These young people have an affection for gemstone jewelry in a watercolor palette of the Caribbean: aqua and sea foam. Many designers have incorporated these colors into unique, handcrafted trend-worthy pieces set in karat gold or sterling silver. Also coveted are butterfly motifs – making appearances on vintage hairpins, hairclips, rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Chandelier earrings are slowly swinging out to make room for artisan-inspired, long linear styles crafted in luxe metals. Hoop earrings have strong appeal, especially larger karat-gold or sterling silver styles.
Gen Yers also love long, layered necklaces reflecting a retro ‘50s-inspired look for a romantic effect. Sterling silver jewelry is breathing new life into young wardrobes worldwide for its timeless appeal and effortless style. Designers are re-interpreting and stylizing classic looks into new modern forms. Because of the metal’s sheen, versatility, durability and affordability, sterling silver jewelry is always “new again.”
Other popular items are stackable rings, chokers, pendants and bangle bracelets – all looking gorgeous alone or paired with gemstones. Gen Yers like designer-style key chains, promise rings and charm bracelets. Personalized gifts, such as name bracelets or necklaces, are especially adored because they add a hint of self and immediate belonging to their stylish accessories. Trends may come and go, but the fact remains that this season’s selection of fashionable and affordable jewelry is nothing short of spectacular – and sure to satisfy eager young jewelry lovers.