Shades Of Awesome
Your hair is probably rather familiar with ombre. Based on the French word "ombrer" meaning to shade, it involves color graduating from light to dark. It creates a beautiful gradient, and this leads to gorgeous jewelry concepts!
Just imagine how fun it is to translate this fascinating color trend into elegant jewelry!
"Ombre is one of the biggest trends right now, and as a jewelry designer, trends are a great source of inspiration for my collections," says Udi Behr, co-founder and designer for loveandpride. For the last seven years, loveandpride has been dedicated to supporting the LGBT community, whose universal symbol is a rainbow. To Udi, a rainbow is the greatest example of ombre and it has been the inspiration for many of their collections.
In addition to rainbow ombre, there are monochromatic ombre pieces like the sterling silver waxed cotton ring.
Looking for more traditional ombre jewels? We're besotted with this Wildlife by Heidi Klum Ombre Chain Bib Necklace (QVC Item #J261757 Approximately $55), which looks perfectly ready for the New York Fashion Week runways (as does Heidi Klum herself). It's made up of rows of curb link chains in different shades that create an intriguing ombre effect in a striking bib design. Plus, doesn't that antiqued matte finish make it appear deliciously vintage?
For those who crave extra bling in their style, these Kaleidoscope Sterling Silver Earrings, Pink and White Crystal Hoop Earrings with Swarovski Elements ($290, Macys.com) are stunners. Who doesn't want to be pretty in pink from every angle?
For the more budget-minded among us, check out this Ombré Beaded Bangle Set ($10, Forever21.com) -- it's a set of 13 bangles, with painted ombre and etched details. How Madonna are you?!