That the use of jewellery marks another fascinating way of revealing bits about your inner self, while adorning your body in the most beautiful manner possible, is an aspect made even clearer for fall 2014, when horizons are expanding and motifs go way beyond the typical employment of creativity. Borrowing inspiration from anthropology, symbolism and mysticism, and carrying strong bohemian and western influences, the jewellery envisioned for fall 2014 is a one-of-a-kind expression of evolution.

After the break, a closer look at the themes and motifs trending for the upcoming season, both on and off the runway.

Neo-bohemian jewellery.

2014 is the year that saw the bohemian influences develop a whole new dimension, one that speaks volumes about the weight of past, about the beauty of heritage, about the power of spiritualism.

Gold chokers, delicate chains and rings, engraved arm cuffs and exotic shoulder pieces are the main elements that you can indulge in now and keep on layering against chunky knits and weightless button-downs once the weather begins to cool down.

To make the most of the neo-bohemian trend, seek unique designs, handcrafted and with a history, both delicate and loud, to layer together in beautiful chaos, or wear separately for more of a subtle statement.

Fall 2014 jewellery trends
Neo-bohemian jewellery by Child Of Wild and Vanessa Mooney.

Symbolism and mysticism.

Chic and chunky jewellery featuring crystal skulls and evil eyes, alchemy pendants with key symbols hand engraved, bearing the feel of magical talismans, tribal pieces made contemporary-chic: they all have one thing in common, as they all delve in in symbolism and the ’70s inspired mysticism.

The simplest way to indulge in these magical jewellery motifs is to opt for those pieces you can actually relate to (by paying close attention to what they symbolize), while making the most of either ancient art or regional historical designs. From antique metals and semi-precious gemstone, to rough and rustic golds, and sterling silver, every setting is imagined to introduce a story this fall.

Fall 2014 jewellery trends
Symbolism and mysticism at Brooke Persich, Rachel Entwistle and Vanessa Mooney.

Western influences.

With the cowboy style continuing to fully exercise its influence over the fall 2014 fashion trends, it comes as no surprise that its impact managed to also shape the direction jewellery is about to take for autumn. Western inspired square ties adorned with denim lapis stones, geometric shapes cast in antique plated silver, double stick collars and roped in earrings make the theme nearly impossible to resist.

For a full take on the cowgirl aesthetic, don’t hesitate to style the jewellery with heeled cowboy boots, wide brimmed hats, fringing, leather and studs.

Fall 2014 jewellery trends
The 2 Bandits Western Romance” collection.

Key styles for fall 2014.

With the key themes and motifs clear in mind, the jewellery styles to invest in for the upcoming fall are ones that you will also be able to start wearing now. We’re talking:

  • Stacking rings, of various sizes and shapes, both delicate and chunky, to be layered on all 5 fingers;
  • Smooth plated chokers in antique silver and gold, finished with delicate charms and arrow drops;
  • Intricate hand-pieces, bearing bohemian influences, with or without a finger chain;
  • Delicate pendants cast in sterling silver and black rhodium, inviting you to layer all sorts of symbols together for a full Alchemical effect.

Fall 2014 jewellery trends
Key jewellery styles at Rachel Entwistle F/W ’14, Vanessa Mooney “Illuminations” collection and Free People.

Statements on the runway.

On the fall 2014 runways the statements were louder, the influences more modern, the overall feel of the jewellery more luxurious. Which is not to say the inspiration can’t be fully translated into your everyday choice of accessories. Seen trending were:

  • single charm and gold earrings, bearing different influences and designs, but lengths that always made it to the shoulder;
  • statement chokers, adorned with spiky Swarovski crystals, used to counter-balance harsh, masculine lines;
  • fluid gold thread cuffs that took fringing to a whole new level of sophistication;
  • folk-inspired necklaces cast in gold, adorned with colourful stones and finished off with black tassels.

Fall 2014 jewellery trends
Jewellery statements on the runway at Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Chloe & Etro, F/W ’14.

Main image above: The 2 Bandits, Free People & Rachel Entwistle.

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