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Spring Jewelry Trends 2021: What’s Hot & What’s Not

January 6, 2021 - Jewelry Articles

Trends come and go at an always rapid pace. Looking to stay on top of Spring 2021’s top jewelry trends? Our list has you covered.

From colorful beads to fabric chokers, find out what jewelry will elevate your look and what jewelry should be left behind. Read below for the top jewelry items to keep and the top jewelry items to toss this season.


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Top Spring 2021 Jewelry Trends

If you’re looking to stay current this year, these five jewelry options are must-buys:


1. Colorful beads

 The use of colorful beads in jewelry items, particularly necklaces and bracelets, is a trend to embrace. Brightly colored beads are the perfect pop of color to any outfit. Add a fun splash of color to your wrists and neck to feel vacation ready.


2. 1970s Look

1970s jewelry styles have been making a reappearance this year. 70s vintage jewelry has become a popular collecting area and has seen an increase in demand on the secondhand market. 70s styles such as chunky gold necklaces, thick bangles, attention grabbing pendants, and long, dangling earrings are especially popular today. Even mood rings, the perennial 70s favorite, have been spotted in designer shops and runways.


3. Layering

Another popular trend this year is layering. Whether it’s layering delicate gold chokers and chains, or layering various hand bracelets, bangles and bracelets, the jewelry layering trend is here to stay. Update your favorite pieces by layering them with something new.


4. Mismatched Earrings

The asymmetrical earring has been sweeping the runways this season. Brands like Versace and J.W. Anderson sent their models down the runway in single earrings, while designers like Loewe and Proenza Schouler embraced the mismatched earring look in their shows. This trend can add a subtle, fresh element to your look. Have fun mixing and matching different earrings and experimenting with different shapes, metals, and stones.


5. Colored Diamonds

In April 2017, the Pink Star, a 59.6-carat internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond was sold for $71.2 million, making it the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction. In May 2017, a pair of fancy colored diamond earrings sold for $57.4 million, making them the most expensive earrings ever sold at auction.

These record sales have added popularity and excitement to the growing colored diamond industry. Colored diamonds can be found in every color of the rainbow. Whether set in rings, earrings, pendants, or more, colored diamonds are here to stay. If you would like to upgrade your diamond for a more modern, colored choice, simply fill out the online form and you will receive your initial valuation shortly.


6. Sustainable Fashion

The most important jewelry trend this year, however, is to shop sustainable luxury. Opt for pre-owned designer jewelry to reduce your carbon footprint

If you’re looking for even more jewelry inspiration, check out our list of the top 10 summer jewelry essentials.

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What to sell

These five items are best kept in the back of your closet this year, or even better, sold on to make room your in jewelry box:


1. Fabric Chokers

Though fabric chokers could once be found adorning celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna, their popularity is beginning to wane. Chokers have shown they have real staying power beyond just a seasonal fad, but we recommend thin, delicate chain chokers as opposed to thicker, heavier fabric chokers if you are looking to stay on-trend.


2. Tassels

This cute, playful trend could once be seen on everything from bracelets and keychains to earrings and pendants. This year, though, tassels feel a bit dated. Try a statement pendant or a long dangling earring to replace any tassel jewelry.


3. Midi rings

Once touted as an up and coming trend, midi rings never really took hold. Due to their inconvenience, often not fitting on fingers properly, being uncomfortable, and falling off easily, midi rings are best left in the past. Try layering different rings and finger bracelets to achieve a similar, but more modern effect.


4. Brooches

Though brooches experienced a small resurgence on the runway in past years, it’s best to leave this traditional accessory in the past. Brooches often look fussy and can make an effortless outfit look overdone and dated.


5. Feathers

Incorporated in everything from neon feather earrings to long feathery pendants, this boho accessory reached its peak in popularity in recent years. Keep your feathers in the back of your closet to stay on-trend this year.

If you’re still not sure what to keep and what to toss, learn more about jewelry trends, straight off the runway.


How to stay in style on a budget: Shop, Sell, Repeat

You may be wondering if it’s possible to stay trendy without breaking the bank. It is definitely possible to stay up-to-date on jewelry trends even if you are working with a limited budget. Certain jewelry trends, like layering and wearing mismatched earrings, can be achieved by mixing and matching some of the jewelry you already own.

Still, if there are certain pieces you would like to buy that are just out of financial reach, a smart option can be to sell some of your older, luxury jewelry pieces. By selling your designer jewelry, you can receive money to put towards new pieces or you can upgrade your jewelry directly.


Sell your unwanted jewelry

If you’re looking to sell your designer jewelry, WP Diamonds is here to help. An A+ BBB rated business, we provide a free, secure service for selling your luxury jewelry, watches and handbags online. We buy your luxury goods directly, we do not simply list your items on line on your behalf. As such, entire process can take as little as 24 hours from start to finish.

We believe in honest price quotes, there are no fees or commissions deducted from your final offer.

Simply fill out the online form and one of our in-house experts will be in touch shortly with a price quote.

Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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