Gem-Z For The Gen – Z: Here’s How This Generation Has Been Ruling The World Of Fashion With Different Jewellery Styles
Gen-Z and Millennials might have a shared love for shows like Friends and Gossip Girl, but these series aren’t enough to blur the generation gap between the two. While Gen Z jams to the beats of Taylor Swift, Millennials are still loyal Linkin Park fans. Not just this but their buying and spending habits are another trait that set them apart. The biggest shift in purchasing habits between the two generations is that Gen-Z believes in slow, ethically sourced pieces, while Millennials are still a fan of fast fashion. The accessories that they wear are not only fashionable but functional and sustainable as well.
The good news is that nothing fits more perfectly in the sphere of slow fashion more than jewellery. Here’s how this generation has been ruling the world of fashion with different jewellery styles.
A Purpose For Re-purpose
Whether passed on as an heirloom, or given by loved ones, today’s generation is keen on reinventing the old into new. What was once considered a trend only for gold, it’s now a keen practice to repurpose precious gems like emeralds and diamonds as well. Turning old necklaces to rings, or vice versa, what’s amazing about this trend is – that every new piece now holds old sentiments, and it’s a great way to help the environment and your wallet as well.
From formal to normal
Don’t get me wrong, nothing about jewellery will ever be considered normal. But what’s lovely to see is that gone are the days when jewellery sets and precious earrings only came out for a formal function. Today’s generation truly is ‘living their best life’ and has no qualms about pairing an emerald necklace with a pair of jeans and a white shirt or even a pair of tracks.
Size doesn’t matter:
While Gen-z won’t shy away from living large, not every statement boasts of size. Yes, sometimes the bigger is better, but not at the expense of the clarity, or the cut. And no one knows this better than the Gen-Z.
Having said that, one can’t shy away from the fact that there is also an emerging market for big size polki’s, and big clean emeralds for brides.
This article has been contributed by Mr. Umang Gupta, Gemologist at Shri Ram Hari Ram Dariba Kalan.