Jewellery has been around for many millennia so you can imagine how many different materials, styles and pieces have gained popularity throughout generations. It is beautiful yet intriguing to see how jewellery trends have influenced the world we live in now in 2022. Fashion is a funny thing with the endless trends that come and go, the trick for a real fashion enthusiast is to sift through these trends and then find the trends that you know will last.
Fast fashion is huge and needs to be controlled, so buying quality over quantity is another key element to this year. Gone are the days of comfy loungewear and minimalistic accessories, this year it is all about big and bold pieces with a trace from the past including the ’70s and the ’90s. In this article, we will go through some of the top trends to be considered in 2022.
As we said earlier, there have been some different pieces of jewellery that is noticed and become popular, body chains are definitely one of these examples. If you are reading this article, chances are you have the standard rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, but you probably don’t have a body chain.
This piece is designed to embrace a woman’s body whilst adding some bling in the mix without looking cheap. They are extremely resourceful as they can be worn on top of your favourite top or they can be layered with your swimsuit on holiday, the option is yours to decide. This is definitely a trend you will be seeing a lot in the summer months.
When you have got your outfit ready and are all dressed, the next step is to accessories and we all know an outfit isn’t complete without a great pair of earrings. There are so many options out there, whether you prefer a minimalist approach or a bold set from the Art Deco time period. If you are one to keep it simple, why not try a beautiful pair of dangle earrings this year. You will be surprised what they do for an outfit, especially if you are dressed in monochrome. The rule for dangle earrings in 2022 though is that they must sparkle from all views and give a touch of Lux to an outfit.
In recent years, there has been a huge influx in people becoming more conscious with what they purchase which leads people to buy vintage jewellery. If you are a little bit of a maximalist and you enjoy having fun with jewellery designs, then this trend is going to be right up your street.
‘70s beads are making an appearance in 2022 due to the ‘70s reminiscence being at the forefront of fashion shows for a couple of seasons now. Colourful and bold jewellery from the ‘70s style is out in force this year and it looks like it will still be a stylish trend to be following throughout this year and next. When beads are involved, this doesn’t just mean the standard bracelet made from your childhood best friend, but stylish and beautiful beads made into earrings, necklaces and anything else that you may like to wear.
Just as the ‘70s fashion trends are coming in, so are the ‘90s. With more people wearing baggier low cut jeans, crop tops and clothing that shows a little more skin, it is only natural for this style to bring one of the more renowned fashion pieces, the nameplate necklace. There are many reasons why this has come back trending, but one of the most prominent reasons is of course the return of Sex In The City. If a nameplate isn’t your thing, then other similar trends are those with personal values such as zodiac necklaces.
A person can never have too many rings, whether you like to stack them or match the materials with your outfit, rings are a great way to elevate your outfit and make your hands look beautiful. Signet rings are one style that never goes out of style, but in 2022, the signet ring has become extremely popular with both women and men. If you don’t have one in your jewellery box, then you should definitely look for one to invest in this season.
They look elegant and also royal so they really do pack a punch and elevate your outfit to that next level whilst also bringing a sense of heirloom vibes entwined. The great thing about signet rings is that they can either be brand new from your favourite designer, or you can alternatively look at purchasing a big chunky piece from a pawnbroker where you have a little bit of history on you.
Charms and Talismans
Culture and the world are changing, more people are much more conscious with their buying habits and more people are trying to be mindful with their life. This has brought a shift in how businesses and designers do their day to day tasks and how they do their processes. This year, not only is sustainable fashion a huge trend, but designers are now wanting to have more of a meaning behind their pieces and brand.
Designers are now wanting people to tie their brand with representations of spirituality, luck, love and strength to name a few. They have done this by adding much more emphasis on the charms and talismans with their pieces. Instead of playing it safe with a minimalist bracelet, stack lots with your favourite charms.
Chunky Chain Necklaces
Thin and dainty necklaces will always be in style, especially if they are layered with other pieces, but this year, it’s time for something a little bit more chunky. As we said earlier, maximalism is trending a lot in the past couple of seasons so opting for chunky chain necklaces as a statement piece.
Chunky chain necklaces have been used by many top designers on their shows such as the likes of Balenciaga, Gucci and Versace to name a few so you know it is going to be a huge trend this year. One thing you may want to consider is the colour, if you love to be bold with your style, go for bold colours, if you are a classic trendsetter, then the obvious choice would be gold or silver.
Thin chokers have been around for many years but have just started to make another appearance in fashion shows, this time with a less subtle difference. Gone are the days of thin elastic chokers as now designers are creating big bold and beautiful chokers that make any outfit pop. like we said, gone are the days of elastic chokers, but this isnt completely true, there is now a huge range of new and innovative styles made from a range of different materials, so take a look online and find something that makes sense to your style. An example of this would be if you were wearing an elegant yet minimalist outfit, then a pearl choker will finish it off nicely.
Pearls have been on a decline in popularity for many seasons until this year, this year they are back with a bang. They have always been considered as fine jewellery, but are also now popular with more mainstream fashion which is exciting to see as designers are making the style their own.
No matter if one prefers oversized, small or even teardrop, designers are now bringing their style techniques to create big and bold pearl jewellery in many forms. Rings, earrings and necklaces are just some of the bold statement pieces that you should be looking for.
There are many jewellery styles and trends hitting 2021 with the storm, but as we said in the beginning, the real fashion-conscious won’t go for every trend, they will look for timeless pieces that will last multiple seasons of fashion.