Trend: Delicate Jewelry
Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to jewelry. Lately, more subdued jewelry of a smaller scale has been favored by celebrities and fashionistas alike. Daintier pieces are not only easier to wear, but they are much more comfortable as well. With tiny studs or a whisper-thin necklace, there’s no need to worry about sagging ear lobes or an aching neck caused by larger statement pieces.
Rosanne Karmes, Founder and Designer of Sydney Evan and SHY by Sydney Evan, specializes in delicate jewelry. Rosanne explains that she favors simple jewels because “I don’t ever have to take them off… unless I am getting a massage of course!” She continues: “I love that no matter how small something is, it still has the same sentimental value and personalization as something large. It says something about my mood. When I wear my delicate pieces, I’m feeling peaceful and want to be understated.”
A fun and creative aspect of delicate jewelry is the ability to layer. The old school rules about not mixing metals or removing one accessory before leaving the house certainly do not apply to this trend. Rosanne is all about layering. “For necklaces, I recommend starting with the shorter 16” chains that have small, delicate pieces on them. Then add a 20″ chain with a slightly bigger pendant. Finish it off with a 36″ necklace with multiple-sized charms of different shapes and colors.” Of course, dainty rings and bracelets are made to stack as well. When it comes to dainty jewels, feel free to be gluttonous.
Perhaps the best part about delicate jewelry is that there are options at every price point. Here are our top picks in all categories, and, remember, layer up.
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Kassandra 18K Yellow Gold Vermeil Triangle Earrings ($110)
Selin Kent White Gold Charlotte Studs ($215)
BaubleBar Gold Karat Drops Earring ($32)
Sydney Evan Mini Enamel Evil Eye Stud Earrings ($275)
Sydney Evan 14K Yellow Gold Arrow Ring with Diamonds ($595)
Gorjana Vesta Open Ring ($40)
Jennifer Meyer Opal Inlay Circle Ring ($350)
Shashi Solitaire Ring ($32)
Sydney Evan Mini Diamond Evil Eye Bracelet in White Gold ($440)
Dogeared Reminder Bracelet Good Luck Elephant ($72)
Alex Woo Mini Cord Bracelet ($78)
Ela Rae Clara Hand Chain ($89)
Alex Woo Bee Pendant Necklace ($898)
Shy by Sydney Evan Bow Necklace with Diamond Bezel ($125)
Nadri Bar Pendant ($48)
Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace ($65)
-Casey Sharbaugh currently resides in New York City and works in the fashion industry. In her spare time, you can find Casey spinning, trying new beauty products, or browsing the city for the best ice cream cone. Find her on Twitter at @caseyhshar