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Last Updated on May 14, 2021
Jewelry changes with the fashions of the season. This year the runway unveiled some avant garde looks that may not translate to everyday wear. Artistically oversized pieces aside, these accessories are what women are actually wearing this year. You can dress up or down any outfit, and most individuals like their jewelry pieces to reflect a bit of their own personality and style preferences.
This year, there are some eye-catching jewelry trends that are burning red hot in 2021. Take some time to review our favorite pics of the most popular jewelry styles fresh off the runway.
Layered chains are an excellent investment that can be elegant or casual depending on the material and size of the pieces. Silver is a popular pick this season, and cascades of gorgeous, shiny sterling silver complements a deep v-neck LBD as much as a structured button down white shirt. Pro tip: keep your chains looking properly layered instead of a mass of twisted knots with a chain separator.
Gold is still in, and this is especially trending with younger groups. Look for interesting details like gold chains with a mix of link size and shape with cute charms like a cactus or shark’s tooth. Also trending in chains is the statement chain, one oversized, chunky link necklace.
Earrings are making serious waves in 2021. Mismatched earrings or wearing just one statement earring in large and unexpected shapes are modern and a little punk. Huggie hoops have been trending and this year we are seeing these lobe hugging hoops with unexpected details like a tire-tread pattern or small charms like pearls or a rectangle cubic zirconia. Different shapes and all metals, including rose gold will continue to be seen on the street this year.
Other ear adornment trends to look for are oversized metallic shapes, like large discs, or an intriguing ear cuff with textured metal finishes or tiny gems. Silver chain earrings that feed through the ear are lightweight and comfortable to wear with a glitzy, shimmery look for Zoom ready at-home meetings that will make you smile as well.
One of this year’s most popular jewelry trends are beautiful gemstones in every type of jewelry.
Many jewelry designers this season are incorporating magical gemstones in pendants, rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Most women love authentic gemstones for their unique properties. Available in every color and a fascinating array of transparency and shimmer gemstones are known to add distinctive personality and style. Refined, polished and faceted gemstones are the showy jewels of the family while their organic and unprocessed cousins are stunning in earthy, natural settings. Gemstones can be chosen for purely aesthetic reasons or the wearer might connect with a deeper property of the stone – for example Rose Quartz is said to attract love but you may just prefer it’s gentle pink hue.
Personalization can mean a lot of different things when talking about jewelry. Engraved horizontal and vertical bar and simple disc pendants in sterling silver are hugely popular at the moment. Moms may choose to wear their kids names while younger women are wearing initials or their names in a script font. Not limited to necklaces engraving is popular in rings and bracelets as well.
Lockets are emerging as another throwback jewelry craze. Cool, gothic and vintage designs on long chains are a hit with women this year. Insert a favorite picture of a sweetheart, child, grandparents or even a beloved pet for the ultimate customization.
Alternative materials or personal information digitally manipulated has created otherworldly personalized jewelry options. You can have a gem created from the cremated remains of a loved one or an artist will use a name or initials to create a funky repeating pattern cast in metal to wear as a pendant. There are even rings that look like the star pattern of a specific day in time.
Charms are not only still popular but continue to be reinvented through design. Initial charms are available in every kind of font from retro bubble letters to wispy scroll letters. Letters can be free standing or stamped on a coin, represented in braille, created out of animals, plants or other objects. Charms also allow personalization by adding birthstones and other meaningful trinkets to a bracelet or necklace.
Find Your Style
Discover how much fun it is to incorporate jewelry into your every day or special event ensembles. Mix and match jewelry pieces for an original style that reflects your innermost personality. We usually have our faves – the everyday pieces we reach for that always look great, make us feel special and require no decision. Take good care of those pieces, clean them and store properly when not wearing, so they continue to look amazing through the years and keep you smiling.