5 jewelry trends that are in this summer and 4 that are out, according to jewelers and stylists

5 jewelry trends that are in this summer and 4 that are out, according to jewelers and stylists
  • Business Insider asked jewelers and stylists which jewelry trends are in and out this summer.  

  • Colorful gemstones and chunky chains are both on the rise for the warmer season.

  • On the other hand, monochrome and shell jewelry are both fading in popularity.

The international jewelry market is estimated to generate over $310 billion in revenue this year.

If you're looking to get in on the action and spruce up your collection this summer, look no further. Business Insider asked jewelers and stylists which jewelry trends are in and out right now.

Here's what the experts said.

Charm jewelry is making a big comeback.

woman walking down a street wearing a neutral toned outfit with sunglasses and gold jewelry
You can elevate charm necklaces with colorful gems. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

According to Kendra Sharpe, wardrobe stylist and creative director of Kendra Sharpe Styling, the charm renaissance is upon us.

The stylist recommended choosing charms that speak to you to make them more personable.

"The bigger the better, and the more unique the better," she told BI.

Colorful gemstones can add a pop of color to any outfit.

close up shot of a hand with a blue sapphire ring
Blue, green, and purple stones are trending right now. THE POSE/Shutterstock

According to Joseph Denaburg, fourth-generation jeweler at Levy's Fine Jewelry, vibrant gemstone jewelry is on the rise this summer.

"Think of rings adorned with sapphires, earrings set with emeralds, and bracelets featuring amethysts," he said. "These colorful pieces are perfect for adding a pop of color to any ensemble."

The jeweler also said you can opt for multicolored gemstones. These can be mixed and matched with various outfits, making them a dynamic choice.

Small watches are winning people over this summer.

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Delicate watches are more popular than chunky bands. andersphoto/Shutterstock

According to Sharpe, delicate watches are in this season — the smaller the better.

"Add some stackable bracelets around it, or wear it by itself for a sophisticated look," she told BI.

The stylist recommended opting for gold, silver, or a mix of both.

Bold, chunky chains are all the rage right now.

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Thick chain necklaces are a stylish accessory. Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images

According to Denaburg, chunky chains are making a strong comeback.

"These statement pieces are highly versatile, allowing them to be styled with both casual and formal outfits," he told BI. "Fashion enthusiasts love them for their ability to transform a simple outfit into something eye-catching and sophisticated."

Whether worn as a standalone piece or layered with other necklaces, the stylist said, they add an instant edge to any look.

Mismatched earrings can add a bold touch to your look.

woman looking down and smiling while walking down a street wearing fancy clothes
Your earrings don't have to match. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Mismatched earrings are breaking onto the summer scene, according to Sharpe.

She recommended investing in a pair with a similar design but different lengths to add a touch of boldness to any outfit.

On the other hand, minimalist necklaces are fading out of style.

close up shot of a woman wearing a simple gold necklace
Minimalist jewelry isn't as popular anymore. Iordanis/Shutterstock

This season, the focus is on bold impressions rather than understated elegance.

"One tiny, dainty necklace is just not enough right now," Jane Winchester Paradis, jeweler and founder of Jane Win Jewelry, told BI.

Denaburg recommended making room in your closet for more prominent and eye-catching designs.

Bright-colored, plastic jewelry can come across as juvenile.

closeup shot of a woman wearing a chunky blue necklace
Bold, statement necklaces aren't in for summer. Stephanie Nnamani/Getty Images

Though often a favorite at festivals, brightly-colored necklaces — often made of plastic or resin — can seem a little juvenile and cheap in other environments, according to Patrick Kenger, personal and celebrity stylist and image consultant at Pivot.

"To elevate your look, opt for elegant bead designs in muted colors or possibly chic and thin metal chains," he told BI.

Monochrome or single-tone jewelry is becoming less popular.

close up shot of a woman wearing gold jewelry texting on her phone while walking outside
Mixing metals is more popular right now. Christian Vierig/Getty Images

According to Denaburg and Winchester Paradis, this summer is all about embracing multicolored jewelry.

Denaburg explained that mixed metals bring vibrancy and versatility to any wardrobe. And Winchester Paradis said layering silver and gold necklaces is especially popular right now.

Put away your shell necklaces.

man walking down a street wearing sunglasses and earbuds with a eclectic outfit
Even though they're beachy, shells aren't trending this summer. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

"Jewelry incorporating natural shells is fun and certainly gives off a beach-like vibe, but it can come across as too casual," Kenger told BI.

The stylist said it also lacks versatility because transferring the look to non-summer months is harder.

As a replacement, consider pieces featuring pearls. They can still achieve an understated look but with more polish.

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