These Will Be the 7 Biggest Jewelry Trends of 2019
We may not always have room in our closets (or budgets) for a new blazer, handbag and/or pair of boots. But one thing we do have the ability to refresh at any given time? Our jewelry box. Here are seven bauble trends you’re about to see everywhere you go this year. From unpolished stones to statement-making earrings, you can start buying and wearing these cool styles—this very second.
Save your delicate bracelets and dainty chokers for another day. It’s time to embrace the appeal of extra-large chain links. Even better if a charm (like coins, pearls or letters) is dangling from one of those aforementioned links. One thing to avoid, however, are chains with too much crystals or glitter. Keep things simple and minimal, whether you spring for gold or silver pieces.
Get the look: 8 Other Reasons necklace ($33); BP. necklace ($35); Five and Two earrings ($37); Kendra Scott bracelet ($65); Temple of the Sun necklace ($175); Jennifer Zeuner necklace ($220); Monica Vinader bracelet ($395)
Bold Crystal Earrings
You can never go wrong with a great statement earring, but while 2018 saw the rise of giant flowers and colorful raffia creations, this year is all about the simple glitz and glam of a clear crystal. Just like their floral predecessors, these glittery accoutrements shouldn’t be saved for special occasions. Whip them out on the daily and use them to dress up a basic slip dress or a simple blouse and jeans.
It may seem counterintuitive to start wearing anklets just as boot season is getting into full swing, but while the weather is still nice enough to bare your ankles, we say go ahead and dress ’em up. They’re a lovely balance to fall’s heavier and chunkier shoe options. If you’re really feeling bold, slip a delicate gold chain over a pair of black tights for a surprising (and sexy) effect.
Oddly shaped and mismatched pearls had a resurgence in spring 2019 and they show no signs of slowing down. This fall in particular, pendant necklaces and drop earrings with oversize pearls will be everywhere you look, and surprisingly they’re even showing up on the zipper pull of trendy sweaters and the hem of ultra-cool skirts.
Get the look: Anthropologie necklace ($48); Shashi necklace ($78); Rellery earrings ($79); LPA earrings ($88); Wolf Circus earrings ($98); Kendra Scott necklace ($128); Chan Luu earrings ($145); Brinker & Eliza necklace ($188)
Natural and Raw Stones
In the same vein as baroque pearls, unpolished and imperfect stones are having a major moment. They’re much less fussy than classic cuts and so easy to wear on the regular. Bonus: One of our favorite ways to rock these uneven stones is with a DIY pairing, aka mixing and matching different raw stone earrings to make one totally unique set.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that nostalgia for the ’80s and ’90s is still going strong? Well, in the case of this Princess Di-approved earring, the update has less to do with the XL bauble itself (good news for those of us raiding our mothers’ jewelry boxes) and more to do with how to wear it. Opt to wear your button earrings with an easy T-shirt and casual dresses instead of structured blazers or power suits.
Literal Statement Earrings
First there was the graphic tee, then wordy hair barrettes and now, this. The latest way to wear your heart on your sleeve is to actually wear it on your earlobes. Dangling phrases are proving to be the most popular (more room to express yourself, we suppose), but stud sentiments also abound.
Get the look: Dolls Kill “Boss” ($15); BaubleBar “Spicy” ($24 for single earring); BaubleBar “Salty/Sweet” ($44); SeolGold “Go Big, Go Home” ($47); The Sis Kiss custom wording ($50); Jennifer Zeuner custom wording ($130); K Kane custom wording (starting at $370)