Add These Looks To Your Jewelry Wardrobe

I have an amazing job. Anyone with a serious jewelry jones will understand. I get to scout out modern jewelry trade shows, previews, designer’s studios, workshops and showrooms. I also am privy to antique dealer’s hidden treasures and I am able to see all the fresh pieces  as soon as they hit the dealer’s booths at the antique and vintage shows and fairs.

This is why, at least once a month, I can give you the scoop on the trends and the items I’ve uncovered. I particularly get pumped finding jewelry from up & coming designers or independents who continue to get better and better as they grow and evolve.

Here are my picks for the trends and items that you might want to add to your jewelry wardrobe this spring/summer. 

Word Play

The meaning is in the message and the message is usually simple and pertains to love, luck, spirituality and/or these days, politics. We saw the same trend on the spring/summer into fall/winter 2017 ready-to-wear runways as we are seeing in jewelry.

Irit Designs’  oxidized sterling silver “love” bracelet with diamond accents

Suneera 925 sterling silver and diamond accented Gratitude Bracelet


Black is The Only Black

A mixed vibe of ‘80s punk meet the bold styles of Wonder Woman  and the sleek chic of Emma Peel in The Avengers.

Kristen Dorsey’s black rhodium sterling silver shield for protection, strength and courage, inspired by the motifs of her heritage as a citizen of The Chickasaw Nation, a Native American Tribe



Feral Jewelry’s large black oval onyx set into rose gold with white baguette diamonds accents.


Neck in Neck

Take your pick from necklaces and pendants in a diversity of styles. Fringe bibs, Y-shapes and lariats, meaningful, symbolic medallions and motifs and handcrafted chains layered with more delicate pedants are all being offered in different variations.

Maya J’s antique inspired gold compass with white topaz center



Colored gemstones continue to rock on as we head into summer. We especial love the variations in color in tourmalines and the stones that come out of the ground with naturally formed patterns. Colored sapphires in pretty pastels are also still a big draw in cuffs that can be piled on.


Floral Arrangements

Florals continue to bloom in all varieties of botanicals from exotics to garden varieties and in all classifications of jewelry.

Brevani’s Ginkgo ring with pave set gemstones


Campbellian Collection’s multi gemstone floral long drop floral earrings