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Jewelry trends that are in and out this year, according to jewelers and stylists

woman wearing a purple outfit with lots of jewelry
Delicate watches and pearls are already trending this year. Vershinin89/Shutterstock
  • Business Insider asked stylists and jewelers to share which jewelry trends are in and out for 2024. 

  • Yellow gold is winning people over, and mixed metals continue to trend. 

  • On the other hand, minimalist trends and logo jewelry are both fading in popularity.

Business Insider asked two stylists and two jewelers which jewelry styles are in and out for 2024.

Here's what the experts said.

Two-tone metals are here to stay.

A girl in a scarf with beautiful long dreadlocks and jewelry walks on the street. Stylish hippie girl in boho clothes dances and laughs
Mixing and matching jewelry metal is in.Roman Bobyr/Shutterstock

You'll continue to see the mixed-metals trend that this year, according to Abingdon Mullin, jeweler, CEO, and founder of Abingdon Co.

Devoted silver and gold fans can rest assured knowing that the days of being limited to one metal are over.

"More than ever, we're seeing two-tone pieces that artfully combine contrasting metals in a harmonious way," the jeweler told BI.

Long-lasting classics are becoming more popular.

woman wearing a green monochrome outfit, statement eyeliner, and simple silver jewelry sitting up against a wall
You can't go wrong with hoop earrings. Cast Of Thousands/Shutterstock

According to Nolan Meader, celebrity stylist and fashion editor, lower-end costume jewelry is being exchanged for better quality classics.

Instead of investing in pieces that discolor after one or two wears, people seem to be spending more wisely on jewelry this season.

"Simple, classic designs like hoop earrings, diamond studs, diamond bangles, line bracelets, and diamond or gemstone solitaire pendants are the little black dresses of the jewelry department," he told BI, "always chic and appropriate."

Yellow gold is back in a big way.

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Yellow gold has eclipsed rose gold in popularity. Thedugme/Shutterstock

Trends from the 1970s are still coming back, according to Meader. On the jewelry front, that translates to outsized yellow-gold jewelry designs.

The stylist suggested trying chunky retro link and cuff bracelets or curb-style chains in 14-karat or 18-karat gold to embrace the trend.

Unconventional stacks are winning people over.

woman wearing a denim shirt and two chunky silver necklaces
You can get creative when layering necklaces and bracelets. Best smile studio/Shutterstock

Stackables continue to be popular, according to Gigi Lovond, jeweler for Steven Singer Jewelers. But this year, Mullin told BI that layering is taking on a new look.

"I'm personally a huge proponent of pushing the boundaries of layering jewelry in new and unusual ways," Mullin said. "From two-watch wrist stacks to bold necklace layering, 2024 will prove that less isn't always more."

Pearls are making a comeback this year.

man wearing a jean jacket, black t shirt, and pearl necklace
Pearls are a great choice for all genders. MDV Edwards/Shutterstock

Pearls exhibit the grandmillennial style and are sure to command the attention of anyone who's into the old-money aesthetic, according to Meader.

Lovond said edgier pearl designs — like big chunky pearls — are also appearing on runways.

"They are bold and add a little bit of romance to any outfit," Lovond told BI.

On the other hand, minimalist jewelry is falling.

woman wearing a simple gold necklace with a winter outfit
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According to Patrick Kenger, personal and celebrity stylist and image consultant at Pivot, larger pieces will be edging out minimalist jewelry in 2024.

It's all part of the wide-reaching movement toward bigger, more eye-catching styles.

"Go for something bolder and less delicate, like swapping in statement earrings in place of small studs," the stylist told BI.

Watches are being replaced by jewelry/watch combinations.

woman wearing a purple outfit with gold and pearl accessories
Watches don't have to be clunky and utilitarian. Vershinin89/Shutterstock

According to Mullin, the combination of jewelry and watches is becoming very popular — for instance, a watch that's designed like a bracelet or a necklace that has a pendant watch in it.

"Turning your watch into a piece of jewelry is becoming so popular right now, and it's making the industry so creative," the jeweler said. "It's exciting to see so much 'out-of-the-box' thinking in design."

Say goodbye to gender-specific jewelry.

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Current jewelry trends can be incorporated into any style.Norb_KM/Shutterstock

"We're moving toward a world of self-expression residing outside the gender binaries and it's high time our accessories do the same," Mullin told BI.

From watches to earrings, the jeweler predicted that fashion and gender will continue to separate from each other in refreshing ways this year.

The rose-gold trend has come to an end.

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Rose gold was popular for a while, but it's losing steam.Dmitri Gromov/Shutterstock

"There's an almost ironic feeling to saying that the sun is setting on the dominance of rose gold, but every trend must come to an end (at least for a while)," Kenger told BI.

This year, the sky's the limit when it comes to metals.

Consider trying yellow gold, white gold, or mixed-metal pieces for a new and fresh look, according to the stylist.

Logo jewelry has seen its day.

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Quiet luxury is becoming more popular than loud logos. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

The old-money aesthetic has a younger generation finding joy in more discrete trends, according to Meader. This means less brash and in-your-face logos.

"Think more pearls, gold, tennis bracelets, and diamond studs," the stylist told BI.

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