Gold jewellery never goes out of style, but 2018 has seen the biggest gold rush in recent years. Tribal, traditional, floral, vintage – no matter the theme, one common motto runs through the popular and best gold jewellery styles in 2018 – ‘Go big or go home’.
Big and chunky bracelets, hoops, statement necklaces and rings have ruled the ‘gold’ roost this year.
We’ve rounded up a few raging hot gold jewellery trends that are causing a stir in 2018, keeping in mind party favourites across the globe as well as the upcoming Indian wedding season.
Top 5 Global Gold Jewellery Trends In 2018
1. Gold Hoops
Simple, yet extremely elegant and enchanting, gold earrings in hoop silhouettes are the uber sophisticated counterpart of the large hoop trend that is already big this summer. Check out the collections of Elizabeth and James, Loren Stewart and JW Anderson. Find the best gold hoop pieces on Net-A-Porter.
2. Cocktail Rings
Let your hand do the talking. Go for statement cocktail gold rings in yellow or rose gold. Astral and floral designs in pure gold, with a dash of shiny gemstones are making waves. Explore the designs of Chanel, Dior and Oscar De La Renta.
3. Vintage Gold
Neo victorian, Edwardian and Georgian style gold jewellery is stealing the thunder of every other type of jewellery this year. Another style in antique jewellery that is amassing buzz is vintage tribal jewellery. Larkspur & Hawk and Fred Leighton have some of the world’s finest collections. Also, Christie’s has antique jewellery collectibles to die for. Baroque cultured pearls with a dash of gold, in form of pear drop earrings, pearl and gold necklaces and pearl and gold bracelets are a big hit with fashionistas and celebs. Mikimoto is the best place to shop for pearls.
4. Big Gold Cuffs
It’s not only Wonder Woman who wears magical gold cuffs. Big gold cuffs embedded with coloured stones paired with big gold hoops and a white flowing dress or a simple but big gold cuffs sans any design paired with bronze metallic gown, are hot favourite party looks. Kenneth Jay Lane, Chloe, and Carolina Bucci have created gorgeous designs recently.
5. Layered Gold Chains
Technically not a new trend, layered gold chains have been revived in a big way in 2018. The amazing thing about this trend is you can experiment it with a casual, street-style avatar, or make it part of a swanky party ensemble.
A petite one with a charm and a thick linked one with a pendant, a multi-stoned gold choker and layers of other gold chains, there’s no wrong way of wearing layered necklaces. Try the beautiful designs of Jennifer Fisher and Isabel Marant.
Top 6 Bridal Gold Jewellery Trends
People all around the world seem to think (and rightly so) that the biggest Indian fixations are cricket, curries and deities. Be that as it may, if there’s anything Indians are compulsively obsessed with, it’s the ‘Wedding Season’. The wedding frenzy is coded in the Indian DNA that gets activated heavily during the Indian Wedding Season, which is now at hand.
Each year, from the entertainment and fashion echelons of India, comes a trend of wedding styles, attires and jewellery styles that remains in fashion throughout the year. As aspirational as young Indian women are in terms of sartorial styles and jewellery choices, when it comes to their wedding glitz, they are ‘ninja brides’ who love to dazzle the world with their larger than life, bejewelled display.
1. Mathapatti/ Large maang tikkas
Whether the bride picks a forehead lining elaborate mathapatti (as found on traditional South Indian brides) or Kashmiri or Rajasthani style extra large maang tikkas, one thing is certain. The forehead adornment trend is going to be literally massive this wedding season.
2. Moon-shaped earrings
Being the bride is all about being the centre of attention. Enter Chandbali, the heavily embellished crescent moon shaped earrings.Chandbalis with ornate traditional designs and/or kundan work will be preferred by the brides of 2018.
Here is the guide to know completely about ” Kundan Jewellery “
3. Maharani Necklace Or Layered Thick Necklace
The royal air of a queen will be clearly palpale on the brides this season with the rising popularity of queen-size multi-layered necklace. Traditional and ornate designs are making a huge splash these days. Nothing spells aristocracy like a Maharani Necklace.
4. Large Jadau Chokers
We’re calling it. Inspired by Sabyasachi, and worn by Bollywood celebs like Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma with their wedding ensembles, super large handcrafted Kundan/Polki chokers are going to be sported by every fashion-conscious Indian bride this year.
5. Big Nose Ring or Nath
As always, the Indian film industry has set the tone for bridal ensemble ‘must-haves’. As made famous by Deepika Padukone in the movie Padmavat, big nose rings with intricate designs are surely going to be on every bride-to-be’s jewellery wishlist.
6. Stackable gold wedding bands and engagement rings
These are gold wedding bands, stacked together on the ring finger. They are different rings made of rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. Another popular style is to wear engagement or wedding rings made of two contrasting gold colours, like rose gold and white gold, or yellow gold and platinum. That’s one chic way to stay golden forever.
Best jewellery designers for bridal collections
- Poonam Soni
- Sabyasachi Jewellery
- Suhani Pittie
- Mira Gulati
- Asha Kamal Modi
- Maheep Kapoor
- Farah Khan
Best jewellery brands for bridal collections
- Amrapali Jewels
- Rivaah by Tanishq
- Ra Abta
- Purple Tresor
Wedding or no wedding, the gold is here to stay. Try some of these trends at the next party or a wedding you’re invited to, you’ll experience many ‘all eyes on me’ moments.
And if you’re slated to be a bride in 2018, go all out with the bridal trends! It’s your special day and the gold will make it even more so.