As we enter the new year, let's take a look at the jewelry trends Millennials will be wearing in 2023. Always pushing the limits of what's possible in the jewelry industry, everything from individualized and unisex pieces to sustainable and ethically created solutions catch the Millennial eye. Whether you're a trying to expand your personal jewelry collection or a jewelry designer hoping to keep on top of the newest trends, keep reading to learn about the top jewelry trends for Millennials in 2023.
Sustainable and Ethical
A growing number of Millennials are considering how their purchases will affect society and the environment. As a result, for Millennials, jewelry that is manufactured ethically and sustainably is growing in popularity. Many in this generation purchase jewelry that is manufactured by businesses that maintain strict ethical and environmental principles or buy jewelry that is made from recycled materials.
Minimal and Simple
Minimalism and simplicity have become increasingly popular among millennials in recent years. Many of them prefer clean and understated jewelry designs over more flashy and extravagant pieces. This trend can be seen in the rise of popular minimalist jewelry brands and the increased popularity of simple stud earrings, thin chains, and delicate bracelets. Stackable bracelets are also popular, either all in the same metal or a mix of different metals. Similarly, layered necklaces with thin chain and small, subtle pendants are hot. Finally, hoop earrings in a small or medium size and minimalist bar earrings and necklaces seem to never go out of style.
Gender-neutral and unisex jewelry is a growing trend among millennials, as they are becoming more accepting of non-binary and gender-fluid individuals. This can be seen in the increased popularity of gender-neutral and unisex jewelry designs that can be worn by people of all genders. Millennial favorite musical artists, FKA twigs and Harry Styles are leaders in this realm. Below, you see FKA twigs rocking thick chunky curb chain necklaces in a gender-neutral fashion.
Similarly, Millennial icon, Harry Styles, seen below wearing two thick silver rings, is known for throwing traditional gender expectations out the window when it comes to style.
While minimalism and simplicity are popular trends among millennials, there is also a desire for statement jewelry that makes a bold fashion statement. From chunky rings and oversized earrings, to statement necklaces and bracelets, many millennials are choosing to make a statement with their jewelry. A$AP Rocky, seen below sporting a chunky, heart-shaped statement ring, is a favorite rapper among Millennials and often makes bold statements with his jewelry choices.
Millennial jewelry trends are becoming more diverse and reflective of the wide range of interests, values, and lifestyles that this generation holds. From personalization and customization, to minimalism and simplicity, sustainable and ethically-made jewelry, gender-neutral and unisex pieces, and statement jewelry. Each individual expresses themselves in different ways and Millennials are open to explore all the options available, in order to make their own fashion statement.