2016 Jewelry Trends

The year is long and with only two seasons of ready-to-wear shows, the stretch between summer and fall seems infinite. That’s when the inter-season resort collections step in to save us from the midseason monotony. We sifted through the styles to find you the latest runway jewelry trends, so check out these six trends from the runway.

Rings

Van Cleef Arpels Yellow Gold Lucky Alhambra Between The Finger Ring
Van Cleef Arpels Yellow Gold Lucky Alhambra Between The Finger Ring

We saw two designers who liked to pile on the rings, but the two styles were very distinct. Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra fit cocktail rings onto every finger in every color. In contrast to Van Cleef & Arpels’s decadent art Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra rings, Cartier kept it modern and simple. While embracing the plentiful look, they used simple gold bands, multiple on one finger, to avoid excess.

Bracelets

 Amulette DE Cartier Bracelet In Pink Gold & Mother Of Pear
Amulette DE Cartier Bracelet In Pink Gold & Mother Of Pear

As Cartier developed and popularized costume jewelry, she was never one to simplify her Cartier love jewelry. True to the Cartier image, the current direction under Karl Lagerfeld does not stray. In the Spring/Summer collection, Cartier runway models adorned their wrist in Cartier love bracelets. In the resort show, they were bedecked several chain Amulette de Cartier bracelets. While  used several stacked in Cartier juste un clou bracelets, Elie Saab opted for a similar effect, but simplified. The golden cuff complimented the blush tones of her 1970s-inspired designs.

Necklaces

Hermes Pop H Narrow Pendant Necklace In Blue Enamel With Yellow Gold Plating
Hermes Pop H Narrow Pendant Necklace In Blue Enamel With Yellow Gold Plating

True to trend, the statement necklaces of the show were either dazzling and ornate or striking yet minimal. At Oscar de la Renta, the pretty patterns and colors were complimented by equally colorful and beautiful Hermes jewelry pieces. Our favorite was a beautiful floarl design in yellows and blues. Ralph Lauren made a minimalist statement with large, Hermes Pop H pendant necklaces that matched the shades of his diverse color palette.