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We love the simple necklace trend that’s going off this holiday. (It sure beats some of the more ostentatious statement necklaces.) But like all trends, you should know how to wear them. Here’s a few pointers.
According to Forbes:
New Delicates: “With this season’s delicate pieces it’s all about playing with proportion and opting for more. Layering is key so be mindful of the different silhouettes you pair together. Start with a shorter 14″ or 15″ chain as an anchor, then tuck a 16″ – 18″ chain underneath and finish off with a new Y-neck silhouette. Because the pendants are delicate, you can really play with iconography and charms in a way that’s playful, but still very luxe. For example, match up an evil eye charm with a hexagon pendant and a spiked Y-neck.”
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At this point, most of us have heard about moissanite and other alternatives to natural diamonds. But unlike years ago (remember cubic zirconia anyone?), synthetic, or lab grown diamonds are becoming a viable and respectable alternative for a younger, socially conscious demographic. The public is (finally) responding.
It’s holiday time—and the media is talking about diamonds. (Yay, says the industry.) And, in contrast to most years, the stories are positive. (Yay again.) Except it’s lab-grown diamonds. (And now the industry gulps.)
As promised, Pure Grown Diamonds has orchestrated a publicity campaign to educate consumers about its man-made gems. They have been featured on Today. In The New York Times. New York Post. Bustle. Local news in New York and Miami. And via a proposal at the Superdome in New Orleans, witnessed by thousands in the stadium and all those watching at home.
Expect more stories to come. Lab-grown diamonds are an interesting story. They are a new, and as a Scio executive told me, possibly “disruptive” product.
I have long felt that the traditional diamond business underestimates the challenge posed by lab-grown diamonds. Industry executives often scoff: What groom will buy a synthetic for an engagement ring? For a symbol of love, people will want the real thing.
News flash: No company will sell these stones as synthetic. And they will stress that they are, in fact, real. (They are right about that.)
Re: the new millenials:
The millennial generation—the group that is beginning to get married and making its first trip to jewelry counters—is a particularly ripe target for this kind of pitch. They are known to be practical (i.e., frugal), they aspire to be socially conscious, and they are intrigued by technology. Lab-grown diamonds hit all of those notes.
Forever Brilliant 1ct diamond equivalent (6.5mm) Charles and Colvard created old european cut enhanced round moissanite. Includes the Charles and Colvard certificate of authenticity and limited lifetime warranty.
We’ve been on the fence about the single earring trend. Why? Well, it looks like someone lost an earring, that’s why!
But this askew earring look, we like considerably more. It offers an interesting asymmetrical look that’s fun and compelling.
Plus its one of the emerging jewelry trends for 2015.
What do you think?
I receive alerts on jewelry trends and just had to check this one out: jewelry made from skateboards. It’s a great example of upcycling as well as showcasing some amazing colors. Check it out.
While southern tier citizens dug themselves out of the snow, Katie McGinnis used the weather as an excuse to make jewelry.
McGinnis, 24, owns Trebird, an artisan jewelry business that handcrafts accessories from used skateboards. That’s right—skateboards.
“Every single color you see comes from the board itself,” McGinnis said. “Which is my favorite part – you never really know what you’re going to get until you sand through to see the boards different colored plies.”
We truly appreciate the minimal look at Joseph Schubach Jewelers. It’s nice to see women scaling back their accessories and choosing simplified pieces that add just that right touch.
Actress Sasha Alexander wore these Suzanne Kalan earrings, pictured here in yellow gold, at AFI Fest 2014, held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Nov. 12.
Minnie Driver wore a Le Vian diamond and white gold ring and bracelets to the premiere of Beyond the Lights on Nov. 12 in Hollywood.
Actress Rashida Jones chose these Jack Vartanian black diamond ear climbers to go with her dress while attending the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 28.
This is not your grandmother’s Navajo jewelry. These colorful and contemporary pieces usher in a brand new era of Navajo jewelry design. Check out Architectural Digest for more images.
Futuristic jewelry makes us rethink our idea of fashion. Suddenly accessories serve a purpose other than to make us look good. Or in this case, uses light in place of jewels. Wow.
When is jewellery not jewellery? Why, when it’s made of light instead of jewels. However, just as jewels catch the eye by sparkling, Neclumi by Jakub Koźniewski and Piotr Barszczewski at Poland-based new media art and design collective PanGenerator catches attention by interacting with the wearer.
The wearable adornment in its current stage consists of a pico projector, attached to the wearer’s chest via their clothing, and a smartphone app, which connects to the projector via HDMI cable.
Some of us assume that those of the royal ilk are almost obligated to constantly wear something new every time they appear in public. But just like us, they have their favorite pieces. Princess Kate particularly loves her pearl drop earrings…and the designer is all too happy about her smart choice.
“Kate looked radiant, elegant and eternally stylish,” jeweler Annoushka Ducas tells PEOPLE, adding: “the pearls are very easy to wear and they look great on her.”
Kate has been photographed in the 18ct yellow, gold and white pearl drops [£295] so many times, Ducas has lost count and all of the pieces Kate owns (three in total – another pair of pearl drop hoops and a diamond eternity ring) are believed to have been purchased as gifts for herself.
“She pops in unannounced and very quietly looks at what she’s after and then goes away again. It’s all very low-key,” reveals Ducas, who also sends her royal client look books and lets her try on pieces at home before making a purchase.
Most of us remember not only important dates in our life but important locations. Where was your first apartment? What restaurant were you in when you’re husband proposed? What hospital was your baby born in? One company is successfully running with the idea of producing personalized jewelry that commemorates that special location in your life.
A. Jaffe is taking personalized jewelry to the next level with its new Maps collection, which offers pieces that depict a particular spot on the globe to mark where people have met, fell in love or experienced some other significant or personal event.
The collection is available in 14-karat white or rose gold and sterling silver, and each piece features a single diamond on the map that marks a specific location. Retail prices in the line range from $125 to $1,995.
Source: National Jeweler
Sure it’s barely Fall, but it can’t hurt taking a peak into the trends evolving for 2015. Ready? (LOVE the feather watch.)