Top 10 Jewelry Trends for 2014

New Year, New Jewelry!  Are you looking to add personal style and extra sparkle and flair to your jewelry wardrobe this year?  Whether you decide to adorn yourself with your monogram, a pile of “skinnies”, or a flock of feathered friends – the choices are many and the possibilities are endless. Here’s my Top 10 Hit List for 2014: 

 

Colleen Lopez's Jewelry Report: Top Jewelry Trends for 2014

 

1. Monograms + Words of Endearment 

If you’re a girl who likes to feel connected to her jewelry monogram and message jewelry has your name written all over it.  Monograms and words of endearment are on the necks of starlets, fashionistas and jewelry lovers from coast to coast.  Share your story with the world and feel like you’re wearing a warm hug when you look down at your personal treasure.

 Moon and Lola Metal Script Monogram NecklaceDaniela Swaebe Fashion Jewelry "Inspire to Dazzle" CZ Goldtone Macramé BraceletDaniela Swaebe Fashion Jewelry "Delilah Trio" Set of 3 Necklaces with Pendants  

Some of my top picks include: Moon and Lola Metal Script Monogram NecklaceDaniela Swaebe “Inspire to Dazzle” Macramé BraceletDaniela Swaebe “Delilah Trio” Necklace 

 

2. Pendant Revival 

Bold, beautiful pendants take center stage this year.  Choose one with a vividly colored stone, an artful carving or a long pendulum design and create a singular sensation around your neck!

 Himalayan Gems™ Moonstone Carved Flower Motif Pendant with Blue Topaz AccentsSajen Silver by Marianna and Richard Jacobs Blue Lapis and Drusy Carved Elephant Sterling Silver PendantRarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie 9.32ct White Zircon and Black Spinel Vermeil "Horn" Pendant with 32" ChainDeb Guyot Designs Black Spinel and Herkimer "Diamond" Quartz 32" Necklace

Top Picks Include:Himalayan Gems Moonstone and Blue Topaz Flower Pendant,  Sajen Silver Blue Lapis, Drusy Carved Elephant Pendant,  Rarities 9.23ct Zircon and Black Spinel Vermeil “Horn” Pendant, Deb Guyot Designs Black Spinel and Herkimer Quartz 32″ Necklace 

 

3. Fringe Benefits 

Fabulous fringe was all over the 2014 runways and worn in every different medium from suedes and bright colored glass beads, to heavier metals.  Enliven your everyday workwear with jazzy style and enjoy all the fringe benefits!

 http://www.hsn.com/products/himalayan-gems-potay-bead-fringe-style-drop-earrings/7288337Heidi Daus "Oh, So Pretty" Beaded Tassel Drop Crystal-Accented Bangle BraceletStately Steel 16" Fringe Collar NecklaceStately Steel Beaded Fringe Hoop Earrings

Some of my Favorites are:Himalayan Gems Potay Bead Fringe-Style Drop Earrings Heidi Daus “Oh, So Pretty” Beaded Tassel Drop Crystal-Accented Bangle Bracelet Stately Steel Beaded Fringe Necklace and Hoop Earrings. 

 

4. Skinny Bangles 

Here’s the skinny on bangles – A stack of “skinnies” is a look that’s big on style for 2014!  Mix, match, and layer them with other skinny bangles in different colors and textures, or keep them uniform – you are the curator!

 Jay King Anhui Turquoise Sterling Silver Bangle BraceletColleen Lopez "Sensational 60" Interlocking Bangle BraceletsRarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie 10.02ct Black Spinel Set of 3 Sterling Silver 8" Bangle BraceletsColleen Lopez 5.04ct London Blue Topaz Sterling Silver 7" Cuff Bracelet

Some of our favorites are:Jay King Anhui Turquoise Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet Colleen Lopez “Sensational 60” Interlocking Bangle Bracelets Rarities 10.02 Black Spinel Set of 3 Bangle Bracelets Colleen Lopez 5.04ct London Blue Topaz 7″ Cuff Bracelet 

 

5. Friendship Bracelets

The macrame friendship bracelets of your childhood have grown up!  2014 is all about expressing your love and what better way to do it than friendship bracelets made out of leathers and suedes?  The BFF symbol is now matured into an infinity sign and the rainbow colored plastic beads are now a sophisticated gemstone and pearl!  Even the men can get in on this trend!  Tell your favorite guy how much they mean to you with a handsome bracelet to symbolize your love!

 Michael Anthony Jewelry® Inspirational Infinity Station Cord BraceletMajorica 6mm Manmade Organic Pearl 7" Adjustable Leather Cord BraceletRoberto Faraone Mennella "L'infinito Bikini Line" Leather-Like Cord BraceletMen's Stainless Steel and Leather Wire Woven Bracelet

Some top picks:Michael Anthony Jewelry Infinity Station Cord Bracelet, Marjorica 6mm Manmade Organic Pearl 7″ Cord Bracelet, Roberto Faraone Mennella “L’infinito” Bracelet;  Men’s Stainless Steel and Leather Wire Woven Bracelet 

 

6. The Birds + The Bees 

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above, and a thing called Love (sing it with me)!  Bejeweled flying friends are popping up everywhere on the jewelry scene and jewelry mavens are flocking toward these kitchy pieces that are a sure way to add flight of fancy to your wardrobe!

