As every trendsetter knows, jewelry is non-negotiable for acting your outfit. To help you look on-point, we rounded up the hottest designs from the runways, which were glowing up this year with big gold baubles and bangles galore. Going beyond your everyday statement pieces, this season’s jewelry is all about creating a lasting impact. If you’re eager to test out these catwalk looks, here are the top gold jewelry trends of spring 2021.
Gold statement earrings
Move over basic hoops — it’s time to get artsy with your gold statement earrings. But this time, there are no rules, letting you get as expressive and wild as you like.
Go for designs with abstract shapes, instead of your usual go-to for a more outside-the-box vibe. Whether you prefer round organic shapes or spiky danglers, it’s a matter of representing your individual taste, be it oversized or over-bedazzled. The Moonlighter Earrings, for example, put a funky twist on classic hoops, doubling as both a daytime-chic and night-out look.
Brownie points for finding gold statement earrings you can wear from AM to PM. The trick is choosing a pair that’s creative enough to be captivating, yet understated enough that you’re not overdoing it at your morning meetings.
Chunky gold necklaces
Make your neckline pop with sheer confidence. Right now, there’s no such thing as “too much” when it comes to gold necklace trends in spring 2021.
As seen on the runways, necklaces are supersized, showcasing more complex textures and of course, chunkier shapes. We’re seeing jumbo chains, towering trinkets and giant charms — some that are even combined with stones and gems for an intricate effect. For inspiration, this Sunset Cruise Necklace is an elegant way to embrace this season’s 90s jewelry comeback. It’s a clever chameleon piece that’s multi-occasional, so it’s graceful enough for formal wear but also trendy enough for any casual scene.
Ultimately, this spring jewlery trend is all about empowering yourself. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Layered gold necklaces
Who doesn’t love being draped in glam? In tune with this season’s theme of decadence, you can double, triple or even quadruple up your necklaces! It’s a matter of creating a layered look for a more dynamic aura.
Spend just five minutes on Instagram and you’ll see every style-addict showing off gorgeous and imaginative combinations of necklaces, all with varying textures and sizes. If you’re less experienced with this trend, you’re safer going for simple necklaces and bracelets with subtle designs. Or if you want to get more creative with this concept, choose pieces that vary in length — this trick creates more visual interest by using “opposites” in your pairings.
For more ideas for how to work this trend, visit our guide on how to layer gold jewelry. Our Sweet Pea Necklace is one of our favorite pieces for beginners learning to layered jewelry!
Nature-themed gold jewelry
Nature is a theme that never goes out of style. No wonder why designers never stop integrating this motif into their jewelry. In this case, size doesn’t really matter: the pieces can be big or small, as long as they channel nature such as charms that evoke the ocean or night sky.
Yet, above all, there’s one expression of this trend in particular that’s leading by storm: insect pendants! The Bee-witched Necklace practically defines this season’s obsession with nature pieces. Wear it any time of day, either casually with your favorite mom jeans and tee, or for a step above, go with a sundress and sandals.
Even if you’re not quite a nature-lover (or you’re scared of bugs), you might feel differently once you've tried this jewelry trend for spring 2021.