The 2020 fashion trends are definitely clear: this is the year of chains, on necklaces, bracelets, costume jewellery and eyewear but also on shoulder bags, belts and shoes details. The most popular is the classic iconic and timeless groumette chain.

Groumette: characteristics and origins

A groumette (or gourmette) is a jewellery chain consisting of round, long or flattened links. In some cases surfaces can also be different: shiny, smooth or rough and opaque, there is no precise rule.

The groumette chain has become a true icon in fashion thanks to the French maison Chanel.

It has become the symbol of the brand together with pearls, appearing from one collection to another as a belt, as a detail inside the lining of jackets, as a handle for bags, as an accessory for shoes and of course as a precious bijoux to wear around the neck or wrist.

Bold chains for summer 2020

The 80’s aesthetic applied to contemporary design includes oversized, massive, super-coloured accessories. This summer the imperative is only one: exaggerate! The must-have chains must be bold, eccentric and spectacular, showing strength and character.

From the catwalks to the street, they are stunning in all versions: from the more classic gold plated or tortoiseshell, to the more modern ones with coloured Plexiglas elements.

They can be worn with minimal outfits, thus creating a perfect balance, during the day with a work suit or in the evening, with an elegant dress.

Chains and Groumette by Valter

In line with current trends, we have created a collection of jewellery and accessories with a groumette chain theme.

Our favorite is the gold necklace chain, a true excellence of Made in Italy, made of Abs covered with a 925 silver foil and then gilded with a 24 carat gold bath.

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