The Most Popular Jewelry Styles of 2018

The Most Popular Jewelry Styles of 2018

The Most Popular Jewelry Styles of 2018

Are you looking for the trendiest jewelry of 2018? Here's your guide to 2018 jewelry styles.

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Fashion is taking cues from the 80s and 90s this season, and jewelry styles are following suit. Take a look at some of the retro trends being revived in the latest in bling!

You may find some of these styles buried in your own jewelry box. However, the newest twists on these classics will make surely make you want to invest in a few new items.

Here are ten of the hottest jewelry styles for 2018.

1. Pinky Rings

Once only associated with gangsters, the pinky ring is making a comeback this season for both men and women. This 90s trend is hot again, with attractive feminine styles to highlight your manicure.

As Vogue says, go big or go home. The runways are showing pinky rings in striking and bold designs with large stones and eye-catching designs.

In another nod to the 80s (remember the preppy fad?), signet rings are popular now when worn on the pinky finger. You don't need a family crest or Ivy League College class ring to have fun with this latest throwback fashion.

2. Versatility

The desire from jewelry buyers to experiment with trendy jewelry while still building a collection of "responsible" pieces that can be used in a variety of different settings is greater than ever.

The hottest trend here is adjustable chains. Necklace lengths can be tricky to navigate - with the need for different lengths for every possible situation. With the ability to go from choker-length to opera-length, a single adjustable-length chain takes care of that issue. 

3. Asymmetry

This season the designers were sending their models down the runway with wildly asymmetrical earrings. It's cool now to mix and match swinging chain, chandelier or tassel variations.

Pair one earring that brushes the shoulder with a hoop as a non-conformist nod to the new wave fashions of the 80s. Or you can opt for wearing just one!

4. Anklets

Another one of the hottest jewelry styles of twenty years is making a comeback: anklets!

Dig your old ones out of your jewelry box and polish them off. Or, check out some of the new variations on this throwback favorite.

Anklets look cute with cute ankle cropped pants, a short skirt, and flats, or at the beach.

Please remove before donning tights!

5. Chandelier Earrings

Another one of the hottest jewelry styles is the chandelier earring. These are long, heavy and ornate.

Chandeliers can feel very heavy on the earlobe when the stones are real. However, costume jewelry with simulated gems can be lighter and more comfortable.

Chandeliers come in dramatic vintage styles which can make a great impact at a special evening event. You could also wear just one, to keep in the asymmetrical mode.

6. Pendants

Pendant necklaces are super popular for 2018. Large amulets or semi-precious stones embedded in solid gold or silver look amazing when they swing around your neck on long chains.

Layering these necklaces is another way to showcase your pendants. You can start with a choker with a pendant hanging right on your collarbone, then add longer and longer necklaces to reach your chest or even waist.

Pendants can evoke cultures ranging from native American to ancient Asian to Aztec. You may wish to honor your own ancestors with pendants in the style of their countries and histories.

7. Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings go in and out of style. Guess what? They are back in - way in!

If you have multiple piercings, adding hoops in increasing size in one or both ears makes a dramatic statement.

Gold or silver looks great, or even brightly colored resin models. The lower prices for resin hoops will allow you to purchase them in a rainbow of shades, with one for every outfit in your closet.

Choose a hairstyle that will show off this look. Long straight locks will bring back memories of Cher on her 1970s TV show! A natural Afro with large hoops is a fond acknowledgment of Pam Grier's foxy lady look.

Small hoops also accentuate cheekbones and eyes if you pull your hair back into a severe ponytail or bun.

More luxurious examples of hoops will embed diamonds or other precious gems within their surfaces for extra sparkle and class.

8. Cuffs

"Wonder Woman" was one of the biggest movie hits this year. Maybe that super hero's choice in jewelry has influenced the popularity of wide metal cuffs on the wrist?

Jewelry designers are showing a variety of bold styles for the bracelet. Many of these cuffs are encrusted with both precious and semi-precious stones. The wide base of metal makes a great palette for showcasing unusual gems in patterns or by themselves.

Designers are also experimenting with unusual architectures for the metals as well. Mesh, cutouts and geometric shapes are new takes on this old classic.

9. Statement Rings

The same bold approach that is feeding the thirst for dramatic hoops and pendants is creating a trend in statement rings.

Fashion houses like Chanel and Oscar De La Renta are showing cocktail rings this year in unusual colors and large sizes. Stones like amber and topaz are showcased in metals and enamel.

Again, this style can run you many thousands of dollars if you opt for real gems. However, there are also many luxurious costume jewelry retailers who are offering similarly glamorous stylings at a fraction of the cost of real stones.

With rings this big, one is enough. Don't overload the bling when one statement ring says it all.

10. Chain Link Bracelets

Another fun style from the 80s which is making a comeback is the long chains that we used to wear around our necks, feet, and arms. Chain bracelets are easy to wear and layer up.

Curb, box, Belcher, Figaro, rope, and snake are just a few of the different kind of chain links that you can find to sparkle up your wrists. Chain link bracelets look great in gold or platinum and can be worn every day or on special occasions.

11. Brooches

Resurrecting the vintage styles of antique brooches is a fun way to honor the past and the present. One of this year's hot jewelry styles is large, gem-encrusted brooches.

They don't look anything like what Grandma used to wear!

Whether you opt for a new model or bring a family heirloom out of the attic, a dramatic brooch is a great way to highlight your outfit. If you clasp it to your collar, it will draw attention to your face with its sparkle.

Jewelry Styles in 2018: Big, Bold and Fun

With a nod to the dramatic fashions of twenty years ago, this year's trends in jewelry are fun and fearless. You may want to revamp some of your older versions of favorites like the anklet or hoop earrings to bring them in line with the latest variations.

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