Trend File: Jewelry That’s With the Band

Simmering alongside the many trends that celebrate maximalism in fashion jewelry this summer (think lobster motifs and jewelry beaded in a riot of primary colors) is one that’s deeply minimalist.

Designers are doubling, and even tripling, lines of unembellished metal to create cool banded styles, often in yellow golds or gold-toned alloys. The allure of banded styles for retailers and consumers is an opportunity to get a big-and-bold look without the physical weight and sky-high costs of a more solid gold design.

For retailers looking to show consumers something fresh feeling, the look is a sophisticated (and no-fuss) alternative to stacking rings and multiple earrings styling. A double-banded ring or a double-hoop earring gives you a layered gold look in a single piece.

Here are a few of my favorite sleek-and-banded styles out there:

Mejuri Trio ear cuff
Mejuri Trio ear cuff, $35
Selin Kent Nico ring
Selin Kent 14k yellow gold Nico ring, $1,425


Zoe Chicco huggie earring
Zoë Chicco 14k gold double huggie earring


Hoorsenbuhs Phantom ring
Hoorsenbuhs Phantom ring, $3,950
French Connection double hoops
French Connection double hoops, $34
AUrate Bridge ring
AUrate 14k gold Bridge ring, $550
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