Anelle Y2K earring
Accessories / Society

Everything you need to know about the Nordic revival of Y2K jewellery

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Anelle

From beaded bands around our necks to quirky bracelets, Y2K jewellery experienced a renaissance on the spring/summer 2022 runways. Here, we deep-dive into personalised bijoux and the Scandi brand spearheading the charge

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When it comes to elevating an ensemble, our jewellery selection does a lot of heavy lifting. And if the runways are anything to go by, this season, bolder is better. But it is not the bombastic boldness of the 1970s pendants or the multi-coloured 1980s glass jewels as seen on Chloé and Saint Laurent respectively. No, the revival we’re most excited for is the playful, childlike joy of Y2K jewellery.

Spotted on the runways of Chanel, lengths of beads were paired with candy coloured stacks of bangles. At both Brandon Maxwell and Coach, the classic choker got a beaded upgrade, while Marine Serre leant into an aquatic aesthetic with asymmetrical charm bracelets. All in all, it was all about modernised bijoux from the early ‘aughts.