5 Summer Jewelry Trends

By Michelle Ecker on May 8th, 2017

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5 Summer Jewelry Trends

If you’re an aspiring jewelry designer, a practical way to foresee upcoming seasonal trends is to browse popular Pinterest boards looking for patterns you could recreate in your own collections. To save you some time this spring, we checked out tons of posts made over the past few months to forecast some interesting trends we anticipate for this summer. Here’s what we spotted:

  1. Tassels- Dangling from a pair of statement earrings or a long necklace chain, tassels add a fun pop of interest, giving some curiosity and excitement to an otherwise plain piece.
  2. Thin Chains- This is a really interesting necklace look, especially when paired with a larger statement pendant. The contrast of the super-thin, almost hard to notice chain really helps the pendant pop against an outfit. The styles we’ve seen usually opt for a much longer chain, adding cool dimension to your look.
  3. Ear Cuffs- This is an appealing idea for designers who prefer a little edginess in their designs. This special type of earring actually loops up around the entire earlobe and re-fastens at the top, usually with a small fitted cuff, not through another piercing.
  4. Single Earrings- With this funky look, you would likely design more of a statement earring. Runway looks have shown models wearing just a single but very loud, bold earring on one side. To help clients visualize this unusual look, consider grabbing some fun runway shots of models flaunting the look so they can check it out for themselves.
  5. Multilayered Necklaces- This is one of those looks that seems to return in popularity every couple of years, and one that definitely seems to be making a comeback for summer ’17. Think about pairing those thin-chained pieces we mentioned earlier with a choker up top to add some cool layers to your client’s look!

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