he defining theme of fall 2023’s fashion is, without question, wearability. We’re renouncing look-at-me showmanship and illogical looks worn solely for Instagram impressions. Instead, we’re reaching for clothing that makes sense and meets the demands of our daily to-dos: button-down shirts to wear to work, cocoon coats for optimal coziness, and leggings that match our on-the-go lifestyles. But does this concept of streamlined practicality extend to fall 2023’s jewelry trends, too? As we pare back our wardrobes and focus on subtlety, what do we do with our jewelry boxes filled with bold baubles and statement jewels?

The answer, unfortunately, is not a straightforward yes or no, keep or toss. Fall’s jewelry is spread across the style spectrum, with some falling securely in the minimal zone and others smack dab on the maximalist end. Hair-thin hoop earrings and timeless pearl jewelry were plentiful on the runways, but so were vintage-inspired brooches and statement pendant necklaces. (Every look of Courrèges’ Fall/Winter 2023 show was accompanied by an enormous circle choker that eclipsed the models’ décolletage.) There’s a lack of aesthetic coherence, but there’s an inherent bonus that comes with all this variation: you, dear reader, have the liberty to pick and choose which pieces of the season’s varied assortment serves you and your style best.

Ahead, find a synthesized list of the jewelry trends of fall 2023. The chief creative officer of cult jewelry label Catbird, Leigh Plessner, offers insight and tips, and you’ll find pieces ready to shop, too, if you primed to start stocking up now.

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearl necklaces are a timeless style with generation-spanning appeal, living both in your grandmother’s collection and your Gen-Z niece’s. For fall 2023, fashion houses like Chanel, Chloé, and Carolina Herrera celebrated the milky gemstone by stringing them on chunky chokers and double-looped strands.

“Pearl necklaces are a tale as old as time—and for a good reason,” describes Plessner. “They illuminate the face like a little personal candelabra.” Plus, as the creative points out, the milky gemstone is a smart investment buy that will only get more and more striking with every wear: “Pearls love to be worn and grow more luminous with wear,” details Plessner.

Blue Nile Freshwater Cultured Pearl Strand With 14k Yellow Gold

Catbird Jewelry The Pearl Portal Necklace

Emili Lia Everyday Pearl Necklace


Never count out the power of a great pair of hoop earrings. On the fall runways, the circular style was done in thick chunky gold, sculptural silver, and double (in some cases, like Valentino’s) quadruple stacked. “A pair of gold hoops are a classic for everyday wear, although it’s important to find a pair that is lightweight and comfortable,” shares Plessner. “We always love the interest of an earring stack, so we love to layer hoop sizes.”

Janis Savatt Double Hoop Yellow Gold Earrings

Shashi Tsuki Hoops

Jennifer Fisher Mini Thread Gold Hoop Earrings

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