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How To Incorporate Greenery In Your Jewelry [Pantone 2017 Color]

A new year brings along a new Pantone color of the year. For 2017 the winner is... greenery; a refreshing and zesty yellow-green shade that represents the first day of spring when nature's greens restore and renew. Greenery is the symbol of new beginnings and the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose. With this new color, Pantone invites people to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.  

Pantone sees greenery as the color that represents what we see taking place in our global culture, which serves as an expression of mood and attitude.

Fashion designers and influencers of the world look forward to this announcement every year as it plays a major role in the fashion world. And the Pantone color of the year goes beyond clothing; jewelry designers often take inspiration from this announcement, incorporating it into their own collections.

We took a look through our beautiful fashion jewelry collection to bring you some pieces that feature this important greenery color. When wearing any of these pieces, you'll be representing a new beginning and look fabulous while doing it!

This Summer's 6 Hottest Jewelry Trends

 It's finally starting to feel like summer here in Boston! At Long's, we're always staying on top of the industry's constantly changing fashion trends. Welcome the warm weather in style with these summer essentials.

We've brought you some of the newest, hottest designer pieces to keep up with the latest jewelry trends. From free-spirited earrings, to layering bangles and thin cuffs, to over sized gemstone rings, you won't want to miss these new styles that will keep you on top of your fashion game. 

Pack up your the last of your winter sweaters and update your jewelry box with this summer's must-have pieces

Must-Have Jewelry For The Corporate Businesswoman

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

Making a killer impression in your corporate work life is all about presentation and attitude. When I see a well-dressed and stylish woman at my workplace, my initial thoughts are that she is confident and willing to stand out in a crowd.

There is a fine line from being on point to over the top. Staying on point requires planning your daily office looks with precision. Do you want to get it right and create an everlasting impression? Perhaps you could be asked to help on an assignment that’s usually given to someone with more expertise. If you’re in line for the next promotion, can your boss and colleagues envision you in that position? If you look the part, then you are half way there.

Below are my top three must-have jewelry pieces you’ll need to achieve a stylish corporate look:

Our Top 10 John Hardy Jewelry Picks [Spring 2016]

Spring is dawning upon us and as the newest arrivals of every designer trickle in, I think it's time to update your look. Although I generally revert to yellow gold jewels, in the Spring I have found that with a lighter skin tone, silver jewelry just seems to look so much more amazing!

Timing couldn’t be any better because John Hardy has delivered the newest and hottest looks. I've put together my top 10 list of the John Hardy collection to help motivate you for a change yourself. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration.

The John Hardy pieces I have chosen below have bold characteristics. Not only that, they’re perfect for those spring outfits you can tweak ever so slightly. Remember, the finishing touches are what make the outfit pop and these recommendations will be what takes your look to the next level of fashion:

The Top 3 Italian Gold Jewelry Designers In The Industry

The term “gold jewelry” comes with a certain stigma. It’s often underrated and considered heavy, over the top and too shiny. Sound familiar? What if I introduced you to another definition of gold jewelry?

Now picture this: gold that’s light in weight, with perfect dimensions and a sensuous shine. I call this the new gold standard. Italian jewelry designers such as Marco Bicego, Roberto Coin and Hulchi Belluni are handcrafting, with traditional artisan skills, the most desirable pieces we’ve seen yet. Changing the course of history, these Italian designers have re-defined the term “gold” making it fashionable again.

By understanding the woman “on-the-go," her lifestyle needs to be effortless along with her jewelry. Below are my recommendations of must have pieces from these designers that are sure to turn heads this Spring/Summer:

3 Essential Jewelry Looks For Any Woman In The Fashion Industry

The fashion industry is unapologetic. It’s a fascinating world of self-expression and experimentation. There are many of us whose love for fashion has become our world as well as our livelihood. In fact, the love runs so deep that within the blogging world, fashion has propelled the industry into another dimension. With that being said, when you work in the industry, you're expected to look the part.

Did you ever watch the Devil Wears Prada? Can you picture the infamous scene when Miranda schools Andy on the Cerulean colored sweater? In case you missed that part of the movie, it highlights the importance of when you choose to join the fashion world. You must dress like you’re interested in fashion.

When it comes to accessorizing, it's not to be taken light heartedly! Your accessories are the finishing touches to your look, just like how your lipstick is to your makeup. It doesn’t look quite as complete without it. With fashion, your uniqueness can make or break how your outfit comes together. These are the key pieces I can suggest to establish your own style: