Static Styles for Pearls

May 1999

Gemstones & Pearls:News

Static Styles for Pearls

Diminutive looks and multiples remain popular for spring

A recent seminar on pearl jewelry trends sponsored by the Jewelry Information Center and the Cultured Pearl Information Center showed what's old is new again. Dominant styles from past seasons – including stations, illusion necklaces and solitaires – still feature prominently in manufacturers' collections. Styles that JIC and CPIC say you should continue to show your customers this spring include:

  • Spare use of pearls, in stations or solitaire drop pendants on earrings, neckwires or chains.
  • Multistrand collars and cultured pearl bibs.
  • South Sea pearl solitaire necklaces in platinum accented with diamonds.
  • Pastel pearls in pink, pistachio, plum and peach to complement spring's pale apparel palette.
  • Nature-inspired motifs, such as pearl flowers, insects, leaves and all things celestial.
  • Illusion necklaces strung on microcords – making the pearls appear to float magically around the neck.
  • Pearls joined with mesh, woven metal and lacey textures.
  • Black pearl necklaces for men (at least for some).

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

Copyright © 1999 by Bond Communications.


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