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.

Effy's Sterling Snake Ring
Sterling Snake Ring at effy.com.

This spring the fashion world has fully embraced the reptile theme; 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 online source.

For a touch of glamour, we love Effy’s wide selection of snake-shaped cocktail rings. Ranging from $125 for a white sapphire and rhodium-over-sterling silver style to $2,000+ for diamonds and semiprecious stones in rose gold, they are available at Lord & Taylor and effy.com.

Celebrate The Year of the Snake by buying yourself something serpentine for spring…and enjoy wearing it for many new years to come!



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