Western style jewelry is full of fabulous blue tones, especially shades of turquoise. Many pieces have the soft browns and reds of the desert, too. While these are wonderful shades to wear, sometimes we need to inject another color into our wardrobe. It can be a great way to chase away those winter blues, especially when you wear green.
Green is the color of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and the month of March, as daffodil and crocus leaves pop up just before these colorful first blooms of the season. Spring is just around the corner, but you don’t need to wait to see the return of green; wear some green yourself, and you will feel vibrant and ready for a new season.
At West Coast Cowgirl, we have some incredible accessories and jewelry with splashes of green, including some of our newest arrivals. Charming and delicate headbands are a growing fashion trend. What comes around, goes around, and here is a perfect example. Our new headbands are a wonderful way to welcome in spring. Our Prisha Feathered Headband is reminiscent of spring fairs of old, and festivals of today, which are blooming everywhere as the days lengthen and warmer weather arrives. The peacock feathers will put a smile on anyone’s face just for the fun of it.
You will feel like the desert after a spring rain, fresh and alive with our new Samar Earrings. The green patina metalwork is a classic Western Style with its tribal motif. Set off with natural stone elements, these earrings look good with your hair up or down, and are sure to turn heads when you walk into the room.
As the days grow warmer, we begin to think of trips to the beach, which are not so far off. If you can’t get the beach yet, shift your attitude by dressing for warmer latitude, and donning our Western Spark Earrings. These seafoam green pieces bring beach memories alive with their soft shading. You can almost hear the ocean waves.
Bright spring greens and flower embellishments will add a spring to your step when you wear our Doulton bracelet. Various shades of green reflect the beauty of a garden; you can’t help but feel happy with this charming piece. This cheery bracelet is perfect for a day out in the sun, on a picnic, or at lunch with friends. Need something green to wear for St. Patrick’s Day? This is the perfect piece!
If you are ready to say goodbye to winter blues, get into a green spring mood with vibrant green Western Style accessories and jewelry. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly, so be sure to check back often.
At West Coast Cowgirl, we pride ourselves on providing beautiful and striking jewelry inspired by the American West. This region is full of history, culture and natural beauty, which has long been reflected in the jewelry designs. Influences from Native American and the Spanish, along with the romanticism of the Old West and the Victorian era, have impacted many styles we see today. This includes the use of natural stones within Western style jewelry. One stone, Jasper, is so amazingly varied in its colors and patterns, it is known as the picturesque stone.
Jasper is found world-wide, and has long been used by many cultures, from ancient Antiquity to the present day. Jasper comes is so many colors and varieties of patterns, it is considered the art canvas of nature. Hues of golden-red deserts, earthy brown canyons, deep spruce forests and rich azure skies are seen reflected in these amazing stones, each one a picture of nature itself.
Within some Native American tribes, Jasper was long used by Shamans as a ‘protector’ stone when they performed healing ceremonies. Spider Jasper is a specific kind of Jasper which comes in shades of brown with either white or dark spider-web like markings. These were thought to be directly connected to Grandmother Spider in many tribal legends. Jasper is also an easy stone to carve, making it an ideal piece to choose in carving stone fetishes, and beads. Our Biraldo Bracelet shows off the striking earth tones that can be found in Jasper, making it easy to see why this stone has long been used.
The range and vibrancy of colors found within Jasper will enhance any piece of jewelry made with this stone. Jasper jewelry connects you with the natural beauty of the American West. Like wearing a piece of art, Jasper bracelets and necklaces are brilliant statement pieces. Our Tamika & Pablo necklaces are excellent examples. When you are looking for a conversation piece to add to your accessory wardrobe, you can’t go wrong with Jasper.
Our latest collection of Stone Beaded jewelry includes several items with beautiful, colorful Jasper. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.
You love your western style and are not afraid to show it off. Whether at work or out for some fun, you show off your cowgirl sense with a flair, and you do it well. But is it ok to wear a bolo style necklace, big, jangly bracelets or feathered earrings to a big corporate meeting? You could if you really want to of course, but people make first impressions in an instant, so if you have an important work meeting or event to attend, gearing your clothes and accessories towards an elegant, savvy style can help you show your professional side better. But this doesn’t mean you can show off your western style.
Anyone who works in an office environment knows the appeal of the ‘Power Suit’, thatone work ensemble which makes you appear with confidence and expertise, whatever it is you are doing. Jewelry adds to this overall impression. If you are facing a board meeting or meeting a potential new client, for example, the accessories you wear can make your attire complete, when you are dressed for success, it will follow. Silver is the classic metal of western style jewelry, wearing a piece such as our Simply Sensational Bracelet will not only show off your western sense, but also make for a commanding statement in the office, one that says confidence with its staking simplicity.
