Autumn-Winter Wonders: Gorgeous Jewellery Trends For AW23

By Charlie Colville

10 months ago

Seasonal sparkles


Fancy mixing up your jewellery box this season? Lucky for you, we’ve enlisted the help of some of our favourite jewellers to round up some of the biggest jewellery trends for AW23.

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The Biggest Jewellery Trends For AW23

Jewellery is here to make a statement this season. From the loud shouts of vibrant colours, chunky sizes and overall quirkiness to the quiet whisperings of luxe materials and minimalist design, our accessories have something to say. While there are many trends fighting for the top spot, one movement stands out: the need for personal pieces that tell a story. Below, we outline some of the biggest jewellery trends for AW23:

Top Trends At A Glance

  1. Personalised Pieces
  2. Mix & Match Stacking
  3. Colourful Gems
  4. Dopamine Dressing
  5. Interchangeability
  6. Quiet Luxury
  7. Bright & Blue
  8. White Gold
  9. Chunky Rings
  10. Asymmetry
  11. Oval-Shaped Stones
  12. Pinkie Rings
  13. Chunky Chains
  14. Celestial Fragility

1. Personalised Pieces

One thing we can’t enough of in 2023 is putting our own unique stamp on our possessions – especially when it comes to our jewellery. ‘We’re continuing to see a strong consumer trend for personalisation and bespoke jewellery,’ says Josina von dem Bussche-Kessell, creative director at Fabergé. ‘This could be as simple as changing the colour of the gold, or something more complex like picking a particular selection of gemstones which reflect your own favourite colour palette for the season.’

‘Customising jewellery has remained an enduring trend, but the concept of personalisation has evolved far beyond the rudimentary realm of engravings, initials, and zodiac symbols,’ adds Emily Newman and Laura Chavez, head designer and founder of Lark & Berry respectively. ‘The contemporary “make it your own” trend has elevated this practice to unprecedented heights. Lark & Berry, with this evolution in mind, presents an innovative cocktail collection, inviting you to infuse your distinctive taste into each piece. Select the metal, colour, and gemstone that resonate with you. The allure of this collection is not only its inherent beauty, but also its potential as a heartfelt personalised gift.’

Woman in green top wearing jewellery

Image courtesy of Fabergé

2. Mix & Match Stacking

Awards season is likely the biggest inspiration for this trend, says Josina. ‘Stacking and layering jewellery is very much here to stay for autumn, mixing different styles from different collection to create an individual story,’ she says. ‘On the red carpet, celebrities often lean toward heavy layering with larger pieces when it comes to jewellery. We find our clients take inspiration from this while making everything look a little more ‘everyday’ to ensure wearability.’

Woman in orange shirt and gold jewellery

Image courtesy of Fabergé

3. Colourful Gems

Jewellery boxes are also set to be more vibrant than ever. ‘Colour still influences jewellery preferences,’ says Josina. ‘When thinking of colour, it doesn’t always have to mean loud and garish – as simple settings can be used to balance colourful choices in jewellery – although it’s something that can really create impact. Our Colours of Love collections are the perfect example of how this can be achieved.’

Woman in lime blazer and colourful jewellery on pink background

Image courtesy of Fabergé

4. Dopamine Dressing

And speaking of colour, our obsession with all things bright and rainbow will tie in with the growing dopamine dressing trend. ‘The surge in dopamine dressing has reached its zenith this summer; dressing to feel good that is by injecting your life and ensemble with bright colours,’ say Emily and Laura. ‘We’ve seen a lot of this recently with people embracing the vibrant essence of Barbie-core. Whilst the initial frenzy of pink may have faded after its cinematic debut in Barbie, its influence on fine jewellery trends has lingered. We confidently project that the trend of bold and colourful gemstones will continue to shine through the winter months.

‘As the clothing palette shifts from the lively orange short suits, harmonising flawlessly with sun-kissed skin, to a more subdued and autumnal range of hues, colourful jewellery steps up as the realm of boundless enjoyment, offering that essential dopamine infusion to your ensemble,’ they continue. ‘Moreover, a striking pair of statement earrings will effortlessly elevate your black dress or suit, making them ideal choices for post-office soirées.’

Woman with colourful rings

Lark & Berry Alicia Burnt Orange Sapphire & Diamond Cocktail Ring In 14K Gold, £685, larkandberry.com

5. Interchangeability

Something of an anti-trend, this movement is about finding jewellery that resonates with you and that you feel comfortable wearing for any occasion. ‘I hate the idea of prescribing the way my jewellery should be worn – jewellery should become so much a part of you that it never looks out of place,’ says British luxury jeweller Annoushka. ‘There are no rules, no restrictions. My new chain collection, Knuckle, is designed to be worn by anyone and for any occasion. The styling codes are minimal, and the focus is on the diverse ways in which it can be used and worn.’

Woman wearing gold chain earring

Annoushka Knuckle 14ct Yellow Gold Double Link Hoop Earrings, £2,500, annoushka.com

6. Quiet Luxury

Jewellery will also be taking its cues from fashion trends this season, with Quiet Luxury taking the lead on how we wear and style our accessories. ‘One trend that is really prominent right now is Quiet Luxury, which we’ve seen blow up on TikTok over the summer when to comes to fashion,’ says Irish fine jeweller Chupi. ‘Jewellery is no different. From solitaire diamond necklaces worn on a shorter chain to elegant eternity rings, you want your jewellery to whisper, not scream.’

