2019 Best Sellers & 2020 Style Predictions

A Look Back And A Guess At What’s To Come

We’re rounding up our 2019 and taking a look back at our best selling, and most talked about, pieces.  And, we’re making a few predictions about what 2020 will have in store for us and for the jewelry industry as a whole.


2019 BEST SELLERS: from our new collections released during 2019

COIN PEARL NECKLACES: all metals

There is just something timeless and classic about pearls.  But, these coin pearls are a fresh take on the old staple.  Luminous and minimalistic, these necklaces can be dressed up or down and are great for layering.  We think their versatility helped get them to the top our our 2019 Best Sellers list!

Which metal is your favorite?

Freshwater coin pearl pendant necklace in silver, yellow gold, or rose gold, Most popular jewelry for 2020 by J'Adorn Designs

Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

SPARKLING SEA AQUAMARINE NECKLACE AND EARRINGS

This matching set was a big discussion piece at our shows. Summer crowds thought the aquamarines looked like water drops, while winter shoppers remarked on how the shape of the branch reminded them of snowflakes.  Whichever your personal seasonal preference, you really can’t go wrong with these statement pieces.

Their bold, colorful elements and their deceptively lightweight, wear-all-day design made these stunners so popular.  Sold separately, our customers were able to choose if they wanted an ear-moment or if their neckline was going to steal the show.  We really don’t think there’s a wrong choice here.

But, for you short-haired babes, we’d nudge you toward the earrings!

Aquamarine earrings and necklace jewelry set, Most popular jewelry for 2020 by J'Adorn Designs

AQUA DRUZY EARRINGS: all metals

Druzies are always a fan-favorite around here.  But this year, our aqua sparklers stole the show.  We love this color because, like the Sparkling Sea set (above), it translates into so many seasons.  You’ll get Caribbean Beach vibes in the summer and Ice Queen chic in the winter.

Aqua blue druzy and amazonite gemstone earrings, Most popular jewelry for 2020 by J'Adorn Designs

Blue & Aqua Druzy Drop Earrings, Teal Druzy Earrings in Gold and Silver


2019 BEST SELLERS: From our perennial classics

CHAMPAGNE DRUZY EARRINGS

Our gold and rose gold metal variations on these classics were tied for sales this year.  If you’re looking for a gift, or a “starter druzy” look no further than our champagne styles.  They pair well with literally everything.  Dress them up or down during any season of the year, you’ll always look effortless with a hint of sparkle.

champagne gold druzy drop earrings with hypoallergenic earring hooks, handcrafted gemstone jewelry made in USA by J'Adorn Designs jeweler Alison Jefferies

CRYSTAL SPIKE AND PEARL NECKLACE: all metals

Another much-loved gifting piece.  We’ve got a few color variations on this style and it’s popularity can be attributed to it’s “minimalist-with-a-pop” approach.  A delicate crystal spike for all the good vibes right near your heart (minimalist) and a warmly glowing freshwater pearl that sits right on your collar bone (pop).  Women of all ages often find themselves drawn to this necklace.

…like, seriously.  The word “drawn” has been used multiple times at shows as customers talk about this must-buy piece.

Crystal spike pendant necklace with freshwater pearl accent, handcrafted gemstone jewelry trending in 2020

GoldRose Gold

CLASSIC PEARL NECKLACE

We’ll keep saying it as long as we need to: you can’t go wrong with pearls.  Our classic pearl necklace is made with Swarovski pearls, so they are uniform in shape, weighty and luminous, but with a price tag that won’t have your grandma clutching hers!

Classic strand of pearls necklace made with Swarovski crystals, affordable wedding jewelry pearl necklace, made by J'Adorn Designs in USA by jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies

POSY & PEARL EARRINGS

These sweet earrings remain popular for brides.  Sometimes they’re customized!  In fact, we’ve got a customization in the works, so stay tuned to the blog to see the reveal!

Posy and Pearl bridal earrings with matte gold flower and pearl drop, hypoallergenic post earrings for a wedding with sparkly flower center, made by J'Adorn Designs in Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland

CRYSTAL SPIKE HAIR ACCESSORIES: comb & pin

Our hair pieces are much loved by brides (and hairstylists), but are often purchased at shows for women to wear on a more day-to-day basis.  Mother’s love to gift them to their daughters, and with their heirloom quality it’s easy to see why.  These hairpieces are a treasure.

