Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Jewellery Trends: What To Wear

As we move towards September, it’s nearly time to break out the chunky knitwear, throw on a cosy scarf and start complaining about the cold weather.

But it’s not all doom and gloom – the new season means new and exciting jewellery trends, straight from the runways of London, New York, Milan and Paris. In case you need a little refresher, we’ve broken down some of the key jewellery trends for autumn/winter 2020, along with some additional tips on how to really make your outfit pop this season!

AW20/21 Colour Trends by Pantone

Before we launch into the top jewellery trends of autumn/winter 2020, let’s take a look at the colours that were trending on this season’s runways. Created by experts from the Pantone Colour Institute, this seasonal colour palette offers an overview of the shades you can expect to see throughout fashion collections during the upcoming months:

Offering a rich narrative, the color palette for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 highlights our desire for versatile, timeless color…Imbued with strength and personality, colors for Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 encourage our ongoing desire for unique self-expression through creative and unusual visual statements that stand out.


– Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Although it might not be quite so relevant to jewellery, it’s worth knowing about these trending autumn/winter colours for when you’re picking out your outfits this season!

Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Jewellery Trends

Pearls

That’s right – the pearl jewellery trend is here to stay!

Back in spring/summer, people were questioning whether pearls were still in style after several seasons of success. But we think it might be impossible for these lustrous gems to outstay their welcome, as designers continue to find new and mesmerising ways to incorporate them in jewellery. 

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For autumn/winter 2020, pearls were once again showcased in a mix of classic and contemporary styles; from sleek silver structures finished with organic Keshi pearls to multi-strand necklaces that draped elegantly around the neck.

Pearl earrings were really the stand-out feature of the autumn/winter runways, often displayed in unconventional frameworks or even worn around the ear rather than through the lobe. 

Shaun Leane Sterling Silver & Pearl Cherry Blossom Large Hook Earrings
Shaun Leane Sterling Silver & Pearl Cherry Blossom Large Hook Earrings
ChloBo Silver & Pearl Confetti Falls Necklace
ChloBo Silver & Pearl Confetti Falls Necklace
Joshua James Radiance Silver & Mother of Pearl Trellis Drop Earrings
Joshua James Radiance Silver & Mother of Pearl Trellis Drop Earrings

Lucky Charms & Protective Talismans

Perhaps the most appropriate and meaningful jewellery trend for autumn/winter 2020/2021, charm jewellery saw some breathtakingly innovative variations on the runways this year.

In particular, many designs gave off a distinctly mystical mood, featuring protective symbols such as the hamsa hand and the evil eye. Although charm jewellery has been trending for a few years now, this time it was reinterpreted in a uniquely creative and captivating manner.

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In a time when we’re all searching for a little extra positivity, these spiritual catwalk creations feel particularly entrancing and inspirational. If you’re looking to embrace this particular trend, make sure to check out our collection of ChloBo jewellery, where you can find handmade stacking bracelets and layering necklaces featuring a variety of cute and meaningful charms!

ChloBo Silver Everyday Seeker Bracelet
ChloBo Silver Everyday Seeker Bracelet
ChloBo Gold Strength of the Moon Necklace
ChloBo Silver Hand of Protection Bracelet

Chain Link Jewellery

Another throwback to SS20, chain links are set to be a major jewellery trend for autumn/ winter 2020. From chunky neck-wear to dangling statement earrings, chain links featured heavily across the catwalks, from Paris to New York to Milan.

As well as industrial style designs, we also saw some more delicate variations, and others that were finished with luxurious diamond touches for a more elegant vibe. 

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It’s no surprise that this trend is here to stay – nothing dresses up a chunky knit jumper like a simple chain link necklace! Get your autumn/winter outfits on point with one of our more luxurious options below…

Joshua James Precious 9ct Yellow, White & Rose Gold Interlinking Bracelet
Joshua James Precious 9ct Yellow, White & Rose Gold Interlinking Bracelet
Joshua James Precious 9ct Yellow Gold Oval Links Station Necklace
Joshua James Precious 9ct Yellow Gold Oval Links Station Necklace
Joshua James Precious 9ct Yellow Gold & Diamond Hammered Chain Link Drop Earrings
Joshua James Precious 9ct Yellow Gold & Diamond Hammered Chain Link Drop Earrings

Exotic Creatures

One of the more playful jewellery trends for autumn/winter 2020 came in the form of bold animal-inspired accessories. A variety of creatures were masterfully interpreted in golden silhouettes and jewel-encrusted brooches, creating a daring balance of glamour and playfulness. And just in time for Halloween, we even saw a number of creepy crawlers illustrated in precious metals and stones!