Gold necklace

Chupi Always & Forever Lab-Grown Diamond Necklace, £1,089, chupi.com

7. Bright & Blue

Feeling a little blue? You’re not the only one. ‘A huge trend flagged at all of the jewellery shows and fairs was the return of blue,’ says Chupi. ‘While sapphires spring to mind, we are seeing tanzanite as the real star of the show. An almost iridescent chameleon, tanzanite is mined only in Tanzania and offers a beautiful blue pop of colour as we go into the darker months.’

Blue stone ring

Chupi Hero Ring, £3,989, chupi.com

8. White Gold

In terms of metals themselves, it’s forecasted that white gold will have a resurgence this season. ‘I have noticed a sharp increase in customers looking for white gold jewellery,’ says Jessie Thomas, founder of Jessie Thomas Jewellery. ‘There’s been a big uptake in white gold engagement rings, especially using coloured stones such as aquamarine and sapphires, which lend themselves well to the neutrality of white.

‘There’s also been more interest in white gold chains,’ she adds. ‘Lots of people no longer want rhodium plated metals, so you get more of a brushed grey appearance. It’s quite a cool utilitarian look that I find people are looking for. I’m also black rhodium plating white gold a lot as it feels modern and really makes the diamonds pop.’

White gold and blue sapphire ring

Jessie Thomas 18ct White Gold, 6.05ct Ceylon Sapphire & 1.02ct Diamond Curved Ring, £31,000, jessiethomasjewellery.com

9. Chunky Rings

Speaking of rings, the consensus seems to be the chunkier, the better. ‘The demand for chunky rings is still going strong,’ agrees Jessie. ‘People really want to invest in strong, heavy pieces that make a big impact, that are to be worn every day and layered up. They feel fairly individual: I bespoke make them for people depending on how chunky they want to go and often they feature large coloured stones.’

Gold ring

Jessie Thomas 18ct Gold & 2ct Cushion Cut Bombe Ring £22,000, jessiethomasjewellery.com

10. Asymmetry

Falling within the vein of wanting more personal, bespoke pieces, another trend hitting our radar this season is asymmetry. ‘This trend takes pieces that seem quite classic, but incorporate either an asymmetric stone layout or sizing to create a slightly unusual feeling and an edge of individuality,’ says Jessie. ‘Recently, I have made a lot of two stone bombe rings, whereas traditionally they would be designed in a three stone layout. It’s definitely quite subtle but adds a contemporary and individual feel to pieces that could otherwise seem quite traditional.’

Gold ring

Jessie Thomas Curving Pave Brilliant Diamond Ring, £POA, jessiethomasjewellery.com

11. Oval-Shaped Stones

Popping the question sometime soon? Keep in mind that the trendiest stone shape this season is oval. ‘We have seen a huge rise in the popularity of oval solitaire engagement rings,’ says Eliza Walter, founder of Lylie Jewellery. ‘The beautiful shape elongates the finger and it can be made with a plain band or a diamond set band for those looking for some extra sparkle.’

Gold ring with green stone

LYLIE 14ct Yellow Gold & Peridot Antrim Ring £4750, lyliejewellery.com

12. Pinkie Rings

It’s not just the ring finger getting the special treatment for AW23, either. As Eliza notes, ‘Pinkie rings are having a huge moment right now, whether it’s a traditional signet ring or something more modern and eye catching like our Dodola ring. These are especially popular when the weather gets colder and the only bit of your body showing is your hands.’

Blue oval-shaped ring

LYLIE 9ct Yellow Gold Sardonxy Signet Ring, £925, lyliejewellery.com

13. Chunky Chains

Most trends this season point towards statement pieces with lots of wearability and fun detailing. Designs are bigger and bolder – reflecting quite literally on the size of jewellery items themselves. ‘We have been loving chunky chains this summer, all layered up with pops of colour,’ says Lucy Crowther, founder of Minka Jewels. ‘And this season they’ll really come to the forefront. Chunky chains over knitted jumpers with gorgeous pendants to add that pop of colour are forever popular as they can be worn so many ways.’

Woman wearing beaded necklace

(c) Minka Jewels

14. Celestial Fragility

And finally, with days getting shorter and darkness settling in earlier, this season we’re going to find inspiration in the stars. ‘As the nights grow longer, jewellery finds inspiration in the vast expanse of the night sky,’ says Emily and Laura. ‘Our prognostication for this year remains unchanged – celestial influences will once again shape the jewellery landscape. Enter Lark & Berry Match’s new brand, Starry Nights, a delicate assemblage of growing collections inspired by the farthest reaches of space and starry symbolism. This collection seamlessly blends into daily wear, perfect for layering to your heart’s desire. Constellation-themed pieces are expected to captivate the audience, presenting an enticing option for gifting.’

Woman with star-shaped earrings

Lark & Berry Tri-Omega Gold Earrings, £1,079, larkandberry.com

Featured image courtesy of Fabergé