All That Glitters Isn’t Gold…

Because sometimes its white gold, rose gold or platinum, lol. When I was growing up, I hardly ever saw white gold jewelry. Everything my mother owned was in yellow gold and any jewelry-type gift I received was yellow gold as well. And for most of her friends, it was the same way too. This could be because of our west-indian/Caribbean background, however I’m pretty sure yellow gold was predominant in 80’s and early 90’s. During the late 90’s however, I saw (and purchased) a lot of white gold and sterling silver jewelry. It became more fashionable and trendy. If any of you pay attention when browsing for engagement rings now, white gold and platinum are at the top of the list. If you want a yellow gold engagement ring and especially rose gold, you pretty much have to specify or have one custom-made if you have a particular designer or jewelry house in mind.

Recently though, I saw a petit yellow gold bracelet on a friend’s arm that reminded me of “back home” as we islanders call it, and I’ve been buying up some more yellow gold jewelry lately and I love ’em. Which type of gold do you prefer?

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Gold Leaf

White Gold Band

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Rack ’em and Stack ’em

Harkening from many years ago is the revival of stacking bracelets! I remember this trend when I was a kid, and grouping together as many neon bangles onto one arm as possible meant something. I used to love the sound they made while I was carrying on with my daily whatever, (I must have been 10, so it was really just school, play, sleep) but to put it simply, they’re just fun to wear.

When buying them as costume jewelry, most times they come stacked for you, the perfect colors already blended together. This helps because sometimes it’s hard to have an eye for the perfect bling to look for, and pull something together from scratch and make it look good. (It must also coordinate with your outfit). I love the assistance.

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But the beauty about this trend is that many of us still have bangles from the days when they used to be sold as sets in twos, and now we only have one. Some of us still only have one from many a set. Use this to your advantage and just group ’em all together! There’s always a creative way to use our old or mismatched jewelry. Now… if only I could find a way to do this with my earrings that are missing their partners. Rest assured, If I find a way, I’ll be posting it here. ‘Til next time

Bronze, Gunmetal, and Chunky

They say that bigger doesn’t always mean better, but this fall… it certainly does. I remember my mother telling me how she hated my big, gaudy jewelry. Now I can say I had the right idea all along 🙂 Big jewelry is now a huge fashion statement and primary choice for various body adornments. The slender bracelets of yesterday are being replaced by huge, hefty jewelry that you can feel when you wear them. Do you remember the days when you would look at your wrist, which was dressed up with either an I.D. bracelet or small chain and wonder why it wasn’t there anymore and where you dropped it? Well, not with these guys.

oak bracelet 1-1 by knitsteel

Bronze Sunflower Cuff by knitsteel

All Eyes on You by Sifu Renka

They’re bold and make a statement and I love them!

purple slave bracelet by totusmel

Even the chunky rings and the beloved flower rings slipped on just about every finger this summer and the trend is continuing even into the fall. They’re coveted… you can never have too many. Many of these rings are fashion jewelry, but I rarely discriminate. I love all baubles 🙂

flower rings! by Circa GalleryDiorette 20 Ring by chutes and ladders         ring by ILEAceramics

               Enamelled Flower Ring by rubygirl jewelry

Drop earrings are keeping in with the bigger and better theme too! And they’re really fancy. These babies will never get old!

HER MAJESTY Earrings by jewelsbyldesignsThe PEACHES and CREAM Earrings by jewelsbyldesignsThe CASA BLANCA Earrings by jewelsbyldesigns

green earrings by klynslis

Huge pendant necklaces are still thriving on the necklines as well.

The BEJEWELED Pendant Necklace by jewelsbyldesignsPendant Necklace by Louis C. Tiffany by peterjr1961

Faux Pearl Pendant Necklace by AbsoluteJewelry

Okay so I know I said that I don’t discriminate, however the below collar necklaces are being spotted more and more and have even been seen adorning models on the runway. I’m thinking that maybe these babies are more for the club, or elaborate themed party….? Ya… I just don’t know.

Miriam Collar Necklace 46€ by LB & Roberto Sena

Collar necklace with figure of shiva-Bhairava nepal 1676 CE Silver by mharrsch

Let me know how you feel about all the big changes going on (pun intended) in the world of accessories and what you plan on purchasing soon! ‘Til next time