ashion trends change with the season, sometimes with the direction of the wind. The great thing about jewelry is no matter what trend you wear it with, you can always make it look of-the-moment and relevant. Some jewelry companies are rolling out some great conversation pieces for your fall and holiday parties that you won’t want to pack away even when summer returns.
For earrings Nubian Hueman is doing some very creative things. The fun of their colorful Spring/Summer 2012 collection carries seamlessly into fall and winter, providing eclectic ear art for ladies drawn to bold prints. With a super affordable price point, the Washington D.C. based company has quickly built a cult following. Check out favorite styles like the Fireworks Fabric earrings , Mzuri Sana Peacocks and Selam Crescents on their website, www.nubianhueman.com.
For necklaces Stella & Dot is always a go-to. From their delicate to their statement necklaces, they make something for every occasion, for every girl (or guy: see Rebel pendant). Their Bianca Tassel necklace is a stylish party piece that has been coveted by Hollywood starlets, including Minka Kelly. And like many of Stella & Dot’s jewelry it’s super versatile—you can wear it as a long chain with a short pendant or vice versa. Stella and Dot also offers statement necklaces like the Isadora Pearl Bib and the Admiral choker (part of the Lara Bohnic collection) at www.stelladot.com.
For bracelets, try a well-known brand this season. Retail heavyweight H&M is known for its exquisite collaborations. Its most recent teaming up with Vogue editor and fashion vet Anna Dello Russo is part of its long tradition of giving consumers fabulous clothes and accessories for equally fabulous prices. But it’s Dello Russo’s bracelets that really standout in this collection. The mostly gold plated pieces are key to zhuzhing up any basic outfit, and making classic pieces feel fresh. The Baroque and stone cuff, and the Snake bangle are just two of the fun pieces you can check out in stores now and at www.hm.com.
For rings Anna Sheffield has created a collection that will force even Lorraine Schwartz and Jacob the Jeweler to share the throne. Since being nominated for the Swarovski accessories design award in 2007, Anna Sheffield has been stalked by celebrities, fashionistas, and stylists alike. The funky two finger and tiered rings offer high-end luxury for those looking to treat themselves. But her new black and gold stone story offers a new look that mixes classic with bold; beautiful rings for the animated types who talk with their hands. For more styles check out www.annasheffield.com.
Some jewels are just too eccentric, ostentatious, or priceless to be worn all the time. And it’s not limited to your grandma’s pearls anymore. The good thing about Headbanger’s Lavender Lime collection bracelets and Minor Obsession’s Skull baubles—they’re special, but easy to work into any special occasion or mundane errand. Headbanger’s bracelets (featured photo, ribbon bracelet) are carefully crafted pieces of art, often abstract in their design, unique in their materials, and high in their quality. They’ll make perfect gifts for the holidays, much like Minor Obsession’s Skull earrings, and Skull charm—which can be worn on a necklace or bracelets. While they’re the quintessential Halloween topper, there’s no reason one can’t wear the Skulls even after all the pumpkins have lost their candles and the insides have been turned to Thanksgiving pies. Check out www.headbangeraccessories.com and www.minorobsessions.com for more looks.