Cynthia Swyla of JCK posted a wonderful blog entry today about the circle trend in jewelry this season, packed with amazing photos and suggestions. What’s the circle trend? From hoop earrings to collar necklaces, circles will be seen a’plenty this summer.
Round, Like a Circle in a Spiral . . .
By Cynthia Sliwa
Posted on May 2, 2011 in Jewels on Jewels
You don’t need to go round and round on this. . . circles are a popular design motif this season. Circles are inherently present in a number of trends which I have previously highlighted. Rigid collar necklaces are often circular, as are the vast majority of the bangle bracelets that are currently so popular. Many a pendant is a round flat disk in shape. And when large hoop earrings dangle rather than intersect the wearer’s ears, creating a variation on a doorknocker design, they present a prominent circular design motif. Sometimes dots intermix with dashes. Sometimes circles are concentric; sometimes they appear in multiples of the same or varying sizes.Circles are also showing up. . . .
As the shape of eyewear lenses (photo from the May 2011 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine) . . .
In the shape of handbag handles (photo of Salvatore Ferragamo bag from the May 2011 issue of Marie Claire) . . .
As grommets in a sweater from Marni (pictured in the May 2011 issue of Marie Claire; the bangles are from Monique Pean) . . .
And in polka dots showing up in all manner of fashions and accessories (featured in the March 2011 issue of Real Simple).
A wide variety of circle-centric jewelry designs have been gracing the pages of the fashion magazines.
The March 2011 issue of Marie Claire featured a ruffled dress and matching head scarf from D&G worn with double circle earrings from Dominique Aurientis and a necklace with round pendant from Stella McCartney. The bracelets are from House of Lavande, Megan Odabash, and The Branch.
Actress Abbie Cornish is pictured in the April 2011 issue of InStyle wearing her own dress accompanied by a circle-centered gold-plated necklace from By Boe.