2023 Holiday Season Jewelry Trends

2023 Holiday Season Jewelry Trends

Colored Stones / Designers / Fashion / Gold

You might be thinking the holidays are over, but trust us: People are still shopping—especially for themselves. (Raise your hand if you’re on the hunt for that perfect ring for yourself!)

For the past few months, we’ve been pounding the pavement, from the mid-September VicenzaOro show in Italy to designer studio visits and jewelry press previews in New York City, keeping an eye on trends and looking for the latest and greatest jewels—which we’ve collected below.

And while the styles started to gain popularity and visibility in late 2023, they don’t carry any expiration date; they’ll last well into 2024.


Yellow gold

Silver is still going strong, but yellow gold fashion jewelry is hotter than ever, despite the metal’s seemingly astronomical per-ounce price. “People are asking for a lot of earrings, from smaller layering pieces to big, bold, puffy hoop styles,” Phillip Gabriel Maroof, creative director and designer for Phillip Gavriel and Royal Chain, told us after the VicenzaOro show. Think staples—”new takes on the classics,” he said. If it’s textured or hand-finished, even better.

Royal Chain small puffy hoops
Small Puffy Hoops in 14k gold, $760; Royal Chain
Future Fortune Tie the Knot bracelet
Tie the Knot bracelet in 18k yellow gold with stardust finish, $9,000; Future Fortune
Lizzie Mandler gold fluted crescent ring
XL Fluted Crescent ring in 18k yellow gold, $3,320; Lizzie Mandler
Tabayer Oera earrings in Fairmind yellow gold with diamonds
Oera earrings in 18k Fairmined yellow gold with diamonds, $15,000; Tabayer
Sidney Garber 18k yellow gold Domed cuff
Domed cuff in 18k yellow gold, $13,900; Sidney Garber
Briony Raymond Aurora Scorpio gold diamond medallion
Classic Aurora Zodiac Medallion in 18k yellow gold and diamonds, $14,750; Briony Raymond



When you can get two or three (or more) jewels for the price of one, it lowers the price-per-wear…thus enabling the client to buy something else! We believe that’s what they call Jeweler Math.

Post-VicenzaOro, Picchiotti vice president Umberto Picchiotti cited the popularity of the brand’s recently introduced Reversible Xpandable line. “It capitalizes on the success of the Xpandable collection—allowing rings and bracelets to expand and contract—while also adding the element of versatility and reversibility, revealing two designs in one.” Double the sparkle, double the fun.

Picchiotti reversible Xpandable diamond yellow white gold bracelet
Reversible Xpandable bracelet in 18k yellow and white gold with 12.99 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Picchiotti
Monbouquette convertible earrings
Ellsworth Snapback earrings with lab-grown emeralds, sapphires, and CZ in 24k yellow gold plating, $395; Monbouquette Jewelry
Lionheart Seasons hardstone changeable evil eye pendant
Seasons Evil Eye charm in 14k gold and 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds with six interchangeable gemstones (lapis lazuli, turquoise, red coral paste, malachite, black mother-of-pearl, and white mother-of-pearl), $3,925; Lionheart


Bold men’s jewelry

Pearls were only the beginning. Men are going bigger and bolder with their jewels. Just look at the candy-inspired necklace that Timothée Chalamet wore to the Wonka world premiere in London: The Cartier brand ambassador actually created the white gold, onyx, opals, tourmaline, and emerald piece with the maison (“It pops in a crazy way,” Chalamet says in a behind-the-scenes Instagram reel).

Lang Antiques diamond double clip art deco brooch
1920s convertible brooch (can be worn as double clips or as a full brooch) with 6.35 cts. t.w. round, triangle, and straight baguette-cut diamonds in platinum, $13,750; Lang Antiques & Estate Jewelry
HOWL necklace with venetian glass
Zagara pendant in 18k yellow gold with Venetian glass and diamonds, $19,800; HOWL
Castro NYC Puppet Abstract Dollie Pendant
Puppet Abstract Dollie pendant with freshwater pearl, aquamarine, sterling silver, and black and white diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $30,525; Castro NYC


Hard stones

Maroof says he noticed “lots of opaque stones—malachite, mother-of-pearl, onyx” at Vicenza. Once we started visiting showrooms and designers around NYC, we too were seeing those opaque stones everywhere. Black onyx seems especially ubiquitous at the moment…a reflection of the mood at the end of 2023, perhaps?

