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The Ultimate Guide to 2020's Jewelry Trends

Jan 24 2020 - 7:35am

For 2020, there is a trail of both history [1] and nature that runs through nearly all of the jewelry trends [2] we love most, working their way through material, shape, and sentiment alike. Most literally, organic shapes and natural hard stones are gaining strength, showing up in jewelry of all shapes, sizes, and forms. Running parallel are trends that were first conceptualized centuries ago, bringing new life to gypsy and signet rings alike. And, what's more, the jewelry-lovers in us all have been seeking symbols of strength when it comes to choices of metal cuff bracelets, chunky chain-link necklaces, and more.

This year is, of course, the start of a whole new decade, and with that comes a new responsibility to set the tone for the coming years. We, for one, are very excited for all that is to come. Ahead, find the 12 trends that are kicking off the decade with full force . . . and all the pieces we can't wait to shop now.

Gypsy Rings

First popularized during the Victorian era, there's a new air of modernity to gypsy rings thanks to the likes of jewelry designers like Brent Neale, who created a slightly chunkier version of the vintage favorite. Gypsy rings are made of either a single or trio of stones that are set low, nearly flush, with the ring's band. Fun fact? The name came from women who traveled through the countryside in the early 19th century, thinking that this particular setting would make it harder for gypsies they encountered along the way to steal the stones from their rings.

Brent Neale Emerald and Sapphire Gypsy Ring

Brent Neale Emerald and Sapphire Gypsy Ring [3] (Price upon request)

Etsy Vintage Sterling Silver Gypsy Ring

Etsy Vintage Sterling Silver Gypsy Ring [4] ($95)

Antique Gypsy Ring, Gold, Sapphire, and Pearl

Antique Gypsy Ring, Gold, Sapphire, and Pearl [5] ($750)

Urban Outfitters Haven Hammered Ring Set

Urban Outfitters Haven Hammered Ring Set [6] ($22)

Kendra Scott Leah Mood Ring

Kendra Scott Leah Mood Ring [7] ($75)

Lapis Lazuli

Hard stones like lapis have been slowly coming to the forefront of the jewelry world again, which is in keeping with our shift toward more organic shapes and materials. While a cut gemstone might very well come from the same earth, there's something boldly unique about the naturally occurring patterns that are found within a hard stone like this one. What's more, from rings to earrings to pendants and more, the richly opaque stone's lower price point than a more light-catching gem.

By Pariah Lapis Lazuli Eye Stacking Ring

By Pariah Lapis Lazuli Eye Stacking Ring [8] ($475)

Fred Leighton Collection 18k White Gold, Lapis Lazuli, and Diamond Earrings

Fred Leighton Collection 18k White Gold, Lapis Lazuli, and Diamond Earrings [9] ($2900)

Latelita Pia Lapis Lazuli Spike Stud Earrings

Latelita Pia Lapis Lazuli Spike Stud Earrings [10] ($47)

Mango Semiprecious Stone Ring

Mango Semiprecious Stone Ring [11] ($13)

Retrouvaí Signature Compass Pendant

Retrouvaí Signature Compass Pendant [12] ($1980)

Bold Florals

Even as we air on the side of the timeless and classic when it comes to our jewelry as of late, there's still one ultrafeminine trend that stands out as much bolder than the rest. For 2020, it's all about flower earrings; whether large or small, neutral or brightly colored. The world is your oyster when it comes to this one, as we love everything from a bright red flower stud to an oversize stone drop earring peppered with jewels.

Brent Neale Double Wildflower Drop Earrings

Brent Neale Double Wildflower Drop Earrings [13] ($4980)

J.Crew Acetate Flower Stud Earrings

J.Crew Acetate Flower Stud Earrings [14] ($30)

Jennifer Behr Maddie Triple Flower Earrings

Jennifer Behr Maddie Triple Flower Earrings [15] ($225)

Roxanne Assoulin Flower Power Set of Stud Earrings

Roxanne Assoulin Flower Power Set of Stud Earrings [16] ($75)

Shashi Bloom Hoops

Shashi Bloom Hoops [17] ($38)

Wonder Woman Cuffs

There's a reason Wonder Woman Gal Godot was styled with a set of Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Bone Cuffs in this winter's trailer for the superhero's upcoming film. It is, of course, to remind us all of the strength a little armor can lend from time to time. This year, we're channeling our inner badass and reaching for a range of metal cuffs — from more dainty stone-clad gold styles to truly eye-catching sterling classics like those of Wonder Woman herself.

