Hollywood and Vampires Influence Jewelry Fashion
The archetypes of Hollywood entertainment from the innocent “angel” to the darker vampire themes have laid their stamp on the jewelry styles of 2013.
We’re seeing angelic, delicate and innocent gem colors with a soft diaphanous translucence to those colors this spring. And there are darker elements making our jewelry more edgy as well.
Today I’ll be talking about Spring Jewelry Trends, spring jewelry colors and how some of them are influenced by Hollywood.
Your spring jewelry trends aren’t just flowers and bright colors anymore. Even the gem cuts you’re used to looking at have gotten a new look.
Spring Jewelry Trends are led by Pantone Emerald Green
Between Pantone’s color of the year emerald green and the creative ideas percolating, on the runway and off, this spring’s jewelry trends have exciting new influences.
This Spring it’s all about color, from the bright of emerald to the translucent and dreamy gems in the new and delicious sliced gem collections.
Blue Jean Chic and Casual Fashions Usher in Rustic Finishes for Jewelry
What jewelry you can wear with blue-jeans-casual has expanded as well. I’m seeing dressy chandelier earrings with jeans, where hoops were the wildest style you could pull off previously.
Ralph Lauren says “Denim offers a fresh take on cocktail style and for most occasions can look as formal as a little black dress, and how casual or dressy your denim looks depends largely on accessories and shoes.”
I read that as earring, necklaces and cool belts! Thanks Ralph! I’ll be dressing up my jeans with wilder jewelry accessories!
This Santa Barbara jewelry designer is loving the jewelry in your future. Here is the Calla Gold Jewelry Spring Jewelry Trends of 2013!
Spring Jewelry Trends 2013 High Points
Chandelier and Dangle Earrings
With easy to toss hair and flouncy fashion details, it’s not the year to be serious with your big chandelier earring styles, except on the red carpet of course.
Lighter, earrings that dangle with stones that are translucent and cloudy – in sexy tones like chalcedony, rose quartz and aventurine (light green) are going to get a lot of play this spring.
Popular Gem Stone Cuts, Caboshons and Slice Gems
Fun cuts to look for in your chosen gems for spring are Cabochons, that sexy rounded look invites you to look into the gem like staring into a pool of water.
Slice gems, like fizzy frozen froth on your ear blend translucence, lightness and dreamy mystery. Slice Gems are the new gem cutting method that allows you to wear a big and colorful gem earring without dragging your earlobes down.
These luscious lollypop thin, Katie-Perry-outfit-gorgeous colored earrings are all about innocent fun.
Soft Translucent Gems and a Rustic Feel in Metals
Part of the spring look in gems and jewelry is a soft and almost rustic feel. This is achieved with matte finishes for the metals and translucence choices in gems.
Amber Glow, Earthy and Natural
Other interesting spring choices will be amber with it’s always unique interior views.
No two pieces are the same and with the desire for an individual style, amber with it’s ever unique look from piece to piece let’s every woman who chooses amber stand alone.
Amber also a creates a beautiful fire-ember-glow-accent to frame your face.
Amber even comes in green, naturally!
Drusy Quartz, Texture and Wow Factor
Drusy quartz with it’s misbehavin’ messy-sparkly-mystery look is a winner for spring with it’s alluring peek inside-a-quartz-geode feel.
Gem Trade Net says, “Drusy’s are gemstones with a natural surface texture much like fine sugar crystals that formed on the Quartz by the phenomena of micro-crystalline facets millions of years ago. Drusy crystals went unnoticed in the jewelry world until recently, when they began appearing in the work of noted carvers and jewelry designers.”
Wear it in a ring so your friends can grab your hand and drool.
Gold Bangle Bracelets Earthy and Versatile
Gold bracelets with a nod to higher gold prices are thin, feminine and delicate in make, with rustic matte and hammering finishes to give them extra oomph.
And for the bangles on the left the influence of dark and edgy is created using a black rhodium finish over the gold.
Vintage Jewelry, in on a Tide of Hollywood Period Movies
For vintage lovers, your ship has come in. The vintage look is very hot right now with art deco at the forefront. Vintage pieces go beautifully with the bright emerald green color of the year and other bright color notes.
Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake in Style
It is the year of the snake and with snakes coming out of hibernation soon, spring is just the time to rock your snake themed jewelry (pins, rings, earrings).
Diamonds and the Hotness of Black Diamonds
In the world of diamonds, black and white diamond combinations are dynamic.
But black in springtime? Yes black is the statement for fashion forward, edgy and cool.
When you use black diamonds less is more. I’m speaking to size of gem. To get the maximum glitz factor from your black diamonds use lots of little ones instead of one big one.
Black Rhodium Heats up a White Hot Trend
When black rhodium is added at the edges of slice gem earring settings for a touch of night, the vampire chic comes in to add hipness to their beauty.
Black rhodium is showing up in jewelry from edgy jewelry designers the world over.
Black rhodium also improves the look of off-color diamonds and older cut diamonds.
A Black Rhodium finish makes engraving look more dimensional.
Happily black rhodium is showing up on wedding rings and it looks awesome!
See my post about black rhodium.
Which Spring “Touch of Fresh” or “Kiss of Night” Will You Embrace?
Will you rock new bigger slice gem earrings in soft dreamy gem colors? Or will you give yourself the gift of that emerald you’ve always wanted because it’s the color of the year? Or will you spice up that outfit with black diamond accessories? Or perhaps you’ll go in search of a crystalline fantasy with drusy quartz for something your jewelry collection has never seen before? Which do you pine for this spring? Tell me!!
Your Spring Jewelry Trend Spotter, Calla Gold!