Fashion jewelry trends in 2019 saw many of us wearing classic hoops and dainty necklaces, but that’s all about to change.
According to 2019 runway trends, we need to up our jewelry game with statement pieces that stand out from the crowd. From rejuvenated chokers and big bangles to accentuated earrings and charm-led pieces, it would seem more is most definitely more for fashion jewelry trends in 2020.
So if you were wondering, is fashion jewelry still cool?
The answer is an unequivocal – yes!
Let’s find out what these must-follow trends are below:
What the Runways Say About 2020 Fashion Jewelry Trends
This year’s runways have got everyone talking – especially when it comes to jewelry. Boasting exciting trends, designers are certainly breaking the dainty mold we’ve seen in recent years.
Watch out for colorful, bold, statement-inducing jewelry that’s shaking up the industry.
Who do we have to thank for this?
The likes of Chanel and Loewe have showcased thrill-seeking jewelry including large feathered earrings, chunky chains, and celestial pieces. Suddenly, thick hoops and funky charm bracelets seem approachable.
To help you achieve these trends (even if you want to tone them down somewhat), we’ve brought you this year’s hottest trends so you can up the ante of your fashion jewelry style.
Spring fashion trends jewelry
Spring is all about being extra! Blinged out bracelets, chandelier drop earrings and dripping crystals are the way to go. Think Ariana Grande in the 7 Rings music video. Yes, that extra!
It’s a stark contrast from the typical in-season jewelry for spring but I’m all about trying something new! I can’t wait to rock the spring jewelry trends below and I just know you’re going to love them too.
1. BOLD IS BEAUTIFUL: BRACELET TRENDS
Arms are the latest place to showcase your fashionable jewelry, with bold arm bracelets heading to the forefront. While a good bracelet has been essential in your jewelry collection for quite some time, many designers have taken these fashion accessories to the next level. Bold pieces that feature other key trends, e.g. heavy chains, are ruling the day when it comes to bracelets.
This also includes embellished enamel styles that are full of color (something we think will dominate handmade fashion jewelry trends). And while these enamel pieces are something we’ve already started to see this year, we’re not complaining.
It means there’s a guarantee our jewelry getups will still be full of color and funky silhouettes for at least another year. And you needn’t worry about having to put those cute charm bracelets to one side, either – as charms and layers are at the heart of these trends, as we’ll soon see.
2. LARGER-THAN-LIFE: EARRING TRENDS
Pendant earrings continue to be a staple within any jewelry box, but just like everything else, they’ve been exaggerated as far as possible in recent years. We’re talking earrings that are long enough to wrap around your neck like a necklace!
This means everyone’s going to be kitting themselves out with drop earrings that demand attention. However, that doesn’t mean they have to be as brazen as some of the other trends you’ll see.
These larger-than-life earrings still retain the elegance and timeless quality as many iterations have a sleek, classy edge. This means you’ll find long slender designs that are adorned with beads, feathers, and other embellishments.
Nevertheless, if you do want to go all out with your earrings – the single earring continues to dominate. And you’ll find ombre-beaded designs, fabulous tassels, and bold metal forms that suit and enhance this single-earring look.
3. FLORAL FANCIES: SPRING/SUMMER TRENDS
Nothing screams spring or summer more than floral details, which is why many designers have beautified their pieces with flowers of varying sizes and shapes.
Whether your earrings emulate the same sight as a mini flower bed or your pendant features delicate floral notes, this flowery trend is one you’ll witness across all fashion staples next spring.
4. CHUNKY BRACELETS FOR WOMEN
Chunky bangles are vogue again. You can stack them along your arms for an edgy look or carefully chose a single, unique bangle for an artistic finish to an outfit. Wear a single bangle to work for a creative look or dress up an outfit with multiple bangles for a night on the town.
Choose your bangle wisely according to color. In the South-Eastern Asian cultures, especially India, the color of the bangle bears with it a specific meaning. For example, purple bangles symbolize independence while silver ones represent strength.
These bracelets will cost anywhere from $40 to $350 depending on the style and brand name of the bracelet.
5. CHAIN LINK BRACELETS FOR WOMEN
Chain link bracelets will be a unique addition to your jewelry collection. These bracelets could feature thinner chain links for a classier look or a larger chain links for a bolder finish.
