Your editor used to dabble in enamel back in the day when she still had access to the kind of high temperature kilns required to fuse glass to metal. Thus it is with pleasure that we note WWD is predicting a come back of the material in the Spring 2009 jewelry market. Though it certainly looks like you don't need to wait that long to find great pieces.
There's nothing like a good dose of nature to clear the senses. Model and actress Amber Valletta clearly knows this with her gold bird earrings. Playing on Spring's bi-polar trends, nature inspired jewelry is pretty opposite of the lucite love we've been seeing. So there you have it, Spring jewelry caters to both nature lovers and future lovers. So you're a bit of both are you? Go on, pair them together, let your Spring dual personalities shine.
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Stud earrings are a perennial jewelry item. I love this look sometimes - more subtle, more romantic, more delicate. Cute, fun studs have become increasingly popular. These provide a nice alternative to charm earrings or hoops and these little lovelies have big personalities. Here are my designer and non-designer picks:
Reinstein / Ross 18 Karat White Gold With Seven Diamonds Snowdrop Earrings, $1,350. Available in yellow gold as well.
Carrie Weston 14 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Stud Earrings, $150. Also comes in rose and white gold.
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