An Expert's Guide To The New Year's Jewelry Trends

Author Veronica Rose
Date Feb 15, 2021

An Expert's Guide To This Year's Jewelry Trends

The shiny new year is in full swing and we have the new trends to prove it! A new year means a new outlook on life - so be bold. The looks that are trending this year are all about mixing things up, stepping outside your comfort zone and daring to be different. Even jewelry as classic and traditional as pearls are experiencing an edgy reboot and we are here for it.

Thanks to our fashionable, in-the-know experts at Long's, we have all the details on jewelry trends to watch in the coming months. Our experts have done all the investigating for you, so you don't have to! From mixed metals, textures and chains to bright, mismatched earrings, Long's has all of the jewelry trends you'll be seeing and emulating in the new year.

Mixed Metals & Textures

(Click images for product info)

"One of the biggest trends we are seeing for spring is a mixture of metals ,textures, and shapes" - Susan M.(Long’s Buying Team)

The unique mashup of chains, links, textures and various metals offers a fun new way to celebrate your individual style while looking trendy as ever. The possibilities are endless with this look and mixing and matching your favorite necklaces and chokers is so easy and definitely gets the creative juices flowing!

Lariat Necklaces

(Click images for product info)

“What’s old continues to be new, and lariat necklaces are back and hotter than ever. These necklaces are the perfect shape and can complement any outfit. The cool thing about this trend is you can wear them short, you can wear them long, and you can even layer them."– Cathy C. (Long’s Buying Team)

Lariat necklaces can look simple, yet elegant and are definitely on trend right now. Use different styles to dress up or down an outfit depending on your personal style. Insider fun fact: the lariat necklace featured in the first image is actually one of our Anne Sportun bracelets, converted into a necklace. Wear it long, wear it short or wear it as a bracelet!

Mismatched Earrings

(Click images for product info)

“Mismatched earrings are taking the fashion world by storm! Whether you subtly mismatch a few pairs of studs or play with totally different lengths and colors, it is a fun way of letting your individuality shine through." - Sonja S. (Buying Department)

This unique and trendy look is perfect for adding a bit of couture and glamour to a fashion forward outfit. Choose to be bold this year and go for a look that lives right outside the box. This trend is also great because it doesn't matter what earrings you choose to wear as long as they are mismatched. Go with one big statement earring or one drop earring paired with one stud! Or, mismatch two different looking studs, like the lavender and blue sapphire hard candy earrings in the last slide.


(Click images for product info)

“Pearls are and will always be classic and timeless. With a bit of a modern twist, there is something for everybody!” - Mai D.(Long's Buying Department)

Pearls tend to have a reputation of being too traditional, but these are definitely not your Grandmother's pearls. The pearls on trend right now are funky and very modern while also still being the classic pearls we all know and love. From hoops to chokers, these edgy looking pearls look good with any outfit and will be sure to make a statement!

Bright Colors

(Click images for product info)

"Bright colored jewelry is an easy and fabulous way to add personality and excitement to any outfit, day or night!" - Sonja S. (Long's Buying Department)

Bright, colorful pieces are a foolproof way to make a neutral outfit look bold and daring. Our customers have been loving earrings, rings, necklaces, and everything in between with a pop of color, and this popularity will definitely not be fading away with the winter months. Our buyers have been loving these colorful pieces - and for good reason! This trend has been dominating the runways and can be seen everywhere these days. Fun and bright colored jewelry is perfect for adding some excitement and whimsy to the sometimes long and drab winter. These vibrant studs, necklaces and rings are just what we need and aren't going anywhere anytime soon!

Ready to enhance your fashion jewelry collection? Shop for beautiful fashion jewelry online or visit us in person at a Long’s store. Browse other fashion jewelry and watch collections here.

Fine Jewelry - Shop the Collection