New Summer Arrivals: Gemvara Curator Callie Smith’s Top Summer Looks

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog | 46 Comments

As the Director of Jewelry Curation, one of the things that I love most about my job is playing on Gemvara.com, customizing pieces to create different looks. It’s really cool to see how a different gem/metal combination can transform a piece or how I can take an entire collection and style it with a different color theme and it’s like I’m seeing the pieces for the first time!

Breathing new life into an old favorite by changing up the customization is awesome (I’m a little obsessed with customizing in black & white right now – it makes any piece look current and trendy but is still timeless) but what’s even better is getting to be the first person to see our NEW designs before they even hit the site! Here are a few of my favorite new arrivals for summer and some tips on how to wear them and pair them for the warm months and beyond.

Searchlight Ring
These rings were made for stacking and that’s just what they’ll do! I always like to add a pop of something unexpected into my stacks – here I kept the gemstones in the same color family, but played with mixing metals. I love how a hint of rose gold adds some interest and it also flatters bronzed summer skin!

Searchlight for Blog

Delicate Star Pendant
I am a big statement jewelry person but I’ve been really into just the opposite this summer when it comes to pendants. Sure, a bright bib necklace is fun, but a petite and delicate chain is unexpected and so chic! The “understatement necklace” can be subtly sexy when paired with an off-the-shoulder top, or fun & flirty when layered with other pendants.

Delicate Star for Blog

Cassandra Ring
And speaking of my love of statement jewelry, one of my favorite new pieces is this bold beauty. It has just enough detail to make it special, but it’s simple enough to really let the gemstone take center stage. Here are a few of my favorite looks, but again, this ring is all about the gemstone and you can’t go wrong – there are over 20 gemstones to choose from, so pick the one that matches your personality and style and get noticed in the best way!

Cassandra Ring for Blog

Need help picking out the perfect piece to match your style? Questions about trends or jewelry? Tweet me @GemvaraCallie and I’m at your service! Follow me to stay up to date on the latest in jewelry trends, get styling tips, and be the first to hear about new @Gemvara arrivals!