Spring Jewelry Trends: The Year of the Snake

The Chinese New Year started February 10, and according to the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. So it’s no coincidence that serpent-inspired rings, bracelets and necklaces have slithered their way into spring fashion magazines and jewelry stores in record numbers. Snakes are everywhere!

Egyptian snake necklace and bracelet
Egyptian Snake Lariat Necklace and Bracelet available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

That’s because jewelry designers and accessories editors have had plenty of time to prepare. Not only is the snake one of the oldest jewelry motifs (think Cleopatra’s arm bracelets), it rears its exotic head every twelve years on the Chinese astrological calendar.

A great way to celebrate the Year of the Snake, 2013, is to buy yourself (or drop a hint about) a piece of serpent-style jewelry. One of our favorites is the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store’s Egyptian Snake Lariat necklace ($225), always on their bestseller list.

Effys Sterling Snake Ring
Effys Sterling Snake Ring

This spring, the fashion world has fully embraced all things reptilian, and the stores are showing plenty of python prints and faux snakeskin shoes and bags. So take a page out of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky and InStyle, and find your inner snake charmer at your favorite jewelry store or source.

Buy something serpentine for spring…and enjoy wearing it for many new years to come!


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