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10 Top Jewelry Trends 2024: What to Wear and How to Buy

Alicia Briggs | September 24, 2023

This coming year, certain fine jewelry styles are sure to grow in popularity. Below, we cover the top 2024 jewelry trends to watch for and how to buy them. Each trend is a contemporary take on a classic design. While these looks are sure to turn heads in the new year, they’re also made to last and can be worn for a lifetime.

Trending jewelry in 2024 is expected to continue to pay homage to eras past while looking forward to a brighter future. Fine jewelry with lab-grown diamonds, custom diamonds and engagement rings, bold gold, and 90s-inspired chokers are just a few of the most popular looks this coming year.

Discover our top fine jewelry pieces featuring VRAI created diamonds for 2024. Use this guide to inspire your holiday gift selection or update your collection.

What Are the Top Jewelry Trends in 2023?

2023 saw a large Y2K influence with a splash of late-sixties mod. Some of the top jewelry trends in 2023 included retro flowers, bright colors, two-tone designs, chunky and stacked rings, and thick chains.

Midway through 2023, and anticipated to continue through 2024, quiet luxury jewelry skyrocketed in popularity. Minimalist designs, natural pearls, timeless layered necklaces, luxury products without brand logos, and heirloom-inspired statement rings saw a rise in popularity this year as part of this trend.

The 10 Most Anticipated Jewelry Trends for 2024

In 2024, jewelry trends will further emphasize the bespoke, heirloom feel of vintage jewelry while incorporating contemporary yet functional silhouettes.

VRAI Sustainable Jewelry

1. Sustainably Created Diamonds for Jewelry

Perhaps the most important jewelry trend of 2024 is the continued demand for jewelry that appeals to the environmentally conscious. In 2024, more and more consumers will seek out fine jewelry that is more environmentally friendly. This means jewelry made from premium recycled materials and through a supply chain that avoids human toll. Lab-grown diamonds are becoming increasingly sought after as jewelry shoppers continue to opt out of supporting the mined diamond industry.

What to Buy:

VRAI fine jewelry is the first fine jewelry brand using Carbon Neutral Certified lab-grown diamonds. The pinnacle of sustainable luxury, VRAI fine jewelry is made from recycled solid gold. Our diamond jewelry features VRAI created diamonds that are grown in the world’s first zero-emission foundry. Each piece of jewelry you buy from VRAI will align with your values and last a lifetime.

Crown and Petal Inspired Rings

2. Nature-Inspired & Floral Jewelry

The Edwardian era is currently influencing fashion in a big way with intricate floral detailing and nature-inspired shapes taking center stage. Nature-inspired jewelry uses expert craftsmanship to imitate patterns, shapes, and designs naturally found in nature or flowers.

Instead of bold 60s flowers in 2023, 2024 will showcase more subtle, complex floral or petal detailing in rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.

What to Buy:

If you’re looking for an engagement ring, consider VRAI’s collection of Floral Engagement Rings. For a wedding band or a spectacular stacking ring, The Dew Drop Crown Band or The Petal Crown Band spotlight stunning petal detailing. For everyday floral jewelry, the Style Me Pretty Collection has just what you need. Each piece imitates floral shapes through cluster diamonds to update any look.

Mixed Drop Earring

3. Statement Dangle Earrings

Statement earrings have been in vogue for years now, particularly bold hoops. Now, dangle and drop earrings are having a moment. These timeless earring styles have always endured, but in 2024, statement dangle earrings are going to be front and center. These diamond-forward designs have an elegance that’s perfect for special occasions, but they can still be worn in everyday settings.

What to Buy:

For unique, diamond-forward tastes, consider diamond drop earrings, like the Del Sol Drop Earring. Designs like the Linked Tennis Earring, or Duo Dangle Earring, offer a slightly more subtle yet contemporary look.

Art Deco Bezel Tennis Bracelet

4. Art Deco Bold Gold

Yellow gold has been trending for years, but 2024 will embrace the “bold gold” opulence of the Art Deco era. Art Deco jewelry features designs inspired by the 1920s and 1930s. Think sleek, clean lines, geometric patterns, and bold accents, patterns, or gold. Prioritize angular diamond shapes set in gold and contrasting designs.

What to Buy:

Pieces that highlight or mix diamond shapes like VRAI’s Mixed Shape Bracelet or Baguette Tennis Bracelet embody the Art Deco era. Yellow gold or rose will particularly pop against the diamonds. Additionally, our innovative and angular VRAI V Collection perfectly represents Art Deco Bold Gold.

