Time to level up your accessories game as we prepare for end-of-year festivities! What better way to stand out from the crowd than with stylish jewellery pieces that are sure to grab attention?
The Sift & Pick curators are back to present their sartorial report – 7 statement accessories of 2020, set to elevate your entire wardrobe into the next year. Read on to find out the stylish accessories at your reach, aimed to make your ensemble on point, and never an “Emily in Paris” fashion faux pas (ringarde)!
Admit it, hoop earrings are here to stay. First bursting onto the fashion scene in the 60s, hoops have made their rounds in all forms of sizes, textures and materials. While it’s never a one-form-fits-all accessory for the masses, you are bound to find the right hoops for your face frame!
Carry a piece of art with you wherever you may go, with South Korean cellmute’s Tears Hoop E Small earrings. An ode to its namesake, the brand aspires to produce minimalist pieces which evoke the latent emotions in one’s self.
Playing within the confinements of metal craftsmanship, cellmute aims to create everyday abstract art pieces that are perfect for all occasions.
Made of gold-plated sterling silver, a strategically-added minimalist pendant lends a distinctive look to an otherwise plain hoop pair of earrings.
What started as an option of a bracelet clasp, quickly evolved throughout the years to become a trend that has spin-off versions such as T-bar bangles or cuffs. It even inspired several high-end fashion brands to follow suit!
Singapore brand Gung Jewellery’s sleek T-bar cuff is for the minimalist in you! Introducing the Jada Bubbly Silver Cuff with a row of spheres – inspired from the concept of a round pearl. The adjustable rhodium plated cuff is easy to slip on while whizzing out the door and adding that touch of elegance to your outfit.
Ring blings? Nah, check out minimalist, stackable rings instead! Whether worn alone, or stacked with several, the following minimalist rings are sure to add value to your ring collection with its ceaseless styling potential. Hurry – if you like it, put a ring on it!
Handcrafted in Thailand, rapas jewelry’s In My Mind Rings are available in gold or silver. The sleek, solid-tone rings are plated with 18K gold vermeil, versatile enough to be stacked with other rings, or simply worn alone for a muted touch to an outfit. It is definitely a design that will stay in your mind whenever you reach out for your ring box.
South Korean brand 3FISH pushes boundaries by always questioning the “right” answers. Explore their radical outlook on life with their jewellery trend designs and snag an accessory of theirs to constantly remind yourself of the brand’s philosophy.
The uniquely designed In The Raw Ring available in three different shades – white gold, yellow gold and rose gold, is highly recommended.
Chunky Chain Necklace
Bucking away from the minimalist accessory trends would be the need for a chunky chain necklace. Bigger than the usual slender strands, these thick, interlinked chains can transform your entire ensemble – from plain jane to flaming fashionista.
If you can’t decide between sizes of chunky chains, try out AHNI’s Chain Necklace – a delightful combo of brushed metal chunky chain links and thinner chain strands. Made of brass and surgical steel and plated with 18K gold, this choker-style necklace can be worn with the big chain links in the front or back – a sure hit for that instagram-worthy post!
Another statement trend in line with the anti-minimalism movement: Maximalist Shell – where your love of the iridescent lustre of shell is out loud and proud. Miss the carefree days on idyllic beaches or snorkelling in crystal blue oceans? Remind yourself of these places constantly with the shimmering colours and cool smoothness of these Maximalist shell treasures!
Inject island vibes into your city wear with Thai brand Bloomsnoon Studio’s Mermaid Necklace! Featuring a shell piece on a necklace of Japanese beads and freshwater pearls, this handmade dainty necklace will offer some respite from the tropical heat in the form of cool memories of salty seawater and cold coconut water!
Contemporary Pearl Drop
A pearl itself seems to be deceptive in appearance due to its classic, simple aesthetic. Mix it up with other materials or incorporate it into a design, and it is immediately enhanced! Add a contemporary pearl drop piece into your collection for that underrated touch of pizazz!
Japanese brand Chan Luu is taking the bling of pearls to another level by embedding 0.07ct champagne diamonds, into the freshwater pearls on its White Freshwater Pearl Embellished Cuff. Wear it as a standalone piece, or layer it with other bracelets for that pop of iridescent bling in your style game!
Remember the good old days of friendship bracelets between you and your best pals? Life has come full circle again as crafted beading work is once again taking the fashion scene by storm, and here to stay! Be it to add a little colour to the mundaneness or to reminisce of good old days.
Creating jewellery inspired by nature, Bloomsnoon Studio wants to bring the rainbow directly to you with its Ivy Necklace. Made with a combination of lustrous freshwater pearls, gemstones and gold-toned beads, this colourful yet slender bauble is a great reminder of the wonders of nature as it glints in the sun.