“All-things-floral” is one of the most pervasive trends for spring and summer this year. From Van Gogh inspired prints at Rodarte, to sandals embellished with dozens of tiny blooms at Alexander McQueen, to stunning floral fabric handbags from Louis Vuitton, flower power is everywhere! Now, you can add stunning, floral and nature inspired jewelry to your spring wardrobe, too, with simply gorgeous earrings from Jody Coyote Jewelry. The Nouveau Collection for Spring 2012 is inspired by a modern, graphic interpretation of natural motifs. I especially like this collection because the interpretation isn’t as literal as it could be – more a suggestion of nature than a simplistic reproduction of shapes.
Jewelry designers at Jody Coyote were inspired by the Art Nouveau movement of the early 20th century and subsequent revival in the 1960s. The original proponents of the Art Nouveau movement drew inspiration from both organic and geometric forms, evolving these shapes into elegant designs.
Two of my favorite pieces from the collection are the “Gold-plated Fiddlehead Motif Hoop Earrings” and the “Silver-plated Butterfly Motif Hoop Earrings,” both pictured. Sinuous lines a distinctive tumbled sand finish give all of the pieces in the Nouveau Collection a sophisticated look.
The gold hoops are plated with 18K gold and the silver hoops are silver plated. Both are hypoallergenic, plus, the silver plated earrings have a tarnish-resistant coating. The retail price for both of these striking styles is $20.99.
The quality of two examples is truly representative of the entire Jody Coyote line, which includes such diverse pieces as black-and-white classics in the Tuxedo Collection, the understated elegance of the Estate Collection, and even fashion forward pieces found in the Avant-Garde Collection – and so much more.
The Jody Coyote Jewelry brand actually began in Eugene, Oregon during the 1970’s when a local artisan started selling handcrafted earrings at fairs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Today, Jody Coyote embraces a legacy of high quality, one-of-a-kind craftsmanship and unique, timeless design. The pieces are sold at both major retailers and small boutiques throughout the US and Canada, but all of the beautiful designs are still developed in Eugene, Oregon.
Now, Jody Coyote will give away one pair of earrings to a lucky reader at Susan Said What?! The winner can choose either the “Gold-plated Fiddlehead Motif Hoop Earrings” or the “Silver-plated Butterfly Motif Hoop Earrings.” The Jody Coyote earring giveaway is open to Susan Said What?! readers in the USA who are 18+. This giveaway is available in the USA only. The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received. Contest ends at midnight on February 29 and the winner will be notified by email on March 1. Good Luck!
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DISCLAIMER: No payment was received in exchange for this review. In order to fully evaluate these earrings, I received product samples of both pairs of earrings showcased. The statements above are my own and have not been influenced in any way by Jody Coyote.
PHOTOS: Used, with permission, by Jody Coyote.
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