While we love a classic Mid Century Modern look, of course we also have to pay some attention to what’s trending. We’ve put together the top 10 pieces of jewelry that are trending in 2021 to 2022. This year, the top jewelry trends can be described as some standard classics mixed with a modern twist.
This is jewelry you’ll see trending on the runway, in fashion magazines, worn by models, and promoted by media influencers. What do you think of the designs that are trending in jewelry in 2021?
Statement Earrings and Necklaces
It only makes sense that statement earrings and necklaces are trending in 2021. These show-stopping pieces will dress up any outfit as well as give some sparkle and shine to any look. Not to mention, making a statement with earrings and necklaces feels great, giving a confidence boost to anyone in 2021 and beyond.
There are a few types of statement earrings and statement necklaces that are trending in 2021 thru 2022.
Necklaces with chains, charms, lockets, and pendants are all big mentions in the top trending jewelry of 2021. Earrings that dangle with chains, swarovski crystals, and have a touch of bling are also headed down the runways and being presented in the jewelry display cases.
Statement jewelry is a broad category that encompasses many designs, so experiment with different kinds of statement jewelry to see what works for you.
Charm Necklaces and Charm Bracelets
Speaking of jewelry that makes a statement, charm necklaces and bracelets are trending in jewelry for 2021. This is the type of jewelry that can be customized for anyone, no matter your style preferences.
First, you start with a blank canvas: choose a silver bracelet or necklace chain to begin building your own custom necklace or bracelet. Then, select the charms that speak to you and represent the different things in your life. There are virtually no limits to the types of charms you can select from! Then, wear your charm jewelry and send your unique message out into the world.
We specialize in creating personalized stainless steel charm necklaces and charm bracelets that are fun, colorful, and charming.
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Locket necklaces are classics that are coming back with a modern twist in 2021 through 2022. Customized with personalized engraved messages with space for a special photo, locket necklaces are both sentimental and fashionable.
Since lockets hold a photo, they’re generally considered to be sentimental pieces of jewelry representing love for the person or people pictured. People can also print out pictures representing their goals or favorite memories and add them to their locket necklaces.
Some modern locket necklaces even have hidden images that need to be held up to light to view, giving a modern twist to this classic piece.
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Pendant necklaces are classic pieces that are trending for the modern wearer in 2021. Pendant jewelry originated in the Stone Age, where natural objects were worn as talismans. Today, pendant necklaces are still commonly worn.
Pendants can be made of metal, gemstones, wood, and virtually any other natural or synthetic material and shaped into meaningful or decorative shapes.
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Novelty Shaped Jewelry
Novelty shapes in jewelry are trending in 2021, and boy do we know about fun and expressive shapes that are so much fun to wear. Charm bracelets, charm necklaces, and charm earrings with novelty shapes give you endless options to express the things you love in life. Whether it’s a storybook fairy tale, seasonal motifs, a favorite animal, or travel mementos, charm jewelry can represent it all.
Novelty shaped custom charm jewelry is popular in 2021 because since it’s personalized just for you, you can mix and match any shapes and designs that you wish.
While all metals have their popular seasons, the metal of choice in the second half of 2021 is still silver. And we can imagine why… Silver jewelry has so many fine features. Silver jewelry is timeless and classic, and metals like stainless steel make silver jewelry long-lasting, durable, and beautiful.
While plated metals can quickly tarnish, silver like stainless steel is non-tarnish and also surprisingly lightweight, making it an ideal choice for bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. It’s no surprise that silver jewelry is trending in 2021 and certainly for years beyond.
Ah, another beautiful classic element in jewelry: the pearl. Freshwater pearls are beautiful and affordable for the everyday jewelry lover. Although pearls have been a classic for many decades, pearls are trending in jewelry in 2021. But instead of a full-strand pearl necklace, women are opting for more unique designs in their pearl jewelry.
There are many different types of pearls. And pearl statement jewelry can come in a variety of colors, shapes, and mix and match elements. On a charm necklace, freshwater pearls give an ultra feminine look that is soft and lovely. Some pearl necklace wearers are leaving the full strands of pearls for more minimal designs that incorporate pearls.
Chain Link Jewelry
While in previous years and seasons we saw minimalist chain link designs prevail, in 2021 we’re looking at chunkier chains in trending jewelry. Chunky chain link jewelry that makes a statement and chain link jewelry with gemstones and charms is trending for 2021.
Chain link necklaces and bracelets are amazing investment pieces for 2021, and they’ll continue to be in style throughout the years. If we look at the history of chain link jewelry, chain links were created as early as 2500 BC. It’s safe to say that the chain link jewelry trend isn’t going anywhere.
Worn as a single chain or in layers, chain necklaces are definitely trending. Whether you wear one chunkier chain necklace as a standalone piece, or you combine layered chain necklaces of various weights, you’ll certainly be on the current trend.
Birthstones are a classic element with colorful expressions in jewelry. In fact, the first birthstones used in jewelry can be traced back to Biblical times, as well as in Hindu traditions from the fifth century. Birthstone jewelry has been meaningful and symbolic for centuries, and it’s still full of meaning and symbolism today.
Birthstone jewelry is trending in 2021. Birthstones give a personal touch to women’s jewelry, representing a woman’s birth month as well as the birth months of their children or family members. Birthstones are colorful, beautiful, and meaningful with a rich history, so it makes perfect sense that birthstone jewelry is trending in 2021.
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Personal, Bespoke Jewelry
People everywhere are looking to put some personal touches on their jewelry in 2021. From Zodiac sign designs to birthstones to custom engravings, personal jewelry is so on trend for 2021. Whether it’s on a pendant necklace or a charm bracelet, pieces that are meaningful to the person wearing it are on trend.
It appears that personal details and bespoke designs are more important than mass-produced designs to the modern jewelry wearer. Not only does bespoke jewelry mean more in terms of symbolism, material, color, and design, but it means that your jewelry is uniquely created to express you as the individual and not the masses.
Personalized jewelry makes a great gift for a special person in your life who isn’t like all the rest. Bespoke jewelry is for the woman that stands out, who is on her unique path and who expresses herself in her own unique way.
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