Jewelry trends show off love

Jan 24, 2013

Fans of "Sex and the City" can remember in the movie when Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw had a gold keychain that read "love." Since the movie came out in 2009, there has been a jewelry trend partially inspired by this. Even though many trends come and go, symbols of love and affection through jewelry has yet to fade. Not only has there been a surge in necklaces and bracelets that simply read "love," but there are a number of different variations that showcase the meaning of love through accessories. With Valentine's Day around the corner, purchasing jewelry such as this is an easy and beautiful way to show how much a person cares for another, and it likely will not go out of style anytime soon. 

Heart jewelry  
Heart jewelry like charm bracelets and pendants have seen a surge in popularity as of late. These heart-shaped romantic pieces showcase a person's faith and these jewels rarely go out of style completely. Individuals can get a heart shaped ring, necklace, earrings or bracelet, and there are countless variations to ensure each piece is unique to the person receiving it. From diamonds to more colorful options, most jewels can be found in a heart shape. 

The best part of this type of jewelry is that it looks fantastic in all forms - necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Plus, ladies do not have to break the bank to get these jewels, as they can opt for costume jewelry such as the Round Pink Crystal Rose Gold-Plated Heart-Shaped Drop Pendant and Chain Necklace for much less. 

Love knot jewels   
Knot jewelry has been popular for quite awhile, and this continues into 2013. According to W Magazine, there is something very personal, yet romantic about love knot rings. They come in all sizes and colors, but that have the same meaning - two people entwined together. Some of these jewels are simply just knots, whereas others are bows in various colors. Regardless of what type, it still serves as the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday. 

XO designs and other symbols of love 
This trend is both adorable and chic. Not only could XO earrings serve as a good gift, but they also have some meaning behind them. It is easy to find similar styles in necklaces and bracelets. One of the best ways to show off this trend is through a charm bracelet, which can contain a number of different symbols including XO charms. Individuals can also go for the many pieces that say "love," as they come in all sorts of variations. There are different types of bracelets in various metals that include a "love" charm or have the word engraved. 

Other trends for 2013  
Every year and every season has a new style and fashion trend, and the same goes for jewelry. The color of the year is also announced at the beginning of each, and this year it is emerald, according to the Pantone Color Institute. This is easy to incorporate into a person's wardrobe, and it is especially simple for adding to an individual's jewelry box. Those who do have any actual emeralds can still enjoy the trend by purchasing affordable jewelry in shades of jade and forest green to keep up with trend. There are a number of other stones that have a similar color to emeralds, but do not cost as much. 

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