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Show Shopping: The Fine Jewelry Trend Taking Over Instagram RN |  May 22, 2023 (0 comments)


Merrick, NY—As Gen-Z snaps up all things Nineties—mom jeans, oversized tops, big bobbed hair, etc.—one trend is standing out for fine jewelry: white metal is back in a big way. Not that it ever actually went away, but the fashion set has been layering yellow gold for so long that white became more of a diamond setting than a fashion statement. Image: 18k gold with 0.57 ctw diamond pavé Fope.

No more. If three times makes a trend, we’re already way beyond that. To wit, as early as last year, Harper’s Bazaar was showing mixes of silver layered with pearls, while even the NYPD is (sort of) getting in on the act. Or, at least, a fictional detective isn’t shy about her love of jewelry: hacker Jet Slootmaekers, played by Ainsley Sieger in the latest Law & Orderspinoff, Organized Crime, is seen in almost every episode sporting a cascade of white metal necklacesIRL, Sieger is the daughter of NC-based goldsmith and designer Larry Sieger

Although her character’s jewelry is picked by the L&O wardrobe department, Larry Sieger says her off-screen vibe is similar and her jewelry collection includes pieces from a wide range of sources. 

Ainsley Sieger playing Jet Slootmaekers, the jewelry-loving hacker detective on Law & Order. Image snapped while watching TV.

As early as last year, Harper's Bazaar started showing layered jewelry mixed with pearls. Here's a white ensemble. Below, platinum and pearls by Platinum Born. Image: Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Leading Instagram fashion influencers are layering on white fine jewelry in different weights and thicknesses. Below top image: Dutch Instagram influencer Anouk Yve, whose one million followers try to adopt her minimalist style. She’s a fan of classic, simple pieces such as the bold ring and earrings she’s wearing here, as well as Tiffany jewelry, often seen in a white gold T bracelet and a silver Elsa Peretti Bone cuff. Follow her here.

Below, Signe, who goes by the Instagram handle useless_dk, is a Danish color and wardrobe consultant specializing in slow fashion and sustainability. Here, she wears her signature layered jewelry by Monica Vinader and Stilnest. To follow Signe, click here.

As you’re planning your Las Vegas shopping list, be sure to stock up on some white pieces, especially layerable chains, bangles, and earrings in different thicknesses and weights. Modern layering is all about mixing sizes and vibes. Throw a strand of pearls in occasionally, and don’t forget a nice big watch for arm adornment. Whether it’s platinum, white gold, silver, or a mix of all three, your customers are seeing white and will want to add it to their own wardrobes. Here are some brands offering a selection of fashionable white metal jewelry:

Start a collection with a classic stainless/diamond chronograph watch and add a slim bangle or chain for a layered look. Watch, Sport Sail by Michele.

Belle Étoile Adina ring has white mother-of-pearl and white stones set into rhodium-plated, nickel-allergy free, 925 sterling silver. Also available in lapis and black onyx.

Belle Étoile Claire bangle is sterling silver frosted with pavé-set stones gracefully enveloping a delicate gray pearl. 

Essex V earrings by Willow Diamonds are 18k rose and white gold with five graduated round brilliant diamonds each.

Classic round Star Wall pendant in 14K white gold and 0.04 ctw diamonds. Pendant is one-half inch diameter stationed on 14K white gold 16-18” adjustable chain. Graymoor Lane Designs.


Born to be layered: Platinum Halo choker and station necklace from Platinum Born.

18k white gold and diamond open necklace has 0.65 ctw of round diamonds and 0.90 ctw of baguettes. DA Gold.

A selection of white gold and diamond bangles from Gabriel & Co.

Amulet disk style diamond pendant necklace in platinum, from the Jeffrey Daniels collection by Gem Platinum.

Bracelet in 18k white gold from Hulchi Belluni’s Tresore collection, set with high quality diamonds.

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