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Lab Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds have become a massive trend in 2022. As each year goes by, we become more and more conscious of our impact on the planet. Specifically, we understand what industries and processes are more damaging, and diamond mining is one of them. 

The environmental impact of diamond mining is massive, as are the ethical consequences. As such, more and more people are buying diamonds that have been grown in labs. They’re way more sustainable & ethical, and they look pretty much identical!

Remodelled Jewellery

Following on from the sustainability trend, the concept of remodelled jewellery is one that’s met with mass appeal. Here, you have services like Annys jewellery remodelling that are sweeping the world. The idea is simple; you take old jewellery and give it a new lease of life. 

In turn, this stops people from throwing away old stuff and buying new things all the time. It can slow down the production of jewellery, which limits the environmental impact. It’s like fast fashion, only fast jewellery!

Vintage 70s Jewellery

Unsurprisingly, there are vintage trends in the world of jewellery this year. It feels as though every year pays homage to a vintage decade and 2022 is all about the 70s. 

Expect to see large 70s charms in many stores and on lots of people’s wrists and necks. The days of subtle jewellery aren’t behind us, but there’s definitely a move to wear some more striking pieces inspired by this iconic decade. 

Zodiac Jewellery

For whatever reason, more and more people are buying Zodiac jewellery in 2022. This includes necklaces and bracelets with little Zodiac sign charms on them. 

So, if you want to keep up with the modern style, you need to find a piece that’s got your sign on it. Necklaces are definitely the most popular, and the charms are certainly a nice talking point. 

Necklaces With Your Name On Them

Speaking about necklaces, one of the hottest trends is to personalise yours with your name. Loads of people are buying necklaces like these, mainly as gifts for loved ones. They’re such a wonderful little thing to buy someone special as they’re unique and personalized. 

We’re seeing a full variety of nameplate necklaces around, from expensive gold ones to simple little beaded chokers.

And there you have it, these are the hottest jewellery trends to know in 2022 so far. Which one of these is your favourite at first glance? For me, I like the idea of more sustainable jewellery practices, but I’m also a big fan of the nameplate necklace trend. Feel free to leave your opinion in the comments!