Instant Classic Jewelry

Instant Classic Jewelry

Fine jewelry is the perfect way to update and accessorize this season's fashions. "Edwardian-inspired blouses, Eyelet dresses, and white clothing are all hot trends for this season and all of the just mention wardrobe choices and provide the perfect backdrop for fine jewelry," says Helena Krodel, spokesperson for the Jewelry Information Center. Regardless of your budget or style, there is a piece of innovative or soul-proclaiming fine jewelry that will perfectly suit you.

Fabulous Medallions

Medallions will be on the top of shoppers' lists. Keep an eye out for medallions with floral motifs, intricate carvings, personal engravings or filigree work. A Grand-scale medallion will pair well with a long thick chain-link necklace in sterling silver, platinum or gold. Smaller medallions look fresh when suspended from brightly colored gemstone necklaces, chains set with diamonds, "diamonds by the yard" or a strand of pearls à la Chanel.

Lucky Charm

The Charm is back. You may choose sweet subtle trinkets in lieu of bracelets chock-full of hearts and stuff. Tiny treasures are hung from hoop earrings in the newer style; charms clustered on top of rings; stationed charm necklaces with unmatched charms; and very long chain-link necklaces with one, two or three charms that fall far into the neckline.

Earring Spectacular

You may have noticed that an extensive assortment of important earrings enhanced the red carpet this season. This past spring, the earring evolution had come full circle featuring chandeliers, long linear, drops, "threaders" and ear-hugging versions. Although all of these variations will have a place amidst the fashions conscious, this season's fashion embellished hoop with charms are the newest style on the ear-frontier.

Grab the Ring

The fascination with cocktail rings goes on with a focus on cabochon-cut or seemingly uncut gemstones. Designers are using the vintage-looking or organic gemstones, rose-cut diamonds (or gemstones) and crystal-like formations. More traditional styles still look extraordinary when they feature richly saturated gemstones and special metalsmithing techniques. Also look for colored gemstones in pink and green including pink sapphire, pink and green tourmaline, peridot and tsavorite (green garnet).

Off the Cuff

In warmer weather right now here in California, sleeves get cropped and expose skin, leaving plenty of room for cuffs to be stacked-up the arm. Some standout styles you might want to think about include bracelets that expose some skin; or use organic materials like wood, mother-of-pearl, shell even moonstone. Classy bracelets with strong details like grommets in gold; feature feminine flower carvings; or use special materials like platinum and diamonds are ideal for just about any glitzy occasions.

If I might make a suggestion; how about the Allyre Jewelry's 18-karat yellow- gold triple medallion necklace set with diamonds for this year's Christmas party, or holiday gathering? Whatever the occasion for bringing out your jewelry classics this year be bold, and if you're not looking to add to your jewelry collection remember that quality-jewelry makes a great gift.


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