What Are the Newest Trends in Jewelry for 2014?

What sets the tone for jewelry trends? Who picks them and how do they decide what’s IN?  Well, it isn’t just one thing. Jewelry trends seen at fashion shows and award shows like the Golden Globes are one indication of what’s HOT. What women are wearing on the Red Carpet gets noticed immediately and the demand grows from there. A lot of market research goes into deciding what’s Hot and what’s Not and here are the winners for 2014.

Pantone Color Institute has announced THE color for 2014 to be Radiant Orchid.  This color was in evidence in the Spring 2014 runway shows of several designers. The reason this is important is because fine jewelers look to the latest color trend to know how to color-block their jewelry with the clothes.

The latest trends run the gamut from pearls to gold to colored stones. A lot of Art Deco, yellow gold and geometric styles were worn this year at the Golden Globe Awards. Amy Poehler wore an oversized yellow gold cuff bracelet reminiscent of the gladiator’s style. There were plenty of yellow gold earrings on view which were coupled with pearls, onyx and diamonds galore. Stickpins, chevrons and pyramid shapes and body jewelry will also be HOT! HOT! HOT!

And what’s the forecast for this year’s hottest trends? Let’s take a look:

Abalone

Expect to see this pearl beauty in a variety of jewelry styles. A lot of blue was worn by the ladies on the red carpet this year and abalone fit right in. Its color seems to take on and complement whatever color clothing is being worn with it. This pearl dazzler has the best of both worlds – it’s exotic looking yet inexpensive.

Colors

Look for lots of orange, blue and yellow gold in jewelry this year. Since Radiant Orchid is the color to match with, orange will color-block with it and look fantastic! An orange geometric bracelet with a Radiant Orchid ensemble will make both items pop!  Blue is still a strong color trend in jewelry collections. You can find many styles of jewelry that are using topaz, tanzanite and sapphires in the design with stunning results. And, of course, that perennial favorite – gold.  Anything from gold chains to gold stickpins to stud earrings will have yellow gold as part of the design. And since the price of gold has dropped over 29% to date, look for more variety in designs using this wonderful metal.

Bracelets, Watches, Geometry

Because this spring’s fashions have a lot of bare arm showing, look to see lots of cuff, bangles and stacking bracelets on view. And with all the talk about the Apple smartwatch, look for a renewed interest in fine watches in general.

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