Multi-Hued Gemstone Mixes

From high-end jewels to the most budget-conscious costume designs, gemstones, real or faux, in a mix of colors are providing eye-catching fashion accents. Since bold prints and patterns and color-blocking in bright mixes of colors have trained our eyes to become used to wild combinations of color, it only makes sense that jewelry would follow.

Bright sapphire and amethyst earrings from M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza, and a pair of embellished bracelets from Lanvin are featured as a report on a “Bohemian Rhapsody” trend reported in the November 2012 issue of Elle: “Eclectic, straight-from-the-bazaar pieces get luxed up with sharp silhouettes and dazzling stones.”  The model wears an ensemble from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci along with jade bead bracelets with diamonds from Sydney Evan and a carved horn-shape bracelet from A Peace Treaty. The leather waist-tie belt is from Linea Pelle Collection.

In its September 2012 issue, Elle reports: “From paste jewels to trompe l’oeil prints, the new gems are all about shocking hues and oversize shapes.” Featured are a crystal and brass statement necklace and a multi-station ring from Shourouk; ruby, topaz and emerald drop earrings from Oscar de la Renta; and a  crystal and rose gold-plated bracelet from Mawi. 

The November 2012 issue of Lucky identifies the look of multi-hued jewelry as part of the trend toward ‘80s opulence: “The era’s jeweled, gilded, more-is-more ethos is having a moment.” Pictured are a gold-plated pendant necklace from R.J. Graziano; a fruit salad style cuff from Alexis Bittar; cabochon chandelier earrings from Oscar de la Renta; a runway ring of diamond, rhodalite, garnet and pink tourmaline in 18kt gold from David Yurman; drop earrings from Kenneth Jay Lane; a fruit salad runway ring from Ippolita; and a statement necklace of Swarovski crystal, glass stones and brass plate from Gerard Yosca.

The November 2012 issue of Lucky highlights an elaborate pair of multi-hued earrings from Alexis Bittar and a bright fruit salad stretch bracelet from Kenneth Jay Lane. The dress is by Joseph.

Singer Gwen Stefani models a jumpsuit from Diane von Furstenberg accompanied by a multi-hued bracelet from Tiffany & Co,. and a diamond necklace from Harry Winston in the September 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.


The September 2012 issue of Elle accents an embroidered Valentino dress with emerald bead, ruby and diamond earrings and a diamond, black spinel, tourmaline and emerald bead necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels. The crystal-embellished bag and pumps are from Valentino Garavani.

The September 2012 issue of Marie Claire salutes the Dear Dior collection of 20 pieces provided by Victoire de Castellane for the design house. Pictured above are two of the pieces from Dior Fine Jewelry.

A current ad for the My Dior collection of Dior Joaillerie highlights a gold bracelet studded with diamonds and precious stones and a coordinating diamond and gold ring.

“Shop Our Bling Bar” suggests the November 2012 issue of Glamour, combining high and low-end jewels:  Drop earrings from R.J. Graziano; a Chanel choker; an Adia Kibur sunray necklace; sparkly costume bracelets from Simply Vera Vera Wang; a multi-color J.Crew bracelet; a pair of gemstone rings from David Yurman; neon bright drop earrings from Courtney Lee Collection; a statement necklace from Elizabeth Cole Jewelry; multi-color drop earrings from Dannijo; and a necklace of multi-color stones from Rebekah Price. Actress Jessica Biel is pictured wearing a necklace and earrings from Tom Binns.

The design house Le Vian is known for its extraordinary mixes of colors, including the “Chocolate Quartz” pendant and ring in the ad pictured above.

The November 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar highlights a pair of bold multi-hued designs. Pictured above is an elaborate ring from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.

Also pictured in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar  is this fruit salad tiara from Louis Vuitton.

What to buy in November 2012 according to Harper’s Bazaar:  the bib necklace: “Museum-worthy metal breastplates with colorful stones are just the thing to offset a simple (or wild-style) blouse. Hold on to your claw pendants, but get ready to ditch your layered chains, which clash with the season’s oversize and molded-shoulder looks.” Pictured are a necklace adorned with colored stones in an ombre effect from Etro, and a fruit salad gem-studded bib necklace from Aurelie Bidermann.

Multi-hued gemstone mixes are a party at the throat, the wrist, the earlobes or fingers or worn in the hair. Party on!

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