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There are several topics we never tire of at VERANDA: flowers, entertaining, earth-shattering design, and of course, jewelry. We are constantly on the hunt for the best and brightest—and also the motifs and reference points that bubble back to the forefront.
Whether it's a clever reference to another time in history, a look to a house's own archives, or simply paying homage to the world around us, jewelry designers are always pushing the envelope in creative ways. Here, we detail the five trends that we are taking note of in jewelry design right now.
Biggest Jewelry Trends for Winter 2023
Designs inspired by the night sky, constellations, and moon are consistently strong in the jewelry space—perhaps, because there's an inherent magic connected with the starry sky that feels particularly romantic when translated into jewelry.
Chanel's transformable earrings from the 1932 collection glorify the magnificent comets that streak across the sky. But while those are gone in a few seconds, the beauty of these white gold and diamond earrings last and can be worn as studs or as the full earrings.
Beads and Bead Motifs
Beads are believed to have been used in art since the Neanderthal era when tools were first used to create holes in objects so they could be worn as jewelry. There's something magnetic about these rounded objects when used in jewelry. Perhaps it's because of their tactile nature; the urge to touch beads and use them almost as talismans is universal.
Whether it's actual beads carved from stones or just the raised motif that gives the illusion of beading, the rounded shape is having a moment. Here, Van Cleef & Arpels's Perlée motif cascades over this golden pendant.
Now more than ever, we are seeing jewelry inspired by the earth come to the forefront—particularly jewelry inspired by the Mediterranean sea and its surrounding landscape. From high jewelry collections and beyond, stones in varying shades of blue transport the wearer to the vibrant waters of the sea, which is soothing and tranquil.
In Le Vian's Mare Azzurro collection, the earrings, necklaces, and rings feature blue topaz, tanzanite, and aquamarine set in almost water droplet-like shapes.
Gustave Bock, the Dutchman known for having built up the cigar industry in Cuba in the mid-1800s, was also given credit for inventing the cigar band—the decorated paper wrapped around the cigar that distinguished one company's product from another.
While we can appreciate an ingenious business move, we are interested in the kind of cigar band that makes even more of a statement; these wide rings have been sneaking back into the jewelry language of today. While daintier rings have ruled the scene the last few seasons, we welcome the bold look of cigar bands.
Recently, the earring game has been all about layering—and we think that is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. Nothing feels quite as versatile as the huggie earring—whether it's thick or thin, diamond-set or not, the simple silhouette works with everything and is super sleek and chic to boot.
Here, Roberto Coin's yellow gold version boasts white diamonds artfully sprinkled over the earring, with a hidden ruby as an extra pièce de résistance.
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