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12 Las Vegas Jewelry Trends, No. 3, Go for Gold: Yellow Gold Jewelry Takes Center Stage

Ray Griffiths opal ring

New York City, May 13, 2019. Fashionistas are well aware of the prominence of gold on recent runways. From clothing color at Ulla Johnson to golden-tone accessories at Escada, fine gold jewelry can easily take part in this sunny renaissance. While hoop earrings and hearts continue to enjoy time in the jewelry-motif spotlight, fringe and chains are another happy part of this chic mix. Ditto for long earrings, layering necklaces, and the occasional bold statement piece that can punch up a simple outfit ASAP. Plus, there’s that inherent value in pieces that lasts long after affections for the looks diminish. There’s a reason why the term “Gold Standard” has perennial appeal; karat gold jewels have longevity in museum cases and jewelry boxes worldwide.

Editor’s Note: We are counting down the days to the most important jewelry trade shows in North America (happening in late May and early June in Las Vegas) with 12 days of jewelry trends! These trends are based on what’s been appearing in the market lately, what was on display at other recent fairs, and what designers say they’re making for the next shows.

Barcelona station necklace in 14k yellow gold, $795; Graymoor Lane

Barcelona station necklace in 14k yellow gold, $795; Graymoor Lane

5-Story drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.10 ct. t.w. diamonds, 9.6 cts. t.w. rock crystal, and 2.4 cts. t.w. citrine, $3,895; Julie Lamb

5-Story drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.10 ct. t.w. diamonds, 9.6 cts. t.w. rock crystal, and 2.4 cts. t.w. citrine, $3,895; Julie Lamb

Aurora cuff bracelet in 22k yellow gold, $7,180; Lika Behar at Santa Fe Dry Goods


Gigi Ferranti jewelry is delicately bold!

Ring in 18k yellow gold with a 350 ct. Australian boulder opal, $7,690; email kirsten@raygriffiths.com at Ray Griffiths for purchase

One-of-a-kind Danae necklace in 18k yellow gold, $28,000; email info@ajewelmadeingreece.gr at Samoli for purchase

Drop earrings in 14k yellow gold with purple garnets and diamonds, $1,300 at K.Jon’s

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