Beautiful at Any Age: Jewelry for Everyone
We all want to wear what makes us feel special. No matter what our age may be. From youthful expressions to refined and elegant pieces, you can design jewelry to flatter any generation.
Years Born: 1997-2012
Gen Z jewelry is a mix of youthful and traditional styles. Create pearl necklaces with pops of brightly colored beads and drops thrown into the mix. Layers are a big trend here, whether with layered chain necklaces or stackable rings, as well as daintier chain designs with gold as the go-to metal.
Years Born: 1981 – 1996
This generation has its similarities—pearls and gold—to that of Gen Z, but tends to be a little more upscale rather than fast fashion. People in this age group are looking for pieces to keep while still looking up to date. Use gold and silver with colorful stones like malachite, garnet and turquoise to create jewelry designs with staying power.
Years Born: 1965 – 1980
Sometimes called the middle child, Generation X favors authenticity, often tinged with a little nostalgia. Naturalistic pieces in tans, greens and blues give a warm ‘70s vibe, and vivid pinks and magentas bring back the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Baby Boomers II
Years Born: 1955 – 1964
The look is one of relaxed elegance, neither too formal nor too flashy. Think dangle earrings, multi-layered necklaces and bracelets, all rich with gemstones, crystal and glass beads.
Baby Boomers I
Years Born: 1946 – 1954
Slightly more formal than its younger counterpart with plenty of eye-catching jewelry in the form of multi-strand bracelets and statement earrings. Create using mixed metals, gemstones and faceted glass beads in jewel tones.
Years Born: 1928 – 1945
Sometimes called the silent generation, this group exudes elegance, coming of age in the chic eras of the late ‘40s and ‘50s. Longer necklaces using richly colored gemstones and pendants are effortlessly timeless, and large ear studs with sparkling crystals and gold create an updated take on classic costume jewelry.
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