A look at the upcoming trends in high-end jewellery, focusing on styles, gemstones, and designs that are expected to dominate the year.
As we welcome 2024, the world of high-end jewellery is poised to deliver some captivating trends that blend timeless elegance with contemporary flair.
At Simon West Fine Jewellery, we do our best to stay abreast of jewellery trends, ensuring our creations not only embody the latest styles but also retain an enduring appeal.
Let’s delve into the styles, gemstones, and designs that are set to define the custom, handmade jewellery landscape in 2024.
- Return to Bold and Dramatic Designs
This year, we should see a significant shift towards bold, statement pieces that command attention. Jewellery isn't just an accessory; it’s a form of expression, and larger-than-life pieces are becoming the choice of those who want to express their individuality and strength. Think oversized gemstones, prominent settings, and designs that are as much a conversation starter as they are beautiful.
- The Rise of Coloured Gemstones
While diamonds remain timeless, there’s an increasing inclination towards coloured gemstones that add a splash of personality and uniqueness to jewellery pieces. In 2024, we’re expecting to see a surge in popularity for stones like sapphires, emeralds, and even lesser-known gems like tourmalines and tanzanites. These stones not only offer a unique colour palette but also allow for more personalised and meaningful pieces.
- Eco-Conscious and Ethically Sourced Materials
Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword; it’s a practice that’s becoming increasingly important to consumers. In 2024, the trend continues with a focus on eco-friendly materials and ethically sourced gemstones. At Simon West Jewellery, we’re committed to this cause, offering pieces that not only look good but also feel good to wear, knowing they’re responsibly sourced.
- Vintage Inspiration with a Modern Twist
There's a growing fascination with vintage-inspired designs, but with a modern reinterpretation. Think Art Deco designs with cleaner lines or Victorian styles with a contemporary twist. These pieces offer the charm and intricacy of vintage jewellery while fitting perfectly into a modern wardrobe.
- Customisation and Personalisation
The desire for customised jewellery will continue to grow in 2024. People want pieces that are unique to them, whether it’s a custom engagement ring or an incredible bespoke dress ring. Personalisation can come in many forms: from inscribed messages to designs that hold a special meaning. At Simon West Jewellery, we specialise in bringing these personalised visions to life.
- Mixed Metal Magic
Gone are the days of sticking to one metal type in a piece. In 2024, we are likely to see more designs that combine different metals like gold, platinum, and rose gold. This trend not only adds depth to the design but also offers versatility in terms of styling with other jewellery pieces and outfits.
- Layering and Stacking
Layering and stacking continues to reign, but with a more sophisticated and deliberate approach. It’s all about creating a curated look that combines multiple pieces, be it rings, bracelets, or necklaces, to make a statement that’s both chic and individualistic.
- Focus on Artisanal Craftsmanship
As we step further into the digital age, there’s a growing appreciation for handcrafted, artisanal jewellery. Pieces that showcase the skill and artistry of the jeweller are becoming more coveted. This trend speaks to those who value craftsmanship and the story behind their jewellery.
- Geometric and Asymmetrical Designs
Geometric shapes and asymmetrical designs will continue to make a mark on the jewellery landscape in 2024. These pieces are for those who appreciate contemporary art and design. They offer a way to incorporate modern aesthetics into jewellery while maintaining a sense of timelessness.
- Comfort and Wearability
Finally, there’s a notable emphasis on comfort and wearability. Jewellery in 2024 will not just be about aesthetics but also about how it feels to wear. Designs are becoming more ergonomic, ensuring that even the most elaborate pieces are comfortable for everyday wear.
- A resurgence of yellow gold
Yellow gold jewellery has experienced a resurgence in popularity, becoming a prominent trend in the world of fashion and accessories. Renowned for its timeless appeal, yellow gold complements a variety of skin tones and adds a touch of warmth and elegance to any ensemble. From classic pieces like necklaces and bracelets to modern designs in rings and earrings, fashion enthusiasts are increasingly drawn to the rich, lustrous hue of yellow gold.
As we embrace 2024, the trends in high-end jewellery reflect a blend of bold expression, personal significance, sustainable practices, and timeless elegance.
At Simon West Jewellery, we are excited to continue creating pieces that not only align with these trends but also transcend them, offering jewellery that is both of the moment and enduringly beautiful.
Book an appointment with us today to discuss and collaborate on your jewellery vision for 2024!