By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com
We're just halfway through the year, but the jewelry industry's getting an early start on 2011. At the Jewelry Information Center (JIC)'s annual fine jewelry preview and luncheon last week, editors from the nation's top fashion publications got a look at the jewelry trends expected to prevail in the year to come. What that means in silver is designs featuring oxidized silver and yellow gold together, sculptural designs celebrating the beauty of simple forms, and couture-level pieces dressed up with diamonds and gemstones.

Scroll down to view a selection of silver jewelry designs on display at the JIC preview. To get a closer look at any of the images, just click right on the photo.

LikaBehar
Lika Behar Collection earrings in 24-karat gold and oxidized silver with moonstone; suggested retail price is $3,300. LikaBehar.com

EmanuelaDuca
Emanuela Duca “Magma” neckpiece in oxidized sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold; suggested retail price is $1,050. EmanuelaDuca.com

KCollins

Kimberly Collins “Mushroom” ring in oxidized silver with 18-karat gold shank, champagne zircons and diamonds; suggested retail price is $2,700. (512) 661-8778

SimmonsVintage
Simmons Jewelry Co. sterling silver vintage three-dimensional skull charm pendant and chain; suggested retail price is $45 for chain, $55 for charm. SimmonsJewelryCo.com

Dogeared
Dogeared “Together Forever” bangle engraved in gold or silver-dipped. DogearedWholesale.com


NedaNassiri
Neda Nassiri “Oval Dot” earrings in fine silver with sterling silver earwires; suggested retail price is $280. (917) 754-0273

ToddReed

Todd Reed ring in 18-karat yellow gold, silver with patina, 9.3-carat rose-cut diamond and 0.488 carats of colorless and black brilliant-cut diamonds; suggested retail price is $18,700. ToddReed.com


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