Mineral Jewelry Spotlight: An Earthy Trend for Summer 2017
One if the fastest growing trend for Summer 2017 is what designers and stylists have dubbed “Mineral Jewelry.” These pieces feature large, eye-catching examples of raw, earthy materials, such as a pendant made of agate or turquoise. West Coast Cowgirl’s assortment of jewelry choices that focus on these stunning, natural features make it an excellent blend for this style in particular. In fact, Western and Rodeo Chic jewelry is quickly dominating this trend because of its focus on these rugged but sophisticated styles. We hope that the following suggestions inspire you to incorporate Mineral Jewelry into your wardrobe, and that one of our Rodeo-worthy pieces might speak to you as the perfect addition to your jewelry collection!
Our Diego Necklace is a splendid example of the Mineral Jewelry trend, and a very popular piece of our collection. This exquisite piece features agate and turquoise beads which complement the large, statement-piece pendant of natural agate! The slice of agate varies in color, shape, and size, but the approximate measurement is 33.5” with the beaded necklace.
West Coast Cowgirl’s Outlaw Necklace is another great example of a jewelry choice that blends multiple trends together in one stunning, bold Summer 2017 style! Functioning both as a statement piece thanks to its large stones and eye-catching beadwork, the Outlaw Necklace’s turquoise resin stones also capture the charm of the Mineral Jewelry theme. With wood and silver-plated beads as well, this lovely necklace is chunky, earthy, and sure to be a favorite this summer!
Mineral Jewelry doesn’t need to be a bold, statement jewelry design to fit in with the trend. For example, our Savanna Necklace is an understated, delicate, feminine style that still utilizes this hot trend via a pop of color thanks to a turquoise center bead. Paired with delicate silver accents and a sophisticated chain necklace that’s 50-60cm long, this piece will compliment any outfit and wardrobe.
If necklaces aren’t your jewelry style of choice, may we recommend a bracelet alternative, such as our Pearls Dream Bracelet? The large turquoise stone beads are a great example of versatile Mineral Jewelry features, and the freshwater pearl accents add the pearl trend that’s been huge in 2017. With silver accents and a 17-19cm adjustable length this bracelet is a surefire way to be trendy and playful with your jewelry choices all summer long!
We hope that these selections have given you some ideas for how to incorporate Mineral Jewelry into your wardrobe! If you’re looking for additional ideas and inspirations a local gem and mineral show can be an excellent showcase of earthy, natural-stone jewelry and accessories. These styles combine beautifully with Western and Rodeo Chic looks, and will carry you through Summer 2017 into the fall season as well!
Flash Sale – Earrings: Summer 2017 Edition
Summer is one of the hottest seasons to splurge on fancy new earrings that compliment your warmer wardrobe options, and West Coast Cowgirl is the perfect place to find chic, trendy, must-have items that are the ideal icing to your ensemble!
One thing we love at West Coast Cowgirl is a fantastic Flash Sale! We strive to bring high-quality jewelry pieces, delivered straight to your home, at the best price possible, so an opportunity to offer an additional savings is simply something we can’t get enough of! Our latest Flash Sale focuses on our stellar Earring Collection! Purchases of $20 or more receive a 20% discount when you enter the code “Earrings” at checkout.
Geometric shapes and shape-inspired pieces are huge for jewelry styles this summer, and our Pegretta Earrings are a stunning combination of subtle geometric lines and eye-catching Western themes. Available in both Antique Gold and Antique Silver, featuring either a turquoise or coral resin stone, these 7CM dangling earrings are sure to be a big hit in 2017!
Another must-have trend for Summer 2017 jewelry selections is the Boho, timeless look of tassel earrings! Our Felta Tassel Earrings are available in Onyx, Chalk, Coffee, and Turquoise, and feature threaded fringe and antique silver detailing. These rustic, Western earrings are quintessential Rodeo Chic for this season, and they’re sure to be a wonderful complement to any wardrobe!
Feathered earrings rarely go out of style, but the Summer 2017 has them as one of the most in-demand, increasingly sought-out themes you can find! West Coast Cowgirl has numerous feathered earrings to choose from, but our Jayati Feather Earrings stand out as an elegant example of understated cream and indigo hues paired with silver filigree accents. These 5” earrings have five feathers each, giving them lots of fun, whimsical movement while you dance the night away!
Last but not least, another timeless, increasingly popular jewelry trend for this summer is pearl accessories, and our Britt Pearl Earrings are a charming, exquisite example of versatile pearl jewelry! Featuring hand knotted leather cording and cultured, freshwater pearls, these handmade earrings are sure to be a new staple in your jewelry wardrobe! Each pair of earrings may vary in pearl shape and leather color due to their authentic pearl beads and hand-woven leather cording!
Cancer Gemstone Jewelry – “The Crab” Takes the Spotlight!
