With the warmer season headed our way (thankfully!) it is time to break the mold and try some new jewelry styles! Just as any stylist would tell you, sift through your wardrobe and purge the tops and bottoms you haven’t worn in awhile, you must do the same with your jewelry wardrobe. My favorite thing to do if you’re not into letting pieces of your jewelry go is to simply adopt a new way of wearing jewelry which you haven’t done before! I’ve come up with FOUR new jewelry trends I will definitely be trying this season, in hopes you will do the same.
Lucky for us, Fellows Auction has an Antique & Modern Jewellery sale coming up May 12th that has pieces of jewelry which fit perfectly with my four trends. I love Fellows Auctions and their selection continues to be top notch! I sometimes wish I had the time and money to visit England again, but honestly bidding with Fellows and browsing through their catalogues is just as good and saves time/money 😉
Be sure to register to bid and let us know if you try any of these jewelry style suggestions:
MUST TRY: Bold Earrings + Slicked back hair (sans necklace!)
Lot 29: This trend is all about the earrings, so the bolder they are, the better! These are intricate, special and made in the Victorian Era, so they won’t let you down. Perfecting the slicked back hair look may take a professional to do or if you want to try yourself go for it. It takes a little to get used to, especially if you’re keen on having hair flowing in your face at all times. These earrings are geometric and have the best gemstone combo.
Lot 57: These urn-inspired dangle earrings need to be shown off! You will love them even more after realizing the green urns are actually emeralds. The seed pearl details emitting a dainty vibe, that would stand out with hair totally slicked back and no other necklaces.
Lot 489: I have a thing for torpedo-like motif dangles of the Victorian Era and these earrings depict everything I’m loving about that! Set with pretty purple amethyst and seed pearls, these will be sure to stand out. I love how amethyst is having a huge comeback and if you’re not aware of that, here you go! 😉
MUST TRY: Black Velvet choker with brooch
Lot 38: I love the choker trend and it can be achieved easily with my own spin on it–changing out brooches by pinning them either directly in the middle of a piece of wide black velvet or toward the bottom so the brooch “dangles” downward. To accentuate the “dangle” vibe, pick a brooch that actually has a dangle feature. This turquoise and pearl brooch is perfect, as it has a boho feel and the colors scream summer.
Lot 233: Again, amethyst is hugely popular so adding this brooch to a black velvet choker will have you dominating jewelry trends. This brooch even has some “swag” chains hanging from it. I think it would look good with a thick or thin piece of black velvet–which can be secured with a safety pin or if you can sew, some velcro.
Lot 298: Everything you could ever want in a Victorian brooch–carbuncle garnet, tassles, torpedo-motif dangles…bold gold. This would look so stunning hanging close to the neck. Show it off even more by wearing no other jewelry with your hair pulled back–all eyes on this brooch!
MUST TRY: Statement Pinky Ring
Lot 230: Always wanted a pinky ring but never got around to finding something that fits your tiniest finger?! Well now is your chance! Statement pinky rings are huge for summer…in fact, it might be the only thing you can get away with wearing on your fingers during these hot months. I like something bold and colorful, this ring is a great option, using multiple gemstones–not one repeats itself!
Lot 502: A cluster ring can do wonders for a small, little pinky. This ring features an oval cut sapphire surrounded by diamonds–a classic, yes, but take a look at the etching along the band. Incredibly done! All signs point to YES you need this.
Lot 693: If you want more of an antique cluster ring for your statement pinky ring, look no further than this piece. Set with a stone cameo of a woman’s profile, surrounded by rose cut diamonds…and the best part–the shank and setting are so unique. Such a masterpiece. Your pinky will thank you!
MUST TRY: DIY Bolo Tie using pin to secure
Lot 81: If this isn’t the coolest Egyptian Revival piece, I don’t know what is! The bolo tie, often popular for men especially cowboys, found its height during the 80s and is having a comeback, but for women! Just get some braided black leather, usually they have metal on the ends that is pointed…and is cinched by a clip. I think changing out the clip with different pins would be so fun. This pin would be great, I love the lapis detail against the yellow gold.
Lot 425: Victorian swirls of seed pearls make this a great option for a bolo tie. Unique green enameling gives it a nature-inspired look, finished off with a diamond in the center. Place the pin at the highest it can go for a choker look with the bolo tie or loosely in the middle just above the heart.
Lot 479: Crescent moons are wildly popular and have been that way for centuries. This one–even more special than your average crescent moon, even though crescent moons are hardly average. Set with diamonds and bright blue turquoise, it has my stylish mind wandering. Totally up for the bolo tie challenge using this piece, it would look killer!
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