No longer just an accessory, jewellery trends this year are all about making a statement. The right piece of jewellery can make or break your outfit and with the gorgeous offerings currently available, you may just find yourself coordinating your outfit to match your jewellery! We share the key trends you should be keeping an eye on this year.
Emily Tebbutt, Jewellery Commercial Manager at Ramsdens Jewellery said: “The right accessories can make even the simplest outfit fierce, and jewellery in 2019 is a lot more fun than it has been in recent years. The looks are bold, playful, and see a return to the OTT style that we’ve come to miss during minimalist trends.”
We couldn’t agree more. A lot of the jewellery this year is expensive-looking and influenced by retro styles, particularly the 80s, 90s and early 00s. It’s worth investing in some quality statement pieces that you can wear with a range of different outfits, as this kind of jewellery looks just as good partnered with formal work attire as it does on the dancefloor. Remember, you can get luxury pieces at a fraction of the cost by buying vintage and pre-owned jewellery, many of which are originals from these trending decades.
Bigger is better
Whatever style of jewellery you go for, the takeaway is that bigger is better for 2019. The easiest and most versatile way to achieve these bold looks is by focusing on oversized gold chains with huge links. Big, too, is the order of the day for colourful pieces: think chunky rings and statement earrings with coloured stones, like turquoise and amethyst.
If you’re struggling to find jewellery that is bold enough, why not look at some styles designed for men? Their curb bracelets and necklaces are typically a lot larger, and men’s signet, saddle and keeper rings have a bigger impact.
Love these Pearl statement earrings on Shirley Beniang.
The latest retro element to be back in a big way is bling. Channel your inner early 00s diva by piling on as much silver and diamonds as you can — stack bracelets, rings and chokers, and take the whole thing over the top with a pair of cubic zirconia drop earrings. The key word here is ‘extra’.
Nobody does ‘Bling’ better than Queen Bey!
Stacks and more stacks of chunky jewellery!
Take your chunky gold chain to the next level with a pendant for a look that’s straight out of the 90s. Characters, lockets, and even military style dog tags are making a big comeback with designers. Go for ones in gold or silver depending on your style: silver looks cool and fresh, while gold is warm and summery. Either way, add a little something extra to your jewellery with a pendant.
Sweet, youthful, and so 80s — love hearts are back. Wear them on necklaces, charm bracelets, or trade in your oversized hoop earrings for a heart-shaped pair — you can even get heart-shaped stones for studs and rings. Whichever way you do it, show your love with your jewellery this year to keep up with this trend.
Go large or go home this year with lots of statement jewellery. By using this article as a style guide and working hearts, pendants, and plenty of bling into your look, you’ll be well on trend for 2019.