As the summer continues to grow long, it’s almost time for Cancer to shine in the spotlight of the Zodiac! Also known as “The Crab,” Cancer people are born between June 22nd and July 22nd – so right in the middle of the hottest months here in the northern hemisphere! Astrology tells us that Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and no other Zodiac Sign has stronger ties to the lunar phases, the vast, mysterious ocean, and our emotional well-being. For centuries, Astrologers have associated precious metals and gemstones to each of the twelve signs, and “The Crab” is no exception to this rule! In addition to a connection to rubies, the traditional birthstone for people born in July, Cancer has a host of gems that are believed to be good luck and beneficial for “The Crabs” in the world to wear.
Whether you are a Cancer, or you’re shopping for a “Crab” loved one, West Coast Cowgirl has an assortment of jewelry pieces available that tie into these traditional and modern Astrological associations. Whether or not you believe in Astrology, gifts tailored to someone’s Sun Sign can be a fun, unique way to celebrate their birthdate and other milestone events – besides, who doesn’t love a gift that has a built-in wish for good fortune, long life, and unlimited happiness included?
Given that Cancer has strong associations with the ocean, it’s no surprise that Astrologers have long associated “The Crab” with pearls. These shimmering, stunning jewels of the sea also mimic the luminescence fullness of the full moon, which is said to watch over Cancer people. Our new arrival, the Baroness Pearl Bracelet, is an exquisite piece of pearl jewelry that begs to be worn. Featuring leather banding and two twin layers of pearls with an adjustable length of 17cm to 19cm, this gorgeous bracelet is sure to be a favorite. This piece features authentic freshwater pearls, so their color, shape, and size may naturally vary.
Alternatively, if you’re in the market for a stunning new pair of earrings, our Britt Pearl Earrings are an exceptional piece of pearl jewelry. Hand-knotted with leather cording, these drop earrings feature cultured, freshwater pearls that are natural – which means their color, shape, and size may vary, as with our bracelet above. These earrings are charming and sophisticated, and can easily pair well with any wardrobe choice or hairstyle.
Cancer is also associated with the precious metal of silver, which has long between associated with the moon and its phases. Given that Cowgirl jewelry often features this stylish, beloved metal, it’s very easy to pair our favorite pieces with “The Crabs” in terms of style! Our Triple Circle Necklace feels like a nod to the moon, featuring an artistic, silver three-circle cascade design. With an 18” chain, this chic piece could be a subtle nod towards the Moon-ruled jewelry lovers in your life or be a piece for yourself that reminds you of your Cancer heritage.
Cuff bracelets are one of the hottest jewelry trends for Summer 2017, and our Simply Sensational Bracelet is an ideal opportunity to capitalize on that fun style while incorporating Cancer’s Silver rulership into the equation. This silver-plated cuff bracelet features layers of delicate, stunning bands that wrap elegantly around your wrist, joining in a cuff closure, making it adjustable in size. It is a chic, elegant look that can complement any outfit and other silver jewelry pieces, and can be an understated present for “The Crab” on your wish list!
We hope that our ideas have inspired you to find a piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one with subtle Cancer associations. “The Crab” and their connection to the moon is a timeless, enchanting bit of trivia, and these jewelry options can become fun, quirky conversation pieces in addition to shining examples of your Cowgirl style!
Birthstone Spotlight: June's Pearl Perfection!
Here at West Coast Cowgirl we pride ourselves in the diversity and variety of our Western-inspired jewelry selections. And while not every traditional monthly birthstone is a frequent visitor to our inventory, one stand-out monthly spotlight certainly is: The pearl! Pearls are the classic, time-honored "birthstone" for people born during the month of June, and they happen to also be a huge trend for Spring/Summer 2017's jewelry designs. We wanted to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on the lustrous, elegant, classic beauty of pearl jewelry, and to recommend some of our favorite pieces for new additions to your wardrobe OR for gifts to the June-born people in your life!
Our Remy Pearl Choker was featured in a previous blog post about Spring 2017 jewelry trends, and it remains a favorite here at West Coast Cowgirl. This stunning, chic necklace is offered in the highly desirable choker style, with a Boho design that utilizes saddle leather strands with freshwater pearls and ornate knotted details. It's a versatile accessory that is perfect for summer days and getaways, and it is a lovely choice for a jewelry lover whose birthday is in June!
Another popular accessory for the warm summer months is a stylish headband. Our Zoey Headband features bead and pearl embellishments over a dark, elastic band, making it an eye-catching blend of jewelry and function. Whether you wear it in a Boho style across your forehead, or go for a more classic look by wearing it in your hair, this charming headband won't slide around while it glistens and sparkles in the sunlight!
If you, or the recipient on your shopping lists, favor a vintage look, West Coast Cowgirl's Baby Doll Choker is a remarkable blend of the timeless aesthetic of delicate floral chokers blended with the summery, understated beauty of a pearl charm. The cameo design further enhances the vintage appeal of this piece, and its soft, romantic look makes it a perfect choice for a dressy event or a formal affair.
