The fashion world has adapted to the “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Major fashion shows have been canceled around the world, and traditional retail has suffered terribly. But designers and fashion houses have bold plans for 2021, and it’s going to be an exciting year for jewelry. Here are six of the most exciting trends to look out for in the months ahead.
1. Classic Pearls Are Back
There was a time when pearls were considered old-fashioned… a relic of the 18th and 19th centuries. But they’re making a big comeback for 2021. The beauty and prestige of pearls are undeniable, which is why global superstars like Harry Styles and Meghan Markle have been spotted wearing them recently.
Expect to see pearls worn like a neck collar in 2021. Contemporary designs will deliver more versatility than ever before. Gone are the days of pearls only being seen with dinner dresses. In 2021, you’re just as likely to see pearls worn with ripped jeans and a sweater.
2. Chunky Chain Necklaces and Bracelets
Chains never really went away; their timeless simplicity is always popular, but expect to see bigger, bolder styles in 2021. Long live chain links! Maximalism is back, thanks to oversized chain necklaces made with semi-precious metals and outrageous designs.
Chunky and oversized are two words that encapsulate the new approach to chains. And expect to see a lot of bespoke pieces made by up-and-coming designers.
3. Pendants and Charms
A pendant can transform even the most basic of necklaces. After a low-key 2020, lots of people will want to get noticed, and wearing an oversized pendant on a modest necklace will certainly achieve that goal.
Charms are also back, and they’re bigger and more daring than ever. Just a few years ago, the sound of charms clanking and clunking on a bracelet was considered uncouth and ostentatious. But in the post-COVID world we’re headed toward, the louder the better.
4. Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings are back for 2021, and they’re bigger and brasher than ever. After a year of staying at home, we’re all ready to make a statement with jewelry and accessories. And statements don’t get any bigger than a pair of gem-encrusted hoop earrings.
Chunky is the new slim in 2021. Expect to see thick, ornamental earrings replete with diamonds and gemstones. Floral designs and classic themes are back, but the new normal involves hoops so daring they make a statement even from a distance.
5. Oversized Earrings
Earrings that almost touch the shoulders were big in the 1980s, and they’re back in 2021. Mother Nature is well-represented in the latest designer styles. Bright colors combine with silver and gold to create some truly remarkable pieces. Ethnic influences, including many from Indian culture, will make this year one of the most exciting for the oversized earring.
6. Silver Bangles
Yellow gold was a huge hit in 2019, but it’s on its way out. Silver is the new gold, and it’s going to be on the wrists of A-list celebrities around the world in 2021. Oversized bangles and cuff bracelets are expected to be particularly popular. In fact, many of the industry’s top fashion houses are already getting in on the act. The likes of Todd Reed, Anna Beck, and John Hardy already have extensive collections ready for 2021.
Whether you’re looking for a classic, custom-designed engagement ring, the latest from Stephen Webster, or a personalized piece from Heather B. Moore, we have all the latest styles to choose from. Mazzarese is always ahead of the fashion curve where quality jewelry is concerned, so you’ve come to the right place to find 2021’s trending designs.