The absolute best place to get a jump start on this year’s jewelry trends is to check out what’s being worn at the big events and on red carpets. More than catwalks and magazines, the red carpet looks define what’s to come for the rest of the year. Here are the three accessory trends that will soon be covering every jewelry counter in the country.
Bringing Back the ‘90s: Hoop Earrings
The last year in fashion has brought on a wave of early to mid-’90s trends back into the limelight. Things like dark berry lips and lace up boots have already been showing up in fashion magazines. Fortunately, the trends have been updated, straying away from the grungy and unkempt style, and opting for a more polished and put-together finish. Now we can officially add hoop earrings back into the mix.
This updated version can be seen on Kerry Washington on the 2016 Oscars red carpet. Kerry wore a pair of chunky, thick diamond hoops by Harry Winston. Yep, that many diamonds will cost you, but you can also find budget-friendly pieces that won’t require a jewelry appraisal.
Classics are Always Welcome: Pearls Everywhere
The 2016 awards season has showcased another classical comeback: Pearls. These stylish rocks never really go out of style, but this year the look has been reinvented by pairing the pearls with diamonds and gemstones.
At the Oscars, Olivia Wilde wore simple pearl earrings surrounded by diamonds, while Saoirse Ronan added some color by accenting her drop pearl earrings with emeralds. Lady Gaga took the trend to another level at the Golden Globes with chunky pearl and diamond encrusted bracelets to finish off her Marilyn Monroe inspired look.
Bohemian Glam: Jewel Encrusted Leaves
It’s time to get in touch with Mother Nature because Boho is back, and not just for festival season. Luckily, this season’s Boho is more glamorous than it ever has been before by adding a splash of diamonds, pearls, and gems.
Cate Blanchett got this look perfectly at the Oscars when she donned drop earrings made up of white-gold leaves and topped with diamonds. Brie Larson used the trend as a staple piece with a diamond encrusted leaf belt accented with pearls and amethysts.
All jewelry trends this year can be remembered by the wedding phrase “something old, something new” because each trend is an updated version of a previous concept. This means there’s a good chance that you already have some similar pieces in your jewelry box. You can have them appraised by professionals like Fortuna Auction to get some extra cash on a new trend or even use what you have and cover them in diamond, pearls, and gemstones.