Spring is in full gear, it’s time to put away your heavy sweaters and coats and get out your spring dresses, sandals, and shorts. The savviest fashionistas don’t just update their clothing with the seasons; they also change out their accessories, like purses and scarves. While often overlooked, the upgrade of one key accessory staple can make you the envy of your friends and coworkers: your jewelry!
There are three schools of thought in upgrading jewelry for the season: First, a small collection of timeless pieces custom jewelry can be swapped around and used seasonally to maintain its freshness no matter how long you’ve owned them. Second, many choose to purchase, almost exclusively, high fashion, trendy pieces, regularly buying new and selling old. A third school of thought recommends periodically using your classic pieces to create custom jewelry. Your classic pearl necklace, for example, can be repurposed by a custom jewelry maker in Okemos, MI, to become trendy pearl drop earrings and a gold and pearl choker.
Of course, you don’t have to be hemmed in by choosing just one school of thought where your jewelry is concerned, but you should keep an eye on the latest jewelry fashion trends and use your jewelry as a timeless accessory that can be adapted to the season.
Here’s a quick look at what’s hot in jewelry this spring.
DELICATE, PERSONAL NECKLACES
Carrie Bradshaw should probably be credited with this trend. Carrie Bradshaw, portrayed by Jessica Parker in “Sex and the City,” often wore a gold necklace personalized with her name in cursive on the late ‘90s-early ‘00s HBO series. The hottest trend of the time, it wasn’t quite as popular in the last decade, but the fashion is roaring back this spring. While individual names are popular, some trendsetters are choosing delicate gold or silver chains personalized with things like crosses, hearts or meaningful words like “love” or “joy.” The key to wearing this style is choosing something that has meaning to you and wearing it well.
Everything old is new again, especially with the latest rage for rose gold. Rose gold is a gold with a pinkish hue. It’s a gold alloy, similar to white or yellow gold, but using slightly different mixes of metals. White gold, for instance, uses a higher percentage of silver. With rose gold, higher percentages of copper yield a spectacular, warm rosy-hue.
The soft hue looks good with every skin tone, which may be one reason so many stars and trendsetters are flocking to it. Scroll through any fashionistas’ Instagram account and you’re likely to find at least one rose gold piece, whether it’s a stylish ring with three-tone gold or elegant rose gold earrings offset by diamonds.
Heart-shaped jewelry, once the star of the junior high set, is now getting a high fashion makeover for adults. Whether it’s a pair of earrings in heart-shaped outline styled in gold, silver or rose gold, or a sophisticated bracelet dotted with hearts and pearls, this trend hit the runways last fall, and now it’s everywhere.
From romantic pieces to bold and daring, personalized necklaces, updating your fine jewelry this season is a great way to look your best using timeless classics to elevate your style.
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