You can pair these bracelets for women with matching chain-link necklaces and earrings, which are also very popular.
If you decide to go with just the bracelet, these bracelets can be dressed up or casually worn with stylish shirts for a simple, elegant finish.
For affordable bracelets for women, you can find these bracelets at Forever 21 or other teen outlet stores. Looking for a designer collection? Check out bracelets by Kate Spade, Rachel Comey, or Alighieri.
6. LAYER NECKLACES
Layer necklaces are one of the easiest, most fun and versatile ways to explore the Gucci-led “more-is-more” trend. It’s very much a layer and stack aesthetic right now.
To make it work and recreate the look, select a mix of large and small pendants, chains, rows, materials, and lengths. Consider stones, tassels, and beads as pendants to add a pop of color as well as metals.
Top tips for getting it right are to consider your neckline and shirt fabric. This works best with v and scoop necks, and not too much embellishment or a heavy pattern on your clothes.
For a more extreme look, we’re also seeing extravagant, one-piece, multi-layer designs of leaves and vines. Another twist on layer necklaces is to flip them around with a backless or low-back shirt and let the trend follow you.
7. GOLD CHAIN NECKLACES
Gold necklaces are eternal, but they make more and less of a splash when it comes to fashion, depending on the trend. Right now it’s definitely all about a loud and proud statement. What’s great about this is that you can make it anything you want.
You can wrap yourself in full rapper-bling, or make your chain links more spaced and subtle. However, the boldest looks are exaggerating those shapes and even adding glam finishes.
These come in the form of oversized objects, personalized pendants, and initials. The initial necklaces we’ve always known and loved are bigger and better; go vertical to really turn the trend on its head.
When it comes to logos, there’s no more hiding behind subtlety, show off your brands. Whatever you choose, it should be dripping with crystals, leaving no doubt about who you’re wearing.
We’re also loving coins and medallions when it comes to gold necklaces. Wear them in rows, single pendants or hanging in groups. The coin look is so hot right now it’s definitely worth your spare change.
However you wear it, chains mid-season are all about what designer Zoe Chicco calls making ‘heavy metal’, chunkier pieces part of your everyday collection.
8. CUTE HOOP EARRINGS
According to Jennifer Fisher, ‘Queen of Hoops’, “trends change but they never really go away”, and that’s certainly true of hoops. This cyclical trend has already done a circuit this season and has been around even longer than that.
Hoop earrings for women are everything from street to punk to empowering. They’re all things to all people – the everyday, sophisticated update we can’t do without. However, the humble hoop is anything but basic.
First up is this season’s winning tweak, the heavy hoop. They’re not the subtle, sophisticated accents we know and love. Think bulky, heavy bars and their twisted sisters. Get bent out of shape over these oversized statements and jagged styles and even loom-inspired netted designs.
On the delicate side of hoop fashion is the classic crescent. We’re seeing cut-out sections all over the catwalk for a-symmetric and lopsided looks. Merging with this trend is that of our updated pearls. Floating or ‘orbiting’ stones are everywhere at the moment.
Summer jewelry trends
Summer is the best time to show off new jewelry, don’t you think? Once I’ve packed away my winter wardrobe, I’m all about finding the perfect jewelry to wear with my favorite summer dresses, denim shorts, and bikinis.
I think summer jewelry is a great way to make a style statement. It adds instant glamor and is great for transitioning casual beachwear into evening attire.
This summer is all about bold jewelry choices, with big hoops topping the earring trends. Just thinking about it has got me all excited. Are you ready to see what’s in store? Let’s get to it…
9. HEAVY HOOPS: CONTINUING EARRING TRENDS
If you’ve been a fan of the classic hoop over the past year, you needn’t worry because they’re here to stay (well, let’s face it – it’s one of those replica jewelry trends that never seems to leave us). You’ll just find them in a heavy form that fits in with these overstated style trends.
Bulkier shapes are where it’s at, meaning they’re impossible to miss and are able to live up to those chunkier pieces you’ll be wearing elsewhere – e.g. those bold bangles and outrageous chokers. You may even find these hoops filled in or incomplete for an added touch of panache.
