Romancing the Stones
Spring 2020 Jewelry Trends
By Sharon Mosley
Have a fling with a little bling this spring!
Kick off the season by updating your jewelry box with a new piece or two.
Here are a few updates that will add a warm up to anything you wear.
Be the girl with the pearls. Pearls have long been a jewelry favorite, but this year, baroque styles get a modern update with mixed metals and lots of stones, giving them a whole new look. Get the look by layering semiprecious gemstone necklaces with your grandmother’s pearl strands or a pair of pearl-sprinkled gold or silver hoops. Featured: Monique double gold earrings with Mother of Pearl. Find them at Modern Jewelers, Downtown Beaufort.
Get chunky with chains. Oversized is the way to go with chains that link up to form giant necklaces, chokers, earrings and bracelets. Big jewelry is a major fashion trend after years of smaller-scaled styles. Think of fashion icon Iris Apfel’s signature style; you can always mix smaller jewelry pieces together to create a more substantial layered look. Featured: PiyaRo Italian Sterling Silver Necklace with 0.5ct diamonds and 14K solid yellow gold accents. Find it at Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers, Village at Wexford.
Jump through hoops. Again, the bigger, the better. And the more, the better, like earrings that are hoops within hoops or hoops dangling from hoops. The molded, sculpted hoop earrings are often all you need to give an outfit an instant blast of updated style. Featured: Roberto Coin 18K yellow gold large wave hoop earrings. Find them at Forsythe Jewelers, The Shops at Sea Pines Center, HHI
Do the artsy thing. One of the best places to look for your new spring jewelry may be your local art gallery. Look for sculptural designs, geometric shapes and tribal interpretations that will appeal to the inner artist inside you. These one-of-a-kind accessories will be treasures you’ll love for years. Featured: Lollipop Earrings by Vidda. These silver plated earrings with Swaroski crystals can be found at Coastal Treasures, Harbour Town, HHI.
Go long. You don’t have to get all choked up over jewelry this spring; there are plenty of longer necklace styles to get wrapped up in. Pendants, lariats, y-necklaces and even bolo designs are draping around stylish necklines. Initial necklaces, vintage charms and textured coins are also making a comeback. Featured: Capucine De Wulf's Lily Dew Drop Pendant Necklace in silver plated brass and 18K flash gold plated brass. Find it at Modern Jewelers, Downtown Beaufort.
Look to the sea. Watch for shell jewelry to be a big part of the spring and summer accessory scene. Whether it’s a pair of gold earrings in the shape of shells, or a shell-studded cuff bracelet, the ocean and its tropical shores inspire all of us to give our jewelry wardrobe a little vacation and think of sunny days ahead. Featured: Alamea's Larimar Wave Pendant in 14k yellow gold with larimar gemstone and 1.03cts of diamond. Find it at Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers, Village at Wexford.
Play with colors. Multicolored jewelry makes a big statement this spring with a rainbow of vibrant shades like bright green, sky blue, hot pink and orange corals. Combine them in stacked bangles, drop earrings or beaded necklaces; the more colors, the better. Featured: Gurhan’s One-Of-A-Kind rings with various stones set in sterling silver and layered with 24K yellow gold. Find them at Forsythe Jewelers, The Shops at Sea Pines Center, HHI
Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.