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Silver is Back: The Latest Jewelry Trends to Keep on Your Radar | GLDN

Written by GLDN Team — March 27, 2024

Silver is Back: The Latest Jewelry Trends to Keep on Your Radar | GLDN

Let’s get this out of the way: we’ll never part with gold (see the name GLDN!) but silver jewelry has strung a particular heartstring as of late. Maybe you’re experiencing a bit of gold fatigue—it has been everywhere the past few years—or maybe you’d like to dip your metaphorical toe in the cool-toned waters of sterling silver and see how it fits. And we say: go for it.

From sterling silver stacking rings to midsize hoops to drop earrings, this high-shine, high-impact metal has been everywhere as of late. Take it from some recent runways: Chanel’s spring/summer ready-to-wear collection, Tory Burch’s silver arm cuffs and exaggerated silver hoops and Veronica Beard’s chunky-silver-chain-and-preppy-blazer combos, to name a few. All of this to say: there’s never been a better time to find your silver lining. ⛓️


Sterling Silver Jewelry


The Lowdown on Silver Jewelry

Let’s start with a big ol’ fact: anyone can wear silver jewelry. Though it’s particularly stunning on cool-toned skin—basically any skin tone with pink, red, blue or olive undertones—it can add an ethereal pop to warm-toned skin tones, too, especially when paired with gold or rose gold (but more on that later). Plus, not only is it trending, but it can be more budget-friendly, too, especially when compared to solid gold. Sure, sterling silver requires a little more upkeep to keep it looking its best, but it’s nothing a polishing cloth or periodic at-home deep clean can’t fix.


Mixed Metals


Mixing Metals

If you’re not ready to move on from gold entirely (we don’t blame you!), consider becoming a metal mixologist. The key to mixing metals is balance. Stacking a few gold chains? Consider going from gold to silver to gold. Same with hoops, studs, rings, you name it. Aim for an equally distributed balance of gold and silver so the overall look is harmonious. Oh, and just to address this before we move on: mixing metals is no longer a faux pas—in fact, quite the opposite! Plus, it’s 2024…so who really cares? Follow your heart, not an arbitrary rulebook, and let your eclectic self shine. 😘 Finding the pieces you love and wearing them how you love is everything.


Chunky Necklaces


Chunky Necklaces

The buzziest of all silver trends, chunky sterling silver necklaces have taken social media and recent runways—like Proenza Schouler’s and Veronica Beard’s—by storm. Why, you ask? A few reasons: they’re versatile, easy to layer, look great with gold and are just plain cool. A little Y2K, a little heavy metal and definitively timeless, there’s no reason not to add a bold silver chain or pendant to your daily rotation. Enter our favorites: the symbolic Worry Stone Necklace, the chunky Faun Chain and the Bold Paperclip Chain


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Bold Rings

When it comes to silver, more is more—and rings are no exception. Try a sculptural ring like the Yarra Ring (with your choice of personalization!) or our chunky-silhouetted Diya Ring made of two intertwined bands. If minimalist jewelry is more your thing, layer multiple dainty stacking rings in varying textures for a subtler spin on sterling silver.


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Bracelet Stacks

Chain bracelets, cuff bracelets, personalized bracelets, you name it—invite them all to this sterling silver party. We love combining an understated-yet-elegant chain bracelet (like the Onaro Bracelet) with a personalized cuff bracelet (like the Novel Cuff Bracelet) and a symbolic bar bracelet (like the My Garden Bracelet with your choice of hand-stamped flowers) for a mix of textures and finishes.


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How to Look After Your Sterling Silver Jewelry

Rule #1: wear your sterling silver jewelry often! The natural oils in your skin buff away tarnish and keep your silver shining with nearly zero effort from you. Other easy methods of keeping sterling silver tarnish-free is storing it in an airtight container to prevent oxidation, polishing your pieces with a polishing cloth once a month, and keeping your jewelry away from harsh cleansers, cosmetics, fragrance and chlorine.

If you see quite a bit of tarnish built up on your sterling silver jewelry and need something stronger than a quick polish, we recommend an at-home baking soda soak: line a pan with aluminum foil, fill with water and add 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp baking soda. Soak it for 5 minutes and watch your piece lighten (like magic)! This is especially helpful for chains or other creviced pieces a polishing cloth won’t fully clean.


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Embrace the Quiet Luxury of Silver Jewelry

Known to encapsulate the ethereal, feminine energy of the moon, sterling silver is gold’s subtler, sleeker sister you might have been sleeping on. Hypoallergenic, easy to care for and more affordable than solid gold, sterling silver loves to be worn—making it easy to care for and easy to love. While gold jewelry will always have its place in the sun, sterling silver is back in a big way…and looks like it’s here to stay.


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