Spring 2015 Jewelry Trends

The temperature may be chilly right now, dear Chicago, but Spring is right around the corner (please be on point about all of these 40 & 50 degree days, Tom Skilling!!!)! What better to keep the warm weather faith alive than poring over sparkling Spring jewelry trends? Here are a few of our favorite trends (and favorite pieces) for the coming season!

1. Botanicals

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Florals are no stranger to Spring runways; this year flora is coming up everywhere with a vengeance, and we absolutely love it! From petite blossoms to dramatic chest pieces, the flower is sitting pretty as fashion/jewelry royalty at the moment. And what could have more staying power than botanical bijoux?

{how to wear it}

Soften serious work-wear with a fiercely feminine floral pendant, or bring instant glamour to date night with a gorgeous, leafy statement ring.

14K White Gold 1/3 cttw Diamond Cluster Earrings, $905

14K White Gold 1/3 cttw Diamond Cluster Earrings, $905

Sterling Silver Leaf Ring, $225

Sterling Silver Leaf Ring, $225

14K White Gold Diamond Pendant, $685

14K White Gold Diamond Pendant, $685

14K Rose Gold Diamond Flower Necklace, $895

14K Rose Gold Diamond Flower Necklace, $895

 

 

2. Raw, Organic Elements

Narciso Rodriguez/ Philip Crangi collaboration, S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Narciso Rodriguez/ Philip Crangi collaboration, S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Raw stones, crystals, wood, and nature-inspired jewelry designs of all kinds have been all over for the coming season. After all of this ice and snow, we’re ready for all of the nature you can throw at us!

{how to wear it}

Try topping your favorite crisp oxford shirt and denim combo with a raw strand of gemstones. Or, mix it up at cocktail hour with an other-worldly opal pendant or diamond slice earrings!

Applewood Inlay Cobalt Chrome Band, $699

Applewood Inlay Cobalt Chrome Band, $699

Hand-wrapped Ruby Chain with Free-form Pearl Pendant, $...

Hand-wrapped Ruby Chain with Free-form Pearl Pendant, $560

Meteorite and Hammered Cobalt Chrome Band, $1,215

Meteorite and Hammered Cobalt Chrome Band, $1,215

Left to right: Sterling Silver Watrmelon Tourmaline Slice Ring, $... Hand-hammered Sterling Silver Band, $... Pyrite-included Quartz Recycled Sterling Silver Ring, $...

Left to right:
Recycled Sterling Silver Watermelon Tourmaline Slice Ring, $375
Hand-hammered Sterling Silver Band, $75
Pyrite-included Quartz Recycled Sterling Silver Ring, $450

Tourmaline Slice and Rose Cut Diamond Pendant, $965

Tourmaline Slice and Rose Cut Diamond Pendant, $965

14K White Gold 1.77 cttw Diamond Slice Halo Earrings,  $2,350

14K White Gold 1.77 cttw Diamond Slice Halo Earrings, $2,350

 

 

3. Sculptural

Tory Burch S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Tory Burch S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Sculptural pieces have impact,  and can instantly update an ensemble. Accessorizing with clean and interesting lines, unexpected proportions, and asymmetry help to bring your wardrobe go-to’s into the present (or future!).

{how to wear it}

 Pair your favorite flirty dress with geometric spiral earrings, an angular statement necklace with your staple black tee, or add a textured cuff to any outfit for an artistic touch.

Sterling Silver Spiral Earrings (as modeled by the lovely Rachel!), $...

Sterling Silver Spiral Earrings (as modeled by the lovely Rachel!), $125

Rose Gold and Sterling Silver pendant,

Rose Gold and Sterling Silver Pendant, $125

14K White Gold Diamond Ring, $4,200

14K White Gold Diamond Ring, $4,200

14K White Gold Layered Necklace, $

14K White Gold Layered Necklace, $379

 

 

4. Tribal

Etro,S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Etro, S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Ethnic patterns, the daring use of primitive design elements (yay spikes!), geometric themes and nods to some of the most beautifully inspiring cultures on the planet? Yes please!

{how to wear it}

Most tribal pieces draw from such timeless, universal inspirations that they work well with any style! Try a talisman pendant with a two-piece set, or pile on cuffs and bangles for an unexpected addition to your signature little black dress.

Sterling Silver Amulet (handmade in Chicago!), $...

Sterling Silver Amulet (one of my personal faves!), $225

14K White Gold Spike Earrings, $375

14K White Gold Spike Earrings, $375

Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant (handmade in Chicago!), $...