10. TRADITIONAL TRENDS LIVE ON
Charm bracelets sprung up while you were a child and, in recent years, they’ve been a constant in the jewelry scene. But this year, they’re really back in fashion.
From ready-to-go charm bracelets that include quirky features, e.g. every type of fruit imaginable, to make-your-own styles that provide an unlimited realm of possibilities, you’re really going to be spoiled for choice.
Plus, these charming touches aren’t limited solely to bracelet trends as they’ll also pop up in longer earrings and necklaces, and perhaps even a belt or two (hello there, Chanel).
And while many of these styles have been crafted by designers, their overall look and feel still have a personal touch.
11. OUT OF THIS WORLD: CELESTIAL FASHIONS
Every so often, the stars align in jewelry trends, and this is definitely the case in 2020.
A touch of celestial magic is back from stars and moons that adorn those drop earrings to layered necklaces that look like they belong to an intergalactic goddess.
We also think this works incredibly well with the charm bracelet craze, allowing you to revamp your existing bracelet with this sought-after trend.
12. SHELLING OUT: FURTHER NECKLACE TRENDS
While shells aren’t something we see most seasons, they’re definitely making a comeback in 2020.
You’ll find them mixed in with an abundance of beads to create those statement necklaces and may even find them teamed with coral to create a truly seafaring pendant.
We wouldn’t be surprised if they’re also merged with those bold bracelets for an eclectic finish.
13. CHARM NECKLACES
Charm necklaces have a long history for showing off your collection, who you love or what you’re in to. Vintage pieces always have a place but they do lend themselves well to the luxe trend. Whether you add to your charm necklaces or bust out with a ready-made one, make sure it’s bold.
One of the trends making a comeback is 80s hearts, which are cute, fun, sentimental and just a bit of rock and roll. Wear your hearts plentiful, grouped and tiny, or as a huge hooped pendant for a bold statement.
Charm necklaces pop the most when they have a hint of an exciting gemstone. Finally getting a spot in the limelight are emeralds, which align perfectly with the vintage, old-school glamor trend.
Stars, moons and celestial bodies in jewelry have been around nearly as long as their heavenly counterparts. They work so well in charm necklaces, or as a zodiac constellation for a sweet way to personalize a piece.
14. GOLD EAR CUFFS
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but this timeless metal is her sister, partner in crime and straight-up homie. Every season sees gold earrings for women play host to the hot trends, itself never fading from style.
The most arresting style in earrings for women this season is the ear cuff, and the more extreme the better. With the trend for layering and multiple piercings coming strong out of the gate, here’s a way to get the bad-girl biker look without a permanent reminder. As expected, go for big, bold, gold shapes, gravity-defying and even multiple pieces.
Cuffs don’t have to take over, they’re a gorgeous way to pull off a subtle, delicate design too. Add them as a complementary element to your layered studs or even alongside your main earrings. The perfect punchy style for the season and a great way to do a mismatched, single earring. Cuff ‘em with your ear art!
Linked is most definitely in; chains are no longer just for neck glam with gold earrings for women. The chameleon of the mid-season trends, you’ll see chains formed into their counterparts hoops and drop earrings. All you lovers of retro will be pleased to hear that we’re still paying homage to the 80s, just make sure your chains are gold, covered in diamonds and resting on your shoulders.
15. THROWBACK JEWELRY
This made a comeback last year, but for this year’s summer fashion jewelry, throwback jewelry is hotter than ever.
Designers are putting their own twist on childhood favorites, making necklaces, earrings, and bracelets for women with beads and jewels in every color. This is one of the fashion jewelry trends to be found dripping with seasonal fruit. Etsy has a great selection, like these gorgeous drop fruit earrings.
Dig out those plastic pop-together beads and power bracelets. Hunt for the mood rings you told your mom you just had to have.
Don’t forget also, to look for the enamel dolphin earrings and necklaces you’ve never quite managed to throw away.
Kept any Dr. Pepper-flavored Lip Smacker necklaces? Now’s the time to get them back out again.
Great, isn’t it?!
Got a few of those big, colorful, lucite rings? See if they still fit.
