Jewellery is a woman’s best friend and a man’s too, especially if he wants to keep his woman happy. It’s an ideal gift for any occasion.It can make one look elegant if worn the right way and with the right attitude.There are various types of jewellery pieces – rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces, anklets and many more – the list grows longer with imagination. The styles and trends are a result of this imagination.
The trends in jewellery have changed over the years, but the basic elegance remains the same. Looking at the fashion exhibitions of this year, we can list down the expected trends for the forthcoming year.
- Layered Necklaces
Layers of varying lengths in neck accessories seem to be the upcoming trend. The thickness of the layers could be similar or varied. Embellishment of the layers gives it a distinguished look. Medallions, pendants, charms or any other additions can be used as embellishments. The layered necklacescan give a look of grace and elegance to any dress.
- Chunky Chains with Large Links
Many designers seem to be working with chains. These are not regular chains but chunky chains with large links similar to ones used for capturing and tying down. Many designers have been seen using these. Though new and unusual, they catch your attention and definitely add a different type of grace to your style.
Feathers are an addition to the trending aspects of fashion jewellery. These have been used by stylists in earrings, necklaces, body chains etc. It’s a hot trend of late and is expected to stay for long.
- Burnt Gold
After white gold and rose gold, burnt gold finish is the next trend. The colour looks elegant and gives the jewellery an antique look. This finish can be used on its own or in combination with any other shade of gold. It adds a different dimension to the world of styling.
Hoops are an evergreen trend in jewellery. The style of hoops can change, but the basic concept is the same. Now hoops are used not only as a design for ear accessories but also for necklaces, bracelets and anklets. The hoop can be designed in numerous ways. A simple circle has infinite possibilities for embellishments.
While those are the upcoming trends that will soon be in vogue, some of the trends that are currently making waves are:
- Enamel Coating
A drop of enamel added to ethnic design gives it a sense of fusion, which makes it suitable for accessorising Indian or western wear
- Precious Stones
Enamel can also be replaced by a precious stone to give it a very contemporary ethnic look
- Evergreen Oxidised Silver
Silver, when oxidized, gets a rustic look, which makes it ideal for any kind of dressing –irrespective of whether it is casual or semi-formal. These are available in all sizes ranging from studs to long hanging earrings.All styles are graceful
- Open-Ended Necklaces
Chokers have been replaced by open ended necklaces. These are available in various styles, including the traditional look, the rustic look and the contemporary look. Easy to wear and style, these are a popular choice
- Blingand Sparkle
Evening parties ask for bling. The accessories you wear for such occasions need to be stone-studded to add glitter and grace to your party wear. Of course, it should never be overdone
Jewellery trends vary in different parts of the world. The Indian subcontinent has its own style andthe trends in this region are very different and are highly influenced by its rich culture. The above styles have been ruling the charts as of now.