Now that 2015 is halfway through, it’s time to reflect on some of the biggest jewelery trends of the year so far. It’s been a year of glitz and glamour on the fashion runways with big bold gemstones alongside unusual trends like the asymmetrical earrings, choker necklaces, brass bangles and hippie accoutrements. Without further adieu, here are the top 5 jewelry trends of 2015.
Layering necklaces has come in and out of fashion for as long as jewelry has existed. You can look to ancient tribes of Africa and you’ll see layer upon layer of necklaces and jewelry. In the sixties and seventies, layering necklaces became something of a bohemian or gypsy throwback for the hippie generation. And today, it encapsulates both of these things and a whole lot more. Layering pendants and vintage gemstones are a great way to make use of those more unusual pieces of jewelry. While wearing beads and wooden pieces can hint towards a more worldly style. Whatever your style may be, one of 2015’s biggest jewelry trends has made necklace layering cool again. More is more, so bundle up your necklaces and throw them over your head. The more the merrier.
Stacking rings is another maximal approach to wearing jewelry which is oh-so-chic this year. It’s a great way to utilize all of those forgotten pieces in your jewelry box, and it’s a nice homage to the past while remaining very “now”. Some rings stack better than others, and a lot of rings are designed specifically for this purpose. Think about how certain rings look alongside others. Be sure that they each complement one another. Hollywood rebels like Kristin Stewart and the Olson Twins have turned ring stacking from a fad into a full blown trend this year.
People are already saying 2016 will be the year that loud colors come back to stay. Well, we’re already seeing hints of it on the runways this season. the louder the colors the better, and there is no better way to compliment this style-craze than by wearing diamonds to match this color explosion. Colored diamonds are back and they’re here to stay, so why not throw on some wild combinations: blues, yellows, greens and reds.
Yellow gold never really goes out of fashion, but in recent years, we’ve seen the jewelry trends lean towards platinum and silver colors in the fashion and celebrity A-list world. This year, we’ve seen a massive resurgence in the classic yellow gold jewelry. Don’t believe me? Check out Heidi Klum and Scarlett Johansson’s latest acquisitions.
Alongside the classic Yellow Gold, we’re also seeing a resurgence of the cooler Rose Gold look. Rose Gold consists of 50% gold and 50% copper, which gives it it’s subtle rose colored hue. It first became popular in Russia in the 19th century but has made a massive comeback in recent years. Jennifer Aniston wore an immaculate Rose Gold Rolex watch that lit up the blogosphere earlier in the year.