EK Jewellers of Hainault, Essex (http://www.ekjewellers.co.uk/)
1) Feathers and Bows
There’s lots of embellishment in 2013 jewellery trends. Feminine bows will be everywhere, particularly on short necklaces and chokers, and some trends are channelling South West American traditional adornments by using feathers and traditional turquoise stones. Whether your look is girly or cowgirl, you too can incorporate these looks into your 2013 wardrobe by asking your local independent jeweller for heavily embellished jewellery, whether that includes pretty bows and ribbons on chains, or whimsical feathers.
2) Bibs and Large Necklaces
Ok, so a bib doesn’t sound like the most glamorous thing you’ll ever wear, but actually, big necklaces will be big this season. Bib necklaces – which are almost breast-plate like in style – are the new-look choker. Think Baroque inspired drop bibs and chokers inspired by Victorian and 1920s styles. These will only work with certain looks, of course – such as under a sharp tuxedo jacket with a plain top underneath – so if you have a particular outfit in mind to wear a bib necklace with, why not ask your local jeweller to custom make you a piece to your exact specifications?
3) Dare to be Different
There are certainly some different looks on the horizon for 2013, and if you’re brave enough, you can really make a statement. For example, how about an ear cuff? You don’t need a piercing either – your local jeweller can create you a false cuff for the top of your ear which will give all of the effect with none of the pain. For a less drastic look, choose full length rings - which are on the whole very delicate but cover the length of the finger – or upper finger rings, which sit just above the knuckle. If you can’t find these looks on the high street, speak to your local independent jeweller about commissioning a unique piece.
4) Simple but Chic: Open Bangles
A simpler – but no less stylish – look for 2013 comes down to the humble bangle. Open bangles will be big this year – i.e. bangles which don’t meet in the middle, but instead leave a small gap with an embellishment on either end – and the best way to make a statement but not overdo the New Year’s trend is to wear multiple bangles, which will be available in your local jewellery shop, along with many other great looks to see in the New Year in style!
For more inspirational ideas on what jewellery trends will be big in 2013, contact EK Jewellers (http://www.ekjewellers.co.uk/