5 Spring Jewelry Trends We Love

Butterfly Earrings by Yochi
Butterfly Earrings by Yochi. Photo Courtesy of accessoriesmagazine.com

They may be forecasting snow where you live this week, but, ready or not, spring officially begins on Monday, March 20. Here are five of our favorite spring jewelry trends to help get you in the mood right now.

Pretty in Pink

Designers were thinking pink at the spring Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture collections this year. Pink, in all its many splendored shades, dominated the catwalks in solids, prints and accessories.

18K Gold, Opal and Diamond Cocktail Ring
18K Gold, Opal and Diamond Cocktail Ring. Photo Courtesy of jck.com.

Even if you’ll never make pink your go-to color, you can rock this spring trend with a pink cocktail ring. This pastel pink opal and diamond ring from Rock and Gems Fine Jewelry is a beautiful example ($5,500). Look for similar styles at more modest prices to keep your jewelry collection in the pink.

Lotta Djossou Pewter Bird Earrings and Gumuchian B Collection Bee Studs
L – Lotta Djossou Pewter Bird Earrings at polyvore.com.
R – Gumuchian B Collection 18K Gold Bee Studs. Photo Courtesy of jewelers.org.

Butterflies, Birds and Bees

Garden party prints are everywhere this season, including all manner of winged creature motifs. Accessories makers are using 3D appliques and embroidered touches, and jewelry designers are celebrating the species in earrings, brooches, necklaces and more.

At OBJ, we’ve been talking about the birds and the bees for a couple of seasons, but it looks like a full-fledged trend has finally emerged. Don’t miss our March Giveaway announcement next week for your chance to win a silver Beehive Bangle by Dorfman Sterling.

Mixed Metal Sculptural Hoops
Mixed Metal Sculptural Hoops. Photo Courtesy of longsjewelers.com.

What’s All the Hoopla?

Everyone knows about the fashion power of hoop earrings; this season they’re taking some twists and turns for the better. Some are sculptural, some are hoops within hoops, while others are elongated or squared off for a geometric look. Shop for two-tone hoops to help stretch your jewelry wardrobe. They’ll work double duty with all your gold and silver pieces for spring…and beyond.

 

Fan-tastic

Janelle Monae in Fan Motif Earrings
Janelle Monae in Fan Motif Earrings. Photo Courtesy of jck.com

According to a top jewelry journal, the fan motif (as in a handheld fan) is the shape of the season. “Few motifs in jewelry can rival the handheld fan—which originated in ancient Egypt, India, and China—for sheer elegance and femininity,” JCK magazine reports this month.

Fan-shaped Pendants from the Bulgari Divas' Dreams Collection
Fan-shaped Pendants from the Bulgari Divas’ Dreams Collection. Photo Courtesy of bulgari.com

Fan-like jewelry is popping up on runways and red carpets, and at jewelry and department stores. We think it all started with the Bulgari Divas’ Dreams collection last year. Now this fan-favorite style is available at every price point.

Head-to-Toe Chanel

Okay, this is absolutely our favorite find of the season, a style everyone will be wearing by summer. Karl Lagerfeld accessorized every luscious look at his Chanel Spring ’17 Haute Couture show with a whimsical pearl ankle bracelet, his only nod to jewelry. The effect was thoroughly young and modern…a throwback style done in a whole new way.

Click here to see a video of the Chanel Spring/Summer ’17 Haute Couture Collection.

Sources: JCK.com; NationalJeweler; AccessoriesMagazine; Chanel.com

 

One Comment

  1. Deanna Takahashi

    Those Butterfly earrings are magnificent! I am sure that they must be one of a kind. I sure would like to be that kind 😍💞
    The hoops are rather innovative. I like 🌹

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