As you soar into this new year full of ambition and resolution, make sure that you take with you some inspiration for your jewelry palette! Lux Bond & Green has some new surprises from some of favorite designers to share with you. Set this new decade off on the right foot with some on-trend and unique jewelry styles.
Chunky Chain Necklaces
For a look that mixes a little “punk” with classic Italian style, considering layering up with a statement chain necklaces. For instance, the 22” Lunaria Necklace in 18k yellow and white gold is comprised of substantial lobster-claw style links textured with Marco Bicego’s renowned hand-engraving technique which employs a tool called the “Bulino”—an instrument native to traditional Venetian gold craftsmanship. Another designer well-known for lovely Italian gold links is Gucci. This 35”, 18k gold Horsebit Necklace is no exception. Worn long or tripled up, this chain necklace is emblematic of this 2020 trend. For a rose gold variety, which looks great mixed and matched with yellow or white gold, or even sterling silver, preview the classic oval shaped Oro Link Necklace in 18k gold. This necklace is also long at 31”, and is from another Italian favorite, Roberto Coin, who hails from the city of gold—Vicenza. A little tough, a little sweet, chunky chains have always been in style. Needless to say, we’re pleased to see this trend for the new year.
The environment is on everyone’s mind for 2020, including jewelry designers! We can tell based on a trend towards natural materials as a chosen medium. For instance, IPPOLITA incorporates mother of pearl and 18k gold loops along the Polished Rock Candy Chain Necklace, as well as on multi-tiered earrings like the circle, octagon and teardrop Rock Candy Crazy 8’s. Leather makes an appearance in bracelet designs like L Klein Jewelry’sItalian Leather 3mm Double Cord Bracelet, which is clasped with an 18k gold fastener, or John Hardy’s Kali Sterling Silver Black Woven Leather Bracelet, with a creative “pebble” texture on the clasp. Natural materials make for more subdued, unisex jewelry, which is steadily becoming part of the new American normal. Luckily, it’s also quite fashionable.
As designers incorporate materials closer to nature into their work, they are also considering the impact of their work on the environment and society. Sustainability is a strong trend for 2020, whether that means paying craftspeople better wages, or ensuring that a percentage of profit is re-invested into a worthy cause. At Lux Bond & Green, we love supporting conscientious designers like Polly Wales, who takes pride in using socially responsible and ethical practices. For example, Polly Wales’ jewelers are all paid a living wage with full benefits and time off. Other jewelry designers like Mikimoto, make a commitment to the natural world. Around the turn of the century, Mikimoto turned something that is only accidental in nature, into something naturally produced in a controlled environment: pearls. Instead of ransacking the ocean and eliminating non-pearl-producing oysters while on the hunt for “accidents,” Mikimoto invented a sustainable way to produce pearl jewelry. This gorgeous pendant of a Golden South Sea Pearl, or this classy Double-Strand Cultured Pearl Necklace, meet the strong demand for fine pearl jewelry without pillaging ocean floors. Gumuchianis another designer that Lux Bond & Green appreciates for their work in supporting important, non-profit honeybee research. For instance, when purchasing this 18k gold Honeybee Pendant or HoneyComb Diamond Bracelet, you would also be funding honeybee colonies! Amazing. Make 2020 the year that you contribute to the world. It’s easilydone with ethical jewelry designers like these!
Hoops are big for 2020. And we’re not just talking skinny hoops here. We mean layered, enormous, shoulder-brushing ones—at least that what’s been showing up on the runway lately! For the lay-person’s lobes, Lux Bond & Green has some options that should evoke high fashion while being slightly more practical. Have as much fun as the models on the runway with creative designs like the Continuance Drop Earrings in 18k gold with pave diamonds, from David Yurman. Like hoops that have been twisted and melted into something beautiful, these earrings take on the ultimate playfulness of this 2020 trend.
Long and sexy and in a Y shape that typically lands well below the neckline, lariat necklaces are absolutely “in” for 2020. Lux Bond & Green has a few stand-out numbers from Platinum Born, which are sleek and indulgent, as this metal type is especially brilliant. The Starspun Triple Chain Necklace, with two long dangling tassels, or this Magnetic Flexible Chain, which at 27.5”, can be worn at lariat-length or wrapped up as a choker or bracelet, are two delicate varieties. For more “bling,” turn to the Victoria Diamond Lariat by Barbela Design, which features two triangle shaped drops on a 14k gold chain, one with pave diamonds. Lariat necklaces look as nice with an evening dress as with a soft and simple heather-grey tee. For Spring 2020, body jewelry is also on-trend, and you can embrace this trend by donning the Marco BicegoAfrica Gemstone Lariat Necklace over a flowy cover-up. Enjoy your escape by the sea while adorned by candy-colored gemstones, secured with an 18k gold pave clasp.
The last decade, if nothing else, has proven that we should expect the unexpected. So why not embody that raison d’etre and make sure that you have some baubles that make you feel happy and carefree? Browse Lux Bond & Green’s fantastic 2020 collections to help you turn the page, and set your sights on a bright new year. Shop designer jewelry online or come visit us at a brick-and-mortar store, for inspiration and so much more.