Are you ready for spring- summer? Make sure you’re prepped for a new season’s worth of jewelry by brushing up on your jewelry vocabulary. Here are the buzzwords you’ll want to remember in the coming months:
Bangles. Arm candy is the way to go in 2012; stack ’em up for a mega-trendy look, and use colored ones to add a little zing to neutral clothing. Wood and jeweled cuffs will both be popular again this year. A good one to start with? Zariin’s ‘Whispering Woods’, with uncut stones like agate and amethyst.
Color. Many seasons see a strong pull toward one group of colors, but not this season. Spring-Summer 2012 offers fashionistas plenty of options in both bold brights and sweet pastels. The freshest looks, however, mix a bit of both: orange with lavender, sage green with hot pink, etc.
Floral. Echoing the floral designs in some of the clothing on the Spring-Summer 2012 runways, this season’s jewelry gets a seasonal kick from floral motifs. You can find them on necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, lending a feminine flair to even the chunkiest pieces of jewelry.
Necklaces. The spring-summer runways featured an abundance of ladylike peplum silhouettes and pastel hues, but designers cleverly walked the line between sweet and saccharine by adding statement necklaces. Whether lengthy or simply swinging with stones, these necklaces demand attention.
Oversized earrings. Big, bold chandelier earrings are having a moment, and the more jaw-dropping they are, the better! Semi-precious stones and sumptuous colors give this trend a tribal feel. There’s nothing dainty about these danglers, so be sure to pare down the rest of your jewelry so your earrings can take center stage.
Stones. Semi-precious stones will have their heyday this spring, so what better time to pick up a new piece from Zariin? The fledgling jewelry company is already rising through the ranks to become one of India’s leading fashion brands, with plans to open a flagship store in India in the near future. Sisters Mamta and Vidhi Gupta focus on using semi-precious stones in their designs to produce pieces that are both lighthearted and elegant.