Minimalist. Maximalist. What’s Your Jewelry Style?


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For jewelry lovers and collectors, exploring different styles and designs and identifying what you are most drawn to, those that are your jewelry soulmate, are essential aspects of creating a diverse and meaningful collection. 

Two styles that well represent the wide diversity found in high jewelry are MINIMALISM and MAXIMALISM. Each offers the jewelry lover and collector unique interpretations of beauty and design. 

At Sorrel Sky, our jewelry artists offer a wide range of options for the minimalist or maximalist in your life ... or for you!


MINIMALIST designs typically embody a simple yet refined aesthetic. 

Pieces are characterized by clean lines and a focus on a single feature or material. Often featuring a single gemstone or geometric shape, a minimalist piece creates a timeless look. They are a favorite among collectors who connect more with understated elegance.


MAXIMALIST designs are a feast for the eyes, showcasing elaborate and intricate styles. 

A maximalist piece is a true masterpiece, often combining different materials and textures, such as diamonds, gold, and precious gems, to create a bold statement. These are must-haves for collectors who appreciate the artistry and extravagance of a design.


Minimalism or maximalism in jewelry design, allows you to express your unique voice. Whether you are drawn to the simple elegance of minimalist designs or the bold statement of maximalist designs, your collection should reflect your individual spirit. How you wear it lets you say who you are at that moment.

If your wish is to create a collection that speaks to specific moments in your life, consider adding both minimalist and maximalist pieces. For those moments when you wish to make a subtle impression, opt for a subtle piece. And for those times when you want to make a strong impression, opt for a strong piece. When it comes to what you choose to put on, wear as much or as little as you feel is right for that moment, mixing different materials and stones. 

You may wish to find the happy medium between the simplicity of minimalist jewelry, and the extravagance of maximalist jewelry. This happy medium offers the perfect compromise and opens up an additional avenue of expression. When bridging both worlds, look for pieces that combine subtle sophistication with eye-catching accents. Harmony and balance should be evident, as well as joy and excitement. Explore pairing timeless pieces with those that have a modern twist. Layering necklaces, stacking rings, combining bracelets, and choosing statement earrings can add a touch of personality without being overwhelming. Like clothing, jewelry is about self-expression!

Building a collection that showcases a diversity of styles — and the diversity of your life — is a timeless pursuit. It will provide joy and beauty for years to come.

Reach out to our team of art advisors with any questions about the jewelry seen in this blog. We'd love to see you in the gallery, where you can enjoy these pieces in person.