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Jewelry Design Trends for 2011

The following are the jewelry design trends for 2011 according a recent Jewelers of America newsletter.

Every season some things change and some things stay the same. Defining what aspects of your collection to continue and which to renew and refresh is the daily challenge in jewelry retail. Below you will find key inside tips for success in creating a fabulous jewelry collection for spring 2011.

Let's look at the top fashion jewelry trends for Spring 2011and break it down. The subtle differences in color are important to capture for your designs to look and feel updated. The color palettes that will be strong for spring are black/white, blue/green, brown/coral, and white on white. By using indigo blue and kelly green, or adding bright orange to coral, or mixing white with burnished metals, or using black with artisan textures, you will find that these basic color palettes will look brand new. Tip: The best selling jewelry is usually a rich mix of tones, finishes, and textures.

Don't underestimate the beauty of brown this season. One of the best ways to include a brown story into Spring 2011 jewelry is to maximize the 'animal' patterns trend. Use (faux) tortoise shell, printed animal patterns, or metal pierced with crocodile and zebra open work. Tip: When working with animal print patterns use soft geometric shapes to display them. Simple discs and orbital earrings are always very strong selling silhouettes to include in your selection.