Shimmer and shine

Shimmer and shine

The temperature is finally beginning to drop and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are finally back on every coffee menu, which can mean only one thing for the fashion-minded femme: new accessories.

Out with the summer staples and in with the trending jewellery for Fall and Winter 2017. Tassels, cube baubles, drop chokers, sparkling statement cuffs, and more must-have trends make this list the perfect reference for all the looks to pull of this season and next.

Inverted gemstones

This style of jewellery inverts the setting of white diamonds, so the culet points outward. It gives the traditional jewellery design an irreverent and cheeky upgrade.

Pearls

Designers have been breathing new life into pearls (thankfully) and incorporating them into funkier, bolder designs so we can all take advantage of a little beauty secret our mothers and grandmothers are all well versed with. The nacre of real pearls is universally flattering for any complexion—it’s like wearing a light diffuser around your face. You just don’t get the same effect with costume jewellery. I suspect this funky pearl trend will revive their status as jewellery-box staples once more.

Bangles

Layered bangles have become important accents to wrists, completing an entire look. Invest in everyday jewellery that fits your lifestyle and personality. Designers have iconised this look with rolling and wave bracelets. Mark Davis is another notable designer who creates beautiful Bakelite bangles set with gemstones in a myriad of mosaics.

Chokers

The choker trend really gained momentum this past year. It was the perfect complement to all the off-the-shoulder looks. We’re seeing both bold and dainty designs to accentuate the neck as a feminine statement.

1970s’ jewellery

Fashionistas are moving toward jewellery that is wearable but has weight to it: Chunky gold necklaces, statement pendant necklaces, thick bangles, and animal-themed designs from the 1970s come to mind. Vintage pieces have also seen success at auction in the last few years, and interest in those high-end vintage designs will continue.

Coloured diamonds

Coloured diamonds now are all the rage. Pink and yellow stones are very popular. The demand for coloured stones has been driven by their rarity and beauty as well as increased media attention on high-profile individuals who wear these gems.

Bold colours

With skyrocketing market demand and record prices being paid for coloured stones, people are increasingly realising that colourful stones are both beautiful and valuable. The growing popularity of colour is also influenced by fashion trends. As the consumer’s eye becomes adjusted to bold and possibly clashing textile patterns, so does her eye become adjusted to boldly coloured jewellery.

Asymmetry

In recent years, we have seen a shift toward very modern and inventive jewellery design. Prominent in these designs is the concept of asymmetry.

This can be seen as subtly as a pair of earrings with reversed stone orientation between left and right, or as boldly as two very different earrings composing a pair. In the past, the latter would have been interpreted as lost half-pairs of earrings rather than an intentional design.

(Contributed by Pooja Gajraj)

 

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