Jewelry is more than just stunning accessories to your wardrobe and favorite outfits. Jewelry is a form of self-expression, one that sublimely portrays who you are to the world in a unique, mesmerizing, and artistic way.
This isn’t a new phenomenon or idea, either. Jewelry has done such– and plenty more– for centuries. Archeological discoveries found early albeit crude pieces that were worn by the Cro-Magnons, which were early homo sapiens. They supposedly wore pieces made of stones, teeth, and bone, among other objects.
The history of jewelry doesn’t stop there. Amulets were discovered in modern-day Iran and stem back to 3,000 BC. The ancient Egyptians wore gaudy amulets, too, among many other jeweled pieces, which included beads and gemstones. The Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusades– all were constantly bejeweled.
Having said all of this, it can be argued that creating and following trends in jewelry is an innate human trait. Even in the modern day, trends appeal to us and we thoroughly enjoy keeping up with them. Without further ado, here are seven of the top jewelry trends of 2022 that you should be aware of.
One classic example of a jewelry piece that is easy to love and timeless is the diamond tennis necklace. This necklace is described as being a single strand of diamonds that circle the entire neck on either a gold or platinum chain.
They have been around since the 1920s, but these necklaces didn’t become popular until the 1978 US Open where Chris Evert lost a line diamond bracelet during her match. Since then, tennis necklaces have been an integral part of jewelry fashion– and don’t seem to be losing steam any time soon.
One trend that has undeniably become exceptionally popular this year is body chains. Body chains are essentially what their name implies: chains that are worn around the body. These typically fall somewhere in the midriff region, usually wrapped around the waist and even sometimes being strewn from the neckline down the chest.
Body chains are excellent additions for nearly any outfit, but especially those that involve crop tops, two-piece bathing suits, or other garments where part of the torso/waist is exposed. It adds depth to your look while adding a tantalizing aspect to nearly any outfit.
It’s not just tennis necklaces that have captivated millions around the world– tennis bracelets have done the same. Tennis bracelets have very similar constructions and look like these necklaces, but they simply appear on the wrist. These became popular by Chris Evert at the same time as tennis necklaces did! While they became beloved in the 80s, they remain so today.
4.Bold and Classic Rings
Bold rings are huge in the fashion industry now, especially those of eye-popping colors. The gaudier, the better, fashion experts claim. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any room available for classic and fine rings.
In fact, these are encouraged, especially when they are worn in tandem with bold rings. The vibrancy and size of the large rings sublimely offset the refined and elegant appearance of diamond, and gold rings– and vice versa! Don’t be afraid to bedazzle your fingers, as “the more the merrier” is currently in and welcomed.
The ancient Egyptians would like this trend if we could be so bold as to assume so, as they were the first ones to wear them: cuffs. Cuffs can be worn anywhere on your arms, from top to bottom. These can be bulky or thin and reserved, made of the finest materials, or made of chunky, rather affordable components.
Regardless of what they’re made of or their width, you should ensure that they tightly yet comfortably fit your arm. You don’t want these continuously falling while you’re out and about, of course.
You can wear these with anything that doesn’t have long sleeves, including summer dresses, short sleeve crop tops, tank tops, and more!
6.Personalized Necklaces (Zodiac Signs, Birthstones, etc.)
Personalized necklaces of varying degrees have exploded in popularity in the last couple of years. We’re talking about those that include fine birthstones, are relevant to the wearer’s zodiac sign, and their initials. These add a unique personal touch to any outfit you choose, idyllically highlighting what you’re passionate about and who you are as an individual while complementing your outfit.
Links have truly taken off– and even beyond the typical jewelry pieces! Yes, they can be shown off in favorite necklaces, bracelets, rings, cuffs, and earrings, but they also are appearing a whole lot on other accessories, like bags and shoes.
And there you have it: just 7 popular jewelry trends in 2022. When you are on the lookout for refreshing or drastically improving your jewelry collection, trust in us here at Korman Fine Jewelry to make it happen. We have only the finest of jewelry, crafted by professionals and made to fit your sense of style with grace, and are proud to supply you with jewelry you’ll love for years to come.