Trending Up

What’s new and hot in jewelry? Here are 4 styles you’ll be seeing hit the pavement in the coming months:

1. Big Beautiful Gold. After playing second fiddle to white metals for the past several years, gold is back in a big way. And big and chunky is the way to go. But with gold prices sky high, look for pieces like this necklace from Robert Rodriguez. Or this bangle I got from Kendra Scott. Her pieces come up on for a fraction of the price!

2. “Alternative” Metal. With the cost of raw materials heading ever higher, many designers have looked to different materials to create their art (a trend started years ago by David Yurman by the way). Check out these super chic wrap bracelets by Chan Luu (this one in Amazonite and leather). Also look for materials like horn, bone, and stone.

3. Diamonds diamonds diamonds. Diamond prices are up this year, despite slow sales at the retail counter. Popular pieces include eco friendly rings like this “diamond slices” piece from celebrity darling Monique Pean. Also look to this designer for very ‘high’ end of alternative materials!

4. Go Green! Coming in a variety of gemstones that you’ve probably never heard of before, green is color of summer. Look for prasiolite, tsavorite, green quartz, and green sapphire along with more traditional stones like emerald and peridot. These knotted green turquoise earrings by Devon Leigh are right on trend!