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Spring Summer 2020 jewellery trends

2020-05-26

After what has no doubt been an unexpected and uncertain start to the year, largely spent inside our homes, the respite of warmer months and a (new) normal are on the horizon.

And what better way to celebrate and embrace this sense of freedom than with beautifully distinctive adornments?

Here at Auverture we’ve been captivated by the spring summer 2020 jewellery trends, which span the exuberant and colourful to the edgy and architectural. Discover our pick of the season’s jewellery directions, with designs from Auverture to echo these themes, and curated to suit every sensibility. Like all the creations by Auverture’s designers, these precious, hand-crafted fine jewellery pieces stand out for their unique aesthetic.

Explore the organic yet polished beauty of pearls, a joyful way with colour, or figurative designs inspired by the animal kingdom. Celebrate the renewal of spring with a piece that’s uniquely you.

COLOURING IN

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Who says colour should be reserved for clothes? Designers from Marc Jacobs to Brandon Maxwell showcased jewellery in show-stopping hues as part of their spring 2020 collections, from sherbet-toned stones to bold, acrylic designs. In unapologetically saturated colours, this jewellery shines with optimism.

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Auverture Bleecker & Prince’s CARNELIAN SKY CRANE RING LARGE

Bleecker & Prince’s jewellery spotlights the colour of all manner of natural stones. This Carnelian Sky Crane Ring highlights the beauty of this sunset red-orange stone, with the ring’s strong form dotted with white diamonds set in 14k yellow gold. Bold and beautiful.

pink colours ring by carol kauffmann sml

Auverture pink colours ring by carol kauffmann

Carol Kauffmann's Pink Colours Ring is like a luscious candy in jewel form with a pink tourmaline at its centre. The ring is designed in 18k yellow gold with pink-coloured gold accents, with the setting for the pink tourmaline embellished with white diamonds.

THE SINGLE LIFE

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At once simple and dramatic, the single earring trend stalked the spring 2020 runways. From Prabal Gurung, to JW Anderson, to Oscar de la Renta, designers embraced the statement-making qualities of this asymmetric look.

Auverture inverted diamond single earring by Ara Vartanian

inverted diamond single earring by ara vartanian sml

Chic and architectural, this Ara Vartanian Inverted Diamond Single Earring is designed in 18k white gold, and is set with brown and white diamonds in an inverted setting. This means their pointed side is visible, for a distinctly edgy look.

Auverture multicolor lily single earring by Ana Khouri

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The Multicolour Lily Single Earring is a sculptural design that makes a strong yet simple statement. Fashioned in 18k Fairmined yellow gold, Ana Khouri’s sleek take on a hoop loops under the lobe and into the ear, while its entire length sparkles with multi-coloured sapphires.

POWERFUL PEARLS

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As a clutch of designers expressed in their spring summer 2020 collections, pearls can be both delicate and striking. Simone Rocha fashioned pearls into crowns, interspersed with metal spikes, while Tory Burch showcased natural-looking, baroque pearl earrings. With their perennial appeal, pearls conjure treasures found in the ocean’s depths, making them the perfect summer adornment.

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Sophie Bille Brahe has made pearls her signature, creating designs that put a twist on this classic stone. This Peggy Pearl Necklace is designed as a row of pearls of graduating sizes, with a 14k gold orb punctuating the luminous stones.

Auverture half pearl necklace by Shihara

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The Half Pearl Necklace is Shihara’s modern, graphic take on the classic pearl. The 18k yellow gold necklace is set with an Akoya pearl, half of which is coated in gold, and set at a 0-degree angle on the chain. The pearl is looped through the chain, with the design put on over the head.

STATEMENT HOOPS

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Hoops infuse your look with a carefree glamour, with labels from Versace to Proenza Schouler embracing this head-turning trend. They sent out hoops in designs that spanned earrings fashioned in plain, polished gold, to others heavily embellished with pearls or shells.

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Eva Fehren’s Large Infinity Hoops aren’t as simple as they first appear. These fine, 18k rose gold hoops are set with pavé diamonds on both their inner and outer edges, creating the illusion of an infinite loop. A study in elegance.

Auverture stellar hoop earrings by tomasz donocik

stellar hoop earrings by tomasz donocik sml

These graphic, Angular hoops are part of Tomasz Donocik’s Stellar collection, inspired by the bold works of US artist Frank Stella. Designed in 18k rose gold, they’re set with white diamonds and Mozambique rubies, along with pink opal, white agate, and hematite.

ANIMAL MAGNETISM

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Animal motif jewellery was in full effect on the spring summer runways. There were scorpion collars at Balmain, while fish charms adorned the necklaces that accessorized Dior’s 70’s-influenced collection, and jewelled monkeys were worn as brooches in Erdem’s opulent show. An aesthetic that rose to prominence during the Art Deco period, when designs such as Cartier’s Panthère collection were born, animal jewellery is said to bring luck to the wearer.

Auverture animal ring in a ring by Bibi van der Velden

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Bibi van der Velden’s animal-inspired jewellery designs are a hallmark of her work. Her Animal Ring in a Ring spotlights a tangle of noble animals, from snakes, to elephants, to lions, crafted in 18k rose gold and brown diamonds. And hidden within this cocktail ring is a sleek, 18k rose gold panther stacking ring, which can be worn separately.

Auverture self portrait earrings by Gaelle Khouri

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Evoking the fine lines of a skeleton that becomes an amorphous, animal-like body, the Self Portrait earrings are designed by Gaelle Khouri in 18k rose gold and blackened silver, and delicately graze the neck. Their ambiguous forms are embellished with ice white and brown pavé diamonds, that lend a subtle sparkle.

NATURAL SELECTION

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Spring brings with it the lure of the great outdoors. So it’s no surprise that designers embraced natural motifs and organic shapes in their spring summer 2020 jewellery. Prada turned out layered necklaces composed of scores of pearls and shells, while at Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood seashells were worn as headbands, with these designs celebrating nature’s unadorned beauty.

Auverture shell earrings by Silvia Furmanovich

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Silvia Furmanovich fashions jewellery with natural materials, often from her native Brazil. These iridescent Shell Earrings, embellished with 18k yellow gold and light brown diamonds, exemplify the natural jewellery look that’s emerged for spring.

Auverture carved lapis and malachite shell pendant by Brent Neale

carved lapis and malachite shell pendant by brent neale sml

Designed by Brent Neale the Carved Lapis and Malachite Shell Pendant is made of 18k Yellow Gold, Lapis, Malachite and Sapphire.

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