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COLOR TREND CATERS TO SELF-PURHASERS

Jun 2, 2009

Color trend caters to self-purchasers
By Catherine Dayrit
March 18, 2009

Though diamonds may be a girl's best friend, they're not necessarily the go-to designs for women buying for themselves.

The Spring 2009 Fashion Week runways were ripe with color--and we're not just talking about lushly hued apparel. From earthy stones such as turquoise and coral to sleek, faceted gemstones, vibrant, attention-grabbing jewelry was abundant too. (See colored-gemstone designs here.)

Design Trends: The overarching theme for jewelry in 2009 is that big and bold is in. That's good news for colored gemstones--especially for the flamboyant hot pinks and cerulean blues that appear to have caught many a designer's fancy as of late. Another important color story is green, which one designer described as a flattering hue that summons thoughts of well-being, health and nature. In terms of styles, over-sized cocktail rings remain a color staple, as do designs sprinkled with smaller colored gemstones.

Wardrobe Tips: Heavily textured, patterned clothing will be a big trend for spring, and for jewelry that stands out, bib-style colored gemstone necklaces will do the trick. Style experts also say that large, dramatic earrings will be a must-have in 2009. Look for simple yet striking drops and for chandelier styles fringed by a multitude of small stones.