Golden Glam

Fashion today is stylistically schizophrenic, as Victorian silhouettes, peasant prints, and general bohemian looks are countered by the full-on glamour of late ’70s and ’80s styles.

Gold jewelry is holding its own in this sea of contradictions by providing high-volume jewelers with options to suit all looks. Dainty, sentimental designs—delicate thin-chain necklaces with pendants, lockets, etc.—abound to suit 19th-century-inspired wardrobes. And for customers suffering from a bout of Saturday Night Fever, there are large, streamlined, high-polish designs in rings, bracelets, and bangles.

Finally, jewelry in two-tone gold—that lovely contradiction—is still popular and available in styles to suit every taste.