While classic gold pieces aren’t going anywhere, here are the up and coming jewelry trends to set our sights on for 2023.
For most fashionistas, jewelry is often what makes and completes an outfit. A well-chosen piece of jewelry have the power to transform a casual outfit into a stylish work of art. However, like most of the fashion world, jewelry trends are often changing, and can be influenced by a variety of factors, including cultural and social influences and celebrity or influencer fashion choices.
In recent years, jewelry trends that have gained popularity include delicate and minimalist jewelry, unique statement pieces from artisanal jewelers, mixing and matching metals and styles, and the use of sustainable and ethically sourced materials.
In particular, the shift toward using jewelry as a personal self-expression has been a long time coming, with increasing demand for standout pieces that reflect shoppers’ personalities and interests. However, classic silver and gold pieces remain consistent in its popularity, not just as a fashion item but also a symbol of wealth. Here are some other trends to look out for in the world of jewelry.
Enamored by enamel: Jewelry brand are embracing enameling, with enamel’s bright, eye-catching color trend finding a new and improved variation in jewelry this year. Fashion insiders are loving this decorative coating technique, with items like ear cuffs and hoops being dressed up in enamel, while it also adds a bright, playful touch to rings, necklaces and bracelets.
Statement silver: After years of gold tones reigning the jewelry scene, with rose gold briefly stealing the show, it is now silver’s turn to strut down the fashion runways. Chunky silver necklaces, earrings and bangles are having a comeback, and mixing of metals is also highly encouraged. Because it is so affordable and versatile, silver jewelry can be made into a wide range of designs and styles, and is often used for everyday wear.
It’s a pearl world: Pearls have been reigning on the jewelry scene for quite some time, as it is such a classic look. Whether worn in necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, this season’s trending pearls comes with a modern and contemporary edge. Thinly beaded pearl necklaces for instance, are the perfect addition for today’s layering trend. Whether you’re stacking multiple strands of the same beads, mixing and matching, or just letting a singular strand speak for itself, classic and elegant pearls are here to stay.
Still a girl’s best friend: Everyone’s favorite gemstone, diamonds are a classic and timeless gemstone that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and can be set in a variety of metals. New generations of conflict-free and environmentally kinder lab-grown diamonds are also becoming increasingly popular as eco-conscious consumers are more open to the stones now, and brands are becoming more creative about what it is possible to do in a lab.
Precious platinum: Due to its luxurious and durable nature, platinum is a metal that is often used in engagement rings and wedding bands. More expensive than gold and silver, its rarity and durability makes it a still highly sought after jewelry. Many consumers see platinum as synonymous with love and diamonds, which makes it a piece of emotional significance. Jewelers are also seeing a growing trend of men buying platinum chains and bracelets.
Bold cuffs: Cuff Jewelry worn at the wrist or higher up on the arm are a favorite style for 2023. Oversized or dainty and slim, cuff bracelets, also sometimes known as bicep bracelets, arm cuffs, armlets, or armbands, are proving themselves to be the easiest way to elevate any look. The silhouette is often just a thick, arched curve but it will make the wearer stand out on any occasion. Cuff jewelry are also usually adjustable which means it can be worn in multiple ways.
Colored gemstone: Modern customers want something that’s different and personal, and here are where colored gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies shine. They can be used in a variety of settings and styles, and can be paired with other stones or metals for a unique and personalized look. Colored gemstones are also in demand to add a fun spark to outfits after the gloom of the pandemic.
Personalized jewelry: In 2023, we may see more designers and brands offering customized options as personalized jewelry becomes more popular. From monogrammed necklaces to birthstone rings and engraved bracelets, personalized jewelry is a meaningful and sentimental way for shoppers to express their personality and style.
The good news for jewelry stores is that jewelry trends tend to stick around longer than those of other fashion items. Overall, there is a growing need for fun and functional styles that can be worn daily, as well as bright and modern pieces that shows off one’s personality.
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