Sparkling Jewelry Trends
Wrap bracelets â€¨are just one of the hot jewelry trends. Find out what else makes the category shine.
There's something shining in retail these days: jewelry sales are up. According to the 2010 Annual Census Report from Accessories Magazine and leading consumer research firm The NPD Group, Inc., consumers are "definitely spending on [accessories] again."
What's making jewelry sales sparkle? Our experts say that customers who, in these challenging financial times, cannot afford to buy new wardrobes opt to â€˜dress up' their existing little black dresses, business suits and casual wear with new pieces of jewelry. A dazzling accessory gives new life to an outfit.
Another reason jewelry designs are selling well: They fit. There's no worry about clothing sizes, no anxiety about trying on clothing. So consumers of every size, from 0 to plus-size find these fashion purchases to be entirely satisfying.
Lauren Parker, editor of Accessories Magazine provides a third reason why jewelry sales continue to sparkle for you: "Department store jewelry leans toward the more mass produced, while gift shop jewelry tends to be more artisan in character." Consumers looking for something original, a standout that makes a statement, has a story and impresses friends, will come to you for their jewelry picks.
In a market where trends change very easily, it's helpful to know what's selling well now. Here is a broad look at some hot jewelry trends.