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After living in loungewear and minimalist accessories for the last few years, it’s no surprise that we’re expressing optimism with our wardrobes — and that includes jewelry. While dainty chains, zodiac accessories and layered strands have been among the most enduring jewelry trends, bold bijoux are back in 2022.
Continuing the looks seen on fall 2021 runways and red carpets (including the Met Gala and Grammys), chunky accoutrements and retro jewelry punctuated the spring/summer 2022 shows. See: supersized cocktail rings at Dior and Givenchy; door-knocker earrings at Etro, Versace and Carolina Herrera; and maximalist chains on necks, earlobes and waists at Balmain, Givenchy, Tom Ford and more.
Don’t get us wrong: layered looks are still
From logomania pieces to statement-makers that nod to silhouettes of decades past (from the 1920s to Y2K), check out some of the best jewelry trends for 2022.
Jewelry Trend: Chunky Gold Chains
Larger-than-life links are among the top 2022 jewelry trends, as seen on the runways at Valentino and Hermès, to name a few. This season, go with oversized gold chains that make a bold statement solo or when layered with other over-the-top pieces.
Maison Irem Women’s Cortona Chain Necklace
Maison Irem’s Cortona necklace chain strikes a balance between bold and minimalist.
BaubleBar Juni Necklace
Ten Wilde 7-Millimeter Snake Chain
Tracee Ellis Ross, Ashley Graham, Addison Rae and Sofia Richie are among the stylish stars who have worn Ten Wilde’s sleek snake chain necklace ($35 to $50), which comes in widths of three, six, seven and nine millimeters.
Jennifer Fisher Large Essential Gold-Plated Choker
Jennifer Fisher’s large Essential choker was designed to be your go-to chunky statement necklace. The short 4.3-inch drop also works with a range of necklines; other options are available on the jeweler’s website. (Michelle Obama, Kristen Bell, Zendaya and Meghan Markle are just a handful of stars who wear the designer.)
Yara Sophia Puff Mariner Chain Necklace
Most recently seen on St. Vincent and model Wallis Day, L.A.-based fine jewelry label Yara Sophia’s heirloom-quality handmade pieces are inspired by organic design. This 16-inch classic mariner chain is a more elevated take on the classic style and is perfect for layering with longer pendant necklaces and chokers.
Jewelry Trend: Power Pendants
Lucky charms, evil eyes and hamsa hand amulets were spotted as jewelry at Stella McCartney and Markarian. Simple pendant necklaces and bracelets will never go out of style, so why not add a few symbolic pieces to your jewelry mix? (Plus, they play well with maximalist chokers and other charmed accessories this season.)
BaubleBar The Empress Tarot Card Necklace
Enamel adds an extra pop of color to metal chains, as seen on BaubleBar’s tarot card pendant necklace featuring The Empress.
Awe Woman Power Goddess Charm Necklace
Meghan Markle was spotted in Awe’s Woman Power Goddess Charm necklace, which boasts a pendant featuring the female Venus symbol combined with a protesting fist that’s finished with a purple amethyst. It comes on a sterling silver or 14-karat vermeil gold yellow chain in your choice of length and style. And for a limited time, save 30 percent off sitewide with code VIP30.
Pyrrha The Earth Laughs in Flowers Necklace
Known for teaming with Game of Thrones, Canadian fine jewelry line Pyrrha makes unique talismans and pendant necklaces (available in sterling silver and 14-karat gold options) that bring an antique finish to modern ensembles, like this piece with a flower charm.
Aurate x Kerry Lioness Pendant Necklace
Necklet Triple Layering Clasp
Ditch the tangled chains and wear your maximalist mix on this triple-necklace layering clasp by Necklet, which has a magnetic closure for easy removal.
Fie Isolde Love Bracelet
Scandinavian jewelry designer FIe Isolde (whose pieces are often worn by Katy Perry, Madison Beer and Selling Sunset‘s Emma Hernan) created this dainty red bracelet — complete with a 14-karat solid gold nugget pendant — to remind wearers of the most meaningful things in their lives.
Jewelry Trend: Tennis Bracelets
Long a yuppie essential, tennis bracelets are back on the fashion court — and you don’t have to be part of a country club to wrap one around your wrist. No longer restricted to a simple string of diamonds (pro tennis player Chris Evert famously swung her pricey bracelet off during the 1987 US Open), today’s gem-adorned strands come in colorful stones and a range of budgets.
