Classic is Always Current

It’s a thrilling time for jewelry. There has always been an interest in creating a connection between the past, present and future with jewelry designs, but things are evolving. When it comes to engagement and wedding rings, couples invest in pieces hoping they provide decades of wearing and as heirlooms for the next generation. But lately, this has transcended all areas. Many styles are being blended to create brilliant, unique pieces, and a lot of great designers are developing their own takes on trends. For example, Rachel Zoe’s new line of vintage-inspired costume jewelry is really chunky and fun. David Webb’s precious jewelry line exemplifies the Art Deco movement of the 20s, 60s and 70s very well.

imageClassic is always current, so ageless Art Deco style, updated with a contemporary flair, continues into the next season, augmented by bold, elegant statement pieces. Dressed up or down, these jewels give any outfit a touch of Hollywood glamour and effortless chic. Pair with jeans and a blazer or a little black dress, and these timeless pieces give your outfit a pop of color.

Similarly, this is what we at Tacori are most inspired by right now, and we try to design it with a modern twist. Actually, this nod to the Art Deco decades is a timeless trend—what was “in” 90 years ago is constantly being given new life and in fact being reinvented for current fashions. I love working with bold pieces that have an heirloom feeling and eye-catching colors reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. This bent towards opulence feels totally organic and, as designers, it’s something we find engaging. Our designs have that heirloom touch because of our roots in bridal, where a timeless look is always popular. Our aesthetic is old world, even if they feel very current. A great success in balancing old and new is our City Lights collection. The dramatic combination of blue, green and red echoes Hollywood’s iconic glamour, yet it’s electrified with modern energy.

I love pieces that express my individual style, and I lean towards enduring and versatile items. I choose jewelry I can wear forever. What beats pairing classic basics with a bold statement piece, like wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a timeless pendant or layered bangles? The extra effort goes a long way toward punching up your style. Mixing different jewels with various metals or gemstones makes a look unpredictable and sophisticated, adding a bit of youthful energy. To get it, look for opposites, like mixing a Barbados blue turquoise with smoky quartz gemstones; they look amazing together.

On the safer side, diamonds never fail to make a woman look and feel glamorous with minimal effort. Whether you’re pairing diamond earrings with a sexy, little black cocktail dress or with jeans and a t-shirt, it makes you look instantly polished—even if you ran out the door in a hurry.

nadine tacorian arzerounian

Nadine Tacorian Arzerounian, President of Operations & Design for Tacori, heads the Operations Department and Design Studio at Tacori, one of America’s leading names in Jewelry. Nadine, and the entire Tacori Family, believe in beautiful jewelry design and in building relationships that are meant to grow. In the best traditions of family and the brand, Tacori has found success through this family philosophy.