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Jewelry Poll, Determining Jewelry Trends

Updated on September 22, 2014
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Gayle Dowell is a jewelry and watercolor artist. She currently teaches art to a homeschool co-op highschool class.

Researching Jewelry Trends

I've been a jewelry maker and designer for five years now, and I've been intrigued by the differences and preferences that people have about jewelry. I like to fashion my jewelry according to what is popular and add my own favorite elements to my designs. I put this survey together so that I along with other jewelry designers can get an idea of current preferences. Please take a few minutes to cast your vote. Thanks for participating!

Photo by Gayle Dowell

Jewelry Poll

Just answer the following question as it pertains to your preference in jewelry. When you click the vote button, you can view others answers as a percentage of votes to the options given for each question. All answers are confidential.

Which metal do you prefer in jewelry?

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My Findings on Metal Type

I'm finding that sterling silver as well as fine silver to be very popular sellers in my shops as well as white bronze. I've even had one wholesale account want to sell nothing but silver and white bronze jewelry items. It would be interesting to see if this is just in the handmade jewelry area or if this is true for manufactured jewelry as well. Maybe it has something to do with the economy. It may be interesting to see if it shifts as the economy improves.

Jewelry Trends

Staying up to date with jewelry trends is important to the jewelry designer and maker. Keeping up with trends will help you find your niche market and will allow you to target your market and sell more of your designs.

The Jewelry Trends 2013 Industry Report
The Jewelry Trends 2013 Industry Report

Stay up-tp-date on current jewelry trends.

 

Do you ever look for jewelry made of Niobium or Titanium?

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What is your age?

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Are You a Jewelry Designer?

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What is your favorite color?

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Do you tend to buy jewelry in your favorite color?

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What is your favorite red gemstone?

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Foxtail Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Foxtail Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet | Source

If you wear bracelets, which style do you prefer?

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Which style of earrings do you like best?

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What length of necklace do you prefer?

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Mixed Metal Earrings
Mixed Metal Earrings | Source

Do you wear mixed metals or gold with silver?

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How often do you wear earrings?

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What is more important to you?

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Do you ever purchase handmade jewelry?

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Sterling Silver Leaf Ring with Pietersite Gemstone
Sterling Silver Leaf Ring with Pietersite Gemstone | Source

Do you wear rings besides a wedding ring?

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Do you prefer jewelry that is neutral in color or jewelry with a bold specific color?

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What is your favorite blue gemstone?

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What type of clasp do you prefer on bracelets?

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Where do you purchase most of your jewelry?

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Sterling silver stud prairie wildflower earrings by gayle dowell
Sterling silver stud prairie wildflower earrings by gayle dowell

How much do you on average pay for a pair of earrings?

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How many pieces of jewelry do you wear on average?

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Which style do you prefer?

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Do you own jewelry that you wear only on special occasions?

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Keeping Your Jewelry Safe

Keeping jewelry safe from scratches and damage especially when traveling can be a challenge. Here are a few options to keep your jewelry organized and safe.

Travelon Jewelry Roll, Black, One Size
Travelon Jewelry Roll, Black, One Size

Convenient pocket compartments keep jewelry separated and safe from tangling and from damage. A must for travel.

 

Is this a biased poll?

There has been some debate in the comments about the possibility of this poll being biased in that many jewelry designers have taken the poll. Are we getting a true reading of results? What do you think?

Do you think the poll is skewed because jewelry designers have participated in the poll?

Yes, you need data only from those who are not designers.

Yes, you need data only from those who are not designers.

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    • SamanthaHaupt 2 years ago

      Yes, I believe data should only be collected from non-jewelry designers. I think that designers have more knowledge on the subject and therefore know what is involved with handmade jewelry, the types of metals and jewels and such, and so they purchase differently from non-designers.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      If data were collected only from non-designers I think it would probably be more accurate. Designers usually have better taste that the general population and I think would willing to spend more for handmade.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I would have to say yes. A more rounded result would be if non-jewelry designers and non- handmade artisans were the major participants. You know the average Jane and John Doe. People that have no idea what goes into handmade creations or jewelry designs, but they love jewelry and know what they like. This to me would tell me what the trend truly is, as far as what the average person likes, because that is who will buy my jewelry. I would prefer that the experts not determine what the trend is going to be, but I will not succeed in changing that in my lifetime.

    No, jewelry designers are buyers too and have preferences as all do.

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      • RinchenChodron 2 years ago

        No not at all

      • Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

        What I say! Get over it!

      • DeepaVenkitesh LM 4 years ago

        A great way to know the opinion of the people who use jewels, superrrr lens

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        No

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NO, I have answered as a consumer.

      Did you learn something about your jewelry preferences that you had not thought of before? Did some of the responses from others surprise you? Want to share your thoughts?

      Did You Enjoy the Poll?

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          RinchenChodron 2 years ago

          Yes, and I hope my opinion is helpful to you.

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          Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

          Loved this!

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          You bet!! I enjoyed the results especially. How clever of you to do it.

          Clyta of Jazzee Jewelry

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          Melissa Miotke 3 years ago from Arizona

          My Dad used to make jewelry and I have some of those pieces:)

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          Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

          Some interesting results. For example, how people like dangle earrings more than other types. I can see how this would be useful to a jewelry designer. Nice job putting together the questions!

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