November 3, 2008

Bold Statement Jewelry is Zales.Com’s Latest ‘Z Trends’ Feature

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fashions this fall are a celebration of romantic femininity, with designers featuring lots of lace, pleating, ribbons and ruffles. To balance the look,'s Z Trends website feature ( offers a collection of striking jewelry that makes a confident statement while making a woman feel bold and beautiful.

"A single piece of statement jewelry is all it takes to pull a look together," said Steve Larkin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer at Zale Corporation. "And fine jewelry has always been the finishing touch to any wardrobe."

Simplicity is the key, and even a little is a lot. A crisp blouse is set off by's hypnotic cuff of swirling sterling silver with 18K gold overlay. Top a scoop tank and cardigan with Zale's long, luxurious jade, onyx and gold double drop dangle earrings or oversized polished 14K white gold gypsy hoops. A turtleneck is made glamorous when layered with a stunning Venetian glass pendant on a twisted bead necklace.

"Romance and femininity are very much in style, but you don't want to overdo it," added Larkin. "Surprise and subtlety make a much bigger impact than over-accessorizing."'s collection includes attention-getting rings and pendants, such as a stunning oval jade ring, and a large 21mm round black onyx pendant that hangs from an 18" sterling silver chain necklace. Thirteen Peridot stones form a large flower on a white gold pendant, and a dramatic sterling silver cross pendant showcases dozens of deep-hued garnets.

Cuffs are a versatile accessory and look great on a bare wrist or over the sleeve of a sweater or blouse.'s 7.5-inch black stainless steel cuff bracelet is encrusted with swirls of diamond accents, and a lustrous mother-of-pearl cuff bracelet adds intrigue to any outfit.

"Big, bold jewelry doesn't need to be expensive -- it just needs to make an impact, and our latest Z Trends shows you how to wear it best," added Larkin.

Z Trends is's monthly style guide that presents the season's newest looks in fashion and fine jewelry. Visitors to can learn about the latest trends and shop for the looks that suit their style-all within the same website. FedEx shipping is free for orders over $149.

About is operated by Zale Corporation through its ZLC Direct organization. Zale Corporation is a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry operating approximately 2,135 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Zale Corporation's brands include Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers, Peoples Jewellers, Mappins Jewellers and Piercing Pagoda. Additional information on Zale Corporation and its brands is available at

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