2021 Jewelry Trends

It’s a brand new year, which means brand new jewelry trends to explore. Now is the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe with trending jewelry like colorful earrings, bold metal bracelets, avant-garde pearls and so much more. Discover the top jewelry trends 2021 below!

Heavy Hardware

While chains aren’t exactly a new trend, 2021 is upping the ante by delivering jewelry styles that are even more industrial-chic: we’re talking oversized chain links, heavy mixed metals, and pieces that appear to have been inspired by your local hardware store. 

Feeling playful? Experiment with hardware-inspired bracelet trends with this gold link bracelet. Style with your favorite jeans and a casual top. A metallic seed bead link long necklace is a great way to work this 2021 jewelry trend into your wardrobe. 

Emely Pave Gold Link Bracelet


Rainbow Party

Rainbow jewelry is taking the runways by storm this season, and we could not be more in love with this trend! Colorful, cute and feminine—what more could any prep obsessed girl want? Multicolor hoop earrings are the perfect way to elevate a classic little black dress and frame your face.

Sitting through yet another Zoom meeting at home? Show off your playful side with a pair of super cute (and surprisingly comfortable) rainbow hoop earrings. And of course, you can never go wrong with colorful stacked beaded bracelets. Style with anything from a t-shirt and denim to a flowy dress and wedges.

Lizzy Rainbow Hoop Earrings Turquoise


Pearls...With a Twist

Every preppy lady knows that pearl jewelry is timeless—that said, the current jewelry trends featuring pearls are quite different from the simple strands of decades past. In 2021, pearl jewelry is getting a major refresh that takes it well beyond its preppy, proper reputation.

Leather and pearls? You bet! This leather and single pearl necklace offers a laid back, boho twist on classic pearl jewelry. Likewise, a pearl anklet is the perfect combination of carefree and classic. Looking for something truly fun and fresh? Give these super cute pearl bee stud earrings a try—they are definitely not your grandmother’s pearls!

Gold Pearl Bee Stud Earrings

If you prefer your pearls on the understated side, you can still play around with 2021 pearl jewelry trends by wearing pearls in creative new ways. For instance, this pearl glasses lanyard is equally as elegant as a classic strand of pearls, yet more in line with current trends.

Abstract Shapes

Jewelry designers are playing with shapes this season, transforming classic geometric shapes into eye-catching new designs. Our Carmen statement earrings feature a gorgeous pattern of mixed metal circles and teardrop shapes. How cute would these earrings look paired with a neutral-colored sweater or blouse, jeans and ankle booties? Similarly, these dangle cork earrings have a unique angular shape that creates a visually appealing focal point.

Carmen Statement Earrings


Spring Fever

Although we still have a few more weeks of winter left, jewelry designers are already forging ahead into springtime—and we’re not mad about it! This year, we’re seeing a lot of spring-inspired jewelry pieces; think flowers, butterflies and bright colors. Brighten up any outfit with these yellow sunflower seed bead earrings, or these pink and gold bee earrings.

Embrace springtime necklace trends with this colorful seed bead flower necklace. Style it with a scoop neck black or white top, or go bold with a yellow or pink blouse. For something subtle, we love this bee charm bracelet by Pura Vida. Its boho, beachy vibes are perfect for transitioning through spring and into summer.

Daisy Seed Bead Flower Necklace

Which of these 2021 jewelry trends are you loving the most? Discover all of the cutest necklace, bracelet, anklet and earring trends at Prep Obsessed boutique!

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