Cross Jewelry, Nameplate Necklaces, & Stacked Rings: Our Favorite Jewelry Trends of 2022
2022 has been a year filled with so many interesting and exciting jewelry trends. We’ve loved seeing new ways to wear classic pieces, comeback styles from decades ago, and creative ways to incorporate your unique personality into your jewelry. From cross jewelry to layered necklaces, we’ve been loving the myriad of ways you can wear these styles. If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the end of the year, or if you want to treat yourself to something new, here are some fun and dynamic jewelry trends to shop for:
Carrie Bradshaw, one of television’s favorite fashionistas, rocked the nameplate necklace trend on Sex and the City. The “Carrie” necklace was a signature piece and it became an iconic plot point in the season finale (no spoilers). The nameplate necklace trend came back in full force this year, and with good reason: the style is perfectly personalized. With a scrawled autograph design, custom nameplate necklaces give an intentional and casual vibe. You can get one with your nickname, your partner’s name, a date, or anything else you can think of — the beauty of a custom piece is that it’s designed specifically for you.
Stacked Dainty Rings
Looking for a great way to straddle the line between elegant and playful? Pile several dainty rings on your fingers at the same time. Stacking rings combines the best of minimalism and maximalism; wearing a lot of small and simple pieces can make a strong statement. Adding a variety of stackable rings to your collection can amp up your accessory game with very little effort. You can go geometric, gem-studded, bold, or inspired by nature, and mix and match to create the perfect stacked look. Find a few favorites and play around with the combinations you can make.
Cross jewelry certainly isn’t new for 2022, but this timeless trend reappears in jewelry everywhere year after year. People have worn cross jewelry for centuries as an indicator of Christian faith, and its straightforward and easily recognizable design makes it a versatile modern trend. It’s both reverent and stylish, and a perfect blend of delicate and expressive styles. The cross is most often worn as a pendant necklace, but there are really inventive ways to include crosses into rings, bracelets, and earrings, too.
What’s better than a cute minimalist necklace? You guessed it: two cute minimalist necklaces. The layered necklace trend has taken over this year, and it makes us wonder why we haven’t always been wearing all of our favorite necklaces at once. Go with two, three, four, or more necklaces to pull together a stunning (but basically effortless) look. The best part is that the necklace combinations you can make are endless; with just a few pieces, you can create tons of different looks depending on the occasion or your mood. Pair a paperclip chain with a pendant necklace for a simple, minimalist look, or combine a choker with this diamond station necklace to make a sleek statement. If you’re feeling spunky, think outside the box by matching beads, colorful enamel, and eccentric charms in the same layered look.
While astrology has been around for centuries, it’s been on the rise in recent years, especially with the millennial and Gen Z crowds. While identifying with your sun sign is the new cultural fad, astrology is more than just reading your horoscope. Many people turn to astrology to understand their emotions, make sense of their circumstances, and direct their lives based on the messages in the stars. Like with most spiritual jewelry, wearing a symbol of your belief can be a way to express your identity and also to remind yourself of what you believe in, providing a sense of grounding. This year, many jewelry designers have been inspired to include zodiac signs into their pieces. Find your sign or gift astrological jewelry to someone you love; not only is the jewelry meaningful — it’s also really pretty.
You don’t have to wait for spring to enjoy flowers. In fact, when they’re made of diamonds, they’re evergreen. Floral jewelry will help you wear the hopeful feeling of springtime all year ‘round to remind you of brighter days (and when it gets dark at 4 PM in the winter, don’t mind if we do). Floral jewelry is lighthearted and lovely, and it made a big splash in 2022. Wearing a diamond flower pendant necklace or a pair of sparkly clover earrings can give your look a little levity when you need some extra pep in your step.
These jewelry trends were so much fun to wear, style, and follow this year. And the best part? They’re not going anywhere. Have fun shopping these trends through the new year, and you can count on us to keep you posted on all the new 2023 styles that emerge. Browse our collections to find your new favorite pieces to add to your jewelry box!