State Property Arcane Borsh Discus onyx gold earrings
Borsh Discus diamond earrings in 18k gold with black onyx, $5,820; State Property
Retrouvai large hardstone peace sign necklace
One-of-a-kind large peace sign pendant in 14k yellow gold with chalcedony, labradorite, coral, and malachite, $5,160; Retrouvaí
Emily P Wheeler onyx diamond oval hoop earrings
Oval earrings with black onyx and 0.14 ct. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $5,800; Emily P. Wheeler
Aurelie Bidermann malachite lapis onyx necklace brooch
Britania long necklace/brooch with onyx, malachite, and lapis cabochons, $732; Aurélie Bidermann
Ali Weiss onyx inlay heart necklace
Large inlay heart necklace with 1.66 ct. black onyx and 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $750; Ali Weiss
Yvonne Leon Bague la Nuit malachite onyx ring
La Nuit ring with onyx, malachite, and gray diamonds in 9k yellow gold, $1,370; Yvonne Léon


Beaded bracelets

The Taylor Swift era isn’t close to over, and beaded bracelets are here to stay. As much as we like a DIY version, we definitely prefer anything made from real gold and gemstones. But you’ll never get us to trade ’em—sorry!

Boochier B Boy Light Pink Red Diamond B Boy Chain Bracelet
Light Pink-Red Diamond B-Boy chain bracelet, $7,180; Boochier
Harwell Godfrey pastel gemstone foundation bracelet
Pastel Bead Foundation bracelet with opal, fluorite, blue chalcedony, rainbow moonstone, chrysoprase, and yellow opal, $2,995; Harwell Godfrey
Bea Bongiasca fluo rock crystal bracelet
Fluo beaded bracelet in 9k yellow gold with custom-cut rock crystal beads and fluo color double-glass beads, $700; Bea Bongiasca



You’ve been hearing about “dopamine dressing” for a while now. This, friends, is how you do it: with a wink, a smile, and a hefty dose of nostalgia. Who remembers hanging out at the roller rink in the ’80s? Listening to your favorite Madonna tape on the boom box? (Fun fact: Madonna is now older than the cassette tape. She, however, is still going.)

Simone I Smith rock the bells mix tape pendant
Rock the Bells cassette tape pendant with simulated diamonds and gold-plated stainless steel on 26-inch rope chain, $99; Simone I. Smith
Aliita Collana roller skate pendant pink enamel
Roller Pink and Yellow necklace in hand-painted enamel and 9k yellow gold, $820; Aliita
Sydney Evan boom box gemstone necklace
Boombox charm with rainbow gemstones and black diamonds on fine 14k gold cable chain, $1,115; Sydney Evan



Before you dive head-first into Peach Fuzz—Pantone’s soft and cuddly 2024 Color of the Year—don’t forget about red, which was all over the fall 2023 runway shows. But not everyone can pull off a statement-making little red dress or an attention-grabbing crimson power suit. So say it with jewelry: These red jewels are cheeky, chic, classic, and strong—everything the color stands for.

Alison Lou red enamel gold stud earrings
Cherry Stud, Candy Stud, Lovestruck Stud, and Mini Lip Huggie in 14k gold and enamel, $300–$370 each (sold individually); Alison Lou
Doves garnet gold ring
18k yellow gold ring with 0.36 ct. t.w. diamonds and 4.39 ct. garnet, $2,706; Doves by Doron Paloma
TAG Heuer year of the dragon Carrera rose gold watch
Carrera Year of the Dragon Chronograph 42 mm with 18k rose gold case and red alligator leather strap, $22,500; TAG Heuer
Baum Und Pferdgarten x Skagen pearl bracelet with red heart
Beaded pearl bracelet with red enamel heart, $80; Baum und Pferdgarten x Skagen Denmark
Mason and Books tourmaline carnelian ring
One-of-a-kind Layer Cake ring with fire tourmaline, blue lace agate, and carnelian, $7,850; Mason and Books

Top: Puffy heart pendant on Puffy star chain in 20k yellow gold, price on request; Buddha Mama

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