Jewels are a girl’s best friend
Fine jewelry trends change at a glacial pace.
After all, who wants to sink hundreds or even thousands of dollars into something that will look dated next season? No one in their right mind. So jewelry designers, retailers and manufacturers have to work harder to generate excitement about their bangles, baubles and bright shiny things.
Women want the most glamour and glitz for their dollars, says Thomas A. Andruskevich, chairman and CEO of Mayors Jewelers.
“Women are definitely getting their bling-bling on. You only have to look at that Gap commercial with Madonna and Missy Elliott to see how women are wearing their diamonds today. These are women with children and careers. They don’t need permission to buy anything. They are lots of diamond divas out there.”
The Hot List
Right-hand rings (either treat yourself to a new diamond ring or recycle heirloom pieces).
Chandelier earrings (the bigger and flashier, the better).
Coral (from pink to orange).
Three-stone diamond jewelry (representing the past, present and future, three-stone jewelry is a fave rave on the hands and necks of the youthquake to convey commitment and love).
Charms and pendants (Britney Spears, Madonna and Demi Moore all wear delicate charms – from initials to the zodiac).
White gold and platinum bridal jewelry (it’s still the dominant look, but yellow gold is making a strong showing as estate pieces get fashion’s spotlight).
Source: Northen Star