New Year, New Jewelry! Are you looking to add personal style and extra sparkle and flair to your jewelry wardrobe this year? Whether you decide to adorn yourself with your monogram, a pile of "skinnies", or a flock of feathered friends - the choices are many and the possibilities are endless. Here's my Top 10 Hit List for 2014:
1. Monograms + Words of Endearment
If you're a girl who likes to feel connected to her jewelry monogram and message jewelry has your name written all over it. Monograms and words of endearment are on the necks of starlets, fashionistas and jewelry lovers from coast to coast. Share your story with the world and feel like you're wearing a warm hug when you look down at your personal treasure.
Some of my top picks include: Moon and Lola Metal Script Monogram Necklace, Daniela Swaebe "Inspire to Dazzle" Macramé Bracelet, Daniela Swaebe "Delilah Trio" Necklace
2. Pendant Revival
Bold, beautiful pendants take center stage this year. Choose one with a vividly colored stone, an artful carving or a long pendulum design and create a singular sensation around your neck!
Top Picks Include:Himalayan Gems Moonstone and Blue Topaz Flower Pendant, Sajen Silver Blue Lapis, Drusy Carved Elephant Pendant, Rarities 9.23ct Zircon and Black Spinel Vermeil "Horn" Pendant, Deb Guyot Designs Black Spinel and Herkimer Quartz 32" Necklace
3. Fringe Benefits
Fabulous fringe was all over the 2014 runways and worn in every different medium from suedes and bright colored glass beads, to heavier metals. Enliven your everyday workwear with jazzy style and enjoy all the fringe benefits!
Some of my Favorites are:Himalayan Gems Potay Bead Fringe-Style Drop Earrings Heidi Daus "Oh, So Pretty" Beaded Tassel Drop Crystal-Accented Bangle Bracelet Stately Steel Beaded Fringe Necklace and Hoop Earrings.
4. Skinny Bangles
Here's the skinny on bangles - A stack of "skinnies" is a look that's big on style for 2014! Mix, match, and layer them with other skinny bangles in different colors and textures, or keep them uniform - you are the curator!
Some of our favorites are:Jay King Anhui Turquoise Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet Colleen Lopez "Sensational 60" Interlocking Bangle Bracelets Rarities 10.02 Black Spinel Set of 3 Bangle Bracelets Colleen Lopez 5.04ct London Blue Topaz 7" Cuff Bracelet
5. Friendship Bracelets
The macrame friendship bracelets of your childhood have grown up! 2014 is all about expressing your love and what better way to do it than friendship bracelets made out of leathers and suedes? The BFF symbol is now matured into an infinity sign and the rainbow colored plastic beads are now a sophisticated gemstone and pearl! Even the men can get in on this trend! Tell your favorite guy how much they mean to you with a handsome bracelet to symbolize your love!
Some top picks:Michael Anthony Jewelry Infinity Station Cord Bracelet, Marjorica 6mm Manmade Organic Pearl 7" Cord Bracelet, Roberto Faraone Mennella "L'infinito" Bracelet; Men's Stainless Steel and Leather Wire Woven Bracelet
6. The Birds + The Bees
Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above, and a thing called Love (sing it with me)! Bejeweled flying friends are popping up everywhere on the jewelry scene and jewelry mavens are flocking toward these kitchy pieces that are a sure way to add flight of fancy to your wardrobe!
Some of our favorites are: Sajen Silver Multigemstone "Dragonfly" Sterling Silver Pendant; Rara Arvis by Iris Apfel Multicolor Crystal "Toucan" Pin Rara Arvis by Iris Apfel "Owl" Pin/Pendant Heidi Daus "Pretty as a Peacock" Crystal Ring
7. Spring Ethnics
Get ready to be bit by the travel bug! Global glam beaded necklaces will make you feel like you're on vacation - even in the dead of winter! These beaded creations are stunning in bright colors and of genuine gems and glass beads and will add exotic flair to your everyday wardrobe. Indulge the boho girl in you and satisfy your wanderlust with a bold, colorful beaded necklace!
Check out a few of my top picks: Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Bold Multigemstone Pendant Necklace Himalayan Gems Waterfall Potay Necklace Jay King 3-Row Anhui Turquoise 19" Necklace Jay King 3-Row Amethyst and Turquoise 18" Necklace
8. Get Pinned
Approach the broach - it's time to get pinned! On the runways, designers gave a nod to the past with pretty pins adorning shoulders, waists and necklines. Pay homage to your grandmother's style from yesterday with a new vintage inspired accessory today!
Some of my favorites are:Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Carved "Butterfly Pin/Pendant Heidi Daus "Endless Beauty" Pin Heidi Daus "Whimsical Floral" Crystal Pin Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Multigemstone "Dragonfly" Pin/Pendant
9. Coastal Treasures
The sea is calling - Relax your style with some coastal treasures! This look is all about adding beautiful pearls, abalone shells, and genuine coral to your everyday outfits. The best part is, you don't have to wait until spring to wear these because they give a serene vibe to even the most structured outfit. Channel you inner mermaid this year and look to the ocean for jewelry inspiration.
Colleen Lopez Calcite and Cultures Mabé Pearl Ring Imperial Pearls Set of 10 Multicolored Pearl Bracelets ANTHOLOGY Reversible Lapis & Abolone Heart-Shaped Pendant ANTHOLOGY Red Coral Hinged Bangle Bracelet
10. Cross Your Heart
Of course, crosses are always popular, however, 2014 will be known for amping up one of our most beloved jewelry pieces. Bold gemstones make a statement of faith on your neck, hand, or finger! As a symbol of your faith or a fashion statement - A beautiful new cross will make a heavenly addition to your jewelry wardrobe.
Bali Designs by Robert Manse 2.3ct Blue Topaz 18K Accented Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Heidi Daus "Hope Never Dies" Crystal Cross Ring Real Collectible by Adrienne Jeweled Cross Pendant AKKAD "Forever Glory" Crystal Cross Drop Bracelet
There you have it - my top 10 Jewelry Trends for this year! Here is a nod to the past and a big smile to the future....It's your year to shine!!