JCK — My 5 Biggest Jewelry Trends From 2017
December 27, 2017 by BRITTANY SIMINITZ
Another year gone, another look at the biggest aesthetic currents of the year. While the styles referred to on this list aren’t really new, that’s what makes them so great—they’ve proven strong enough to stand the test of time, showing up on trends lists for a good number of years.
But each of these styles, from the not-so-humble pearl to the alternate take on engagement rings, keeps growing in ways that are both unexpected and exciting. For this is an industry that never fails to keep creating, innovating, and celebrating the beauty of gemstones and design, and that is the best part.
Pearls Done Differently
Little h Luxe collection pearl earrings | JCK On Your Market
Luxe collection earrings in 14k white gold with blue baroque akoya and white South Sea pearls and 1.5 cts. t.w. blue diamonds, $4,050; Little h
Read My Kind of Pearl: Geodes by Designer Hisano Shepherd
A classic strand of pearls, or a pair of stud earrings, is a staple of any retail store and perhaps even jewelry box, but pearls are so much more than just the prim-and-proper necessity these days. From the irresistible designs of Little h‘s Hisano Shepherd to the luxurious, red carpet–ready styles encrusted in diamonds, pearls were a big topic of interest this year—and will continue to be as the years pass.
Doryn Wallach Signature collection pearl necklace | JCK On Your Market
Signature collection necklace in 18k yellow gold with black marbled agate, South Sea pearl, and 0.8 ct. t.w. diamonds, $11,870; Doryn Wallach
Read 13 Pearls for the New Year
Erica Courtney Perola batoque pearl ring | JCK On Your Market
Perola ring in platinum with baroque pearl, 0.69 ct. t.w. Paraiba tourmaline, and 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds, $24,000; Erica Courtney
Read Clever Pearls
Beverley K morganite engagement ring | JCK On Your Market
Halo ring in 14k rose gold with 1.18 ct. morganite and 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,485; Beverley K
Read JCK Las Vegas 2017 Trend: Pink Engagement Rings
Call it what you want—alternative, nontraditional, or simply, different—a departure from the classic diamond engagement ring was strong in 2017, and I imagine, will only continue to strengthen. Artisan styles and colored gemstones, natural diamonds and pretty-in-pink: There’s a pretty wide range of what’s considered suitable for an engagement ring these days. It’s rather exciting, I think!
Audrius Krulis Breakwater engagement set | JCK On Your Market
Breakwater engagement set in 18k rose gold and yellow gold with 0.95 ct. rough-cut diamond center and 0.18 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,400–$2,600; Audrius Krulis
Read Get This: The Bridal Collection From Audrius Krulis
Leibish and Co. fancy pink diamond engagement ring | JCK On Your Market
Three-stone ring in 18k white and rose gold with 0.55 ct. t.w. Argyle fancy pink diamonds and 0.31 ct. t.w. round brilliant diamonds, $29,950; Leibish & Co.
Read Pink Diamond Paradise
Abby Sparks Molly engagement ring | JCK On Your Market
Molly engagement ring in palladium with 0.75 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,500; Abby Sparks
Read 9 Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas From Abby Sparks
Evocateur Palm Desert necklace | JCK On Your Market
Palm Desert necklace in 22k gold leaf, $298; Évocateur
Read Rihanna Just Made Bold Florals Even Cooler
An ever-present icon, flowers are always in favor, but 2017 saw them brighter and bigger than ever. It was Rihanna’s 2017 Met Gala ensemble—a fluttering, superfluous creation by Comme des Garçons—that remains the most memorable iteration of floral this year, and I appreciate blooming jewelry even more because of it.
Andreoli cascading flower earrings | JCK On Your Market
Cascading flower earrings in titanium and 18k white gold with 23.45 cts. t.w. pink and yellow sapphires and 5.51 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Andreoli
Read Stop and Smell the Flowers
Pasquale Bruni Giardini Segreti collar necklace | JCK On Your Market
Giardini Segreti Haute Couture collection collar necklace with amethyst and diamonds, price on request; Pasquale Bruni
Read Blooming Beauties
Rock and Gems Pea Pod opal ring | JCK On Your Market
Pea Pod ring in 18k rose gold with 3.3 cts. t.w. opal and 1.59 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,300; Rock & Gems Jewelry
Read The Everlasting Appeal of Opal
Okay, the presence of opal does not a trend make. But it’s a common thread year after year, and it just keeps getting better. No stone has come along—yet—that I find myself writing about (and coveting) more.
Omi Prive opal rings | JCK On Your Market
Assorted opal and gemstone rings; Omi Privé
Read The Remarkable Opals of JCK Las Vegas 2017
Oscar Heyman opal and diamond ring | JCK On Your Market
Ring in platinum with 8.1. ct. black opal and 1.53 cts. t.w. diamonds, $45,000; Oscar Heyman
Read Opal Season
All About Earrings
Yoko London Calypso drop earrings | JCK On Your Market
Calypso earrings in 18k rose gold with 12 mm–13 mm South Sea pearls, 3.07 cts. t.w. pink, yellow, and blue sapphires, and 2.35 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Yoko London
Read Walk the Line: Tiered Drop Earrings
Earrings were big this year—and I don’t just mean in popularity. Sizeable drops, generously circumferenced hoops, and long, shoulder-dusting lines of gems were everywhere from red carpet to retail. Like everything else on this list, I think these styles will still be going strong into the new year.
Nina Nguyen Adorn hoop earrings | JCK On Your Market
Adorn earring charms in 14k yellow gold with champagne diamonds, $500 (hoops sold separately, $150); Nina Nguyen
Read The Very Charming Hoop Earring
Jane Taylor multicolor earring jackets | JCK On Your Market
Earring jackets in 14k rose gold with pearls, yellow beryl, citrines, pink tourmaline, red garnets, and 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,575; Jane Taylor Jewelry
Read Chandelier Earrings
Jacquie Aiche double pyramid hoop earrings | JCK On Your Market
Double Pyramid hoop earrings in rose gold with pink tourmaline, $4,500; Jacquie Aiche
Read And Yet Even More Hoop Earrings
Sutra sapphire earrings | JCK On Your Market
Earrings in 18k black gold with 22 cts. t.w. tanzanite, 13 cts. t.w. sapphire, and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $15,000; Sutra (also at top)