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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How to Wear Our Rose Gold Bridal Vine

A Very Versatile Vine

Why choose when you don’t have to?  We are obsessed with OPTIONS.
And our Rose Gold Bridal Vine gives you plenty of options!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Today we’re sharing two gorgeous ways to style it in your locks. 

(Plus, a third bonus look if you read through to the end!)

We made this delicate show-stopper with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and genuine rose gold plated wire. It’s sure to become a treasured heirloom and special occasion go-to. 

High quality materials make our hair pieces stand out in a sea of rhinestones and nickel!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Style #1: Cascade on a Braid

We designed this vine with loops on each end.  When wearing the vine in your hair, use the loops to anchor bobby pins through and fasten it securely in your updo.  Place a few more pins along the length of the braid, and you’ll be set to dance the night away!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

We love how the crystals and pearls add a touch of sparkle and (even more) interest to the side braid in this style.  It’s perfect for elevating a more relaxed dress style, like the one pictured here!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

 

Style #2: The Halo (or, Party in the Back)

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Did we mention we love options?  Because, we really really love options.

Styled as a halo, the vine can be worn with a veil or as a stand-alone piece.  Photographers especially love the versatility of this piece.  Give yourself the gift of variety!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

If we haven’t given you enough reasons to get all tangled up in this vine, here’s one of the BEST ones:

Even though it’s ultra delicate and flexible, it’s made with one continuous piece of rose gold plated wire.  

That means it won’t come unwrapped.  You’ll never get poked or scratched by a rogue wire end.  And, you’ll never lose a crystal or a pearl!

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

How would YOU wear this piece?  

We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.  Maybe you’ll think of something we haven’t yet!  Or, take it to your hairdresser and let them play!  You’ll have a look that’s uniquely yours.

How to Wear a Hair Vine: Two wedding hairstyles featuring our Rose Gold Bridal Vine as a wedding hair accessory. J'Adorn Designs heirloom bridal hair accessories and jewelry

Bonus look: The Choker

To wear the vine as a choker, loop the included ribbons through the ends and tie the ribbons together.  That way, you’ll always have a comfortable fit! 

Handcrafted rose gold vine of freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals, and delicate rose gold wire. Wear it as a choker necklace or a hair vine! Hand crafted in Baltimore by J'Adorn Designs artist Alison Jefferies


Photo credits:

“Cascade on a Braid”

  • Photographer: Jasmine Kerbel
  • Flowers: Rogue Petal Co.
  • Hair: @lucja.bridalstylist

“The Halo”

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Opposites Attract in Baltimore Bridal Fashion Feature

A Collaboration of Opposites

Recently, we teamed up with an all-star team of Baltimore wedding designers and vendors. This styled photo session proves that opposites really do attract!
(And we’re especially proud to share that Tacari Weddings recently published it!)

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

As you’re scrolling through these images, if you can peel your eyes away from our Crown of Ice hair comb, pay attention to the fun and intriguing play on opposites.

Opposites attract in urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

Opposites like…

Hard and Soft

Bright and Dark

Urban and Botanical

Heavy and Light

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

We love the way our Crown of Ice crystal spike hair comb glows in the natural light.  We think it’s the perfect hard and edgy compliment to the bride’s soft, natural curls.

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

We’re also loving this non-traditional gown by Baltimore designer, The Lotus Bloom Co.

It’s giving us all the badass, do-your-own-thing and own-it vibes.  And, we are here for it!

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

Nature plays a big, inspiring role here at J’Adorn.

So, we’re obsessed with these botanicals.

We’re loving the greens; and the geometric displays are everything.  The play on opposites here makes for an intriguing, appealing and – dare we say – SHOW STOPPING photograph!

Urban botanical bridal style inspiration, natural hair black bride wearing dramatic raw crystal bridal comb by J'Adorn Designs artisan bridal accessories

Clean lines, lush details, a killer backdrop and who-needs-a-filter-anyway natural lighting.
 What more could you want?!

Oh, a stunning hairpiece to top it all off?

Well, you KNOW we’ve got that!


The Team of Baltimore Wedding Vendors includes:
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Sexy Jewelry for Boudoir Photos

Boudoir Shoot Sneak Peek

We’re only allowed to share a few images from this styled shoot right now, but they’re so smokin’ that we just couldn’t keep a lid on them!

Styled boudoir photography with natural hair African American woman wearing handcrafted aquamarine earrings and sparkly bridal bracelet by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

From classic style to boho and edgy looks, this shoot has something to inspire everyone.

