Jewelry for the summer season this year is very diverse, ranging from the colorful to the tribal/ethnic look. Having a combination of both in your armoire can be had (I have African mask necklaces laid next to some vintage beaded necklaces in my armoire) and will not look unusual at all. Look for designers such as Adrienne Vittadini, Malene Birger, and Ten Thousand Things among the top picks for jewelry trends this summer 2012 season. Below are the hot jewelry trends for nest season:
This bright, colorful beaded bracelet is the perfect accessory for a little white summer dress. Created by Adrienne Vittadini, the bracelet measures 1 3/4″ wide and has 6 rows of beads strung on a wire base. The name of this bracelet is Gypsy for its perfect blend of summer colors. There is also a pair of matching earrings in a grape-cluster form that measures 1.5″ long. The price of this bracelet is only $28.00, with the matching earrings at $26.00. The set is available through Adrienne Vittadini.com.
Tom Binns, the Irish jewelry designer, uses cameos and Swarovski crystals in his latest creations. His Dot Dash crystal necklace certainly looks more like fine jewelry compared to costume jewelry. Here we see yellow, light green, red and purple Swarovski crystals with their neon colors all aglow. This necklace can be matched with a white, tan, or black dress for the evening. Available from Net-A-Porter for $430.00.
Imagine wearing pink opals in the morning, during the day, or at night. One of the most versatile stones around, opals – like pearls – look fabulous on any woman and cast a special glow upon her skin. Designed by Ten Thousand Things, these pink opal floral earrings measure 5/16″ in size, are set in sterling silver, and suspended on ear wires. Available through Ylang 23 for $80.00.
Pile on the bangles this summer using these Eileen bangles from Amrita Singh. The alternating metal and beaded designs will be a conversation piece whether you wear these to work or a nightclub. You can wear these all at once or just a few at a time. The entire set measures 3.5″ high when they are stacked together on your wrist. This particular set comes in blue, black, coral, or white. Blue is my choice of color here. Available from Amrita Singh for $40.00.
Lastly, go for the ethnic look with this Salvaza Shield necklace by Malene Birger. It would not be difficult finding something of this design on a larger scale if you were to go on an archaeological dig in France. The shield has lozenge-shaped details, leather, and beads that make this a piece of the past. Available from Milk for $342.00.