Top Jewelry Trends for 2022
Fine jewelry - that is, jewelry made of precious metals and real gemstones - is an investment. With that, it usually is a meaningful purchase to the buyer who wants to a) wear it all the time, b) have it last forever or even be handed down for generations, and c) have timeless style. That said, even in fine jewelry there are ways to play up the latest trends. Just remember - the meaning behind the purchase is always forever.
After a lot of the same the last couple years (yes, I’m talking about looking at the inside 4 walls of your apartment on end), it's time for the new. Here's what to expect in 2022 jewelry trends:
The personal touch will be even stronger than ever before. You’ve been through a global pandemic - you want to express yourself, you want to mark the occasion, you want meaning and now you’re writing your own self-expressed fashion rules. Read on...
What this means is that your favorite stacking ring is still on trend - but better. Maybe you should buy another one (or five) and layer them all up! Or, take the leap and get that beautiful earring charm in a new gemstone. The twist goes one step further into bridal jewelry - many brides are opting for a classic solitaire but going away from diamonds into new, unique and beautifully coloured gemstones like Sapphires or Rubies. Looking to get on trend but still keep it timeless? Choose a gemstone that means something like a birthstone, or choose a gemstone color that makes you feel good - I find green and blue to be a beautiful neutral choice because they're both everywhere in nature!
We recommend: Turquoise earring charm
We recommend: Green Tourmaline Arc Ring
Big and Bold
Jewelry is getting chunkier… again. Take a moment before you roll your eyes about that T-shirt wearing 17-year-old you in a bib necklace and sneakers and remember how comfy she was. Now also remember that gorgeous new sweatsuit you invested in when you never thought you would leave the house again? Still having a moment. Just throw on a gorgeous chunky gold chain and your drip is socially acceptable and iconic.
We know that fine jewelry can be an investment so here’s an insider tip to keep it classy and affordable: Buy smaller pieces that can be layered and stacked up. Or, stick with simple designs like a plain chain, or earrings that are large but thin, or chunky rings layered up.
Speaking of chunky rings, cocktail rings are going to have a major moment in 2022 so go ahead and treat yourself to a right hand ring that’s meaningful and statement-making. Show off your personality. Start a conversation or better yet, let it start one for you.
We recommend: Barcelona Curb Chain Necklace
People are being called to a higher consciousness in 2022 - something to believe in, something to raise their vibration. Gemstones are a great place to start - not only do they have the color aura but also the physical energies that invite meaning and spiritual awakening. Fine jewelry is an especially good space for this because you can’t feel the vibes from fake gemstones made of glass or plastic. #GetReal #GetTrue
Pro tip: This trickle effect applies not only to gemstones, but also to meaningful jewelry. Think Zodiac symbols, personalized initials and meaningful engravings.
We recommend: High Frequency Bracelet Collection
That’s right - it’s party time! Gone are the days (hopefully) where weddings were virtual, or limited. It’s time, after years of keeping your best party pieces in a box, to show them off again at your bestie’s wedding. Large cocktail rings, long shoulder-dusting earrings and big hoops are in, as are glam necklaces. Brides and guests alike are looking for those conversation starting pieces.
We recommend: Endless Summer Hoop Earring
We recommend: True Love Right Hand Ring
In 2022 people are hoping to see luxury in unexpected places. To that end, many brides are wanting a wow factor from the ring that is more than just the size of a classic round brilliant diamond. Brides are opting for diamonds of unique shapes, sizes and colors to express their individuality. Look for a black diamond or fancy yellow diamond, or marquise shaped stones are having their moment. No more rules. You do you, fam.
Shown: Morganite Engagement Ring