When most people hear ‘choker’, they immediately have 90’s-grunge flashbacks filled with halter crops, mesh and dark lipstick but the choker has matured in recent years. Celebrities and socialites have been seen on the red carpets of movie premieres and fancy galas wearing designer brand chokers such as Piaget, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. to accompany their designer gowns. Styles range from simple and dainty, to big and bold with diamond and colored stones. No matter the style, chokers give an outfit a little edge.
There is no wrong way to wear stacked bracelets. You can dress them down for a casual daytime look, or you can dress them up for a night on the town. Mixing metals and materials is totally acceptable, and possibly encouraged. This works well for an edgy, Bohemian vibe. Don’t forget to add a pop of color! However, you can also achieve an elegant, sophisticated look with minimally designed bracelets as well. Black paired with white gold or platinum would be ideal to go with that ‘little black dress’ you have hanging in your closet.
Hoop earrings have been around for centuries, dating back to Ancient Sumerian times then moved into Greek and Roman cultures. Amongst the designs to choose from are classic, fancy, diamond cut, square tube, satin, twisted, endless and inside out. Inside Out earrings are unique. The stones are set on the outside front of the hoop as well as the inside back so they sparkle and shine from every angle. These earrings have become very popular lately and have been spotted on the ears of celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.
From jewelry to handbags to smart phones to hair color, the rose gold trend has been raging since Apple released the Rose Gold iPhone option in late 2015. Rose gold, also known as pink gold, is an alloy of gold to which copper has been added to give it that blushed hue. Shades vary, depending on the ratio of copper to yellow gold. It was first introduced during the 19th century in Imperial Russia, the color was known as Russian Gold. In 1920, French jeweler Cartier released the Trinity band, which consisted of three intertwined stacked rings made of white, yellow and rose gold.
Brooches are back in style in a robust way, with the efforts of highly respected fashion empires like Chanel and Chopard. With its roots dating back to the Bronze Age for utilitarian use, then transitioning into decorative and ornamental use during the Byzantine period. Most currently, fashionistas and stylists have been re-introducing brooches everywhere from red carpet events to runway shows using high-profile socialites and celebrities. Jewelry collectors and aficionados who highly covet them are acquiring them for their collections again as well as younger generations have grown to appreciate the aesthetic by dorning brooches in their hair, jackets, and outfits.