After the drab work-from-home outfits of the last couple of years, people are ready to get dressed up once again and enjoy the process of adorning themselves with their finest jewellery. Jewellery has the ability to spark joy and add an element of playfulness to an outfit, and while there’s no denying that jewellery trends move more slowly than fashion, 2022 has seen a shift towards the more colourful and interesting pieces. These are the jewellery trends to take note of this summer.
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Vibrant colours with splashes of rich jewel tones add a splash of energy to your outfit and create interest and fun to whatever you’re wearing. Coined ‘dopamine dressing’, it’s the act of going bold and bright with your jewellery (and the rest of your outfit, if you so desire) without limitations.
Whether you’re adding bright enamels, gorgeous gemstones or powerful pendants that really make a statement, with dopamine dressing, you have full permission to get creative without holding back on the colour. It’s a trend that’s guaranteed to make you smile and one which brands such as Pascale Monvoisin and Sydney Evan have adopted for the upcoming season.
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There’s no doubt that conscious consumerism is high on the priority list for so many shoppers now, whether it’s food, fashion or now jewellery. Consumers are feeling the pressure to make wiser decisions about their purchases, and their accessories are no exception. From ethical gemstones to sustainable engagement rings, customers want to know where their jewellery is coming from and have transparency for their purchases.
There’s also the option to go vintage with jewellery pieces, for items that not only have a more sustainable stance but also tell a story. It’s expected that by 2025, an estimated 20-30% of global fine jewellery sales will be influenced by sustainability, whether it’s ethical sourcing or the environmental impact of the item.
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If the ‘70s and ‘80s taught us anything about jewellery, it’s the bigger, the better. Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2022 trends highlighted a desire for bold jewellery, rejecting the more delicate minimalist pieces in favour of unapologetic statement items. Big-ticket statement jewellery is something we’ll see a lot more of over the next season, from colourful earrings and sculptural rings to large pendant necklaces and chunky chains.
If you’re intimidated by the prospect of overdoing it, pick one item and go bold with it, such as a maximalist pair of earrings or a bright jewel-toned necklace, while keeping everything else in your outfit more subtle.
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In 2022, there are no rules when it comes to mixing gold with silver, or rose gold with platinum – this season, you can go in whichever direction you like with your jewellery and still be on trend. The mixed metal trend is a popular one this year, whether that’s layering items on top of one another or wearing a single two-tone piece.
This more is more approach is great for people who can’t decide which metal they prefer to wear, as you can mix and match as many styles as you like without feeling like it’s over the top. Why not pair a simple gold chain with a pair of silver earrings, or layer up multiple bangles and bracelets in different tones?
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Personalised jewellery is a wonderful gift and it’s something that you can treasure for a lifetime. From birthstones and zodiac signs to initials or names of loved ones, sentimental jewellery makes for a great conversation starter and, as a subtle item, it will go with any outfit. It’s about finding items that really resonate with you or have a story to tell, such as an item that was gifted to you for a special occasion or for a big birthday celebration, or maybe it’s an item that you picked up with someone you love and that reminds you of that day and the person.
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Chic signet rings
The signet ring is a classic for a reason, and this season we’re likely to see many more of them adorning hands of men and women, whether it’s classic gold rings or personalised items that have been customised with zodiac signs, initials or birthstones. Signet rings are the ideal way to play around with a trend – they’re subtle enough to be discreet but still on trend if you want to add a touch of glamour and style to your outfit. Why not merge trends and choose a signet ring with a sentimental motif on it for an emotional item that captures two trends at once?
Jewellery is such a wonderful way to enhance any outfit and make it unique, putting your own spin on the trends and creating something that’s truly special to you. This season, get creative with mixed metals, personalised pendants and rich jewel tones for a look that’s not only on trend but playful and packed with character.
The common thread between this summer’s trends is personalisation and fun – designers are reacting to the past couple of years and letting loose with colour, shape and layering. For customers, there’s the opportunity to really let the imagination run wild and enjoy experimenting with different items of jewellery, either with statement pieces that push you out of your comfort zone or with mixing different pieces for an original take on a trend.
If you’re looking for inspiration, why not browse our selection of vintage pieces, gemstone jewellery and one-off items? Or if you’re in need of some advice, contact our team and we’d be delighted to assist you.