You can also show off your western sense of style in professional settings, and express a sense of sophistication which reflects an impression of qualified experience within the work place. The key is to wear pieces which enhance your suits and dresses. While mixing materials and colors can be fun, within a corporate setting, blending shades and similar designs will work better for showing off your professional side. Our Ventesca necklace is a great example of incorporating western style turquoise with gold toned chains, added a touch of elegance. Another example is our Summer Eclipse layered beaded necklaces (pictured above). These are striking conversation pieces which can set off a simple business dress or suit, and reflect your love of the West.
Compliment your western style fashion with a variety of pieces for the work place and for fun, with a full accessory wardrobe you will be ready to dress for success whatever the occasion. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.
Layering accessories is a growing trend in fashion. This is great news for anyone who has ever had a hard choice to make when wearing one necklace, which one do you choose? Why not choose two or three and make a unique style statement? This idea has caught on in another way too. Layered necklaces give the look of multiple pieces with the convenience of one clasp. This makes for an ideal practicality, especially when it comes to chain necklaces which can tangle together.
Layered necklaces are also a wonderful way to show off your western style, with a variety of pendants and accents often included in these pieces; one layered necklace can speak volumes about who you are. These creations can range from s few simple chains with one pendant as a focal point, to big and bold designs with beads, stones and color to capture attention. One of our newest pieces, the Outlaw Necklace is a great example of a striking statement incorporating layers.
Another great appeal to layered necklaces is their versatility, they simply go with just about any outfit. You can shift from work to play, or an evening out with ease and convenience. Often a piece you wear to the office for a bit of whimsy while working, will set off strikingly when paired with a simple black dress for date night too. Our Madison Necklace (pictured above) will show off your neckline with class and beauty whether at the office or out on the town.
With the different lengths incorporated into layered necklaces, it is also easy to add in another piece such as a choker to enhance your style and mood. Our Ventesca Necklace is not only great for wearing over winter sweaters with its extra-long chains, the shorter chain adds a bit of sparkle with its tube centerpiece, while the feather and turquoise show off your western style. This design makes it easy to add in a choker for a completely new ensemble.
Whether you go for big and bold, or whimsical and delicate, or combine these forces together, the illusion of multiple chains in layered necklaces adds a flair of drama to your wardrobe. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.
Pearls have long been a favored fine gem among the upper classes and elite. Though not really a gemstone, these beauties of the sea speak of elegance and grace, and were once known as the Queen of Gems. A true, real pearl, farm grown or naturally cultivated still costs a tidy sum. Pearl-diving is strenuous, often dangerous work, and it takes up to a year or more for them form. Pearls have also been seen intimately connected with older women, with younger generations shying away from wearing them; many of us can remember Grandma’s pearl strand necklace.
But times change, and so does the illustrious pearl. Gone are the days of old-fashioned pearl jewelry, and in are a variety of pearly trends sure to excite anyone looking to dress up an outfit, no matter your age. Faux pearls are also more highly coveted, with today’s sophisticated manufacturing of man-made pearls making it hard to tell imitation from the real deal.
Western Style jewelry has also embraced the pearl. With many of the latest designs being reminiscent of the Victorian era, today’s pieces tie in the timelessness of days
gone by, with a bit of elegance and adventuresome spirit. This is not to say pearls with a western flair are stuffy or old fashioned. On the contrary, today’s jewelry accented with pearls work well with more modern materials and in combination with different styles. The end result is a bit of beautiful elegance which can subtly add to a casual outfit, or stunning statements which proudly shows off your own independent spirit.
At West Coast Cowgirl, we have some simple and intricate pearl accented jewelry sure to please. Our Umbra Necklace combines a bit of elegance with a whimsical flair in the
dangling double pearl pendant. Our Sunshine Heart earrings add a splash glitz highlighted by two faux pearls in each, perfect for a big night out when you want to make a splash yourself.
We have posted about Western Style chokers, which make a strong fashion statement themselves. Adding in a pearl accent can make for some enchanting designs. The
simplicity of our double leather My Lucky Charm choker is set off with a touch of class by the dangling pearl, one of the various charms you can select to go with this casual design.
Anyone who wants to turn heads with a bit of Victorian flair, or set off a Western-Steampunk ensemble, won’t go wrong with our Baby Doll Floral Choker. The faux pearls set against soft, grey velvet are timeless in their allure.
Western style jewelry accented with pearls brings a bit of elegance and simple beauty to whatever you wear. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.
In the world of fashion, leather is still a very popular material. But not everyone wants to have leather in their closet. We have gone from a time when real fur was all the rage, and everyone who was anyone had a mink stole, to finding man-made options which can reproduce the look and feel of luxury without harming any animals. Leather clothes and accessories are also seeing a similar shift, with man-made, faux, or as the new buzz word calls it, vegan materials replacing the real McCoy.
