When it comes to diamond jewelry, most women tend to stick to a few heirloom pieces, numbers that have some kind of sentimental value attached to them or simply big ticket items that have been purchased after years of saving. However, jewelry trends seem to swing back and forth between eras and one can be surprised to find that something they've had in the jewelry box for decades is currently the “must have” item. For 2012, a few jewelry trends have predominated and most big name jewelry brands like Seventy Seven Diamonds have featured these trends in their latest collections.
The one trend that has stood out more than most is the floral diamond jewelry style. The style sees designers combine a number of metals and luxurious jewels to create flora-inspired pieces. This kind of abstract floral jewelry generally pairs well with brightly colored evening gowns. Classic glamorous jewelry has also made a comeback with gorgeous necklace pendants and traditional chandelier earrings offering diamond jewelry a breath of fresh air. While petite diamond numbers are considered an evergreen look, oversized jewelry also found favor with some of the most fashionable women around the world with larger than life 90s style collar necklaces, bold diamond resin earrings and big stacked bracelets showing up on runways, red carpets and gala event across the globe.
Even though most people consider diamond encrusted symbols and crosses a tad too 1990s for their liking, the trend has staged something of a mini-revival in 2012. These pieces found favor with the religious minded fashionistas as well as the sentimental crowd. One of the most surpising trends that shone through the year in the diamond jewelry segment was body and hair accessories like diamond body chains, garters, ear cuffs and head bands. Though we didn’t see Kate Middleton pairing her High Street finds with Princess Di-inspired tiaras, we did see her favoring accessories like diamond laden brooches that helped her add a sparkle to conservative outfits.