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8 Coolest 2020 Jewelry Trends for Stylish Teens

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Delicate nameplate necklaces, signet rings, and chunky gold hoops – the tentpole pieces you pull from your jewelry box again and again. After months of wear, they’re probably starting to feel a little tired and that’s a real shame, because those pieces are still just as trendy as ever. So how do you re-up your interest in your most-used sparklers? Easy. You add a fistful of new baubles to the mix.

There isn’t much to be said for the year 2020, but let me tell you, the jewelry trends are fire. Heavy metal chains, highlighter enamel, and rocker-esq pearls that look nothing like the ones on grandma’s nightstand – yeah, there’s a lot of cool sh*t happening in the jewelry world. These glitzy items will go hand-in-hand with your usual bling to make the whole vibe feel fresh and new. See for yourself.

Hardcore Hardware

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The contents of your average hardware store (safety pins, padlocks, keys), will have a starring role in your jewelry box starting… right now. Effortlessly nail down that gothic, e-girl vibe with these edgy metals.

14K Gold Plated Pearl Safety Pin Earrings

14K Gold Plated Pearl Safety Pin Earrings

Sphera Milano
nordstromrack.com

$39.97

Padlock And Key Chain Necklace

Padlock And Key Chain Necklace

The Kooples
bloomingdales.com

$125.00

Lock and Key Post Earrings

Lock and Key Post Earrings

Tai
neimanmarcus.com

$55.00

Silver Ring

Silver Ring

Bagatiba
bagatiba.com

$28.00

Kara Key Charm Necklace

Kara Key Charm Necklace

Gorjana
gorjana.com

$55.00

Non-Preppy Pearls

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Pearl jewelry has officially been ~rebranded~. Up until this year, it was on reserve for little old ladies and the type of people who wear powder pink cardigans. In 2020, however, this age-old jewelry staple has taken a turn for the cool (thank you, Harry Styles). Runway details, like glass beads and metallic cuffs have turned the boring gem into straight-up Insta-bait.

Beaded Charm Necklace

Beaded Charm Necklace

& Other Stories
stories.com

$29.00

White Pearl Swirl Studs in Gold

White Pearl Swirl Studs in Gold

Wolf Circus
wolfcircus.com

$75.00

The Pearl Initial Necklace

The Pearl Initial Necklace

Argento Vivo
argentovivo.us

$98.00

Better Half Bracelet

Better Half Bracelet

Brinker & Eliza
shopbop.com

$108.00

Pearl Statement Ear Cuff in Silver

Pearl Statement Ear Cuff in Silver

Astrid & Miyu
astridandmiyu.us

$62.00

Solo Charms

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Ear stacks are to 2020 what arm parties were to 2014. It’s the fashion-girl secret to crafting a perfectly understated (but still really cool) look. Customize your ears with this asymmetrical trend. Rock a single charm on one side and nothing on the other or mix and match your single charms for a 100% unique pair-up.

Costa Drop Single Earring

Costa Drop Single Earring

BaubleBar
baublebar.com

$18.00

All The Feels Earring

All The Feels Earring “Chill”

Eliou
eliou-eliou.com

$58.00

Maneki Neko Earring

Maneki Neko Earring

Safsafu
safsafu.com

€102.88

Rho Single Earring

Statement Shells

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Any VSCO girl worth her Instagram filter already has a strand of beachy cowrie shells hanging from her throat, but we’re not here to talk about that. Nope, I’m more interested in the upgraded designs that are cropping up all across the internet. Pearlescent turbo shells, earthy horns – basically, what Gary the snail would wear if he were an influencer in 2020.

Turbo Shell Earrings

Cowrie Shell Rainbow Beaded Necklace

Cowrie Shell Rainbow Beaded Necklace

Urban Outfitters
urbanoutfitters.com

$16.00

Artemis Shell Drop Earrings

Artemis Shell Drop Earrings

Serefina Anthropologie
anthropologie.com

$29.95

3-pack Necklaces

Raleigh Cowrie Shell Hoops

Raleigh Cowrie Shell Hoops

Francesca’s
francescas.com

$20.00

Neon Everything

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You literally can’t click on a trend report from the past two years without seeing the word “neon” somewhere on the list (usually accompanied by a photo of Kim Kardashian). Day-glo hues have been a favorite of celebs for the past few seasons and finally, we’ve been blessed with a toned-down version normal people can actually wear: jewelry. A teeny glint of electric yellow at your wrist or fluorescent pink on your lobes feels wearable and so effing cool.

Rainbow Triple Charm Necklace- Neon Green

Rainbow Triple Charm Necklace- Neon Green

Joyful Hoops

Joyful Hoops

Susan Alexandra
susanalexandra.com

$85.00

Angel Necklace

Neons & Neutrals Bracelet

Neons & Neutrals Bracelet

Roxanne Assoulin
roxanneassoulin.com

$75.00

Fresh Fruit

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Food-based accessories have held a starring role in Katy Perry’s wardrobe for years and the style has just recently reached the mainstream. Even if kitschy prints and berry shades aren’t normally your gig, the dainty iterations you can shop now feel surprisingly non-girly.

The Cherry Earrings

The Cherry Earrings

Vanessa Mooney
vanessamooney.com

$40.00

Strawberry Choker

Strawberry Choker

Poppychain
etsy.com

$49.99

Swarovski No Regrets Banana Earrings

Swarovski No Regrets Banana Earrings

Swarovski
cettire.com

$61.33

Fruit Necklace

Lemon-Shaped Earrings

Big, BIG Hoops

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Hoops never go out of style, they just get more in style. You can still reach for your prized gold circlets (you know, the ones you’ve been wearing on a daily basis since 2018), but do yourself a solid and add a punched-up version to your jewelry tray, as a treat.

Small Jelly Hoops

Small Jelly Hoops

Alison Lou
shopbop.com

$125.00

Stone + Locket Bamboo Gold Hoop Earrings

Stone + Locket Bamboo Gold Hoop Earrings

Large beveled hoops in tortoise

Large beveled hoops in tortoise

Alix Hoop - Chestnut

Rose Gold-Tone Steel Hoops

Rose Gold-Tone Steel Hoops

Gold-Tone
fossil.com

$24.00

Jumbo Chains

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Iced-out chains have been a staple in streetwear for literal decades, but usually, the fun stops at the neck. XL chainlinks are now being featured on earrings, rings, and bracelets, too. The bigger the better.

Heart Chain Bracelet

Heart Chain Bracelet

Mulberry and Grand
mulberry-grand.com

$29.00

Amulette Curb Chain Drop Earrings

Amulette Curb Chain Drop Earrings

BaubleBar
baublebar.com

$38.00

Chain Link Ring

Chain Link Ring

Elizabeth and James
kohls.com

$13.50

Let's Link Up Earrings

Let’s Link Up Earrings

TLR Jewelry
tlretro.com

$195.00

Soko Capsule Chain Collar Necklace

Soko Capsule Chain Collar Necklace

Madewell
madewell.com

$168.00

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