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Fine Jewelry Trends To Look Out For In 2022

Is 2022 the year to reinvent your personal style? We’re taking a good look at what fine jewelry our favorite stylists, celebs, and customers are rocking with confidence. Some of the new trends may surprise you, while others are a blast from the past. Let’s get inspired!

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Fashion is forever changing, giving us the chance to explore different avenues of our unique style and allowing us the opportunity to leap out of our comfort zones and try something new. 

So what boundaries will you be pushing in 2022? Well, we’ve kept a close eye on what fine jewelry designs are growing in popularity and what to watch out for this year! From contemporary takes on classic styles to some beloved trends that are making a comeback, we’re going to show you what’s in and how to rock these jewels right.  

Get ready to explore all-new designs in stacking and layering necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. We’re highlighting the end of minimalist style and saying a happy hello to fine jewelry pieces that go together to create the most amazing impressions of your individual style.

Trend 01: Layering Necklaces & Pendants

In 2022, layering your favorite necklaces and pendants is more about adding different styles, metal colors, and a mix of diamonds and gemstones than it is about adding varying chain lengths.

This trend is also about making your look more personalized. Take your favorite medallion, pendant, or themed necklace, and layer it with other items like solid gold chains to complement your main piece. Take your go-to diamond shape and dare to play around with different diamond cuts this year.

Elongated diamond shapes like oval and marquise appear to be the ones to look out for in 2022, and rightly so, they simply look good on everyone. 

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A yellow gold compass medallion paired with a paperclip chain

Style tip: Pairing a diamond or gemstone pendant with a thin gold chain, along with a clustered necklace or simple medallion is one way to achieve a layered look with colorful and textured dimensions.

Sapphire, Emerald, And Ruby pendants and earrings
Three yellow gold chains paired together

Trend 02: Sleek Gold Bracelets

Whether you like yellow gold or not, this traditional metal is here and ready to make your 2022 fine jewelry experience extra golden. Sometimes life can get a little hectic, and keeping your style fresh and playful requires those easy-to-slip-on jewelry pieces. Our recommendation: more is more with a yellow gold layered wrist. 

Choose from a variety of uniquely designed cuffs, paperclips, chains, and tennis bracelets, and pile up your wrist to your heart’s content. Stacked bracelets aren’t for everyone, so take the time to work out where your limits are and which bracelets work best for your comfortability. 

Not loving yellow gold on its own? Don’t be afraid to mix and match your other metals with your chosen yellow gold pieces. Adding different metal colors is a great way to brighten up your look and showcase your unique style. 

Three different shaped yellow gold cuff bracelet
Three different gold infinity cuff bracelets

Style Tip: Combine multiple cuff bracelets with a gemstone tennis bracelet or dainty diamond bracelet on one hand. Balance out the look with a tennis bracelet or unity bracelet on the other hand.

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Three different shaped yellow gold cuff bracelets

Trend 03: Hoops & Earring Stacks

This one is a definite favorite. Whether you’ve got multiple piercings on each ear or single piercings, we’ve got two fun ways to get this year’s ideal stacked ear look. 

If you’re one of the former, play around with drop earrings or some bold hoops and place them in your lowest piercing. From there, you can get creative and either move up the ear with some cute huggie hoops or studs– remember to play around with different sizes and shapes. 

For those of you with single piercings, you can start with hoops or drop earrings and then move up the ear with single cuffs and crawlers.

14K Yellow Gold Three Prong Martini Round Brilliant Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings (0.25 CTW - F-G / VS2-SI1)


Style Tip: Put pavé or plain metal hoops in your lowest piercing, followed by diamond or gemstone studs in your second piercing. Stack single or even triple cuffs higher up the ear to complete the layered look.

Trend 04: Stackable Rings 

Stacking rings is one trend we see flowing with ease from one year to the next. The exciting part is seeing all the new ring styles, of course. In 2022 we’ve seen chic signet rings grow in popularity and we can see why. These stackable rings aren’t only bold and fun but they’re made to be personal. 

