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Eight Jewelry Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Spring

Mar 9, 2020

by Dayna Isom Johnson

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With warmer weather on our minds, shoppers are starting to refresh their looks – and that includes their jewelry – for the season. This spring, we’re about to see modern heirlooms, trends from the 1990s and early 2000s (like belly button rings), and new kinds of personalization take hold. 

Whether shoppers consider themselves minimalists or maximalists or something in between, here are the must-have trends they need to know this season. 

Birth flower jewelry

Birthstone jewelry is making way for a surprising new favorite: birth flower jewelry. Just like birthstones, every month has a flower and shoppers can proudly display theirs personalized on everything from rings to earrings. On Etsy, there has been a 69% increase in searches on Etsy for birth flower jewelry in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year), and we’re betting that this nature-inspired trend will only continue to bloom.

Custom August Birth Flower Necklace, April Birth Flower Necklace, Birth Flower NecklaceBirth Month Flower Charm Necklace, Birth Month Flower Necklace

Belly button rings

You heard that right: belly button rings are back, with searches on Etsy for belly button jewelry up 20% in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year). But don’t worry, these belly button rings have gotten a much-needed makeover – Etsy sellers are creating refined options (including faux belly rings) that won’t give shoppers flashbacks to the styles of the early 2000s. And with crop tops and low-rise jeans back in style, it’s time to show off those belly jewels.  

Navel Ring, Bee Belly Button Ring, Gold Crystal Belly Button Ring,  Navel Jewelry

Ear cuff

Ear cuffs have been around for centuries – with the most recent resurgence circa the early 2000s – and now they’re back for another round: there has been a 14% increase in searches on Etsy for ear cuffs in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year). Today’s versions have been updated with over-the-top embellishments and materials like the ever-popular pearl, and can be worn either alone or alongside with other earrings for the ultimate statement. Shoppers without pierced ears are in luck: many ear cuffs are made for everyone to wear, no holes required. 

Diamond Ear Cuff, Bespoke Ear Cuff, Calliope Ear Cuff, Turquoise and Silver Ear Climber, Lightning Bolt Ear Cuff, No Piercing Pearl Ear Cuff

Grand-millennial jewelry

With “granny chic” styles on the rise across all categories this year, it’s no surprise that shoppers are gravitating towards heirloom-inspired jewelry. The style is a fashion-forward departure from minimalist jewelry pieces, with everything from lockets to clip-on earrings and even chains for glasses. In fact, there has been a 48% increase in searches on Etsy for women’s brooches, a 14% increase in searches on Etsy for lockets, a 19% increase in searches on Etsy for vintage clip earrings and a 39% increase in searches on Etsy for glasses chains in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year), telling us that there’s no piece too reminiscent of our grandparents. Time to start rummaging through grandma’s jewelry box!

Vintage Oversized Clip Earring, Enamel Heart Locket, Eyeglass Chain, Butterfly Embroidery Brooch, Gold Shell Locket Necklace

Feminine forms

This Women’s History Month – and every month – show off your lady love while making a powerful statement with jewelry inspired by the female form. This trend embodies women’s empowerment, self-love, and feminism, and I love that shoppers are proudly expressing those sentiments through their accessory choices. On Etsy, there has been a 46% increase in searches on Etsy for boob jewelry in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year) so get your “breast friend” and celebrate.

Figure Form Goddess Necklace, Breast Friend Rings, Boob Mountains Necklace, Small Walnut Tatas Necklace, Women Empowerment Breast Necklace, Figure Form Earrings 

Recycled metal jewelry

Shoppers are making eco-friendly decisions when it comes to their purchases and jewelry is no exception, as they opt for pieces that not only look great but also minimize their impact on the planet. On Etsy, there has been a 14% increase in searches for recycled, reused, or reclaimed metal rings and an 18% increase in searches for recycled, reused, or reclaimed gold in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year) – a sign that shoppers are increasingly thinking about the environment without sacrificing style. 

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Enamel

Shoppers are adding shiny pops of color to their wardrobes with handmade and vintage enamel jewelry. Searches on Etsy for enamel rings increasing 19% and enamel necklaces increasing 12% in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year), so we have a feeling this comeback trend is here to stay. 

Muse Ring, Oval Enamel Ring, Enamel Brass Bumblebee Locket, Daisy Enamel Ring, Reversible Enamel Necklace, Vintage Animal Enamel Signet Ring

Beaded earrings 

From bold shoulder dusters to dainty studs to updated hoops, beaded earrings are the it accessory to punch up any outfit this spring. Searches on Etsy for beaded earrings have popped 7% increase in the last six months (compared to the same time the previous year), and I’m predicting this to continue growing for the season. Etsy sellers are creating options for minimalists and maximalists alike, so there’s something for every style. 

Beaded Fringe Earrings, Beaded Heart Earrings, Full Moon Beaded Tassel Earrings, Beige Seed Bead Earrings, Square Beaded Hoops, Beaded Fringe Earrings