This Fall Jewelry Trend Is The Polar Opposite Of Shell Jewelry

A woman having a Sophie Monet Jewelry earring on left ear

Jewelry has the power to transform any outfit. Layer a statement earring or a chunky chain necklace over a T-shirt and jeans, and you're dressed for an entirely different occasion. While fall wardrobe staples are the vanguard of transitioning to a new season, don't forget about its dainty counterparts. Luckily, there's a full list of new fall 2019 jewelry trends taking the season by storm.

Unequivocally, summer jewelry trends consist of ocean-inspired pieces (like your go-to shells), delicate chains, and pieces that are made for showing a bit of skin. But the jewelry trends for fall are on the other side of the spectrum and chock full of funky charms, nature-inspired elements, and mixed metals. In fact, we saw the return of jewelry trends like lucite and chandelier-style earrings two seasons ago, and neither trends has since slowed down.

But can you really weave a powerful statement trend like chandelier earrings into your everyday wardrobe? Luckily, the answer is yes — ad a few of the industry's coolest jewelry brand designers volunteered their expert styling tips, too. Before revealing the season's freshest trends, each designer deftly shares the exact pieces on their bauble wish list, so you can be in-the-know too.

Fiona Morris, Wolf Circus

Morrison encourages breaking a few bauble notions this fall: “Stop overthinking the rules and wear your favorite pieces regardless of their color,” she says. “I’m sticking to playful glass pieces and acetate earrings, which add some dimension to your tonal fall outfit.” And the same goes for hardware pieces. “I’m for plenty of metal mixing, so bulbous rings and earrings.”

When it comes to inspiration for this season, Morris pulls from other Fall/Winter 2019 trends. “I’m loving acetate earrings, bold chains, and men's-inspired bracelets,” she notes. “Bolder chains and pearl statements are great for layering over your favorite fall sweaters.” And Morris isn’t letting go of her anklets quite yet. “Even in the fall anklets look super cute over socks,” she explains.

Savannah Watson, Merewif

“Bigger jewelry is coming back which is really fun to style,” says Savannah Watson, founder of Merewif Jewelry. “Everything from chain mail to oversized links to slinky snake chains. I'm loving the texture and movement that these additions are bringing to the body.”

Watson notes that designs for Merewif's upcoming collection, featuring oversized changes and signets, will play off of ‘70s male icons like Paul Newman and Marlon Brando – and even her own father. “Several styles have been inspired by my father's jewelry that I've held onto,” she explains. “I'll always be inspired by decades past and elements from nature, especially the sea.”

With that said, Watson loves mixing dainty pieces, which are still best-sellers for Merewif, and statement baubles for an earthy balance. “The Eliot signet and Dew Drop ring are paired with a few tiny diamond bands which creates an interesting dynamic,” Watson explains. “For necklaces, try pairing the Wallace chain with some of our thinner necklaces for a nice contrast. It's all about the balance.”'

Sophie Monet, Sophie Monet Jewelry

While Sophie Monet has created classic silhouettes in wood textures and neutral color palettes in the past (think: wood studs), she's captivated by a colored jewelry this season for her namesake jewelry brand. “I foresee mismatched color stories and a perfectly imperfect mix of geometric and tribal shapes coming into play,” she tells TZR. “I love the uniqueness of their juxtaposition. I’m also seeing a lot of updated turquoise used in modern and sophisticated ways, bringing new life to this forever favorite stone.”

For a resurge of the '90s, a favorite of Monet's, charms are on her shopping list. "From hearts to candy gemstones to vintage embellishments, charms coming into play as a big theme in accessories. They’re the type of piece that are so fun to collect, and I have found endless inspiration for my charm obsession from vintage markets and sources all over the world."