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12 Las Vegas Jewelry Trends, No. 12, Link Love: Chain Link Styles Are a Versatile Addition to Every Jewelry Collector’s Wardrobe

New York City, May 24, 2019. Chain link styles are the chameleon of your jewelry box; chain jewels can be classic, punk, preppy, girly, bohemian, unisex, masculine, and more. New chain numbers are multiplying at a record pace to appeal to collectors who realize the value of this priceless versatility. Channeling a glam biker babe? There are thick curb-link drop earrings topped off with diamonds to help get the look. Lunching with grandma? Try a more reserved two-tone gold and silver necklace. And if you’re inspired by runway looks from Alexander McQueen or Chanel, add a statement pendant or enhancer to your links or layer them up with abandon. There’s never been a better time to express yourself through these diverse metal connections that both tie us together and convey distinct design preferences.

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.

Chain ear cuff in 18k yellow gold, €330; Christina Soubli

Chain ear cuff in 18k yellow gold, €330; Christina Soubli

Twenty-four-inch Hudson necklace in sterling silver with three 18k yellow gold-bonded links, $650; Haverhill Leach

Twenty-four-inch Hudson necklace in sterling silver with three 18k yellow gold-bonded links, $650; Haverhill Leach

Free-form Chunky necklace in oxidized sterling silver and 18k yellow gold, $1,295; Rona Fisher

Free-form Chunky necklace in oxidized sterling silver and 18k yellow gold, $1,295; Rona Fisher

Gigi Ferranti jewelry is delicately bold!
Lola link bracelet in 18k gold with hot pink enamel and 0.45 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,950; email

Lola link bracelet in 18k gold with hot pink enamel and 0.45 ct. t.w. diamonds is from the new Neon Enamel collection, $3,950; email melissa@melissakayejewelry.com at Melissa Kaye for purchase

Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.60 cts. t.w. diamonds, $13,600; Mindi Mond

Earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.60 cts. t.w. diamonds, $13,600; Mindi Mond


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12 Las Vegas Jewelry Trends, No. 11, Hoop Dreams: Hoop Earrings Are Timeless and Integral to America’s Love of Casual Living

New York City, May 23, 2019. Hoop earrings are the timeless style ideally suited to the U.S.’s affinity for casual couture. From the hoop-loving crowds that emerge during March Madness to the track-suit-wearing tribes of soccer moms nationwide, hoops represent effortless flair and an easy-to-embrace symbol. Hoops also continue to be a fixture in runway shows like Ulla Johnson and Bottega Veneta, and celebs like J. Lo are renowned for their love of the look in a wide range of silhouettes—from chunky to slender to gem-studded. Looking for a go-to style that’s versatile and won’t disappoint? Put on a pair of hoops and effortlessly tackle whatever scenario life throws your way.

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.

Large Diana hoop earrings in 14k yellow gold with white cultured freshwater pearls, $1,220; email  Alexis@leximazzdesigns.com at LexiMazz Designs for purchase

Medium hoop earrings in 18k gold filigree with cultured white freshwater pearls, €1,200; Christina Soubli

Hoop earrings in blackened silver are 40 mm big and have 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,450; email belle@bellebrooke.net at Belle Brooke Designs for purchase

Gigi Ferranti jewelry is delicately bold!

Kimono hoop earrings in 18k yellow gold with hand-engraved and vitreous enamel beads by Kamal Meenakar as well as cultured Tahitian pearls and pink tourmaline, carnelian, rhodochrosite, citrine, garnet, hematite and synthetic ruby beads, £4,295; Alice Cicolini

Dynamite hoops in 18k white gold with gray enamel, 1.56 cts. t.w. baguette-cut gray spinel and 0.34 ct. t.w. princess-cut gray spinel, $5,806.42; email sw_us_ops@stephenwebster.com at Stephen Webster for purchase


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12 Las Vegas Jewelry Trends, No. 10, Block Party: Color-Blocked Jewels Rachet Up Jewelry’s Whimsy Factor

