Guest Author - Faith Ford
It’s 2011, but you should know that Statement Jewelry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. People want to stand out in an affordable way, and the fact of the matter is that it’s a great way to do so. As an alternative, you can also mix the unexpected with the expected when wearing fashion jewelry necklaces, fashion jewelry bracelets, and fashion jewelry rings. Big and bold still seems to be more than a fashion trend with chunky necklaces that bring the drama. This is easily achieved with beaded jewelry necklaces and heavy metal necklaces with smooth or textured surfaces that accentuate the neckline.
Costume jewelry has come a long way since the common pre-packaged sets that you may have purchased in the past. Some pieces are huge contenders against even some fine jewelry that is sold in jewelry stores. What you want to remember is to remain original. Unique vintage pieces can also show your sense of style, and you can feel good about knowing that everyone won’t have on whatever you choose to buy.
Motif jewelry, featuring elephants, coins, and snakes, will be extremely in style for the upcoming warm weather months. Not only will it make you feel like you’re on an island oasis vacation, but you’ll look like you’re on vacay too. Another hot 2011 jewelry trend is Nature’s jewelry, which represents or mimics objects found in nature like stones, turquoise, and shells. Its influence originated from Native American and African tribes, and will give the wearer an ethnic or tribal look. When it comes to popularity, expect to see lots of Geode jewelry. It will have a strong presence as consumers venture to try something a bit different with its jagged gemstone or rock appeal.
Colors choices can vary from season to season, but the chosen hues of 2011 are exotic and destination inspired. You’ll see lots of coral rose, turquoise, lavender, golden yellow magenta, russet (like the potato), and silver peony (a pale pink with gray tones). These bright colors will be combined with metallics and black, and neutral clear pieces will remain popular as they are also mixed with other jewelry pieces with pops of color.
To sum things up, some of the hottest jewelry trends for 2011 will include, bold statement necklaces, medallion pendants, cutting edge motifs, gemstone necklaces, (real or faux), and collar necklaces. You can also go green and be fashionable in necklaces composed of eco-friendly materials like wood, bone, or stone. In the end it’s all good, but once again, the bottom line is to remain original by making whatever you wear your own!