What’s hot in jewelry right now? Summer 2011 is all about big and bold statement pieces, bright colors like aqua blue turquoise to match the summer sky, and let’s not forget to thank the ever-cool Steven Tyler for bringing back feather earrings! Here, in no particular order, are the top 8 jewelry fashion trends for summer 2011.
Summer jewelry trend 1: Statement necklaces take center stage. The neckline is one of the most beautiful areas on a woman. Do it justice by wearing a graceful, draping statement necklace. Visualize a waterfall of colorful gems or pearls cascading from a silver chain.
Summer jewelry trend 2: Rings with bling. This summer, your rings can’t be too big, bright or bold. Whether you prefer round, oval or square, costume cocktail rings are a great way to make a colorful statement without breaking the bank.
Summer jewelry trend 3: Teardrop-shaped earrings. Nothing says taste and class like a pair of teardrop earrings. They’re classic and versatile, too-pair them with a pair of faded bluejeans or with your favorite cocktail party dress for a special evening out. For an added bit of glamour, choose some teardrops with some sparkle. Cheers.
Summer jewelry trend 4: Cabochon-style gem jewelry. Like cocktail rings, bigger is better when it comes to Cabochon-style stone and gem bracelets and necklaces. Go for Native American Indian-inspired pieces with large round or oval sardonyx, agate and turquoise gemstones.
Summer jewelry trend 5: The big ’80s are back! Girls still want to have fun with plastic oversized bracelets in neon pink, green and orange. They’re fun and cheap, so hit the discount department store and get an armful!
Summer jewelry trend 6: Fringe is in. The 80s aren’t the only bygone era back in vogue. Retro 60s and 70s-style fringe and tassels are hip again, dig? Remember Natalie Portman’s purple fringe earrings from The Oscars? You get the idea. Or opt for some neck candy with a wavy tassel necklace.
Summer jewelry trend 7: Feather earrings rock! Ever the trendsetter, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler reminded us how cool feather earrings look floating on air and intertwined with long hair. Also consider rocking feather clip-in hair accessories. Hair flair!
Summer jewelry trend 8: Your Grandparent’s jewelry. Speaking of retro trends, old and romantic jewelry is definitely experiencing a rebirth. Revisit your grandparent’s jewelry box for pendants with photos, war medals with ribbons and ethnic necklaces and bracelets from the old country.