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Style Snapshot: Black and Gold Combos in Jewelry Style Snapshot: Black and Gold Combos in Jewelry
by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Some things are just meant to be together--peanut butter and jelly, movies and popcorn, cookies and milk--and this season, black and gold. This powerful pairing brings a classy sophistication, but also a touch of edgy rock and roll fashion to jewelry designs. Representing an on-trend statement and a traditional style, this color combination’s versatility lends itself well to casual and formal attire, and any style in between. Appropriate for all ages and flattering to all, this is a very workable, wearable and welcomed trend for jewelry designers.

This match made in "jewelry heaven" adds an instant style life to any ensemble. Gold has long been associated with prestige and class and provides an unexpected pop when paired against sexy and sleek black. And with gold prices soaring, this metal has become even more of a symbol of wealth and glamour, particularly in the fashion and jewelry industry. With a wide selection of gold and gold-colored options, including gold-filled, gold-plated, gold-finished and "vermeil," this look can be produced in a wide variety of price points for different levels of jewelry lines. Want to find the best choice for your designs? View valuable information on gold options in the ''Meaning of Metals'' article.
Style Snapshot: Black and Gold Combos in Jewelry

Style Snapshot: Black and Gold Combos in Jewelry Designers are pushing the fashion envelope by mixing different textures and finishes in black and gold combinations. This can be done by placing black gemstone or smooth-coated beads with hammered gold components or adding black leather, velvet or feathers to shiny gold beads. Go big with gold- and black-finished large-link aluminum chain, gold- and black-colored Swarovski pendants and layering lots and lots of gold chain with black embellishment.

This trend can be expanded by pairing the warm tone of gold with autumn colors such as red, orange, grey, cream, olive, light brown and oyster, primary colors or jewel tones for a hot fashion statement. With the endless amount of black- and gold-colored jewelry-making components and materials, the possibilities with this trend are endless. Plus, this is sure to be a smart jewelry investment, as black and gold will never go out of style.

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*** Information provided in this article is based on runway reports, industry tradeshows and trend reporting from the The Worth Global Style Network (WGSN), a leading online trend-analysis and research service.


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