Jewelry trends 2022—the prettiest pieces to add to your collection

The key jewelry trends 2022 to add to your collection, as chosen by a fashion expert...

Models wearing the jewelry trends on the spring summer runways
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Discovering and using the latest jewelry trends is an easy way to update your everyday looks. Accessories allow you to be more experimental with your outfits and to show off your personality too.

Do you prefer to keep things minimal with a dainty gold bracelet? Or would you rather drape yourself in lashings of jewels? This season's trends are varied and full of new styling ideas, so you should find something that speaks to you. And much like the fashion trends 2022, this season's jewelry trends are all about joy. (You can also check out the latest shoe trends 2022 and handbag trends 2022 for other great styling ideas.)

“The SS22 catwalks are bursting with bright colors, XXL sizes, and OTT detailing, and jewelry is definitely following the ‘more-is-more’ approach," says Rich Simmons, Styling Manager, Stitch Fix UK. The spring/summer runways were brimming with eye-catching designs from bold and bright cocktail rings to statement gold chokers. Simple gold cuffs are back on the agenda too, worn on the upper arm for a modern update. We also spotted some stunning seaside-inspired pieces that made us long for sunny beach days. Luckily we don’t have to wait until summer—here are the top trends from the best jewelry brands that you can start weaving into your wardrobe immediately.

1. Plastic Fantastic

Models wearing the Jewelry trends 2022 on the catwalk


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Dopamine dressing is a huge coat trend for 2022, so it’s no surprise that playful jewelry in bright colors has made a comeback too. Plastic rings started to make an appearance last year thanks to Gen Z and TikTok and it looks like they’re still reigning supreme if the Dior catwalk was anything to go by. A nod to the nineties, this youthful trend is fun, vibrant and best-of-all extremely budget-friendly. Who needs diamonds?

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2. All Choked Up

Models wearing chokers on the runway as one of the jewelry trends 2022


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The chocker is another nostalgic trend, but these are not the classic velvet chokers of two decades ago. This trend serves bling in two ways:  the Lanvin runway show featured supersize pieces, whereas simple, sleek gold chains were seen at Valentino. "Spring is a fantastic time to embrace chokers, as most of us are switching out long sleeve tops in favor of shorter sleeves and exposed necklines. Whether you are choosing a delicate choker or a more statement piece, off-the-shoulder tops expose enough skin to really showcase your choker, in all its Y2K glory!" says Rich.

Perfect for jazzing up the best t-shirts, wear this one on your Zoom calls for maximum impact with minimal effort.

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3. Off the Cuff

models wearing arm cuffs on the catwalk as one of the jewelry trends 2022

Fendi/Tory Burch

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Spotted on the Tory Burch and Fendi catwalks, arm cuffs were worn on the biceps for a new-season spin. Contemporary and cool, stick to elegant gold designs for a simple, effective look. Wear now and layer over a fine roll neck and swap for sleeveless shirts when the warmer weather hits.

"Team an upper arm cuff with a strappy or sleeveless maxi dress to create a relaxed and elegant seventies vibe, or team with a boxy strap top to create a more edgy look. Top tip: adding a cuff to your outfit will add depth to your outfit - as it’s higher up your arm and closer to your face than a regular bracelet, it will catch the eye more readily and expand the gaze beyond your clothing," says Rich.

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4. Extra Extra!

Models wearing oversized jewellery on the catwalks as one of the jewelry trends 2022

Tom Ford/Giambattista Valli

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Time to go bold, forget going home, and go out to turn some heads with large statement pieces. Swap your delicate layering necklaces for chunky chains, as seen on the Tom Ford runway. With earrings, bigger is better: look for shoulder-grazing styles with colorful gems. And don’t feel this look is just for parties—wear with your everyday capsule wardrobe and to work, to brunch and to everything in-between.

"The beauty of adding large, colorful jewelry to your outfit is that you can dress casually, in jeans and a tee, and still achieve a statement look. If you want to go for a more dramatic evening look, pop on a roll neck or cami (weather dependent!), tie your hair up, add some lipstick and finish off the outfit with your bold and bright earrings - voila!" explains Rich.

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5. Under the Sea

Models wearing shell jewelry on the catwalks as one of the jewelry trends 2022

Chloe/Ulla Johnson

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From pretty pearls to sandy seashells, go au naturel with this chic and understated trend. Perfect for injecting that summery feeling into our everyday looks, keep it tonal and wear with neutral hues such as a cream tailored-two piece and warm tan accessories.

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woman&home thanks Rich Simmons, Styling Manager at Stitch Fix UK for his time and expertise.

Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.