Ten key jewelry trends: These ten looks are sure to impress everyone.
From talisman pendants and tendril rings to pops of neon and personalization, these ten looks are sure to impress everyone on any gift list.
London-based, Adorn Insight is one of leading authorities on market intelligence for the global jewelry industry. Their team of futurists forecasted ten top holiday jewelry trends for this year and curated a selection of the best pieces inspired by each at a variety of price points.
Key trends include The Talisman Pendant, Neon Pop, Mixed Stone Shape Earrings and Pick a letter. Other trends to keep an eye out for when holiday shopping this season are bolo and link bracelets, stacking and nature-inspired tendril rings, charm hoops and kinetic jewels that have movement built into the design.
1. Bolo Bracelet
Whatever your style, the versatile bolo bracelet will elevate your look with a dash of laid back luxe. The baguette diamonds of Jemma Wynne’s bracelet create an elegant, modern silhouette, whilst this cute design from Kay Jewelers appeals with its run of pretty, round diamonds.
2. Talisman Pendant
The trend for talisman jewelry continues to captivate, and what better way to channel it than with a timeless diamond set pendant. Inspired by the ancient belief in rough diamonds as a symbol of power, the aptly named Talisman pendant from De Beers features a kaleidoscopic arrangement of mixed color, rough diamonds. A scattering of round white diamonds embellishes the brushed metal surface of Julez Bryant’s Cela pendant, bringing to mind auspicious constellations.
3. Mixed Stone Shape Earrings
What’s not to love about these designs which combine several diamond shapes and cuts to gorgeous effect?From Forevermark’s Couture collection, the breathtaking Frozen Beauty earrings feature mixed shape diamonds in bold asymmetric clusters. Suzanne Kalan’s fun studs feature princess, baguette and round-cut diamonds balanced together in Kalan’s signature ‘Fireworks’ setting.
4. Charm Hoops
Whether worn as a pair, or singly as part of a multi-pierced earring assortment, the charm hoop should be a staple of every jewellery lover’s wardrobe. Jessica McCormack’s Gypset hoops feature brilliant cut diamonds whose 18k blackened white gold settings hit just the right dramatic note. Pamela Love’s Pomegranate Pavé Huggie brings the diamonds up to the hoop, guaranteeing sparkle from all angles.
5. Tendril Ring
Nature-inspired designs are super popular right now, but rather than opt for an obvious reference, consider silhouettes – such as these tendril-like rings – that take the concept in new directions. Yeprem’s unusual mixed gold ring scrolls elegantly around, and between, the fingers. With its spiral silhouette, Zales’ graceful open shank Orbit style is a fantastic addition to any ring assortment.
6. Neon Pop
Diamonds may be precious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with them too. As these single earrings byMelissa Kaye and Eéra demonstrate, a combination that juxtaposes classic white diamonds with bright pops of neon enamel results in playful fine jewellery that delights as much as it dazzles.
7. Move it
As the festive season gets into full swing, kinetic jewels that have movement in-built are the perfect way to brighten any party outfit. At the centre of Yael Sonia’s Perpetual Motion ring, a pavé diamond sphere spins around like a particularly fabulous disco ball. The Sliding Diamond ring from Ben Bridge features a round cut solitaire that moves along a hidden inner frame, multiplying its sparkle as it goes.
8. Insta-stack Ring
With the trend for stacking and layering still in full swing, why not invest in a design that does the work for you? Spinelli Kilcollin’s stunning Manava ring features three linked gold bands with horizontal and vertical channel-set baguette diamonds, and carré diamonds, held together by two 18k yellow gold connectors. The slender gold bands of EF Collection’s ring are held together with a diamond set bar in a design that is both classy and cool.
9. Pave Link Bracelet
The classic chain bracelet is given a luxurious upgrade with the inclusion of pavé set diamond links. Lizzie Mandler updates her signature knife edge oval link bracelet with four alternating half-pavé links. Helzberg’s rose gold pavé set links are interspersed with infinity links for a pretty, and very wearable, look.
10. Pick a Letter
Diamond jewellery is a wonderful way to express yourself, and what better to do that than with a personalised look which incorporates initials that have special significance to the wearer? Jennifer Fisher’s popular Cigar Band ring can be personalised with up to two gothic script letters set with pavé diamonds. Roberto Coin’s Tiny Treasures initial pendants can be worn individually for a discreet look, or combined with other favourite pieces to build a layered look that’s truly individual.