Delicate Jewelry Trends

Delicate is the new bold when it comes to jewelry trends this year.  Bold statement necklaces were all the rage a few years ago, but today making a statement is all about being understated.  Feminine jewelry trends, such as dainty lariat necklaces, delicate stackable bracelets and tiny stud earrings are the most sought after accessories these days.  These understated looks can also be layered for a bit of boldness, without being too overstated or reminiscent of chunky oversized statement pieces of the past.

Are you ready to simplify your jewelry game?  Delicate accessories may whisper their fashion statements, but they still pack as much wow as heavier pieces.  Check out these four delicate jewelry trends making the rounds in 2016.

1. Lariat Necklaces

Lariat necklaces have Western roots but today add a fashionable statement to any outfit or occasion.  The definition of lariat is “lasso”.  A lariat necklace is normally one long strand, looped around to hold the other end.  Generally, the loop hits mid-chest and the single strand hangs low.  It’s a simple look that looks gorgeous with a simple top or dress.

In traditional silver or gold or softer rose gold, lariat necklaces are one of the delicate jewelry trends that look fashionable with jeans and a t-shirt or an evening gown.  Celebrities like Charlize Theron, Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively have all been spotted wearing understated lariat necklaces.  Our warm weather favorite is this Lariat Bar Necklace in gold-tone, paired with a breezy white dress or blouse.

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2. Freshwater Pearls

Pearls are always a classic statement and women have been coveting pearls as an elegant and timeless look for centuries.  Pearls are the oldest known gem and symbolize wisdom, truth, purity and faith.  The only jewel made by a living creature, the pearl grows slowly from a tiny grain of sand into an object of beauty that is a one of a kind treasure. The pearl necklace made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is still current today, but has transformed into a softer more Bohemian version.  Freshwater pearls are a softer option that inspire a more natural, Earthy look that look beautiful when paired with other natural elements.

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3. Tiny Studs

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Small understated studs are the go-to earring of the day.  There’s a certain softness and sophistication about tiny earrings but no doubt, these are not your grandmother’s diamond studs.  Jewelry designers are creating interesting shapes and motifs that have more personality than studs of the past.  Don’t look past these tiny treasures in your jewelry box.  These fun Tiny Arrow Studs may be petite, but they pack a lot of personality.

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4. Ear Crawlers

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Not ready to commit to a full ear cuff look that is so on trend right now?  The crawler earring design is a more feminine look that gives the illusion of curving up the outside of your ear.  For a whimsical vibe, wear a single stud in one ear and a coordinating ear crawler on the other.  It’s a fun way to shake up your look with a simple head turn! Think of it as a little unexpected edge, especially if you gravitate toward more conservative styles.  These Olive Leaf Crawlers are a modern twist to a classic look and a standout when it comes to delicate jewelry trends.

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Have you tried any of these delicate jewelry trends? What is your favorite piece?

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