Trending Jewelry 2020 – 5 Jewelry Trends You Need to Know This Year

Trending Jewelry 2020 – 5 Jewelry Trends You Need to Know This Year

A Happy New Year is in order I believe, sooo Happy New Year!

Right now you’re overwhelmed with trying not to fail on your New Year’s resolutions only a week in, while simultaneously pondering where in the world you’re going to store all your holiday decorations. What IF I said not to pack away all your hot 2019 fashions?

You’re now sitting there thinking, “hmm okay she’s got my attention” I’ll keep reading. Well all you have to read is one more word …

JEWELRY

I know in the past we tend to fall into this routine of “starting fresh,” and retiring our most worn and beloved pieces in the new year, but this is 2020. It’s a new decade and with that lets start a new trend and NOT tuck away everything just yet.

This is the first year, in quite a while, where trends from the year prior are not only rolling into the new year they’re thriving. In some cases, these trends did so well they are intensifying, for lack of a better word, so if you weren’t on the bandwagon before, it’s time to hop because the party is just getting started.

Cheers to a new year and these 5 jewelry trends that are roaring into 2020!

Trending Jewelry 2020

1.      FUNKY/CHUNKY STATEMENT EARRINGS

This is a trend that even if you haven’t participated in yet, you’ve noticed because lit-er-a-lly you can’t miss it. Yes, if you were wondering that was my sad attempt at a joke.

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The versatile thing about this trend is that there is an infinite amount of ways you can style it. From the timeless basic tee to a complex outfit. Make sure you’re sitting down because I’m about the say the unthinkable. Mix patterns with patterns and colors that you’ve been told time and time again clash because duhh .. that’s the trend!

In its essence.

Let me put it this way. Think, “the funkier the better.”

Even our celebrities have endorsed this. Taylor Swift wore a funky pair of clear-green-see- through hoops to her SNL performance and Julia Roberts sported a pair of teal almost flower-like dangles to the British Fashion Awards.

This trend has certainly made its presence.

2.      PERSONALIZED

Now, I want to clarify, before you lose validation in me, that I’m not going to preach about the initial necklace that took over 2k15. You probably had one, your friend probably had one, heck even I had one…and honestly way too many items that were monogrammed that year.

This is NOT what I’m referring to.

More so, I’m referring to the trend of having sophisticated pieces of jewelry that you couldn’t pick up at any store, for any person in your life.

In case I’ve perplexed you, let me redeem myself.

The hint to this trend is that its personalized for YOU, so only YOU, and people YOU choose know the message.

As an outsider all you see is a clean, simple, sleek bracelet but for the person wearing it they see a subtle, but powerful message they carry with themselves all day.

One other way I’ve seen this trend is with a necklace. Basically, same concept here but not Morse Code, back to English.

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The benefit to this is you’re actually doing two different things at once, even if you’re not aware of it. Coin pendent necklaces are a hot take right now, so mixing that with a hidden message necklace (with inspirational phrases like “I am strong” and “Let go of what you cannot change”) is a sure-fire way to stay relevant.

3.      ALL ABOUT STONE

This trend brings life-no correction, personality to an outfit in a way that traditional metal can’t.

Stones are dimensional.

Take a moment and look at any piece of stone jewelry. It’s not flat. It has different facets and each is imperfectly perfect. Each tell their own story.

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The reason this is up and coming is because it appeals to a broader audience. Whether its fashion or not if “it’s trendy,” some people want nothing to do with it.

Typically, this means the item will be over sold, mass produced in numerous colors and will take over your social media feeds. But this is different. There isn’t one stone that designers are able to chisel into and take what they want. Therefore, no two stones are the same.

This allows those not keen on trends to still partake.

A great reference point for this trend is the Brandon Maxwell Spring 2020 Ready-To-Wear Collection. Looking at photographs from the runway show, it’s evident just how much of a role stones will carry this turn of the decade.

4.      Can you believe all the hoopla?

Two words Jennifer Fisher. Three words Mamma Jamma Hoop.

This is the single pair of earrings alone that started the hoop frenzy. Personally, I love them, but I also recognize the fact that honestly there isn’t anything special about them. Or at least nothing that I haven’t seen before.

Since these blew up designers are running with it and honestly, why not? The hoop is classic, timeless and easy to alter. Think about it. The thickness, sparkles, ridges just one tiny alteration makes it completely different.

Gold-Hoops

Just look at these. Both are “gold hoops,” lightly put. I bet though, you just looking at these is thinking “I’d wear those to the office and those for a date night.” Or maybe you only like one pair. Simply saying they are just gold hoops is insufficient.

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This trend is a no-brainer. And even when it isn’t trendy anymore, it’s a classic. So if there’s only one trend you decide to partake in 2020 I definitely think this one is worth investing in.

5.      ESSENTIAL OIL

Did you know you could wear your essential oils? And I don’t mean wear it like perfume. There is jewelry specifically made to hold your essential oil all day and you would never know.

When I first heard about this trend, I was under the impression that the jewelry would stand out, look kind of wonky to be honest. Much to my surprise, the reason I never noticed this before was because you wouldn’t unless you knew. The jewelry looks completely normal, like pieces you and I wear everyday!

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Pay extra close attention to each of these pieces. What do they each have in common? All have at least one bead that looks like a mini cheese grater. THIS is what I call the magic bead, but to others it’s known as a “lava bead.” All you have to do is grab your favorite essential oil and put about two drops directly onto the lava bead. And poooof you’re now wearing your essential oils.

