Jewelry in 2020 Means One Thing: Heavy Metal

29 July 2020
Fashion, Trends, Jewellery, White gold, Steel and silver, Metals, CARTIER, Tiffany & Co., Aqwaa, Breitling, Fendi
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White gold, steel and silver: metals that set the tone for jewelry in 2020

Welcome to jewelry two point 'ohhhh'. Subtle signets and quiet cuffs have been replaced with maximalist metal. This is statement jewelry designed with impact in mind. 

From watches that bend heavy metal to their will, through to fine jewellers who have embraced bold statements, if you're pulling on jewellery this year the rule is very much 'go big or go home'.

Use our guide to the season's best gold, steel and silver drip, to determine the precious metals from the off-cuts.

Get Square

The Santos may have been one of the world’s first wristwatches, but this reference feels achingly of the moment: it’s chic, it’s tough, it’s handsome.

Santos De Cartier, $6850, Cartier

Dial It In

Calibre B01 movement. Nouveau ’80s aesthetics. Breitling’s Chronomat is an everyday winner. Sure, the rouleaux bracelet can be divisive – but we think it’s a knockout, particularly with this punch of red-gold.

Chronomat B01 42, price on request, Breitling

Hang Out

The key to making a necklace work? Just wear it and forget it: it’s a tiny layer that has a big impact.

From left: Necklace, $1395, Tiffany & Co.. Necklace, $155, necklace, price on request, Aqwaa. Necklace, $420, Tiffany & Co.

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Hit the Ring

It doesn’t matter whether you go for logomania, a white-gold rebel or a classic statement, your hands deserve rings in the plural.

From left: Ring, $490, Fendi. Ring, $2270, Cartier. Ring, $350, Tiffany & Co.


Photography: Efraim Evidor

Styling: Rusty Beukes