Sterling Silver Fashion Trends for the New Year and Beyond
By Sam Serio
Each year, on fashion runways from New York to Paris, Milan, and Toyko,
sterling silver is "new again" as designers interpret it in new and exciting
ways. What makes sterling silver a fashion perennial? The answer is clear: when it comes
to beauty, versatility, durability, and affordability, sterling silver jewelry is
In the hands of talented artists and designers, sterling silver is
constantly "reinvented" to suit the evolving tastes of the women who wear it.
But whether as a ring, a necklace, or bracelet, standing alone or presented in combination
with gemstones and other precious metals
sterling silver is always in fashion.
Here's a look at what's "hot" this year:
Peace of Silver
In 2004, many Oscar presenters and recipients wore gracefully and
simply designed "Dove of Peace." pin. Embraced by such Hollywood luminaries as
Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, and Leonardo DiCaprio, it has also been seen
on the Dali Lama and Nobel Peace Laureates Oscar Aria Sanchez, Betty Williams, Mairead
Corrigan Maguire, and former UN Assistant Secretary-General Gillian Sorrensom.
Now non-celebrities may purchase the pin in sterling silver pin to
demonstrate both their commitment to peace and their fashion sense. The 2005 sterling
silver interpretation was designed by award-winning American jewelry artist Henry Dunay to
resonate the energy of Picasso's "Dove Of Peace."
With the enormous popularity of the "Lord of the Rings"
series, it comes as no surprise that designers have created jewelry based on the
elaborately crafted pieces in the films. Based on the actual pendant worn in the Lord of
the Rings film, the Arwen Evenstar Pendant is crafted in sterling silver and comes in a
wooden gift box. Measuring 2½ inches in length with a 18" sterling silver chain and
a Swarovski crystal stone, each piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity,
adding long-term value to its other charms.
Works Like A Charm
Charm bracelets are both wonderfully retro and extremely cutting edge.
Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Avril Levigne, Hilary Duff, and other high-visibility
high-fashion celebrities are wrapping their wrists in silver bracelets with the hip L.A.
brand "Eldorado Club."
The "Girlie Charm Bracelet" is adorned with charming
femme-friendly charms including a cat, a cocktail glass, and a kitty.
Sterling Silver Always In Style for Your 25th Anniversary No
matter what list you consult traditional, modern or the now popular
"ultra-modern" (which includes items like clocks and appliances) silver
is the 21st Century gift of choice for a 25th wedding anniversary. Whether it's silver's
durability, its strength, its flexibility or its unparalleled beauty, sterling silver is
an exquisite memento of 25 years of loving commitment between a couple.
Topping the list of this year's "What's Hot" in silver
wedding anniversary gifts, women say they want charm bracelets, hoop earrings, and hair
ornaments. For wives who would like to present their husbands with sterling silver tokens,
the "top of the charts" picks are cufflinks, tie clips, money clips, neck
chains, and I.D. bracelets.
But #1 for him AND her a classic sterling silver Tiffany