Charm bracelets, jelly bracelets, beaded macrame flower necklaces, and, something that is really in season this year, nameplate necklaces.
Rooting through your old jewelry will not just fill you with nostalgia, it’ll put you in line with current fashion jewelry trends. You’ll be glad you saved that friendship bracelet for sentimental reasons!
Sometimes it pays to be a bit of a hoarder!
16. SHELL JEWELRY
Last year, seashells made quite an impact.
This year’s fashion jewelry trends have shells bigger than ever and available in more statement driven designs and colors.
From brunch meetings with friends to complete the look of your work outfit, there’s something to choose for every occasion.
Simple, low-budget shell necklaces and bracelets, or more elaborate gold and silver styles.
For those preferring a more stylish, classic style, choose pearl and gold. Or big, playful, colorful styles for those wanting to fully embrace this year’s eclectic color and bolder trends.
Want something a little more delicate?
Revolve’s gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, and anklets or Anni Lu who has some lovely shell drop 18k Gold-Plated hoop earrings and more.
Tortoise is also huge this year. Wear lots of colored tortoise in oversized geometric shaped earrings and necklaces.
You only have to take a quick look online to be amazed at the vast array of gorgeous, quirky gold, silver or real shell jewelry items there are available. Zara, Mango or Farfetch have a great selection, and Tohum has a gorgeous gold-covered and plain shell collection.
Be bold, and don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and styles.
There is no wrong way to do this!
17. BOLD GOLD MEDALLIONS
Bold, gold and bulbous is an absolute must for this year’s fashion jewelry trends.
During New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion week, large hoops took on a bulkier shape or were dripping crystals. Make sure you get noticed this summer by taking advantage of this trendy fashion jewelry style.
Oversized links in bracelets and necklaces create a retro statement sure to compliment any outfit whether on their own or teamed up with other layers.
Versace has some amazing, gloriously huge, gold enamel crystal-encrusted bracelets, necklaces, and rings.
And hot on this year’s other trends, medallions. Their Medusa selection is a must-see.
Medallions and coins were also popular last year and are still just as much so this summer, only like everything else, they’re bigger and bolder. For that bit of extra flair, mix them with large link necklaces and bracelets.
18. MIX & MATCH NECKLACES
We’ve all been there.
Spending way too long trying to choose which necklace or bracelet to put on with a particular outfit to achieve a specific look.
Now you don’t have to, because layer necklaces for women are one of the hottest fashion jewelry trends this summer.
Whether you’re wearing jeans and a shirt, a floaty summer dress or a work suit, layer necklaces can either add an elegant touch to complete your outfit or create a bold look that screams your personality.
Team up some plain gold necklaces with those either with shells on, or big gem pendants.
Or mix and match big, gold link chains with other more delicate ones of different lengths to create this season’s mismatched look.
But it’s not only layer necklaces that you should be thinking of.
Stackable rings are also one of the top fashion jewelry trends this year, as are layer bracelets. Wear as many or as few as you like—the choice is yours.
19. FASHION WATCHES
This year’s fashion jewelry trend of bold and colorful means the same is true for women’s fashion watches. Metal, leather, wood-inspired or material. With so many styles and colors to choose from, you really are spoilt for choice.
Women’s fashion watches can be purchased at a price suitable for every pocket, so take a look at purchasing a few low budget pieces in colors that blend in and complement perfectly with your layered bracelets.
As throwback jewelry is also fashionable, if you still have any of those Baby G watches or watch rings thrown to the back of a draw, you may want to consider dusting them off and giving them a new lease of life.
Like to keep your style simple and elegant?
Choose gold-tone, silver or rose gold and team it up with a layer of thin bracelets of matching colors.
20. MISMATCHED EARRINGS
At last! You can sleep easy knowing that at least for this coming season, you no longer have to worry about losing an earring. Wearing different ones is a definite yes for this summer fashion jewelry trend.
Designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Christian Dior have all embraced the mismatched trend, showcasing earrings on the runway.
Whilst this trend is incredibly versatile, particularly when you have multiple piercings to experiment with, the trick is to make it look as though the end result was deliberate.
Choose contrasting colors and similar shapes, pairing hoops with studs or branded designer earrings.
