She’s done it again. For the third year in a row, JCK senior editor Jennifer Heebner has released her much-anticipated and eerily accurate list of jewelry trends for the year. Twelve looks for 2014—everything from specific gemstones to bold colors and styles—can be found here. And for the second year in a row, I’ll be joining her in sharing with you our favorite pieces to go along with each of the 12 trends. So if you haven’t already, check out Jen’s 12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: The Third Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead, and join us as we take this fashionable journey of jewelry!
Trend No. 8: Body Jewelry
Somewhere between the punk rock resurgence and the rediscovery of 1990s fashion, the demand for body jewelry made its comeback. But the great thing about a comeback, at least on most occasions, is that it blends the best of the old with the new (just ask me about my new pair of overalls, which I will defend adamantly). The same blend that makes these old-new fashions look so fresh is what we’re seeing in the world of body jewelry. Big-name designers are getting into it, creating irresistible looks—some iterations certainly mirror punk rock, but others are elegant, glam, and fit for anyone who simply wants to make a statement, no matter how small. There are delicate ear wraps, detailed with tiny studs and glittery chains that connect two points of the ear; wow-inducing ear cuffs that will have onlookers awed; bracelet/ring combinations that sparkle on the hand and make anyone feel like a princess; rings that span across two, three, even four fingers; body chains, worn modestly or maybe not so much; even the new palm cuff that I’m curiously debating and very intrigued by. If your clients are looking to make a style statement this spring and your best pair of chandelier earrings or cuff bracelet doesn’t fit the bill, maybe this is more their speed. Below are some of the newest body jewelry–inspired pieces to Marketplace and some of my favorite images to inspire the new takes on an old trend. Click each piece to find out how to get it into your store.