Rellery Tennis Bracelet
Rellery’s chic seven-inch tennis bracelet is made of multi-faceted CZ diamonds and 18-karat gold over sterling silver.
Amazon Collection .925 Sterling Silver CZ Tennis Bracelet
Surprise: Amazon offers its own collection of .925 sterling silver tennis bracelets that look way more expensive than their wallet-friendly price tag. The 7.5-inch accessories feature alternating cubic zirconia stones in blue, green, red, pink or black.
Verlas Captivating Tennis Bracelet
For an investment piece that can be designed to your liking, Verlas’ Captivating Tennis Bracelet can be customized by the diamond clarity and weight (SI or VS and from one to seven carats) and metal (choose from 14- or 18-karat white, yellow or rose gold).
Jewelry Trend: Regencycore
Marchesa Crystal Cluster Double Drop Earrings
Marchesa’s Crystal Cluster Double Drop earrings come in gold or silver and feature a two-inch drop.
Ruby & Oscar Oval-Cut Sapphire & CZ Drop Earrings
Regency meets Art Deco in these silver sapphire drop earrings by Ruby & Oscar, which are finished with blue CZ stones. (Also available in other birthstones.)
Jennifer Behr Essen Headband
Jennifer Behr’s Essen headband is finished with Swarovski crystals to make you sparkle like the diamond of the season without going too far into tiara territory.
Betsey Johnson Glitter Rose Frontal Necklace
The glittering pink roses on this whimsical Betsey Johnson necklace will make your decolletage sparkle all summer and beyond.
Pequitobun Jewellery Lady Bridgerton Necklace
Aptly named after Bridgerton’s matriarch, Pequitobun’s one-of-a-kind handmade necklace nods to fashionable eras of past centuries (including Etruscan, Gothic and Regency periods) and features topaz, green amethyst, quartz, topaz and moonstone gems on a removable bracelet. It’s finished with an antique gold-filled brooch pendant.
Gucci Interlocking G Crystal Hair Slide
Jewelry Trend: Eye-Popping Earrings
From chandelier earrings to door-knocker statement pieces that nod to the Golden Age of Hollywood, vintage-inspired accessories and vibrant enamel pieces were all over models’ lobes at Giorgio Armani, Fendi and Saint Laurent.
Sorrelli Radiant Sunrise Floral Statement Drop Earrings
Wear these sparkling drop earrings with an LBD or a vintage-inspired ensemble for a pop of color.
Lele Sadoughi Glass Rainbow Bezel Jewel Linear Earrings
Go retro with Lele Sadoughi’s ’80s-inspired resin and cabochon stone earrings in 14-karat gold-plated bezel settings.
Kate Spade Patisserie Linear Earrings
These playful stone-embellished Patisserie earrings by Kate Spade add a deliciously sweet finish to fall and winter holiday looks.
Shashi Coquelicot Earrings
Shashi’s crystal statement earrings are all about Old Hollywood glamour.
Dylan Lex Luca Earrings
Maximalist jewelry label Dylan Lex (which has been worn by Beyoncé, Adele and Jennifer Lopez) is known for its over-the-top adornments, like these 4.5-inch Art Deco-inspired geometric earrings with Swarovski crystals.
Nadri Freya Linear Flower Statement Earrings
These crystal-embellished floral earrings by Nadri throw it back to vintage costume jewelry with a touch of modern.
Jewelry Trend: Modern Candy Raver
Summer camp-inspired jewelry tends to return during the hot weather season — but why wait when you can sport elevated accessories with nostalgic pops of color right now? The Y2K revival is the gift that keeps on giving, and candy-like raver-worthy baubles adorned spring/summer 2022 runways at Anna Sui, Coach and Brandon Maxwell, to name a few.
Notte Frutta Necklacearring
Notte’s fun Frutta necklacearing boasts a hand-blown glass fruit pendant that can double as an earring when removed from the chunky 17-inch gold chain.
Frasier Sterling Magic Mushroom Necklace
No need to go down any actual rabbit holes when you slip on Frasier Sterling’s Magic Mushroom necklace, complete with playful pearls and fungi charms.
Short & Suite Light Purple Ring
Add a cocktail ring or two (or five) to your fashionable fingers, like Short & Suite’s oval bezel gemstone ring that comes in other sweet shades — including Pantone’s hue of the year, periwinkle. The L.A.-based brand’s jewelry has been spotted on Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Kerr, Bella Hadid and many other stars.
