What’s Hot at Hamilton: Fall 2021 Jewelry Trends


While the pandemic has definitely influenced the fashion industry, we can thank Zoom meetings for introducing us all to the era of dressing from the waist up. We’ve seen the 80’s come back in a big way these last few seasons, with a roaring 20’s twist. It’s time to put away your summer wardrobe and inhale the sweet smell of pumpkin spice. A glamourous pair of imaginative statement earringsa single earringa layered chain necklace, colorful gemstone jewelry, or a shiny bangle bracelet go a long way in beating Zoom fatigue. Regardless of the occasion, or your particular mood, there will be a style that suits you in one of our top 5 Fall 2021 Jewelry Trends. 

Statement Earrings

Statement earrings are the perfect shoulders-up accessory this Fall. From dazzling stacked chandelier earrings, big, bold over-the–top earrings featuring geometric shapesmis-matched sizes, colors or stones, go big or go home with some striking gemstones drops or ornate, extravagant hoops. Statement earrings are incredibly versatile and can be worn in the office, at home on Zoom, or out and about at a formal event.  

Statement earrings
Mis-matched earings
Pink earrings
Heart earrings
Pink gold earrings

Single Earrings

This is not a new trend, but it didn’t get the attention it deserved in 2020. This year, the single earring trend is a way to make anything more fashion forward. Depending on the situation and your mood, you can choose from a multitude of options. A simple stud or a drop earring is an excellent place to start. This asymmetrical trend makes any outfit look more edgy with a large, colorful hoop. Underline your uniqueness with a sculptural design or keep it classy with a long, drop earring with a diamond or pearl. A single earring is guaranteed to freshen up all your neutral or basic color outfits this fall.  

Heart earrings
Pink single earring
Silver single earring

Gemstone Jewelry

The bigger and bolder, the better when it comes to gemstones this fall. Precious stones, also known as “The Big Three” -- rubies, emeralds, and sapphires – are always a popular choice and even more so this year. Citrine and blue topaz have been dazzling runways as well. A few other modern gemstones are also gaining popularity this autumn like agate and opal. And of course, you can never go wrong with diamonds. This Fall, colored gems and diamonds are being cut in an unconventional way, stretching the boundaries of jewelry design. So not only is the color of the gem being highlighted, but also the shape itself. 


Mystical rubies with their vibrant crimson hue and durability have always been a popular traditional gemstone. This year is no different, as rubies have a striking appearance and seem to gleam from the inside. Since rubies deep red color resemble blood, rubies are said to hold the power of life. Offered to Hindu Gods as way of improving karma, rubies are a perfect option for 2021. 

Ruby jewelry
Ring with rubies


Emeralds have always been a favored gemstone among jewelers, with their lush green hues and smooth veneers, and the same holds true in 2021.  In fact, many jewelry design experts are claiming that the emerald is the “it” stone of 2021. They are especially popular with brides-to-be as emeralds symbolize peace, balance, fertility, and eternity.  

Whether you choose a lighter green that tends to catch the light and sparkle a bit more, or the more traditional intense darker green, emeralds represent a wide array of emotions and are assuredly on trend this autumn.  

Emerald ring

Emerald earrings


September’s enchanting birthstone is traditionally pictured as blue; however, sapphires come in a wide range of vibrant colors. Jewelers have been favoring yellow sapphires this year as they come in a variety of tones: from a pale lemon yellow, a honey tone, a vibrant, vivid yellow, and a saturated orangey color. Sapphires are meant to invite prestige, good luck, and opulence – as well as good health and spiritual healing.  

Sapphire necklace
Sapphire earrings


Most of the citrine on the market today is made by heating amethyst and smoky quartz together, which produces a combination of different shades of yellow with orange/red to orange/brown tones. Natural citrine is a pale and smoky yellow. Citrine is said to align all the chakras, activating both body and mind.  

Citrine is commonly confused with yellow topaz; in fact, it is considered a modern alternative birthstone for November. It is one of the most popular gemstones today due to its affordability and durability. It’s rare in nature and mining can yield a minute amount of citrine.  

Citrine ring

Citrine bracelet

Blue Topaz

In today’s market, blue is by far the most popular topaz hue, and it comes in a wide range of blue tones. From a light translucent blue to a deep dark blue, blue topaz is not just December’s birthstone, it is said to heal and soothe your soul. Blue topaz is said to not only bring about good health, but also good fortune.  

In nature, blue topaz tends to be a very pale, light blue and it is rare, like citrine. The bright blues you see on the market are made by enhancing colorless white topaz through heat and irradiation. Blue topaz is the second most popular gemstone, with sapphire being the first. It’s no surprise given its gleaming beautiful hue.  

Blue topaz earrings
Blue topaz necklace
Blue topaz ring


Agate gemstones are making a splash in 2021. Symbolizing growth, agates can help in either your personal or professional life, maybe both! And we could all use something that will support our spirituality, especially after the year we have had! Agate comes in a wide range of colors, with red and white agates being the most popular this Autumn.  


Agate ring


Opals come in a wide variety of colors, but this year jewelry designers are focused on the vibrant and fiery reds and oranges. Make a statement and be bold with opals this year. Said to bring love and happiness into your life, you can’t go wrong with an opal. 

Chain jewelry


Of course, you can’t go wrong with classic diamonds. They are perfect for every season, every occasion, and every outfit. Did you know that diamonds are the hardest material on Earth? In fact, it is 58 times harder than anything you will find in nature. Beat Zoom fatigue with some beautiful bling.  

Diamond arm accessory
Diamond necklace
Diamond necklace

Textured Metal

Put the pedal to the metal and switch it up with hammered yellow goldsilverrose gold, and a variety of other bold colors this autumn. Textured metal is on trend this Fall – whether it’s statement earrings, a cuff, a bangle bracelet, or a stunning necklace. Textured metal jewelry are truly pieces of modern art and all the rage for the fashion-forward women of 2021 this autumn.  

Arm bracelets

Bangle Bracelets

Bangle bracelets – a classic accessory that has been around since 2600 BC – are available in all shapes, materials, and sizes and that’s what makes them cool this autumn.  Fall 2021 jewelry trends include bangle bracelets due to their versatility. You can stack them together, layer them, and pair them with a wide range of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and even watches.  

Mixing metals is also on trend this year, and bangle bracelets are perfect way to do this stylishly. From a chunky gold cuff to the slim and delicate silver bangles that clink together musically, bangle bracelets are a safe bet this Fall.  

Bangle bracelet

Pink bangle bracelet
Pink gold bracelet with gemstones
Silver bangle bracelet

Since we weren’t able to get out and about last year, some of the 2020 fashion trends have been brought back, like big, bold statement pieces. Depending on the situation and what style you want to achieve, jewelry provides that extra element of edge or class. This year’s Fall jewelry trends add a touch of individuality, whether it be fun and quirky, or a statement piece that exudes elegance. Whatever you are looking for this Autumn, Hamilton has all the latest styles.