5 Hot Jewellery Trends To Follow Right Now

Jewels are timeless, but with the appearance of the new movement of ‘fashion fine jewellery’ or haute bijouterie, their design has become more and more a reflection of current fashion trends. To find out what the trends are this winter season, I’ve watched the shows of around thirty fashion designers. Here are five hot trends I’ve picked out for winter 2017.

Large Rough Gemstones

Make up artists use a baffling array of products to make a model’s face even more beautiful – and yet some still prefer the beauty of a natural look. It’s the same in the world of jewellery. Stone cutters try to fashion gems so that their virtues are made prominent, and their faults disguised. But in the end they can end up taking away the stone’s uniqueness. It becomes just another ruby, sapphire or emerald. So if you love gems as they were created by nature, then it’s time to get them out of the box and wear them. It’s now fashionable to wear jewellery with large uncut gems.

From Left: Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta and Dries Van Noten

From left: One Of A Kind Bicolor Tourmaline Slice Earrings by Jemma Wynne. L’Exceptionnelle Tanzanite Pendant by Ornella Iannuzzi. Monarch Butterfly Ring with Diamonds by Saqqara Jewels.


Can you think of a single great jeweller who didn’t work with pearls? They all clamour over pearls: Van Cleef&Arpels, Bulgari and Cartier, Mauboussin, Verdura and many, many others. Coco Chanel once said “Pearls are always right” and that they make the most easy-to-wear jewellery – because they suit any women and go with any outfit! The marine mineral wanders from season to season, changing only its entourage. In Winter 2017 you’ll be able to wear multiple strings of pearls around your neck, and instead of studs you can adorn yourself with earrings dripping with pearl beads.

From left: Moschino, Chanel and Tommy Hilfiger

 From left: Ikuria White Pearl Charm Ring with yellow sapphires and tsavorite. Sammie Jo Coxon Milky Way earrings. Melanie Georgacopoulos Caged Ring with diamonds and pearls. Sarah Ho Couture Origami Noir white gold earrings, set with white and black diamonds and South Sea pearls

Layered Necklaces

Layered pieces are one of this winter’s biggest trends, although they’ve always been in fashion in one form or another. This trend extends to both necklaces and bracelets, which was particularly noticeable at Chanel’s show, where the models were almost drowning in strings of pearls. Alexander McQueen put the emphasis on chokers, from which chains hung down in semi circles. And the TODS models wore two necklaces, one leather, one metal, both make up of two links – one large and one small. There are no rules about what layered jewellery should look like: so you can choose any type of layering to accessories your look.

From left: Tods, Moschino and Chanel

From Left: Signature de Saphir Necklace by Chanel featuring 21 cts sapphire. Tiffany&Co T bracelets in white, yellow and rose gold. Chopard  Imperiale Lace Sautoir Necklace 18-carat rose gold and amethysts

Statement Pieces

After earrings, necklaces are the pieces of jewellery that most draws attention since our sight falls naturally on accessories around the face. Huge, unmissable necklaces are in fashion this year. It doesn’t matter what you’ve decided to wear around your neck: a choker, a necklace, a bib or a pendant on a long chain; the important thing is that they’re statement pieces. These sorts of jewels were on show at the Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 shows of Valentino, Loewe, Lanvin, Anna Sui – and many more.

From left: Gucci, Alexander Wang, Dolce & Gabbana

From left: Margot McKinney Objects of Desire 130th anniversary collection necklace. Lily Gabriella Damali pendant, rose gold, white diamond and peridot. Alessio Boschi Fountains of Rome collection necklace with paraiba tourmalines

Charms and Amulettes

Stars, keys, crescents, ‘the evil eye’ and other amulets tend to be hidden beneath layers of clothing. But in Winter 2017 charms are being elevated to the realm of decorative jewellery that people wear on its own – as with the Roberto Cavalli bracelet, the Prada necklace or earrings, and the pendant-pins from Sonia Rykiel. Cavalli, has arguably bought into this trend the most, and adorned his models with jewels whose creation seemed to require the use of every star in the sky.

From left: Alexander McQueen, Prada, Roberto Cavalli

From left: De Beers Talisman Collection with rough and polished diamonds. Chanel Talisman Brooch in gold and diamonds. Azza Fahmy Evil Eye Ring in 18 kt Gold and Sterling Silver adorned with semi-precious stones. Cartier Amulet Pendant in Yellow gold, diamonds, onyx

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