Jewelry Trends 2018

Fresh off the runways come a few statement-making trends to help you accessorize for the summer.

Jewelry has forever been a girl’s best friend – and the most transcendent accessory in history. But, as with the earth’s rotation and the infinite cranking of the fashion industry, there are ever-changing trends in jewelry. (Don’t worry, your stud earrings and diamond rings aren’t going anywhere.)

With summer restricting our wardrobe layering options, it may be time to bulk up your accessory game. With our guide to the latest jewelry trends, there are plenty of options to showcase your style and touch for sparkling detail.

Mismatched Earrings

Gone are the days when everything has to match. With designers from Oscar de la Renta to Chanel to Tory Burch releasing mismatched earring designs (and every fashionista from Meghan Markle to Emma Watson embracing them), it’s one of the easiest ways to take a risk with your wardrobe. With some designs featuring more subtle, inverted pairs, others combine an age-old stud with a dramatically long dangle.


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Tory Burch Mismatched Fishbone Earrings
$148, bloomingdales.com


Jennifer Behr Mismatched Earrings
$350, shopbop.com


Oscar de la Renta Silver-Plated Crystal Earrings
$860, net-a-porter.com

Larkspur & Hawk Kite Drop Earrings
$1,950, neimanmarcus.com


Jacquemus La Perle Rose Earrings
$267, shopbop.com


Judy Geib Flowery Drop Earrings
$2,400, barneys.com

Choker Necklaces

We all know that nostalgic trends are back with a vengeance, and designers are obliging by harkening back to earlier decades. Choker necklaces are infinitely flattering: they attract attention to the face (great for days when you meticulously contour), complement the graceful lines of the neck and can go with most any kind of blouse. Some are blingy, some are futuristic, some are retro – but all are fabulous.


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Gucci Crystal Butterfly Choker
$1,020, bergdorfgoodman.com


Jacquie Aiche White & Blue Diamond Braided Choker
$1,265, saksfifthavenue.com


Anissa Kermiche Pearl & Diamond Choker
$2,955, net-a-porter.com

Mizuki 14-Karat Gold Pearl Choker
$2,750, net-a-porter.com


Carolina Neves Gold Multi-stone Choker
$1,855, modaoperandi.com


Finn White Diamond on Velvet Strand
$609, barneys.com

Brooches

In a season wrought with 1980s nostalgia, the comeback of the brooch may have been easily foreseen. I’ve never been a brooch gal myself, but the recent runway shows have made me realize that an ornate pin is the ultimate way to add a pop of sparkle and personality to any outfit. Once considered a symbol of class and wealth, a trendy brooch is sure to show others just how committed to couture you are.


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Gucci Gold-tone Crystal Brooch
$410, net-a-porter.com


Jose & Maria Barrera Golden 3D Rose Pin
$440, neimanmarcus.com


Saint Laurent Smoking Heart Pin
$1,095, modaoperandi.com

Luz Camino White Helebore Brooch
$1,845, modaoperandi.com


Alexis Bittar Flower & Snake Pin
$345, neimanmarcus.com


Saint Laurent Heart Crystal Fringe Pin
$895, neimanmarcus.com

Rings: Pinky, Stackable & Midi

We use our hands more than any part of our body – and rings are a way to gracefully adorn them. With stackable rings, midi rings and pinky rings being spotted across the board from the runway to street styles, you’re sure to find one – or five – that you’ll slip onto your finger every morning. The latest designs are all about simplicity – thin bands, simple jewels and modest centerpieces.


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Wwake Three-step Opal Ring
$350, net-a-porter.com


Zoe Chicco Gold Midi Ring
$165, saksfifthavenue.com


Eva Fehren Claw Midi Ring
$6,325, barneys.com

Zoe Chicco Bezel Diamonds Pinky Ring
$375, shopbop.com


My Story Olive Stackable Band
$990, barneys.com


Mizuki Open Pearl & Diamond Bezel Ring
$395, bergdorfgoodman.com

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