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Fall 2014 Jewelry Trends

Fall 2014 jewelry trend alert!

It’s almost time for jeans and boots, sweaters and scarves, the infamous pumpkin spice latte, and the latest fall jewelry trends (we always save the best for last!). This upcoming season’s jewelry trends mix classic with eclectic, functional with fun – you’re bound to try out at least one (or all) of these new jewelry fads, and look fabulous doing it.

Floral Jewelry: We know what you’re thinking. Wasn’t this a Spring 2014 jewelry trend? Yes, you avid JewelryInsider reader (we’re flattered)! You are correct – floral jewelry was a big deal this last spring, but this season it’s taking a slightly different direction. Spring’s floral jewelry was a bit wild and large. Fall’s floral jewelry is a bit more reserved (just a bit) with a contemporary flair. Don’t shy away from a “3D” flower necklace worn just along the neckline, as seen in Dolce and Gabbana’s fall 2014 ready-to-wear runway show.

D&G Floral Necklace, Photo Credit: www.style.com

D&G Floral Necklace, Photo Credit: www.style.com

Flower Station Necklace with Swarovski Crystal in 18K Pink and Yellow Gold over Sterling Silver

Flower Station Necklace with Swarovski Crystal in 18K Pink and Yellow Gold over Sterling Silver

1/4 ct Diamond Flower Necklace in Sterling Silver

1/4 ct Diamond Flower Necklace in Sterling Silver

Mother-of-Pearl Flower Pendant in 14K Gold

Mother-of-Pearl Flower Pendant in 14K Gold

Statement Bracelets: Lucky Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen recently appeared on Good Morning America to talk about the hottest trends of the upcoming season. Of course we tuned in and guess what was on her list? That’s right, statement bracelets! We are huge fans of this trend, mainly because there’s no need to limit yourself to just one bracelet. Stack em’ up! The more the merrier.

From Eva Chen's Tumblr: Ferragamo Statement Bracelets

From Eva Chen’s Tumblr: Ferragamo Bracelet Stack

Silix by Aya Black Silicon Bracelet with Sterling Silver Over Stainless Steel

Silix by Aya Black Silicon Bracelet with Sterling Silver Over Stainless Steel

Sea Foam Quartz Bangle Bracelet in 18K Gold Plate

Sea Foam Quartz Bangle Bracelet in 18K Gold Plate

Multi-Color Pearl Bracelet Set

Multi-Color Pearl Bracelet Set

Singular Earrings: There was quite a bit of commentary over Angelina Jolie’s one earring look at the Maleficent premier, and now it’s one of the hottest fall 2014 jewelry trends! We’ll have you know, we never doubted her jewelry choices one bit. This new craze is exactly how it sounds – wear one singular earring instead of two.

Angelina Jolie Rockin' the One Earring Trend, Photo Credit: www.usmagazine.com

Angelina Jolie Rockin’ the One Earring Trend, Photo Credit: www.usmagazine.com

Here are some earring pairs that would work well as singular earrings. Try them out!

Honora Pearl Interchangeable Earrings in Sterling Silver

Honora Pearl Interchangeable Earrings in Sterling Silver

Sapphire Earrings with Diamonds in 10K Gold

Sapphire Earrings with Diamonds in 10K Gold

Disney's Citrine Mickey Mouse Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver

Disney’s Citrine Mickey Mouse Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver

Scarf Necklace: Fall is all about being cozy, but there’s a way to combine cozy and chic. This upcoming fall season Karl Lagerfeld showed us that the scarf is more that just an accessory that keeps you warm. It can act as a necklace or a layering piece for other necklaces – genius!

Chanel Scarf Necklace, Photo Credit: www.style.com

Chanel Scarf Necklace, Photo Credit: www.style.com

Layer your scarf necklace with any of these pieces.

Eiffel Tower Pendant with Diamonds in Sterling Silver

Eiffel Tower Pendant with Diamonds in Sterling Silver

Lariat Necklace with Swarovski Crystal in 18K Yellow and Pink Gold over Sterling Silver

Lariat Necklace with Swarovski Crystal in 18K Yellow and Pink Gold over Sterling Silver

Honora 60-Inch 'Cherry' Pearl Strand

Honora 60-Inch ‘Cherry’ Pearl Strand

What trends will you be rockin’ this fall?

The Jewelry Insider

January 26, 2010


Jewelry hounds, it’s been a whirlwind of jewelry looky-looing lately, what with Awards Season in full swing here in the States. But across the pond in Paris there’s a ‘jewelry as fashion art’ display going down that’s not to be missed.

The Spring 2010 Paris Couture shows are known for extravagant displays for only the rich and famous, but that doesn’t mean we can’t lower our jaws from afar, right?

Enter the triumvirate of taste: John Galliano for Dior, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and Georgio Armani for Armani Prive. I’m already hyperventilating.






Lagerfeld has spoken, folks: ‘silver is the new gold’ with his first line that hasn’t included black, navy or nary a gold button. Silver cuffs and crystal bangles adorned the pastel pallete of classic Chanel looks, with evening wear that used diamond necklaces as part of each gown’s structure. Interesting.

Mr. Armani was inspired by the moon this season, and used mother-of-pearl brooches, earrings, and statement necklaces to light up his line.

And my beloved John Galliano has done it again. With the ‘eccentric millionairess’ as his muse, the Dior designer created a line that had the celebrity front row gasping in approval, according to Style.com.

HUGE statement pieces of crystal and gold in every shade made the elaborate evening wear come to life. And wouldn’t you know, the teardrop shape made a glittering appearance here too – (see my recent red carpet coverage for more ‘tears’).


How’s that lower jaw doing? I could gawk at Galiano for days. Not a huge fan of the Lagerfeld looks, and feel the Armani pieces are a bit too one-note for my taste. Kindof like the heart motif Donatella Versace used in Milan’s 2008 Fall show. What do you guys think?

Stay tuned for more Paris couture coverage this week, and I’m already saddling up for Sunday’s Grammy Awards red carpet. Come Tweet with me!

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.