As I was looking online for fall jewelry trends, I realized that so many of them are inspired by iconic jewelry. If you’ve ever walked along Fifth Avenue in New York, or wandered around the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, you’ve probably seen these jewelry styles in the windows of stores like Cartier and Tiffany & Co. Here are five of these styles, and the affordable versions that I have found.
1. Chain Link Bracelets And Necklaces
Tiffany & Co. is known for many iconic jewelry styles, one of which is their Heart Tag Charm Bracelet. The chunky sterling silver chain bracelet is simple but bold, and the charm can be engraved.
If the Tiffany & Co. version isn’t in your budget, there are plenty of affordable options in-store and online. Chunky chain bracelets and necklaces are a huge trend this season.
$ Argento Vivo’s Chain Line Bracelet comes in both gold and silver.
$$ Alexis Bittar’s Crystal-Encrusted Mesh Soft Chain Link bracelet mixes gold and silver, as well as two textures.
$$$ This Jane Basch Initial Locket Chain Link Bracelet is simple and classic.
If you prefer a chain link necklace, take a look at these:
$ The Kooples Chain Link Toggle Necklace is currently 60% off (at time of writing).
$$ This J.Crew Enamel Link Necklace is perfect for those who love colorful jewelry.
$$$ Rachel Comey Lume Necklace is simple and chic.
2. Gold Bangles
One of Cartier’s most iconic jewelry styles is the Love Bracelet, a smooth band of gold, with screw motifs (yes, as in nails and screws) along the center. This gorgeous bangle is $4,500. You’ll find plenty of affordable bangles that emulate this classic style.
$ For a clean look take a look at J.Crew’s Hinge Bracelet which comes in gold, rose gold and silver, and is under $20.
$ If you like a little sparkle, try Kate Spade’s Crystal Hinge Bangle.
$$ Tory Burch’s Logo Bangle has a similar feel to the Cartier style.
Wear these alone or stacked with other bangles, chain bracelets or beads.
3. Crystal Drop Earrings
If you’ve ever watched a Hollywood Red Carpet show, you’ll have seen celebrities adorned with Harry Winston diamond earrings. You’ll find plenty of crystal imitations in stores and online this year, especially as the holiday season approaches.
$ J.Crew’s Pave Feather Chain Earrings come in clear crystal and colored crystal options.
$ Nadri always has a large selection of affordable crystal drop pieces like these Leverback Earrings.
$$ Adriana Orsini also has a few different crystal drop earrings, including these Dangle Drop ones available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
4. Colorful Bangles
Hermès is best known for its gorgeous silk scarves but this iconic fashion house also makes beautiful enamel bracelets. I haven’t found anything as detailed as the Hermès bracelets, but I’ve found lots of solid and one striped option.
$ Kate Spade’s Spade Thin Bangle comes in four colors.
$ Ann Taylor’s Horsebit Bracelet has an equestrian feel like the Hermès bracelets.
$$ Tory Burch’s Raised Logo Enamel bracelet comes in three different striped versions.
For other bangle options in fun bold colors, take a look at these:
$ I opted for a colored animal print bangle from Ann Taylor. I found this one in-store, but you can buy the Zebra Print Bangle online.
5. Floral Statement Jewelry
The latest bold floral statement earrings remind me of Bulgari Floral Jewelry. Their three-dimension flowers are intricate and beautiful.
My floral earrings are a pair of Elizabeth Cole earrings that I found at Banana Republic a year or so ago. These are no longer available but you’ll find plenty of bright, bold floral options on her website.
$$ For a bold ring (also a fall trend) take a look at this Frances Valentine Emerald Flower Ring.
Honorable Mention For Iconic Jewelry Styles
I also have to mention the Van Cleef And Arpels Alhambra® motif which is inspired by the four-leaf clover. I only found one similar style; Ann Taylor’s Mixed Metal Flower Drop Earrings (perfect for those of us who are reluctant to mix metals!)
You may be wondering why I didn’t include the classic string of pearls in my list of iconic jewelry styles. Well, I had so much to say about pearls that I’m going to dedicate an entire post to them. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so that you can be the first to see that post!
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