Design Idea E907 Bracelet
by Anne Marie Hunter, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

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Style Snapshot: Latin Fascination Style Snapshot: Latin Fascination

Let's fly to the fascinating land of Latino style. Inspired by a rich heritage centuries old, renowned Latin couture designers including Oscar de la Renta, Caroline Herrera, Narisco Rodriguez and Manolo Blahnik have long kept the design world on fire. And, the latest Latino style-makers continue the red hot tradition.

Latin designers' extraordinarily diverse styles range from feminine to ultra-modern and edgy to classic. Objects of adornment have played a significant role throughout Latin history and Latin jewelry artists infuse their designs with a richness that contributes significantly to global jewelry style.

Keynotes in Latin jewelry design include an appreciation for nature and a nod to Latino style, past and present. Frequent use of gemstones and nature-inspired elements, as well as crystal, rhinestones, chain and leather are incorporated in designs that range from elegant to earthy to playful.

Style Snapshot: Latin Fascination The latest jewelry collections of renowned Latino designers reflect the diversity seen in their fashion.

With elegance as an enduring theme, Oscar de le Renta's recent collections included a floral jewelry line, as well as statement-making pieces flashing with colorful rhinestones and crystal.

Heart-stopping designs by Robert Rodriguez incorporated pearls and chain with feminine touches, while Balenciaga showcased a collection of leather bracelets with cool metal components.

Paula Mendoza's modern designs reflect the richness of Columbian Columbian gold and vivid gemstones. Her fresh styles included a line of chandelier earrings, enduringly popular in Latino jewelry.

In awe of the power of nature, Leslie Russo's designs are also inspired by her grandmothers who wore bold, original jewels. She combines cameos, gemstones--including turquoise and Swarovski crystal in designs that delight the senses.

And, over-the-top is the only way to describe the stunning collection by Proenza Schouler. Rough-cut gemstones and kumihimo cord come together in Peruvian-inspired designs that are a feast for the eyes.

Rough Cut Gemstones and Cord Cameos
Latin jewelry is a passionate inner vision come to life for both the adorner and the adorned.

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