Six months ago, behind closed doors, under bright lamps, pins jammed into mannequins, jewelry designers around the world contributed work to a massive trust — what would become this year’s vision for another spring season.
We’ve pulled from that trust. We see emeralds; drop earrings, vermeil and geometric shapes. This spring, Marlee’s by Tapper’s is getting back to the basics.
Jennifer Heebner, senior editor of JCKOnline, previewed the season’s jewelry trends — specifically noting a predilection for minimalist stones and geometric shapes.
“Think stud earrings, bar or stick motifs, and other sleek, uncomplicated silhouettes that will subtly enhance spring’s angular frocks, graphic prints and logos and menswear-inspired styles,” said Heebner. “Strong geometric forms like pyramids and circles perfectly parallel these designs.”
We’ve got you covered: Our exclusive Glisten Collection features circular pavé charms on yellow gold and sterling silver necklaces that, indeed, pair nicely with Dana Rebecca Design’s bar earrings and rings.
At Marlee’s, we pride ourselves in enabling each of our guests to express and make bold their individuality. So we’ve stocked our inventory with the in-bijou that requires no excess accessories: The statement necklace.
In February, trendsetter and new mom Kate Middleton arrived at London’s National Portrait Gallery wearing a diamond drop cluster at her collarbone. Actress Jennifer Lawrence donned a diamond, platinum and crystal vertical piece to March’s Academy Awards.
In that same spirit, we offer Pono’s Watermelon Double Row Bib, Lele Sadoughi’s Moon & Sun Necklace and Stroili Oro’s Evanescence Large Circle Pendant.\
Stacked and Layered
The bohemian chic (boho) style creates a custom-made freedom. Whereas the statement necklace is best suited on its own, springtime boho accessories like bangles, earrings and rings scream to be mixed and matched. They beg to be storytellers.
“I wear the same rings every day — and I am completely attached to each one,” writes Vogue Accessories Editor Selby Drummond. “They were all given to me by someone important in my life.”
Try a pair of Marlee’s studs along the ridge of your ear, perfect for that minimalist look; stack Wakami beads with a link bracelet by Ella Designs; or complement the slender Dana Rebecca Designs Black Rhodium White Gold Sylvie Rose Ring with a love knot by Michael Kors.
Alice in Chains
Chains say edge. Toughness. They cut through the cute of prints and work well with jeans.
“The prevalence of crop tops on spring runways, Jennifer Lawrence’s backlace at the Oscars, the punk trend, and the growing popularity of ear cuffs will all help fuel sales to a niche of quasi-cosmopolitan customers who are comfortable in the spotlight,” notes Heebner.
Go rocker with Michael Kors’ Silver Link Crystal Bracelet and Pono’s Chrome Water Drop Necklace.
Just as boho is a throwback, Lucite-brand jewelry is making its return with fervor. While transparent in its natural state, Lucite can easily be molded, colored and imbedded — making it a perfect canvas for makers interested in smooth, chunky curvatures.
Inspired by Bakelite and Lalique glass, our designer Alexis Bittar was once called the “Lucite king” for his intricate hand-carving, hand-painting and gilding work with the medium. But he’s broadened his repertoire. His Lucite Crystal Grey Blue Crescent Necklace incorporates both Swarovski crystal and goldtone.
This spring, create your personal style, beautifully. Lift your spirit; enhance your life and look fabulous.
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