12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: Minimalist Jewels Can Make a Bigger Statement Than You Think

Shes 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, Ill 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. 9: Minimalist Jewels and Geometric Shapes

Confession: This jewelry-obsessed gal actually likes minimalist jewelry. Wait, wait—don’t stop reading! Hear me out. During our high-energy (Champagne-fueled) red carpet Twitter chats, many of us in the industry complain about stud earrings on the red carpet,  myself included. As a matter of fact, I’d place a large bet on the fact that it’s going to happen again this Sunday, while we judge the  Oscar fashions. But red carpet events are when high-profile people are supposed to dazzle us with looks that take our collective breath away. I want to see million-dollar mega jewels, chandelier earrings that sparkle for days, and Hulk-size statement rings. But in reality, minimalist jewelry can make a real statement, too. I’m just as much for tiny stud earrings as I am for statement necklaces. There’s something about petite pieces that make me feel—and I hope others agree—polished and pretty. And those little gems are prime for grouping—ring stacks, an assortment of earrings (if clients have more than one piercing in each ear), layered necklaces. Together, they pack a wallop. Thankfully, these small wonders are still going strong, and if they’re in geometric form, they’re even trendier. Here are some of the newest pieces to get into your stores if you’re looking to stock up on our ninth jewelry trend for 2014.

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Kara Ross NY tiny pyramid stud earrings

Kara Ross NY


Rebecca Rebel geometric circle necklace



KC Designs diamond triangle stacking rings

KC Designs


Anzie Jewelry starburst mini stud earrings

Anzie Jewelry


Ti Sento Milano two-tone pyramid necklace

Ti Sento Milano


Silver Stars Collection polished infinity stud earrings

Silver Stars Collection


Babette Wasserman London Tricorn necklaces

Babette Wasserman London


Dawes Design small Dewdrop stud earrings

Dawes Design

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