A new year means a whole new set of sparkling trends to fall in love with...
The festive holiday season is over and the Christmas glitter has been swept away. But that doesn’t mean your jewellery collection has to stop shining bright. With 2018 quickly becoming a distant memory, we have our eyes firmly on the jewellery that will define 2019.
The New Year looks set to deliver on both fresh new looks and timeless classics, so whether you’re looking to update your fashion jewellery collection or invest in a sentimental piece to last a lifetime, this year has something for every occasion.
To ensure you stay ahead of the accessories crowd, it’s time to explore our Top 10 jewellery trends of 2019, where we’ve identified some of the jewellery themes to watch out for.
1. Engagement Rings
Bridal jewellery is always evolving and 2019 will see a mix of traditional and fashion-led designs when it comes to engagement ring trends. Expect to see more royally-inspired rings as both Megan and Eugenie’s ring choices naturally create a buzz and will have inspired many designers.
While the beautiful and modern halo ring looks set to continue its unstoppable rise up most-wanted lists, square and rectangular cuts along with coloured stones are steadily growing as a popular choice for stylish brides to be.
2. Ear Appeal
2018 was all about bringing high fashion to our ears, with ear cuffs and ear jackets moving firmly into the spotlight. In 2019, expect to see more of the same with the layering of ear accessories providing the perfect opportunity to make a style statement.
Oversized earrings including crescent-shaped hoops, are also going to command attention with chunky styles taking over from some of the more delicate looks we have seen from last year.
We recommend: SHAUN LEANE SILVER HOOK EARRINGS
Beautifully crafted signature silver hook earrings from The House of Shaun Leane.
3. Heavenly Jewellery
Constellations, stars, and signs of the zodiac have slowly been gaining in popularity as statement pieces over 2018 and this year they are going to be a firm staple of jewellery collections everywhere.
Pretty, whimsical, and an easy way to add some personality to your jewellery collection, make sure you grab a heavenly piece to update your 2019 look.
We recommend: 14CT YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND STAR NECKLACE
The Yellow Gold and Diamond Star Pendant Necklace is a five pointed open star in 14 carat gold, embellished with diamonds and presented on a fine gold chain.
Layering is a trend that has been growing over the last few years, but 2019 will see this modern look become bigger and bolder. From stacking rings to dramatic necklace and bracelet layering, the only rule here is that more is more.
So let your imagination run wild with creative combinations, and allow your unique style to shine through. Layer gemstones, shapes, sizes and metals to create a truly fashionable finish.
We recommend: AURELIA 18CT ROSE GOLD AURELIA MULTI SAPPHIRE NECKLACE
Sensationally crafted, this 18 carat rose gold chain on which six stunning sapphires are suspended with diamond dots in between each stone, is inspired by the French Riviera.
5. Yellow Gold
Over the last decade or so, many of us have fallen out of love with traditional yellow gold, with metals like platinum, rose gold, and white gold taking centre stage. Now, this classic metal is coming in from the cold, with a rise in beautiful yellow-gold designs for 2019.
Yellow gold is the perfect way to introduce some vintage appeal to your look and add warmth and depth to your jewellery collection.
Marco Bicego Lunaria Gold Mother of Pearl Bracelet oozes class and sophistication. Bold and bright, for that classic yet distinguished look.
6. Personalised Jewellery
It seems that we just can’t get enough of personalised jewellery. Since Carrie first wore that iconic name necklace in ‘Sex in The City’, jewellery that reflects a little something of who we are has become more and more sought after. The 2019 take on personalised jewellery is subtle and craft-inspired, with initial-adorned pieces being in demand.
This logo mania can range from standard initials to elaborate engraving, allowing fashion followers to customise their personal style. This can also be extended to bespoke custom made jewellery, to really add that personal creative flair.
We recommend: GUCCI RUNNING G 18CT ROSE GOLD STUD EARRINGS
Make an iconic statement with the symbolic Gucci G logo, bringing bold fashion to your jewellery look.
7. Unusual Gemstones
Move over sapphire, emerald, and diamond: there are some new gemstones in town! In 2019 it won’t just be about the big precious gemstones, as lesser-known stones like watermelon tourmaline and moonstone are quickly becoming important players on the accessory scene.
These uniquely beautiful stones are inspiring designers to create dazzling new styles and are sought out by fashion lovers. The traditional stones aren’t going to disappear anytime soon, but the choice of gemstones is certainly going to get more exciting.
Watermelon Tourmalines are 100% natural, a rare occurrence in nature that makes the gem highly collectable and combined here with exquisite Diamonds in an 18ct Rose Gold setting.
8. Drop Earrings
This seems to be the year that many designers have decided to embrace oversized jewellery. With bolder designs popping up everywhere from necklaces to bracelet cuffs. One place where this approach seems to be really taking hold is in the return of the drop earring.
Simple studs are overshadowed by all-out glamour in long earrings that will absolutely turn heads. The colour, the gemstones, that’s up to you - just be sure to make a statement.
The Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond Gatsby Earrings have a rectangular emerald set in a rectangle outline of rectangular and round cut diamonds in a yellow gold setting with round cut diamonds on the outside at the short ends.
9. Simple Diamonds
In a departure from some of the bold designs that seem to be defining the upcoming year, diamonds have been stripped back for 2019. Brilliantly beautiful solitaire stones are set in earrings, pendants, and bracelets without fancy metalwork or adornment.
We love dainty diamond choker-style necklaces as a way to wear this renewed elegant style. Best worn with matching pieces in a set, sometimes the understated can be the most striking.
Shine bright with this 18 carat white gold pear cut diamond solitaire pendant, which naturally radiates classic fashion.
10. Statement Necklaces
Expect to see a return of more traditional necklace shapes as pendants move into the background, but don’t be surprised if they come with an unusual twist. Anything goes when it comes to design, from vivid flowers to shells and thick, oversized chains.
On the same wavelength as the bold earrings trend, the point here is to make an impact, so pair your statement necklace with a clean and simple look and it will certainly make an impression.
We recommend: GEORG JENSEN ALLIANCE NECK RING - STERLING SILVER
Beautifully crafted neck ring from the House of Georg Jensen, stand out from the crowd with this show-stopping piece.
Which of our new year trends are you looking forward to most? Are you drawn to bold layering and statement drop earrings or an understated diamond piece? Whatever your must-have jewellery look for this year, Burrells can help. Explore our online store or step into one of our friendly boutiques to discover your favourites and bring your jewellery collection firmly into 2019.