36 Top Jewelry Trends 2020
2020 HASN’T BEEN a usual sort of year, but we are the indomitable jewelry industry! The show must go on, even when the trade shows don’t go on. The beginning of 2020 showed some very clear jewelry trends, and even though much has changed, the core appeal of these trends remains strong. Without further ado, we shall survey the bolstering power of self-identity, the unique lure of unusual gemstones, the majesty of the mythical mermaid, and the soothing clarity of clean geometry.
Kimberly Collins Colored Gems jewelry includes trending hexagon shapes with amethyst hexagon diamond halo ring in 18K yellow gold, $2,475; amethyst kite earring with white zircon hexagon and purple sapphire in 18K rose gold, $3,500; and amethyst kite necklace with white zircon hexagon and purple sapphire in 18K rose gold, $7,375; as well as watermelon tourmaline split-shank halo ring with diamonds, $4,825. MODEL: Margaret Golliher; PHOTOGRAPHER: Sarah Golliher; (512) 661-8778 or visit kimberlycollinsgems.com.
Nameplates and initials are a timeless throwback that’s enjoying a powerful resurgence. There’s a reason that iconic fictional women like Blair Waldorf and Carrie Bradshaw loved to wear the letters of their own names: Naming oneself is a major act of empowerment, all the more so if that chosen label is immortalized in gold, silver, or diamonds. Personal identity endures through all.
14K white gold and diamond earrings with initial charms.
(323) 952-6065, efcollection.com
14K yellow gold necklace.
(213) 489-1226, zoechicco.com
Sterling silver pendant necklace with rhodium.
(800) 431-1606, windandfirejewelry.com
14K yellow gold necklace.
(201) 244-1150, midaschain.com
14K yellow gold ring.
(866) 256-6151, aureliegi.com
Sterling silver bracelet
14K yellow gold necklace with diamond.
(213) 627-2756, mayabrenner.com
Dana Rebecca Designs
14K rose gold and diamond bracelet.
(312) 751-1773, danarebeccadesigns.com
14K yellow gold stud earrings.
(800) 622-0960, royalchain.com
Gemstones with interesting inclusions are one of nature’s most perfect little secrets. Once a niche category appealing only to gemologists, the wonderful world of included stones has finally captured the imaginations of the jewelry-loving public. Expect this category to appeal to free spirits, those with a poetic bent, and the scientifically inclined.
14K yellow gold pendant with dendritic agate and black diamond.
Enji Studio Jewelry
14K yellow gold pendant with rutilated hematite (58 TCW).
(858) 229-3552, enjistudiojewelry.com
Judi Powers Jewelry
14K green gold pendant with dendritic quartz, blackened steel and 14K gold chain.
(718) 571-9049, judipowersjewelry.com
One by Mark Owen
14K yellow gold ring with star rutilated quartz (30.90 TCW).
(201) 407-9444, onebymarkowen.com
22K yellow gold ring with tourmilated quartz.
(424) 262-7319, loren-nicole.com
Valerie Jo Coulson
18K yellow gold earrings with rutilated quartz.
(717) 284-5097, valeriejocoulson.com
18K yellow gold ring with dendritic quartz and sapphires.
(703) 727-6585, avalinak.com
14K yellow gold lapis and rutilated quartz ring with blue sapphire and gold star.
(818) 208-9304, andreafohrman.com
Sterling silver earrings with dendritic agate, banded agate, natural shell, and Baltic amber with a fly.
(617) 435-9747, sarahnehama.com
The mystery and majesty of the sea implies serenity, undiscovered worlds, and infinite possibilities. More than just the fairy tale creature du jour, mermaids represent an ancient and powerful archetype that has captivated humans for centuries. Jewelry inspired by these legendary denizens of the deep blue sea is often organic, with flowing lines and sea-worthy hues.
Mosette Jewelry Design
Sterling silver ring with liver of sulfur.
Hannah Blount Jewelry
14K yellow gold necklace with hand-scribed Kingman turquoise and India ink scrimshaw pendant (51.5 TCW).
(857) 233-4779, hannahblount.com
Sterling silver earrings with hand-dyed, resin-coated paper.
(541) 207-8477, versojewelry.com
Morgan Patricia Designs
14K rose gold ring.
[email protected]designs.com, morganpatriciadesigns.com
18K yellow gold earrings with sapphire (5.60 TCW).
Sterling silver and 22K yellow gold vermeil cuff with amazonite, mother of pearl, quartz, and topaz.
(530) 525-3320, michoujewelry.com
Sterling silver and brass pendant with Swarovski crystals.
(805) 220-6509, waxingpoetic.com
Kimberly Collins Colored Gems
14K yellow gold earrings with tourmaline (2.26 TCW), tourmaline cabochon (48.33 TCW), and diamond (0.06 TCW).
(512) 661-8778, kimberlycollinsgems.com
Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold earrings with diamonds.
(503) 758-1962, pinkyswearjewelry.com
There’s something perfect about the gorgeous geometry of these sleek six-sided shapes. Edgier than a circle but less literal than a star or sunburst, hexagons are soothingly symmetrical and endlessly versatile. Stunning as a solo silhouette, gemstone shape, or as an element in a larger motif, these sexy hexies are unstoppable.
Platinum-bonded sterling silver ring with simulated diamonds and black enamel.
(855) 2-LAFONN, lafonn.com
925 Sterling silver men’s pendant with tiger’s eye.
(844) 275-3957, excliv.com
18K yellow gold earrings with sapphire and tsavorite.
Rach B Jewelry
14K yellow gold fill earrings with rhinestones.
18K white gold necklace with diamond (0.40 TCW).
(203) 388-3550, forevermark.com
Rona Fisher Jewelry
Oxidized silver and 18K yellow gold ring with rhodolite.
(215) 627-3848, ronafisher.com
18K yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver earrings.
Sarah Graham Metalsmithing
18K yellow gold and oxidized cobalt chrome ring with diamonds.
(415) 626-5250, sarahgraham.com
18K yellow gold earrings with emeralds.
(718) 675-0674, noorshamma.com