Major jewelry trends With the arrival of each new year, we ask ourselves, what trends will the new season bring? We collected and selected the most outstanding jewelry trends for 2023. It's Paola de Luca's vision -Trendvision Jewellery + Forecaster co-creator - that all trends are a natural evolution of past and ongoing trends. Micro trends are short-lived popular trends, but these are rarely seen in fine jewelry, so we’ll bring you the most significant trends in jewelry only.
Colourful pink bracelet from Kelly Xie Fine Jewelry.
Some designers don’t even think about gender at all. Take the American jewelry designer Chris Ploof. For him it’s all about the artisanal technique and the idea, yet never about gender. In fine jewelry we see the same trend: diamonds and pearls paired with gold or silver create a versatile look for an on-the-go lifestyle, worn by both women and men. This trend isn’t just about gender but includes cultural- (think of Afrofuturism) and age fluidity. It’s a celebration of diversity and inclusivity. The cultural fluidity is seen in trends that celebrate ancient symbols from Egypt, India, or Africa, in a modern interpretation. Fluidity also applies to futuristic, sleek jewelry or, in a more extreme form, body-morphing jewelry.
“Glow in the dark” - ring from Chris Ploof.
Peggy Grosz, senior VP of Assael, notices that pearls aren’t just worn by men in the artistic or with a non-hetero orientation. Men of different ages, styles, and professions see pearls’ attractive, sustainable biogenic nature. Both men and women treasure pearls in sleek and modern designs, tribal-inspired jewelry, and designs that remind us of enchanting fairytales or queens, kings, pashas, and other royalty.
Pearls is one of the big jewelry trends 2023. Here is beautiful pearls from Assael.
Stunning Tahitian pearl bracelet from Assael.
Colour – one of the jewelry trends 2023
Post-pandemic hope translates into stunning jewelry full of colour, from Swarovski’s Dulcis collection to designers such as Eera, Hugo Kreit, Bea Bongiasca, and Austy Lee. With bright neon shades, meta-palettes, titanium, or stunning enamel, these jewels are here because we feel (or need) a sense of joy and hope. A trend for the sophisticated consumer, where colourful gemstones and galvanic emphasize style and emotional well-being.
Stacking and dangling
Some call it the ”neck mess” but layered and jumbled (pearl)necklaces are hot. Think of the early days of Madonna or the African ethnic style. The curated ear, with adornments stacking all up the ear, is another trend finally embraced by a vaster amount of consumers. Tassels worn as pendants or on earrings are making their way back to our hearts.
A beautiful stack of Chris Ploof rings.
Sustainability 2.0 is not just about where materials are sourced but also about experimenting with less precious materials. New synthetics, organic materials combined with synthetic, alloy, or silver, plated with gold or coloured metals.
– The design doesn’t need to look organic, but the intrinsic value lies in the used materials, says Paola de Luca – Creative Director of Trendvision Jewellery + Forecasting.
The use of recycled metals and traceable gemstones is in the spotlight
New notions of preciousness come from non-conformist materials like salvaged wood or natural sea elements to upcycle vintage heirlooms. Adapting to unique and less precious materials is seen even in high-end jewelry, with Boucheron leading the way. It celebrates perfect imperfection, as seen by designers such as Alighieri, Lenka Kerlicka, Patcharavipa, Polly Wales, and Ellis Cameron.
Still, accountability and sustainability are critical. We’ll make more eco-conscious choices with our discretionary spending in 2023. The use of recycled metals and traceable gemstones is in the spotlight. Lab-grown, recycled stones and gold, vintage and antique jewelry – all gain momentum in the upcoming season.