Fashion Forecast for 2011: Hot Jewelry Pieces for the New Year

If you’re wondering what jewelry trends will dominate the world of fashionistas this coming year, here’s a rundown of the most popular pieces to own and match with one’s outfits:

Bold and dramatic metals. The more, the merrier. The bigger, the better! These embellished pieces that are heavy and massive will surely get everyone to take a second look at you – This new year, make a big, bold and bright fashion statement.

Vintage and Modern Combos. There’s nothing like the marriage of the old and new. Vintage, retro, and antique pieces should now have a look of creative modernity and charm. Top jewelry designers and their unique concepts are combined sweetly with antique and vintage pieces for a look that’s both charming and timeless.

Unusual necklaces. Gone are the days of barely – there jewelry. This year, if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Necklaces are now the centerpiece of one’s outfit, so they should be bold and daring. Bib styles, as well as the multi-chain types with no pendants are becoming more and more popular. If you’re the type to wear pendants, go for unique and rather unusual designs such as skeletons, keys, rhinestone crosses, skulls, and circles. Complete the dramatic look with equally stunning earrings.

Bold and ornamented bracelets. Bracelets are an ornament, but imagine bracelets with ornaments! Try dyed leather or metal cuff designs, massive bangles, studded bracelets, and crystal-filled pieces.

Tribal and ethnic pieces. Show your love for African or Native American Heritage by wearing regional designs that never seem to go out of style. These make use of amazingly beautiful birthstones that come in astounding colors and shapes.  Explore pieces with carved or raw coral. The most precious ones are the pale angelskin and the red coral.

These are just some of the incoming fashionable jewelry pieces worth looking into. Mix and match them with equally bold outfits this year.