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What Online Jewelry Influencers Expect in 2019

Rapaport asks four style experts to pick their top trends for this year

Feb 27, 2019 4:36 AM   By Sonia Esther Soltani
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Becky Stone, Diamonds in the Library founder and CEO:

Modern jewelry lovers want to put their money toward pieces they can connect with, that make a statement about who they truly are. Charms offer that personal connection like nothing else, and that’s why charms — from medallions and monograms to vintage and newly minted figurals — will reign supreme in 2019. In the past few years, designers have realized the potential of this market and have created a range of charm holders and chains so that styling possibilities for charms have skyrocketed. Eye-catching designs and carefully curated layers make charms Instagram catnip, while symbols of significance offer the wearer comfort and strength on difficult days.

Claudia Carletti Camponeschi, High Jewellery Dream founder and manager:

In 2019, it will be very interesting to observe how sales of synthetic diamonds will develop. In a time when clients look to make a statement through jewelry, synthetic diamonds could prove an interesting choice for significant creations at equally significant lower price points.

The brooch is definitely making a strong comeback and will be a fashionable touch to every outfit, from day to night. Another trend is architectural earrings, which can be combined by using different shapes and sizes to dress the ear from the lobe and up. This adds great light to the face and a certain note of contemporary glamour. Finally, necklace layering, through the combination of different materials, lengths and textures, will remain popular. From the shortest chokers to extra-long chains, they will embellish and dress up deep V-neck décolletés in a sexy way.

Tracey Ellison, TheDiamondsGirl founder:

I’m always reluctant to talk about trends when it comes to diamonds, as I firmly believe it is impossible for a diamond to date — they are timeless, and their beauty never fades! That being said, there are styles and pieces enjoying a surge in popularity that I believe will continue throughout 2019.

Smaller diamonds: Heartbreaking for someone like me, who adores large diamonds, but more and more, I hear my followers complain that they don’t have occasion to wear the larger pieces, and they want more wearable pieces that can be worn daily.

Layering: The trend for layering is stronger than ever, so while people are buying smaller diamonds, they are buying more pieces than ever before and wearing multiple necklaces, rings and bracelets simultaneously.

Multi-functional pieces: Everyone loves a piece that can be worn in multiple ways, and today jewelry items can be easily transformed by the wearer. I am seeing lots of beautiful diamond necklaces with detachable diamond pendants, or earrings with detachable drops, that can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion.

Katerina Perez, founder and editor in chief:

In my mind, two of the biggest jewelry trends for 2019 will be abundance of color in jewelry, and unusual diamond cuts. We will see more and more brightly-hued gemstones coming to the fore in designs — not just those created for special occasions, but everyday jewelry, too. Colored stones are more accessible in terms of price and are more casual than diamonds. Considering that every year, more women wear jewelry as a part of their outfits (thanks to jewelry being seen pretty much on every fashion catwalk season after season), it sets the tone for the colored-stone trend.

This article first appeared in the February 2019 issue of Rapaport Magazine.

Image: Charms from Love & Luck by Circa 1700. (Love & Luck by Circa 1700)
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