Friday, June 15, 2012

Ceramic and Stainless Steel Jewelry

Large links with a dash of color

I’ve been seeing a lot of ceramic watches on women’s wrists. I’ve also noticed quite a few ceramic and stainless steel bracelets lately. I probably spend an inordinate amount of time looking at the jewelry that others are wearing because I want to know what others like and why. I do stop short of asking questions, unless the situation lends itself to questions. Although many women are happy to talk jewelry and are happy to tell you about their great fashion finds.

Ceramic watch bands and alternative metal jewelry is nothing new. It’s been around for a while and because gold prices keep inching upward I don’t see it coming out of the spotlight anytime soon. What is interesting is how designers are combining ceramics with stainless steel. The chunky look is still on trend and unless you’ve recently won the lottery, a heavy bracelet made of gold will be hard to afford.

Black and silver, the new neutral

With the use of stainless steel you can wear a chunky and edgy bracelet or necklace and not have to take a second mortgage out on the house. With the addition of ceramic to the links, you can add color. The color combinations of white and silver or black and silver have been very popular but any color can be added. Look for blues, greens and even yellows to add a pop of color to your wrist.

Women still want to be fashionable and many would love to emulate the rich and famous, but we’re not and we can’t. There is a huge segment of society who actually has a clothing and accessory budget and we stick to it. Adding stainless steel as an alternative metal to your jewelry wardrobe can open the door for some really interesting and eye catching looks. So if you’re looking to add something edgy to that light summer dress, think about a stainless steel and colored ceramic bracelet, it will cut the sweetness and make that outfit party ready.

1 comment:

  1. I have always been fascinated by the interesting designs of those jewelery pieces. Thank you for bringing a well thought out and reasoned comment to the discussion.