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Blossoming Trends – 5 Magnificent Jewels for Spring Fashion Faves

When spring is in the air, Narcissus are typically in bloom and warm-weather ensembles—think sheer fabrics and short sleeves—emerge from a months-long winter slumber. Next to join these lightweight looks? Fine finishing touches in the form of precious jewelry. From luscious strands to pearl bracelets and coral rings, jewelry helps elevate ordinary outfits through seasonal bursts of color and design flair. Thought fancy shoes were the final word in polished attire? Not a chance! Check out five jewels below that are ready to take even the most notable spring clothing trends to an infinitely more stylish level.

Akoya Pearls

Assorted Assael Akoya pearls (ring, multi-row bracelet, hoops), Anja Gockel Spring 2018 runway NY, Laurie Metcalf wearing pearl bracelet with clutch on the red carpet arrivals 2018 Critic’s Choice Awards, Chanel Runway Paris, Prabal Gurung Spring 2018 runway show Berlin.

Akoya Pearls. This exceptional pearl commands a double take when set into chic oversize hoops and as hefty bangles, all pieces destined for the layering and stacking stories told repeatedly in fashion today. Forge an unforgettable impression—wear your contemporary akoya designs with tennis shoes and track suits and watch how approachable they become.

Emma Watson at Golden Globe Awards arrivals, Amato runway Oct 2017, Bubbles by Sean Gilson for Assael earrings and ring, Street Style look at Fashion Forward Dubai.

Emma Watson at Golden Globe Awards arrivals, Amato runway Oct 2017,
Bubbles by Sean Gilson for Assael earrings and ring, Street Style look at Fashion Forward Dubai.

Whimsical White Pearls. Whimsical designs in Assael’s Bubbles by Sean Gilson collection elevate white pearls to fresh levels of design. White pearls have been a fixture on the fashion circuit in shoes, bags, and couture in recent years, so pieces from Bubbles are an easy companion to many of these looks. When lighthearted style is what’s needed, Bubbles will fit the bill.

Assael Gem Coral Strads both Angel Skin and Sardinian Coral

Assael gem coral strands, both Angel Skin and Sardinian coral, top center – Marcel Ostertag runway NYFW Feb 2018, bottom left – Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2018 Paris, bottom right – Victoria Beckham runway Sept 2017 NYFW

Coral Strands. Ideal for pairing with millennial pink or distant color relative lavender (the latter a new darling of Victoria Beckham and Michael Kors), gem coral jewelry color-blocks beautifully with its natural light pink or deep red hues. Options from Assael are as wide and deep as tulip fields in the Netherlands.

conch pearls

Left – Bibhu Mohapatra NYFW Feb 2018,  Center – Son Jung Wan NYFW Feb 2018, Right – Oscar de la Renta NYFW, bottom  – Assael South Sea pearls with exceedingly rare natural conch pearls set in platinum with diamonds.

Conch Pearls. These exceedingly rare, pale pink to red gems born from Queen conch mollusks are prized for their flame-like displays and porcelain appearances. Conch hues also perfectly complement spring style—think pink-and-red combos courtesy of Oscar de la Renta, as well as floral motifs from Erdem. Want to punch up the pink factor in your wardrobe? Rely on conch pearl jewels as accents.

Baroque Pearls

Top left – Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2018 Paris, Middle Left – Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2018 NYFW, Bottom Left – Giorgio Armani Prive Spring/Summer 2018 Paris, top right – Assael baroque South Sea pearl multi-strand necklace, bottom right – Baroque South Sea opera length pearl strand

Baroque South Sea Pearls. Suits—particularly in white and denim—are trending heavily for spring, and nothing screams modern CEO like baroque-shape pearls. Life isn’t perfect, and neither are the shapes of baroque pearls, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t exceptionally alluring. These magnificent beauties command attention in their own right. Want to make a memorable statement? Rely on baroques to tell your story of strength.

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