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Sell With a Story: Barbiecore Gemstones

barbiecore gemstones

Curate a jewelry look that will have anyone looking pretty in pink.

Everyone looks good with a little sparkle and a pop of pink, right? With the anticipation of the upcoming Barbie movie, pop culture is brimming with the iconic style seen from the epitome of femininity — a movement called Barbiecore. First introduced by Mattel in 1959, Barbie has left an indelible mark on the world of fashion. Even today, we are seeing her ever-evolving style and trend-setting presence inspire us to embrace self-expression.


Modern jewelry styles in particular feel her influence with vibrant and playful designs featuring colorful gemstones that capture the essence of Barbie’s timeless allure. Let’s examine the key tenants of Barbiecore and explore eye-catching gemstone aesthetics fit for Barbie herself.

What is Barbiecore?

The Barbiecore fashion trend is whimsy and vibrancy at its finest — the very essence of Barbie. It celebrates the softness of femininity while also embracing the principles of confidence, empowerment, nostalgia, and independence. This translates to pastel color palettes, glitter and sparkles, and playful details that are sure to turn heads.

But why now? Why the interest in this particular trend? Well, for one, Barbie has always been in style. It’s the feeling of nostalgia felt by each generation that keeps her popular in pop culture year after year either explicitly or in spirit. If you have read our Winter Trend Report or Spring Trend Report, you can see how feminine motifs have evolved over the year. It’s likely we will see Barbie’s touch on fashion for the foreseeable future.

Barbie Meets Fine Jewelry: Three Barbiecore Aesthetics Using Gemstones

With an understanding of the basics of Barbiecore, you can create your own unique pieces with gemstones that would make Barbie herself envious.

Pretty in Pink

When one thinks of Barbie, pink is the first thing that comes to mind. Combine the vibrant shades of pinks seen in Pink Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, Spinel, Pink Topaz, and Morganite for a palette that will stand out in a crowd.

Simply Sparkling

Barbie is more than just the color pink. She is everything glitz and glam. The sparkle seen in colorless stones like Diamond, Moissanite, White Sapphire, and White Topaz are sure to catch the eye.

Colorful Complements

With a little pink and sparkle, why not complete the look? Looking back at Barbie’s looks throughout the decades, you can see her pair her pink with reds, blues, purples, and whites. Create a cohesive ensemble by including stones like Ruby, Aquamarine, Pearl, Amethyst, and Berry Sapphire.

Experiment With Barbiecore

Above all, Barbiecore is about having fun with color and style. Create bold looks and vibrant statements with the gemstones of your customers’ dreams. Be daring as you embrace Barbie and all she has to offer the world of jewelry.


Taylor Dizor

Staff Writer

Taylor holds degrees in Political Science and Communication from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as multiple certifications from GIA. His years in the wedding industry and love of fashion trends helps him write content for the on-trend and creative jeweler.