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Fall 2015 Runway Jewelry Trends

Fall is almost here (our favorite season!), and it brings along with it all the good things in life – PSLs, chunky sweaters, boots, and of course the newest fall jewelry trends. As jewelry and style enthusiasts, we’ve been keeping tabs on what’s popular on the runways, and are here to report to you. Check out these five fall jewelry trends.

1) Floral Jewelry

Floral jewelry was hot on the runways for fall 2015. Pining for a pair of floral earrings like those seen at the Celine runway show? Strut your stuff with the perfect pair from Jewelry.com!

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Celine Fall 2015

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Click here to view these Floral Earrings

 

 2) Cuffs

Cuffs are always in, but especially this fall. Louis Vuitton showed us how to pair a geometrically structured cuff with a black ensemble for a bold look. Get the look for less with your own cuff from Jewelry.com!

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Louis Vuitton Fall 2015

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Click here to view this Zig-Zag Cuff

3) Pearl Necklaces

Pearl necklaces are both classy and chic. Just check out the structured pearl necklace included in the Stella McCartney runway show, and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Shop for your own fall pearl necklace at Jewelry.com!

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Stella McCartney Fall 2015

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Click here to view this Pearl Necklace

4) Single & Mismatched Earrings

We know what you’re thinking. “Why would I wear single or mismatched earrings?” Well this is a trend that was all over the fall 2015 runways. If you don’t believe us, check out Karlie Kloss flaunting the look in the Isabel Marant show. Get on board with this funky trend at Jewelry.com!

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Isabel Marant Fall 2015

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Click here to view these Mix & Match Drop Earrings

5) Long Necklaces

They’re back! Long 70s style necklaces and pendants are back on trend (were they ever out?). Chloe has inspired us to rediscover our love for accessorizing with these jewelry pieces. Shop for long necklaces at Jewelry.com and visit our blog post, “How to Style Guide: Layering Necklaces.”

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Chloe Fall 2015

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Click here to view this long Lariat Necklace

What fall 2015 jewelry trends will you be incorporating into your wardrobe?

 

 

The Jewelry Insider

January 29, 2009


While I would certainly love to “Walk Like an Egyptian” again, the bangle craze sweeping the nation this spring isn’t in the guise of an 80s girl band – it’s all in the wrist. If the recent runways are any indication, the ‘in’ way to accessorize this season is to layer big chunky bangles elbow deep and clink your way into sartorial bliss.

“Bangles are making a comeback,” stylist Edward Enninful, who used them at Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s Spring show for Malo, told Style.com. “The clothes were so urban, clean, and refined, we decided to pile bracelets on to give the collection a tribal edge.”

Designers like Christian Lacroix, Zac Posen and Marc Jacobs used the look with their lines, and if you haven’t gawked at Madonna’s bangled appendages for the new Louis Vuitton ads, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that the iconic bangle wearer has brought the trend well into the 21st century.

Bangles have gone in and out of style over the years – from Nancy Cunard, the rebellious Jazz Age heiress, to Madge’s Dress You Up In My Love era in the 80s. But the bangle has been around for thousands of years, originating in India and Pakistan.

Indian tradition dictates that women wear bangles called Chudi to signify their recent marriage. Wearing a single bangle is frowned upon, perhaps because that familiar ‘clinking’ sound is such a part of Indian culture – even Bollywood incorporates the ‘bangle clink’ in many of their movie soundtracks.

Bangles are made from a variety of materials – from affordable plastics to more luxurious precious metals like silver or gold – all good news for us frugalistas who want to stay hip to the trends but not to our falling bank balances.

So whether you want to add a little flair to your “Manic Monday” or clink it up for a night on the town, layered bangles are a trendy, colorful – and most of all – affordable way to make your own jewelry statement for spring.

Clink on, jewelry hounds. Clink on.

 

The Jewelry Insider

December 4, 2008


For those of you who miss the bangled Madonna of yesteryear, the Jewelry Insider has good news. I found these sneak peak pics of our Madge in the new Louis Vuitton campaign, and her arms are, well, just loaded with ‘em.

Taking a cue from the Spring ’09 looks that littered his runway shows this fall, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton dressed the ageless pop star in a series of layered bangles and cuffs, along with a feathery peach tutu and fishnets. Drag queens, get out your sketch books.

“She’s so sure of herself as an icon and as a woman. It was her idea to do the fishnets,” Jacobs told WWD. “What fascinates me the most about her is her never-ending energy, and the idea of becoming and changing. She’s an artist who’s unafraid to use her voice.”

The final six Paris bistro-inspired shots were captured by the famous Steven Meisel and will appear in a range of fashion magazines in February. It was rumored that Madonna earned $10 million for the campaign, but LV director of communications, Antoine Arnault, assured WWD, “It’s very far away from that.”

While the Madonna ads will feature LV slouchy handbags and ready-to-wear fashions, the iconic fashion house also launched two new patented diamonds to add to label lovers’ Christmas lists.

Will the divine Miss M desperately seek diamonds for the next LV campaign? You can bet I’ll be watching…

Louis Vuitton’s Designer Diamonds

Smart fashionistas in these tough economic times know that buying “accessories as investments” is both tasteful and fiscally sound. With gold at a record highs, why buy the latest Manolo pump or designer handbag when you can pepper your portfolio with jewelry? And designer jewelry at that!

Iconic fashion house, Louis Vuitton, is wisely diversifying their accessory offerings with the debut of their new signature diamond cuts, Les Ardentes (which translates roughly as “the blazing.”)

“We wanted to produce diamonds that resemble the Louis Vuitton brand,” explained Albert Bensoussan, watch and fine jewelry director at Louis Vuitton Malletier in an article for W Magazine.

“You have it today with ready-to-wear, with handbags, with watches, with eyeglasses. You can recognize a brand, and that association is very appealing to us. You’re going to recognize the name and value behind the shape of these diamonds.”

The two new patented shapes mirror the monogram flowers that appear on Vuitton bags and trunks: one is a rounded flower diamond, the other a pointed version. The designer gems have between 61 and 77 facets (more than the standard 58 for a brilliant cut diamond) and are set in a bracelet, a pair of earrings, two brooches, a ring and a necklace – the latter of which contains 108 carats and retails for a whopping $4 million.

So much for fiscal responsibility.

More than four years in development, the LV ice was cut at Lili Diamonds in Tel Aviv, Israel, considered one of the foremost cutting centers in the world. Bensoussan estimates that he visited about 60 workshops before settling on Lili, where he found three seasoned artisans who could take his complicated designs and fashion precise stones with as little waste as possible.

“There is one very experienced cutter there,” Bensoussan says. “One day I will ask him to cut the Vuitton diamond blindfolded, because I think he could do it.”

While Tiffany’s Lucida Diamond and the Leo Diamond are perhaps the most popular patented gems on the market today, LV hopes the customers that value their iconic bags will see the light and blaze a trail to their jewelry counter.

Sally Morrison, director of the Diamond Information Center told W, “For the same reason someone’s going to buy a Louis Vuitton handbag, there are consumers who are definitely going to want the LV diamond. It offers a certain kind of promise—it’s a kind of badge that says, ‘I’m a first mover, aesthetically.’”

For the first movers out there, carrying last year’s signature tote and wearing an old pair of Mary Jane’s might be a hard pill to swallow, but tough economic times call for tough fashion measures.