Get ready for patently fake baubles, stacked in huge strands of two or more.

Gold-tone jewelry certainly has won favor with designers this season. Some of the best pieces are studded with enormous synthetic stones such as rubies and emeralds. Strands of crystals and pearls are elegant for evening.For those who prefer cotton fibers, Birkenstocks and nature-based cosmetics, handmade jewelry that draws its inspiration from nature is an option.

Many pieces of sterling silver feature designs of semiprecious stones such as amethyst, citrine and lapis.