For a more individual look, choose different length earrings, perhaps pairing a shoulder-duster on one ear and a small hoop or stud on the other.
If you still like to keep a coordinated look, you can buy sets online which are mismatched, but the same, if you get our drift!
Net-A-Porter has some fabulous Alexander McQueen silver and gold-tone Swarovski Crystal hoop earrings. Lizzie Fortunato’s Joy Ride earrings made with freshwater cultured pearl, Quartz and Topaz would be a great addition to your summer color collection.
Fall Jewelry Trends
I know it’s a bit of a cliche but fall is my favorite season of all. From the warming color palette of fallen leaves to cute and cozy cable knits – I just love everything about it.
Not forgetting fall jewelry and this year there’s a whole host of exciting jewelry trends bursting onto the scene. Let’s see which fashion trends jewelry will take the season by storm…
21. PEARLS (BUT NOT LIKE YOUR GRANDMA’S)
Expect to see pearl jewelry everywhere this fall. But before you go rooting around in your grandma’s collection and recreating that iconic Audrey Hepburn looks, it’s worth noting that this season’s pearl trend isn’t so prim and proper.
Ditch the matching freshwater pearl set. Instead, think bold pearl statement jewelry, in the form of large oversized hoop earrings and chunky necklaces. The more outrageous, the better!
Mix and match your new pearls with other statement jewelry to create a truly unique fall look.
22. COMPULSIVE CHOKERS: NECKLACE TRENDS
If there’s one thing you shouldn’t go without in your jewelry collection next year, it’s a choker or two.
The chokers we saw introduced several seasons ago have been given a dramatic revamp, which will perhaps keep them in the limelight a little longer this time.
One thing’s for sure, this retro piece is back with a vengeance and you’ll find it in gold forms and with dressier beaded and pearl detail – a far cry from the thin leather styles we once adorned ourselves with.
Again, you’ll also see the choker trend uniting with the heavy chain trend, too. That said, thinner chains are still set to dominate, especially when worn over a shirt collar.
23. CIRCLES IN BRACELETS
Circles have, historically, been very popular choices for jewelry. Ancient civilizations used the shape to express their philosophical musings and connection to the spiritual world. Circles symbolize perfection, eternity, the sky or even the soul in many cultures — a major reason the engagement ring is in the shape of a circle.
It’s no surprise then that these shapes are popular in bracelets for women today. The shape of bracelets themselves is a circle. You’ll find these shapes as small pendants in charm bracelets, gemstones, and even round chain links.
24. STUD MUFFIN
The stud is timeless – it’s the first earring you’ll ever wear and a great way to showcase any of the season’s trends on a smaller scale. Don’t be fooled, these diminutive beauties aren’t to be underestimated, because stud earrings for women have got a lot to say for themselves this season.
Welcome to the stud trend you won’t be able to escape this season: layering. Just like necklaces, more is more. Elle is calling it the “curated ear”, and just like a collection of fine art, selection and placement matters.
Play on studs’ ability to be tiny yet striking with fun accents and twists depending on your piercings. Experiment, take some away, swap others in, it’s all about making that statement. Work to a theme, like stars moons and horoscopes, or stick to this season’s trend for mismatching.
Pearls continue to stray from your grandma’s jewelry box into wilder territory, even when it comes to this country club stud staple. Far from matching sets and beige slacks, we’re seeing way-oversized pearls bubbling up into new configurations in stud earrings for women.
25. HEALING BRACELETS
Healing bracelets for women are all the rage today.
Women are wearing bracelets with gemstones that claim to have various healing properties. Lava healing rocks come in black and yellow beads. These volcanic stones aid in boosting virility.
Another popular precious healing gemstone is sapphire, which is believed to activate your throat chakra or energy. Some cultures believe that when the throat chakra is activated, you can express your thoughts and feelings clearly.
Blue tiger eye is also a popular choice among women today. The healing stone enhances your connection with your personal will power, softens stubbornness, and engenders self-confidence.
You can wear these healing bracelets for dressy occasions, casual events, and even while sleeping. Many women wear these bracelets for protection at night as these stones have high energy properties.
