She’s done it again. For the third year in a row, JCK senior editor Jennifer Heebner has released her much-anticipated and eerily accurate list of jewelry trends for the year. Twelve looks for 2014—everything from specific gemstones to bold colors and styles—can be found here. And for the second year in a row, I’ll be joining her in sharing with you our favorite pieces to go along with each of the 12 trends. So if you haven’t already, check out Jen’s 12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: The Third Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead, and join us as we take this fashionable journey of jewelry!
Trend No. 4: Blue
I was so sure that blue would be crowned Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year. Rumors that Dazzling Blue, a shade likened to Facebook and New York City’s Citi Bike program, and also a star of Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Report, would take the cake were proven wrong when the announcement was made that this would be the year of Radiant Orchid. And yet, reports from the spring couture 2014 runway shows in Paris prove that we’re still feeling blue, with Armani Privé showcasing entire ensembles in navy and Giambattista Valli sprinkling in electric blue amongst its flouncy, floral creations. Radiant Orchid was there too, among the feminine pastels and bride-inspired looks, proving yet again the power of Pantone. But we’re talking about blue here. It’s a staple hue—black and white’s slightly more exciting counterpart. And in jewelry, it’s consistently the most popular color in gemstones. Sapphires are often found in engagement rings, worn by brides on their wedding day, and given to loved ones. Blue topaz is an attractive, entrancing color that draws many to seek it out for everyday wear. And the list goes on. So here’s to blue, a color that, even if not given the title of Color of the Year, will never, ever go out of style.
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