is polka-dotting its way back into our hearts and jewelry boxes. Tori Spelling actually has some cute studded styles in her collection. Who knew?

Black and White (and Green all over):


Black and white jewelry may bring to mind the mod days of the 60s, but its making Fall 2009 fashion shine bright this year.Find black and white with a splash of green, and you’ll get high marks from all the sartorial looky-loos.

Yellow Gold:


Summer’s favorite metal has staying power well beyond poolside BBQ season.Gilded, golden, over-the-top jewelry is a major ‘do’ for trend setting fashionistas and Rachel Zoe followers alike.‘Gaudy’ is no longer a bad word.

80s Glam:


Just when you thought it was safe, shoulder pads, day-glo and leg warmers are showing themselves again – and punk rock 80s jewelry is joining in the renaissance.Think Duran Duran meets The Ramones.

So stay tuned throughout the season for my updates to the fall jewelry fashion evolution. I’m secretly happy to know that even though the economy still blows, there is still whimsy and imagination to be had out there – and jewelry trends we can all participate in no matter our wallet size.