A good place to find these types of bracelets is Nialaya Jewelry, which offers 38 different types of precious and semi-precious stones from which to create your personalized piece of jewelry.
These bracelets can go for anywhere between $24.95 to $59.95 on the market.
26. GO GOLD
It’s unlikely that gold will ever go out of fashion.
Some argue that gold bracelets for women are a sign of respect. Others say that gold symbolizes divine love in the Christian tradition.
Gold is still in vogue today for a few reasons. The first is that gold jewelry typically jives well with any outfit and any occasion.
Another reason gold is a great choice in jewelry is that it is a pure element. If you have an allergic reaction to jewelry made from impure materials, you will be better off with a gold bracelet as this material won’t irritate your skin.
You can find gold bracelets at many online jewelry stores. The price tends to vary based on the design and labor work of the making of the piece of jewelry. New and custom-made pieces of gold jewelry will be more expensive than those already made.
A good place to purchase designer gold jewelry is Tiffany. Be prepared to spend a pretty penny or two on these bracelets for women.
Winter jewelry trends
With seasonal festivities and parties aplenty, winter is the perfect time of year to style your outfits with glitzy and glamorous jewelry. Not only that but winter jewelry also makes a lovely and thoughtful Christmas gift for someone special.
I love Christmas shopping and have already set about buying gifts for my loved ones. I actually purchased a piece of Madewell jewelry for my sister. It’s a dainty mother of pearl star necklace and it’s so beautiful, I’m tempted to buy one for myself too. It’s okay to buy yourself a Christmas treat right? I have been good this year!
Whether you’re after a piece of winter jewelry for yourself or as a present for a loved one, hopefully, these trends will inspire your next purchase…
27. MORE IS MORE: LAYERED JEWELRY TRENDS
Gucci has taken a more-is-more approach to its jewelry styles and it seems the entire fashion world has finally caught on, especially for fashion jewelry trends for the fall.
Not only are necklaces full of layers on their own but they’re also seen teamed with bracelets, earrings, and more.
Plus, you shouldn’t just limit your jewelry to those typical places, as fancy anklets, charm belts, and body chains are also a must-have.
Essentially, if there’s a part of your body you can adorn in jewelry, you should do so.
28. SILVER LINING: GOODBYE GOLD
While gold styles are here to stay (and will probably never leave us), silver is starting to sway the vote.
Next year, silver edges its way in with dressier silver pendants, cute silver stud earrings, and punky silver statement pieces.
Some of those more outrageous styles include earrings made out of forks, large-link silver chokers, and heavy silver hoops.
29. PUNK IS BACK
It’s time to embrace your rebellious side! Punk rock pieces are back on trend for the winter season, with silver being the metal of choice. Think studs, crosses, pins, and chains – anything that will give your outfit an edge!
Not sure where to start? Look to designers like Alexander McQueen, Prada, and Alexander Wang for inspiration.
30. MISMATCHED BOLD STONES AND COLORS
As was the case with 80s vogue, mismatched gemstones and colored beads are high fashion today.
You’ll find colors such as red and purple, green and orange, and brown and black being matched together.
While these pairings typically don’t go together, they work in a beaded bracelet or as gemstones.
31. DROP EARRINGS
Perhaps the one time you’ll want to drop the ball. This season’s trend for the extreme in women’s fashion earrings extends to their length, with many designs falling below the shoulder. Some of these rib-grazers are basically pulling double-duty as necklaces.
In terms of styles, drop earrings for women are not only going longer but bolder and embellished; you won’t get away with sacrificing colors and jewels for length. Beads or this season’s staple, pearls both work well with this look. You can even spell it out slowly with another flashback trend, the logo earring.
The final part of the drop earring long game is another blurring of the lines with necklace-like mobile pieces. Diamond earrings for women are catching the light like never before with these chandelier styles.
A DARING LOOK FOR EVERYONE
As you can see, you can’t really overdo your jewelry next year. Rather, the more you can add and the more outlandish you can be, the better.
For those who like to stand out from the crowd, there are those key embellished pieces, while for those who prefer an understated look, layers of elegance will work wonders.
What do you think of these latest fashion jewelry trends? Are they something you’ll be trying out next year?
We’d love to hear your thoughts below!