Know the styles and necklines of clothes in the season ahead to offer the right jewelry in store
Key fall ready-to-wear clothing shows in four cities—New York, London, Milan, and Paris—took place Feb. 2–March 9, resulting in a fresh crop of clothing trends that will affect the jewelry we wear. Jewelers need to note these trends (see the entire report here) in order to stock cases with the right pieces to complement the necklines and silhouettes of the season ahead. Long pendant necklaces are the fifth trend to consider stocking; here are five new pieces to coordinate with the season’s most important styles.
Long pendant necklaces. There’s plenty of 1970s-inspired attire for fall that demands dramatic pendant necklaces to complete looks. Look to Trina Turk’s pimptastic yellow gold pieces with negative space, more funky numbers at Moschino, chic agates on chains in models wearing smart fitted ensembles at Elie Saab, and vintage-looking pieces in John Galliano’s mix. Jewelers, this is an easy sell for you, and don’t forgot to encourage layered looks.
Pendant necklace in oxidized silver with 10.5 cts. t.w. Sleeping Beauty turquoise, 0.89 ct. t.w. diamonds, and pearls, $1,450; Melinda Lawton Jewelry
Crescent Moon pendant necklace in 14k yellow gold with 0.55 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,660; K. Mita Design
Floral necklace in 18k white gold with 2.48 cts. t.w. diamonds, $3,995; Beth Miller Collection
Pendant necklace in 18k yellow gold with agate and 0.31 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,150; Kothari Design
Pendant necklace in 18k white gold with 29.72 cts. t.w. pear-shape blue sapphires and 3.68 cts. t.w. diamonds, $101,250; Norman Silverman
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