Bon Bon Whims Chewy Bear Earring
Add a taste of the rainbow to your outfits with Bon Bon Whims’ playful gummy bear earring on your choice of a rainbow, gold or silver micropavé hoop. The charm comes in a range of vibrant colors ranging from baby blue and pink to lime green.
Roxanne Assoulin Bloom Bracelet
Mixed-media and multicolor jewelry was also spotted on recent runways. Roxanne Assoulin’s charming Bloom bracelet is made with pastel floral beads that’ll brighten up your wrists.
Mejuri Bold Pearl Necklace
Not into the oversized beaded look? Try an elevated — and equally maximalist — alternative with Mejuri’s bold pearl necklace.
Anna Sui Multicolor Daisy Chains Pendant Necklace
Remember Perler beads? Anna Sui channels the ’90s DIY pastime in the form of this playful daisy-chain pendant necklace, which feels more 2022 than ’70s flower child.
Jewelry Trend: Logomania
Bold branding isn’t just for belts and brooches. Logomania continues to rule the runways, a sign that luxury houses want to continue giving fashion superfans what they want (in the form of stylish self-promotion).
Chanel Pearl Crystal CC Brooch
It doesn’t get any more classic than a Chanel brooch. This pre-loved logo pin is one way to show your adoration for the legendary French fashion house and Mother Earth (by upcycling); online luxury consignment retailer Fashionphile has plenty more options for paying homage to Coco.
Versace Icon Gold-Tone & Enamel Ring
Rep Versace with this gold-tone statement ring that’s finished with the brand’s iconic Medusa logo and Greca motif.
Dior Code Bangle
Dig Dior? The luxury French fashion house’s gold-finish and lacquer bangle displays your designer devotion.
Jewelry Trend: Charm Finishes
Not everything needs to be overblown — try channeling the giant pendants from the runways into fun-sized charms that let you add some personality to chains, earrings and other jewelry. Charm school never felt so chic, with classic shapes like hearts, stars and rainbows getting translated into some of the coolest jewelry trends of 2022.
Jet Set Candy Concert Ticket Charm
Jet Set Candy’s collection of travel-inspired jewelry charms includes this cool customizable concert ticket pendant that can be personalized with your favorite show, from the artist’s name and your seat number to the date and venue. It’s available in sterling silver, gold vermeil and solid gold.
Studs Enamel Heart Huggie
Wear your heart on your ears with Studs’ enamel heart huggie, which is available as a single hoop or pair.
Uncommon James Studded Key Charm
Founded by Kristin Cavallari, Uncommon James offers a stylish charm bar of dainty (and affordable) add-ons for its chain necklaces and earrings. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, this studded key charm perfectly matches this gold lock.
Ariel Gordon x I Am A Voter. Charm
Show your support for democracy with Ariel Gordon’s 14-karat yellow gold Voter charm, which benefits nonpartisan advocacy organization I Am A Voter’s efforts to increase civic engagement. (The Hollywood-loved jewelry designer will donate 70 percent of profits from the piece to the org through January 2023.)
Jewelry Trend: Body Chains
The ancient embellishment of body chains has reappeared throughout fashion history, including more recently in the ’70s and ’00s — and now. Acne Studios, Blumarine and Marni are among those who sent below-the-neck accessories down spring 2022 runways. While these navel-grazing pieces were most popular for summer, they also pair well with figure-hugging silhouettes (think bodycon dresses and jumpsuits) during the fall/winter season.
Ettika Chain Belt
The layered chain trend isn’t just for necklines — check off several trends with Ettika’s gold chain-link belt, which is finished with crystals.
Concise Royal Gold Body Necklace
Jordan Road Jewelry Desert Link Waist Chain
Jordan Road’s Desert chain link waist accessory will put you in a vacation state of mind — without the jet lag.
H&M Body Jewelry
This necklace and body chain is finished with sparkling stones — perfect for adding an effortless look to your fall/winter ensembles.
Agent Provocateur Sabrina Bodychain
Now this is how you make a statement with chains. Wear Agent Provocateur’s Papillon body chain over a figure-hugging LBD or dare to go nearly-bare (à la Rose McGowan in her iconic 1998 MTV Movie Awards dress by fashion designer-turned-sculptor Maja Hanson).
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