Monday, March 18, 2013

Fall-Winter 2013-2014: Jewelry trends

With chains at Chanel, chandelier earrings at Balmain, Byzantine crosses at Dolce & Gabbana and offbeat accessories at Lanvin, we bring you a round-up of the best jewelry across New York, London, Milan and Paris for Fall/Winter 2013-2014.
 Signature of the Chanel look: the chain, and more specifically, the chain used for the 2.55 bag strap. Appearing on necklaces that held the hair back, bracelets and belts, here, oversized chainlink bangles are stacked on a single wrist.

 For Fall/Winter 2013-2014, the Lanvin creative director took as a starting point the words Love, Cool, Happy, Help which appeared on the runway as a chunky gold jewelry series. Offbeat crowns and insect brooches completed a fun accessories collection that chimes with the freshness and freedom of the Lanvin woman.

 After the 1980s hoops of Spring/Summer 2013, Olivier Rousteing took earrings further this season, with a collection of transparent plastic pendant earrings that reflected the jeweled colors of the Balmain epaulette jackets back on the girls, in a prism of colored light.

 Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane looked to 1990s grunge for accessories inspiration, with diamante and spiked stockings, biker boots and leather mini-dress paired with fine pearl necklaces and layered chains and charm bracelets.

Gucci used lots of feathers in their Fall 2013 runway show and also interpreted them in crystal form.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Tortoise Shell Jewelry Secret Garden Gems Hot Jewelry Trends

Not sure what to wear with that special outfit?  We will be happy to help you pick out that perfect accessory to match your favorite outfit. Secret Garden Gems  jewelry ranges from Exotic Bali Jewelry to the latest fun fashion Jewelry from runway designers.
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 Spring /Summer is almost here and its vibrant forecast already has us dreaming of ways to style up an outfit that perfectly reflects its rainbow hues. This season, expect to see a spectrum of bright, bold hues and a serious mix of luxurious navy blues, icy grays, and jeweled purples to tag along.

Tortoiseshell Jewelry  is attractive to manufacturers and consumers because of its beautiful appearance and its durability, and its organic warmth against the skin

  There are many different styles and colors, but the newest trend is custom, vintage jewelry seems to be the biggest hit this year. The Victorian Era jewelry is the hottest accessory for the modern woman today. The traditional pearls that your grandmother wore back in the 1950s and 1960s are coming back with a twist of Victoria antique style.
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 The big rings have been coming back slowly, many of the big rings are custom authentic gems molded into a vintage look. Native American jewelry is heating up the runways with their big, angler, geometric, exotic, earthy look. The trendiest gemstones this year are amber, tiger-eyes, and turquoise.

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  The precious metals that are most popular are the rose gold and sterling silver. These two metals accent the focal point gemstones mentioned above, bringing out all their intense colors. Art jewelers are having fun mixing up the different wild,  designs with a mix of beads to crate summers chunky jewelry designs.  

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Druzy Geode Jewelry Designs

Jewelry Designers are Blinding us with Earth Science

Jewelry designers are using beautiful stones and rocks to create jewelry designs.  They turn real geodes—hollow rocks lined with crystals—into stunning wearable art.
So, let’s start at the beginning: how do you get a hollow rock with lots of sparkling crystals inside? First you need a hollow rock.Geodes start their lives as a hollow bubble inside a layer of rock. As the mineral-rich water moves on through the bubble, tiny crystals are left behind, clinging to the sides of the bubble. 

Millions of years pass while this in and out flow of water gradually builds crystals inside the empty space. The crystal formations might become large single crystals or tightly packed micro-crystals, so small that you can’t even distinguish one from another.

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Druzy is a layer of crystals that form within a mineral crust, like the inner cavity of a geode. Do you remember when you were little and you would crack open a rock and find the shiny middle? That is what druzy reminds me of, and essentially, that is what it is. The jewelry is most commonly made of titanium druzy, but amethyst and quartz are also popular stones used in druzy pieces. Depending on the stone, the color of druzy can range from a light pink to gunmetal grey.
Druzy is great because it is so different; it is dramatic but has a very organic feel to it at the same time. I think druzy, especially in the lighter shades, is the perfect accessory for this summer. If you're into the look as much as I am but don't want to dish out the cash for a designer piece, check out stores like  Secret Garden Gems for great druzy finds that won’t break the bank!