The SS19 jewellery trends you’ll want to try
Spring has sprung and what better time to try something new? The spring/summer season is a big focus for the fashion industry, with the warmer weather and lighter days giving everybody a reason to dress up and get out and about more often. And, while you might’ve already started building your summer-ready wardrobe for 2019, you’ll also need to be thinking about the accessories that will take your outfits to the next level.
This season’s catwalks aren’t for the faint-hearted, with accessories bigger and better than ever, so get ready to make a statement with any of these trends.
From Dior’s enlarged sunglasses to Givenchy’s exaggerated earrings, oversized was the order of the day for the SS19 catwalks, showing that less isn’t always more. Using your jewellery to make a statement can seem daunting, but choosing more versatile pieces can mean they extend that of the trend period.
If you’re looking to make an investment with your jewellery, watches will satisfy this season’s trends. The great thing about watches is that they can be worn whenever, with whatever. So, when you invest in a watch, you don’t have to worry about it going out of fashion quickly, meaning you can take the plunge and buy a quality luxury watch. Top brands including Rolex, Tag Heuer and Omega all have impressive collections of watch styles to pick from, from those with chunky straps to large faces to satisfy a multitude of preferences, so you won’t be short of choice when shopping for high-end pieces.
If you’re looking to make the most of the oversized trend this year, consider bringing other jewellery into the mix. This could be anything from rings to necklaces and bangles. As a general rule, we’d advise sticking to one or two oversized pieces to make sure you don’t overdo it.
Invest in super sparkly pieces
Jewellery shouldn’t be subtle in any sense this season, and the number and size of gemstones isn’t any different. For this spring/summer, be on the lookout for pieces that are going to easily reflect the sun and glisten in the sunshine.
Whether you take inspiration from Givenchy’s chandelier-style earrings or Miu Miu’s rhinestone-laden necklaces, you’re going to want to go for a piece with plenty of gemstones. Sparkle never goes out of fashion, so if you’re looking to make an investment with shimmering pieces, stunning diamond jewellery could be the perfect option for you. Each diamond mined is unique due to the way it is formed within the Earth, having slightly different shades of colour and the number of inclusions and ‘nature’s fingerprints’ within each diamond. Skilled diamond cutters cut the diamonds expertly, cutting each diamond to their best advantage. We recommend going for brilliant cuts as these have numerous facets that will provide the maximum light return: round, oval, marquise and pear are all good cuts to deliver exceptional brilliance.
Select unique shapes
It’s the season to get inventive, and what better way than putting away your minimalist pieces and opting for uniquely shaped treasures? The catwalks presented us with a range of fun shapes to play around with, so looking out for extraordinary pieces that will ensure you’re the centre of attention is the aim of the game. If you’re a newbie to accessorising, starting small with a statement diamond brooch is an easy way to build confidence before you move onto standout pendants and chains.
This SS19 jewellery trend shows no bounds, meaning there isn’t a right or wrong way to do this, and there are certainly no shapes that are better than the others. But, for a super on-trend aesthetic, we would recommend looking for multi-faceted jewels that can benefit from maximum light return (which means your pieces will look super luxurious and sparkly!). So, don’t be afraid of branching out with sun shapes, crescent moons and other fancy styles à la Rodarte.
Shopping for vintage jewellery can help you find a unique shape that was previously in fashion, and is now ready for its revival — and as nobody else is likely to have it, you can make even more of a statement this season!
Introduce unusual stones
Diamonds are the height of luxury, but with SS19 jewellery trends focussing on experimentation, it’s time to turn away from your trusty classic gems and look to other interesting and unusual stones.
Blue gemstones were big on the catwalks this season and seamlessly slot in with the marine trend that’s bringing seashell jewellery back to fruition, meaning you can tick two jewellery trend boxes at once! Similarly, rawer, more natural stones were a prime focus in statement pieces for many fashion houses, including Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli, so think alluring jades and aquamarines that you don’t typically see in accessories. If you want to get even more inventive with this, opting for lovely pink topaz dreamy amethyst and gleaming amber is sure to get you noticed this season.
Pre-owned jewellery is ideal for digging out a super unique and special piece, and as many of these are available in fantastic condition — nobody will even know the difference!
Here at Ramsdens, we have extensive ranges of new, pre-owned and vintage jewellery, so you’re sure to find something to fit in with the SS19 jewellery trends with us. If you have any questions about our jewellery, please don’t hesitate to contact us or come and visit your local branch.