With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, it’s time to freshen things up. That’s right, it’s time for spring cleaning! But, put down that scrub brush. We aren’t talking about washing your windows or catching up on laundry. Today is about sweeping the cobwebs out of your jewelry collection and embracing the freshest trends. These spring jewelry trends are sure to make you smile and add some sparkle to your day.
Move over Cinderella; tiaras aren’t just for princesses anymore. Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Mui Mui all topped off their Spring 2016 runway shows with diamond or crystal studded headpieces. While you probably won’t be asking Princess Kate for a loaner for your next business meeting or car pool run, many fashionistas are scaling down the tiara trend for everyday wear. A shimmering clip or barrette adds instant glamour to work or weekend wear and a sparkly headband adds interest to a basic LBD. Brides can take full advantage of this trend by pairing a tiara with their veil, or skinning the mesh and letting diamonds accent beachy waves or updos.
Statement necklaces have long held the prime spot for attention-seeking jewelry. But, this season statement earrings are here to play and anything goes, as long as they are big and bold. For daily wear, stock your jewelry box with over-sized hoops in both gold and silver. Give this trend an elegant turn with extra-large diamond or gemstone studs or chandeliers. Or, give in to the trend completely with pop-art and bohemian styles in bold, bright shades. Extra-long danglers, that brush the shoulders, are also a hit this season.
Why commit to one ring when a sparkly stack is so much more fun? Stacked rings in metallic gold and silver shades emerged a few seasons ago, but for spring 2016, they are a full-force trend that is taking a more dramatic turn. Arrange three to five rings, in diamond, gemstone and textured metal, on a single finger for a high-impact look. But, don’t stop there. Adding a few extra slim rings to your collection lets you mix and match to coordinate with any outfit. Ultra-chic mammas are also eschewing the traditional “mother’s rings” of the past in favor of a stacking band, in either diamonds or birthstones, for each child. Talk about a winning Mother’s Day or push present!
Collar and choker necklaces made a big impact on the Spring 2016 runway shows with Givenchy, Coach and Valentino all getting into the action. While choker necklaces hug the neck, collar-lengths lay flat against the collar bones and have slightly less of a retro 1990’s vibe. For most ladies, 16-inch to 18-inch necklaces rests perfectly along the clavicle. This versatile look works with most necklines, but looks particularly pulled together with deep v-necks, strapless dresses and button-up shirts. Just be sure any pendants, baubles are accents lay completely on or off the fabric of your top to avoid a distracting or cluttered look.
On the flip side of necklace trends, elongated chains are hot this season. Stomach-grazing beaded strands and metal chains are especially flattering because they help to move the eye up and down while creating a long, lean silhouette. Go simple and sophisticated with an unadorned version, or add some extra oomph with a dangling tassel, spike or pendant. Don’t think you need to choose between trendy long and collar-length necklaces. The elongated trend is perfect for layering with shorter necklaces in coordinating metals.
The timeless classic that will never truly go out of style is having another moment this season. Spring 2016 is the time to pull your pearl strands and studs out of storage, or to pick up a fresh set. These perennial favorites are perfectly on-trend once again, but there are also some modern takes on the look. Mixing the creamy stones with diamonds gives pearls an updated look that is sure to become an elegant staple. Combining pearls with edgier elements, such as metal spikes, is also an of-the-moment look that shouldn’t be missed. This is one trend to invest in since pearls are fashion favorites year after year.
The arm party of stacked bracelets isn’t going out of style anytime soon, but this spring is all about dramatic bangles that are substantial enough to stand alone. While there is nothing easier than slipping on a single bracelet, that doesn’t mean you can’t mix, match and layer these pieces. The double-wrist look is also big this season, with either matching bangles on both arms, or a statement bracelet on one side and a slim stack on the other.
Which of these jewelry trends is your collection missing? Whether you are looking to update your wardrobe with the latest fashion items, or you need an iconic jewelry piece that will look as fabulous ten years from now as it does today, Janvier Jewelers has what you are looking for. Our friendly sales professionals can help you find the perfect jewelry piece and help you make the most of the current trends.