If you are wondering which trends will continue to go forward for 2022, what you should still invest in for yourself after your holiday gifts are purchased, here is an overview of the trends which I featured here throughout 2021 and some dating back to 2020, which will continue to evolve for 2022.
Tales of Talisman
Designer keep adding new charms and medallions with meaning to their jewelry arsenal. Jewelry that represents everything from spiritual to sentimental to pieces that are connected to guidance, strength, luck, love and project continue to take shape in different incarnations and distinctive designer’s collections.
Fancy cut diamonds and gemstones mixed into one piece of jewelry stole the sparkle throughout 2021 and evolve into all categories of jewelry for 2022.
Chains are not slowing down—even with gold going up. They are still statement making, buttery yellow gold with a nod toward old watch fob chains and seventies style rectangular elongated chains with a beautiful hand and weight.
Front facing hoops reigned supreme from the red carpet to design studios in diamonds or colored gemstones or a mix of both. They continue to be a key direction as we head into the new year in different cuts of stones or different colors mixed together.
Rivière in French means river which in the 19th century translated into river of gems. These necklaces have been popular from the 1800s on in a variety of incarnations. Today they are worn two or more at a time, sometimes with a pendant necklace. Two proponents of the modern day wearing of rivière in multiples are Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker in real life and in the reboot of SATC. They also look stunning when worn alone and contemporary versions are often called eternity necklaces as the stones go all the way around the necklace.
Walking the Line
The bracelet once called the line bracelet in the 1920s with its row of diamonds and or gemstones was popular all throughout the 20th century in different settings and size and cuts of gemstones. It wasn’t until Chris Evert lost hers on the court in 1978 during a match that the bracelet received the moniker that still describes it today—the tennis bracelet. Versions over the last few years are more daring in the mix of cuts, bolo closures and settings. It’s a piece of jewelry, whatever your style that should work into your daily rotation.
From healing gems to styles that look like the ‘love beads’ of the ‘70s, beads are back and more popular than ever in different sizes, shapes colors and cuts. You can wear them layered with other necklaces or alone with a pendant for a statement look.
She Wore Colors Everywhere
Color is the strongest trend and has been for the past three or so years. It just keeps getting bolder, more vibrant and optimistic as we look towards a brighter future.
Want To Dish
Trinket trays have fast become as powerful a statement as the jewelry you will stash in them. They started off as decorative ashtrays, small bowls for salt and other condiments, desert plates and even the bottom of antique T-cups to put rings and necklaces in so they wouldn’t get lost while washing your hands or showering. But savvy artists and designers are building out their branding by creating their own trays in collaboration with artists like Sketch NYC’s Lisa Bayer. You can store your daily pieces so you can grab them and go or display them as objects of art inside the intricately designed trays.