2020 has been a challenging year for us all with many of the freedoms that we take for granted removed. However, that doesn’t mean that jewelry doesn’t still play a huge role in what we wear, whether that is for a Zoom call, a trip to the shops or finally getting to go on a night out. Like all years, 2020 has seen fashions change, and in this article, we will look at what’s hot and what’s not. It may be timeless classics, inspired by the catwalks or perhaps social network influencers, in other cases it might be something more daring.
Of course, we need to spare a thought for those who were planning to get married in 2020. Our separate wedding rings guide will hopefully give you some ideas, while this article can point you in the right direction of what you should be wearing on your big day. Here are some of the hottest jewelry items in 2020 that you will also see coming into 2021.
While some have chosen to purchase some second-hand, vintage items of jewelry, most have opted to go for something new but in a classic style. Jewelry is intended to last, and unlike many other fashion accessories, having something that not only looks great now but will also look fantastic in ten years is essential.
Link style bracelets have been incredibly popular as too has gold, the classic diamonds in earrings, chains and rings and well as people adding some colour with emeralds and rubies. “Classic” tends to be more low-key, but that doesn’t mean that it will go unnoticed. Quality always shines through, and that is definitely the case with jewelry.
In previous years we have seen delicate necklaces proving to be the most popular, but in 2020, it has been far more about big and bold chains. While gold is still the most prominent, we have witnessed buyers searching for silver and even bronze. While being big and bold might not suit everyone, it will undoubtedly bring out the rebellious streak in you, something that many of us have wanted to do throughout 2020!
The Upsurge in Silver
We all accept that silver will play second fiddle to gold, but delicate silver pieces are never far away from the catwalks, internet influences or the high-street stores. They continue with the classic theme are more suited to those who don’t want their jewelry to steal the limelight. If you want to add a modern twist, there is plenty of room to do so, especially if you are shopping online. Think about pendant necklaces with a splash of colour or ring with an emerald or ruby setting.
Layered rings have been very popular this year, but as we approach the latter stages of 2020, there has been a move towards “chunky” rings that make a statement and match very nicely with the thicker, bolder chains. It has also been noticeable that people are now wearing more than one ring on a finger and they can be made of different metals or even resin. Seen by the younger generations as being “cool”, they look great with more casual understated clothing.
A slightly unexpected trend has been the popularity of pearls. These classic pieces are a far cry from your grandmother’s huge pearls and tend to feature more as delicate drops in earrings or carefully set in a subtle ring. They have undoubtedly taken on a modern twist and have a certain romantic feel about them, something which all should welcome!
Pearls can be “cool” and look fantastic is simple pieces of delicate silver and have a sense of purity, an aura that ladies like to project in public at least!
Gemstones do move in and out of fashion, but birthstones are always popular as they have meaning and thought attached to them. An example would be crystal, the birthstone of June that represents peace, hope and happiness. Sometimes referred to as “moonstone” jewelry, most women have something that it incorporates their birthstone somewhere in their jewelry box.
As birthstone are far more about emitting positive energy rather than being bling, small stones are often included in pendants, earrings along with rings. They are understated and usually mean far more to the wearer than those who may see them.
Written by: ICONIC (Content Team)
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