With jewelry, as with fashion, there are many trends and styles to take into consideration. These trends tend to change from season to season, but there are some that are here to stay, no matter the season or time of year.
We have collected for you some of the most popular trends and styles that are timeless and always relevant when designing new jewelry.
Ethnic & Tribal style
There is something about Tribal and Ethnic Jewellery that speaks to just about all of us. Not many things are common to various cultures, but wearing jewelry seems to be one of them.
This style originates from cultures in Africa, South America and more. There is no one look for Tribal Jewellery since the styles, materials, and construction can vary, but the Jewelry is usually bulky and very colorful.
The ethnic & tribal style jewelry does have a few elements that distinguish it almost at once - the designs frequently include natural materials like fabric, strings, wood parts and beads and are very "busy" visually.
This style of jewelry usually comes in strong and happy colors such as yellow, red, green and turquoise - creating a colorful and eye catching pieces of jewelry! Also, common with this style is the use of unpolished stones, beads of various materials that are all sewn together by hand to create stunning, full details pieces of jewelry.
Arty & bohemian
The bohemian culture emerged during the French Revolution, when people began to embrace the nomadic lifestyle and became heavily inspired by art and creativity. People dressed freely and lived a peaceful life. They became known as the first bohemians, and so the Bohemian Cultural Revolution was born.
The arty and bohemian style would include asymmetrical designs, made of silver and often with various hanging charms, could even be second-hand ones. They are less crowded (like the Ethnic & Tribal style) and more minimalist in proportion.
This style of jewelry usually comes in earthy and warm colors such as deep red, brown, cream and are decorated with natural crystals, feathers and are very easy to design and make. They are also the perfect "festival jewelry" for young girls and women.
Sophisticated & Minimalist
Sophistication and minimalism are a basic and timeless trend in the fashion arena. They are suitable for the older clientele, as well as for young women. Minimalist jewelry ranges from subtle rings and earrings to delicate linear necklaces. This style is more artistic and avant-garde, and it often connects uncorrelated trends into one design.
Some of the minimalist jewelry designs that are always relevant in any season have got to be the triangle, square and round shapes in necklace and ring designs. In addition to these, you will also find the more ornate and architectural designs with the use of very large pearls that are intentionally designed to grab people’s attention.
The best options while going the minimalist route are Nickel, Silver, Black or Matte gold plating options. When creating jewelry in this style use colors like: gray, beige, wood, gold. They are decorated with clean cut fabrics and metals, usually without many stones or sparkly gems.
Street & Urban
Urban street culture has always influenced jewelry, but now, more so than ever before. Street art and wear injects a great inspirational world of color, shapes and ideas into fashion jewelry.
The jewelry can vary in style between a more gothic, rock look to a cool punk or hip-hop style. Cartoon-inspired jewelry is an upcoming hot trend which is mainly about making a statement with the jewelry you wear.
The colors used for this style of jewelry usually are black, gray, maroon, gold metallic, nickel and black plating colors.
Classic & Chic
This classic style is timeless and suitable for all ages, moods and looks and can be perfect for almost any occasion or outfit. Diamonds and Pearls, solitaire earrings, a dainty necklace, and a single studded bracelet are great if you are looking for a classy, chic look.
The classy and chic designs are usually very subtle in their shape, size and design and are often made in the traditional and classic goldsmith technique, with a very simple yet elegant style.
This style of jewelry usually comes in white gold, yellow gold and red gold showing with polished stones and sparkly diamonds.
Whatever your style or favorite trend is, you can make the perfect piece of jewellery suit your style here at GITA.
We have a broad range of metals, stones and charms to suit your specific style and needs!