Jewelry Trends

If you’re looking to stay current this year, these five jewelry options are must-buys:

1970s Look

1970s jewelry styles have been making a reappearance this year. 70s vintage jewelry has become a popular collecting area and has seen an increase in demand on the secondhand market. 70s styles such as chunky gold necklaces, thick bangles, attention-grabbing pendants, and long, dangling earrings are especially popular today. Even mood rings, the perennial 70s favorite, have been spotted in designer shops and runways.

 Layering

Another popular trend this year is layering. Whether it’s layering delicate gold chokers and chains, or layering various hand bracelets, bangles and bracelets, the jewelry layering trend is here to stay. Update your favorite pieces by layering them with something new.

Mismatched Earrings

The asymmetrical earring has been sweeping the runways this season. Brands like Versace and J.W. Anderson sent their models down the runway in single earrings, while designers like Loewe and Proenza Schouler embraced the mismatched earring look in their shows. This trend can add a subtle, fresh element to your look. Have fun mixing and matching different earrings and experimenting with different shapes, metals, and stones.

Colored Diamonds

In April 2017, the Pink Star, a 59.6-carat internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond was sold for $71.2 million, making it the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction. In May 2017, a pair of fancy colored diamond earrings sold for $57.4 million, making them the most expensive earrings ever sold at auction. These record sales have added popularity and excitement to the growing colored diamond industry. Colored diamonds can be found in every color of the rainbow.

Raw Stones/Minerals

The use of raw stones in jewelry items, particularly pendants, is a trend to embrace. Uncut stones are the perfect organic, natural-feeling addition to any outfit. With the concept of crystals and their healing powers gaining popularity outside of the fashion world, the transition of symbolic stones to wearable accessories is only natural. Brands like Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and Marni have adopted the look on their 2017 runways. Uncut stones of all colors and shapes can add a fun splash of color.

These five items are best kept in the back of your closet this year. The jewelry trends you should avoid this season include:

1. Fabric Chokers

Though fabric chokers could once be found adorning celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna, their popularity is beginning to wane. Chokers have shown they have real staying power beyond just a seasonal fad, but we recommend thin, delicate chain chokers as opposed to thicker, heavier fabric chokers if you are looking to stay on-trend.

2. Tassels

This cute, playful trend could once be seen on everything from bracelets and keychains to earrings and pendants. This year, though, tassels feel a bit dated. Try a statement pendant or a long dangling earring to replace any tassel jewelry.

3. Midi rings

Once touted as an up and coming trend, midi rings never really took hold. Due to their inconvenience, often not fitting on fingers properly, being uncomfortable, and falling off easily, midi rings are best left in the past. Try layering different rings and finger bracelets to achieve a similar, but more modern effect.

4. Brooches

Though brooches experienced a small resurgence on the runway in past years, it’s best to leave this traditional accessory in the past. Brooches often look fussy and can make an effortless outfit look overdone and dated.

5. Feathers

Incorporated in everything from neon feather earrings to long feathery pendants, this boho accessory reached its peak in popularity in recent years. Keep your feathers in the back of your closet to stay on-trend this year.

If you’re still not sure what to keep and what to toss, learn more about jewelry trends, straight off the runway.