The Hottest Jewelry Trends for 2022
6 reasons to shop now.
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Sexy is back. From bold gold collars to big, playful earrings and pops of bright juicy color, jewelry is all about maximal fun right now. This is feel-good jewelry, the kinds of pieces that instantly boost your style and spirit. Call it jewelry therapy.
“People are done with their sweats; they want to get dressed up again, wear bright colors, and fun pieces that make them feel happy,” says celebrity stylist Jason Rembert, who just returned from January’s Paris Couture fashion and jewelry shows and said the trends call for sexy, statement looks.
The maximalist style is a welcome change from the minimalist aesthetic of recent seasons. “There’s a shift in jewelry, it’s bolder, stronger and more joyful,” says Alysa Teichman, an owner of the jewelry retailer Ylang 23. “The fun is in mixing it up—combining the new with older pieces, adding pops of color and pieces that you can live in.” So, whether you wear them with a party dress, power suit, or a tank top, these jewels, she says, will ignite joy.
Here are the 6 hottest jewelry trends that will elevate your style and mood in 2022.
Spanish model and tv host Nieves Alvarez presents a creation by Stephane Rolland during the Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris.
It’s the power piece. Whether it’s a bold gold design, like Louis Vuitton’s new LV Volt Mesh necklace, or a slinky torque, the choker will elevate any look. It was one of the stand-out pieces at the Paris shows in January, says Rembert. “We just saw several jewelers, including De Beers, Boucheron, and Mikimoto, all unveil pretty spectacular collar necklaces, which will undoubtedly make their way to the red carpet this awards season.”
At the couture shows, he says, designers including Giambattista Valli, Fendi, and Elie Saab all featured plunging and strapless necklines lending to the trend and “leaving just the right amount of room for a killer collar.
Adele attends the 2022 BRIT Awards 2022 in London.
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Big earrings are always in style—but they have even more chutzpah this year. Think Silvia Furmanovich’s Egyptian-inspired designs or a chunky gold David Webb style, says Laura Freedman, owner of Broken English, a jewelry store with locations in Los Angeles and New York.
She’s also bringing back the jumbo-sized Italian gold hoop in a nod to the ‘70s and ‘80s. “Every jewelry designer is doing their version of the extra-large earring. It looks chic with everything.”