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Gold jewellery will never go out of fashion (there we said it). With so many ways to style it, it’s wise to keep up with the latest ways to wear it. We bring you the brands you need to know and how they have incorporated gold into this season’s biggest jewellery trends.

19 October 2021 Editor - H. Samuel

Waist-up dressing is having a revival in the Zoom age and that’s a boon for jewellery lovers. Along with beauty products, sweatpants, and slippers, sales of jewellery have increased. Okay, we’ve never worked during a pandemic before, but we can see exactly why we've been investing in jewellery more than ever before — it's a small luxury that makes us feel a bit more dolled up. Because when you can't get excited about wearing your new outfit to work, your neck, ears, hands, and wrists become the places to show off something you love.

Jewellery, in general, was big in 2021, and it had some big moments that piqued our interest. From Millie Court’s Sagittarius necklace to Harry Styles' pearls and Connell Waldron's chain, jewellery has infiltrated our minds.

Personally, we’ve been wearing a lot of gold jewellery, mostly in the form of stacked bracelets and rings, mismatched earrings and layered necklaces. We’ve spotted plenty of influencers who have done the same (looking at you @mariajblogs), and it all adds a little something extra to their outfits, even when they're wearing something super simple.

From statement stacking to sweet sentiments, these gold jewellery trends will instantly update any fit – from trainers and joggers to the LBD you’ve not worn in a year. And thankfully, it's easy to get the look thanks to three brands (one of which is new to HS and we’re very excited about it), who are nailing bold gold right now. Without further ado, let’s have a look at the latest gold trends to look out for and the styling tricks we're trying right now.

Personalisation with PDPaola

PD Paola letter pendant

Style Notes:

Delicate gold necklaces with a splash of colour are ideal for adding playful polish, not to mention its full of meaning for that personal touch.

The trend for personalised jewellery shows no signs of abating, with everyone from Bella Hadid to Meghan Markle creating their own talismanic stack of necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets, all adorned with initials, the names of loved ones and significant star signs. In a post-pandemic era, it’s no wonder we’re feeling the need for some lucky charms via our jewellery. Not to mention they make the perfect gift. After all, what better way to show someone you care than by choosing a piece that is right just for them?

There’s no better place to get in touch with your sentimental side than Barcelona-based brand PDPaola. The personification of girl power, brother and sister duo Paola and Humbert Sasplugas create jewellery for women who own their glow. An exciting new brand to HS, it’s won us over with its gold jewellery to be worn solo or in layers, including its signature pieces, the letter necklace and zodiac constellations for a unique take on Mille’s star sign chain.

Layering the H. Samuel way

Forget alternating between your favourite necklaces. Ignore your fear of fuss and tangled chains. Pile on all those sentimental, symbolic, and borderline basic pieces with brazen nonchalance, because it seems that not one, or two, or three strands will suffice. This moment belongs to the decked-out neck—and the fun comes in curating the most unexpected, quirky-cool pairings. What we're having fun with right now? Whether you want to wear standout charms (we're into discs) or experiment with texture and size (think ‘90s-inspired T-bars), these are some smart ways to layer up your neckline.

While there are no hard-and-fast rules, it’s all about telling a story. What does your neckline say about you? Sentimental or superstitious? Dainty or daring? Classic or contemporary? To keep things simple, think in terms of three: three different lengths, three different links, three different weights. Here’s our lesson in layering, it really is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Mix and match chains - Play with texture by mixing and matching different style chains so each individual piece stands out. Pair a wider chain link necklace with your dainty pendants for the perfect contrast to your layers. Our T-bar collection is our go-to for layering-friendly style—get the look with a shorter, choker-inspired chain link for added texture.
  2. Use our disc necklace as a base – Our take on the ubiquitous coin necklace trend, our disc design makes for the perfect starting point when layering—let it be your focal point and build from there. The beauty of this chain is that it’s statement enough to be worn solo and dainty enough to be styled with other necklaces for a layered look.
  3. Layer different length chains - Length is key: layer different length chains to let each necklace have its own moment and shine. Keep it classic with layers of dainty, simple chain necklaces that still make a statement without feeling too over-the-top. A simple gold T-bar chain is easy to build upon with more necklaces—whether you want to weave in chokers, pendants, or just multiple plain chains.

An invite to Ania Haie’s ear party

Ania Haie earrings

Style Notes:

It's time to upgrade your ear stack with or without piercings. Slide on an enamel ear cuff (or three) for an on-trend pop of colour.

Want to add the perfect plus one (or two, or three) to your ear stack? For the colour coordinator inside us all, gemstones and coloured enamel is the hottest thing in ear-curating right now, and with Ania Haie leading the way with its Bright Future collection, we want them all.

Never thought about adding colour to an earring stack? Well, this season, colour is making its own statement. Think sage greens and pastel blues for the perfect way to inject some seasonal colour to your look. Thanks to Ania Haie, stacking earrings for ear party drama has never been easier, whether you have multiple piercings or want to get the look with edgy ear cuffs. From dainty studs to hoops and huggies, there's a range of tiny earrings to suit every ear design.

Get the look at H. Samuel

The pandemic – more specifically Zoom calls – has ushered in a new era of waist-up dressing that puts jewellery, especially earrings and necklaces, in the spotlight. Filled with style to make you smile, 2021’s autumn trend pieces are bound to make BFF status in your life. Here to stay well into 2022 and beyond, we wouldn’t blame you if you’re tempted to try them all, they're just so dang gorgeous. Plus, share your #HSStyle to win a £200 H. Samuel gift card. Simply, post a snap, video or reel on your Instagram or TikTok, tag us @HSamuelJeweller and make sure you use the hashtag #HSStyle. Every month we'll choose our favourite look. Good luck!