Some of our favorite jewelry trends for this year come in the form of necklaces. One of the most significant overall trends we are continuing to see this year is necklace layering. Chain necklaces are another enduring trend that shows no sign of slowing, with more chain styles gaining popularity, from chunkier chains to thinner, flat chains. The most popular necklace styles for 2022 are suitable for any season and will seamlessly transition from spring through winter.
1.) Diamond Collars and Chokers
Eveningwear was all over the spring runways, signaling a return to formal parties and events in 2022. Diamond collars and chokers offer easy elegance and unexpected versatility, effortlessly transitioning from dressy to casual with a surprising air of everyday wearability. While a dazzling diamond necklace is an obvious complement to a formal gown, it can look equally stunning when paired with a crisp white shirt and denim jeans.
Diamond Pave Snake Collar Necklace in White Gold
Diamond Curved Bar Collar Necklace in Rose Gold
Roberto Coin Petite Obelisco Diamond Collar Necklace in Yellow Gold
2.) Chain Link Necklaces
Chain necklaces continue to be the “it” accessory for 2022. Both paperclip chains and their chunkier counterparts offer endless versatility and wearability as they are ideal for layering with other necklaces or wearing alone.
Monica Rich Kosann Lock Charm Paperclip Chain Necklace in Yellow Gold
Diamond Rondelle Necklace in Yellow Gold with Paperclip Chain
Forever Chic Paperclip Chain Link Necklace in Sterling Silver & Rose Tone
3.) Memorable Lockets
Locket necklaces have been around for centuries, and we love the sentimental nature of wearing photos of the ones you love close to your heart. Designer Monica Rich Kosann creates a wide array of exquisite lockets with modern flair yet timeless appeal.
Slim Oval Pinstripe Eve Locket in 18K Yellow Gold
Black Enamel and Yellow Gold Slim Locket White Mother of Pearl
Slim Round Nan Locket with Engraved Accents in Sterling Silver
4.) Powerful Pearls
The pearl trend is going strong into 2022. From classic to modern, jewelry designers are continuing to come up with new and different ways to incorporate pearls into their jewelry designs. Look for pearl necklaces that feature pearls with unique shapes and colors, as well as shiny metal accents.
TARA Pearls Black Tahitian South Sea Cultured Pearl Ombre Strand
Mikimoto South Sea Cultured Pearl & Diamond Circle Lariat Necklace
TARA Pearls White Cultured Pearl 8×8.5 mm Strand with Diamond Pave Beads
5.) Pops of Color
This year’s runways were bursting with colorful jewelry from bold beads to vivid gemstones to eye-catching enamel. Sporting vibrant accessories, like a colored gemstone necklace, is a great way to introduce fun pops of color as well as texture into your wardrobe.
Phillips House Dusk Medium Infinity Amethyst & Sapphire Disc Necklace
Pink Tourmaline Emerald Cut Pendant in Yellow Gold with Diamond Pave
My Story Chloe Turquoise Drop Station Necklace in Yellow Gold
6.) Celestial Statements
This year, create a look that’s out of this world with celestial pendants and chains inspired by the sun, moon, and stars.
Monica Rich Kosann Sun, Moon & Stars Lapis & Sapphire Crescent Moon Pendant
Sun, Moon & Stars Diamond & Moonstone Steel Chain Necklace
Diamond Scatter Pave Star Pendant in Yellow Gold
7.) Charming Accents
Charm necklaces are back and more stylish than ever. Sentimental jewelry is always in style, and charms are the perfect way to express yourself. Tell your own story with unique tokens and gemstones that symbolize your passions and hobbies.
Monica Rich Kosann The Time Is Now Yellow Gold & Enamel Charm Pendant
Monica Rich Kosann Sterling Silver Tassel Toggle Charm Necklace
Monica Rich Kosann “Lucky Charms” Clover Charm in Sterling Silver with Green Tsavorites
8.) Notable Nameplates
Personalization is still on trend for 2022. While initial necklaces remain wildly popular with Instagram influencers and celebrities, the personalization trend is expanding. Birthstones and astrological signs are other ways to embrace personalized jewelry.
Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Script Initial Necklaces
Mini Virgo Enamel Vermeil Charm Necklace
Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Disc Necklaces with Diamond Initial
9.) Dainty Minimalism
The opposite of oversized and ornate, these delicate necklaces look best layered. There’s something wonderfully effortless and lived-in yet stylish about a dainty layered necklace look.
Diamond Teardrop Trio Necklace in Yellow Gold
Tiny Treasures White Gold Baby Cross Necklace with Diamonds
Lovelace Diamond Fringe Necklace in Rose Gold
10.) Flat Yellow Gold Chains
A close relative of the ever-popular paperclip chain, a flat gold chain is the quintessential everyday piece. These lightweight, flexible chains are as comfortable to wear as they are stylish. These minimalist chains also drape beautifully across the collarbone and provide an outfit with high shine and wonderful texture.
Yellow Gold .73 mm Box Chain, 16″
Masai Two Strand Diamond Necklace in Yellow Gold
Yellow Gold Flat Bar Link Chain Necklace
If you need help picking out the perfect necklace for yourself or someone else, one of our jewelry experts would be happy to assist you. Call 1.800.642.4438 during store hours to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates.
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