Earthy elements like turquoise, seashells, and agate were the main attraction on the runways at Chloé, Ulla Johnson, and Gabriela Hearst | Source: Marie Claire

The Biggest Jewellery Trends for 2022

Natural materials were front and centre for the spring 2022 season inspiring brave style choices and even braver accessory pairings.

Eclectic designs are showing us that variety is the spice of life, couple these conversation starters with the rule-bending of streetwear and sparks are sure to fly.

Stone Bracelets

Bracelets in 2022 have shown us that more is always better especially if you have a deafeningly loud accessory you want to set against an understated outfit.

Bangles, chains and cuffs of silver and gold are in, pair them with oversized rings and matching necklaces for an over-the-top, put-together look.

There are two directions you can go when selecting your bracelets this season, big and intrepid or slapdash and improvised, choose wisely.

Elsa Peretti Lacquer Bangle, A$1,200 | Source: Tiffany’s

Chunky Chokers

Another late nineties item making a come back amongst 2022 jewellery, nothing screams understated-yet-daring and sophisticated like a bold choker.

Once the realm of goth girls and tweens, the choker has undergone a transformation this year to include stunning precious stones and coloured crystals. Remember, combinations of jewel tones are getting hot, so spend some time updating your accessory collection with some neck-hugging bling.

Bravery by Louis Vuitton Collection | Source: Katerina Perez

The accessory has matured to become the epitome of elegance and would look great as a break from the thrown-together street style underneath a fur coat paired with a classic boot.

Bold Pearls

Look at the size of those pearls! Massive pearls are adorning accessories of various designs this season and are very much an indicator of someone’s willingness to stand confidently behind their own style choices.

They exude glamour and make great accompaniments to a dinner dress or rebellious additions to a street smart 90s look, the ubiquitous pearl earring prominent in 2022 alongside indulgent necklaces and elegant bracelets.

2022 Jewellery
White South Sea Cultured Pearl Strand with Illusion Ball Clasp in 14k White Gold, A$35,689.50 | Source: Bluenile

A staple of classic style, pearls say so much about the wearer that even a smaller piece of pearl jewellery will turn heads and draw admiring glances.

Statement Earring

Who said you have to wear earrings on both ears! On the runways of Europe, rules such as having to have a pair of earrings are cast aside, most of the statement earrings we saw this year have been so big, having two on might just be overkill.

Break up a boring silhouette with some statement earrings, bold, lively and definitely conversation pieces, statement earrings can enhance your personal style and define your look.

2022 Jewellery
Curiosa Drop Earrings Green, Gold-tone Plated, A$900 | Source: Swarovski

Start making bold earring choices and flaunt the rules, 2022 jewellery is going to be about brave selections and stand out accessories dominating a chic assemblage.

Floral Motifs

In 2022, beautiful floral designs on jewellery will be a defining trend and we have been seeing many of these pieces in Paris and Milan.

A well-matched accompaniment to a flowing dress or summer skirt, floral earrings, bracelets and other accessories can create asymmetry and harmony in your outfit, representing the timeless beauty of nature.

Crystal Drops

We are seeing big crystals in 2022 accessorising minimalist outfits, the texture of crystal set against the most understated clothing taking us back to a time of big-accessory swagger.

Jewellery designers are taking their cues from elegant mid-century pieces with their chandelier-style scale, adorning models with glistening examples of fine jewellery.

2022 Jewellery
Gucci Crystal Fringe Collar Necklace, A$1,116.50 | Source: The RealReal

Crystals have always been a source of mysterious spirituality, encouraging introspection and reflection, it seems that after the last two years of pandemic uncertainty, people are looking for something more from their jewellery.

Earthy Elements

Keeping with the theme of the natural, 2022 seems like it will also be the year to show off some of your more natural and intrinsically beautiful stones and jewellery.

Quartz, seashells and crystal rocks are all back in fashion and a trip to your local psychic has never been more exciting, pick up a few power crystals and match them with a chic outfit or find your very own slice of natural beauty like a dissected gemstone.

Women are now engaging with stakeholders in the traditionally male-dominated jewellery industry and offering alternative storefronts and sources of fine jewellery, read about Ring Concierge: The Jewellery Company By Women For Women.

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