In the era of the first jewelry trends (Ancient Egypt, 4400 BC), materials such as stone, ivory and bones were highly revered. Fast forward to 2023, and natural elements such as hammered gold, moonstone and enamel are once again making the rounds in the jewelry room.
1. organic materials and textures
Found in nature, timeless textures such as coarse precious stones, raw metal and unique pearls materialize this organic trend, described by Yan as “humble materials reinvented”.”These remarkable textures, patterns and colors make each piece of jewelry unique. With the help of global artisans, Louis Abel and Nada Ghazal are just some of the “designers who are redefining what fine jewelry could be by incorporating precious stones in their most raw states, using simple frames and displaying perfect imperfections.”
2. thick centerpieces for everyone
Jewelry is for everyone-and this is true for all the trends that we highlight. The basis of this androgynous trend embodies what we like to call our jewelry essentials—classic casts and colors from editorial acclaimed designers such as Young Frankk and Walters Faith. Stacks of mixed metal cuffs, diamond rings, hoop earrings—these universal silhouettes, as Yan likes to say, “change the perception of fine Jewelry.”In our conversation with Yan, we discussed the experience of customer tastes in jewelry and how these basic jewelry silhouettes have evolved over time — something that publishers are experiencing firsthand with our retail business.
3. Architectural Approach
“Inspired by architecture, sculpture and the illusion of radically modern patterns,” we buy this rich and dynamic trend through edgy drop earrings, link bracelets and everyday ear studs. Yan talks about these hidden shapes and these precious stone puzzles that symbolize the “timeless appeal of Art Deco, Cubism and Abstract Art” in our culture. Our editors experiment in the field of jewelry and are delighted with the limited edition collaboration between Khaite and the Danish jewelry brand Elhanati. Each piece is handmade in Elhanati’s Workshop in Copenhagen, equal parts declaration and signature.
4. visions of the earth
Motivated by conscious pleasure, Yan considers sustainability as the next richness status symbol. “The world is turning to sustainability and designers are turning to a circular economy that includes upcycling and reuse.”These circular materials include materials and patterns found in nature, such as wood, flowers, insects and precious stones from the laboratory. This environmentally friendly trend is at the origin of the favorite brands of the editors Silvia Furmanovich and Futura, which do not threaten their know-how in renewable energy.
5. learn more about the history
Yan’s research linking personal memories and meanings to jewelry through storytelling notes this emotion-based trend as “a renewed attachment to meaningful jewelry rooted in Symbology and sentimentality.”Heirloom models, including engagement rings, medallions and charm bracelets, are priceless signs that are passed down from generation to generation. Yan shares the value of her taste experience with her mother’s antique pieces: “In her time, few Asian women wore antique pieces because they were considered unhappy, and no one would want to own such a thing in her time.”These values of intention, energy and know-how are visible in the current collections of Ana Katarina and Céline Daoust, which allow buyers to literally wear their heart on their sleeve.