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Trend alert: black jewellery

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Our autumn/winter Jewellery Month is drawing towards its end, and we’ve got one more trend to share with you before we wrap things up. And we’ve brought back style blogger Alex Stedman from The-Frugality.com to help us with the job.

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Black jewellery is often overlooked because people assume it’s tricky to wear, but in reality it’s the opposite – we all happily default to black clothing because it complements all skin tones, and the same is true of black jewellery. It’s chic and modern, so if you want to be fashionable this season you can wear any colour jewellery you like – so long as it’s black.

Alex joined us at our Jewellery Month photoshoot to explain more:

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As Alex demonstrates in our video, black jewellery works particularly well with an all-black ensemble – meaning it is easy to co-ordinate with almost everyone’s wardrobe during the cooler months (i.e. from now until about April) and dressed-up office looks all year round.

Jet black stones combine to create a luxe feel against golden metals (we’ve blogged recently about how gold can amp up a monochromatic outfit). Wristwear like these examples from Lola Rose (left: Justina, right: Erskine) and Bella Vita’s 18ct gold-plated stretch bracelet with agate (bottom) are an affordable way into the trend.

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If you want luxe, you want spinels and quartz, especially if pave-set to create a continuous bed of inky stones. Bronzo Italia’s huggy hoops and east-west cross ring are great examples, as is this cross-over band ring that’s currently available at a terrific Last Clicks price.

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The look extends across both materials and stones, so diamonds, black pearls and leather/cords are all up for consideration too.

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Black pearls are some of the most treasured and transcend fashion. Honora use freshwater cultured pearls in their three-pearl hoops, while these Tahitian studs are farmed in the seas of French Polynesia. This pretty necklace combines black gemstone chips along its full length, with a black South Sea pearl at its centre.

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Roberto by RFM’s L’Infinito bracelet was hugely popular when they visited earlier in the year, and the Gold Tone option includes both black and white faux leather straps – you can even mix and match if you fancy. Bronzo Italia have also used the cross motif in their easy-to-wear leather bracelet too.

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Gunmetal is a less intense way to achieve the look with its greyish hues; try Butler & Wilson’s multi-chain necklace (above) with its matching smoky stones, or Bronzo Italia’s faceted statement ring, to dip your toe into the look if you don’t fancy throwing yourself in at the deep end.

Show us how you wear your black jewellery by tweeting us your photos with #QVCJewelleryMonth.

Please note: all prices were correct at the time of publication and do not include P&P

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