Modern designs inspire us to make statements with minimal elements. Patterns, unexpected twists and strong lines characterize this style. Look to architecture, furniture design and fashion for inspiration.

Geometric Shapes

The simple outline of a strong geometric shape makes a statement. Negative space is a design element in itself, contained within a bold framework.

Sharp Angles

Straight lines accentuated by sharp angles feel unexpected in a design. Kick it up a notch by making a repeating or iterative pattern. These styles feel fresh and updated.


Curving lines create a sense of movement. Curved elements feel dynamic and even whimsical, and curvature can soften an otherwise harsh design.

How would you create a modern piece of jewelry?