Fall Essentials: Gold Rush

This year’s fall essentials are all about the texture and glow of yellow gold. It takes its inspiration from both the disco era of the ‘70s and the emergence of the ‘80s career woman — her fashion staples set off by big, bold, singular pieces. We saw it on the runways during the fall 2021 ready-to-wear shows and now, the trend has hit the jewelry industry.  

Gabriel & Co. zooms in on the must have pieces — those that you can grab and go to head out the door in style. For jewelry enthusiasts, clothes act as a backdrop to the jewels. During the pandemic’s height, we wore earrings with sweats and talisman pendants with athleisure wear. Now with the arrival of cooler weather, we’re back at work in uniforms of black, grey or other neutrals in cooler climates or print dresses where it’s warm. No matter what the climate, gold jewelry complements a range of different fashion wardrobes.

These yellow gold pieces make for accessible and alluring self-purchase items. Maybe you have a yellow gold bangle or a pair of gold hoops in your jewelry collection already — these Gabriel & Co. designs add a modern edge and elevate the basics to high-style essentials.

Some of my favorites from Gabriel & Co. this season include:

  • Textural and tactile gold pieces — hammered, chevron, granulated and diamond-patterned
  • High-polished wide and bold pieces
  • Geometric shapes
  • Intricate statement chains
  • Fringe-style necklaces that look like mesh fabric and have swing and movement

These trends are seen in all jewelry categories. Here is a representation of what you might want to look for when purchasing your new jewelry staples for fall 2021:

14K Yellow Gold Plain Demure Bangle

14K Yellow Gold Chevron Pattern Cuff Bracelet

14K Yellow Gold High Polished Criss Cross Ring

14K Yellow Gold Graduating Oval Bead Station Necklace

32″ 14k Yellow Gold Curved Bar and Waterfall Chain Necklace

14K Yellow Plain Gold 15mm Huggies

14K Yellow Gold Floral Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold 30mm Geometric Classic Hoop Earrings

Mix these new essentials in with some of your existing staples. While I am all for mixing metal colors, with these particular styles, I would stick with all yellow gold and combine the suggested bracelets with thinner diamond-accented bangles from your own collection. Earrings can be worn with just about any style necklace you already own, from station styles to chokers to delicate, easy-to-wear pendants. Gabriel’s wide crisscross ring in highly polished gold can be worn alone or next to a gemstone cocktail ring. And the necklaces I have chosen can be worn with small feminine diamond-studded yellow gold huggies or any range of stud earrings. All are strong and compelling enough to wear with heavier gauge fall clothes if you live in seasonal climate. 

Shop all of Gabriel & Co.’s fall essentials here to find the perfect piece for you.