Current Trends in Fashion Jewelry
Do you remember when fashion jewelry meant chains hanging from your
clothes and metal studs everywhere it was possible to stick a bit of
metal? If you do, then you have a long memory, because that was
almost a year ago, and the fashion jewelry world has made a radical
about-face in the time since then.
More and more, fashion jewelry is leaning from the grunge / punk
look to the more feminine but equally scary 'girly girl' look.
Costume fashion jewelry is in; the more sparkly and elaborate, the
Bakelite is out; rhinestones are coming into their own. If you go
for a girly sort of look, then try layering sparkle on top of
sparkle for a glittering array of jewelry and
sure to bedazzle
Look for bracelets that sparkle, and don't be shy about wearing them
on both wrists.
Colored jewelry isn't forbidden, but stick with
richer, darker colors; emerald rather than citrine, ruby rather than
amethyst; and layer on the rhinestones or austrian crystals for a
little extra sparkle. Avoid large chains for
jewelry; small chains on necklaces and bracelets are better,
and liquid silver is best of all.
For those who are totally not in to girly styles or fashion jewelry
that dazzles--and blinds--onlookers, the trends seem to be leaning
away from the almost masculine punk look and towards a chic
understatement. If this is more your type, look for white or black
pearls, single strand necklaces or single pearl earrings, or go for
something classic, such as single stone diamond pendants or single
stone earrings in diamond, emerald, or ruby. Remember that anything
classic or classy will always be in style. Stay traditional, or add
a little extra color to liven it up. If you're looking to make a
statement, wear different but complimentary stones in necklaces and
earrings; emeralds and sapphires, or topaz and citrine, for example.