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'Fall' in Love with These Jewelry Trends
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'Fall' in Love with These Jewelry Trends

Can't survive a day without gorgeous metals adorning your body? Well, check out these jewelry trends that have you fallin' in love.

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October 14, 2021

Ever since the pandemic ushered in an era of waist-up dressing, 2021 officially became the year of over-accessorizing in the best way possible. And, while jewelry tends to be more trend-proof than clothing and accessories, there’s always something buzzing in bling. From bold colors and winter florals to frilly fringes and statement rings, the jewelry trends for the upcoming season are anything but subtle. 

Looking to invest in a new signature piece? Keep an eye on these trending treasures for current investments that’ll also stand the test of time.

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The heart shape of the nearly transparent stone lends a peekaboo effect to this day-to-night earring. Photo courtesy of the Last Line.

Statement Earrings

Frame your pretty face with the glitziest pair of look-at-me earrings you can find. A perfect way to elevate any look to the next level, the trending earrings on this season’s runways were all about shine and glamour. Even if you’re wearing the most casual outfit, a pair of head-turning earrings is the jewelry trend you need to instantly take a look from drab to fab.

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The Last Line’s current collection provides quite the ear-spo. Have you seen the Green Amethyst Juicy Heart Huggie? We’re obsessed. The Blue Sapphire Teddy Flower Earring? Take all our money; we have no control.

The perfect combination of bohemian and luxurious, the large evil eye ring is adorned with turquoise enamel. Photo courtesy of Nialaya.

Colorful Enamels

Bright and colorful enamels emerged on the jewelry trend scene in 2020, but they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. From contemporary pieces like those made by Italian brand Bea Bongiasca to more classic shapes woven with bright neons like those you find at Melissa Kaye, the modern take on enamels has proven to become much more than just a TikTok jewelry trend. Los Angeles’ very own Nialaya also features pretty cool pieces with bright enamels, and this blue Evil Eye Ring is one we’re extra obsessed with. 

The Waterfall Fringe Necklace is a sterling silver chain with pave diamond clasp and detachable chain fringe. Photo courtesy of Sheryl Lowe.

Frilly Fringes

We’ve seen the fringe trend return in metal form on several runways this year, including Chanel, Etro, and Jil Sander, and we’re loving it. This joyful jewelry trend is most apparent in earrings, but it was also seen hanging from plenty of collarbones, wrists, and even seams. Add a little swing to your style with the super cool waterfall fringe necklace from Sheryl Lowe and don’t forget to check out the other edgy and trendy pieces on the Santa Barbara-based brand’s website—they’re quite the feast for the eyes.

The 18K Rose Gold Classic Fireworks Charm Baguette Choker is as classy as it gets. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Kalan.

Bold Chokers

Chokers live an occasional resurgence more so than many other jewelry trends, but this year, they’re back bolder than ever. Ditch the dainty gold coin necklace trend and punk tattoo chokers for something that’s more glamorous and attention-grabbing. 

We’re crushing hard on the Scattered Diamond Curve Collar choker from woman-owned brand Adina Reyter. Looking for a bigger investment? Los Angeles-based Suzanne Kalan has beautiful high-end pieces such as the absolutely breathtaking Classic Firework Charm Baguette Choker.  

It's time to shine by stacking gold and diamond rings all over your fingers. Photo courtesy of Jacquie Aiche.

Supersized Statement and Cocktail Rings

This fall’s biggest jewelry trend in rings is definitely favoring the big, the bold, and the beautiful. Put aside your flimsy bands and opt for a statement ring or two if you want to stay on top of your hand jewel game. Whether it’s eye-catching cocktail rings like those popularized by the Barcelona-based brand La Manso or more high-end pieces like those crafted by the Miami brand Buddha Mama, statement rings are here to stay through the fall, winter, and beyond.

Want a bold ring of your own? Southern California’s own Jacquie Aiche has quite the statement-making ring collection for you to check out and drool over. Oh, and more is definitely more with this jewelry trend—stack 'em up!

The jaw-dropping, jealousy-inducing Calla Earring is sure to become your accessory staple. Photo courtesy of Cult Gaia.

Wintery Flowers

Flowers are not typically a fall and winter motif, but the narrative’s changing this year, and we can’t get enough. This jewelry trend is winterized by taking a slightly less literal route and relying more on abstract shapes and heavy metal bases. Marni, AZ Factory, and Acne Studios have showcased dramatic and impressive renditions of this trend for fall and winter. Want to buy your own? The Calla Earrings from current fashion-girl favorite and California-based brand Cult Gaia is a perfect example of this jewelry trend.

The Nyala Choker showcases beautiful natural pearls with a delicate chain interlocking each one. Photo courtesy of Cult Gaia.

Pretty Pearls

From Harry Styles to Kamala Harris, trending pearl necklaces have been sitting pretty around everyone’s necks this past year, and it looks like they’re here to stay. From the TikTok favorite Viviene Westwood pearl choker to more sophisticated heirloom pieces you can’t quite pin down, this jewelry trend is one you’re going to see absolutely everywhere this season, and the one after, and the one after that.

Ariel Gordon has quite the dainty and timeless pearl collection; hello beautiful Pearl Duet Earrings! Cult Gaia doesn’t fall behind either—we’re eyeing the dramatic Nyala Choker with either the black or white pearls.

This classic statement piece is solid sterling silver with a notable yet comfortable weight. Photo courtesy of Sophie Buhai.

Modern Chunky Chains

Not only are chunky chain-link necklaces very much still having a moment, but they’re also getting thicker and thicker. This season, the seemingly evergreen jewelry trend is refreshed through larger links, mixed metals, and sometimes even bright colors. Ready to hop on the chunky chain necklace trend yourself? The Large Circle Link Necklace from Los Angeles-based Sophie Buhai is striking and audacious; everything this jewelry trend is about!

The Gianna is detailed with gold-tone chain links that taper around the waistline. Photo courtesy of B-Low The Belt.

Waist Jewelry

We know what you’re thinking, “Gold chains around the waist? What in the belly dancer Halloween costume is this?” But, hear us out. We were on the same page as well until we saw SO many cool belly chains and jeweled belts hit the runway for fall, with brands like The Attico, Marine Serre, and Eckhaus Latta. So, think of this jewelry trend less in the bare-your-midriff sort of way and more like a way to cinch in your fall favorites like blazers and shirt dresses. 

If you’re not into the idea of a completely gold or silver belt, consider a leather wrap-around that incorporates metal in a more subtle way for a toned-down version of this jewelry trend (a la Bottega Veneta and Oscar De La Renta). For example, the Gissel Belt from Los Angeles-based brand B-Low The Belt is a stunner. Not shying away from the all-gold look? Opt for the elegant Gianna Belt and you got yourself a showstopper.

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