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New Arrivals: Fashion Jewelry





Fine jewelry usually gets top billing. It’s hard to dispute the appeal of precious metal and stones, though they typically have prices to match. For shoppers who want a treat that requires a less substantial investment, fashion jewelry (and its accessible pricing) has distinct appeal. Plus, the category offers a way to experiment with trends at will. Designs with enamel, fringes and tassels and refined sculptural shapes are the most wanted fashion jewelry du jour. — TANYA DUKES

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of INSTORE.



WHY WE LOVE IT: A repeating floral motif and quartz stone softens the stark palette. The bracelet has a mod-meets-romantic character.

DESCRIPTION: Op Art 18K gold-plated brass hinge bangle with white quartz and enamel

MSRP: $198


(415) 462-6294 |


WHY WE LOVE IT: The scrolling pattern and brilliant stones give this jumbo cocktail ring a regal attitude.

DESCRIPTION: Royale Stone ring with black Italian enamel and lab-created champagne and white stones in sterling silver

MSRP: $225

(877) 838-6728 |





➤ Gemstones are the usual suspects for giving jewelry a dose of color, but there’s another contender that’s on the rise: Enamel, with its infinite variety of colors is a perfect medium for giving jewelry a vivid, glossy surface. Black and white patterns with hints of other hues are leading the way to enamel’s resurgence.



WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s impossible to go wrong with black, white and gray. There’s no need to add another accessory when wearing these striking earrings.

DESCRIPTION: Earrings with fired enamel on sterling silver with white sapphires


MSRP: $475

(877) 810-7312 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: This necklace is a total showstopper and will dress up a white tee or an evening dress. The chain links give it a cool, industrial vibe.

DESCRIPTION: Horizon necklace with antique gold-plated brass, enamel and a glass opal

MSRP: $325

(212) 965-0075|




➤ Tassels and fringes are always irresistible. They drape softly, move with ease and are flat-out fun. Best of all, they’re back in fashion with styles that range from minimalist and contemporary to bohemian and baroque.



WHY WE LOVE IT: Graduated fringe gives movement to edgy ear climbers. These can be sold individually or as a pair so that they’re easily mixed and matched with other earrings.

DESCRIPTION: Gold-plated sterling silver ear climbers

MSRP: $144 (single earring); $288 for a pair


WHY WE LOVE IT: Break these out for a big night out. The CZ embellishments at the end of each strand will catch lots of light at a candlelit dinner … or on the dance floor.

DESCRIPTION: Calle Ocho hoop earrings in gold-plated brass and cubic zirconia

MSRP: $72 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: Mixing bright and neutral gemstones in this bracelet make it a colorful piece that’s incredibly versatile.

DESCRIPTION: Carnelian fringe bracelet in 14K gold filled, 22K gold vermeil and sterling silver

MSRP: $300

(212) 226-2224 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: There’s no need to go to the south of France to look like you’ve visited the Riviera. This necklace instantly bestows chic, resort-ready style.

DESCRIPTION:St. Tropez adjustable pendant in 24K gold-plated pewter and brass with Czech glass on a fabric cord.

MSRP: $245

(212) 944-6480 |




➤ One of the advantages of fashion jewelry is that it’s easy to buy substantial pieces that don’t have prices to match. Pieces with architectural lines and reflective surfaces stand out based on the strength of their artful design.



WHY WE LOVE IT: The looping, airy shape of these earrings looks different from every angle, including behind. They’re great to wear with an updo.

DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver and blue topaz earrings

MSRP: $135

(866) 898-3636 |


WHY WE LOVE IT: The elongated, colorless center stone has the mystical look of a crystal ball. It’s a ring that’s totally mesmerizing.

DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver ring with clear quartz and pearl

MSRP: $279

(505) 345-6273 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: An elegant cuff bracelet is on the short list of jewelry necessities. This one has an elegant, undulating shape with understated drama.

DESCRIPTION: Ridged wave sterling silver cuff

MSRP: $180

(847) 674-3250 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: There are endless ways to wear this piece: inside an open collar, over a buttoned-up blouse or around a turtleneck. The shiny, textured metal makes a perfect frame for the face.

DESCRIPTION: Taos collar in silver-plated metal, agate and cotton thread

MSRP: $295




WHY WE LOVE IT: Its dotted pattern encircles the entire ring and symbolizes eternal love and opportunity. There’s lots of detail and texture in an easy-to-wear, low-profile design.

DESCRIPTION: Dot saddle ring in sterling silver and black sapphires

MSRP: $595

(888) 838-3022 x134 |





When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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