When you hear the term vegan, most likely you think of a specific diet which omits any meat, dairy or egg products. But there is more to being vegan than just food. A vegan approach takes all animal products into consideration, searching for non-animal alternatives. Many fashion designers are listening to consumers who are seeking solutions to classic fashion styles and elements. Vegan Fashion gives the look and feel of leather and luxury, at a lower cost, and without harming any animals; these are clothes and accessories with a conscience.
Western-style fashion may have embraced leather for generations, but that doesn’t
mean a socially conscious cowgirl can’t find alternatives. At West Coast Cowgirl, we have you covered, especially when it comes to handbags and purses. Yes, we need a practical carry-all for our essentials, but there is nothing that says your handbag can’t have style, enhance your outfit or make a statement all its own.
Western-style handbags come in a variety of materials, and make a great fashion statement themselves. Vegan bags are a wonderful solution for the look and feel of leather, while being animal-friendly too. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.
One way to make a bold statement about your Western sense of style is with jewelry sets. These typically consist of a necklace and matching earrings. These pairings make creating an ensemble of accessories simple and convenient. West Coast Cowgirl has several sets which will make you stand out from the crowd. When you want to get noticed, whether in the board room or out on the town, a striking necklace with vibrant earrings will set off any outfit with beauty and class.
Wearing bold pieces of turquoise will make you the Talk of the Town, especially with our jewelry set of the same name. Set in silver plating, this necklace features a large stone pendant and oval pieces which are duplicated in the matching earrings. The vibrant color works great with black, be it a business suit or little black dress.
You can take a layered look to a whole new level with our Moonlights Kiss jewelry set. This necklace of two delicate gold chains are set off with beads and two pieces of turquoise, one of which resembles a tusk. With earring in the same style, the set brings a bit of the wild together with a touch of elegance.
For a big night out where nothing but elegance will do, the multiple strands of our Fidela Necklace set will make you feel like a queen. Seven strands of gold beads are set off with different accent colors, so you can pair this set up with your favorite dress or outfit. Color choices include onyx, linen, coral and turquoise. The matching earrings ad a splash of color, and will set off your neckline with elegance, especially with an up-do. Have a bit of fun with more than one set, you can swap out the earrings for an extra bit of drama.
Our Casse Noisette Jewelry set makes a truly bold Western style statement. Designed with a squash blossom motif, this stunning set brings a classic Navajo art form to the forefront of your jewelry collection. Traditional squash blossom necklaces often include turquoise stones. With a Casse Noisette set, you can choose between turquoise, coral and onyx. The earrings also follow the squash blossom motif, making for a complete ensemble.
Western style jewelry sets make a bold statement, and are a convenient way to accessorize with flair. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or you’re ready to treat yourself to something new, you will find that we are adding products regularly so be sure to check back often.
When it comes to wearing spectacular, bold jewelry, there is a right way and a wrong way to make a statement. Wearing large pieces of western style jewelry is a great way to show off your style, but there are three key areas to think about before you step out.
The clothes you wear, other accessories, and simplicity all play a role in making the right bold statement about who you are when wearing statement jewelry.
What you wear can either enhance or detract from large accessory pieces. Statement
jewelry is typically big and full of detail and color. You want others to notice your necklace, not the clash of a pattern which can hide it away. To make your jewelry stand out, stick with single colors; neutral, black, or white are best. For both necklaces and earrings, attention to the neckline of your top or dress is important. Collars with their own details or higher necks can draw the eye away from your jewelry. If you have a
bright cuff bracelet to wear, keep your arm bear if possible, or wear something with close fitting sleeves and wear your bracelet on top.
Wearing a piece of statement jewelry will also impact the other jewelry you wear. To
help keep from looking weighed down, it is a good idea to avoid wearing big earrings and necklaces together, or large rings and bracelets. Mix them up instead. Go for a ring with bling along with a striking necklace, or pair a colorful cuff bracelet with large dangling earrings. By breaking up where your jewelry is on your body, you make a flowing statement, creating a coordinated look. These pairings for statement jewelry also help balance out your ensemble, sure to attract positive attention.
Bold statement jewelry ultimately comes down to simplicity. If you keep it simple, your statement of style will not be missed; you’ll be the talk of the evening. Often, one
colorful piece is all that is needed. Layering pieces together can also make a big statement, but do so with simplicity in mind for greater impact and less confusion. A lot of necklaces or bracelets can look too busy and less sophisticated. Keep large bracelets and rings to one arm or hand. This can help create a symmetry of interest in what you wear.
Western Style statement jewelry can say a lot about who you are in a bold and colorful way. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of statement jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone, or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly, so be sure to check back often.