|By Catherine Dayrit
November 30, 2009
When it comes to bangles, “the more the merrier,” says Helena Krodel of the Jewelry Information Center (JIC), citing rose-cut diamond versions, rose gold and hand-hammered gold incarnations as top styles.
Large cocktail rings remain red-carpet faves, and oversized ones can stand in for bracelets, says Duvall O’ Steen of the World Gold Council. Of-the-moment styles include floral motifs and avant-garde shapes, says the Diamond Information Center’s (DIC) Jamie Cadwell.
As with bangles, consumers shouldn’t be afraid to stack big, bold cuffs, says the JIC’s Krodel, adding that cuffs are one of the easiest red-carpet looks to emulate, with plenty of affordable versions on the market.
“In terms of every day, hoop earrings are absolutely the number one earring trend,” says the JIC’s Krodel.
“It’s such a classic look,” the DIC’s Cadwell says of the diamond drop earrings that have popped up on the red carpet. To get similar diamond looks for less, Cadwell advises consumers to seek out pave and rose-cut versions.
|Source: National Jeweler Network