Most fans of Japanese animation, which much of the world calls anime, probably wouldn’t consider themselves in the mainstream. And while that probably still holds, and anime isn’t mainstream, the art form has seen a significant rise in popularity worldwide in the past decade. What once was a niche interest, a passion for a type of art appreciated by a particular subset of consumers has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon. And now more than ever, you can go a step further than just watching anime, discussing it with other fans, or attempting to make it yourself. Now, you can wear it.
I’m talking about the rising popularity of anime jewelry. While many want to rep our favorite anime characters with various kinds of merch and apparel, an anime t-shirt isn’t always ideal for every occasion. Sometimes you want or need to get a little more formal, more dressed up, but you still want to add a bit of anime spirit. This is where anime jewelry enters the chat. Anime jewelry is for adventurers. It’s for those of us with a bit of flair for magic, sparkles and moonstones, and a youthful aesthetic. Essentially, it’s for those who want to bring the dazzling magical world of anime to life.
Ready to make that happen? Here are some of the latest trends in anime jewelry.
Sparkles and Shimmers: Are You Ready to Shine?
One of the first things you’ll notice when you check out the latest anime jewelry on the market is that most of the pieces (if not all of them) reflect light in every direction. Anime is a very visual art form; artists take care to highlight all angles shadows. They draw attention to the way light is hitting every surface. Anime jewelry does something similar. It often consists of numerous gemstones in various shapes, glimmering everywhere. This style is a hot trend among anime fans right now – and getting hotter. If you’re wearing anime jewelry, it’s nearly impossible not to shine.
Horoscope and Zodiac Signs
If you’re interested in anime, there’s a good chance you know a thing or two about zodiac signs. In a way, anime and the stars and the moon seem to go hand-in-hand, with many anime even based on zodiac signs and horoscopes. So naturally, anime jewelry has followed a similar pattern. You can find anime jewelry for every zodiac sign, from stud earrings to dangling pendants. Most sellers have entire collections just based on horoscopes. Some even believe wearing your zodiac sign can help unleash your actual inner being. So what better way to do it than with a glimmering piece of anime jewelry? Combining your love of anime with your zodiac sign brings anime closer to your heart, making it something uniquely yours. It intensifies your connection to your sign and the anime you’re repping.
Nature and Living Things
What’s better than a sparkly, shining gemstone? Maybe it’s two gemstones, shimmering as the eyes of a cat. Or perhaps it’s a gemstone wrapped in an entanglement of gold vines and leaves, all small and shimmering as the main focus on your finger. Either way, embracing living things is one-way anime jewelry shows off its magic. With its depiction of animals, plants, butterflies, and nature, each piece of jewelry comes to life. Much like anime, this jewelry pays homage to the real world around us with its magical spin. In this case, it’s the sparkles, the colors, the exaggerated beauty afforded by its artificial nature.
Anime jewelry shows us that to feel the magic and adventure that anime brings you, you don’t necessarily need to wear a t-shirt with your favorite character. It doesn’t need to be specific to one anime or another. Whether you dress it up or dress it down, Anime jewelry brings the magic of anime to your body, letting you shimmer and shine from the gemstone around your neck or the band on your finger. It could have your friends asking, “where’d you get that?” without knowing it’s anime jewelry, or it could show the world your love of anime without giving anyone a moment to question it. No matter what, anime jewelry is for adventurers and those looking to bring magic into the real world.
Now that we’ve gone over some of the newest trends in anime jewelry, we’re left with one question: are you ready to rock some of your own?