Dainty Gold Jewelry Pioneer Zoë Chicco’s New Collection Is Super Chunky

The wave toward chunkier and more outré jewelry styles in contemporary jewelry design  has crested in an unlikely place.

Jewelry designer Zoë Chicco, who helped pioneer the incredibly popular and enduring “daily gold” look that hinges on small, thin, and dainty designs, shared her latest collection with JCK this week—and it’s chock-full of chunky, voluminous 14k yellow gold styles that altogether feel like a departure for the fine jewelry store staple brand.

It’s even called Heavy MetalAfter the success of the brand’s Curb Chain collection (which was full of smaller-scale pieces that included curb-link chain), Chicco says she noticed a pivot in the “everyday jewelry” trend toward women mixing bold and delicate pieces together.  

Zoe Chicco Heavy Metal collection
Pieces from Zoë Chicco’s Heavy Metal collection
“I think women are looking for larger statement pieces to layer with their everyday styles,” she said in a statement, “and eventually those chunkier chain pieces become part of their day-to-day accessory story.”

Styles are handmade in-house at Zoë’s 8,000-square-foot studio in Los Angeles and range in price from $290 to $2,500. The collection hits stores, e-commerce, and ZoeChicco.com on Feb. 18.

Top: Curb-chain 14k gold necklace from the Heavy Metal collection by Zoë Chicco

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