ICYMI: jewellery stole the spotlight this past year. Who could forget the Kim Kardashian West jewel heist that took place during Paris Fashion Week in October? This $4 million dollar 20-carat sparkler, a gift from hubby Kanye, was among the precious stolen loot. Skating rink-sized bling might have been trending, but it wasn’t one of the year’s top jewellery trends.
Earrings, ranging from singles to climbers, grabbed some serious hang time in 2016—Saoirse Ronan’s mismatched drops were a sartorial win at the Oscars last February. In the necklace department, chokers tightened their grip on cool girls everywhere. From models (Kendall, Gigi) to A-list mamas (Scarlett Johansson, Naomi Watts), this 90s-inspired staple was snapped just as often on the red carpet as it was on the street. We’ve rounded up the top 7 jewellery trends of 2016 just in time for the holidays—New Year’s Eve inspo, anyone? Click through the gallery below to view the year’s most covetable pieces.