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Chinoiserie Trends in Jewelry

What a pleasure to see this delicate Asian influence in jewelry trends this year. Check out some popular pieces featured in Jennifer Heebner’s column in JCK. And remember, if a piece strikes your fancy, we can personalize it and recreate it for a fraction of the cost.


Asian influences like origami folds, flowers, and kimono silhouettes were strong on Spring 2013 runways, meaning that jewelers will want to accessorize the looks with complimentary pieces. Think long tassel necklaces or earrings, bamboo and/or cherry blossom themes, jade, Chinese characters, and more. And, don’t rule out homage to the animal of the year per the Chinese calendar: snakes for 2013, and even dragons from 2012 still feel current.

Pandora Cherry Blossom earrings in 14k gold with enamel

Cherry Blossom earrings in 14k gold with pink enamel, $260; Pandora

Kir Collection silver tassel earrings with green onyx

Chandi Chain earrings in silver with green onyx and curb chain loop tassels, $395; Kir Collection

Samuel B leather bracelet with silver and dragon motif

Wide leather bracelet with silver Dragon motif ornament, $510; Samuel B. Collection

American Estate silver Cherry Blossom earrings with pink tourmaline

Cherry Blossom earrings in silver with 24k gold backs and 1.92 cts. t.w. pink tourmaline, $550; American Estate

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