Jewelry Trends to Watch for in 2022
This coming year, there are fine jewelry styles that are sure to grow in popularity. Below are jewelry trends to watch for in 2022 and to incorporate into your own personal look. Each trend is a contemporary take on classic designs, so it's sure to turn heads in the new year — but also last and be loved for a lifetime.
Stacking and layering multiple rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets is one of the most popular looks this coming year, as opposed to minimalist style. So when exploring each design, consider how they can work together to create a unique impression.
Which pieces will you choose and how will you mix and match them? Read on to discover the jewelry trends you’ll be coveting the most in 2022.
Perhaps the most sought-after style this coming year is stacked earrings. Earring stacks can be created in two different ways. For those with multiple piercings on each ear, it’s best to start with a drop earring or hoop in the lowest piercing, then add huggie hoops or studs as you move up.
For individuals with only one piercing, the stacked effect can be achieved by starting with an earring, hoop, or stud of choice, and then layering with cuffs higher up the ear. Starting with an ear arc and stacking cuffs further up is another way of creating daring, dramatic style.
Yellow Gold Bracelets
Yellow gold is considered a mainstay of all fine jewelry and is traditionally the most popular metal color. But for 2022, the more yellow gold you can pile up on your wrist, the better. Choose from a variety of cuffs, chains, and tennis bracelets to pair together on each arm in bangle-like fashion.
If the majority of your bracelets and jewelry are white or rose gold, don’t be afraid to mix in yellow gold. Stacking bracelets of varying metal colors creates a bold, eclectic style that’s perfect for the new year.
The perfect cascade of necklaces is a modern-yet-timeless look that can add instant refinement to everyday style or a special occasion. But for 2022, layering necklaces is less about varying chain lengths and more about mixing different necklace styles.
Solitaire necklaces pair perfectly with a more substantial medallion. Adding in more delicate pieces, such as Bezel Station Necklaces and solid gold chains, completes the look.
Consider mixing and matching diamond shapes as well when layering necklaces.
But think of ways to mix the pointed edges of Marquise or Pear-shaped diamonds with the sleek edges of an Emerald or Baguette-shaped diamond, or the curved form of a Round Brilliant or Oval-shaped diamond, for a cascade that is uniquely you.
Stacking multiple rings can be done in two separate ways — or a combination of the two. The first way to stack is to wear multiple rings on a single finger. This is particularly popular for those wearing an engagement ring. It has long been customary to wear your engagement ring with a wedding band, but recently, many are adding in a Mixed Cuff to the stack for added shine.
For those not wearing an engagement ring, mixing and matching Bezel rings with Tetrad and Mixed Cuff rings creates a similar effect. Another look growing in popularity is stacking Eternity or Infinity bands together for a truly dazzling display of diamonds.
The second way to wear multiple rings is to choose various styles and wear each one on a separate finger. Create balance by having a more substantial ring on one hand, with lighter rings stacked together on the other.
What to wear: Start with a Three Stone ring on your right hand, balanced out with a Tetrad ring and several Bezel rings on the left. For a single stack, consider starting with a Bezel ring and matching with a Mixed Cuff ring. Several Tetrads featuring different diamond shapes on multiple fingers is also a powerful look.
One of the most coveted looks for the coming year is a bold and dramatic hoop earring. The Illuminate Hoops or Connected Earrings in particular are perfect power pieces for the red carpet or special events.
Pavé Huggie Hoops and Bezel Drop Huggie Hoops are perhaps best for incorporating into an everyday look.
Bold hoops combined with the other 2022 trend of stacked earrings creates an unforgettable look that combines edge and elegance.
What to wear: Start with Illuminate Hoops in your lowest piercing, then add in double Pavé Huggie Hoops before completing the look with stacked diamond cuffs.
Explore VRAI Jewelry
While trends are a wonderful way of discovering new looks to add into your existing jewelry collection — or of starting out your collection with eye-catching designs — the look that is always in style is that of confidence and personal taste. Explore all fine jewelry featuring VRAI created diamonds and discover the designs that are meant just for you.
Celebrate your own personal beauty this year with looks that are true to who you are. And know that each design featuring diamonds sustainably created by VRAI and recycled solid gold is also true to your values.