Style Snapshot: What Style Snapshot: What's Hot, Stylish and Black All Over?
by Leslie Anger, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®


In the fashion world, black is valued for always being in style. In jewelry, this non color is regal or daring, timeless or edgy. Using over-the-top frills and fringe featuring studs, chain, glass spikes or other striking details, achieves radical designs customers can't deny.

All-black jewelry isn't just for the rebellious at heart. It is sleek, sophisticated and goes with everything to create elegance for all-day wear. Collars and chokers are often associated with classically inspired designs, especially when made with black materials to achieve dramatic results.
Style Snapshot: What's Hot, Stylish and Black All Over?

Style Snapshot: What's Hot, Stylish and Black All Over?
Long and dangly, Y-shaped necklaces aren't shying away from this trend either featuring elongated and slimming silhouettes.

All over the 2014/15 runways, huge names in fashion including Emporio Armani, Vera Wang, Nicole Miller and Roberto Cavalli blacked out the catwalk with stunning black jewelry and accessories. Whether you prefer matte, metallized or glossy black, no surface finish was off limits.

Cuff bracelets, bold earrings and statement necklaces are encrusted with black seed beads, Czech dagger beads and Swarovski crystal in jet and jet hematite. Black is seen paired with clear acrylic and shiny metal accents for the most-desired jewelry. Naturally beautiful gemstones such as black serpentine, black spinel or obsidian are exceptional choices to display unaltered black coloring. Manmade or dyed gemstones and pearls, or quilted and corded leather in a range of black to dark grey hues are favorites for this trend as well. Materials free to flow in graceful movement and layered structures for intriguing surface texture rejuvenates the color black for truly innovative designs you, and your customers, can't afford to ignore.

Style Snapshot: What's Hot, Stylish and Black All Over?

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