The popularity of these oils has slowly taken over the market. We find them in our bath bombs, body lotion and even household cleaners. It didn’t take too long until the integration of jewelry and essential oils was created.

The main part about this trend and why it will be powerful in 2020 is that it’s not age or gender restrictive. Truly anybody, anywhere, can hop on this trend and have zero issues what-so-ever.

Now isn’t that nice to hear? 2019 has come to a close, but we welcome 2020 with open arms and are ahead of the trends. Is it too early to begin guessing what 2021 will bring?

How to Use Lava Stone Beads and Essential Oil Jewelry

How to Use Lava Stone Beads and Essential Oil Jewelry

Essential oil jewelry creates perfectly blurred lines between the worlds of fashion, aromatherapy, and wellness. Whether you desire to add essential oils to your jewelry for their benefits, their scent, or simply for the fact that lava stone beads are unique…One thing’s for sure, essential oil jewelry is a cute, stylish way to incorporate essential oils into your daily life.

Of the jewelry lines at Laura Janelle, our essential oil jewelry is one of the most talked about, and the one that generates the most questions/curiosity. While a lot of essential oil jewelry is made with colored felt inserts that the essential oil is applied to, we make ours with lava (stone) beads. The appearance of these beads adds a touch of earthy and elegance to your outfit, making them a popular choice for those who like bohemian and daintier styles of jewelry.

 

What Are Lava Beads Made from?

How to Use Lava Stone Beads and Essential Oil JewelryIn order to understand how lava stone beads really work, it helps to know their origin. Lava stone beads are in fact, exactly what they sound like. Each bead is a type of igneous rock; made from cooled molten rock. When a volcano erupts, as the lava spreads and cools, it becomes solid, porous, and black. The pores/holes make each piece very lightweight; easy to thread and wear.

*Real/natural lava stones are always black or brown. All white and colored forms are either dyed or made from a similar stone (such as pumice). All colors will work as a diffuser.

 

How to Put Oil on Lava BeadsHow to Put Oil on Lava Beads

The application of your favorite essential oil to your lava bead is simple due to the porous surface of the lava stones. Just add 1-2 drops of your favorite oil* to each lava bead. The best way to do this is to add them to a q-tip or on your finger and then rub it on the beads. You can also run an essential oil roller bottle over them. Allow the essential oils to soak in for a minute before wearing. The length of time the oils last varies based on how much and the type used. They can last anywhere from a couple hours to a full day, so reapply as the scent wears off/as needed.

*As with most essential oil use on the skin, you may want to dilute your essential oil with a drop of a carrier oil (such as coconut, almond, or avocado) to reduce the risk of a skin reaction, prior to applying the oil to the lava bead.

 

How to Use Essential Oil Jewelry

There are so many benefits to using essential oils on your lava stone beads, other than just for aromatherapy purposes/the pleasing scent. Here are just some of our favorites.

  1. For attention-drawing style. Essential oil jewelry is some of the most asked about pieces and the classier appearance of the lava stones (as opposed to felt pads) makes for gorgeous stylish accents to your outfits.
  2. To replace perfume. If you’re trying to cut back on chemicals in your life, but still love aromatherapy/using perfume, adding essential oils to your necklaces, bracelets, and earrings can be a great alternative!
  3. To create a custom oil diffuser blend. Grab your favorite essential oil necklace and dab a different essential oil on each bead for your own custom scent!
  4. With oils for an insect repellent. Peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, lemongrass, thyme, and others are known for repelling certain types of insects. Just research what type of insect you’re looking to avoid and add the oil on your lava beads!
  5. With oils for their wellness benefits. Here are some of the health claims associated with popular essential oils:
    • Energizing: citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange), peppermint, rosemary
    • Relaxing/reducing stress: lavender, sweet orange, jasmine, rosemary, bergamot
    • Improving mood: rose, chamomile, jasmine, vanilla
    • Anti-microbial properties: tea tree, eucalyptus, cinnamon, peppermint
    • Digestion: peppermint, lemon
  6. To share your passion for essential oils or fashion with others. Love talking about fashion and/or essential oils? Essential oil jewelry makes for a great way to talk about these subjects as the jewelry is a great conversation starter!

Essential Oil Pyramid Necklaces & Bracelets

Where to Buy Your Essential Oil Jewelry

Where you buy your essential oil jewelry depends on what type you’re looking for because there are so many varieties! At Laura Janelle, we have the following offerings:

  • Essential oil pyramid necklace and bracelets > each piece features a dainty pyramid focal lava bead; perfect for adding your favorite essential oil. The necklace is made from a chain, while the bracelets are made with genuine gemstone beads. Find them here.
  • Essential oil coin necklaces, bracelets, and earrings > available in gold, rose gold, or silver plating, these sophisticated pieces feature mandala coin accents, a sophisticated metal shine, and round lava beads. Find them here.
  • Bohemian necklaces, chokers, and bracelets > that feature icons such as a dragonfly, ohm, tree of life, heart, sun, lotus, and more! Find them here.
  • Wholesale essential oil jewelry > many of the options are available in wholesale programs for reduced pricing and on displays for easy-in store purchases. Make sure to create a wholesale account first. Then click the links above or the wholesale options won’t show up! Create an account here.