Is Silver the New Gold? Rihanna and Beyoncé Seem to Think So

“I think metallic needs to come back—silver in particular,” Rihanna told Vogue.

It’s time to make room in our jewelry boxes for the silver jewelry trend. For the past couple of seasons, chunky gold chains have dominated every corner of the accessory world, from thick, in-your-face necklaces to shiny straps on shoulder bags. But statement silvery pieces are quietly taking center stage once again.

When asked to describe her perfect fall outfit, even Rihanna couldn’t help but call out the shiny gray baubles. “I’m imagining looks with a lot of silver accessories. I think metallic needs to come back—silver in particular,” she exclusively said to Vogue during the premiere of the Savage X Fenty Volume 3 show. “I’m wearing a lot of silver jewelry tonight—even my toenails are [painted] silver right now.”

Rihanna isn’t alone. There are several stars trading gold for the lighter hue. Zendaya graciously celebrated the premiere of Dune in Bulgari’s Serpenti bracelet. And Kim Kardashian anchored a bright pink Balenciaga look with metallic earrings and a coordinating bag.

There’s certainly no better time than the present to indulge in the silver jewelry trend, especially with holiday soirees just around the corner. Read on to discover five ways to wear silvery metallic trinkets this fall.

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While the gold hoop will always have a special place in our hearts, silver-toned earrings feel so refreshing right now. Have fun with oversized styles by Jennifer Fisher or test out unique silhouettes by Numbering.

Jennifer Fisher Baby Lilly silver-plated hoop earrings

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Bottega Veneta Triangle sterling-silver hoop earrings


Numbering #251 Earrings

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Mejuri Duet hoops

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This isn’t the time to be modest with the jewels. Follow Rihanna’s lead and pile on the pieces for maximum effect. Don’t be afraid to mix materials too. Onyx and black enamel pair well with silvery metals, as you can see from the Colette Jewelry and David Yurman designs here.

Pomellato Fantina 18-karat white gold diamond ring

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David Yurman Wheaton petite ring with semiprecious stone & diamonds


Colette Jewelry Danvou enameled 18K white gold diamond ring


Dries Van Noten faux pearl ring

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James Devaney


Beyoncé made us wonder why silver had become synonymous with second place when she stepped out in this luxe sparkling look. The shiny David Koma jacket paired with Fallon’s twisted collar necklace certainly proved to be a glamorous winner. Take notes and pile on the metallic chains with designs from ManLuu and Jil Sander this fall.

Fallon Freeman bondage twisted collar necklace


ManLuu classic beaded necklace

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Jil Sander logo-engraved chain necklace


Area pearl blanket stitch choker

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You can deck your wrists with dazzling silver trinkets as well just like Zendaya demonstrated here. Pro tip: Find a sensuous cuff that wraps around the wrist to instantly intensify the glamorous effect.

Bulgari Serpenti bracelet

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Loren Stewart XXL sterling silver bracelet

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Bottega Veneta drop bracelet


Pearl Octopussy convertible silver tone, crystal and faux pearl cuff

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This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Alexis Bennett