Monday, 15 June 2009

Chunky Jewellery

It's amazing how one can change or update a look simply by assessorizing. With chunky jewellery back on the fashion scene assessorizing has never been easier or more fun. This trend for big bold jewellery started in 2008 and has become the new "it" jewellery for spring /summer 2009, a trend which is expected to continue throught the autumn/winter 2009.

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Although this statement jewellery fashion trend in 2008 was to wear chunky jewellery and statement pieces with simple clothing, the trend for 2009 is eclectic matching up bold jewellery with bright colours. The key bascis for 2009 statement jewellery trend is geometric shaped jewellery, exotic and ethnic jewellery and semi precious jewellery. But eco and recycled jewellery like this handmade clasp necklace available from Munique Fashions can make as much of a statement and will certainly turn heads.

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Designer Mana transforms black and light gold metal clasps into a stunning piece of chunky or statement jewellery. This Cleopatra like necklace flattens out on the chest in majestic style. Imagine the conversations you can have about this chunky necklace made from hair clips.

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These handmade pyramid earrings made from triangles of hand-beaten brass and white bone are the perfect accompaniment for this clasp necklace and in keeping with the Egyptian theme. For the more retro look go for this deco necklace of two carved geometric pieces on a brass chain hanging in a v-shape. This art deco necklace is smooth, polished and made using recycled bone.

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This handmade Coco Necklace made from smooth, concave circles of coconut shell, strung together in a chunky cluster makes for an even more exotic and ethnic jewellery look.
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Team up with this Brown Horn Cone Bracelet handmade by skilled artisans in Nairobi. This tribal style bracelet combines polished brown horn, cone shaped beads to make this stylish chunky jewellery bracelet.

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