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Jewelry trends for the summer looking bright

Yesenia Robles

What to look for

Things to look for in your jewelry, according to Liz Davis, owner of The Giving Tree:

• Versatility, something you can wear more than once that will go with your wardrobe

• Durability, something that will last a long time

• Something you can enjoy and will make you feel happy and beautiful

What to look for

Things to look for in your jewelry, according to Liz Davis, owner of The Giving Tree:

• Versatility, something you can wear more than once that will go with your wardrobe

• Durability, something that will last a long time

• Something you can enjoy and will make you feel happy and beautiful

Jewelry is going big and bold this summer to accent the modern trends of fashion.

“With the fashion trends of the summer, jewelry really stands out everywhere,” said Elsie Hernandez, owner of One Way Fashions, 18 W. Victory Way, in Craig.

Hernandez, who is a self-taught jewelry designer, has noticed pieces with bold fuchsia and yellow colors, or big flowers and beads, are flying off her shelves. That includes everything from big necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.

Liz Davis, owner of The Giving Tree, 525 Yampa Ave., has noticed the same.

“People are really going for the bigger, colorful pieces,” Davis said. “I don’t know why, but I think after the kind of winter we had here, they need light. It makes them feel good.”

In general, Davis and Hernandez said that customers usually like to coordinate big, colorful pieces rather than restricting themselves to one item.

“They don’t necessarily have to match, it just has to go together and coordinate,” Davis said. “They usually pick pieces because it makes them look more professional and finished.”

Davis is a self-proclaimed “jewelry addict.” She likes to pick jewelry that makes her feel good. She thinks people can look good in jewelry just because they feel good in it, and she remembered one customer in particular who she helped during the weekend.

“When she was wearing it, it kind of made her sparkle because she knew it made her feel good,” Davis said.

Davis and Hernandez said there is a slightly different vibe to jewelry in the West compared to elsewhere.

“Here, it seems like we wear jewelry that goes with the West. It’s just a little different elsewhere,” Davis said.

They also said that while jewelry is accented more with a western feel, such as chunkier pieces, it is sometimes about how the jewelry is worn, and how it coordinates with a wardrobe.

“They do add more of the big crosses and turquoise, but it can go very western or very traditional,” Hernandez said.

One of the reasons Hernandez has become acquainted with jewelry trends without calling herself a “jewelry addict” is because she designs and custom makes a lot of the pieces in her store. It gives her a chance to listen to what people want and what they are looking for.

On the other hand, Hernandez said she has always had a taste for some of the bigger city trends, as well, and has tried to incorporate it into some of the jewelry she makes. However since most of the jewelry she sells is handmade, no two pieces are alike, unless they are specifically requested.

Hernandez has designed and made jewelry for a few weddings and some Quinceaneras this summer, and she said many are going for bright colors and big flowers even for those kinds of formal events.

“They want matching jewelry and some with bright colors and some with crystals and rhinestones,” Hernandez said. “It’s different, but it was a lot of fun.”

Davis recommends everyone have fun with jewelry no matter what the occasion or season.

“Just get it out and wear it,” she said. “Enjoy it.”

Yesenia Robles can be reached at 875-1790.


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