Top 5 Jewellery Trends of 2022
Two years of intermittent lockdowns, remote work and FaceTime catch-ups have had a major impact on what we wear (read: activewear and sneakers to the office) and how we wear it. Jewellery is no exception.
Boundaries have shifted, comfort is paramount, and our old style books were thrown out the window somewhere in the midst of a 7-day isolation period.
Matthew Ely shares some of the major shifts he has seen in high-end jewellery, alongside the key upcoming trends for 2022. Think colour blocking, ring layering, unique materials, new technologies and all things aquamarine.
3. New Technologies, New Materials
“Post-lockdown jewellery design is really about pushing the boundaries, making use of unique materials, ceramics and enamels alongside traditional gemstones. There are some remarkable pieces being created with titanium, which can then be anodised so it turns bright green, or quartz treated with titanium to give it a rainbow spectrum effect.
This experimentation with new technologies is primarily coming from Europe, led by the big design houses like Boucheron. My aim is to bring these kinds of unexpected, experimental designs to Australia over the coming year. Watch this space.”