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5 Jewelry Trends We Can’t Wait to Try

We’re looking at our favorite jewelry trends of the season, from star necklaces to baroque pearl earrings

Did you know that jewelry is the world’s oldest art form, predating cave paintings by tens of thousands of years? Like any art form, jewelry is constantly evolving, often referencing the past yet always looking to the future. This season is no different, with the runways, red carpets, fashion publications, and even the streets pronouncing the latest jewelry trends. Join us below as we take a brief look at a few of our favorite fashion-forward jewelry styles.

The Ottoman Star Gilded Pendant Necklace and Earrings feature sparkling Swarovski® crystals.


Stardust & Moonbeams
Maybe it’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing or perhaps it’s simply written in the stars, either way, the celestial trend is reaching out-of-this-world proportions this season. Be on the lookout for starry necklaces and earrings, moonstone rings, and other heavenly pieces inspired by the cosmos.

Celestial jewels (clockwise): American Star Drop Necklace, Ottoman Star Gunmetal Pin, Celestial Sphere Pendant Necklace, and Man in the Moon Ring Moonstone Ring


Chain Reaction
Chain-link necklaces are in-demand at the moment, with chunky gold necklaces gracing the necks of A-listers and other chic tastemakers. Try one of our Byzantine Circle Necklaces, and bonus points if you layer it with another statement-making necklace like the Byzantine Bead.

Byzantine Circle and Byzantine Bead Jewelry


Bold & Gold
Speaking of gold jewelry, the ears have it this season, with gold, attention-grabbing earrings making a dramatic splash. Opt for something standout yet versatile like these Javanese Moon Drop Earrings.

Javanese Moon Drop Earrings


Lust(er) for Life
Jackie Kennedy once said, “Pearls are always appropriate.” We couldn’t agree more. Not only do pearls elevate any ensemble, but they are also universally flattering. Whether you choose pearl earrings or necklaces (or both), you just can’t go wrong with this wardrobe staple. (We’re rather partial to these baroque pearl beauties.)

Pearl earrings and necklace


An Odd Couple
Now here’s something fresh and unexpected: mismatched earrings. An asymmetrical pair lends an edgy yet elegant vibe to your 9-to-5 look. Give this trend a whirl with a sophisticated pair like these Moon and Stars Drop Earrings or a whimsical one like the Paintbrush and Palette Drop Earrings.

Mismatched earrings: Moon and Stars Drop (top) and Paintbrush and Palette Drop (bottom)


For more of our favorite new jewelry looks for the season, visit us online at store.metmuseum.org.

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