Top Jewellery Trends in 2012

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Hot jewellery trends can be recognized  on the red carpets, on the fashion weeks runways and daily in the real life. Here is Dubai Chronicle Editor’s list of 10 trends compiled through fashion jewellery market research of new styles at trade shows, fashion designs for spring, and top looks during the 84th Academy Awards.

Button and Stud Earrings: A hit on the red carpet this year and the subject of some new jewellery collections, button-style and stud earrings—particularly in fresh and unexpected motifs—are a must-have in any wardrobe.

Chandelier Earrings: Are they back? Well, small versions may be. New modestly sized styles were evident during the New York and Milano fashion weeks.

Hair Jewelry: Evident at bridal runway shows and at some red carpet events, barrettes, hair bands, tiaras, and brooches pinned in place have particular appeal to younger clients for their whimsical effect.

Jazz Age Styles: The flapper dresses from the spring 2012 runway shows combined with the now-filming remake of The Great Gatsby and HBO’s current hit Boardwalk Empire series will translate into flower motifs and Art Deco-inspired looks in bridal and fine fashion jewellery.

Moveable and Interchangeable Jewels: Ear charms are a growing category that offer multiple looks for owners. Plus, the inherent movement in these styles and other types—like mixed-link drop earrings—can mix well with voluminous fashions and those that demand drama.

Pearls: Abundant, pretty, and affordable, freshwaters and mother-of-pearl are evident in new collections and all time classics.

Pendant Necklaces: Layerable and no sizing required, pendants can accessorize a range of dresses a “foolproof” look for spring collections from shift styles to tailored numbers.

Sporty Aesthetics: Think brightly colored watches to coordinate with hoodies and neoprene accents evident on 2012 spring runways, or “tiny token jewellery.”

Geometric Shapes and Tribal Effects: Angular pieces like square rings and bangles will work well with column dresses while horn and leather accents will speak to tribal looks in fashion.

Yellow Gold and Stones: The rich gold color was a familiar sight on spring runways, and golden stones like beryl and rutilated quartz are abundant at shows, suggesting that both will be prevalent in future lines. Plus, gold’s price has dropped a bit, further reinforcing the ongoing gold standard. For more spectacular gold styles, look at this Souq.com store.

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