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Traditional Pearls Are Hip Again!

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We all know (and love!) the simple but classic elegance of a string of pearls. And what’s lovelier than getting that pearl feel and quality by using Swarovski crystal pearls?

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But take a look at runways from New York to Paris to Milan and you will find pearls paired in ways that are anything but traditional.

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Miu Miu

Anyone who has been keeping their eye on the fashion scene would have noticed the pearl creeping back in over the last few seasons as young jewelry designers place them in unexpected places such as ear cuffs and pair them with unusual materials.

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This winter, however, you are increasingly going to be seeing the democratization of that classic pearl strand as everyday street wear. Designers are pairing this classic element with denim patches, military jackets and the sports sweaters that are so very now.

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Maison Margiela, Chanel, Miu Miu

This is a great time to dig out your old pearl necklaces or construct a new heirloom of your very own using our beautiful and versatile Swarovski crystal pearls! Adding a simple pearl necklace to your outfit is the best way to look fashionable today.

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DIY Summer Jewelry Tutorial Collection

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Summer is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to try your hand at making some of the season’s trendiest jewelry to show off with your cute summer outfits. Whether your style is classic, boho or somewhere in between we’ve collected some of the best jewelry tutorials below so that you too can DIY.

Summer Bracelets from Eureka Crystal Beads

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Summer is a great time for bracelets! You can go ahead and decorate your bare arms with bracelets and bangles galore without worrying about sleeves. Our perennially popular Rolo Cup Chain Bracelet is a perfect summer accessory. Check out our video for step by step instructions!

DSC02068Above: The variety of Rolo Cup Chain Bracelets you can make with the same set of instructions.

Another great summer bracelet is our Chan Luu Style Bohemian Wrap Bracelet which uses leather cord and a variety of beautiful Czech glass beads to make a super fun bracelet to wear!

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Or how about these DIY Alex and Ani Style wire bangles that are perfect for stacking! These bracelets come with a removable ball that you unscrew to put any kind of beads you like on the bracelet. Screw it back on and you’re done!

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DIY Three Strand Beaded Necklace from Get Carey’d Away

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This fun project is an easy way to add oomph to a plain outfit and to make a necklace that will really stand out for all the more formal events that come around once the weather gets nicer such as bridal showers, garden parties, weddings and baby showers. Use any round beads in 6 and 8mm here along with much smaller spacers. For example, Swarovski Crystal Pearls would be ideal or if you want a variation that was more festive and less formal you could try pretty faceted Czech Firepolish beads.

The Golden Knot Necklace from The Sweet Survival

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This excellent tutorial shows you how to make the above necklace with step by step photo instructions as well as written ones. For a high quality product I suggest using Japanese TOHO seed beads. They come in so many beautiful colors that you can make dozens of different necklaces! For an interesting variation on this necklace try using Czech Farfalle Seed Beads or Charlotte Cut Seed Beads instead.

DIY Coral Statement Necklace from Nelle Creations

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This simple step by step tutorial is an easy way to make a necklace with a lot of impact! Try using Swarovski’s Gem Color series of crystal pearls such as Coral or Dark Lapis for a great look that will be very trendy this summer!

Check out our Tutorials page for more cool DIY projects!

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Best Fall 2014 Jewelry at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is one of the best places to get a look ahead for the most daring and dazzling new jewelry designs that will soon be available in stores. Get inspired and stay on trend with your designs!

Here is some of the most interesting jewelry from the runways of the Fall 2014 collections at New York Fashion Week.

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Betsey Johnson

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Donna Karan

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Jenny Packham

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Jenny Packham

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Jill Stuart

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Josie Natori

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Josie Natori

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Nicole Miller

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Ralph Lauren

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Rebecca Minkoff

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Vera Wang

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Which of these looks do you see yourself wearing? Whose jewelry do you like best? Let us know in the comments below!