Raw crystal spike gold bridal hair accessories, heirloom quality wedding hairpieces handmade in Baltimore by J'Adorn Designs jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies

Hair Pin, Hair Comb

 


2020 Style Predictions

We’ve been watching the trends as we’re dreaming up our new collections and pieces for this new year, and new decade too!  And here’s a bit about what we’re predicting..

PEARLS CONTINUE TO TREND, WITH SOME FUNKY VARIATIONS

We’re seriously digging the shape & textures at play in the freshwater coin pearl jewelry from our 2019 collections. And our clients seem to agree! Whether your style is classic or adventurous, J’Adorn Designs will continue to be your go-to pearl jewelry source in 2020. 
Alternative bridal earrings with blush cushion cut stone and blistered freshwater pearl drop in silver, handcrafted jewelry by J'Adorn Designs

Blush & Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings

DRUZIES AREN’T GOING ANYWHERE

These rough-but-sparkly gemstones have been a staple ingredient for J’Adorn jewelry for over 5 years now, and they’re still going strong! We’re constantly innovating this fan favorite style, so be on the lookout for fresh colors, new gemstones pairings, and a wider variety of setting styles.

2020 jewelry trends forecast: druzy gemstone jewelry will continue to be popular in earrings, necklaces, rings, and a variety of accessory styles, by J'Adorn Designs custom jewelry

CRYSTAL QUARTZ WITH A DARK SIDE

Our crystal quartz spike accessories were strong sellers in 2019, and our clients are still loving this style heading into the new year (and decade!) And while we’ll continue to carry our feminine blush & white colored stones in this style, we’re seeing new interest in dark crystals. They’re extra edgy show-stopping pieces that we just can’t get enough of!

Black bridal accessories for alternative wedding, crystal spike hair accessories and necklace set by J'Adorn Designs artisan jewelry

Hair Comb, Hair Pin, Necklace

SILVER METALS MAKE A RETURN

In the 2010s, gold reigned supreme. Rose gold roared onto the scene and we fell in love with the warm tones – no longer reserved for our moms’ and grandmas’ jewelry.

We don’t see gold going anywhere, but we *have* been getting more requests for silver options at our pop-up shows. So, we’re predicting that silver jewelry will gain popularity in 2020. The set pictured here was specifically request by the Baltimore Museum of Art for their gift shop; apparently their customers are asking for the same thing!

2020 jewelry trends forecast: sterling silver will make a comeback as a popular jewelry metal color, as pictured in this set of druzy & amazonite gemstone jewelry by J'Adorn Designs, available at the Baltimore Museum of Art

We are looking forward to a sparkling first year in this new decade we find ourselves in.  Excited for what’s to come is an understatement!  Stay tuned and we’ll all see, together, if these predictions come true.

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See Us at Merry Mart This Weekend!

We’re popping up at Merry Mart in Baltimore this Sunday

And, just in time, too!  With only three shopping weekends left until Christmas, there is no time to waste.  Come out and see us, support local makers AND crush that holiday gift list of yours!

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Merry Mart takes place at the Creative Alliance

It’s our first time showing here and we’re so excited to join the talented makers & artists from our home city of Baltimore.  And, since this a juried event, you’ll only be seeing the very best of what our area has to offer.

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Of course, we’ll have our new Harmony Collection with us!  Come and try on those pieces you’ve been eyeing up and see for yourself how INCREDIBLY lightweight and comfortable they are to wear.

You can find all of the event details HERE, but the most important things to know are:

  • DATE: Sunday, December 8
  • TIME: 11am-5pm
  • PLACE: The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224

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For a full list of on-site vendors and makers, check out the Merry Mart Event Page. They’re certainly going to have something for everyone on your list… and probably a few somethings for yourself, too!

Shop a diverse mix of handmade items by artisans from Baltimore and beyond this Holiday Season! Merry Mart is an annual juried holiday craft market that showcases high-quality handmade arts and crafts including; clothing, handbags, accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids’ toys, mixed media, jewelry and great art!

