New York City, May 14, 2019. Layering remains jewelry’s favorite look, fueled by myriad station chains, new chain link styles, and personalized #neckmess ensembles everywhere. A search of that hashtag on Instagram turns up countless custom layered scenarios like beaded numbers with dangling dog tags to mixes of skinny and hefty link styles clutching all manner of pendants (think shells, monograms, animal motifs, and more) with private meanings to wearers. Pearl strands with enhancers, too, have a place in this pretty pattern of wear, as do lockets and talismans of every type. The big takeaway? Heaps of mismatched and personalized pendants with oversize bales for ease of switching chains are the charms for your neck that help tell your story without saying a word.
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.
Power to heal talisman necklace with a unicorn motif is in 14k gold on a 16-inch chain, $666; Pyrrha
Etta pendant necklace in 18k yellow gold with translucent enamel and 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,350; Andy Lif
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