From zodiac signs to customized initials and personal motifs, getting your hands on your very own signet ring is one trend you’ll want to hop on, and soon!

Eternity or infinity bands are also making the rounds this year as a fine jewelry favorite, and why not? Who doesn’t love to shine from every angle? Last but not least, don’t forget to add one or two gemstone rings to your collection for those looks that need just a pop of color. 

With stacked rings, there are two ways to go about the trend. First, you can choose to stack a single finger with different plain metal bands or other rings of your choice. This works particularly well if you want to add a little more sparkle to your engagement ring

Or, you could achieve that stacked look by taking your favorite ring styles and wearing one on every other finger. We suggest wearing your chunkier rings on one hand and having your more dainty rings on the other to create that ideal balance. 

A variety of different gold and diamond signet rings
A stacked pile of fancy-shaped diamond stackable rings

Style Tip: Start with a signet ring on one hand and balance it out with several plain metals or eternity rings on the other. For a single stacked finger, start with a birthstone ring and pair it with plain metal bands or dainty gold rings with diamond accents.

A stacked piled of different gold and diamond stackable rings
A variety of gemstone and diamond stackable rings

We hope you feel inspired and we would love to see your new fresh and fun spring fine jewelry looks. Share your style with us on Instagram by tagging us @JamesAllenRings

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Look Like a 2021 Golden Globe Winner: Jewelry Lookalikes

This year’s Golden Globes looked a lot different than previous years – but one thing stayed the same: our love for celebrity jewelry!

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The 2021 Golden Globes was mostly virtual (with the exception of some exceptional first responder attendees) but filled with festivities nonetheless. Even though the nominees stayed at home for the awards ceremony, they definitely didn’t skimp on the glam. We’re loving their looks, and their jewelry is no exception. Read on to find out our favorites of the night and how you can get the lookalikes for less!

1. Anya Taylor-Joy

All eyes were on the first-time Golden Globes attendee, who snagged the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series for “The Queen’s Gambit”. The star looked tres chique in an emerald halter dress with a diamond necklace fit for a queen. Give yourself the royal treatment with our showstopping diamond bar necklace. Checkmate!

The Lookalike:

Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace

A diamond at the center of this vertical bar drop necklace adds extra sparkle to a timeless look. This piece also features an adjustable custom chain which makes it the perfect piece for layering with other necklaces in your collection!

Anya Taylor-Joy and the Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace
14K White Gold Vertical Bar Drop Diamond Necklace

2. Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman was truly a wonder in a white dress paired with a long, gold pendant  featuring a large, dark center stone. The stark color contrast makes a beautiful, bold statement. While we may not have this never-seen-before pendant, make your own sparkling statement when you accessorize with our unique, exquisite Onyx Cabochon necklace. P.S. Congrats on your pregnancy, Gal!


The Lookalike:

Oval Onyx Cabochon And Diamond Necklace

This striking onyx cabochon surrounded by diamonds in 18K yellow gold is a serious statement piece. This exquisite necklace is a timeless piece that will have a special place in your jewelry box for years to come.

Gal Gadot and the Oval onyx cabochon diamond necklace
18K Yellow Gold Oval Onyx Cabochon And Diamond Necklace

3. Emma Corrin

Emma’s well deserved win at the 2021 Golden Globes for “The Crown” was accompanied by a most stunning pair of emerald and diamond earrings. The perfect occasion earrings, our version will make everyone green with envy!


The Lookalikes:

Halo Emerald & Diamond Drop Earrings

Celebrate a classic look with these petite drop earrings featuring oval emeralds surrounded by a halos of glistening diamonds. This chic pair of earrings will instantly upgrade any look.

Emma Corrin with Halo emerald diamond drop earrings
18K White Gold Petite Drop Oval Halo Emerald And Diamond Earrings

4. Regina King

Regina King was blinged out to the max in loads of gorgeous diamond jewelry (almost as gorgeous as the actress and director herself!). We love that her diamond pieces were staples with a statement, like this Butterfly Criss-Cross diamond ring. Our second favorite accessory? Regina’s show-stealing pup, Cornbread.


