Summer is here – though with all these storms you might not know it!
If you’re wondering what jewellery trends the new season has in store, wonder no longer! From Art-Deco inspired pieces to pastel gemstones and raw-stone jewellery, there is something to suit all tastes this summer.
Great Gatsby glam
The glamour of the 1920’s is easy to achieve with Art-Deco jewellery. Opt for vintage or antique chandelier style earrings or invest in some of the new Art-Deco inspired ranges on the catwalk this season. We love Ben Amun’s range of cuffs and earrings; simply stunning! They’re perfect for anyone wanting to channel some Great Gatsby style.
Sugar is sweet
Keep your look sweet and pretty with pastel coloured gemstone jewellery, which continues to be a popular choice this summer. Opal rings, pale lilac tanzanite earrings or pretty aquamarine necklaces are all perfect accessories for your floaty summer dress.
For a relaxed, laid back vibe this summer, we love raw stone jewellery, which is set to be seen everywhere this season. Dara Ettinger’s range includes gold plated rough amethyst necklaces and pretty druzy studs. Perfect for a walk on the beach or a day at a music festival, we’re also huge fans of Isharya’s modern Indian jewellery – their Abalone collection is just gorgeous!
Everyone knows a new year equals a new wardrobe – and that includes jewellery! Here’s what’s hot in the jewellery world for 2014:
Gemstones are set to be an ongoing trend this year, with coloured stones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds becoming more popular than diamonds. Coloured stone engagement rings will continue to be a popular choice this year.
Symbolic, ritualistic jewellery is everywhere on the catwalks at the moment. Talismans and jewellery encompassing ancient philosophies with hues of rust, flame and turquoise will be popular throughout the year.
Jewellery also looks to the Far-East for inspiration this year, with minimalist, Zen-like styles everywhere; soft shades of grey-green and jade with hints of Asian lacquer red create pieces which are easy to wear, with bold chokers and cuffs making a real statement.
Jewellery gets a little wild this season too, with South African and Brazilian influences – ranges are inspired by African styles with the addition of Brazilian crafting techniques, and bold colours such as coral, ruby and amethyst are the perfect complement to earthy tones of green and brown; this is jewellery inspired by ancient sculpture. Expect bold earrings, stunning pendants and statement cuffs.
The colder weather has arrived in London and you may already be pulling your winter woollies out of the drawer. It’s a great time to look at jewellery trends for the coming season – here are five top jewellery trends for Autumn 2013.
1. Classic chains
Chains were everywhere on the Autumn 2013 runways, and you can channel this trend whether you’re into bold, chunky chains or more delicate ones. Chain link charm bracelets and chunky chain necklaces are all great ways to work this look.
2. Statement jewellery
Statement jewellery seems to be an on-going trend, and this season is no different. Opt for big, bold shapes or intricately detailed statement pieces, perfect with a classic jeans and t-shirt combination or to add style to a plain shift dress.
3. Cuff yourself
Cuff-style bracelets have been seen adorning many A-list wrists this season, whether you opt for a bright leather cuff with metal detailing or keep it classic with a silver or gold cuff, you’ll be in very good company indeed!
Vintage pieces are still hot this season, so whether you have some of your gran’s pearls in your drawer or perhaps a stylish vintage brooch, get ready to pair 1940s and 50s pieces with retro-red lipstick for a glam look.
5. Chandelier earrings
Gem-encrusted chandelier earrings are hot this season – and the more sparkly, the better! Opt for diamond and white gold chandelier earrings for a sophisticated vibe.
Vintage jewellery fans, rejoice! We’re reminiscing about some of the best and brightest jewellery of the past, with our new series ‘Jewellery trends of the past’, and we’ve been through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s so far. Now (neon and shoulder pads at the ready) it’s time to jump into the big, bold, and beautiful 1980s.
Fashion in the 1980s took everything to extremes – clothes were designed to make a statement and turn heads, and this confident attitude was reflected in the jewellery of the time too. Beads, jelly bracelets and oversize hoop earrings were three key trends that almost every woman jumped on, but other more traditional items such as pearl and costume jewellery also had a remarkably large fan base throughout the decade. Brooches were another style that experienced a resurgence in the 1980s – albeit in a more dramatic fashion that their dainty 1950s precursors.
For the wealthy, large, chunky necklaces and bracelets were crafted from precious metals like gold; for the less affluent, colourful plastic was the order of the day. However, regardless of the budget, each jewellery design in the 1980s was designed to make the wearer stand out from the crowd.
If you’re looking for a piece of 1980s inspired jewellery, look no further than the stores of Hatton Garden. With more than 50 stores offering a great selection, you never know what treasures you’ll discover!
Jewellery fashion of the past – 1970s, like vintage jewellery. Then you’ll love our new blog series. We’ve already covered the prim 1950s and the swinging 1960s. This week we’ll be telling you how you can recreate the funky looks of the 1970s.
The 1970s featured some great iconic fashion trends – flares, bell bottoms, and platform shoes, to name a few. The jewellery styles were some of the most iconic of all. At the beginning of the decade. Trends from the 1960s carried over, with women piling on bangles. Bright colours and plastic jewellery with floral motifs. However, as the 1970s progressed, glam rock arrived – and the face of fashion changed once again.
Glitter was the key feature of the glam rock look, featured on everything from bracelets, bangles to necklaces and engagement rings. Statement earrings were also essential for a truly 1970s look. Usually paired with enormous hair and dramatic make up to match. Jewellery was still produced in cheaper materials like plastic. This allowed for affordable layering and a range of bright and bold colours. Despite the disposable nature of the pieces, glam rock was hugely popular. You can still find its influence in today’s jewellery designs.
If you want to create a 1970s look in your own collection, pay a visit to Hatton Garden. With a great range of vintage and modern jewellery. You are bound to find something to suit your style!.
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