by Claire Foster
We’ve analyzed the latest Spring/Summer 2016 collections from fashion month to bring you these, our must-have trends to watch! A new take on romantic occasion looks inspired a range of new bijoux fit for beach to ballroom for a new, upscale summer look. Alongside a host of re-worked classic fine jewelry pieces, a vibrant, eclectic trend looks to retro ’80s themes, resulting in standout cool diamond pieces that will be the talking point of any outfit.
Beautifully Bold Earrings
If there is one piece of jewelry you should invest in for the S/S 16 season, it is the earring! This season’s designers, en masse, adorned models’ ear lobes with the most spectacular gemstone drops. Grandiose chandelier styles and elongated pendant lengths of oversized emerald and pear shaped diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and pearls graze the shoulders in these all-out attention-grabbing pieces.
Both Romantic and retro ’80s themes inspired the new season’s collections, and so the high-neck, high-end choker re-emerged as a key jewelry item. Pretty diamond pavé-set chains are the perfect mix of edgy attitude and well-heeled taste, while the simple lines of round cut diamond neckpieces and droplet-adorned chokers evoke a romantic, Belle Epoque look.
Eclectic Cocktail Rings
Confirming a dressed-up vintage undertone for the season, and spearheaded by the maximalist Gucci collection, the ladylike cocktail ring is set to make a big impact. Gobstopper jewels are set amongst clustered stones in classic ’50s cocktail chic designs. Bring this retro look up to date by curating a selection of these occasion rings on one hand. With this trend, there’s no question that more is definitely more!