New York City, May 21, 2019. Playful fringe ornamentation in gold, silver, and platinum is enjoying popularity. Jewelry fringe is a flirty moveable effect that complements similar accents evident in spring 2019 runway shows from Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford, among others. Fringe also nods to the 1980s fabulousness—think fall 2018 runway shows from Versace and Anna Sui—still happening and gives glorious movement and life to precious metal chain and sweet motifs like petals, fleur de lis, and petite geometric shapes. For sure, fringe ups the fun factor in jewelry and refutes its stuffy reputation as something valuable that should remain in a safe. Jewelry is a fun wearable with some inherent value, and fringe firmly cements that status.
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.
Ring in 14k yellow gold with diamond-accented fringed ornaments, $630; Sydney Evan
Grass Leaf drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.8 cts. t.w. emeralds, €3,800; Ileana Makri
Stretch slip-on bracelet in 18k rose and white gold with fringe and pink cultured Edison freshwater pearls, $4,600; Samira 13
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