Following a tough couple of years, the jewelry industry is thriving once again, with the online jewelry market alone expected to reach a value of $19.88 billion by 2024.
Houses like Chanel, Dior, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany, and Cartier are continuing to dominate the world of high-end design.
However, the trends reflected in many of their newer collections can also be found in costume/fashion pieces, a fact that reflects their continued ability to influence designers, influencers, and fashionistas.
Whether you are a collector of exclusive pieces or you enjoy updating your jewelry collection seasonally, watch out for the trends set by fine jewelry firms.
Those with a limitless budget are sporting stacks of exclusive bangle designs, mixing and matching bangles from various high-end firms.
Some of the hottest new items are being combined with old classics. For instance, Roberto Coin’s Love in Verona bangles is being stacked alongside Cartier’s Love and Just Un Clou bracelets, as well as newer T bracelet designs by Tiffany’s and David Yurman’s sexy yellow gold cuffs.
If you are curating your first luxury collection, the good news is that all these pieces go up or at least maintain their value, so regardless of their expense, they make great investments.
For fashion jewelry versions of these expensive pieces, check out bangles by Monica Vinader and Gucci, or look into buying a silver Return to Tiffany bangle.
Customized Engagement Ring Styles
Classic engagement ring styles such as princess, emerald, and Asscher-cut solitaires will never go out of style.
However, fine jewelry houses are offering brides and grooms the chance to design their rings almost from scratch.
Discerning brands now have websites where couples can practice with different styles, selecting their gemstone, cut, metal, and ring styles.
In addition to solitaires, a bevy of styles is available, including infinity, three-stone, side stone, pavé, and vintage settings. Gemstones are also ranging far beyond the traditional transparent diamond.
Colored sapphires, colored diamonds, tsavorites, tanzanites, and even pearls are now being sported by celebrities and influencers alike, ranging from Emma Stone to Chiara Ferragni.
Oversized chain-link necklaces continue to hold sway, as was evident in react fashion shows by fashion houses ranging from Chloé to Off-White.
From choker-style chains in yellow gold to fashion jewelry versions in resin and recycled plastic, chains are jazzing up simple ensembles such as dresses, jackets, and turtleneck sweaters. New chain designs feature thick pendants in classic shapes such as hearts and padlocks.
Color is back in a big way, owing to its ability to lift the mood and capture the eye. Just a few cool multicolored items to feast your eyes on including Alison Lou’s The Ultimate Groovy Ring (featuring a beautiful freshwater pearl and multicolored enamel stripes), Retrouvai’s statement Lollipop rings, and Tara Hirshberg’s London Blue Topaz and Enamel Cocktail rings. Don’t limit color to one piece. Pair up statement earrings and chokers in complementary and contrasting colors.
The jewelry industry is back in a big way, and collectors are once again excited about incorporating luxury pieces into their collections.
This year, just a few trends to consider include stacked bangles, chokers, and colored gemstones. In terms of wedding jewelry, it’s all about customization and embracing unique styles influenced by movements such as art deco.