1. Clear Concepts
Resin, a naturally translucent substance, can easily be tinted with different colors, resulting in multiple design possibilities. However, most jewelers are leaving their resin un-dyed, creating a minimalistic, blank slate perfect for those who like to keep their baubles more low-key.
Love it or hate it, the anklet revival is here. But, instead of puka-shells and braided hemp versions, they come back with the understated and delicate metal chains. Perfect for cropped pants and mules.
3. Cool Clay
Polymer clay jewelry is a growing trend. It is versatile and has the ability to "mimic popular metals" or even "pose as porcelain," making it an affordable option for designers and shoppers alike.
4. Not Your Grandma's Pearls
Etsy reviews that pearl jewellery will be given a fresh reboot with minimalist, contemporary compositions. Either using real or imitation pearls, cocktail rings and ear cuffs in geometric shapes and small wearable sculptures with a single gleaming pearl as the exquisite centrepiece are a big hit in the upcoming season.
5. Grown-Up Friendship Bracelets
BFF jewelry has seen an evolution from two-piece heart charm necklaces. Think: personalized matching leather bracelets, tasseled textile bangles, and metal cuffs. Luckily, these iterations sound a bit more durable than our ratty braided string bracelets of the past.
6. Everyday Opal
As the demand for alternative engagement ring designs has risen, so has the appearance of opals. The 'modern' bride is focusing less on traditional gems and more on moonstones and opals as a unique way to distinguish the special occasion jewelry. But, the more opals appear in the marketplace, the more demand there is for them in everyday jewelry; the rainbow-esque color is what millennial dreams are made of, making opals a hit for fall.
7. Mix-and-Match Earrings
Etsy's trend expert predicts that our 2018 will be full of mismatched earrings. Dubbed the cool "crossover jewelry trend," mix-and-match pieces are finding their way from high-fashion runways to accessible Etsy shops, and the endless ways to wear the trend means anyone can pull it off.
Source: Refinery 29