Every month, I’ll highlight one trend from the 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013 post on my Style 360 blog—an editorial first look at new collections worldwide and expert market analysis on jewelry trends and new products. My colleague Brittany Siminitz, manager of JCK Marketplace—an expansive online showroom of gorgeous merchandise sold at the JCK shows—will do the same on her On Your Market blog.
Want to rock a head jewel? You don’t have to be a grande dame like Elizabeth Taylor, Carey Mulligan in the role of Daisy Buchanan, a celebrity like Sandra Bullock, or a bride. Got a cocktail party to attend? Fasten a big pair of feather-motif earrings to a headband and go. Wearing filmy, goddess-like attire to a garden party? Fasten a brooch to your bun. And if you’re attending an even bigger-deal affair, why not top off your look with a tiara? They’re whimsical and fun, and not only for wear on a wedding day. At JCK Las Vegas 2012, I saw a woman in one of the educational seminars wearing a tiara—and she did not look out of place! Like Charlie Bucket told Willy Wonka, “Candy doesn’t have to have a point. That’s why it’s candy.” Well, ditto for jewelry. Though it often symbolizes love, romance, and art, ultimately, it’s a treat for wear on any occasion.
Jewelry you can wear in the hair includes necklaces (examples here and here); brooches (seen here, here, and here); and bracelets worn like headbands (here and here). Firms like Bernard Nacht & Co. in New York City have vintage barrettes (JCK photographed some last year), and Fred Leighton offered new diamond clips at the Couture show this year. Check out other examples of new headpieces and headpiece alternatives below.
Gypsy headpiece in 14k gold-plated brass, $183; Loud Love
Goddess headpiece in sterling, $750; Loud Love
Knotted tiara in silver with 0.19 ct. t.w. brown diamonds, $1,090; Bibi van der Velden
Eden asymmetrical headpiece in silver with flower motifs, $1,570; Efva Attling
Pare crown with chains in 18k rose gold-plated brass, $5,495; Young & Ng