As a part of contemporary and new age fashion trends, the restrained look of a stud is officially back in action by popular demand. The jewelry trend list of 2014 clearly indicates that studs are still a jewelry designer and consumer favorite. Its immense variety and style possibilities while still keeping a check on the budget makes sure that nothing else will match up to its minimalist but stunning standards.
It’s not only worn by woman, stud earrings have become an inherent part of men’s fashion jewelry as well.
Starting off in the past as a symbol of luxury and wealth, stud earrings have now become a statement of style and power. Victorian fashion shows diamonds stud earrings as worn by women of status to show off their value and while even in today’s day value matters, studs aren’t to show off wealth but true style and boldness. Proof of this is seen every year on every one of Hollywood’s red carpet events – be it Cannes or the Oscars, studs continue to make recurrent appearances and are worn by actresses and actors alike.
Vintage sensibilities have been switched with the new and happening; studs are now viewed as the perfect balance of convenient and chic, minimalist but still having astounding beauty. It’s not just for the elite anymore, it is for everyone and every occasion. A formal day at work, a cocktail party or even just a fun night out on the town can all call for those perfect pair of fashionable studs. Traditional diamonds have also been replaced with an unbelievable variety in colored stone stud earrings making it easily suit any of your needs.
Another development in the stud earring trend is a change in style and setting. Studs aren’t just gems of calibrated cuts set in metals with prongs – no, studs are now a designer’s extravaganza. Metal art deco sculpting to make vintage designs, additional stones to accent the main gem’s color and rimming the gem with a halo of micro-cut ones are just a few examples of what studs are today. They aren’t just regular wear jewels anymore, fashionable studs are even beginning to replace statement chandeliers!
Vintage designs are the perfect blend of old school and contemporary. Fine metal work encircles the gem and gives it an air of royalty – tanzanite earrings with vintage work combine the imperial blue with tradition.
Multi-stone studs stand in between elaborate drop earrings and simple single-stone studs. They work beautifully for special occasions and can add colors to even the plainest of outfits.
Halo set gems aren’t only famous in rings but in studs as well. Much like the sapphire and tanzanite rings with diamond around the edges, studs too follow a similar logic of central colored stone with clear sparkle edges to accent it.
It’s true what they say, stud earrings are truly a trend forever and they also make the most beautiful gifts. A trendy pair of oval cut fashionable studs can’t ever go wrong; plus if you set it in with your loved one’s birthstone then it’s both personalized, practical and stunning!