Below, we list the year’s most-read style and design stories, culminating with a piece on a certain grandmotherly trend that took many of us by surprise (at least those of us not on TikTok). Drumroll, please!
10. A Closer Look at That Bulova Watch in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
By Amy Elliott
9. How to Collect Antique and Vintage Jewelry, According to Experts
Where does one begin when starting their own collection? We turned to experts in the field—vintage curator Jill Heller; the founder and designer of Haute Victoire, Yasmina Benazzou; the cofounders of Fox & Bond, Blair Fox and Sunny Bond; and Danielle Sherman of Sherman Field—to find out. Read the story.
8. Montana Sapphire Is the Sleeper Hit of the Summer
Montana sapphire was the gemstone trend that quietly dominated JCK Las Vegas in 2022. It wasn’t necessarily that many brands had mega collections dedicated to them, it was that many, many brands had at least some. Tally all that up, and it became the gemstone everyone was talking about—even if they weren’t shouting it. Read the story.
7. Remembering Terry Castro, Celebrated Jewelry Designer Of Castro NYC
The jewelry industry lost one of its most talented and charismatic designers in July, when the Istanbul-based Castro died of a heart attack at age 50. We spoke to a cross-section of people familiar with his work, and they all agreed on one thing: “He was an alchemist whose spirit, talent, and vision can never be matched,” as designer Maura Green told us. Read the story.
6. Which Jewels Will The Queen Wear During Her Platinum Jubilee?
Royal mania kicked into high gear in advance of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in early June. Would she choose antique pieces inherited from past monarchs or modern pieces gifted by foreign governments, famous dignitaries, fundraising societies, and her own family and loved ones? JCK helped stoke the interest. Read the story.
5. The Top 5 Color and Gemstone Trends Spotted in Las Vegas
In the weeks following JCK Las Vegas, we took stock of the most important color and gemstone trends to rule Jewelry Week. Read the story.
4. The 3-Stone Ring Gets A Modern Makeover
Young, modern designers are taking the traditional three-stone style and spinning it in a variety of ways that, while still touching on the classic silhouette, represent one heck of a modern glow-up. Read the story.
3. 2022 Oscar Jewelry: We Pick The Winning Looks
By Melissa Rose Bernardo
Not including The Slap, the only thing at the Oscars we couldn’t stop thinking about was the fashion. And while it was a night of red dresses and mostly white diamonds, we gave props to the stars (and stylists) who managed to put their own twists on some timeless looks or come out with something really daring. And, of course, to the men who brought plenty of their own bling. Read the story.
2. 2022 Met Gala Jewelry: Who Did Gilded Glamour Proud?
Clearly many of the attendees at May’s Met Gala didn’t look up the meaning of “gilded glamour” dress code. (Why so many see-through black gowns? Why?) Here are the ones who got it right, came very close, or at least put their own really fabulous spin on gilded glamour. Read the story.
1. Here’s What the Coastal Grandmother Trend Means for Jewelry
Like most trends of late, the “coastal grandmother” look started on TikTok and exploded into fashion, interior design, and, naturally, jewelry. Comfy, beachy, and classic, the aesthetic is based on florals, neutral colors, easy-to-wear shapes, and longtime favorites such as pearls and yellow gold. Read the story.
Top: This Camilla Seretti Tsen wrap pearl bracelet ($368) shows how people are wearing the coastal grandmother style by blending classic pieces that feature gold and pearls, says designer Sahar Manley (photos courtesy of Camilla Seretti).Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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