And just like that, they have hit their 50s. The Manolos are striding out across New York sidewalks, there are Gucci and Chanel labels aplenty, and the necklaces are layered – and layered even more.
Take a step back to 1998, however, when the ground-breaking series first hit our TV screens and what we saw was a different, less embellished, story.
Simple pearl earrings and diamond studs were the order of the day. Necklaces hardly featured, and when they did, they were understated, even demure. We had to wait until the second season for the “Carrie Necklace” to appear, after which it was rarely off the screen.
Where Carrie went, the necklace went (until season 6, when it was temporarily lost). It won’t take long for you to spot it in the new 10-part series.
There was little layering of necklaces until the second season, too, but once established, it definitely became a Sex and the City thing.
Chunky necklaces and bold hoops were reserved for Samantha, played by Kim Cattrall. From the get-go, Samantha meant business: with men as well as with her accessories. Cattrall is not part of the And Just Like That ensemble, but viewers won’t be short of bold jewellery choices. Look out for Nicole Ari Parker (as Lisa) and her chunky Monies cable-chain necklace and copious other accessories packing a colour punch.
Carrie herself grew into her boldness, and as Sex and the City grew in influence, so, too, did the statement jewellery.
We’ve grown older with them, enjoyed their fashion triumphs and disastrous love lives; we’ve even been inspired by their choices – life or fashion or jewellery or men (delete as appropriate). So, it’s time to switch on that small screen again and take a good look at what comes out of the jewellery box.