NYC Jewelry Week 2019 has come to an end. This week was all about the rich history of the Big Apple’s jewelry houses. From the big names, to small family-owned businesses. It’s the event of the year for culture enthousiasts and jewelry lovers. Check out the biggest jewelry trends and the hottest brands of town.
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NYC Jewelry Week
More than 10,000 art and culture fanatics visited NYC Jewelry Week during the past days. The educational and innovative programming, full of panel talks, jaw-dropping exhibitions and groundbreaking lectures, was just a tip of the iceberg. We can say that this sophomore year has been packed full of great opportunities for jewelry-savvy fashion victims.
We’ve listed this year’s most popular jewelry brands to watch, together with the biggest jewelry trends for 2020.
Popular jewelry brands
New and upcoming jewelry brands become more and more popular. While big jewelry houses (Cartier, Tiffany & Co.) still dominate the jewelry industry, smaller brands are getting a bigger part of the pie as well. Discover which brands to watch in 2020.
1. WALD Berlin
WALD Berlin is a romantic, German jewelry brand. Stylist Dana Roski and model Joyce Binneboese started the brand back in 2012 in Mitte, Berlin. When re-opening their online concept stores some years later, WALD soon became the “jewelry brand to know”. And we can confirm it still is. Both owners travel the world and get their inspiration from a variety of cultures and nature, resulting in diverse and romantic collections.
Shashi makes you instantly go back to your last year’s summer holiday. The exotic colors and bright designs simply breathe summer.
3. Bottega Veneta
As soon as Daniel Lee became in charge of Bottega Veneta, the “new Bottega” was born. He creates collections like no other, including envying jewelry.
4. Brinker & Eliza
Founded by mother and daughter, Brinker & Eliza consists of handmade jewelry from Connecticut. Most of the jewelry pieces contain nautical references.
5. J. Hannah
Looking for timeless pieces? Then you’re at the right address at J. Hannah’s. Refined jewelry with a timeless and effortless aesthetic is what you get.
Biggest jewelry trends
With the closing of NYC Jewelry Week, we summarize some of the biggest jewelry trends we’ve seen.
1. Natural elements
Loren Stewart isn’t afraid of a little gemstone. Where we used to collect these stones in our youth, we regret we haven’t kept them, since they would be perfectly suited as raw material for your next jewelry making workshop. Oh well, it’s not that bad to shop them either.
2. Big hoops
Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia understands how to bring back a ’90s/’00s trend. We all remember Cady Heron’s heart shaped hoops from Mean Girls. Demna recreated them, but – of course – in a bolder way. Check them out here.
3. Over the top chokers
Chokers have dominated the jewelry trends for a couple of years now. Whether you like them or not, their presence is undeniable. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana refer to ancient decades with this bold exemplar, part of their latest collection.
4. Long necklaces
This Rosantica necklace is the embodiment of the long necklace trend. Where chokers were the norm for many seasons (and stil are), a part of their popularity moves to the long necklace. While not very practical when having long hair, wearing a cross body bag or, for example, breast feeding a baby, it is the new it-item of the season.
5. Hair jewelry
Head bands, move over. This Versace piece is the new eye-catcher of the season. Where many influencers wear velvet hair bands, we predict golden “hair jewelry” will become the new norm.
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