Hexagon diamond necklace

5. Bespoke Diamond Jewelry

Customized, one-of-a-kind products have become the norm and diamond jewelry is no exception in 2024. Retailers like VRAI are now offering truly unique and personalized diamond cuts. Shoppers are seeking bespoke and heirloom diamond pieces, like brooches, hairpins, necklaces, or rings, that you can typically only find second-hand. In 2024, shoppers can now create their own vintage-inspired jewelry featuring custom diamonds.

What to Buy:

All VRAI fine jewelry is made-to-order, but you can also use our custom design process to create your own Solitaire Necklace or Solitaire Studs. For a truly bespoke piece of diamond jewelry, however, choose a Cut for You ™ VRAI created diamond. First, select your specific diamond cut. Then, our master craftsman will cut a rough lab-grown diamond to your exact preferences and set it in your desired jewelry design.

Bezel Necklaces

6. Functional & Contemporary Silhouettes

The principles of quiet luxury that exploded in 2023 have shifted the focus from minimalism to timeless functionality. In 2024, we’ll see increasingly versatile, functional jewelry designs with contemporary silhouettes. Expect to see jewelry essentials, like pendants, chain bracelets, and stud earrings, with an updated, unique twist.

What to Buy:

The VRAI V Collection features innovative, daring reimaginations of classic designs, including open-cuff bangles and V-shaped stud earrings. VRAI’S Bezel Essentials personify functionality, versatility, and minimalism. Each jewelry staple is set in a sleek, 14k gold bezel setting. Finally, VRAI’s Solitaire Classics include modern reinterpretations of timeless diamond jewelry essentials.

Medallion Necklace

7. Intricate Embellishments

In 2024, you’ll notice intricate embellishments and patterns that pay homage to the Edwardian and Romantic Periods. Today’s jewelry embellishments have a contemporary twist with details that appear subtle until examined closer. Tiny, thoughtful detailing, texture, or a curved design make a classic piece stand out. White gold or fancy-shaped diamonds will emphasize the femininity of these details.

What to Buy:

Look for designs with pavé set diamonds, like our Pavé studs, or a Halo setting, such as our Halo Pendant. Intricately detailed designs, like the Medallion Necklace, embody this trend. Embellished bands like The Rope Band or cluster rings, also stand out.

Multi Row Ring

8. Multi-Row Rings

Stacking rings have remained in style for years, but in 2024, you’re also going to see multi-row rings. Multi-row rings are one ring containing multiple bands. They imitate ring stacking in one design. Multi-row rings can be sleek and subtle, or bold and chunky - the perfect accessory for adding unique expression.

What to Buy:

VRAI’s multi-row rings include our Multi Row Pavé Ring. Another design that incorporates this trend is our open-cuff Orion Ring. It creates the illusion of two bands stacked on top of each other.

Ceramic Silver Jewelry

9. Color Accents & Contrasting Colors

2023’s colorful Barbiecore is expected to continue and the colorblocking from the early 2010s has begun. In 2024, expect to see more jewelry featuring colored diamonds, two-tone or contrasting colors. You can layer or stack pieces with different metals to create color blocking. For a subtle color accent, choose one colored diamond or gem to contrast neutral jewelry tones.

What to Buy:

Consider adding pink diamonds to VRAI jewelry for a bold color accent. VRAI’s Aura Ceramic Solitaire necklace, studs, and rings add a colorful ceramic halo to solitaire diamond designs.

Tennis Gold Diamond Choker

10. 90s Inspired Bangles & Chokers

The 90s continue to influence our jewelry choices in 2024. A contemporary take on bangles and chokers will be a mainstay in everyone’s jewelry collection with one primary difference - the materials. In the late 90s and early 2000s, chokers and bangles were primarily made from plastic. In 2024, you’ll see chokers and bangles made from premium, durable materials such as 14k gold. This ensures these designs will last - just like this trend has.

What to Buy:

VRAI’S 14k V Double Row Bangle provides a bold yet timeless take on the bangle. Our Perennial Cuff blends two of 2024’s top jewelry trends: bangles and floral detailing. For an updated take on the 90s choker, consider our Tennis Choker.

How to Buy Fine Jewelry Gifts for 2024

If you’re searching for holiday gifts for your loved ones, consider these fine jewelry pieces for a gift that's timely yet timeless.

When buying jewelry for a loved one, first consider their style and what jewelry they already wear. Their style helps determine what type of jewelry they like (white gold, bold, minimalist), while the jewelry they wear informs you of the kind of jewelry they favor (rings, bracelets, etc.)

Then, explore VRAI’s online inventory of fine jewelry. Keep their preferences in mind, as you look for pieces that represent them.

If you need assistance, book a complimentary appointment with a VRAI diamond expert. They can help you select the perfect fine jewelry gift for your loved one.

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