One of this Spring/Summer's hottest trends in jewellery has to be beads. From beaded charm bracelets created by designers such as Stella McCartney, to chunky vintage-inspired necklaces, most of fashion's en vogue will be rocking the beaded look.
After Michelle Obama wore a Pieter Erasmus creation at a recent Washington engagement, metallic, intricately decorated bangles are proving popular with celebrity jewellery wearers and fashionistas alike. Popular styles include engraved, beaded or jewel encrusted bangles for a truly glamorous effect.
Eco friendly jewellery is coming to prominence in 2010, with designers such as Gucci utilising materials like recycled metals or conflict free gemstones to create must-have pieces. Greener jewellery is set to becoming popular this year with the subject popular with both politicians, eco warriors and now - fashion lovers.
As well as the eco friendly, ethical jewellery is becoming more abundant in fashion meccas like Sloane Street. Ethical doesn't necessarily have to mean simple, with many designers creating ornate multi-tiered earrings and bright vegetable dyed adornments.
To combine with the vintage theme, floral jewellery is to continue its 2009 popularity but become more understated. Think pearls, soft yellows and creams combined with the metallic nature of 2010 jewellery - providing a vintage/modern fusion.
This season's obsession has to be with mother nature's beauty that is the pearl. From ostentatious multi-layered pearl necklaces to more simple creations, pearls are the must-have jewellery style. Whether wearing out to a function or casually for a spot of retail therapy, pearls are being shown off by the likes of Kate Moss and Carla Bruni. Inside opinion is that pearl and ribbon combinations are set to prove especially popular this year.