Jewelry Trends

Are you wondering what jewellery and accessories will be chic in 2013? Then read on and discover more about the most recent developments in jewelry style and design .

In order to make certain that your look does not become stale it is vital that you diversify your jewelry collection and incorporate some in vogue items that can be matched with a variety of ensembles and donned on a variety of occasions. If you like playing with various jewellery items, you will have a terrific time mixing and matching. These are essentials for every fashionista.

Presently jewelry styles are heading in the direction of striking, irregular in shape designs with a lot of texture, with colorings drawn from nature. All round, elements may well be mixed, but color and texture are both essential features in present styles. The key colors for the season are deep greens and rich purples. Compliment these colours with teal and fuchsia.

In the previous couple of seasons we have witnessed quite a lot of bold statement necklaces and now the shift is towards earrings as the principal jewelry piece. The size of earrings is surely becoming larger. The key to larger earrings is keeping them lightweight. The use of color is also important in earrings, and Murano glass beads have a wonderful finish that is very popular right now.

All-metal jewelry is popular as well. With large, often hammered pieces. You'll come across some wonderful examples in white or yellow metals. Having said that, do not confuse this with conventional pieces made of gold or silver. Instead chose jewelry items created of lightweight metals that are available in shiny white and yellowish colors. Shiny surfaces bring to mind a more traditional feeling while burnished platings can create an antique or nostalgic mood.. Anything of classic appearance from 1940's style brooches to cocktail rings, will have an important function in design this year. Fringed necklaces in chains, beads, and mixed media are now all the rage.

Opulent faux gem stones are in. Regardless of whether they are imitation gemstones or the genuine article transparent opulence is the hottest jewelry trend the year. Select resin and acrylic faux gemstones as they look stunning and appear startlingly authentic. Large single baubles or a cluster of faux gemstones in an opulent hue are beautiful and dramatic. This style can be seen in a lot of jewellery items this year thanks to similar pieces being worn by celebrities on the red carpet.

Textured jewelry designs are a distinctive and personalized way to dress up an outfit and bring a touch of elegance. These elements add a certain mood to a collection. American women like to purchase jewelry that matches so think jewellery sets. For just about every necklace there should be a great earring and bracelet to coordinate.

Go bold with statement jewelry that is offered in vivid colors and consists of mainly big pieces. Note that while deciding on these pieces they should stand out rather than blend with the outfit. Combining and layering colourful flowers in fabrics, beads, and metals can create a romantic statement.

Strong motifs are in. Strong imagery such as snakes, elephants, flowers, birds, and coins are some of the most popular motifs. Strong motifs are being used by designers all over, such as animal motifs, floral motifs and religious motifs. Motif jewelry pueces are frequently seen on the red carpet, most notably snakes, flowers and birds. There are no hard and fast rules on motif inspired jewelry pieces, but be sure to only invest in motif pieces that inspire and can be worn with a variety of fashions, trends and styles.

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Jewelry Trends

Are you wondering what jewellery and accessories will be chic in 2013? Then read on and discover more about the most recent developments in jewelry style and design . In order to make certain that your look does not become stale it is vital that you diversify your jewelry collection and...

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