Fashion / Industry

Designers Bet Big On Enamel


The last several seasons have seen a huge boom in enamel jewelry—so much so, that you can even find it on some engagement rings.

In many instances, you’ll see enamel used as an accent to a piece, offering pops of color that wouldn’t come naturally from gemstones or gold. We’ve been nuts for neon, pastel, bold, classic black and white—the rainbow in all its variety has made a tremendous showing in this style.

Bea Bongiasca Baby Vine ring
Baby Vine ring with enamel and smoky quartz, $675; Bea Bongiasca
W Rosado Tribu pendant
Tribu pendant in 18k rose gold with red nano ceramic, 3.58 ct. ruby, and 5.42 cts. t.w. diamonds, $80,000; Wilfredo Rosado
Melissa Kaye Lola necklace
Lola necklace in 18k yellow gold with enamel and diamonds, $6,450; Melissa Kaye
Latelier nawbar earrings enamel
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with enamel, $1,800; L’Atelier Nawbar

Enter maximalism. Maybe it’s the emergence from our quarantine cocoons, blossoming bigger and bolder than before. Plenty of trends point to us wanting more: rings on every finger; bigger, chunkier gold chains; cuff bracelets worn on both wrists. This also applies to enamel—where too much of a good thing is never too much at all.

Eera Chiara enamel earring
Chiara earring in 18k white gold with enamel and 0.17 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,879; Eéra
Nevernot yellow rock ring
Yellow Rock ring in 18k yellow gold with enamel and blue topaz, £7,140 ($9,360); NeverNoT
Marlo Laz Scorpiio bracelet
Scorpio Zodiac wave band in 14k yellow gold with enamel, tourmaline, and citrine, $2,400; Marlo Laz
Joanna Laura Constantine enamel earrings
Statement waves hoop earrings in gold plate with enamel, $240; Joanna Laura Constantine
Lilor Jewels Circus et Panem ring
Circus et Panem ring in 18k yellow gold with enamel, $1,200; Lilor Jewelry

The latest enamel pieces to grace the market are delightfully large on size and style, with bold colors not merely an accent, but often covering the surface of a piece in its entirety.

Ephod Art Distortion earrings
Art Distortion earrings in 14k yellow gold with enamel, $5,290; Ephod
Lord Jewelry Heritage pendant
Heritage pendant in 18k yellow gold with plique-à-jour enamel and 1.51 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Lord Jewelry
Origin 31 Rock Candy bracelet
Rock Candy bracelet in 18k yellow gold with enamel, $2,190; Origin 31
Ri Noor Memento earrings
Memento earrings in 14k yellow gold with enamel and diamonds, $390; Ri Noor

Smaller pieces are still hot, too, and many pack quite the punch when painted in bold enamel. Perfect for the curated ear lobe, charm bracelet, or neck party, these styles are highly collectible and endlessly wearable.

Top: Wild Child necklace in sterling silver with 24k gold micron plating, enamel, and cubic zirconia, $224; Mer’s

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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