Statement Jewelry: Bring on the Bling

Lately I've noticed a growing number of jewelry designers are incorporating brightly colored crystals and other gemstones into their pieces. And this bling isn't just for playing dress-up: saturated pastels, electric neons, and lollipop-like hues can light up a tired jeans-and-t-shirt outfit. Here are some of my favorite finds:

Flower Lattice Necklace made with Czech rhinestones: J. Crew
Classic Neon Crystal Statement Necklace made with hand-
dyed vintage crystal: Doloris Petunia
Custom Double-Row Friendship Bracelet made with
Swarovski crystals: Doloris Petunia

Angelica aventurine and agate multistrand necklace: Rosantica via Net-A-Porter

Crystal-embellished necklace:
Etro via Net-A-Porter

Pinata painted Swarovski-crystal earrings:
Tom Binns via Net-A-Porter

I've always been a bit of a girly girl, so I can't resist the idea of bead-dazzling my jewelry collection with a new, shiny, super-chromatic necklace and pair of earrings. I recently discovered the Preciosa Caribbean Co-ncerts crystal collection while I was on a quest for crown jewel–worthy stringing materials. The Czech-crystal producer teamed up with Pantone to deliver trendy palettes to work the runways, and the result is four gorgeous spring/summer 2013 palettes.

How are you using bold-colored jewels in your projects?

Happy Stringing!

Kate Wilson
Project Editor

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