Give the bling a rest and put away inexpensive plastics because the classic look in costume jewelry comes to full blossom in the Spring of 2007. The ravishing beauty of gemstone, Murano style glass, shell, ceramics, and crystal glass are part of the picture, but there's even more in this season's glamorous trends that raise the bar in costume jewelry.
Costume Jewelry Designs
The necklace set rises to new importance this season with long designs very in and layered jewelry continuing to be good.
Metal play a bigger part with spacing in long necklaces and long chain designs. But costume jewelry in a season that has something for everyone doesn't have to be long. Chokers and shorten necklaces offer hammered metals for a hand-made look and geometrics are good with circles being most important.
Round shapes go beyond geometrics this season with old world looks using large disc pendants and metal rings spacing gemstone and glass show pieces. Earrings and bracelets use concentric circles and bold loops. The go to plating is silver, but the warmth of gold cannot be ignored as it climbs in popularity.
Grey and white are important in the summer of 2007, as well as off-white, light browns, and shades of sage. Think Caribbean in brights with shades of peach, aqua, fuchsia, teal green, and yellow.
Expect gemstone components to be unusually big this season in providing the season's color palette in costume jewelry. Shell and wood will bring the natural colors to fashion jewelry. Add to this the ever-improving art of Murano style glass and glass crystal and the summer of 2007 will become a new benchmark in the beauty of classic jewelry.
Facets in Costume Jewelry Trends
Classic components are not the only trend in the diverse world of fashion. Denims will be huge impact on summer fashion and with them Southwest designer looks. Silver plating with a Southwest motif will enjoy popularity this summer in total metal designs or highlighted with simulated jet, turquoise, or coral.
Spring previews began with designers showing new lines dominated by floral designs. Accessories, especially brooches, will reflect the garden theme with blossoms, butterflies, lady bugs, and dragonflies.
The classic look reflects values, and with values comes history. So expect retro looks to be a player with vintage designs reinventing the Victorian era. Antique platings, filigree designs, and cameos harken back to Victorian times that changed the direction of fashion jewelry forever.
A return to values also awakens spiritual and caring feelings. Metal bracelets and necklaces engraved with verses and words of hope are not new, but this season they will enjoy a resurgence of popularity. The trend has already started with some wholesalers reporting it is their hottest item.
Costume jewelry is indispensable this season, not only because it is the fashion trend, but because it reaches an historical high in aesthetic beauty.