Judging by the new collections that debuted at the 2022 JCK and Luxury shows in Las Vegas, the must-have jewelry staple of the year is—drumroll, please!—a gold medallion.
The disc-like pendant appeared in numerous iterations across the show floor, where exhibitors made use of its wide canvas to display meaningful symbols, including zodiac signs, evil eyes, celestial motifs, and even the face of Joan of Arc!
Often strung on a paper-clip chain (the link du jour), the medallion style is ideal for layering, which likely explains its popularity. Easy to pair with chains and pendants in differing lengths and styles, the medallion is the most obvious way to anchor a look that is at once trendy and highly individualized.
The plethora of new medallion styles buyers saw at the Las Vegas shows included the traditional round disc as well as more unusual shapes, such as shields, hearts, and other stylized silhouettes. Framed by diamonds, and set with scatterings of colored stones, the trusty ol’ medallion is practically a sure thing for the coming holiday season. Don’t overlook the fact that most styles can be engraved on their backs to add even more personalization.
Below, we feature a handful of brand-new medallions that made their debut in Las Vegas. Which one is your favorite?
Top: Brave medallion featuring Joan of Arc in 18k gold with 0.37 cts. t.w. diamonds, $8,285; Dorian & RoseFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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