Summer 2014 Jewelry Trends – Hand-Picked Round-Up of the Leading Runways

Keep up with the jewelry trends with this hand-picked round-up of the leading runways for Spring/summer 2014 – massive pearls from Chanel, impeccable colors from Alberta Ferretti, surreal pearls from Dior and more.

Chanel Trompe-L’oeil Pearls


Chanel’s trompe-l’oeil (French for deceive the eye) pearls really did make you think that you were seeing something not from this world. MASSIVE faux pearls that looked like a necklace that Dr. Dre would’ve designed rather than Karl Lagerfeld. Dr. Dre or Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel would undoubtedly be looking down approvingly.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Pieces of Eight


The Greek culture may be ancient but its design influence is not waning according to the dynamic design duo of Dolce & Gabbana. The Agrigente archeological dig may have inspired the set design, but the beaten gold medallions and antique coins hand picked up by Domenico and Stefano will be what inspire those of us looking to be at the cutting edge of jewelry chic.

Dsquared² Go Hawaiian


According to Dean and Dan Caten, the twin design gurus behind Dsquared², you don’t have to be relaxing in a hammock on an island to have the breeze keeping you cool. Just don a pair of gold palm frond earrings and Fifties cat-eye sunglasses and you will be cooler than an ice cold Pineapple Rosé Sangria.

Chloé’s Gold Bracelets


The gold trend continued at Chloé with a classic and classy Chloé signature cuff. It’s incredible how Chloé creative director, Clare Waight Keller, continues to re-invent this classic accessory keeping it eternally current.

Alberta Ferretti’s Coral Earrings

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In keeping with the rich tones of her collection, Alberta Ferretti’s coral drop chandelier earrings were the perfect accompaniment in every respect. Their color, design, and use of material were like everything else Ms. Ferretti creates – impeccable.

Dior’s Poison Pearls


We will finish this review in a similar fashion to how we started it – with an allusion to pearls. This time, Dior Accessories Design Director, Camille Miceli, used thick strands of beads to replicate the look of surreal pearls. Dior models were adorned with “pearls” that looked like tendrils of poison ivy draped around necks and shoulders.

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