 Sajen Silver by Marianna and Richard Jacobs Freeform Multigemstone "Dragonfly" Sterling Silver PendantRara Avis by Iris Apfel Multicolor Crystal "Toucan" PinRara Avis by Iris Apfel Black and White Crystal "Owl" Pin/Pendant with 19-1/2" Chain"Pretty as a Peacock" Pear and Round Crystal Ring

Some of our favorites are: Sajen Silver Multigemstone “Dragonfly” Sterling Silver Pendant;  Rara Arvis by Iris Apfel Multicolor Crystal “Toucan” Pin Rara Arvis by Iris Apfel “Owl” Pin/Pendant Heidi Daus “Pretty as a Peacock” Crystal Ring 

 

7. Spring Ethnics 

Get ready to be bit by the travel bug!  Global glam beaded necklaces will make you feel like you’re on vacation – even in the dead of winter! These beaded creations are stunning in bright colors and of genuine gems and glass beads and will add exotic flair to your everyday wardrobe.  Indulge the boho girl in you and satisfy your wanderlust with a bold, colorful beaded necklace!

 Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Bold Multigemstone Pendant NecklaceHimalayan Gems™ Waterfall Potay Bead 22-1/2" Jay King 3-Row Anhui Turquoise Sterling Silver 19" NecklaceJay King 3-Row Amethyst and Turquoise Sterling Silver 18" Necklace

Check out a few of my top picks: Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Bold Multigemstone Pendant Necklace Himalayan Gems Waterfall Potay Necklace Jay King 3-Row Anhui Turquoise 19″ Necklace Jay King 3-Row Amethyst and Turquoise 18″ Necklace 

 

8. Get Pinned

Approach the broach – it’s time to get pinned!  On the runways, designers gave a nod to the past with pretty pins adorning shoulders, waists  and necklines.  Pay homage to your grandmother’s style from yesterday with a new vintage inspired accessory today!

 Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Carved "Butterfly" Pin/PendantHeidi Daus "Endless Beauty" Pin"Whimsical Floral" Crystal PinStatements by Amy Kahn Russell Multigemstone Floral-Painted "Dragonfly" Bronze Pin/Pendant

Some of my favorites are:Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Carved “Butterfly Pin/Pendant Heidi Daus “Endless Beauty” Pin Heidi Daus “Whimsical Floral” Crystal Pin  Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Multigemstone “Dragonfly” Pin/Pendant 

 

9. Coastal Treasures 

The sea is calling – Relax your style with some coastal treasures!  This look is all about adding beautiful pearls, abalone shells, and genuine coral to your everyday outfits.  The best part is, you don’t have to wait until spring to wear these because they give a serene vibe to even the most structured outfit. Channel you inner mermaid this year and look to the ocean for jewelry inspiration.

 Colleen Lopez Calcite and Cultured Mabé Pearl Sterling Silver "Rocker Pearl" RingImperial Pearls Set of 10 Multicolored 7-8mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stretch 7-1/4" BraceletsANTHOLOGY Reversible Lapis-Abalone Heart-Shaped Pendant with ChainANTHOLOGY Gemstone Hinged Bangle Bracelet

Some of my favorites are: Colleen Lopez Calcite and Cultures Mabé Pearl Ring Imperial Pearls Set of 10 Multicolored Pearl Bracelets ANTHOLOGY Reversible Lapis & Abolone Heart-Shaped Pendant ANTHOLOGY Red Coral Hinged Bangle Bracelet 

 

10. Cross Your Heart

Of course, crosses are always popular, however, 2014 will be known for amping up one of our most beloved jewelry pieces.  Bold gemstones make a statement of faith on your neck, hand, or finger!   As a symbol of your faith or a fashion statement – A beautiful new cross will make a heavenly addition to your jewelry wardrobe.

 Bali Designs by Robert Manse 2.3ct Blue Topaz 18K Accented Sterling Silver Cross PendantHeidi Daus "Hope Never Dies" Crystal Cross RingReal Collectibles by Adrienne® "The King's Beloved Sister" Jeweled Cross Enhancer Pendant with Two 50" NecklacesAKKAD "Forever Glory" Crystal Goldtone Cross Drop Bracelet

My favorites are: Bali Designs by Robert Manse 2.3ct Blue Topaz 18K Accented Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Heidi Daus “Hope Never Dies” Crystal Cross Ring Real Collectible by Adrienne Jeweled Cross Pendant AKKAD “Forever Glory” Crystal Cross Drop Bracelet 

 

There you have it – my top 10 Jewelry Trends for this year!  Here is a nod to the past and a big smile to the future….It’s your year to shine!!

 

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