Fall 2011 Jewelry Trends: Artisan Bold

Bold jewelry has been on trend for the past several seasons. One of the biggest jewelry trends seen on the fall 2011 runways in Paris, New York, London and Milan was bold jewelry. Bold jewelry took on many forms for fall during the runway shows. There were gem encrusted pieces, artisan pieces and unexpected materials. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fashionistas are more prone to wear artisan pieces or jewelry made from unexpected materials rather than sparkling bling. The understated Bay Area never shies away from a trend, just wears the look in a more quiet way which is just as fabulous as what was seen on the runways.

The Bay Area has just as many micro-fashion pockets as we do micro-climates. Although we have micro-fashion pockets, one thing Bay Area Fashionistas agree on is that the best way to spice up an outfit is with a bold, statement piece of jewelry. The statement piece can be anything from a pair of earrings to an unique necklace made by a local designer to an eye catching cuff made by a local artist.

When looking for the perfect and unique piece of jewelry for fall, the main thing to look for is a piece that will work well with the color palette in your closet and that will keep you intrigued for seasons to come. After all, the perfect artisan piece of jewelry is the ultimate wardrobe staple in the Bay Area, not just for fall 2011.

Wondering where to start? We found a few exceptional pieces from emerging designers at Circle and Square SF. See photos for details and please visit circleandsquaresf.com