You know by now that silver—along with its white-metal siblings—has become more and more popular with fans of fine fashion jewelry.
And if the global fashion shows that just wrapped up in Paris are a bellwether for where jewelry trends are headed (and in this Instagram age, that’s a matter of opinion), we’re bound to see silver and other white metals creep into the collections of marquee jewelry designers. (See a photo click-through of all the notable jewelry shown on the runway this season in this Instagram highlight).
To my mind, the return of white metals is great news for retailers, who can begin stocking lower-priced silver as a legit high-style alternative to their existing “daily gold” pieces—and also expand their ultra-fine fashion offerings to include platinum and white gold. The category’s been dominated by yellow and rose gold for so long, the shift brings with it the promise of rejuvenated jewelry cases (looking for a band name? There it is!).
To that end, here’s a trio of new-to-market silver collections that recently crossed my desk. All three are serving chunky, nearly embellishment-free designs—the obvious hallmarks of covetable white metal styles right now.
J.Hannah Inlay collection
Los Angeles–based fine jewelry brand J.Hannah recently debuted its Signet collection of unisex inlay styles featuring ecru-hued crème brûlée amazonite and dendritic opal, available in sterling silver and 14k gold. I love the silver signet rings in particular—the unisex classics are given a smart revamp with sun-bleached creamy stones.
Uno de 50 Chain collection
Sterling silver brand Uno de 50 recently dropped a few silver-plated pieces that dovetail into the chunky chain trend that is without a doubt coming into focus in jewelry design. The Chain pieces boast the brand’s signature bohemian feel: The chain links are handmade and intentionally imperfect.
Spinelli Kilcollin’s Antoine collection
Yves Spinelli, founder of jewelry brand Spinelli Kilcollin, has a fascinating father: Antoine Spinelli, an 80-something hairdresser, jeweler, painter, and inventor who lives and works in Honolulu. Antoine helped his designer son conceptualize and make the very first linked Galaxy ring (the atelier’s innovative signature style), and now he’s designed a collection, dubbed Antoine, of chunky, gem-less sterling silver rings under the Spinelli Kilcollin brand. The ’70s-inspired styles are made at his own bench in paradise…in between haircuts, perhaps?
Top: J.Hannah Signet inlay ring with dendritic opal, $325