Every month from now until JCK Las Vegas 2013, 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 styles, launches, and trends.
By now, you know that snake is a celebrity in 2013, thanks to the Asian calendar. Long a symbol of romance and a perennially popular motif in jewelry, snakes and serpents get an extra shot of attention this from this star status, which translates to endless interpretations in jewelry. Sometimes seen in blackened gold with diamond accents, or in a whimsical enamel and palladium cuff link set that tells the Biblical tale of right and wrong, there’s a slithering serpent style for us all this year, keeping safe versions of the reptiles close, without the danger of striking more than our design savvy.
Two Finger Snake Rattle ring in silver (modeled after a genuine rattler snake); $325; Michael Raymond
Snake pendant in 18k black gold with 0.45 ct. t.w. diamonds; $3,100; Michael John Jewelry
Ring in 18k white gold and black rhodium with 0.34 ct. t.w. diamonds and 0.02 ct. t.w. tsavorite; $4,400; Supreme Jewelry
Cufflinks in 18k yellow gold and palladium with 3.5 cts. t.w. peridot, 1 ct. t.w. white sapphires, and enamel; $7,800; evelynH
Snake bracelet in 18k gold with black, brown, and colorless diamonds; $57,498; Roberto Demeglio for Beny Sofer
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