The endless lockdowns and Zoom meetings haven’t derailed people from looking to the catwalk for the upcoming accessory fashion trends. If anything, people are using jewelry and accessories to look and feel better — even if they’re paired with sweatpants.
Here are the top jewelry trends of 2021 to add some glitz and glam to your look.
Textured metallics are a huge accessory trend this year and are expected to make an impact during every season. Also called the crush look, these bold statement pieces are raw and textured, reminiscent of a piece of foil carelessly tossed aside.
Bold metallics and retro-inspired golds started making a comeback in 2019. This evolutionary spin-off of chunky chains and 70s-inspired tones is new and unique to 2021. Crush earrings are a must-have accessory for spring 2021, with textured cuffs close behind.
For those who like a simplistic, classic look, the solitary diamond trend is back in a big way. Rather than overstated necklaces and bangles, simple white diamond pendants offer a traditional, yet refreshing accessory for any outfit.
Pendant necklaces are an up-and-coming jewelry trend for 2021 as well. Finding an ideal size of diamond for your pendant is crucial to create enough sparkle for your look without spending unnecessary money. With the help of the tool from JewelryTalk, you can get to know the sizes of diamonds in different carats.
Beads are back and are coming in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Love it or hate it, the iconic puka shell necklace has found its place on the catwalk, with the classic seed bead also making an appearance. If you’re not a fan of the smaller beads, larger, retro-inspired beads are also along for the journey.
Vintage baubles are also popular for both necklaces and earrings for a 70s-inspired motif, while the smaller beads are pure 90s. This trend has culminated from the return of pearls in 2018 and is likely to stick around for spring and summer before fading into the fall.
If you missed the solitary earring look from the 1980s, you’re in luck. Models and fashionistas are sporting single earrings as statement pieces in 2021. This look goes hand-in-hand with the return of chandelier earrings, celestial stars, and feathers.
For another take on this 2021 jewelry trend, you can also sport mix-and-match earrings with many retailers offering complementary single earring packs. Many trendsetters are combining these looks by pairing a stud with a corresponding chandelier earring.
Long Earrings and Necklaces
While chokers are still going strong in 2021, long jewelry is starting to reappear. During the spring season, you can expect to see a lot of navel-length necklaces — especially beads and pendants. Additionally, earrings are crafted to rest on the wearer’s shoulders, whether single or paired.
One burgeoning trend is to combine the best of the last few years with today’s look by layering chokers, short necklaces, and longer strands.
Fingernail rings are a new jewelry trend that’s taking off this year, especially with many people wearing gloves. These finger caps are reminiscent of stiletto nails and other hot manicure trends.
It’s worth mentioning that while this trend looks fierce, it’s one of the less functional looks of 2021. However, if you’re looking for a unique accessory that stands out in the socially distanced crowd, fingernail rings are the one for you.
Charm bracelets have come and gone over the years, spanning from the traditional bangles to the linked Italian charm bracelet of the early 2000s. However, the charm ring is now having a moment in the spotlight, adding motion and flair to simple bands.
The need for nostalgia during trying times brought charm jewelry back in a big way during 2020. However, it’s the charm rings that seem to be sticking around for 2021.
Take your wardrobe to the next level with some of these amazing jewelry trends for 2021.