New York City, May 22, 2019. Color-blocking in jewelry typically means pairing up complementary colors of jewels with couturiers’ latest frocks, but jewelry designers are taking the term to a uniquely bejeweled level by wedding vibrant rocks and maker effects in single pieces. From enamel to colorized titanium to multicolored compositions of vivid gemstones, color-blocked jewels inspire smiles, remind us to wear our pieces for maximum enjoyment (why buy jewels if they’re going to remain in a safe?), and show us that jewelry is our wearable candy—pleasing to view, uplifting to the soul, and leaving a wake of wonder, delight, and joyful vibes in its rearview mirror. Calling all collectors—color-blocked numbers provide an instant pick-me-up in the form of rainbow-hued revelry that never ends.

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.

Agrodolce bangle in 18k gold vermeil with lacquered motifs, €88; Giuliana di Franco

Agrodolce bangle in 18k gold vermeil with lacquered motifs, €88; Giuliana di Franco

Candy Kimono necklace in 14k yellow gold with lacquer, tanzanite, treated purple jade, lapis lazuli, and reconstituted coral, £1,922.36; Alice Cicolini at Auverture.com

Candy Kimono necklace in 14k yellow gold with lacquer, tanzanite, treated purple jade, lapis lazuli, and reconstituted coral, £1,922.36; Alice Cicolini at Auverture.com

Kinetic drop earrings in 22k yellow gold with blue opals and pink tourmaline, $9,000; Rush Jewelry Design

Kinetic drop earrings in 22k yellow gold with blue opals and pink tourmaline, $9,000; Rush Jewelry Design

Gigi Ferranti jewelry is delicately bold!
Rainforest earrings in 18k yellow gold with 18.66 cts. t.w. peridot, 4.92 cts. t.w. blue topaz, and 2.99 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, $9,950; email pr-sales@goshwara.com at Goshwara for purchase

Rainforest earrings in 18k yellow gold with 18.66 cts. t.w. peridot, 4.92 cts. t.w. blue topaz, and 2.99 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, $9,950; email pr-sales@goshwara.com at Goshwara for purchase

Jawbreaker ring in 18k yellow gold with a 31.95 ct. chrysoprase, 7.75 cts. t.w. trillion-shape spessartite garnets, and 2.25 cts. t.w. rubies, $14,900; call 214-402-4952 at Andrew Glassford Jewels for pricing and purchase

Jawbreaker ring in 18k yellow gold with a 31.95 ct. chrysoprase, 7.75 cts. t.w. trillion-shape spessartite garnets, and 2.25 cts. t.w. rubies, $14,900; call 214-402-4952 at Andrew Glassford Jewels for purchase


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12 Las Vegas Jewelry Trends, No. 9, Fringed Benefits: Dangling Effects that Shimmer and Slink Are in Style

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

Ring in 14k yellow gold with diamond-accented fringed ornaments, $630; Sydney Evan

Flora collection petal necklaces in 14k yellow gold, $925–$1,450; email stephanie@royalchain.com at Royal Chain for purchase

Flora collection petal necklaces in 14k yellow gold, $925–$1,450; email stephanie@royalchain.com at Royal Chain for purchase

Grass Leaf drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.8 cts. t.w. emeralds, €3,800; Ileana Makri

Grass Leaf drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.8 cts. t.w. emeralds, €3,800; Ileana Makri

Gigi Ferranti jewelry is delicately bold!
Stretch slip-on bracelet in 18k rose and white gold with fringe and pink cultured Edison freshwater pearls, $4,600; Samira

Stretch slip-on bracelet in 18k rose and white gold with fringe and pink cultured Edison freshwater pearls, $4,600; Samira 13

Fringe earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.4 cts. t.w. diamonds, $14,300; email fernfree@aol.com  at Fern Freeman for purchase

Fringe earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.4 cts. t.w. diamonds, $14,300; email fernfree@aol.com  at Fern Freeman for purchase


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