There are plenty of jewellery trends emerging at the moment, but the one I am particularly excited about is the fact that gemstones are back with a vengeance, and they have some serious attitude! You can still get the delicate necklaces and pretty charms that make gemstones such a timeless classic, but in terms of changing fashions, this season is all about rough-cut, brightly coloured statement pieces that scream vibrancy whilst delivering some serious impact.
These new gemstone pieces, known as raw stones, can be bold as well as beautiful, instantly giving a lift to all those office party and Christmas outfits you’ll be keeping a look out for. With so colours ranging from bright blue Lapis Lazuli, to subtle tones of Grey Agate, you should be able to find something to suit you. I have always liked gemstones, but for those of you who haven’t really come across this kind of jewellery before, here are just a few reasons why I’m so glad they’re back on fashions radar.
The diversity of gemstones is what makes them so unique and versatile. They can be set into any metal, but also be cut and tailored to complement vastly different looks. For example, you can buy one simple gemstone necklace, and either pair it with an elegant evening dress and some killer heels, or layer up the piece with some more necklaces of different lengths, pendants and a cosy jumper for a day outfit, to create something a little more bohemian.
This is the motto of the beautiful handmade jewellery from ChloBo, who specialise in luxury pieces that convey different moods and personalities. Layering is a huge fashion trend right now, so even if the colour of the stone you love is quite a contrast to your normal style, you can mix it up with different textures and coloured metals to make something that’s completely unique.
Seen as we’re talking about being unique, the other thing I’ve always enjoyed about gemstone jewellery is they’re the only pieces to truly convey different meanings. Each stone represents a different personality trait or spiritual power, and I think this whole idea makes the process of selecting your own piece all the more fun. For example, you could choose a bracelet that’s made of Labradorite, which is regarded as a calming and healing stone, known for its reputation as the stone of spiritual awakening.
Or instead, you could get a piece that incorporates pink Aventurine, a calming stone helping to bring universal love, or how about adding a touch of Smoky Quartz to your outfit, said to be a protective stone that shields against negative energies. All of this makes gemstone jewellery the perfect Christmas present idea too, as you can pick a bracelet or necklace that says something about your relationship with the recipient.
Have you bought any gemstone jewellery recently or added any to your christmas wishlist?
What style did you go for?
Let me know in the comments section!
*This post is in association with ChloBo*