Our Expecting to Fly necklace in the Color choice Pearl is a stunning, earthy example of Western charm for any wardrobe. Featuring a 2" pendant feather embellished with a pearl set (or turquoise, if you prefer), this necklace has an 18" chain, making it ideal for layering with other pieces. The whimsical, airy design makes it a natural choice for the summer months, and the subtle, playful pearl setting can be combined with other pearl accessories with ease.
According to an old Greek Legend, pearls are hardened tears of joy from the goddess Aphrodite. Aphrodite was believed to be the goddess of love, and so pearls have long been associated with romance, weddings, and happiness. There is another old superstition that states that pearls, when worn, help to calm a restless mind and control anger, while promoting creative inspiration! Without a doubt, there is a host of lore and beliefs surrounding traditional monthly birthstones, but no one can contest that pearls are a beautiful, timeless addition to any jewelry collection. At West Coast Cowgirl we hope that our suggestions find you happy, healthy, and excited for the summer months!
Gemini Gemstone Jewelry: Special Pieces for “The Twins” Among Us!
As a part of our monthly focus on jewelry for each Zodiac Sign, we wanted to continue from on our previous post about gifts for Taurus individuals. West Coast Cowgirl is excited to move on to the next sign of the Zodiac: Gemini! People born during May 21 – June 21 are considered to be “The Twins” in Astrology – an intelligent, open-minded, curious bunch of individuals who enjoy a variety of creative pursuits! With this section of the “Wheel” of Zodiac signs approaching rapidly, we wanted to take the opportunity to suggest some jewelry items for people born during the time of Gemini. Whether you are a Gemini yourself, or you’re shopping for one of “The Twins” in your life, we hope that these suggestions will be a fun, new alternative to more traditional choices!
Each sign of the Zodiac “rules” numerous things, from a part of the body – the arms, in the case of Gemini – to different metals, flowers, gemstones, and colors. These specific items and themes are supposed to be extra lucky for “The Twins” when they wear/use them, which make them a fun gift selection for those born during these weeks in May and June!
One of the gemstones that are associated with Gemini is agate, a beautiful, earthy choice that lends well to a variety of styles. Our Angelina Multi-Layer Necklace features natural stones in a multistrand necklace design, with authentic agate stone beads included. The multi-layer design is reminiscence of the duality Gemini are known for, and the 60cm/70cm/80cm lengths make this piece extremely versatile in terms of wardrobe compatibility.
Given that Gemini rules the arms and the hands, West Coast Cowgirl’s extensive collection of bracelet options is a natural choice for these wonderful, energetic people! Our gorgeous Sundance Crystal Bracelet is a particularly fun choice, given that the antique design features bejeweled circles that are interconnected – much like the symbol for Gemini, themselves! With a toggle clasp and four color choices, this stunning bracelet is a subtle nod to “The Twins” area of the body, with an understated Western motif great for gift-giving.
Pearls are a huge trend for Spring 2017, with numerous runway shows featuring a plethora of pearl-focused jewelry and accessories. Pearls are also a precious “gemstone” associated with Gemini (not to mention being the primary birthstone for June babies!), which makes our assortment of pearl options an incredible selection for June-born Gemini jewelry lovers especially!
For example, our Mollys Flower Pearl Necklace an ideal pearl choice for the Gemini jewelry lovers in our lives! “The Twins” are a sign of duality, and Astrology tells us that these individuals often straddle the line between numerous things – tastes, interests, beliefs, styles, and so on. The innate duality of this necklace when purchased in the Black Flower color option is reminiscent of the two-sided aspect that Gemini is so well known for! It’s an ideal piece for any wardrobe, and can be worn up or down for both a casual or dressy aesthetic. The 64cm length makes it extremely flexible in terms of layering as well!
Another wonderful choice in terms of gorgeous pearl pieces is the Cloud Dancer Necklace that has become a favorite here at West Coast Cowgirl. This simple, chic necklace features adorable pearl embellishments and a stylish lariat style chain. The leaf branch connector is an understated nod to spring and summer, and it can be adjusted in length by pulling the tear drop pearl setting to the desired length.
The Zodiac sign of Gemini is associated with the bright, memorable color Yellow, which is a fantastic choice for any spring jewelry purchase. Its cheerful, energetic vibe is a winning compliment to the fun-going, exciting nature of “The Twins,” and our Tobinana Bracelet in the Lemon color combines both the association of yellow hues with Gemini’s rulership of the arms and hands. The feather charm is whimsical and fun, and conjures Air associations as well – the traditional element for Gemini people! This adorable bracelet is available in eight colors including Lemon, so if a yellow hue doesn’t fit with your wardrobe you can always select a different shade and still be incorporating the bracelet trend into your Gemini recipient’s collection!
Gemini are a creative, inspirational people according to Astrology, so it’s no wonder that their tastes are very varied and eccentric. However, we hope that our guide to jewelry choices for “The Twins” will help you in either adding to your own jewelry collection, or to choose a gift for the Gemini on your shopping list!