Last Updated on August 14, 2021 by Carla Jonas
Most women wear jewelry not just to make fashion statements, but to enhance their own personal beauty. This is especially true when attending events for special occasions. And, with the holidays quickly approaching, we want to make sure you look your best. So, whether you’re interested in shopping for statement necklaces, XXL hoops or pearl engagement rings, we’re sharing some of the jewelry trends for the 2017 Christmas holidays that are too hot to miss.
14 Top Jewelry Trends for the 2017 Christmas Holidays
When picking out jewelry to wear for Christmas, you want to make sure the pieces decorate and enhances the look of your outfit. Choosing the right accessories can completely transform plain, traditional attire into a much more impressive, eye-catching look.
Jewelry designers work hard to keep up with the pace of changing fashion and accessories trends. Since most women spend good money on their jewelry, they want to be able to wear it throughout the seasons, not just for the holidays. These pieces fit that bill.
Here are 14 jewelry trends for the 2017 Christmas holiday season:
These are some of the jewelry pieces trending right now that are expected to be hot items to wear Christmas season 2017, and throughout 2018:
1. Crystal Statement Necklaces
For 2017, the jewelry trend was generally… the bigger the better. The year end holidays will incorporate large pieces, such as statement necklaces, into Christmas fashion gear. Crystal statement necklaces with large gems give you a more festive look for this time of year.
2. Geometrically Shaped Jewelry
There are numerous jewelry pieces designed in geometric shapes. You’ll find something for every style on the market, such as diamond, pentagram, pyramid shapes and more. These gold triangle-shaped earrings are both festive and bold for the holidays.
3. Gold Chains
These were the rave of the fashion accessory world back in the 70s, 80s and 90s. In 2017, they came back with a vengeance, thanks to celebrities and reality TV stars. Multiple layered gold chains in various lengths worn together can make you look like the gift at the end of the rainbow for the holidays.
4. Yellow Gold Jewelry
Yellow gold is one metal that will never go out of style. And, it’s so flashy, especially 24 Karat gold, that it can make any toned-down look seem very upscale when worn at Christmas parties and New Year’s celebrations. When buying yellow gold jewelry, be sure it’s actually real so it will last forever.
5. Hand Bracelets
One of the hottest jewelry trends for the 2017 Christmas holidays are hand bracelets. Unlike pearl bracelets and other traditional ones, these hand ornaments are attached to a chain, which is attached to a ring worn on your finger. You can even create your own DIY hand bracelet jewelry using an ornate hand connector that strings along the back of your hand.
6. Mirrored Necklaces
These are amazing looking necklaces constructed using various types of metals. The metals literally reflect light, much like mirrors, so you sparkle and shine, like a holiday ornament. For a unique look that brings life (and light) to the Christmas party, get yourself a mirrored necklace or two.
7. Oversized Chain-Linked & Tribal Necklaces
These hot jewelry pieces are expected to continue trending throughout 2018. Oversized chain-linked necklaces come in short lengths, and some unique and trendy styles. Tribal necklaces make your look much more unique. They are handcrafted (or designed to look like it) and usually feature colored pearls and/or beads.
8. Oversized Hoop Earrings
Will there ever come a time when big hoop earrings are out of season? I really doubt it. Not only are these jewelry pieces a hip go-to item for fashion-lovers, they are one of the biggest jewelry trends for the 2017 Christmas holidays.
9. Pendant Earrings
We all know about pendants for necklaces. But, are you hip to pendants for earrings? These untimely pieces can be quite festive, depending on the design. And, because the pendants are generally removable, you can feel free to add colorful, holiday designs, and transform them back into regular pearl earrings after the holidays, or whatever you choose.
10. Single Earring
This jewelry trend just keeps coming back. There are numerous rumors about how it started. But, either way, it’s sure to be hot again this Christmas season. Instead of throwing on a simple pair of earrings, why not sport just one, single, huge, elegant, eye-catching earring? You’ll definitely look trendy for the holidays in 2017.
11. Statement Cuffs
There’s nothing simple about these statement jewelry pieces. They come in small and simple styles, as well as large, bold designs. Oversized statement cuffs are very dominating, bringing attention to your wrists. But, be careful not to overpower your holiday outfit to the point where it’s not even noticed.
12. Three-Finger Rings
Also known as triple rings, these are one of the hottest jewelry trends for the 2017 Christmas holidays for women (and men) who like bold rings that make even bigger impressions than cocktail rings. One ring is worn on three different fingers at once. There are also some amazing looking four-finger ring styles set to hit the jewelry scene in 2018.
13. Torc Necklaces
Also spelled torque or torq, a torc necklace is a stiff or rigid, large metal neck ring. They are usually made using multiple strands of metal twisted together. Or, they are created as single pieces. Torq necklaces cup and hug the neck, more like rings (as opposed to like a necklaces). This is one of recommended jewelry trends for the 2017 Christmas holidays.
14. Watch Belts
We’ve worn watches on our wrists, around our necks, even in our pockets. Now, in 2017, its trendy to wear your watch around your waist. Watch belts aren’t just interesting, they make very elegant accessories to help transform any plain look. They look especially nice with jeans and pearls. Plus, as one of the hot jewelry trends for the 2017 Christmas holidays, it will continue to shine all of next year.