9 jewelry brands making glass the must-have material of the day

If you’ve noticed glass jewelry popping up on your Instagram feed more and more over the past few months, you’re not alone. Glass candy-colored rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets began to replace beads and resin as accessory material of the day— and celebrities like Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as Kylie Jenner are taking notice. Although glass jewelry has become a trend in its own right, with designers like Maryam Nassir Zadeh launching jewelry lines specializing in glass, artists like Colin Lynch have been working with the material for years. Lynch, who runs trinkets brand Keane (which has found fans in Jenner and the Hadids, all of whom have been photographed wearing her designs), studied under Italian glass masters at age 15. “I was an awkward kid,” Lynch says over the phone from his Brooklyn Navy Yard studio, noting that his parents took him to his first rave when he was nine. The glassblowers, who were introduced to Lynch through his businessman father, thought maybe they could tame his wild side with a little discipline and structure. After spending a summer in Italy with artisans, the designer became addicted. Her Keane pieces are heavily influenced by the kaleidoscopic, multi-coloured trinkets of the 1990s and the brightly colored, slightly goofy accessories associated with rave fashion. But the beauty of glass jewelry, Lynch adds, is its versatility. “Glass jewellery, in terms of popularity, has definitely gone up more and more,” he says. “The great thing about the material is that everyone looks at it a little differently.” Below, we’ve highlighted nine top jewelry brands making delicate and whimsical glass pieces that would make perfect additions to your spring and summer wardrobe.

Lynch’s brand is a celebrity favorite for a reason: we could see her marbled rings, cheerful two-tone earrings and floral-themed necklaces fit perfectly into an alfresco dining outfit. Our favorite piece? Rope hoops.

The designer known for her cult accessories has branched out into jewelry, with edgy pieces like this necklace rounding out her latest collection.

This Brooklyn-based designer is something of an OG — she’s worked with glass for over a decade — but her designs are still entirely on point.

Scandinavian-born, New York-based designer Annika Inez crafts delicate glass pieces that offer just a hint of difference from typical metal and stone jewelry.

JeBlanc founder, designer and stylist Jeniece Blanchet told Paper Magazine in 2018 that she doesn’t want to make jewelry that “ends up in your laundry basket.” With her bold and standout designs like this pair of purple glass-embellished hoop earrings, there’s no way that’s happening.

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Alongside her own eponymous line, Lorette Colé Duprat is an accessories designer at Mugler – and a tendency towards futuristic designs is evident in both areas of her work.

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After creating jewelry for Fendi, Balenciaga and Fenty, Marco Panconesi started his own business, with glass balls in mind.

London brand I’MMANY works with a wide range of organic and natural materials, including real flowers and freshwater pearls. But his lens selections are our favorites.

Notte creator Jessica Tse donates a portion of her profits to the New York Food Bank, Heart of Dinner and Black Girl Smile.