This year’s fall jewelry trends for women are bold and beautiful designs that are certain to get you noticed. Asymmetrical necklaces and earrings are fresh. Designers sometimes show us that the two sides of a woman’s face–and her earrings–can be beautifully different. Updated classics, ear cuffs, brooches, statement necklaces, chandelier earrings, and pearls-pearls-pearls are everywhere. Gorgeous real gemstones and fabulous fakes play well together.

Perhaps all of the bare fingers we see reflect the importance of engagement and wedding rings. We love the humorous comparison of fabulous art sales, such as Roy Lichtenstein’s “The Ring (Engagement)” sold at auction at Sotheby’s New York for a cool $41.7 million while a fabulous one hundred carat flawless diamond sold for a mere $22 million!

Women’s Jewelry Fall Trends: Updated Classics

Shopping channels would have us believe that fall jewelry trends are all about classic and even retro jewelry looks. Diamonds by the yard, for instance, really never went out of fashion, and style icons like Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani have been photographed wearing them.

Dainty chains and layered looks really haven’t gone out of style. The Olsen twins’ jewelry line features updated classic jewelry that looks good on everyone. Mary Kate and Ashley’s line, known as AMK x SM, is priced at an average $40 per piece. The chandelier earrings, so popular now, look fantastic even on the petite Olsens.

Ear Cuffs

Ear cuffs are back in force, and they’ve never been more glamorous. Vogue Paris shares runway looks that make our mouths water. For example, mabe’ pearl and diamond ear cuffs in white gold worn with a nubby Chanel jacket on the top, middle and lobes of the ear. These aren’t your mother’s mabe’ pearls.

It’s possible to wear precious 18k ear cuffs with pin stripes to the office this fall. Although it’s impossible to take the eyes off these delicious ten simple rings fanning across the ear, the look is neither biker babe nor statement making for its own sake. Instead, golden cuffs shown by Vogue are an elegant deco art form to wear instead of office regulation hoops.

Sandra Bullock, Emma Watson and so many celebrities have been photographed wearing ear cuffs of all sorts. They look so elegant.

Brooches Aren’t Just for Women Over 50 Anymore

Glamorous brooches are a perfect way to adorn a simple frock this fall. Think les broches bijoux de Prada even if you don’t buy jewels there. Layer several brooches or pair a magnificent mother brooch with a small and sparkling child for a gorgeous day or evening silhouette. Blake Lively shows you how.

Heat Up the Winter Months with a Statement Necklace

Necklines are scooped open or closed this Fall but, either way, it’s a woman’s right to draw attention to it. Statement necklaces include 21st century versions of Victorian jet jewels, shells, massive jeweled collars, and perfectly enormous chains. Christine Baranski started sporting apparently platinum precious chains a couple of years ago, but now you’ll find them everywhere. Unless you’re a platinum investor, you don’t need to pay thousands to own this statement necklace. Buy costume instead.

Sofia Vergara shows how to pair a magnificent statement necklace with a black dress. A burst of color will warm you in the cold winter months.

Chandelier, My Dear?

Chandelier earrings are the earrings to wear day and night. Deco diamonds, like these worn by Jennifer Aniston, sparkle like the stars, never go out of style, and tend to hold their value over time. It’s possible to own beautiful handmade chandelier earrings in all price ranges. If diamonds aren’t in your budget, consider crystals or synthetic gems set in silver. You’ll get all of the glitz without spending a fortune.

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Today’s pearls are reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s carefree sophistication in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

Celebrities are wearing pearls on their ears, at the neckline, on the wrist, and sewn into garments for subtle definition. Pearls come in an array of colors, including white, cream, pink, grey, gold, and black. Larger Tahitian pearls are more attractive to us than ever. Katherine Heigl’s Tahitian strand is magnificent. Imagine wearing lustrous pearls at a candlelit holiday party for a refined and polished appearance.

Angelina Jolie wears a demure triple-strand pearl collar with simple two-pearl earrings while Sandra Bullock’s focus necklace looks just right as is. Scarlett Johansson demonstrates how to wear a long strand of pearls for definite eye appeal.

Chunky Gemstones

Wearing gemstones is all about color. This fall’s gemstone necklaces combine the rich colors of gemstones and wearable art. Beyonce’s necklace is so color-rich and, because Beyonce’ is wearing it, we imagine it cost thousands. The same is true of Christina Aguilera’s sparkling asymmetrical triple strand. Perhaps it’s made of diamonds but, even if it’s made of Austrian crystals, we don’t care.

2015 and Beyond

Jewelry remains an important personal statement. If you’re fashion-forward, it’s important to watch the runways and read fashion blogs. Celebrities work hard to wear the latest fashions and jewelry styles.

Today’s wedding jewelry includes more choices than ever before. Precious gems, colored diamonds, and mixed metals resonate with your love of fashion and timeless beauty.

Thankfully, it’s possible to snag the look of fantastic gems without paying a hefty price.

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