Styled boudoir photo featuring Asian woman in leopard and black lingerie with handcrafted crystal spike necklace by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

We can’t wait to get the green light and show you MORE boudoir, but for now, we’re obsessing over this sneak peek and the way our jewelry adds a touch of sparkle without overpowering the “barely-there” looks.

Above, you’ll find our Crystal Spike & Pearl Necklace in Rose Gold.  We love the warm tones in this piece.  It just seems to glow, doesn’t it?

Styled boudoir photo featuring dark haired caucasian model with white lingerie and white druzy earrings made by J'Adorn Designs

A boudoir shoot is designed to celebrate a woman’s beauty and sensuality.  When you’ve got the right photographer, they can be fun, empowering and FULL of self-love.  We love that our jewelry becomes a delicate compliment to the look, while still letting the woman’s beauty take center stage.  Have YOU ever thought about doing a boudoir shoot?

Our White Druzy Earrings are featured in the subtly steamy shot above.  

Styled boudoir photography with natural hair African American woman wearing handcrafted aquamarine earrings and sparkly bridal bracelet by J'Adorn Designs fine art jewelry

We promise to share the rest of the photos as soon as we can, but for now we’ll leave you with this last shot.  And hopefully with some inspiration to start dreaming up your own boudoir shoot!  It could be a fun break from the traditional bachelorette party scene.  Or, a special girls’ night with your besties!

The model above is wearing our Sparkling Sea Aquamarine Branch Earrings and our Love Is Golden Bracelet.


Collaborating Vendors and Artisans:

Models:

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Senior Portraits Style Ideas

Seniors: Are you ready for your close up?

Let us help you get camera-ready for your senior portraits with our easy breezy style tips.  We’ve teamed up with a photographer friend and compiled some simple ideas to help you feel confident, polished and most importantly, like your best-self!

Graduation gift ideas, jewelry for the graduate, tassel earrings by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry

Our smartest photographer friends say that their clients always ask: What should I wear for my senior portraits?

Well, we’ve got you covered!  We’ve teamed up with fellow TT Catonsville member Maria Ortiz Photography to give you a crash course in Senior Portraits 101.

Sharpen your pencils and grab your notebooks, seniors, style class is now in session!

Senior portraits styling ideas, jewelry and accessories to wear for senior portrait photography by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and Maria Ortiz Photography

STYLE TIP 1: Statement Jewelry

  • Of course, we think tassel jewelry adds just the right amount of double meaning for a graduate, but it really is a great way to work some statement jewelry into your look.
  • Pick tassels that work well with your complexion or eyes: Warm colors like those in our Tiered Tassel Earrings in Red Neutrals complement brown eyes and warm complexion.
  • Add a hat if you’re comfortable (or bring one along to try out for a couple of shots)

Senior portraits styling ideas, jewelry and accessories to wear for senior portrait photography by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and Maria Ortiz Photography

senior portrait black druzy earring photo jadorn designs custom jewelry

STYLE TIP 2: Sparkly Earrings for Close Up Headshots

  • We love our Druzy Jewelry pieces because they catch the light so well and really “show up” on camera.
  • We’ve got them in *almost* as many shades as our tassels… and, with options available for silver, yellow gold or rose gold metal elements, you really can create the perfect look!
  • For fair skin, we love the way our Black Druzy Earrings pop in a headshot.

Senior portraits styling ideas, jewelry and accessories to wear for senior portrait photography by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and Maria Ortiz Photography

Senior portraits styling ideas, jewelry and accessories to wear for senior portrait photography by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and Maria Ortiz Photography

STYLE TIP 3: Add pieces that showcase your personality, talents, and hobbies

  • Here we’ve featured pointe shoes and posing in ballet positions (+jewelry to match)
  • Let your creativity flow by creating your very own custom Tassel Earrings at our Tassel Barask us how
  • PRO TIP BONUS: schedule your senior photo shoots back-to-back with your bestie and capture some candid moments together!

Senior portraits styling ideas, jewelry and accessories to wear for senior portrait photography by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and Maria Ortiz Photography

So, there you have it!  Three easy to accomplish tips to get you started as you plan.  But really, the most important thing is to feel confident and have fun.  Whatever you choose to wear, be sure it feels like YOU… just a little elevated (as Tan from Queer Eye would say).

And, here’s a secret bonus shot for those of you who read through to the end: A sneak peek at our White Druzy and Rose Quartz Drop Earrings from our brand new collection that’s dropping SO SOON!

*Love them?  Need them?  Be among the FIRST to shop them here!*Senior portraits styling ideas, jewelry and accessories to wear for senior portrait photography by J'Adorn Designs handcrafted jewelry and Maria Ortiz Photography

 

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