The Space Between: 11 On-Trend, Open-Design Jewels

“I’ve got a blank space, baby…” Was Taylor Swift singing about her roster of lovers or her jewelry collection? The negative-space trend has been around for a while, and it’s stronger than ever. Bangles and cuff bracelets with cutouts and sculptured, wiry shapes. Rings with crisscrossing lines that appear to me like orbiting planets. Anything, really, that takes the wearer’s skin into account, making it a part of the accessory, fits the bill. Most of what I’ve seen is unadorned, which is a good thing. The look is minimalist but catching, sleek, and chic. Apart from diamonds or cubic zirconia lining the curved shapes, gemstones are not the star of this trend. Look for pieces that are metal heavy (but not heavy metal), ranging in thickness from chunky to petite, the sweet spot being somewhere in between. While you hum along to that TSwift song, wondering why it’s stuck in your head now (sorry! Or, you’re welcome, depending on your outlook), take a look at some of the best examples of this trend. And stock ’em!

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Radiance of Hope triple band orbit ring

Radiance of Hope by Maya Caroleena by Design



Bi Shang simulated diamond x ring

Bi Shang Corp.



Gabriel and Co. Kaslique diamond whirl ring

Gabriel & Co.



Classic of New York curved multi-row CZ ring

Classic of New York



Charming Silver linked full finger ring

Charming Silver



Ti Sento Milano two-tone CZ open ring

Ti Sento Milano




Stuller floating diamond bar ring




Charles Garnier Paris Tonia floating bangle

Charles Garnier Paris



Frederic Duclos California Metropolis cuff

Frédéric Duclos



Kit Heath Infinity two-tone cuff bracelet

Kit Heath



Joey J triple cross cuff bracelet

Joey J.


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