In the fashion world, savvy consumers know that it is easy to be on trend by mixing classic, existing pieces with a few strategic new pieces to create an entirely new look without buying an entirely new wardrobe each season. The same is true in the jewelry world.

A statement piece combined with classic styles creates a completely fresh and updated look. Bold earrings or brightly colored bangles bring a creative pop to a business suit while delicate chains or beads can add to the romance of paisleys and floral prints.

Brenda Patterson, a sales associate at Hursts’ Berwyn Jewelers and former stylist at Nordstrom’s, understands this first hand. She takes pleasure in helping people to pull together different jewelry pieces to create a current look that suits each customer’s personal style.

“Today, the biggest trend is layering,” Patterson says. “Whether it’s three necklaces or multiple bracelets, dare to mix it up.”

Patterson advises people to follow a few simple rules when choosing multiple jewelry pieces.  “You want to create a flow that moves the eye from piece to piece,” she explains. “For example, consider wearing a choker with a lariat necklace, or stack a big statement bracelet with dainty bangles.”

Additionally, Patterson recommends, “Be sure to provide balance. With make-up, you want to choose either deep eye shadow or a bright lipstick, but not both. Similarly, with jewelry, if you want to wear a big statement necklace, then choose small earrings.”

During a fall designer trunk show, Patterson, along with other sales associates, will help consumers to create their own updated looks. The three-day event will take place at Hursts’ Berwyn Jewelers on October 14, 15 and 17. Consultants will provide personalized style recommendations and photograph attendees, so they can create similar looks on their own.

Attendees also will have exclusive access to gorgeous designs by Lecil and Mason-Kay, which have been brought in especially for the event. Both jewelry houses feature a range of styles, from modern tailored looks to romantic classics. The Luca and Henderson Collection lines by Lecil bring gold, silver, leather, sapphires, pearls, and other gems and metals into creative combinations. Meanwhile, Mason-Kay features beautiful natural jade of varying colors in timeless designs.

For details on the trunk show event hours, visit, email, or call (708) 788-0880.  

Fall Designer Event

Trunk Show Featuring Designs by Lecil and Mason-Kay 

Friday, October 14, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 15, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Monday, October 17, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Get personalized consultations on how to update your look with jewelry.

Take home photos to recreate looks at home.

Hursts’ Berwyn Jewelers

6418 W Cermak Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402

(708) 788-0880