Monday, August 15, 2011

Jewelry Trends 2011 - Glitz and Glamour

There are so many fun trendy jewelry items out this summer.  Some of them are fun, casual items but many of them are for those great evenings out for some fine wine, dancing and the theater.  So what to wear to accessorize your little black dress for a glitz and glamour effect?

Lately we are seeing a lot of glittery and sparkly stones that when they hit the light it look like you are wearing 10 carats of pave’ diamonds.  You can find this in fabulous 2-3” long dangle earrings that just shimmer and shine.  These are perfect if you have long hair that you love to wear down.  These earrings will fall against your hair and look amazing.

If you wear your hair short or pulled back, you can wear the dangle earrings still, but also hot are the huge hoops that are encrusted with the rhinestones or crystals. These are an amazing look too and you can find them in small 1” hoops or up to 4 and 5” hoops.  The metals used can be either gold or silver.

If you opt to not wear large earrings with your little black dress, long glitzy necklaces are still in fashion.  Grab one with all of the sparkle effects too. Mix and match a hammered silver necklace with a clear crystal necklace or two and you cannot imagine the light shimmer effect. Pair this with some smaller simple earrings or a glittery bracelet and you will look awesome.

One thing to remember when wearing huge pieces or ones that have a reflective action about them is less is more.  You do not want to wear huge earrings and a necklace and a bracelet that all sparkle and shine.  Pick and choose what you feel the most comfortable with.  You can also dress it up with a shiny fabric little bag or clutch too.

So go on and have some fun on your next night out with some glitz and glam jewelry.  You'll look great!

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

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