If you’re someone who loves fashion and fine jewelry, I don’t need to tell you that jewelry is not only a perfect way to add sparkle and shine to your outfit, but a meaningful gift that’s always appreciated. It’s beautiful, symbolic and suitable for any occasion, from birthdays to anniversaries to the holidays.
And since the holidays are right around the corner, it’s an especially good time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. If you’re considering buying fine jewelry for your loved ones this year, knowing the trends is a great place to begin your search. It’s also a great place to begin your wish list if you’re hoping to find a piece of fashionable fine jewelry under the tree.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a special someone, here are 8 jewelry trends to inspire you — and 20 fabulous ways to wear them.
The Trend: Baroque
Indulge in the intricate details and lavish beauty of Baroque-inspired jewelry, in which trendy filigree plays a starring role. Here are three ways to wear it:
The Trend: Pendant Necklaces
Always a classic choice, women’s pendant necklaces are stealing the spotlight on the fashion scene. Easy to wear, delicate and feminine, this look can be as unique as the woman who wears it. Here are three designs to inspire you:
The Trend: The Floral Story
Take some fashion inspiration from the garden with floral jewelry designs, from leafy motifs to romantic roses and more. Let these fresh picks keep your style in bloom:
The Trend: Pretty in Pearls
Nothing makes a girl feel classy quite like pearls. The ultimate in stylish sophistication, pearl jewelry is very much in vogue. Go with a traditional pearl pendant or add a contemporary twist with trendy colored pearls — however you wear the look, you’ll look and feel glamorous!
The Trend: Leather for Him
Rugged, masculine and stylish, leather jewelry for men is a no-brainer. Elevate the look by choosing a design with sophisticated embellishments like precious stones and metals, like these men’s bracelets:
The Trend: Chic Cables
Cable jewelry is so on point right now. The stylish symbolism of this look makes it a perfect expression of love, and it pairs just as well with stainless steel and diamonds for him as it does with sterling silver plating and Swarovski® crystal birthstones for her. Here are three perfect examples:
The Trend: Dog Tag Designs
A great choice for even hard-to-shop-for guys, dog tag necklaces make a bold statement of style. Make it personal by choosing one that reflects his unique interests — or even better, one that is personalized just for him.
The Trend: Religious Inspiration
Let’s be honest, celebrating your faith isn’t about being trendy. But if you want to wear a beautiful and enduring reminder of your most cherished beliefs, you have plenty of choices thanks to the popularity of religious jewelry. And that’s definitely something to celebrate. Here’s just two of the choices we offer:
Is jewelry on your wish list this year? Leave a note in the comments to tell me which of these trends you’re coveting, or if there’s one I didn’t mention. And as always, be sure to share this list if you enjoyed it — it’s never too soon to start sending hints!20 Ways to Wear (and Give) the Latest Fine Jewelry Trends by Ann Kelley