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Looking for an elegant way to incorporate this autumn jewellery trend into your outfit? Check out some of our current creature favourites below:

Thomas Sabo Silver & White Zirconia Pave Dragonfly Necklace
Thomas Sabo Silver & White Zirconia Pave Dragonfly Necklace
Joshua James Serenity Silver & CZ Bee Drop Earrings
Joshua James Serenity Silver & CZ Bee Drop Earrings
Thomas Sabo Yellow Gold Scarab Necklace
Thomas Sabo Yellow Gold Scarab Necklace

Celestial Statements

The celestial trend has been somewhat prominent for a while now, but the jewellery for autumn/winter 2020 looks to be especially enchanting and attention-grabbing.

From dazzling drop earrings to statement sparkling rings, many runway accessories featured starry motifs set in gleaming metallic structures. Oscar de la Renta in particular stole the show with his take on this autumn/winter jewellery trend.

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As we move into the season of colder weather and darker skies, eye-catching cosmic jewellery could be the perfect way to brighten up your look! And who doesn’t love an extra bit of sparkle during the Christmas season?

Thomas Sabo Silver & White Zirconia Star Ring
Thomas Sabo Silver & White Zirconia Star Ring
ChloBo Silver Quinary Star Necklace
ChloBo Silver Quinary Star Necklace
Thomas Sabo White Zirconia Magic Stars Drop Earrings
Thomas Sabo White Zirconia Magic Stars Drop Earrings

Cuff Bracelets

Cuff bracelets were a big hit this year, especially at Paris Fashion Week. Often used to draw attention to a statement clutch, they were also seen alone to make a dramatic solo impression. Many of the designs we saw showcased a distinctly abstract feel, brought to life in chunky metallic structures that immediately drew the eye to the wrist.

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We love this winter 2020 jewellery trend as it offers the perfect way to accessorise a chunky knit jumper or simple t-shirt during the colder weather! Layer up your bangles and cuff bracelets to add an extra edge to your everyday style.

ChloBo Silver & Iolite Graceful Aura Bangle
ChloBo Silver & Iolite Graceful Aura Bangle
Thomas Sabo Yellow Gold Engravable Love Cuff Bangle
Thomas Sabo Yellow Gold Engravable Love Cuff Bangle
Joshua James Motive Silver Ruffle Bangle
Joshua James Motive Silver Ruffle Bangle

Sparkle

Another trend to brighten up your autumn/winter outfits, there was plenty of sparkle adorning the runways for the 2020/21 season. Luxurious classics were reinterpreted in confident and contemporary styles, as dramatic diamond necklaces were flaunted solo or paired with swinging chandelier earrings to pile on the glam. In particular, we saw some breathtaking looks from Marc Jacobs at Paris Fashion week.

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Sparkle is always a staple for Christmas, but this year it’s time to really splash out and take inspiration from some of these stunning catwalk styles! If diamond jewellery is a bit out of your budget, cubic zirconia offers plenty of sparkle without the hefty price tag.

Joshua James Stardust Silver & CZ Twist Necklace
Joshua James Stardust Silver & CZ Twist Necklace
Joshua James Precious 9ct White Gold & Diamond Chain Drop Earrings
Joshua James Precious 9ct White Gold & Diamond Chain Drop Earrings
Diamonfire Silver & White Zirconia Graduated Tennis Necklace
Diamonfire Silver & White Zirconia Graduated Tennis Necklace

Single Statement Earrings

Another callback to spring/summer, the asymmetrical earring craze is here to stay for the colder months. But this autumn/winter 2020 jewellery trend takes the look to a whole new level, as we saw even more dramatic and captivating styles across the catwalks.

This season it’s all about the single statement earring, designed to be worn solo as the centrepiece of your outfit. “The bigger, the better” was clearly the rule of thumb for many designers this year, as we saw sleek and oversized metallic shapes adorn one side of the face.

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If you want to jump on this 2020/2021 earring trend, you want to choose a single oversized earring to really make a statement (any of the Shaun Leane hook earrings make for an excellent choice). If you’re reluctant to leave your other ear totally bare, accessorise with a tiny stud – anything more and the look becomes just a little too much!

Shaun leane Yellow Gold Vermeil Large Hook Earrings
Shaun leane Yellow Gold Vermeil Large Hook Earrings
Shaun Leane Sterling Silver & 0.40ct Diamond Large Hook Earrings
Shaun Leane Sterling Silver & 0.40ct Diamond Large Hook Earrings
Shaun Leane Rose Gold Vermeil Large Hook Earrings
Shaun Leane Rose Gold Vermeil Large Hook Earrings

Which jewellery trend are you most excited about for the upcoming autumn/winter season? Will you be sporting an edgy asymmetrical earring style or keeping it simple with a minimalist chain link necklace? Whatever you choose, just remember: this season is all about making a statement!

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