Jewelry Trends To Look Out For In 2016

Posted on: 9 October 2015

Although 2016 is still a ways off, jewelry fashion aficionados have already predicted some future trends that are likely to become prominent in the new year. 

If you're looking to stock up on options for your jewelry collection in the coming months, you might want to prepare for 2016 by being aware of the following trends:

Necklaces bedecked with crystals

Crystals are a much less common jewelry adornment than diamonds and gems. However, contemporary jewelry designers are increasingly incorporating them into the designs of necklaces, bracelets, and even rings.

Plain gold forms

Plain gold pieces have long been primarily only seen in wedding ring designs. However, designers are increasingly showing their appreciation for the timeless elegance of gold with simple structured jewelry designs of solid gold. 

One great advantage of a solid gold jewelry piece is that it matches any wardrobe item and can also easily match other jewelry pieces worn in combination. 

Fringed bracelets and necklaces that function as statement pieces

Look around in 2016, and you're likely to see jewelry with a unique fringed look. This trend is great for statement pieces that put forth a bold new look. Fringed jewelry pieces often combine precious metals and gems with fabric additions to create one-of-a-kind designs. 

Earrings with oversized hoops

Hooped earrings have long been popular, but hoops are getting bigger and bigger. This is a great look if you want to enhance the appearance of your face with interesting geometric complementary forms.

Oversized hoop earrings not only create an interesting effect from a geometric aesthetic perspective, but they also create the feel of a primal, classic look from ancient tribal societies. 

Earring cuffs

Piercings on the back of the ear are becoming increasingly more popular as jewelry designers put more effort into creating ear cuff designs.

If you've already got ear cuffs in your jewelry collection and piercings to accommodate them, be prepared to be overwhelmed with new options and new looks for this jewelry piece in 2016. 

Ring and bracelets designs with crosses

A cross in a jewelry piece no longer necessarily has such strong religious connotations. Modern jewelry designers can feel free to use a cross merely for its aesthetic and design value. Using a cross in jewelry design today might not connote religious persuasions, but it does contribute a timeless, rustic look to a jewelry piece. While crosses have typically been used in necklace design, designers are now stretching the potential of this form and incorporating it into rings and bracelets. 

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