Mark Smelzer, JCK’s longtime publisher, and I had the pleasure of leading a short session at this week’s fabulous JIS show in Fort Lauderdale. The topic was fashion jewelry trends likely to pop (or continue their ascension) in the coming year.
Compiled with input from JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky, JCK managing editor Melissa Rose Bernardo, and All That Glitters writer Amy Elliott, here are a handful of styles we’re betting on for 2018.
Images, from left: A shot from Prada’s spring 2018 runways presentation, courtesy of Prada; Pyrrha necklace courtesy of Pyrrha; Chris Bergman necklace courtesy of Chris Bergman
Prada’s fantastic plastic charm necklaces for Spring 2018 solidified a trend that’s been brewing for some time, but continues to skew more whimsical and playful as it evolves.
Images, from left: Marteau Despina cuff, courtesy of Marteau; Marteau Zobeide earrings, courtesy of Marteau; Annie Costello Brown oxidized blue silver earrings, courtesy of Annie Costello Brown
Stripped down, oversized, handmade jewelry that borrows from tribal decorative traditions are especially hot with millennials and Gen Zers.
Images, from left: Mandy Moore in Jennifer Meyer jewelry, courtesy @jenmeyerjewelry; Salma Hayek and Kate Bosworth in Irene Neuwirth earrings, courtesy of Irene Neuwirth
It’s become a celebrity staple, with designer Irene Neuwirth leading the pack in variations on the chain-drop style on the red carpet. No surprise why—it’s a look that flatters universally.
Images, from left: A runway shot from Roksanda’s Spring 2018 show, courtesy of Roksanda; a look from Single Stone, courtesy of Single Stone; Sarah Paulson in a vintage-inspired Lorraine Schwartz earring at the Emmy Awards this year, courtesy @karlawelchstylist
The romance and femininity inherent to vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry (we’re talking Victorian, Edwardian, and Georgian, mainly) represent a pendulum swing from the sleek-and-simple styles that have been dominating in jewelry.
Images, from left: Laurel Hill earrings, courtesy of Laurel Hill; Vintage Tiffany earrings, courtesy of Beladora; Miley Cyrus in Chanel bottle earrings, courtesy of Beladora
Post-back button earrings—a look that hasn’t been in vogue in years—are suddenly all the rage with younger jewelry lovers.