2013 Jewelry Trends: 7 Must-Haves for the New Year

Cuff Stuff. If there is one look that nearly all jewelry editors agree on this season it is the bold cuff bracelet. Seen on the runways in gold, silver, crystal or plastic, wide cuffs – worn in pairs or one on each wrist – are here to stay.

For a beautifully curated collection of cuffs read British jewelry writer Vivienne Becker’s article in the Financial Times.

The Statement Necklace. Dainty little lockets are so last year…make a big bold statement in 2013. Whether it’s a geometric pattern, something with spikes (yikes), or a bib of oversized pearls as seen at the Chanel spring jewelry collection, you’ll be up to your neck in high fashion.

Pearls by Chanel

Southwestern Chic. Turquoise and silver are a timeless duo, and this year’s Southwest styles are hotter than ever. According to Glamour magazine (www.glamour.com), adding a chunky silver necklace with turquoise stones is a great way to rev up your denim. And don’t be afraid to wear the combo with formal wear too. Mix turquoise with coral or opal for more colors from the desert. Yum.

At SilverTribe.com

It’s Easy Being Green. Pantone Color Institute’s Color of the Year for 2013 is Emerald Green (more on that next week), and already designers such as Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore and Marimekko have shown emerald fashions in their Spring 2013 collections.

Look for lots of emerald jewelry on the Red Carpet this awards season. And go green in your own jewelry wardrobe with green enamel…green faux gemstones…jade…malachite and more.

Emeralds by Dorfman

Hooray for Hoops. The ‘80s called and they want their hoop earring back (but accessories editors are giving them a big-time comeback). Giant hoops in silver, gold or metal were seen on Paris runway models wearing slicked-back ponytails. A retro look Obsessed By Jewelry girls love.

Blake Lively in Hoops

The Bangles. Speaking of the ‘80s, did these classics ever go out of style? Now you wear bangle bracelets in major multiples…in diamonds and rose gold…rhinestones with black…or plastic in neon. Rock on!

Bangles from HSN $59.95

Shoulder-Sweeping Earrings. If you buy nothing else this season, get a great big pair of earrings and keep your ears open for compliments. In gemstones, geometrics or classic gold, they are can’t-do-without for Spring 2013.

Beyonce Knowles
in Diamond Shoulder-Dusters

Honorable Mention:

Indie Pendants. Looking equally great with a V-neck sweater or a strapless dress, The Tassel Necklace adds some swish to your wish list. We covet this one from Yves Saint Laurent, but look for The Tassel at every price point.

YSL Collection

Obsessed by Jewelry wants to know your favorite new jewelry looks for 2013. Make a resolution to revolutionize your jewelry wardrobe…and tell us all about it!

Images of Blake Lively and Beyoncé Knowles from StyleBistro.com