Greek Goddess chic: Accessorise with all things gilded for Cruise 2018
Go for gold
A Midas-like trove of gold accessories and jewellery reigned over the Cruise 2018 season with pendant necklaces to layer, gold earrings of all sizes and statement hair pieces that tell a story. Industry big player Chanel switched up its usual prim form and took on Ancient Greece as an ephemeral inspiration.
The result was a charming pomp featuring glimmering arm cuffs, medallion necklaces and gladiator-style jewel encrusted chokers; all of which were in gold. The gilded laurel wreath headpieces at Gucci further corroborated the ‘Greek Goddess’ look of the season while we have chainmail necklaces at Prada leading the gladiator front. J. Mendel took the route of chunky, elaborate necklaces which still veered on the classic elegant lane while Roberto Cavalli went heavy on the gold-coated charms and chains on its necklaces.
The message acrss the board is clear: whether we like our accessories bulky or dainty, we’ve got to have ‘em in gold for the season.
From jewel-encrusted hairbands and gold diamond timepieces to more minimalistic offerings, here are our top picks of must-have gold accessories to own right now.
Bringing to mind a precious heirloom, this cuff is plated with antiqued gold and inlaid with faux pearls and crystal-encrusted stars. We especially love the beetle centerpiece which has an opalescent resin body and a Mcqueen-signature skull at its mouth — a detail which cranks up the edgy factor on this dainty number. But then, we didn’t expect anything less than large and edgy from the bold and unapologetic brand that is Alexander McQueen.
Yvonne Léon 18kt gold earring, $7,992
Here’s a little something for those who prefer a bohemian twist to the usual jewellery offerings. This opulent 18kt gold diamond chain single earring features a butterfly fastening, sparkling pavé set 0.09ct diamonds on a top bar and lavish hanging chains with pearl and diamond embellishments. Wear this with a simple gold stud earring on the other ear for a classy look.
Polina Sapouna Ellis 18kt gold earrings, $4,651
These 18kt yellow gold and diamond Tethrippon earrings have a quirky shape and a minimalistic feel to them. Team these with a classic little black dress for maximum sophistication effect.
Jennifer Behr hair slide, $185.85
Handcrafted by skilled artisans, this gold-plated hair piece is embellished with dainty chains and Swarovski pearls that will look as if they’re floating among your locks. Simple and elegant, this will make for a gorgeous alternative to a statement necklace or a pair of simple earrings for your next event.
Dolce & Gabbana double headband, $1,642
Defined by colourful florals and elaborate bouquet motifs that appear elegantly emblazoned on clothing and accessories, the garden rose is the notable favourite of Dolce & Gabbana’s . This gold-toned and white embellished double hair band is a pretty choice which features the signature pink roses and crystal embellishments
Made from polished gold-tone brass, this necklace from Prada’s Resort 18’ collection has an Art Deco feel to it. Knotted into an oversized bow and strung with uneven tassels, this exquisite number will add interest to any outfit.
Fred Leighton 18-carat diamond earrings, $4,219.60
These hexagonal earrings are a timeless pair that you’ll definitely reach for during special occasions. Set against gleaming 18-karat gold, 0.40-carats of diamonds sit in the middle of the dazzling number. Pay attention to the edges; Fred Leighton’s brand name is intricately etched along the earrings, adding to the detail of these earrings.
Chanel Vintage Premiere watch, $18,764
Fancy something vintage? Crafted in Switzerland, this sophisticated hexagonal watch was fashioned from yellow gold, embellished with encrusted diamonds, with a chunky twisted cable chain as a wristband.