Turquoise and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, $275

14K Gold Threader Earrings, $170

14K Gold Threader Earrings, $170

 

 

5. Colorful Statement Necklaces

Ralph Lauren S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Ralph Lauren S/S 2015, via Pinterest

We are beyond excited for a season that does not require we dress for the arctic, and that means we can say good-bye to neck bundling (statement necklaces, here we come)! It also means that it’s time for color, color, and more color!

{how to wear it}

Add a statement necklace to your everyday t-shirt and jeans or blazer, or make a splash in an eye-catching collar at your next black-tie affair. Have fun with color and proportion. Top off one of the season’s biggest denim trends — serious flares — with a bright, substantial neck piece to strike the perfect balance.

Blue Topaz Necklace in Blackened Sterling Silver, $275

Blue Topaz Necklace in Blackened Sterling Silver, $275

Lemon Quartz Necklace (460 carats!), $845

Lemon Quartz Necklace (460 carats!), $845

Turquoise Necklace in Blackened Sterling Silver, $200

Turquoise Necklace in Blackened Sterling Silver, $200

6. Woven Textiles & Leather

Marni S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Marni S/S 2015, via Pinterest

A little woven leather here, a bit of embellished rope there, and you’ve got yourself the perfect rugged/casual glam look.

{how to wear it}

Natural materials like these are wonderfully versatile because they have a neutralizing effect. The casual aesthetic of these pieces make them a fantastic option when accessorizing a dress with a wild print or a boldly colored jacket.

 

Leather bracelets, top to bottom: Blue Leather, $60 Black/Brown Leather, $55 Black White Double Wrap, $80 Black Double Wrap, $75

Leather bracelets, top to bottom:
Blue Leather, $60
Black/Brown Leather, $55
Black White Double Wrap, $80
Black Double Wrap, $75

14K White Gold, Blue Topaz, and Diamond Bracelet,  $...

14K White Gold, Blue Topaz, and Diamond Bracelet, $860

Woven Stainless Steel bracelets, left to right:  Black, Silver, and Red, $60 Black and Silver, $80 Black, Blue, and Silver, $60

Woven Stainless Steel bracelets, left to right:
Black, Silver, and Red, $60
Black and Silver, $80
Black, Blue, and Silver, $60

 

 

7. Romantic Details

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Spring is the season of romance– a walk in light April rain, sunny picnics among all of the beautiful growing things coming into bloom, armfuls of tulips and full-swing wedding season. A delicate, antique-inspired sparkler is just the thing to capture the essence of this time of year.

{how to wear it}

Add a touch of lacy rose gold to a tailored silk blouse, or dress up boyfriend jeans with heels and platinum filigree.

Vintage Art Deco 14K White Gold Diamond Ring

Vintage Art Deco 14K White Gold Diamond Ring (We LOVE to put together special collections of vintage pieces tailored just for you! Stop in for an appointment with us and we’ll curate an amazing selection for you!)

Platinum Art Deco 1.12 cttw Diamond Pendant/Brooch on Platinum Chain, $3,850

Platinum Art Deco 1.12 cttw Diamond Pendant/Brooch on Platinum Chain, $3,850

14K Rose Gold Filigree Diamond Ring, $1,450

14K Rose Gold Filigree Diamond Ring, $1,450

 

 

8. Aqua

Issey Miyake S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Issey Miyake S/S 2015, via Pinterest

Vibrant blues and greens, reminiscent of clear tropical seas, flowering gardens, and bright summer skies, are a warm weather mainstay. This year, they seem to be cropping up everywhere!

{how to wear it}

Who doesn’t love a splash of color? Think of blue gemstones like (amazingly beautiful, sparkly, breathtaking) blue jeans– they go with everything!

Rachel in our Turquoise, White Topaz, and Black Diamond earrings set in Rose Gold.

Rachel wearing our Turquoise, White Topaz, and Black Diamond earrings set in Rose Gold,  $1,955

Blue Topaz & Diamond Pendant

Blue Topaz & Diamond Pendant, $1,695

Blue Chalcedony, Sapphire, and Champagne Diamond Statement Earrings (large statement earrings like these are all over the Spring runways!)

Blue Chalcedony, Sapphire, and Champagne Diamond Statement Earrings (large statement earrings like these are all over the Spring runways!) $1,250

14K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring, $1,895

14K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring, $1,895

14K White Gold Pyramid Turquoise Ring with Diamond Halo, $850

14K White Gold Pyramid Turquoise Ring with Diamond Halo, $850

So, what’s your favorite trend right now? Is your jewelry box ready for Spring?

See you on the other side of winter!

 

-Ashley Collier, GIA AJP

Manager, Sparkles Fine Jewelry

http://www.SparklesFineJewelry.com