Wednesday, April 28, 2010
THE BLEND TREND (A.K.A. TONE-ON-TONE)
Now that that's settled, moving on. Why are they blending? Partially because they can. Never in recent history has there been such successful experimentation with the colors of gold, especially rose gold and blackened gold. And sometimes champagne (a kind of beigy shade). So, with gold no longer just yellow or white, there are more metal shades to match to stones and enamels. As a result, black pearls are set in blackened gold, pink sapphires in pink gold, yellow citrines in yellow gold, and so on.
Personally, I like the look. It's pretty and, in this new economic reality, where we're spending money more carefully and buying jewelry we can wear with many different outfits instead of just one or two, it makes perfect sense. I mean, just look at this necklace from Utopia. It is blackened 18-karat gold with Tahitian black pearls (and white ones). (http://www.utopia-jewels.com/).
Sometimes the simplest idea can be the smartest. That's how I feel about jewelry's new blend trend. More later . . .