While it's natural to gravitate toward bright hues in the summer, many trend-setting celebrities are sporting black jewelry for an unexpectedly edgier look. Incorporating jet-colored bangles and rings into any ensemble can help to balance busier prints, while stark stones can also draw attention without overwhelming the outfit. In fact, JCK Magazine predicts that black and white jewelry will be one of the hottest trends for the remainder of this year. And black can be every bit as glam as it is gothic: with A-listers of all kinds sticking to black jewelry, it's obvious this trend can work for any style.
For your ears
Black studs, drops and chandeliers alike can be especially eye-catching. According to InStyle Magazine, Lake Bell recently wore a pair of black studs at the LA Film Fest, which complemented her effortless belted tuxedo shirtdress and simple bun. The black earrings didn't detract from her chic look, but rather rounded out the mod dress and simplistic makeup. And Bell is no stranger to edge: The actress, 34 recently tied the knot with tattoo artist Scott Campbell in a ceremony at the Marigny Opera House wearing an over-the-top and original gown.
For your wrist
Black bangles with silver or gold tones are a great way of accessorizing without adding too much flash or sparkle. According to People magazine, Taylor Swift, who brought her Red tour to Toronto for a two-night stint, recently demonstrated this by rocking a wrist full of Lorraine Schwartz pieces at the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA). The bracelets brought out the symmetry of the black print on her curve-accentuating Max Azria bondage dress, which she wore with strappy Christian Louboutin pumps and a striking red lip. A bevy of celebs depend on Schwartz's baubles for their red carpet looks, including Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and the late Elizabeth Taylor, to name a few. Swift's bold look caused a lot of buzz during and after the event, at which she won the award for favorite artist or group.
For your fingers
An onyx ring makes a sharp statement on its own or paired with other pieces. People magazine revealed that Brittany Snow donned two at the MMVAs. A bolder, round ring paired perfectly with her sheer dotted overlay dress, while a more delicate two-finger ring on the other hand balanced out the look. The Pitch Perfect actress arrived with boyfriend and Teen Wolf star Tyler Hoechlin and Arrow star Stephen Amell. In an interview, Snow told The Huffington Post that she has a tattoo on her ankle in Sanskrit that means "Fearless." Her ensemble for the MMVAs represented this well, while still maintaining a classic Hollywood appeal.
With the release of "The Great Gatsby," art deco has had a sudden influence on everything from hair styles to fashion – and now jewelry designers are taking a cue. But this trend is not likely to go out of style anytime soon. The contrast of these jewels against skin is both daring and chic, modern and vintage.