The 2014 award season drew to a close this weekend, culminating with the highly anticipated Oscars. Red carpet jewelry trends for the year were nothing if not consistent. Award season fashions usually influence jewelry sales for the entire year to come. Here are the highlights.
New Trend – Rise of the Choker
Layers and longer necklaces yielded to the allure of collar bone grazing chokers on a parade of celebrities. Shorter length collars balanced out many a strapless straight neckline to add elegance and a little sex appeal. Creative variations included focal pendants or alternating links while the more traditional designs were simple diamond chokers.
Old Trend – Bracelets
There is no doubt that bracelets remain the focal jewelry piece of the moment. Wrists were adorned with the widest variety of statement pieces this award season. There was a dizzying array of styles and combinations on display.
Color Trend – Neutrals
Plain old clear crystal and beige tones dominated jewelry pieces on the red carpet. The splashes of emerald, turquoise and other colored gems were long gone as starlets gravitated toward the elegance of diamonds and traditional metal hues.
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