Contemporary jewelry is edgy, daring and always a statement. Form powerful pieces with social messages to unique designs that challenge the imagination, contemporary jewelry is fabulous. If you like discovering new jewelry designs and trying out new styles, then you are going to love this article. And hate it a little bit as well because it will create new jewelry obsessions for you. So read on to discover 5 edgy jewelry pieces that you need to have. And get new ideas on how to style fine gemstone jewelry.

Contemporary jewelry – the rule is there are no rules

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Nobody likes rules, but we have to follow them. When it comes to jewelry designs, however, there are no rules. Contemporary jewelry pieces challenge the imagination and surprise you every single day. From gold jacket earrings with pearls and CZ, reversible fine necklaces and celestial huggies to rainbow linear drops and geometric pearl rings, you are about to discover five of the most imaginative designs out there. So make yourself comfortable because you are going to have a very hard job. You will have to decide which one of these gorgeous contemporary jewelry designs is your favorite. 

Love earrings by Niki Sky

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These fabulous gold jacket earrings are the result of a collaboration between Ana Luisa and YouTube star Niki Sky. And since the sky is the limit when it comes to contemporary jewelry designs, together with Niki we decided to take a more literal approach to love. This is how these fabulous earrings were born. 

Dipped in luscious 14k gold and adorned with natural pearls and shimmering cubic zirconia, these earrings are a statement of love for jewelry. Or for everything you love, for that matter. Whether it is the sunny day, the waves of the ocean, the sound of the rain or cream cookies, these earrings will show your love for life. They are lightweight, comfortable to wear and easy to accessorize with other jewelry.

Keep it glam by matching these gold ear jackets with a pearl ring and a sparking CZ pendant necklace. Wear your hair up so that your earrings are visible and you are ready to rock the day with lots of love. 

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Astro coin necklace – Reversible Cari

One of the best things about contemporary jewelry is that it offers you plenty of options. Like this chic astro coin necklace with reversible sides. One side is sleek gold with a glistening CZ gemstone. The other side is hand painted in black enamel and features another shimmering CZ gem for contrast. The result is that you get two necklaces in one jewelry piece. 

And as if reversible necklace weren’t fabulous enough, part of the proceedings for this jewelry piece go to the Rainforest Trust. 

At Ana Luisa, we believe in giving back to the beautiful world around us. If you share that belief, then you can wear this fabulous necklace with pride knowing that you contributed to an important cause. And speaking of wearing this contemporary jewelry piece, you have twice more options for accessorizing it. Keep it golden and glam with oversized gold hoops and chunky gold bands. Wear it on the lacquer side and match it with stacked lacquer rings and huggie hoops for an edgy, modern look. 

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Prism rainbow earrings by Ana Luisa

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Handcrafted in 100% recycled sterling silver and adorned with rainbow CZ, these linear drop earrings are more than contemporary jewelry pieces. Or, better said, they reflect the contemporary reality the best. We are talking about a reality where everybody is free to make their own choices and people celebrate the freedom of choice. 

These pride-inspired earrings look fantastic and are ideal to wear every single day. You can pair them with the matching pride necklace by Ana Luisa or wear them on their own. These amazing contemporary jewelry pieces are more than fashion – they are about sharing your beliefs and your support for the freedom of choice. 

Contemporary jewelry with pearls – Eve pearl ring

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Pearls are, by definition, timeless. However, many people associate them with vintage jewelry designs. You will be surprised to find out that pearls also work for contemporary jewelry pieces.

Take Ana Luisa’s Eve pearl ring for example. With a unique geometric design that blends the modernity of square shapes with the elegance of round bands, this fabulous ring is a statement of style. 

Dipped in 14k gold and adorned with a big natural freshwater pearl, this ring is bound to become your next jewelry obsession. Wear it with oversized gold hoops and geometric cuff bracelets to create an edgy and fresh look. 

Shine with the stars – Celeste huggie hoops

Another great thing that we love about contemporary jewelry is that it is about glamour. Not old-age glamour like long pearl strands and art deco earrings, but contemporary glam. Inspired by the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky, these crescent moon and star earrings are gorgeous. 

Mismatched earrings are the poster contemporary jewelry designs. And these earrings are mismatched in a very smart and chic way. With a shimmering crescent moon adorned with CZ on one earring and a sparkling star with channel-set CZ on the other, these earrings are the definition of contemporary jewelry. Wear them with your hair up so they are visible and accessorize them with a dainty pendant necklace and gold bangle bracelets. 

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That’s it for now about contemporary jewelry, but we’ll get back to you soon with amazing new jewelry ideas and inspiration. If you want to check out any of the pieces featured in this article and discover more chic jewelry designs, visit Ana Luisa online jewelry shop.  


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Ruxandra is a fashion blogger who teaches fashion stumped twenty to thirty somethings how to shop their jewelry boxes for polished new ensembles. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Fashionista, Nylon, and Refinery29.