NEW YORK, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jewelry Information Center, the source for fine jewelry and watch trends, unveils the hottest trends in fine jewelry for spring. Not just an accessory, jewelry is an integral part of fashion. This spring, jewelry boxes everywhere should get a spring cleaning and make way for these hot jewelry styles:
Spring has sprung two stand-out styles of earrings: the button and the ear climber. Buttons, one may recall, were popular in the 1950s and then again in the 1980s. Today, button earrings are scaled down in size, making them appealing to all age groups. Popular styles include: small clusters of colored gemstones, colored gemstones with light pink hue (such as morganite, kunzite and pink quartz), tasteful floral designs and pave diamond ovals. Ear climbers, as the name connotes, literally reach up the earlobe towards the temple creating a dramatic effect. Snakes and leaves are often used, giving this style an organic look.
Large necklaces will be a significant accessory. This season, necklaces inspired by scarves – long with tassel ends – are meant to be tied and wrapped. Another popular style is the classic, chic chain-link necklace. These will be shorter than we have seen in years past and worn closer to the neck. Lastly, bold pendants in the shapes of falcons, eagles, feathers and snakes are a strong trend and come to life in oxidized sterling silver.
"Organic" and "interesting" are the two words one can use to describe fashion rings for spring. Some of the noteworthy gemstones featured in rings this spring are opaque, sultry gems like moonstone, hematite, rutilated quartz, lapis lazuli and labradorite. Long gone are the days when women want to wear only perfectly faceted gemstones with no inclusions. Today, women appreciate the imperfections as well as the conversations that ensue because of their unique beauty.
Good-bye gladiator bracelets; hello malleable mini-cuff! Due to the high price of gold, large bracelets are sized down this season. Bracelets made from sterling silver and blackened sterling silver will be prevalent; however, gold bracelets with open-work treatments continue to remain popular.
Visit Jewelry Information Center's website, www.JIC.org, for more jewelry trends and to find a reputable Jewelers of America member near you so you can shop with confidence.
SOURCE Jewelry Information Center