From New York to Paris, the spring/summer 2020 runways were glinting and gleaming in the glow of new jewelry styles for the upcoming season. From modernized pearls to round baubles, the ever-popular runway themes have clearly been evolving in jewelry studios and ateliers around the world. But you don't have to wait until spring 2020 to don the latest jewelry trends. We're sharing some of our absolute favorite trending styles that you can purchase and wear right now.
The Belle of the Ball
Three-dimensional round shapes were orbiting the runways this year. The style pulls inspiration from everything round and shiny, from planets and crystal balls to ornaments and marbles. There were endless interpretations of this jewelry trend, some designers playing with pendant necklaces and some going bold with shoulder-skimming drop earrings.
When shopping the trend, look for big and bold balls with a lot of shine. The Mignonne Gavigan Disco Earrings are one of our favorite spherical sets right now. These silver rhodium-plated brass disco drop earrings are handcrafted and feature incredible crystal embellishments with a nod to the disco dance clubs of the 70s. They make for a playful addition to any outfit, from menswear-inspired blazers to ultra-femme silk blouses.
The Long & Lean
Fashion and jewelry trends for 2020 are all about exaggerated proportions. Long, sexy necklaces that dip and drape seemed to be everywhere during fashion week. Think long tassel necklaces reminiscent of lassos, bolo necklaces and minimalistic Y-necklaces.
When searching for lengthy new jewelry styles, keep an eye out for simplistic designs — the drama is in the length. Try this Fabiana Filippi Scarf Necklace for a jewelry piece that doubles as a true work of art. The silver-tone brass, wrap-around necklace features beaded embroidery work and tassel detailing. It’s the perfect necklace to add to a dress or blazer with a deep V-neckline or a strapless cocktail dress that needs something a little extra special.
The still-trending look of stacked necklaces packed a punch on the runways this season. The delicate style popped in the best way amongst the rest of the new jewelry styles thanks to its feminine and graceful aesthetic. From sculptural and geometric pieces to simplistic and barely-there designs, this season is all about layering up.
The key to this look is choosing a good balance of necklaces in the same finish, opting for varying lengths and styles. We love how well the Zofia Day Pave Horn Necklace and Diamond Disc Medallion Necklace work together. Both pieces are 14k gold-plated and feature inlaid diamonds, making for a truly stunning set of necklaces. Plus, you can dress this duo up or down and it will effortlessly elevate your entire look.
The Silver Tide
The rise of silver has been on the horizon for a while now. We’ve felt the subtle shift in the jewelry world with fashion gurus and bloggers alike moving away from gold in favor of silver. And if the runways are any indication of the future (which they usually are), silver metal will be gaining even more traction in the coming months. Whether this is due to the natural swinging of the metallic pendulum or a galaxy far, far away, one thing is certain — silver now rules.
Popular jewelry pieces include modern hoops, chain-link bracelets and oversized collar necklaces. This ultra-modern Sophie Buhai Mapplethorpe Sterling Silver Cuff is actually inspired by the jewelry found at a trading post in Gallup, New Mexico. Timeless, chic and effortlessly elegant, the cuff is a favorite and can be worn on its own or as a two-piece set. Be sure to pair this cuff with a blouse, sweater or dress that will allow you to show it off properly.
The Girl with a Pearl Earring
You’ve seen pearls woven throughout some of the previous jewelry trends we’ve already mentioned, and this is only natural as the look is a strong one for spring 2020. The classic and romantic material was seen in practically every form — from layered necklaces to extravagant headpieces. The updated trend is a far cry from what you’d find in grandma’s jewelry box.
Look for petite pearls, asymmetrical designs, sculptural detailing and even pieces that embrace raw and organic pearls. The Jennifer Behr Marcella Earrings are a modern architectural twist on more classic designs of the past. The earrings are created using polished gold-plated brass, carefully strung with a row of lustrous faux pearls. These are the perfect choice for a cozy sweater or for a glamorous evening look.