Adding to Your Jewelry Wardrobe This Holiday Season

As you develop your personal jewelry wardrobe, it’s always good to add some pieces that reflect current trends – and are different from the jewels you already own.

To find such chic additions to suggest, Fortunoff spends the year traveling to faraway places, watching what celebrities are wearing to awards shows, and poring over fashion magazines. We’re also aided by the excellent jewelry fashion writers in our industry, one of whom recently identified four trends that she believes are worth acquiring, because, while they are of the moment now, they will also stand the test of time. These kinds of fashionable staples will be the pieces you turn to again and again as you wear your jewelry through the years.

So here are four suggestions, for jewels you might add to your collection this holiday season.

Already have diamond solitaire studs? Try a huggie or pavé-set earring.

Huggies have been spotted on many ears this year, sometimes alone, and sometimes complementing a diamond stud. Or, if you really like studs, try one of our many styles that feature pavé-set diamonds. Here are four examples you may want to consider.

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High-polished hinged hoop earrings with diamonds in 14k yellow gold.

Small pavé diamond swirl earrings in 14k white gold.

Vintage look pavé diamond petite earrings in 14k white gold.

Diamond crescent moon and star stud earrings in 14k white gold.

Already have a traditional cocktail ring? Try a stacking ring.

Stacking rings reflect the trend of wearing multiples, whether on the finger, wrist, or neck. Varying combinations can keep your jewelry looking fresh. The great thing about stacking rings is how wonderfully collectible they are. The rings are fun to mix and match, and they’re often reasonably priced.

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Single row diamond eternity band in 14k white gold is in a French pavé cutdown style.

Cushion-cut, bezel set, London blue topaz ring in 14k yellow gold, is also available with other gemstones, such as citrine, purple and green amethyst, and peridot; in different gem shapes, such as round, oval, and trillion; and in white or yellow gold.

Scalloped design, .25 carat diamond band in 18k white gold features marquise-shaped design elements. Marquise shapes are staging a comeback, which is why you’ll see them among our newer styles.

Pave diamond design band in 18k yellow gold has alternating square and marquise shaped sections prong-set with 22 diamonds.

Flush-set, fancy brown diamond band in 14k rose gold features a matte finish and 10 diamonds totaling almost 1/3 carat. Flush settings are another great way to protect gems if your hands are busy at work.

Already have hoops? Try a dramatic drop

Long, slender drop earrings were everywhere on the red carpet this year, and their sexy drama will give you a reason to turn your head frequently.

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Long diamond drop earrings come in 18k yellow gold. The sleek 2-inch drops contain 44 round brilliant diamonds totaling 1.43 carat.

Triangle black agate and diamond drop earrings in 14k white gold mix an Art Deco look in a minimal way. They feature almost a half carat of diamonds.

Italian-link dangle earrings in 14k yellow gold celebrate a return to links, and a nod to the 1970s and ‘80s.

Already have a diamond solitaire necklace? Try a personalized or message pendant.

Personalized or message jewelry will celebrate your passion for a jewel of your own. We’re lucky today that so much jewelry can be easily personalized, and no where is that more apparent than in charms and lockets. As with stacking rings, these fun pendants can be mixed and matched on various chains, for the kind of varied look that will make every outfit seem new.

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The classic diamond initial necklace in 14k white gold is experiencing another surge in popularity right now. Let us know which letter you need.

Victorian spinning style locket in 14k yellow gold is suspended within a frame, so the locket can be turned to view either side. On one side is a single round brilliant diamond; on the other a high-polished center suitable for engraving. Holds two photos.

Open circle diamond LOVE pendant in 14k white gold
features elements that float inside a circle that’s rimmed in diamonds. Transparent glass sides hold LOVE secure.

LOVE Necklace with diamonds in 14k gold reminds us of the iconic LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana. Designed by Jordan Scott, jeweler to many celebrities; he’s the designer who introduced the then-new Y necklace on “Beverly Hills 90210.”

Want to see more in these styles? Go to and click on the Earrings, Rings, and Necklaces categories.

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