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Small Bone Cuff

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Small Bone Cuff [18] ($995)

Giles and Brother Cortina Cuff Bracelet

Giles and Brother Cortina Cuff Bracelet [19] ($95)

& Other Stories Open Frame Layered Cuff Bracelet

& Other Stories Open Frame Layered Cuff Bracelet [20] ($39)

Jane Taylor Cirque Slim Oval Hinged Cuff With Pink Tourmaline

Jane Taylor Cirque Slim Oval Hinged Cuff With Pink Tourmaline [21] ($4620)

Kate Spade Loves Me Knot Cuff Bangle

Kate Spade Loves Me Knot Cuff Bangle [22] ($69)

Head-Turning Hoops

We love the classic-with-a-twist vibe of a great pair of chunky hoops. While slightly oversize, this trend doesn't have to be so bold as to graze the tops of your shoulders. The power in these rounded earrings, though, is in their large tube-like style. There's something so simple about a pair of hoops — the earring trend that has come back in one form or another nearly every generation — but to choose a pair in 2020 that feels like it carries a bit more weight is definitely the way to go for the coming year.

Jennifer Fisher Baby Samira Hoops

Jennifer Fisher Baby Samira Hoops [23] ($350)

Argento Vivo Large Chunky Hoop Earrings

Argento Vivo Large Chunky Hoop Earrings [24] ($128)

Madewell Chunky Oversize Hoop Earrings

Madewell Chunky Oversize Hoop Earrings [25] ($28)

Sibilia Tube Hoop Earrings

Sibilia Tube Hoop Earrings [26] ($88)

Sophie Buhai Everyday Large Sterling-Silver Hoop Earrings

Sophie Buhai Everyday Large Sterling-Silver Hoop Earrings [27] ($320)

Organic Shapes

While jewelry itself is always a true work of art, this year's skew toward more organic shapes and silhouettes allows us to see the hand that designed now more than ever. The trend is overarching, from stones inset with diamonds to cuffs that look as if the metal were twisted around your wrist like a ribbon; asymmetric pairings and uneven surfaces alike. This year, move beyond the hard and geometric and consider a more natural shape instead.

Sara Robertsson Serpentine Earrings

Sara Robertsson Serpentine Earrings [28] ($377)

CVC Stones El Chichon 18k Gold, Stone, and Diamond Ring

CVC Stones El Chichon 18k Gold, Stone, and Diamond Ring [29] ($2880)

J.Crew Organic Shaped Cuff

J.Crew Organic Shaped Cuff [30] ($35)

Madewell Hammered Disc Statement Earrings

Madewell Hammered Disc Statement Earrings [31] ($32)

Civetta Los Angeles Watermelon Tourmaline Necklace

Civetta Los Angeles Watermelon Tourmaline Necklace [32] ($160)

& Other Stories Organic Oval Hoop Earrings

& Other Stories Organic Oval Hoop Earrings [33] ($29)

Chunky Links

Chunky links are a trend that spans generations, stylistic preferences, and, yes, overall vibes. In gold, silver, acrylic, and more, it's a linked look that is somehow simultaneously inspired by a motorcycle gang and reminiscent of our grandmothers' jewelry collections alike. For 2020, however, we're leaning slightly toward the latter, choosing statement necklaces and bracelets in warmer tones of gold and resin, leaving colder silvers for another day.

Jules Smith in Chains Necklace

Jules Smith in Chains Necklace [34] ($70)

Kenneth Jay Lane Link Toggle Bracelet

Kenneth Jay Lane Link Toggle Bracelet [35] ($100)

Marni Resin Necklace

Marni Resin Necklace [36] ($550)

Lizzie Fortunato Porto Chain Bracelet

Lizzie Fortunato Porto Chain Bracelet [37] ($195)

Zara Linked Bracelet

Zara Linked Bracelet [38] ($18)

Asymmetrical Designs

This year, we're continuing our interpretation of the organic with mismatched pairs and asymmetrical designs that feel more unique than a cookie-cutter shape. In addition to stocking up on rings and bracelets that give off an artistically crafted vibe, one of our favorite ways to rock this trend is with a mismatched pair of earrings. Designers have embraced asymmetry this season by producing sets that mix it up for you, but we also love the idea of a DIY [39] by playing around with a swap of old favorites that already fill your jewelry box.

