In response to a more demanding public, the wide array of gemstones now available to the average consumer is a sparkling affair.
We highlight this renewed interest in beautiful jewelry that speaks to personal values and interests, by unveiling the latest in gemstone trends. Read on for the top 5.
Sustainable and Ethical Gemstone Sourcing
One of the biggest trends is the move to alternatives to traditional gemstones, which has led to more diversity in the gemstone industry. Exciting alternatives can now be found. This is a response to the growing demand for sustainable mining practices and ethical gemstone sourcing.
It has given rise to a wider range of gemstones, from classic stones to more exotic offerings. Moissanite rings, in particular, have gained popularity among eco-conscious and budget-savvy consumers alike.
Modern Twists on Vintage Styles
The classics never die but instead are reinvented to suit a younger audience. This is noticeable in everything from decor to fashion, where neo-vintage designs breathe new life into vintage clothes and antique jewelry.
This fusion of classic and modern elements allows a new market to appreciate the designs of yesteryear in new ways. An offshoot of this trend is the demand for modern gemstone updates for heirloom pieces.
Vibrant Colors and Unconventional Cuts
More modern consumers are realizing gemstones’ role in fashion, thanks to wider color choices and unique shapes. This is evident from the trend of matching jewelers’ color palettes to trends like Pantone’s Color of the Year.
From vibrant emeralds to deep sapphires, a gemstone’s hue is now more important than ever before. Unconventional cuts and shapes are also popular, moving beyond traditional round and oval cuts. Geometric, asymmetrical, and custom designs are becoming as popular as conventional shapes.
Layering and Stacking
Fashion and make-up trends are not the only path to self-expression. The modern take on expressing your identity through jewelry includes layering and stacking pieces with different gemstones.
Complementary designs incorporating different colors allow individuality in the face of mass-produced designs. Consumers simply add and arrange pieces to suit their moods.
Personalized and Unique Statement Pieces
There’s a growing demand for personalized and statement pieces. These feature birthstones and other meaningful gemstones, creating an emotional attachment. Another feature is the interest in crystals believed to have healing properties.
Alongside this, we see how eye-catching statement pieces elevate even the simplest outfits. By combining personalized gemstone choices with more unique settings, they offer aesthetic appeal and holistic properties.