This year’s jewelry trends include maximalist chains, vintage-inspired rings, and more, which pay homage to iconic 2010 fashion statements.

In the last couple of years, loungewear clothing and minimalist accessories have pushed everyone to go bold with their outfit – even jewelry. While delicate chains and multilayered strands have been among the most long-lasting jewelry styles, flamboyant bijoux are making a comeback in 2022.

Chunky accessories and retro jewelry accentuated the spring/summer 2022 runways and red carpets (including the Met Gala and Grammys), continuing the trends seen in the fall of 2021.

Melissa King‘s Gold Nail Art

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While it’s all very typical for some guests to fall short of the night’s theme, one person got it in the “Gilded Glamour”  category at the 2022 Met Gala. Please enjoy Melissa King’s spectacular gold nail art.

The Top Chef winner walked the red carpet wearing a bracelet that reached up to cover her ring and pinky fingers. It was shining gold with ruby and pearl-like appliqués. King’s second pointer finger was also adorned with a gold, armor-like coating. Lillian Shalom designed the finger cuff, while the rings were from Dena Kemp.

It had classic 2010 elements and a futuristic style at the same time. And one that lit up the hearts of internet trolls.

Cardi B’s Met Gala 2022 outfit was made entirely of the gilded chain

Cardi B Wears Glimmering Gold Versace at the 2022 Met Gala

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According to a media release from the fashion house, the “WAP” rapper’s Atelier Versace ensemble for Met Gala 2022 red carpet may have been the night’s heaviest, as it was created from a whole mile of golden metal chains. This look also pays homage to iconic 2010 fashion and the obsession with gold chains.

Chunky Gold Chains 

Larger-than-life links are one of the top jewelry trends for 2022, as seen on the runways of Valentino and Hermès, to mention a few. This season, choose large gold chains that can be worn alone or stacked with other striking items.

Necklace with Moschino Crystal Logo on a Curb Chain

Moschino’s Curb Chain necklace, which includes the brand’s distinctive name in crystal-finished letters, checks off both the branded and bold chain trends.

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Chain Belt by Olivia Rubin

The layered chain trend isn’t only for necklines; Olivia Rubin’s gold chain-link belt is accented with stylish flower, star, croissant, heart, and cupcake charms.

Olivia Rubin Chain Belt in Gold (Metallic) | Lyst

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Chanel Chain Bags

The bags appear to have a more timeless appeal this season, iconic CHANEL chain bags received a modern boost, demonstrating that hefty chain features are one of this year’s enduring major trends.

Chanel Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show | Vogue

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Published by HOLR Magazine.