New Jewelry Trends for Gen Z Couples to Try

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Leave it to Gen Z to popularize mental health and bucket hats all at once.

Those born in 1997 and later are taking over pop culture with rhinestones, colorful prints, and trendy athleisure — all with a focus on sustainability and civil rights.

With early 2000s styles making a comeback in popular fashion magazines, the pressing question on every millennial’s mind is, “will we have to pluck our eyebrows again?”

Shhh… let’s keep them guessing.

Here’s What the Rise of Early 2000s Fashion Trends Means for Your Jewelry Box

Looking back over the years, it’s obvious that jewelry is an essential part of every fashion era. And it’s no different in 2022.

When creating an outfit, it’s the choice of jewelry and accessories that really transform you from fashion-forward to fashion icon.

If you’re looking to build your jewelry collection, here are some Gen Z trends you should check out:

Gender-Fluid Jewelry Options


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It’s about time we said “goodbye” to gender stereotypes.

Jewelry is meant for anyone who wants to wear it.

Some gender-fluid styles you might like to include in your collection are gold-plated rings, chain necklaces and bracelets, and a pair of statement earrings to clap back at the haters.

Jewelry is about showing off your personality—what makes you shine above the rest.

Men’s Jewelry That Makes a Statement


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Michael B. Jordan walked so that Harry Styles and Kang Daniel could run. Coming in hot with men’s earrings, rings, and necklaces, these celebrities are normalizing jewelry for men—and taking the world by storm.

We’re convinced that in the next five years jewelry will become essential for men and regular accessories for both television characters and everyday life. The styles currently launching the era of men’s jewelry center on unique statement pieces and luxury pendants.

Stackable Jewelry in Plain Gold


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Recent celebrity engagement rings worn by Simone Biles and Megan Fox prove we won’t be moving away from big bling anytime soon.

However, for everyday jewelry, consumers are leaning more toward minimalistic and stackable options. In particular, gold stackable jewelry is popular. This includes hoop earrings for multiple piercings, stackable rings, and necklaces.

Let your imagination run wild to create your best stackable design.

Matching Jewelry Ideas for Gen Z Couples

Now that you have an idea of the Gen Z fashion trends that will make you look snatched, we have a few ideas to freshen up your romance with our best couple’s jewelry.

Couple’s Zodiac Rings

Zodiac signs are significant — both for your past and your future. Your star sign is influential in your personality and in the way you interact with others.

Couples who want to bond over their zodiac signs may choose to create matching rings with their signs engraved or carved into the band.

Since the zodiac is closely related to the birthstone chart, we also recommend finding out your zodiac birthstone (if you don’t know it already). Have that stone added to your custom ring as a special reminder of who you are.

Rainbow Rings to Celebrate Pride


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Rainbows are a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection — and a powerful symbol for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Some couples may wish to celebrate their love with gemstones and jewelry that represent their sexual orientation.

Many jewelers offer rainbow options or customized pieces with gemstones of all colors.

For example, you could decorate your ring with lavender, dark blue, and pink for bisexual pride.

Commitment Rings for Cohabitating Couples


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What’s important is that you do what feels right for yourself and your relationship. This could mean marriage, cohabitation, or whatever feels best for you at the moment.

The good news is, fine jewelry isn’t out of the question for couples who want to avoid institutional marriage.

You can still create your own special ceremonies—or purchase meaningful rings that signify your commitment.

Commitment rings or promise rings are fully customizable at most jewelers. You can choose the gemstones, engraving, and style that fits your lifestyle and relationship.

You deserve all the romantic memories.

Social Media Worthy Couple’s Rings


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TikTok and Instagram are full of influencers who have it all. It’s impossible to log on these days without seeing perfect rings and even more perfect nails to go alongside them.

We take mental health very seriously — so if you’re starting to compare yourself to others, don’t. You’re beautiful, and you’re working to become the best version of yourself. That’s all anyone can ask for!

To save you the trouble of draining your energy on social media, we’ve got all the details on the couple’s rings making an impact online.

Try a chain-link ring studded with diamonds or the popular croissant ring. These gender-neutral designs are perfect for couples who wish to take matching pictures for their finsta.

Environmental Factors to Consider When Buying Fine Jewelry


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When purchasing gemstones and precious metals, it’s important to consider the environmental factors and sustainability.

Although gemstone mining has a questionable past, many modern jewelry companies are working to become carbon-neutral and limit their environmental impact.

If you’re passionate about taking care of the earth and everyone in it, make sure you do your research before making a purchase.

Diamonds and gemstones should be conflict-free and should come from a company that is open about its mining and fair trade policies.

If you still don’t feel comfortable using mined diamonds and gemstones, there are lots of modern options for lab-created gems, as opposed to natural ones.

The Most Important Relationship You’ll Ever Have

… is you.

Whether or not you’re in a committed relationship, it’s important to remember that you are deserving of love and affection. Slip three giant rings onto your fingers, start up your car, and drive into the sunset.

Your greatest main character moments are still on the horizon.