We speak to the jewellers who are setting the trends to find out what the future holds for earrings in 2017.
In our new Forecast Friday series, we will be looking into our crystal ball to predict what will be big in the world of jewellery for the months ahead. And who better to help us than the designers who are setting the trends, as they emerge?
This week we are focussing on the ear since this is a region of the body where things have been getting very interesting. Judging by the number of piercing parties I’ve been invited to in the past few months, a pair of studs just doesn’t cut it anymore. But will the trend for multiple earrings continue? And will 2017 see the return of the hoop?
Mixing up earrings rather than wearing them as pairs and buying them singularly has become so popular that leading fine jewellery e-tailer Ylang23.com has created a new section on its website devoted to them. “We are stocking and selling so many,” says owner Joanne Teichman. “We have had customers get extra piercings – me included – to wear the look, which is fresh and very individual to the wearer.” Meanwhile, in London, jeweller Robinson Pelham recently launched Stud Club, a designated area in its Chelsea boutique devoted exclusively to its colourful collection of stud earrings. “All these earrings can be worn mix and match, no pairs required, no symmetry needed, no colour matching, no rules,” explains Zoe Benyon, co-founder of Robinson Pelham. And mismatched earrings aren’t going anywhere, according to London-based jewellery designer Annouhska Ducas. “They will continue to be a huge trend moving forward into the new year,” she predicts.