Whether it’s floating diamonds, rubies, sapphires or even flecks of gold, shaker jewelry is back in action. But don’t get this trend confused with what it was several years ago. It is hard to explain, so I’ll give you some visual pictures. You will see the difference!
Okay, here is what the trend looked like when it first debuted. Usually a few diamonds, bezel set (gold around them) “floating” in usually a white sapphire crystal. Not so cute anymore.
Now here is the newly updated version of the shaker jewelry trend. You can definitely see the difference! Gemstones are not carefully placed inside the crystal anymore, no more gold border to them, and I even like the flecks of gold rather than gemstones. It’s like you just went gemstone hunting, and put all your finds into an empty case.
This necklace has faceted rubies inside a vintage crystal locket. I wonder how many little rubies there are? You can also special order this piece in sapphires or diamonds. Price ranges for this necklace are anywhere between $800-$4000. http://www.77thstreetimports.com
So pretty! This is a different take on the shaker jewelry trend. Why not use flakes of gold? These flakes are actually rose gold, which makes it even more unique. The ring, designed by Moritz Glik, is set in 18k rose gold, using two white sapphire plates to hold the flecks of gold. It is $3160 and can be purchased at Ylang|23.
Another great example of this trend is this peridot shaker necklace designed by Elisa Solomon. Many of us will like the price on this ‘usually very expensive’ trend–only $370. How was this accomplished? Just by using peridot gemstones, instead of diamonds and using 14k gold rather than 18k gold. Still top notch, by all means and the pretty green color of peridot will make this shaker necklace stand out above the rest!