Fashion keeps getting stranger and stranger. Even wearing purple feathers as hair accessories is common these days (I confess. I own a feather headband or two). But when it comes to jewelry, many women opt for tried and true pieces. Diamond journey necklaces, diamond stud earrings and dainty diamond bracelets are the most common items found in a woman’s jewelry box. These classic trends aren’t going anywhere either. Tried and true jewelry pieces will continue to be popular throughout 2010.
This is because jewelry is a lasting purchase. So when men buy jewelry for women or women buy something for themselves, they don’t want it to be a fickle fashion trend. No surprise then that diamond jewelry will continue to be a female’s fav this year, but it does not mean there won’t be twists. I am the diamond girl after all!
Although the majority of jewelry worn will stay within the classic category, women will also choose to accessorize with bold pieces. Jewelry is a tale of two cities after all. To achieve this bolder look, women will pile on the cuffs and bracelets. Like 2009, 2010 is all about making statements. Dangle-style earrings channel this more intense look and continue to be a top pick. From diamond drop earrings to gold hoops with diamonds, it’s impossible to go wrong with a dangle.
Classic pieces will also be given a bolder look in 2010 by layering jewelry pieces together. This applies to everything from cocktail rings to necklaces. For a unique take on a classic diamond pendant necklace, wrap it around your wrist and transform it into a bracelet, for example. It’s fashion forward and classic.
The sky is the limit when it comes to jewelry in 2010. Celestial-themed jewelry is a top pick. Stars and moons are infiltrating the jewelry scene, with diamonds popping up here and there amongst the celestial themes. Flower motifs will also continue to be worn this year, especially sprouting up this spring.
Black and white motifs persist in proving people like dichotomy in their designs. Darkened metals paired with diamonds make a bold statement, as do black diamonds paired with white metal. The color scheme ranges in everything from earrings to bracelets. That said, white on white is a hit too. Diamonds always work well with white gold. Cluster gemstones and diamonds also make their way in everything from necklaces to rings, generating a big look with a smaller price tag.
Textured metals are also a key trend as are antique-style pieces. Old or young, everyone likes jewelry that has a history. This trend ranges from overt antique-like (wearing a coin) to subtle antique-like (wearing a grandmother’s diamond pendant necklace).
Although trends vary from person to person, it’s safe to say that 2010 will stay classy when it comes to jewelry.