"Our tassel earrings whisper to you as they jingle against the ear."
Jewellery, the precious ornaments, representing the femininity and beauty of a woman.
With their symbolic sparkle and striking appearances, delicate jewels add the finishing touches to any look.
Metal, fabric edges, ribbons, beads and crystals, are just some of the materials that are used to create these versatile charms. Each constructing the stylish pieces your jewellery box needs.
In recent years, jewellery has gone beyond its role of enhancement. Rather, brands have created one of kind designs, which capture the attention, with a standout style.
But, which of the jewellery styles of 2016 will take over 2017?
It was all about making a statement in 2016, and this trend has certainly made its way through 2017s jewellery styles. However, there is a distinct change towards more minimalist and understated accessories.
We bring you 5 of our favourite jewellery trends, that will surely be hitting the high street stores throughout the year!
The beaded dangle of tassels has recently gained a huge popularity. From short, long, in every colour, tassel earrings make an elegant statement.
Unlike the traditional red Chinese tassel earrings, these charms are not restricted to specific silk threads. Rather, they are a colourful mix of beads and tassels, giving them a boho chic vibe.
Moreover, Indian jewellery designer, Valliyan by Nitya Arora, has created 18k gold plated tassel earrings with Swarovski crystals. Meanwhile, for the MTV Europe Music awards 2016, Deepika Padukone wore a set of fabulous green tassel earrings, which were also designed by Nitya. The Mirror described these as: “Huge chandelier earrings.”
On the other hand, Pakistan’s stylish actress, Mahira Khan, was also seen accessorised in these gorgeous decorative pieces, at the first Pakistan Film Festival in New York. Designed by Allure by Mehreen Tabani, these stylish beauties stood out in gold and white, with a black outline.
Erin Morris, the creative director of the London-based jeweller David Morris, says: “The tassel adds a playful but extravagant twist to heritage. We continually evolve the look, especially when beads take our fancy.
“Our tassel earrings whisper to you as they jingle against the ear.”
Tassel earrings seem like a definite favourite for 2017!
It’s a 90s throat trend re-introduced, the choker of the velvet.
They are truly timeless add-ons. With their velvet material, the choker’s provide a luxurious feel. A great addition to your warm winter look!.
On the red carpet, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Neha Dhupia are working the neck accessory into their glamorous styles.
And, when we are speaking of Bollywood fashionistas, how can Sonam Kapoor not be involved? During Neerja promotions, the actress styled her Bhaavya Bhatnagar printed skirt and an off-shoulder blouse, with a black velvet choker. As such, she illustrated that these simple neck bands, add a classy yet minimal look.
Significantly, it appears that the trick is in styling these neckpieces with an off-shoulder top or dress.
Additionally, London’s luxury fashion destination, Net-A-Porter says: “Add them to your brocades or silks and let the compliments roll in.
“Hitting the sweet spot between ’90s grunge and Victorian gothic. These chokers are the perfect finishing touch for your most opulent outfits.”
Simply see Urwa Hocane’s wardrobe choice for New Year’s Eve, which proves that the classic black choker will surely enter into the jewellery trend for 2017.
Double Knuckle Rings
Stacked knuckle rings truly make a statement.
This modern trend consists of double rings. The first ring is connected with the middle ring by a chain, which positions above the knuckle. Both rings can be put on the same finger, or the second ring can be worn on the thumb.
And so, this understated circle can take you from day to night, without looking too simple or too dressy.
See the simplicity knuckle ring set at Forever 21, and let your hands do the talking! Available in gold, these are covered in chained rhinestones.
Style Tip: To highlight the delicate chains and precious stacked knuckle rings, don’t forget to paint your nails in a striking colour!
Arm Cuff Bracelet
Chunky bracelets have always been a key accessory to brighten up any plain attire, adding a touch of glamour to the wrists. Even when it comes to shalwar kameez, grab a matching pair of arm cuff bracelets to jazz up those Desi suits!
As we have seen from the many 2016 fashion catwalks, especially gold is set to be a key shade for 2017. So, invest in this trend with Claire’s cut-out gold cuff bracelet.
Similarly, why not wear the sparkly gold crystal bracelet with Red Herring’s take on the chunky arm candy. With its unique gold plated metal and glass appearance, it surely makes a one-of-a-kind piece.
Wrap elegance around your wrists with the dazzling cuffs and see your arms sparkle!
Ear Cuff Earrings
With every inch of the ear covered in precious jewels, ear cuff earrings are a huge elegant statement. Worn through a clip or stud fastening, they are decorated with shimmering stones, gem embellishments and flower motifs.
This trend allows your ears to take the spotlight, with one earring or the pair. Remarkably edgy and funky, these chic pieces are a perfect way to complement the luxurious evening dress.
Sonam Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez are amongst the few Bollywood divas’ that have rocked this look, increasing its demand widely in the process.
It’s a trend that has crept into every sector of the fashion industry. With simple cuffs on offer in Claire’s Accessories for £4.50 to Annoushka designs at Harrods for £1200.
Alternatively, why not choose from the intricate leaf designs from New Look for £3.99?
So, with beyond wide-ranging options available for the ear gear, online and at the high street shops, should we be following and decorating up our ears too?
We can certainly see why 2017 will see a rise in ear cuff earrings!
Now, isn’t it encouraging that despite all the unknown trends slowly creeping up on you in 2017, you’ll have these inspiring 5 trends to count on?
Jewellery is and always will be one of the most decorative items. Through which, you can express your creativity and fashion style. And, while these trends for 2017 will always remain timeless, every year will see their re-inventive designs on the catwalks.