12 Jewelry Trends for 2013: 10 Soft & Sweet Jewels to Stock

Every month from now until JCK Las Vegas 2013, I’ll highlight one trend from the 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013 post on my Style 360 blog—an editorial first look at new collections worldwide and expert market analysis on jewelry trends and new products. My colleague, Brittany Siminitz, manager of JCK Marketplace, an expansive online showroom of gorgeous merchandise sold at the JCK shows, will do the same on her On Your Market blog.

Spring fashions are flirty and romantic, full of sheer fabrics, ruffles, floral accents, and necklines that scream for a sweetly styled pendant or earrings. Think of delicate karat gold pieces, dainty designs with negative space, matte and frosted finishes on metal and stones, and silky-looking lustrous pearls to complete dreamy looks. Soft accessory silhouettes will speak volumes this season without upstaging the season’s new threads.

Bernd Wolf 24 gold-plated earrings with frosted hematite

Earrings in 24k gold-plated silver with frosted hematite, $109; Bernd Wolf

Me & Ro silver and 10k gold pendant necklace

Double Lotus Petals pendant in silver and 10k gold, $540; Me & Ro

Lagos earrings in silver and 18k gold with black spinel and diamonds

Earrings in silver and 18k gold with 0.55 ct. t.w. black spinel and 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,100; LAGOS

Djula bracelet in 18k gold with diamonds and lace effects

Bracelet in 18k white gold with lace effects and 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,730; Djula

KGH earrings in 18k gold with freshwater pearls and diamonds

Earrings in 18k gold with freshwater pearls and 0.28 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,812; KGH Jewellery

Susan Rockefeller pearl and silver necklace

Necklace in silver is 36 inches long and has natural color freshwater pearls, $2,350; Susan Rockefeller

Charriol diamond earrings

Celtic Noir earrings in 18k white gold with 0.56 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,195; Charriol 

Anne Sportun Paraiba ring in 18k yellow gold

Ring in 18k yellow gold with 12.45 ct. t.w. claw-set, smooth flat oval white and blue Paraiba tourmaline with 0.06 ct. t.w. faceted green Paraiba tourmaline, $3,930; Anne Sportun


Emily & Ashley gold, moonstone, and white sapphire Tree of Life pendant necklace 

Gray Moonstone Tree of Life pendant necklace in 18k gold with gray moonstone and 1.6 cts. t.w. white sapphires, $4,160; Emily & Ashley at Luxe Intelligence

Susan Wheeler opal, gold, and diamond pendant necklace

Pendant necklace in 18k white gold with 1.72 ct. t.w. opal with 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,770; Susan Wheeler