I never used to be a big jewelry person. For years, I wore small gold hoops and the occasional ring or simple pendant necklace, never bothering to experiment. But lately, I’ve begun to realize how doing so has hindered me sartorially and kept me from taking my outfits to their max potential.
My coming to that realization shouldn’t be shocking given how alluring this year’s jewelry offering is thus far. After minimalism’s long tenure left our necks, wrists, and fingers feeling lightweight and bare, fashion has taken a turn of late, especially in the bauble department. More and more, statement jewelry pieces like sculptural wrist cuffs and colorful costume chokers are making their way onto the runways and into our collections, knocking simple chains and hoops out of the top-shelf spot they’ve resided on all throughout the early ’20s.
But don’t just take my word for it—believe the experts. To help usher me back into the world of jewelry, I called on buyers from Nordstrom, Shopbop, and MatchesFashion to share their favorite trends in the genre for 2023. Read all about it below.
“Jewelry has had a resurgence during the pandemic. As people traveled less and wanted to look good on-screen, the jewelry-and-watch category exploded. The market took this opportunity to drive excitement through emotional design and must-have pieces ranging from statement silhouettes in vibrant colors to reinvented classics. At Nordstrom, we are constantly curating our fine jewelry selection and are excited by the new and emerging brands we carry for our customers to discover.”
“We’re seeing customers return to even more events and social gatherings in the New Year, and they’re excited to express their personality and individual style through statement pieces. Jewelry—which is always such a personal accessory—is an easy way to add this to your wardrobe.”
“Our customers are increasingly looking for special and meaningful jewelry pieces, whether that be a bespoke stone or reimagined vintage heirlooms.”