The cyclical nature of trends means that what’s old is always new again. And the latest jewellery style to be resurrected from the graveyard of trends is nostalgia-inducing silhouettes and styles that will evoke memories of your teen years. Given the extended periods of time we have been spending indoors, it comes as little surprise that the DIY mood is reigning strong over the fashion landscape now. As a result, summer camp beads, juicy hues and abstract designs have been injecting a dose of playfulness into our jewellery boxes. Here, we take a look at all the homegrown jewellery brands serving up major Y2K nostalgia:
Designed to resemble a time when we were all still discovering our aesthetic, Misho Designs’ playful Pebble Rings evoke memories of the effervescence of youth. Doused in colours good enough to eat, the bold silhouettes offer endless possibilities to mix and match and create a new look every single time.
Nostalgic for all those nights DIY-ing your own necklaces and bracelets at sleepovers? Hannan Jewellery offers a time capsule with its Cotton Candy Beaded Necklace that is ideal for adding a playful touch to your look for those Zoom meetings in the AM.
There’s something about a charm bracelet that works like a charm! Allow Lune to revive memories of those lucky charms you painstakingly collected in your teen years with its constellation-inspired designs that can be added to a wide array of necklaces and bracelets to make a style statement that is unique to you.
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Inspired by founder Anmol Vaswani’s travels around the globe, the label’s whimsical designs will help you carry a slice of summer with you all year round. Expect beaded necklaces, bracelets and other essentials crafted from recycled plastic and glass that further the brand’s sustainable ethos.
If you’d left your love for kitschy designs back in your teen years, it is time to make room in your jewellery box for a blast from the past. Studio Cha-Ching’s playful designs have earned a nod from serial sartorialist Ranveer Singh himself, with their lexicon of colour that extends from vibrant resin rings to graphic earrings.