Top list of current jewelry trends and must-haves

Mar 14, 2012

Many fashionistas out there are thrilled to find out about the latest and hottest trends - and when it comes to fashion jewelry, these avid shoppers are able to get those amazing looks without breaking the bank. There are a number of must-have jewelry trends happening right now, and some shoppers may want to start looking to be ahead of the curve.

One popular trend is eco-friendly jewelry. It comes as no surprise that the environmentally-conscious generation is taking it another step further by opting for green-inspired jewelry. Shoppers may want to look out for jewels that are made of recycled materials. Some companies are taking in old gold jewels and melting it to be resold to manufacturers. Recycling these precious metals reduces the need of getting more from the earth. Plus, these metals are back in the marketplace instead of on the bottom of a drawer, shelf or jewelry box.

Another way to stay fashionable and take advantage of eco-friendly jewelry is to look for vintage jewelry. By either maintaining old jewels that someone has had for years or by purchasing an old-style ring, necklace or earrings, the person is essentially recycling the product. In addition, the piece could be one-of-a-kind or the buyer can look at it as something that has tons of history - an item that has been around for quite a few fashion trends.

According to Glamour Magazine, another trend that is growing in Hollywood is tassel necklaces. These extra-long jewels were all over the runway including the Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren and Isabel Marant shows. Also, A-list celebrities like Jessica Alba, Ashlee Simpson, Rihanna and Lia Sophia  have been sporting this hot trend. These necklaces can certainly add that extra something to a black dress or the simple jeans and a T-shirt.

Some may not be able to afford the same jewels that Alba and Simpson wore, but they can purchase some great jewels for less such as the Sterling Silver White and Grey Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace, which can give you the same look without emptying a savings account.

When it comes to the hottest fashion jewelry trends - big and clunky is the way to go. These are meant to make a statement and to add that extra something to an outfit. Also, these upcoming seasons, fashionistas can incorporate a wide range of colors, as bright, bold and beautiful is all the rage. So, don't be surprised if a person's accessories end up with some vibrant hues to off-set that white summer dress or any other everyday look.

Also, mix-and-match jewelry sets are growing in popularity. Those who love their ruby gemstone earrings and necklace may get tired of wearing them together. So, pair the earrings with a killer black and white necklace or sterling silver bracelet cuffs to make an everyday outfit, a show-stopping look. This way, the possibilities are endless and the idea of getting bored with what jewelry the individual has will never happen.

Fashion-forward ladies know that a watch isn't always just for telling time - and the trend right now is to purchase one that is big and bright. Yellow, tangerine, bright blue, lime green and hot pink will be lighting up plenty of wrists in the upcoming months.

According to Women's Wear Daily, some watch designers are also opting for a chocolate-brown hue for their newest creations. Those who shy away from bright, bold colors can take advantage of this trend while still being stylish.