7 New Jewelry Trends You're Going to See Everywhere This Fall

Kristen Nichols

If you’re already thinking ahead to your fall wardrobe and what you’ll be wearing in the months ahead, you’re not alone. In our editor Zoom calls and Slack channels, the upcoming fall trends are a hot topic of discussion, where we’re floating around the pieces we have our eyes on and what we’re adding to our shopping carts at the moment. As we continue to digest the current pandemic, we have to confess that it has changed the way we’re thinking about fashion trends and the way we’re getting dressed up, but it sure is fun to talk about them and dig up some inspiring runway images form the best F/W 20 shows.

Looking to one of my favorite fashion items—jewelry—there are plenty of cool pieces that I foresee bubbling up this fall. Ahead, I’m highlighting 7 of my favorite fall 2020 jewelry trends, from clothing with jewelry actually built into it to the new take on choker necklaces to ever-evolving chain pieces.

Built-in Hardware

On the F/W 20 runways, brands like Bottega Veneta and Rokh showed pieces with chains and metal jewelry built into the clothing itself—an evolution from the chain-embellished heels that have been everywhere this year. Clothing that doubles as jewelry? I'm in.

Shop the trend:

Christopher Esber Pierced Cropped Shirt ($460)

Mango Chain Detail Leather Boot ($100)

JW Anderson Asymmetric Chain-Embellished Cotton-Poplin Shirt Dress ($680)

Thick Metal Chokers

While chokers have been popular in seasons past, dainty styles were replaced by heavier sculptural versions on the runway at brands like Proenza Schouler and Chloé. Whether layered with knitwear or tailored outerwear, this is the statement-making piece to invest in for fall.

Shop the trend:

Alexander McQueen Gold-Tone Choker ($1290)

Soko Dash Hinge Wrap Choker Necklace ($110)

Gabriela Artigas Infinite Tusk Choker ($360)


While gold is the metal that typically dominates the runways, this season we saw a huge uptick in silver pieces everywhere from Alexander McQueen to Raco Rabanne. Look out for thick tube bracelets, stacked dome rings, and unique artisanal pieces.

Shop the trend:

Jennifer Fisher Tube Silver-Plated Cuff ($295)

Emili Lavine Sterling Silver Dome Ring ($180)

Sophie Buhai Firenze Silver, Pearl and Crystal Quartz Earrings ($260)

Mixed Metals

In addition to silver, we're also seeing designers gravitating towards high-impact mixed metal pieces. If you can't decide if you're a silver or a gold version, you actually don't have to choose.

Shop the trend:

Leda Madera Meryl Palladium-Plated and Gold-Plated Ring ($265)

Lauren Rubinski Small 14-Karat White and Yellow Gold Bracelet ($4540)

Spinelli Kilcollin Cici Set of Four 18-Karat Yellow and Rose Gold and Sterling Silver Rings ($2200)

Natural Materials

Spotted in the collections of designers like Jacquemus and Cult Gaia, we're seeing natural materials like wood and leather pop up everywhere. This movement towards organic materials feels like such a cool, effortless take on accessories.

Shop the trend:

Bottega Veneta Leather, Wood and Gold-Tone Earrings ($530)

Cult Gaia Tria Gold-Tone Wood Earrings ($32)

Sophie Monet The Small Pine Hoops ($105)

Reinvented Pearls

Instead of traditional stands of pearls, brands like Chanel are introducing unique silhouettes, new proportions, and mixed materials like gold chain details—whether dramatic, cascading Baroque pearl earrings, or a necklace string with pearls in mismatched shapes.

Shop the trend:

Éliou Porto Gold-Plated Pearl Necklace ($178)

By Pariah 14kt Yellow Gold Baroque Lariat Pearl Drop Earrings ($1607)

Billie Valentine PYT Bracelet Set ($45)

Big Chains

Chains in all forms continue to rule as one of the most ubiquitous trends across the F/W 20 runways, but especially oversize versions. Whether worn as earrings, necklaces, or bracelets, you'll continue to see plenty of these this fall.

Rosantica Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Earrings ($145)

Baublebar Hera Link Bracelet ($38)

Barzel 18K Gold Plated Symmetrical Chain Link Dangling Earrings ($15)

Next, read about the capsule wardrobe I'll be wearing this fall.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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