2019 looks set to be a heart-stopping time for devotees of trends in jewellery. We’ve picked out some of the hottest new influences.
Summer looks set to be playful and relaxed, with refined takes on children’s dressing-up box style. Make like a bohemian pirate and layer up chain necklaces bedecked with shells, re-imagined pearls, and finish off the look with hoop earrings. Our selection of Ottoman Hands pieces (arriving mid April) are straight out of a beached treasure chest – find necklaces strung with Roman coins and shiny gold chains. Shlomit Ofir features gold-engraved coins from necklaces to earrings and back again.
Shannon Schafer, Nordstrom senior fashion director says, “Bold gold is a must-have for 2019. Chains and links give a nod to the '80s for a retro statement. Oversized links in necklaces and bracelets are the perfect statement accessories to complete an outfit." Think also chunky gold hoops, treasure-like bangles stacked up your arm, and multiple chunky metal rings.
Or choose pieces that echo natural forms; flowers, leaves and foliage-inspired designs will be sprouting up everywhere for Spring Summer 2019. Rosa Pietsch’s organic, luscious Calathea earrings make your days more verdant and your nights more tropical.
Take a more magical approach with celestial pieces – travel the solar system for divine inspiration, with planet-shaped pendants, moon-and-star earrings and comet rings. Nod to the trend with a delicate silver halo bracelet from Shlomit Ofir, pretty rainbow moon and star studs from Laviandbelle, or fun Saturn-shaped earrings by Acorn and Will.
Colourful enamel pieces are big news, as are bigger-than-ever maximalist pieces. Embrace colour, atttention-grabbing designs and make your jewellery box a fun place to dive into. Sibilia’s over-sized, multi-hued, statement earrings are traffic-stopping but chic.
Runways were grinding and toiling with industrial influences this year, and that raw style lends itself perfectly to jewellery design. Inspired by architecture, urban landscapes, repurposed and unrefined materials, these pieces are sculptural with strong lines and innovative shapes. Find oversized necklaces, cuff bracelets, multiple earrings, spikes, shiny link chokers, and link chains garlanding every limb. It’s a look that lends itself to layering as neatly as statement pieces. Arlette Gold designers that embrace the brutalist ethos include Promises Promises, Wolf and Moon, Sarah Cavender (her new link necklaces arriving mid April come in various weights and her mesh bangles are an Arlette classic), Chalk Jewellery, Evgenia Elkind, Mondocubo, and Strukt Design.