Summer and Fall Jewelry Trends for 2005
Natural Materials and Ethnic Styles Add
Flavor to Your Summer & Fall Wardrobes
Summer and fall fashions are continuing along the
neutral and pale-colored trend we've seen during the past year.
Jewelry manufacturers are ready for the look, offering plenty of
options to help you either spice up your colors in a big way or
blend with the neutrals for a more subdued appearance.
Think bold, random and asymmetrical this year. Go
for big, brightly colored beads in long strands that drape
around your neck, or pick shorter necklaces made with an
assortment of bead sizes and styles.
Slip some bangles around your wrist and don't
worry if they don't "match." Try metal bangles stacked on either
side of brassy-looking versions--or mix them with colors that
reveal your own style.
Rings are bold too. Put away your narrow band
with a gemstone on top and try a wide band made from natural
materials or from chunks of molten glass.
Forzieri's ring assortment gives you an excellent
preview of the possibilites.
Gems of different shades can be combined to
really splash the color. You might see different types of big
and bold cuts that help reveal the intensity of stones. Opaque
gemstones are a good choice too and work well with natural
2005 Jewelry Overview
Earthy Colors and Materials
You'll find an increase in jewelry made from
woods, stone and shells this year. These organic components are
a good choice when you want to add color and visual
texture to your ensemble.
Metals Are Big
Brassy and vintage-looking metals are
everywhere in the form of bracelets, beads, chains and other
jewelry. Bracelets might be hammered or adorned with
vintage-looking motifs. Try mixing your metal jewelry with
jewelry made from earthy materials and brightly colored
Ethnic jewelry includes African inspired
jewelry and accessories and jewelry styles that are associated
with other specific locations. Mediterranean styles are popular,
especially jewelry with a vintage look. Beachy looking
jewelry--made from shells, pearls and pale gems, is another hit
for summer and fall.
Many styles of ethnic jewelry are made from
natural materials so they're a perfect match for current trends.
Explore the ethnic jewelry on Ethnos.biz. For antique jewelry
try Black Dog Antiques.
Turquoise and Other Semi-Precious Gems
Turquoise and coral remain popular and you'll
see a growing demand for jewelry made with colorful pearls,