Layer Up, Kids—2022’s Top Jewelry Trends Are Here

Layer Up, Kids—2022’s Top Jewelry Trends Are Here
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Spring always inspires me to revamp my wardrobe and that includes my jewelry staples. I tend to pick a few more expensive pieces of jewelry and wear them for months without taking them off. Because of my long-time commitment to jewelry I end up gravitating towards timeless pieces but recently, the spring jewelry trends for 2022 have caught my eye.

Suddenly, I’m interested in switching out my classic gold jewelry for understated silver. Even better, I’ll wear them both at once and be the girl that rocks mixed metals. For special occasions, I’m planning on experimenting with floral texture and pops of color. Spring fashion trends keep getting brighter and brighter so it’s no surprise that jewelry is headed in the same direction.

From blingy choker neckalces (yep, they’re back again) inspired by Olivia Rodrigo’s Grammys look to Old Hollywood drop earrings, there are plenty of pieces to up your accessory game. Below, read on for the scoop on the top spring jewelry trends for 2022, plus a few of our favorite must-shops.

Silver Staples

All that glitters, is silver? In case you missed it, silver is the new it metal for everyday wear. Silver jewelry has the same classic feel as gold but creates more of an edgy, elevated look. If most of your staple jewelry is gold, consider mixing metals and layering on some silver rings, bracelets or necklaces to make your look more impactful.

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Courtesy of Mejuri.

Duet Ring

This double layered ring from Mejuri is simple yet eye catching with the two bands. The bands are two different widths so it will create a contouring effect on your finger. It’s sure to catch the light across the dinner table at a night out.


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Courtesy of John Hardy.

Bamboo Twisted Hoop Earring

If you already wear hoop earrings everyday, this twisted silver bamboo pair is an easy way to give your signature look an upgrade. Silver looks particularly great against a plain ribbed tank top or with a classic black blazer.

Flower Power

Florals are obviously in for spring and that extends to your jewelry too. Floral earrings, necklaces and rings are having a resurgence, giving some much needed flower power to all of your spring looks. I love that this trend can be worn delicately in a “freshly picked” way or have more of a ’70s maximalism-retro look.

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Courtesy Stella + Ruby.

Chiffon Petal Hoop Earrings

This pair of soft pink petal hoops is so pretty. Pair it with a silk slip dress and a low bun for a warm night out on the town.


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Courtesy of Lele Sadoughi.

Small Crystal Lily Earrings

What’s better than being bought flowers? Being bought these crystal lily earrings. These studs are a unique shade of mint and will add a subtle pop of color to your look.

Cue the Color

Moschino’s pastel SS22 runway showed models wearing chunky colored chains and charms that looked more like baby toys than accessories. A good gold or silver piece still has its place, but any time you can lean into color this season, it’s a safe bet you won’t regret it.

 

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Courtesy of Swarovski.

Dulcis Cocktail Ring

Swarovski has been killing the colorful cocktail ring game as of late. This piece has been on my mind for months.


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Courtesy of Bauble Bar.

Tapa 18k Gold Vermeil Earrings

A pop of color can go a long way. This pair of safety pin earrings feature spring’s hottest shade, hot pink of course.

 

Delicate Drops

The red carpet fashion from awards season always inspires new jewelry purchases and a popular look so far this year has been drop earrings. Drop earrings are a timeless and elegant way to add sparkle to your look. As the red carpet implies, they are especially good for special occasions. Take a hint from Hollywood’s A-list and incorporate the look into your wedding guest attire this spring and summer.

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Courtesy of BP.

Crystal Linear Drop Earrings

For just $12, this pair of crystal drop earrings look a lot more expensive than they actually are. This is a great way to participate in the trend if you’re not ready to invest in a more serious pair.


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Courtesy of Nordstrom.

Cubic Zirconia Drop Earrings

Drop earrings can also be worn as everyday jewelry. This sparkly pair will add bling to your look without looking too formal.

 

Blingy Chokers

You know those thin gold chains you’ve been layering? Time to take ’em off and swap for one major statement-maker. Blingy, chunky chokers are all the rage, a major upgrade from the black velvet ones we all thought were chic in college. Think costume glamour, but styled for everyday shenanigans.

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Courtesy of Short and Suite.

Crystal Choker

This season’s gold chains require a little extra flair. Go for a chunky chain choker with a statement pendant like this gem stone.


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Courtesy of Joomi Lim.

Choker with Crystal Flower Center

If you’re dressing up for a fancy night out, skip the statement earrings and leave the glitz to your choker. This sparkly Joomi Lim number is certainly not for the subtle.

New Nameplates

Names, initials, zodiac signs and lucky numbers are officially the cool new accessories of the moment. Think Bella Hadid in her Dilara Findıkoğlu Anne Boleyn-inspired B choker. Go for a personalized piece with either a timeless charm (Did your Mom buy that for you?) or a super of-the-moment twist (TikTok made you buy it!).

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Courtesy of VictoriaMinimalist/Etsy.

Carrie Font Name Necklace

If you want a classic, old-school nameplate a la Carrie Bradshaw, I highly recommend snagging a custom piece for a steal via Etsy.

 

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Courtesy of Frasier Sterling.

Custom Pearl Princess Necklace

Oh, you’d rather go bold? Frasier Sterling has tons of Gen-Z approved letter and name pieces, like this eye-catching pearl piece.

 

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