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

The runways are telling us to go big.

Winter jewelry
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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. (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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

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Don't let the winter doldrums get to you. Lighten up heavy cold weather-wear (opens in new tab) 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. (opens in new tab) 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

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

Chain Reaction

Man wearing Gucci necklace

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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 (opens in new tab), chain jewelry is built to last for the winter season and beyond.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.