Jewelry Inspirations 2017

The jewelry industry is rapidly transforming as it follows the apparel sector. There is a strong move towards Bridge Jewelry and accessible luxury, with an increased preference for artisan-made designs and pieces that mix precious with non-precious materials. At the same time, costume jewelry allows consumers to stay on-trend and experiment with different styles. Millennials—now the biggest consumer group—are responsible for the rise of mixed-media costume jewelry. For them, social networks, diversity, and non-conformity are key, and brands that focus on values such as personalization and sustainability are enjoying the most success. In fact, as we see a decline in gold jewelry consumption, their eco-conscious attitudes are influencing a new wave of recycled luxurious materials.