Three dominant stylistic trends can be conditionally distinguished in modern jewelry fashion: classics, avant-garde, and folklore.
The main signs of classical style decoration are:
- Laconism of lines and proportions.
- Refinement of decor.
- The elegance of forms.
Jewelry of this style is minor subject to the vagaries of fashion.
There are several different directions and micro styles within the style, among which geometric, constructive, and pictorial directions can be distinguished.
The primary trend of recent years has been the production of valuable jewelry suitable for the active lifestyle of a modern woman. Usually, such decorations were characterized by smooth, rounded contours, in contrast to the jagged edges of abstract design.
Modular jewelry has been recognized as a classic in the last ten years. They consist of repetitive elements devoid of excessive decorativeness, which can be combined in many ways.
All series of modular jewelry is characterized by a catchy, recognizable design, rounded contours, and clean shapes.
Jewelry of the "avant-garde" style has one characteristic feature: their creators do not recognize any norms and traditions, resolutely and openly preaching everything individual, eccentric, often shocking. The brightness, the catchiness of the decor, the unexpected combination of materials and processing methods, the unusual and flexible design, the tendency to graphism - all this is the avant-garde style. The assortment of fashion jewelry made of new and unconventional materials includes:
- Brooches and earrings made of seashells.
- Necklaces are made of wooden plates inlaid with ornamental stones.
- Necklaces are made of textiles and rubber.
- Stainless steel brooches inlaid with silver.
- Cork bark bracelets.
- Forged steel bracelets with gold and silver elements.
- Titanium pins in combination with porcelain and gold.
- Stainless steel brooches with silk heads.
- Niobium and tantalum cufflinks in combination with platinum.
- Platinum brooches and earrings with mother-of-pearl.
- Plastic necklaces with small diamonds fixed in gold.
Products in the "avant-garde" style are distinguished by unusual designs and finishes. To obtain original exquisite textures, jewelers invent all new types of decorative metal processing. So, German jewelers have developed a technique for creating a texture resembling the chaos of compressed crystal structures. This effect is achieved when plates are obtained by rolling a set of wire segments. Jewelry with a matte surface is glossy engraved, and small diamonds are attached to the shiny slots. Some jewelers produce unusual necklaces made of delicate gold wire, woven like knitwear.
A distinctive feature of the jewelry made in the style of "folklore" is the interpretation of the motifs of national applied art and the art of the peoples of ancient civilizations. The most fashionable folklore products are handmade gold and silver products decorated with turquoise, lapis lazuli, and coral. The top place is rigid bracelets made of silver with a textured surface, decorated with large inserts of semi-precious stones. Ethnic jewelry made in the traditional way, that is, by hand is considered the most prestigious.
Today it is imperative for external attractiveness to have your own style. Style is the only luxury you can afford when choosing jewelry, regardless of whether you have the money to match the fashion, or today you can't afford much. "Aerobatics" of your own style is the ability to look modest and elegant at the same time. Smart means not just beautiful, but beautiful with a sense of proportion, by the figure, age, place, and time. Genuine elegance is always discreet. The "highlight" of grace is individuality because clothes, shoes, the jewelry should be in indissoluble unity with a person, his manners, posture, gait, gestures.