The Bow Jewelry Trend Is Still Going Strong — Here Are Some of Our Favorite Picks

From subtle to statement making, there's a bow for everyone.
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Bows never went away, exactly, but they’re definitely having a moment. Adult women are wearing ribbons in their hair, and bows are trending in jewelry. In fact, the average number of items uploaded to 1stDibs with “bow” in the title was up 91 percent in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared with the rest of the year, according to the 2023 1stDibs Jewelry Trend Report.

Much like heart-shaped jewelry, bows have both their lovers and detractors. Still, this ancient symbol of strength and loyalty also has undeniable smile-inducing power. Perhaps it’s the association with gifting that enables bows to delight, but whether it’s a diminutive pendant or a bold brooch, there’s something about bow jewelry that feels sweet and lighthearted. Now, let’s stop overthinking bows and just enjoy them. Here are some of our favorites.

Tiffany & Co. Diamond Bow Cuff Bracelet

This Tiffany & Co. white-gold cuff features a diamond bow that lacks the symmetry of a traditional bow shape, and that’s precisely what might appeal to those who aren’t all in on the motif.

Bulgari Bow Brooch

The genius of this circa 1960 Bulgari brooch is in the texture of the 18-karat gold, which looks exactly like grosgrain ribbon. There’s also an endearing imperfection to its shape, which makes it look like it was tied by hand.

Rosior Diamond Bow Drop Earrings

These diamond-encrusted earrings by Rosior are for the avid bow enthusiasts among us. The bows dangle as if made from satin ribbon, imbuing them with a playful spirit.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Coral Bow Necklace

This dainty Van Cleef & Arpels bowtie-like pendant, which features pavé diamonds and a coral “knot” in the center, is subtle enough for everyday wear, either by itself or stacked with other necklaces.

VANLELES Diamond Bow Cocktail Ring

Part of designer Vania Leles‘s first collection, called Lyla’s Bow, this lively, whimsical cocktail ring is intricately detailed and set with white diamonds.

Tiffany & Co. Sterling-Silver Bow Earrings

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Bow Earrings

Has any brand done more than Tiffany & Co. to elevate the status of sterling silver? These high-shine, thoughtfully detailed bow earrings are from the 1980s but still feel fresh.

Cartier Diamond Bow Brooch

The expert craftsmanship that was required to create this mid-century brooch, which is set with about five carats of baguette diamonds, is yet another example of why Cartier is such a vaunted jewelry house.

Ella Gafter South Sea Pearl and Diamond Bow Earrings

Three graduated diamond-set bows link two luminous, gumball-size South Sea pearls in each of these red-carpet-worthy earrings by Ella Gafter.

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