When it comes to everything related to fashion, beauty, and accessories, what is hot and what is not can change even quicker than the seasons! In the world of jewelry, in particular, there is no guarantee that what is popular in January is still going to be at the top of everyone’s list by the time March or April comes around.
Because of this fast and ever-changing environment, it can often be difficult trying to put together a jewelry collection that will be able to both shine among the present trends and also stand the test of time in a classic, ageless kind of way.
Here at JustDesi, our mission (and passion!) is to make sure that valued customers are always educated and clued up on the latest happenings in the jewelry world, and with almost half of 2022 already passed, we want to make sure that you are armed with all of the best tips and insights for how to guarantee that your statement pieces are going to be appropriate and in vogue for the next 6 plus months.
Here is a rundown of some of the hottest trends for new jewelry pieces for the rest of 2022. Keep reading to discover how many of the hot trends you are already following without even trying!
Pops Of Color To Increase Your Dopamine
It is no secret that we’ve been through a tough couple of years. 2020 and 2021 saw most of us spending most of our time at home, and it is no fun to wear all of your best gemstones, hoop earrings, and diamond rings just in your living room!
With the world starting to open back up and find new normality, there has been a trend toward fine jewelry that includes pops of interesting color and different bold motifs. There is still room for a minimalist style, but things like chunky chains and interesting bangles have been identified as one of the leading fashion trends on the 2022 runways.
Libby Page, the senior market editor at Net-A-Porter, has specifically stated that items like lockets and gold chains are being transformed from their old traditional yellow gold designs to feature different colored precious metals, with some chain links even being studded with diamonds and other precious stones.
Here at JustDesi what we think about this turn towards maximalism and a more maximalist aesthetic is that people trying to get as much joy and dopamine out of their gold jewelry as they can after a couple of years of depressing living!
Mixing Things Up
Whether your favorite is rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, sterling silver, or even sparkling Swarovski crystals, you are in luck because the big trend in 2022 is mixing up everything and anything that you can!
The main rule is that there are no rules at all, so feel free to couple studs with drop earrings, cocktail rings with your engagement ring, brooches with collar necklaces - literally anything goes! The art of layering is what you need to master to be able to achieve this trend because there is a fine line between ‘too much and beautiful maximalism.
You will notice that brands like Versace, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Dior, and even the masters of old minimalism Chanel are experimenting with busy layering on their runways. From mixed metals to mixed colors to mixed gemstones and birthstones, you should feel free to express yourself with as many different jewelry options as you can this year. It is a case of more is more in 2022!
Find A Signature Statement Piece
Taking inspiration from the bold fashion of the 1970s and 1980s, 2022 jewelry fashion is very much about rejecting the delicate, ‘small’ pieces of the 2000s and 2010s and instead of going for bigger, bolder pieces that can catch the eye.
The neckline is a perfect part of the body to place a statement piece on, especially given that the current clothing trends are leaning towards lower neckline tops and dresses for the 2022 season and beyond. As we said above, people are starting to dress up again after spending a couple of years on the couch, so having a huge statement piece to revolve the rest of your choices around will have you looking like you are about to walk the red carpet, even if you are only going out for casual drinks with friends!
It is also important to remember that a statement piece doesn’t have to automatically have to mean super expensive. Even something like a stunning choker can be your statement piece if you know how to style it!
Be Playful With Some More Novelty Style Pieces
In the past, only the most elegant and expensive jewelry was regarded as being worthy of a runway or a ‘proper’ collection, but there is a much bigger sense of fun and play in the big trends of 2022.
Taking some inspiration from the recent ‘plastic fantastic’ trend of cheaper, bigger, bolder, more colorful jewelry, you should feel free to add a lot more fun and novelty into your everyday jewelry looks this year.
There is huge nostalgia for the 90s in particular at the moment, and the bright colors and wacky shapes of old-school cartoons are starting to make their way into mainstream jewelry collections across lots of different brands.
Go to TikTok and you will see any number of influencers and fashion bloggers who are choosing to ditch the more ‘traditional’ gold hoop earrings for more fun ceramics and other colorful materials, and retailers are picking up on this and adding things like baubles to earrings for that extra pop of texture and volume.
Again, much like with the layering and maximalism, it might take a few attempts to get the perfect balance on novelty jewelry items, but when you finally get it right, it can make a huge impact and become an integral part of your signature style for the rest of the year.
Jewelry That Carries An Emotional Attachment
Perhaps in an attempt to balance out the novelty side of the more playful jewelry that you might choose to wear this year, another trend that has cropped up alongside it is the trend of wearing jewelry that carries some sort of emotional attachment for the person.
Incorporating things like zodiac signs and birthstones into jewelry isn’t anything new, but there has been an uptick in popularity of things like chain link necklaces that features your birthstone in pride of place this year.
Everybody loves finding pieces of jewelry that can resonate with them, and there is nothing more personal than the specific date that you were born! And it doesn’t have to just be your dates either, as many people are curating collections of gemstone jewelry that features the birthstones of everyone that is precious to them from family to friends and anybody important in between.
Just Desi specializes in fine jewelry and many of the pieces in our collection fit the 2022 jewelry trends very well. It is also important to note, as one of the country’s premier design houses, you can have your dream jewelry custom created. Let your imagination run free! A wardrobe of great clothes and fabulous accessories says a lot about you. We look forward to seeing you help you choose your new statement piece or something lovely just to treat yourself. Just Desi ... just because!
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