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Jewellery Trend Forecast for AW19 and SS20

Jewellery Trend Forecast for AW19 and SS20

Give your jewellery box a makeover for AW19 with our take on the biggest Fashion Week jewellery trends. Plus, we’ve got a sneak peek to help you prep for SS20.

24 February 2020 H.Samuel - Editor

Autumn/Winter 2019 Jewellery Trends

Jewellery doesn’t just add to an outfit, it makes an outfit come to life. If you are already prepping your AW19 wardrobe, now’s the time to consider the all-important on-trend accessories. From statement earrings to colourful watches, the season’s biggest jewellery trends are all about doing things your way.

Cool and Quirky Pearls

Forget your grandmother’s pearls because this new generation of ocean jewels is nothing but contemporary. The AW19 catwalks were awash with pearls across earrings, necklaces and bracelets, with the connection being the way they were used to add red carpet-worthy glamour. Update your evening jewels with pearl hoop earrings, thread-through earrings and pearl rings with sparkling diamond or crystal accents.

Hoop Earrings and Huggies

Earrings have taken on a life of their own for AW19 with hoops, huggies, ear climbers and ear jacket styles worn in myriad ways. Small diamond hoop earrings or crystal huggies look fantastic in second, third and fourth piercings snaking up the ear. When it comes to classic hoops, the rule for AW19 is the bigger the better! Try clashing sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold hoops or combining traditional creole designs with modern diamond cut styles.

Chokers and Chains

There was something about chains at every single AW19 Fashion Week, from New York to Milan. Whether you choose silver or gold, chunky or sleek, the chain jewellery trend is tough yet timeless, especially when worn with sharp tailoring. We are big fans of the belcher chain, especially when paired with slimline chokers. Think of it this way… chokers and chains are the perfectly complementary yin and yang of AW19!

Matchy-Matchy Jewellery Sets

Once reserved for royalty, matching jewellery sets (sometimes known more formally as suites or parures) were revived on the AW19 catwalks. Think perfect pairs of earrings and matching necklaces that give a polished finishing touch to any outfit. Traditionally atiara or diadem was a common feature of a parure, but you may want to leave this addition in a Jane Austen novel.

Watches Dive In

The partnership of blue dials and rose gold watch cases has been a big hit of 2019 and the trend looks set to continue into the winter months. This Guess Ladies' Rose Gold Tone & Blue Silicone Strap Watch is high on our wish list, but you can find a spectrum of sky-blue hues at Sekonda, Seiko, Bulova, Rotary and others. If blue isn’t your colour, then turn to deep forest green, which has been a surprise hit among watch aficionados since the summer of 2019.

Winter 2019 Bridal Jewellery Trend Alert

If you are secretly hoping for a marriage proposal or are planning the ideal way to pop the question this Christmas, you need to get clued up on fancy cut diamonds. Our diamond jewellery and bridal jewellery buyers have seen a surge in vintage-inspired engagement rings, including incredible multi-stone options with baguette-cut diamond accents. Take a look at this Emmy London 18ct White Gold Diamond Solitaire Ring or this Emmy London 18ct White Gold and Morganite Ring for inspo.

As well as cushion, marquise and emerald-cut diamonds, the feminine pear-shaped diamond is enjoying its moment in the spotlight. Place this next to a striking fancy cut diamond wedding band and you’ll have an on-trend pair others will lust after.

A Look Ahead: Spring/Summer 2020 Jewellery Trends

We don’t have a crystal ball, but if we had to predict what will be hot in SS20 then this is it. Now’s the perfect time to get yourself ahead of the pack.

Fierce Minimalism

The vibe for SS20 is all about classic pieces worn to abundant excess. The trick is to choose necklaces, pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings that come alive when stacked and combined in new ways. Yellow gold and white gold chains can be confidently carried over from AW19, but classic lockets and gemstone pendants make ideal building blocks too. Don’t be afraid to clash precious metals, colours and styles to create a canvas of jewels that is all your own. You can even add beads and charms to your existing pendants to give them a new look.

Layers of Yellow Gold

Has there ever been a better combo than sunshine and luscious layers of yellow gold? If spring is a celebration of new life, you’ll want to breathe new life into your jewellery box with yellow gold and yellow gold-plated jewellery. We love all things Ania Haie right now, especially the Ania Haie 14ct Yellow Gold Plated Modern Hoop Earrings and the perfectly stackable Ania Haie 14ct Yellow Gold Plated Orbit Ball Necklace.

Quirky and Kitsch Gifting

Jewellery will be full of personality in SS20 thanks to a whole host of eccentric jewellery pieces that show a little bit of who we are and what we love. Think a Harry Potter Time Turner Necklace for the hard-worker or an Emmy London Silver and Diamond Baby Shoe for the new mum. Kitsch charms, birthstone pendants, and personalised jewellery will be like wearing the most memorable moments of your life in 2020.

Buy your jewellery collection wisely in AW19 and SS20 and you won’t just have the on-trend essentials, you’ll have pieces that will inspire your wardrobe for years to come. After all, with jewellery it’s all about the confident way you make it your own