The Winter Jewelry Trends of 2021-2022 to Add Some Sparkle With

The runways are telling us to go big.

Winter jewelry
(Image credit: Simone Rocha, Schiaparelli, Gucci)

The power held by a fierce necklace or an elegant dangle earring became more apparent as we all got ourselves dressed for our Zoom calls. For the 2022 runways, designers also harnessed the power of jewelry. Bold and unapologetic, shiny baubles took the "more is more" approach. Whether you're layering on your jewelry or letting a statement piece shine all on its own, we've nailed down five of the top jewelry trends to start shopping for winter.

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Model wearing peal earrings

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Dainty but thought-provoking, pearl-adorned jewelry is even more fitting in the winter months. Opt for a traditional rounded pearl or an oblong baroque shape to complement winter party ensembles.

Garden Variety

Model wearing rose earrings

(Image credit: Courtesy of Simone Rocha)

Don't let the winter doldrums get to you. Lighten up heavy cold weather-wear with floral-inspired jewelry that's sure to lighten the mood.

De (pendant) Necklaces

Woman wearing necklace

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Minimalists can rejoice in another season of pared-back pendant necklaces. Whether you're drawn to a vintage-inspired piece or a sleek metal bauble, there's a pendant out there with your name on it. Already own several? Take a cue from the runways and layer differing lengths together.

Ring in 2022

Gold ring

(Image credit: Courtesy of Schiaparelli)

Shaking hands is still a little passé. Instead, introduce yourself with an anything-but-subtle statement ring that will be hard to forget.

Chain Reaction

Man wearing Gucci necklace

(Image credit: Gucci)

You've probably invested in a few chain pieces in past seasons, and now is your chance to not only show them off, but invest in a few more. From logos to locket charms, chain jewelry is built to last for the winter season and beyond.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork