Bright Enamels for a Summer Holiday Mood

Bright colors are almost certain to put one in a holiday mood, and enamel jewelry can add a happy kick of color. Bangle bracelets are a favorite for summer 2012, but enamel is showing up in other colorful baubles as well. 

The July–August 2012 issue of More finds enamel jewelry accentuates two of the summer’s top trends. For color blocking, which has been popular since early last year, More suggests a pair of multicolor enamel bracelets from Express.

More suggests accenting on-trend white fashions with gold-accented extras. Pictured are an enamel ring from Spring Street and four enamel bangles from Sequin. Also pictured is a resin necklace from Juliet & Co.

In a separate fashion spread, More again pairs bright prints with touches of gold, and accents of colorful enamel jewelry. Featured are an enamel bangle from R.J. Graziano and an enamel and stone ring from Fantasy Jewel Box. The chunky chain-link bracelet is also from R.J. Graziano; the gold-plated earrings are from Banana Republic.

For an island hop getaway, the July 2012 issue of InStyle suggests adding an enamel and brass plate necklace from Brandy Pham to a print wrap dress from Rebecca Minkoff.

The July 2012 issue of Better Homes and Gardens features a pair of enamel bangles form Lydell NYC in the feature “10 Under $50.” Other jewelry that makes the cut includes an Xhilaration for Target plastic watch, an orange cocktail ring from Lydell NYC, a latticed bead necklace from Coldwater Creek, and a braided bracelet from Charming Charlie.

The June 2012 issue of Allure styles a sporty one-shoulder dress in a vibrant print from Stella McCartney with enamel and brass bracelets from Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel. The bag is by Roger Vivier and the sandals by Daniele Michetti.

Here’s an ad from the June 2012 issue of Lucky for a line of enamel bracelets and earrings Trina Turk designed for Banana Republic.

This recent ad for Gucci pictures a bracelet with tiger heads made of metal with black and white enamel and red glass and a coordinating ring. 

The April 2012 issue of InStyle made enamel jewelry the focus of a feature that urged: “This season, opt for bright enamel jewelry to punch up your wardrobe. Design options range from bigger-is-better ’80s-style cuffs to sleek, sculptural rings. More is more when it comes to this trend: Sport a stack of enamel bangles on one wrist, then add extra gusto with an equally vivid enamel ring on the opposite hand. Details like these will bolster a little black dress and also play well with floral patterns.” Pictured are an enamel and gold-plated cuff from La Petite Princesse; enamel and gold-plated bangles from Ettika; an enamel, crystal and gold-plated pendant necklace from CC Skye; an enamel and gold-plated ring from Skinny by Jessica Elliot; an enamel and brass bracelet from Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel; and an enamel and metal bangle from Express.

Also from April 2012 is this charming ensemble pictured in Real Simple magazine, featuring a nautical striped top from Tracy Reese and skirt from J. Crew accented with Kenneth Jay Lane enamel earrings and bracelet. The belt is from L.K. Bennett.


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