Ten’s a Trend: Marble Madness
It’s the thing for spring
Trends are funny in that they seem to stack like building blocks. One informs the next which informs the next and if you follow them closely enough, you can almost always achieve some version of a distinct narrative with a start point, a conflict, a solution and then ultimately, an end.
When the bedazzled bib necklaces of yore became loose fine chains that did not require the kind of upper body strength a breast plate does and could be worn without much thought — forever if you wanted to, the question of what happens to chunky jewelry next was presented. Did the migration from big to small mean that no one wanted to make a statement anymore?
Of course not. This is fashion, people. What are we if not a group of overzealous expressionists fighting to get the last word in? It just meant we were ready for new chunk; for a frontier that mirrored something more pared down or scaled back; the excess-lover’s own version of normcore, if you will.
Enter the marble jewelry movement, which satisfied one’s hankering for a statement piece but did it without calling to mind descriptive words like “bauble.” Early perpetrators of the trend include Chloé, Céline and Roxanne Assoulin for Rosie Assoulin, but as recently as this past season, Stella McCartney and Eddie Borgo have signed on, too. The whole thing feels very Nordic. Like a clean, domestic living space designed in good, sparse taste. Give it a try then play a game of who wore it best, vetting yourself against the nearest kitchen counter top. I am sure you will win.
Psst. Marble jewelry will look really cool with your summer wedding outfit.