3 Fashion Jewelry Trends in 2018

British royals may have launched many big ships in their time, but Meghan Markle is well on her way to launching big in a whole new field — jewelry trends. From the countless articles about her wedding jewelry up to the constant reporting on what she is wearing to each and every public appearance, Meghan’s taste in jewelry is everywhere. And so very, very on trend.

Colored Stones

Keeping our focus for a moment on the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, as she and her new husband Prince Harry (now the Duke of Sussex, thank you very much) drove off from the wedding after party in an electric Jaguar, photographers got a good look at the ring she was sporting on her right hand. A large aquamarine ring set in yellow gold that Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, had commissioned some years ago. A large colored gemstone rather than more sparkling diamonds? Yes, and so very unique.

Fine jewelry houses are offering many examples of colored gemstone sets with diamonds for evening wear, and the recent record-setting auction price for a five-carat pink diamond reinforces the desire for wearing a spot of color on one’s hand.

The interior design world looks forward to the annual announcement of the hot Pantone colors for the next season, and the new picks are Princess Blue, Terrarium Moss, Soybean, and Sweet Lilac. Will we see an echo in the jewelry design world with more modern designs that incorporate these colors in the gems they choose? While a color called Soybean might not show up, the Sweet Lilac tones of an amethyst or the Terrarium Moss of green jade and the Princess Blues of aquamarines could certainly bring a unique twist to both fine jewelry and fashion jewelry.colored stones jewelry

Mixed Metals

Perhaps your grandmother had strong feelings about whether it was right and proper to wear a silver bracelet with a yellow gold ring and a pair of rose gold earrings, but all bets are off in the modern jewelry design. Both in fashion jewelry and in designer jewelry, metals are mixed with abandon. Go ahead and break the rules further by adding in other organic materials like coral beads or blue lapis.

Yes, Oxidized metals, rubber cords, and leather are also on trend now, both for men and for women. A quick glance at what the Duke of Sussex wears, as he stands next to the trendsetting Duchess, reveals that he is not a man who shies away from bracelets and rings. A Falco Gold & Rubber Bracelet from Di Modolo would fit right in with his fashion style.

Oversized Pieces

Have you seen any of the recent fall coverage of Fashion week in either Paris or Milan? The models strolled slowly down the runway, sporting enormous eye-catching earrings. Giorgio Armani sent a model down the runway with shoulder length, clear earrings set with blue and purple faux stones, and a 4 inch wide matching cuffs, Oscar de la Renta paired an oversized chunky gold-toned chain with large red scarabs, and Escada’s show had models sporting large green enameled hearts on heavy chains.

Get the Look

You won’t have to search around to find innovative designs for these trends. These unique jewelry looks can easily be achieved with exquisite pieces from Di Modolo. For a stunning colored gemstone ring, the Medallion Amethyst Ring in Sterling Silver Plated with Rose Gold is spot on! The mixed metals look comes through in the Diamante 18k Gold & Silver Bracelet, and for followers of the fashion runways, the Medallion Amethyst Large Earrings in Sterling Silver would achieve the look of luxury from Paris and Milan.

Explore our website to discover more beautifully crafted jewelry pieces from our collections, and be on trend!

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