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The Jewelry Insider

March 15, 2014

Spring is almost here, and you know what that means – it’s time to put away those hats and gloves, and dig out your spring accessories! Check out the four most popular jewelry trends for Spring 2014.
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1) Radiant Orchid
The Pantone Color Institute announced that the color of the year is “Radiant Orchid.” What a perfect color for spring, a season which promises a sense of refreshment and renewal. Wondering how to accessorize with this new hue? Dress up a plain jeans-and-tee look with a pair of purple earrings. Pair that little black dress you’ve been meaning to wear with a purple gemstone cocktail ring or purple bangles. The options are endless!
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Check out our Shades of Purple sale for more inspiration!
2) Pastels & Brights
A common trend that was seen on the runway for spring 2014 was mixing pastels with brighter colors. For instance, why not wear a bright blue top with a light blue statement necklace. Try pairing a bright red dress with some light pink jewelry. This is a fun way to incorporate your favorite colors into your look without overdoing it.

We’ve got color contrasts in each of these fun spring collections.

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3) Florals
Let’s be serious. Who doesn’t love flowers, right? They smell nice, they’re pretty to look at, and this spring season, they’re fun to wear! Floral statement necklaces, simple flower stud earrings, floral bracelets and cuffs, and watches with florally designed faces are just a few of the pieces that are popular for spring 2014.

Our Zoccai Designer line has a lot of flirty florals to flock to.

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4) Cuffs
Ear cuffs, hand cuffs (not the kind you’re thinking!), and ring cuffs are all the rage this spring season. Celebs such as Jennifer Lawrence can be seen rocking ear cuffs on the red carpet, while the ultimate fashionista, Sex and the City gal, Sarah Jessica Parker, has been spotted wearing several glitzy hand cuffs. Have fun experimenting with this new trend.

Or you can get in touch with your inner Wonder Woman with our traditional cuff collection here.

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The Jewelry Insider

December 29, 2008

New Year’s Eve is around the corner, and it’s time to hone in on the jewelry look that’s going to take your fabulous self into the early hours of 2009. It’s a big decision, I know. And while you can certainly never go wrong with diamonds, of course, there is another trend emerging in the fashion world that is worth a jewelry hound’s attention these days. In a word: purple.

Purples in every incarnation – from fuchsia to lavender, violet to plum – lit up the runways this season, and the hue is sure to have staying power well into spring. There is a reason President Elect Obama calls it his favorite stripe on the rainbow.

Purple is a powerful color that has long been associated with royalty and nobility. Color psychologists deem purple the color of good judgment and spiritual fulfillment and claim it also fosters peace of mind.

Will it also foster a rise in my 401k balance? Just asking…

So what jewelry is best to bring out your inner purple princess?

Amethysts are gorgeous gemstones that come in a variety of purple pigments. They have long been a favorite gem of kings and queens – and as an added bonus? They’ve been used throughout history to guard against drunkenness and mental disorders.

Pass the bubbly!

But if your intention is to get a little tipsy on December 31st, perhaps a tanzanite ensemble will add sparkle while you say goodbye to your sobriety.

Although tanzanite is a relative newcomer to the gemstone market, it has made its mark on the jewelry world in a hurry. This rare, exotic gem was first discovered by Portuguese prospector Manuel d’Souza in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania in 1967 in the shadow of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. The gem comes in a variety of purple shades, but most fall in the light purple or lavender color category.

And if these gemstones don’t work for you, there are purple sapphires and purple topaz jewelry styles to make the likes of Prince and the runway rats proud. So get in touch with your purple passion, dazzle hounds, and add the royal color to your jewelry box for 2009.