What are the jewelry trends for 2014?



Angelica Bracelets

These are so cool!  They are made from recycled metal IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!  They're available in white, yellow, and rose colors.  Here at Steven DiFranco Jewelers, we feel strongly about supporting the community, and the kind people at Angelica donate .25 cents for EVERY bracelet sold to Autism research.  That's very cool.

Metal Color

As far as metal color goes, white colored metal is still king, but two tone and yellow are gaining strength at a rapid pace.  Our industry is telling us that two tone and yellow gold will continue to gain strength as time goes on.  In Europe, white is over, and yellow is king again.  We're noticing a "bump" in yellow gold and two tone sales in all age groups, as well at Steven DiFranco Jewelers. 

After speaking with our Bulova and Citizen watch salesmen, they are predicting a jump from 10-15% yellow sales to 20-25% yellow sales this year.  Hmmm....

Rose or pink gold is still VERY strong in all categories, including watches.

Sterling Silver Bead Jewelry

Silver bead jewelry from our many companies is still selling nicely.  We've been selling them for over nine years now and each year the fun continues.  At Steven DiFranco Jewelers, we carry ten (yes, I said 10) different manufacturer's silver beads in stock.  Without question, we have the largest stock and variety of silver beads in Northeast Ohio, with over 10,000 beads in stock (yes, ten thousand).  All of the beads being sold in our store and others are of equal quality, with none being "better" than the other.

Get on our mailing list for our annual Mother's Day weekend "Mom-A-Palooza" store wide extravaganza show!  New styles, manufacturer's sales reps in the store, special deals, free give-away's, and much much more.  This is a "not to be missed" event for the silver bead collector!  Click HERE to go the silver bead section of our online store.

Watches

"Big" is still in and in some cases getting bigger for both men and ladies.  Diamonds and white crystals on watches for both men and ladies are still in demand.  The metal color in watches follows the jewelry metal colors very closely. 

For a European style, try a leather band for your watch.  Depending on the color of the band and it's texture, you can change a watch's personality dramatically.  Mother of pearl dials are popular for ladies watches.  Rose gold watches for both men and ladies are very popular. 

Another trend is for ladies to be wearing men's watches!?  Yup, for sure they are.  I'm not talking about the HUGE guys watches, but the normal size men's watches are finding their way on to more and more ladies wrists.  As a matter of fact, we sell more Filip & Co. Blue Blood watches to ladies than men.  Click HERE to go to our Filip & Co. watch section in our online store.

Earrings

Hoops are very strong in all metal colors.  Elongated, button, circle silhouettes, along with short drop styles will be the "must haves" for your jewelry wardrobe.  We've even added a selection of sterling silver and sterling silver combined with 14k yellow hoops in an affordable price range.  Silver mixed with 14k gold is gaining in popularity.

As always, diamond stud earrings are a staple in every woman's jewelry box.  Don't forget about jackets to enhance your diamond studs.  And don't forget our exclusive diamond stud earring trade up policy.

Bracelets

As with watches, "big" is the rage.  Cuffs, multi-strand gem and pearl pieces.  Anything sterling silver, even with yellow gold accents.  Bracelets never seem to calm down.  Our Rebecca line of bronze jewelry has some bracelets in it that have been a huge hit.  Click HERE to go to the Rebecca jewelry section in our online store.

Gemstones

Warm natural colored gemstones are continuing to be popular, this should continue through 2014.  We noticed a huge increase in all colored stone jewelry over the past year.  Morganite is the gemstone darling this fall for sure, especially set in rose gold.

Designs

The "vintage look" is still holding on, proving not to be a "fad".  This vintage style started strongly in engagement rings and has morphed into earrings, and bracelets.