Bright colors feature in every Spring 12 list. Last fall, blue was expected to be the "it" color this spring, but gloomy winter is working its magic, and yellow and green are showing up.
|Irene Neuwirth's jewels are hot on the red carpets right now. She uses big, colorful stones like turquoise, chrysoprase, quartz, and lapis accented with diamonds to provide a pop that will last well past spring. These are turquoise and chrysoprase in white gold with diamonds and are available at www.barneys.com.|
|Larkspur and Hawk's Annabell Riviere, made of sterling silver and green and blue foil backed topaz, is a modern piece modeled after Georgian perfection, available at www.larkspurandhawk.com.|
|Laura Bohinc's Solar Eclipse bracelet, rose gold vermeil? Plate? The site is not clear. It is a huge, gorgeous thing, available at www.rubygold.com.|
|Dannijo's Zsa Zsa necklace is also not for the faint of heart- oxidized brass and sterling with Swarovski crystals. The crystals give it happy colors for spring and later. Available at www.dannijo.com.|
Another overall trend this year is to go either large (or tiny), or go home. There is no room for conservative sizing. Layer delicate pendants and you'll totally be in style. Collar necklaces remain on point.
|Silver Service's tiny bone butterfly on a sterling chain will flutter along with other charms that mean spring for you. Available at www.myflashtrash.com.|
|www.odetteny.com has a large collection of dainty items to be worn together, as does www.catbird.com.|
|Eddie Borgo silver plate, yellow turquoise, and hematite collar necklace for sale on www.net-a-porter. Yellow turquoise can be a number of things, none of which are chemically turquoise. It is often found in turquoise mines but has a lot of iron, making it a yellow color. Sometimes it is a mixture of quartz, jasper, and serpentine. Dyed howlite is another possibility, but probably not from Eddie Borgo.|
|Lapis, pressed coral, and gold plate earrings (earring, shown twice- grrr) by Lei Van Kash at www.leivankash.com. Sigh, skulls are STILL with us this year, but these, with their flowers and celestial blue, are more delightful than most. They'll look fantastic throughout the spring, through summer, and into fall.|
|Alexis Bittar's Grey Gardens floral pin shows that pins are in this spring! Fantastic!|
|Prickly Pear blossoms on a gold and diamond 1960s pin at www.langantiques.com, still fresh and new!|