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And, we’ve got some big news for any of you long-time J’Adorn fans:

Our Tassel Collection is retiring

Goodbyes are hard, we know.  So come out for one last chance to shop our great-for-gifting tassel jewelry.  Those pieces are all under $100.  They make the perfect fun, colorful and smile-inducing stocking stuffer.  And once we step forward into 2020, they’ll be gone gone gone.

flat lay winter tassel earrings custom jewelry jadorn designs

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New Jewelry Collection: Harmony

A Visual Symphony for Harmony

We are over-the-moon excited to introduce you to our NEW collection.  Harmony is here!  And we are ready to pull back the curtain and tell you a bit about our inspiration for this dynamic new collection.

 

Blue tourmaline drops necklace on a delicate gold chain by J'Adorn Designs for the Harmony Collection

HARMONY

Harmony refers to the contrast between competing elements like light & dark, rough & polished, colorful and neutral. You’ll see visual examples of harmony through qualities that may seem to be in conflict but become even more beautiful beside one another.

(in the photos that follow, look for elements of harmony in the details of the pieces)

Blue druzy jewelry set by J'Adorn Designs

So much love for Druzies

The people have spoken.  And the people want DRUZIES.  Lots of druzies!  In this collection, we are debuting Violet and Teal as our new druzy colors.  We like to give the people what they want!  We think you’re really going to love these bright new colors.  Shop them here.

The Baltimore Museum of Art was the first to specifically request a dark aqua color.  We sourced the perfect dark druzy for their exclusive collection earlier this year.  Well, we fell in love so hard that we just had to make that color available to everyone.

This rainbow of new druzy colors has been a big hit at the holiday shows we’ve debuted them in so far this year.  Side note: a perk of coming to our pop ups and shows is first looks at some of our newest pieces before they hit the online shop.

Harmony Collection: Jewelry by J'Adorn Designs. A selection of teal, green, and blue ocean colored gemstone jewelry that was handcrafted in Baltimore MD by jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies

 

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Onward and Upward

New Bloom, the collection we launched this spring, was a landmark moment for us here at J’Adorn.  That collection debuted new jewelry making skills, metal working techniques and finer elements than we had ever used before.  Harmony is a continuation on that trend.

This White Druzy & Rose Quartz Necklace makes a complete set with the White Druzy & Rose Quartz Earrings from New Bloom.  This is great news for all you collectors.  Or, for those of you who love a the ease of a matching set.  It also pairs beautifully with the new gold version of our white druzy drop earrings.

Rose gold and pearl handcrafted jewelry set by J'Adorn Designs

Modern Twist on a Classic

Pearls.  We just don’t think they’ll ever go out of style.  However, the pearls featured here in our Harmony collection are not quite your grandma’s pearls.  (Not that there’s anything wrong with your grandma’s pearls! We love those, too!)

Freshwater Coin Pearls are a staple element in this collection.  Find them in earrings, pendant necklaces (available in silver, gold and rose gold) and clustered with gemstones.  We’re especially loving the coin pearl drops on our gold hoops.  Right on trend and ready to be dressed up or down.  

Black bridal accessories for alternative wedding, crystal spike hair accessories and necklace set by J'Adorn Designs artisan jewelry

Crystals from the Dark Side

We’re keeping some of our favorite J’Adorn trademarks like our stunning hair combs and pins, but we’ve gone to the dark side and, honestly, we don’t hate it.  These Black Crystal and Silver Combs and Pins are, like all our hairpieces, heirloom quality and made with gemstones and Swarovski elements.

We also have black crystals debuting in familiar (and best selling) styles.  Our Black Crystal Spike Necklace with Labradorite Accent is sure to be a new fan-favorite.

Aquamarine silver bracelet in vine shape, wire wrapped aquamarine bracelet by J'Adorn Designs jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies

Wrap Queen

Designer Ali is a wrap queen.  (and maybe, at late-night karaoke after a drink or two, a rap queen)  Over the past few years, J’Adorn has built quite the reputation for our delicate-yet-durable wire wrapped pieces.  They are striking, deceptively lightweight and artistic.  It’s like a wearable masterpiece.

 In our Harmony collection, we are continuing with the trend of finer, more precious gemstones.  Our new wrapped pieces feature emeralds and tourmalines (seen in our New Leaf Gemstone Branch Necklace), and aquamarines (seen in our Aquamarine Silver Vine Bracelet).  Emeralds are also center stage on our gold hoop earrings.

