By Donya

Whether it be a model walking a runway or an idol performing on stage, the most popular jewelry trends of 2021 can be seen on some of our favorite fashion icons. From luxury to handmade pieces, there is something for everyone this year. 

Chain Reaction

Chunky chains are a must this year. Making a classic look a statement, designers and stylists are opting for thick chain accessories. Bronx and Banco showcased this trend as a belt and necklace for their spring-summer 2021 collection at New York Fashion Week. Following this trend, the teasers for “Butter” by BTS featured members Jimin and J-Hope in a chain necklace and bracelet respectively. As this look takes over the fashion and music world, there is sure to be a growing demand. Bauble Bar offers their Michel Necklace in different sizes for those wanting to make the style their own.

After 2000

Taking the internet by storm, fashion from the early 2000s is back, and that includes jewelry. Though the butterfly hair clips and low-rise jeans are hard to miss, bright and playful rings and earrings are also popping up on the scene. Weeekly captured the essence of the time during their “After School” promotions as the members wore pieces like heart and cherry-shaped earrings and beaded floral rings. Similar aesthetics are also found on beaded bracelets and necklaces, the staple of every 90s and 00s kid’s wardrobe. Oftentimes a symbol of friendship, Joshua of SEVENTEEN gifted several of his members with pieces he made. With a similar sentiment, Little Words Project promotes positivity by adopting this style to their bracelets with meaningful and customizable messages. 

Shinin’

Gemstone jewelry is capturing a favorable medium between minimalism and statement pieces this year. Often associated with the land where they are found, gemstones can be used in collections representing cultures like that of Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean. Similarly, they are a key detail in  NCT Dream’s Latin-inspired “Hot Sauce.” The promotional photos showed Jeno with a duo rhinestone ring and Mark in a turquoise necklace. For the gemstone lover, affordable options can be found at Ana Luisa including the Meesh necklace with a green aventurine pendant or the Mara Onyx ring.

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Though they are already a timeless classic, pearls are a major trend this year. Designer brands like Chanel and Celine have incorporated pearls into unique pieces, making them elegant as always, but also edgy. Staying on trend, the members of WayV wore pearls for the release of “Kick Back,” creating a classy atmosphere. The same look can be achieved for less with options from Mejuri including the Organic Pearl Large Hoops and Bold Pearl Necklace.  

Drip Drop

Drop earrings have been a K-pop favorite for some time now, but it seems that these days stylists are opting for longer and more complex ones. These feature intricate designs and are almost long enough to reach the shoulder. A prime example is the earring worn by Yeji of ITZY in the Guess Who promotions. The look also adds extra flair with the asymmetric styling. 

Chanel’s Spring 2021 ready-to-wear collection also approached this trend with lengthy drop earrings reaching the shoulders. K-pop fans and fashion enthusiasts can get their hands on their own drop earrings at Lulu’s, complete with a two-toned finish. 

Playing with Jewelry

Drawing inspiration from the fashion runways, K-pop artists and stylists have made the latest jewelry trends their own with unique styling. Just a little detail can go a long way when it has a personal touch. Jewelry can be a simple, yet fun way to experiment with individual style, and find a look that makes it shine. 

This article was contributed to theQoos from EnVi Magazine. For more content like this, visit their official website (envimedia.co).