The Spring 2021 Jewelry Trend Report

Waist-up dressing is having a revival in the Zoom age and that’s a boon for jewelry lovers. Videoconferencing—not to mention the masks we’re all wearing everywhere but our homes (or should be, if we’re not)—draws attention to the face. This season, designers suggested many attractive ways to create a sort of halo effect.

Color is the news of the season. It won’t only brighten your day, but also those of your coworkers too, when they see a pop of neon at the neck (Chanel, Versace) or the ear (Valentino). Chokers were the length of choice—they sit above the fold, as it were, and silver links were everywhere. The corner hardware store seemed to be the source for some baubles. Rokh had key earrings, while at Givenchy there were seriously elevated locks. Also customized were pendants that referenced brands’ icons. The Prada triangle swayed from an earring, Chanel and Jacquemus presented miniatures of their signature bags, and MM6 Maison Margiela strung a Tabi boot charm on a black ribbon.

Things were more abstract at Miu Miu and Acne Studios, where pure form was given preference, while at Christian Dior, Coach, Schiaparelli, and elsewhere designers brought the figurative into focus, crafting birds, boats, flowers, and stars that won’t lose their luster.

Isn’t It Iconic?

The Chanel 2.55, the Prada triangle, the Margiela Tabi boot, and Jacquemus’s Chicito were cast to last—and to reinforce brand signatures.

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