12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: Body Jewelry

The annual 12 Jewelry Trends for 2014 list aims to serve as a guideline for store purchases in the new year, highlighting pieces and materials trending now, based on the clothing, color, red carpet, and real-life influences at work in the market. Body jewelry is the eighth trend on the list, and here’s why it’s relevant to jewelers now.

Body jewelry. Belly rings, body chains, handlets, and ear cuffs aren’t for shrinking violets, but they do offer jewelers more opportunities to sell precious jewels—even if they are for places that many aren’t accustomed to adorning. The prevalence of crop tops on spring runways, Jennifer Lawrence’s backlace at last year’s Oscars, the punk trend, and the growing popularity of ear cuffs will all help fuel sales of body jewels to a niche of quasi-cosmopolitan customers who are comfortable in the spotlight.

Marla Aaron ear cuff in 18k gold

Ear cuff in 18k yellow gold, $550; Marla Aaron

Colette body chain in gold with diamonds

Body chain in 18k white gold with diamonds $3,950; Colette

Borgioni snake ear cuffs in gold with diamonds

Snake ear cuffs in 18k rose gold with 0.7 ct. t.w. brown diamonds and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,360 for pair; Borgioni

Jack Vartanian ear cuffs with diamonds in gold

Snake ear cuffs in 18k yellow gold with black rhodium and black diamonds, $5,500 for pair; Jack Vartanian

Jacquie Aiche body chain in 14k gold with peach moonstone

Body chain in 14k pink gold with peach moonstone, $6,500; Jacquie Aiche

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