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. Chevrons and pyramids are the sixth trend on the list, and here’s why they are relevant to jewelers now.
Chevrons and pyramids. These shapes are both timeless and trendy; let me explain. A number of newer designers (Anita Ko and Nicole Trunfio, among others) are using a pyramid as a signature motif, while the chevron, a fixture in heraldry and insignia—and relatable to the pyramid with its triangular point—is appearing more in collections by other up-and-comers. (Chevrons in design are also referred to as zigzag effects.) Together, the symbols are kissing cousins of sorts and are celebrated by young artists and mass merchants alike in fresh, fun ways that are salable and nod to the rocker-chic aesthetic celebrated in punk-inspired fashion.
Bauhaus Pave Hardware Triangle Link earrings in a proprietary sterling silver mix with 22k gold plating with 1.35 cts. t.w. white topaz, $225; Elizabeth and James
LouLou earrings in gunmetal-plated brass with Swarovski crystals, $265; Paige Novick
Mata Hari chevron-motif bracelet in 18k gold vermeil, $570; Angélique de Paris
Double-finger pyramid ring in 18k gold with diamonds, $7,900; Borgioni
Pyramid-motif necklace in 18k gold, $20,000; Jack Vartanian
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