Why Silver Jewelry Is Making a Comeback

Words by Candace Longfellow | 11.28.16
From antique place settings to southwestern turquoise rings, sterling silver hasn’t always felt very of-the-moment or trendy. But as slews of ’90s-inspired trends marched down the fall runways, top designers and It girls alike embraced the sleek metal once more. What else would you wear with all that plaid?
Besides that, sterling silver is a luxe precious metal but also won’t break the bank. You can upgrade your LBD or go-to holiday look with affordable yet luxe jewelry that’s still on-trend. Find out which pieces are must-haves this season and how to make them feel current with tips from our Senior Jewelry & Watch Merchandise Manager, Trish Stevens.

Sophie Buhai Egg Brooch, $275

“Thanks to brands like Gucci and Prada, everyone is dusting off their grandma’s old brooches and they pair nicely with a lot of the season’s trends. Sophie Buhai does amazing things with sterling silver and  this egg brooch is a great example. Pin it on the lapel of a great menswear-inspired blazer to make it feel cool again (bonus points if the blazer’s velvet!)”

Hermès Chaine d’Ancre Bracelet, $925

“Dramatic, grunge and punk-inspired looks were all over the fall runways, which of course require lots of silver jewelry! To pull this off for day-to-day, the key is to not over do it! One carefully chosen item, whether it be a studded cuff or chain-link bracelet, paired with black can go a long way. This Chaine d’Ancre bracelet is an Hermès classic but still feels really of-the-moment.”

Hermès Infinity Choker, $3,425

“Much like chain-link jewelry, chokers are also back in a big way. This Hermès infinity style is an elevated and modern version of the throwback necklace and the fact that it’s silver rather than gold really helps to ground the look.”

Tiffany & Co. Tassel Earrings, $295

“These are the perfect day-to-night earrings, particularly with all the holiday parties ahead of us this season. The metallic mesh is a modern update on the classic chandelier — they’ll catch light but are a little more understated so they’re versatile enough for everyday, too.”
Ready to try the trend? Shop our edit of sterling silver jewelry here
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