The Lookalike:

Butterfly Criss-Cross Ring

A fun, delicate criss-cross ring featuring two beautiful crafted butterflies pavé set with round diamonds. The butterflies face each other and are separated by a single row of diamonds. Great for everyday wear.

5. Viola Davis

The “How To Get Away With Murder” star looked drop-dead gorgeous in a mermaid gown paired with a thick, gold chain necklace. If you’re in the mood to go big and bold, look no further than this paperclip chain necklace, guaranteed to take your neck game up a notch.  


The Lookalike:

Alternating Paperclip Chain Necklace

This beautiful 14K yellow gold paperclip design features a polished hollow paper clip chain with a pear-shaped lobster lock.

Viola David with alternating paperclip chain necklace
14K Yellow Gold 5.1mm Alternating Paper Clip Chain Necklace

6. Andra Day

Andra’s well deserved win for her titular portrayal of Billie Holiday in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” was one of the highlights of the evening. Another highlight? Her gorgeous diamond jewelry, reminiscent of our Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop earrings. Grab a lookalike pair for yourself.


The Lookalikes:

Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

These graceful drop earrings feature stunning leaves of diamonds that cascade along a fine gold chain, allowing for elegant movement and sparkle in a delicate design.

Andra Day with leaves cascade diamond drop earrings
14K White Gold Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings

7. Amanda Seyfried

The “Mean Girls” star looked like a classic beauty, adorned with classic diamond jewelry. We’re huge fans of her necklace, similar to our timeless Curving Diamond Bar necklace. Feeling inspired? Shop this dazzling alternative.

The Lookalike:

Curving Diamond Bar Necklace

This delicate necklace featuring a subtly curved bar of round-cut pavé diamonds set in 14K white gold is beautifully understated to compliment any look. Gift this timeless piece to the special someone in your life.

Amanda Seyfried with curving diamond bar necklace
14K White Gold Curving Diamond Bar Necklace

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Diamond Pendants: The Essential Guide

Designed to be worn close to your heart, diamond pendants are among the most romantic gifts you can give or receive.

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Diamond Pendants: Necks Appeal

Few accessories have the ability to light up an outfit quite like diamond pendants. They’re perfectly positioned for maximum impact and come in a range of eye-catching styles.

Whether you’re after a piece that complements your everyday jewelry collection or a glamorous gift for special occasions, our guide has got you covered. So pop on some peppy music and get your jewelry to browse on.

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Diamond Pendants: Dangling Designs

Looking to treat your SO to a diamond pendant? Consider which style will best suit her personality. For the classic woman, a solitaire pendant adds a touch of refinement to any outfit.

14K White Gold Diamond Scroll Key Necklace
Diamond Scroll Key

If it’s a statement piece you’re after, key pendants are a popular choice, along with nature-inspired motifs such as hearts, flowers, and butterflies.

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Pavé Diamond Butterfly

If, on the other hand, she’s the artistic/creative type, a more whimsical or abstract design might be preferable.

Traditional

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Wire Diamond

Solitaire diamond pendants are the ideal way to showcase a single stone. Opt for a prong mount if you wish to highlight the stone while concealing the metal behind it.

Pro tip: Less is more when it comes to choosing a diamond solitaire pendant. Go for a simple setting and pair it with a good quality diamond, focusing on clarity and cut for extra shine.

14K Yellow Gold Round Halo Cluster Necklace
Round Halo Cluster

For a more contemporary look, choose a bezel-set diamond pendant that surrounds the centerpiece with a thin band of metal.

Pavé-Set Frame

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Princess Cut Pavé-Set Frame

Pavé-set frame draws more attention to the setting itself. It’s often accented with ornate filigree borders.

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Round Cut Pavé-Set Frame

Pavé Bail

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Pavé Bail Diamond

Pavé bail features diamond detail on the metal loop that connects the pendant to the chain.

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Diamond Pendants: Don’t Leave Us Hanging!

All the women who are into pendants! Let us know which neck candy you’re sweet on in the comments below or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat.

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