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