Charlotte Chesnais Blaue 18k Gold-Plated Ring

Charlotte Chesnais Blaue 18k Gold-Plated Ring [40] ($695)

Club Monaco Asymmetric Knot Earring

Club Monaco Asymmetric Knot Earring [41] ($40)

Mango Crystals Ear Cuff

Mango Crystals Ear Cuff [42] ($26)

Sapir Bachar Sun Asymmetric Earrings

Sapir Bachar Sun Asymmetric Earrings [43] ($278)

Nadia Shelbaya 105 Daburo Pearl & 18kt Gold Cuff

Nadia Shelbaya 105 Daburo Pearl & 18kt Gold Cuff [44] ($1325)

Signet Rings

There's something about a signet ring that makes us feel really fancy, simple as the design might be at its core. Perhaps it's the bauble's deep-rooted royal history; or maybe it's that inner badass who can't help but think only of the mobster pinky ring look. No matter which way you slice it, we're very into the style. This season, we're stacking them up with no limit in sight, and highly suggest that you do, too.

EF Collection 14k Diamond Baguette Signet Ring

EF Collection 14k Diamond Baguette Signet Ring [45] ($695)

Jessica Biales Classic Stripe Signet Ring

Jessica Biales Classic Stripe Signet Ring [46] ($2200)

Shashi Signet Ring

Shashi Signet Ring [47] ($25)

Kris Nations Enamel Heart Signet Ring

Kris Nations Enamel Heart Signet Ring [48] ($60)

Seol + Gold Mother of Pearl Signet Ring

Seol + Gold Mother of Pearl Signet Ring [49] ($61)

Classic Pearls

There is little quite as ladylike as a pair of pearls. Once counted as even more rare than diamonds, pearls took a little bit of a dive once cultured versions were introduced into the natural market. Today, they're coming back around as we crave a more timeless look, born on the backs of diamond ear climbers, strung on hoop earrings, and even sized in a line atop of a whisper-thin ring.

Saskia Diez + Net Sustain Drop Gold Pearl Ring

Saskia Diez + Net Sustain Drop Gold Pearl Ring [50] ($220)

Mango x Leandra Pearl Detail Earrings

Mango x Leandra Pearl Detail Earrings [51] ($26)

H&M Hoop Earrings

H&M Hoop Earrings [52] ($6)

Jemma Wynne Prive White Pearl Earclimbers

Jemma Wynne Prive White Pearl Earclimbers [53] ($2940)

Shashi Mona Ring

Shashi Mona Ring [54] ($38)

Tennis Bracelets

The tennis bracelet was named as such when US Open player Chris Everett's thin diamond bracelet broke free from her wrist during a match and play was put on pause while she searched for the missing jewels. As such, this line bracelet was instantly granted space in everyday wear, feeling sportier than a more intricate alternative. For 2020, stack one or more onto your most elevated and sparkly arm party to date — and we will certainly be in attendance.

Adina’s Jewels Bezel Tennis Bracelet

Adina's Jewels Bezel Tennis Bracelet [55] ($78)

CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium Plated Round CZ Tennis Bracelet

CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Rhodium Plated Round CZ Tennis Bracelet [56] ($45)

Diamonart Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Tennis Bracelet

Diamonart Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Tennis Bracelet [57] ($90)

Stone and Strang 14k Gold Diamond Bracelet

Stone and Strang 14k Gold Diamond Bracelet [58] ($1950)

Suzanne Kalan 18k White Gold Diamond Bracelet

Suzanne Kalan 18k White Gold Diamond Bracelet [59] ($17000)

Bright Color

Though many of the 2020 trends are made of classic gold or silver, color is certainly having a moment as far as statement pieces go. This year, we're placing no restrictions on how to add a little pep to your step, reaching for everything from multicolored gemstones to enamel beads, brightly toned hard stones, and acrylic styles alike.

Bea Bongiasca Asymmetrical Red-Enamel Blue Topaz Vine Drop Hoops

Bea Bongiasca Asymmetrical Red-Enamel Blue Topaz Vine Drop Hoops [60] ($920)

Baublebar Twist Mini Alidia Ring

Baublebar Twist Mini Alidia Ring [61] ($44)

Roxanne Assoulin Rainbow Brite Bracelet

Roxanne Assoulin Rainbow Brite Bracelet [62] ($75 each)

Fernando Jorge Surrounding 18k Rose-Gold, Diamond, & Lapis Ring

Fernando Jorge Surrounding 18k Rose-Gold, Diamond, & Lapis Ring [63] ($5110)

Nadri Astor Double Hoop Earrings

Nadri Astor Double Hoop Earrings [64] ($58)


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