Necklace sets took on renewed importance in spring fashion as they caught on with every age group. That importance continues through the fall. Gold plating becomes a bigger player in costume jewelry trends for the fall and metal designs will equal or surpass beads. The size, color, and designs of necklaces brings new excitement to costume jewelry this fall.
Metal Necklace Sets
From layered chains to hammered discs, metals are important in fall necklace designs. Bold designs with large metal pendants are in as well as hand-made looks with hammered metal. Dangling coins and discs are fashionable. Filigree, both fine and bold, will be seen. Textured metals and long chains mixed with beads, or multiple layered chains are stylish. Geometrics including ovals, circles, and checker board designs are all part of the fashion trends. Look for more gold and darker platings in necklaces this fall.
Chunky designs that were popular in the spring continue in the fall. Only costume jewelry can deliver this look at an affordable price, so costume jewelry stays on the fast track. Fabulous looks with stunning colors are created with large beads in dyed woods, ceramics, and more. Bold fabrics colored beads are new for the fall. Multiple strands of smaller beads that form a bold fashion look are trendy. Ornate necklace designs with a heavy look inspired by India are stylish. Large pearl beads with bows and ribbons are back. Chunky wood beads with an African inspiration are in. With chunky jewelry in fashion, the beauty of costume jewelry really shines. So take advantage of the trends and enjoy the excitement of chunky jewelry for the fall.
Mainstream of Fashion Necklaces
The average shopper on Main Street is not always comfortable with the daring fashion seen on the runways and in fashion magazines. A toned down look in neckwear with beauty and good taste appeals to this market. Nearly every bold design covered in necklace trends is available in moderate size to satisfy even the most conservative shoppers. In addition, this season offers a beautiful array of classic jewelry that will have universal appeal.
Gemstones are blended into costume jewelry designs to create color with natural beauty. The necklace sets that include semiprecious stone have a higher perceived value than costume jewelry alone. This season blackstone provides "the new black" in fashion trends. Amethyst gives the deep purples. Lapis, sodalite, and turquoise compliment the family of blues. Unakite and aventurine are excellent with the greens. Carnelian and red jasper coordinate with browns. Coral will be huge as an accessory as well as a color in apparel. Other natural materials creating classic designs are dyed woods, polished woods, and dyed shell.
Ceramics are creating breath-taking designs in necklace sets. This art has been nearly forgotten in costume jewelry until recently. Beautiful glazed ceramic beads are adding stunning color to necklace sets in designs that appeal to every taste.
The most beautiful new developments in costume jewelry are created in the art of glass. Necklaces focusing on glass pendants are inspired by the art of Murano glass. The results are simple designs with breath-taking beauty. Goldstone beads and pendants contribute to costume jewelry with the traditional gold color as well as black and midnight blue. Opalite is a glass art that creates beads and pendants with the milky white color and subdued fire of opals. Millefiori (1,000 flowers) is an art that melts glass rods together to produce beads with unique designs of tiny flowers.
Fall fashion trends make their greatest statement in necklace sets. It is the first jewelry accessory that catches a person's eye. Enjoy neckwear this season because necklace sets are not only "in", they are beautiful.