This post was sponsored by JCK as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I can be a sort of jewelry hoarder. (If you are like me, I recommend that you get your jewelry organization under control really quick or you will never be able to find anything!) I love following the trends across the board (clothing, shoes, jewelry – everything) and loved catching up on what was presented at the JCK Jewelry Trade Show. If you aren’t familiar, the JCK Trade Show is held in Las Vegas and North America’s most comprehensive and innovative jewelry destination. Basically, this is where jewelry trends are born!
2016 Jewelry Trends
I didn’t make it to the actual show this year, being preggo and all, but you can easily follow along every year right from the JCK Jewelry Trade Show website, here. Now, here are some of my favorite trends that should be on everyone’s radar when updating their jewelry wardrobe!
Exotics are really fun pieces to add to your wardrobe that make you look like a globe trotter, even if you have never left the country. This year’s trend is to add warm yellow golds and mix them with brilliant gemstones found in all colors of the rainbow. You can obviously get these at insane price points or buy costume pieces and still be right on trend. What exactly makes a piece of jewelry an exotic? Very intricate designs that channel places and animals from exotic countries. They are fun pieces to wear that definitely catch people’s attention!
I’m a huge fan of metal jewelry, so mixing these different hues together makes me just plain happy. This season, you don’t have to worry about wearing pieces that contradict each other, because it’s actually right on trend. Furthermore, designers are taking it a step further and actually taking metals in yellows and blacks that would typically contradict one another and turning them into beautiful things.
Similarly to mixed metals, industrial designs take jewelry trends one step further this season and truly push boundaries to bring pieces to life that are head turners and will take any outfit from blah to ah-mazing! Just like the mixed metals trend, these industrial pieces combine dark and light materials for standout pieces that are all very unique. I love how designers are adding black diamonds, chainmail, and matte finishes to create true art in each piece.
Which 2016 jewelry trend are you ready to try?