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Trending Now: Y-Necklaces

for INSTORE Magazine writes about the Y-Necklace trend that seems to be sweeping the fashion world:

“For quite some time now I’ve seen one article after another about the “Downton Abbey” effect on fashion. Yet, I haven’t seen anything pointing to the return of Y-necklaces. And, frankly, that surprises me. First, because Y-necks have been trickling back onto the jewelry scene and, second, because their very roots are believed by many to date back to the post-Edwardian era—yes, the time in which PBS’s popular British period drama series is set.

But “Downton Abbey” aside for a moment, the runways, too, are playing a role in the Y-necklace’s return. From New York to Paris, in their 2013 spring and fall collections, fashion’s big names focused on the V-neckline—inarguably a perfect backdrop for a Y-necklace. To imagine just how perfect, think of Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes in January. Wearing an 83-carat diamond necklace from Chopard, Ms. Poehler was one of the night’s showstoppers. And while the mega-watt diamond design was, technically, more Y-like, it forecasted the jewelry design direction. Well, to be more accurate, the jewelry design RE-direction . . . Read more

This particular trend has been a long standing part of our collection. See a few of our designs below:

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Sterling silver crochet water mixed with assorted stones.

 

 

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Moon Stones wrapped in sterling silver crochet wire. The middle stone is a Swarovski crystal.

 

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From Instore Mag: Is 2013 The Year of Vintage?

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Rachel Weisz wearing a necklace by Bulgari

Trace Shelton seems to think so!

WHILE THE “vintage jewelry” look has been showing up in more and more jewelry designers’ collections over the past couple of years, the style seems to be cresting in 2013, with several big-name designers and fashion houses capitalizing on the trend that the popular British TV show Downton Abbey and the upcoming The Great Gatsby feature film have brought to the fore….. Read more

Doesn’t the shape of the Bulgari necklace above remind you of this piece from our collection??

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