Emerald and gold jewelry set; Gold hoops with emeralds; gold vine pendant with emeralds and tourmalines; by J'Adorn Designs for Harmony Collection

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New Gemstone Jewelry Designs Coming Soon!

Sneak a Little Peek

We’re giving you a glimpse inside the studio as Designer Ali puts the finishing touches on our new collection. The collection launches in just a few days!  It’s arriving in time to be among the season’s favorite gifts.

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

While we can’t unveil much just yet, here are a few clues to spark your imagination…

  • Light & Dark
  • A rainbow of gemstones
  • Even more druzies

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

Take a good look at these photos and you’ll see some of Designer Ali’s techniques at work.  And, you just might catch a glimpse at some elements of the new collection!

Our last big collection, New Bloom, was a milestone for us.  And this time, we’re pushing the envelope even further with new jewelry-making techniques and even more fine-jewelry elements.  Ali is growing as a designer.  Over the years, she has continued to invest in herself by learning new skills.  As her jeweler’s bench shows here in these photos, she’s got a lot of sophisticated techniques in her maker’s arsenal!

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

Ali has been busy…

Setting Stones // Wrapping Wire // Sawing Metal

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

(Also, can we just get a little extra credit for Ali looking so glamorous at a work bench, please?!)

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

The new collection drops this weekend in our Jewelry Shop.  Join our VIP group and be among the FIRST to know exactly when it’s available*.

(*and as a bonus, you’ll also be in on our top secret Black Friday surprise!)

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

Bet you wish that flat-lay photo wasn’t so intentionally blurry, huh??

Seriously, snag your spot as a VIP and get the real images, in all their sparkly glory, right in your inbox the INSTANT the collection goes live.

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

Like many of our pieces, this new collection features several limited edition items.  Because they are organic, created-by-the-earth elements, gemstones vary.  So, certain pieces are one-of (or, few-of) a-kind.

That means, if you see something you love… DON’T HESITATE!  There might only be a handful available.

Maryland jewelry artisan Alison Jefferies makes delicate gemstone jewelry and hair accessories for women and weddings at her jewelry studio in Catonsville

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How to Clean Jewelry at Home

So Fresh and So (sparkling) Clean

Jewelry care isn’t as hard as you might think. You can clean your jewelry at home using simple ingredients you already have. Doing this only takes a little time and can dramatically increase the longevity of your jewelry!

This process works for fine and fashion jewelry, even delicate stones like pearls and opals.


Step #1: Gather Supplies

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

You will need:

  • jewelry you want to clean
  • small dish
  • gentle soap (hand soap works fine for clean jewelry)
  • a toothbrush (green tip: you can disinfect and use an old one)
  • soft lint-free cloth (We like the flannel polishing cloths they sell at Michael’s in the jewelry section, but you can also recycle an old t-shirt or pair of flannel pajama pants.)

Step #2: Prepare the Cleaning Solution

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

SURPRISE!  No harsh chemicals needed!

A tiny drop of gentle soap in your dish with warm water will do the trick.  Just be sure to swish the water around with the toothbrush until the soap dissolves completely.


Step #3: Scrubba – dub – dub

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

Dip the jewelry in your soapy water dish, then scrub gently with the toothbrush.

PRO TIP: Make sure you get behind any gemstones and into any crevices or engraving!

Examine from all angles, then get back in there if you need to! (it’s sort of the rinse, lather & repeat of the jewelry cleaning world)


Step #4: Let It Dry

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

Lay your freshly clean jewelry on your cloth to dry.  Gently pat to remove excess water.  Pick up the piece and be sure to pat dry any water droplets taking refuge in tiny crevasses!


Step #5: Polish and Shine

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

How to clean jewelry at home: Easy jewelry cleaning instructions using ingredients you already have at home! Jewelry care tips by J'Adorn Designs, custom jewelry and bridal accessories.

If you chose a polishing cloth, you can use it to shine the surface of the metal and remove any residual tarnishing.  And don’t forget to clean those earring backs, too!


We hope we’ve inspired you to do a little jewelry cleaning.  Trust us… it’s MUCH more fun than spring cleaning!  And if you’ve been admiring, we featured our Posy & Pearl Earrings in this post.  And our photography was done by the impeccable Britney Clause.

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