Surprise! Y2K's Biggest Jewellery Trend Is Back, and I'm 100% Into It

Trends come and go but great jewellery is forever. Able to a last lifetime (and beyond), your favourite jewels should offer you an easy way to showcase your personal style every day. This is why I take the curation of my own jewellery collection very seriously.

When I shop for jewellery, I like to make sure I have a mixture of refined pieces that layer well and look elegant on their own, as well as more playful items that bring a smile to my face and add a fresh twist to my daily looks. Charm jewellery ticks both of these boxes. Peppering classic necklaces and bracelets with jovial trinkets, the charm jewellery trend offers a lighthearted way to liven up your day-to-day styling.

Gigi Hadid wears a charm necklace.

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The appeal of charm jewellery lies in the possibilities for personalisation. Available in an extensive range of designs, you don't have to look far to find a design that perfectly encapsulates your taste. Any fashion person around in the '00s will tell you that charm-laden jewellery was the easiest way to showcase your personal interests or travel adventures, Now, the jewellery trend is set to regain its status in 2024. Available in both sleeker and more humorous designs than its '00s predecessors, 2024's charm jewels feel fresh, vibrant and so easy to wear.

Paris Hilton styles a charm necklace

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Backed by many of our favourite jewellery designers, the charm jewellery trend is taking off this season. To get involved, seek out unique charms on your travels and stack them up on your favourite chains, or read on to discover our favourite pre-designed charm jewellery pieces to shop this season, from Astrid & Miyu's dainty take to Alex Monroe's animal-embellished style.

Influencer wears a charm necklace.

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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.