The 3 Best Fall 2023 Jewelry Trends to Start Wearing ASAP

While jewelry may not be the primary reason one attends a fashion show, you simply cannot deny the power it has to make an outfit. With that in mind, knowing the best fall 2023 jewelry trends is imperative to ensuring all your cold-weather ’fits have the right finishing touch.

Among all the fall 2023 fashion trends we’ve seen thus far, jewelry has been on the quieter side, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Ahead, we pulled together the biggest jewelry trends to appear on the fall/winter 2023 runways with some shoppable options for you to start wearing now. (Be sure to check back as we add more while we get through the rest of fashion month!) You’re never fully dressed without a smile? Sure, okay. But in my humble opinion, you’re never fully dressed without accessories—and more specifically, jewelry.

All data written by Dale Arden Chong


Curating the perfect ear stack, in our opinion, is a fine art. For those with multiple piercings, curating the perfect combination of earrings comes down to balance and creative expression.
Typically, dual piercings begin with getting your second and third lobe piercings before moving up the ear to the conch, daith or, our personal favourite, the helix.
The helix piercing is one of the most popular cartilage piercings thanks to its versatility and complimentary nature. In fact, we’d argue no ear stack is complete without some variation of helix piercing.
There are three types of helix piercings: standard helix, front helix and helix flap piercings.
Helix piercings go through the cartilage around the ear. It’s considered a helix piercing once it pierces the skin that isn’t the fleshy lobe.
A forward helix piercing goes through the cartilage at the front of the ear, while a flap helix sits on the outside of the ear, as opposed to the inside.
If you’re on the hunt for helix piercing jewellery, you’re in luck because helix piercings work with studs, hoops, drop studs and chains (we told you they were versatile).
What should you look for in a helix piercing? Flat back style studs and sleeper hoops will prove most comfortable in your helix. For any piercing jewellery opting for implant-grade metals like titanium or solid gold is also recommended.
Scroll on for our favourite helix piercing jewellery to shop now.

Be careful! These signs means that you’re bearing an infected ear piercing.

Signs of an infected ear piercing:

Piercings are an easy way to change up your look, but there’s nothing worse than an infected ear piercing.  Even if you do go to a sanitary, skilled piercer and are diligent about cleaning your ear piercing, there’s always a chance that it can become infected. It’s an open wound, after all. If you’re experiencing prolonged tenderness, swelling, discharge, warmth, or redness, these are all signs that you may have an infection, says Rebecca Marcus, MD, a dermatologist in Dallas and founder of Maei MD skin care.

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Symptoms of an infected ear piercing:

If you just got a piercing, it’s going to be a little red, painful, and swollen. After all, you did just put a new hole in your body. So, even if you’re seeing some clear drainage, it could just be part of the new piercing process, explains Sarah Lacy, BSN, RN, senior manager of piercing research and innovation at Rowan, a piercing studio led by nurses.

“Everybody heals differently, but generally, you can expect these symptoms to subside on their own within one to three days,” Lacy says.

If the drainage is yellow or green in color, or if the other symptoms don’t resolve quickly, there’s cause for concern. Dr. Marcus says that in some cases you could even experience a fever. (All data is from How to Treat an Infected Ear Piercing, According to Experts written by Lisa Desantis)

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Types Of Nose Rings —​ And The 20 Best Ideas For Each Kind

Which one is right for you?

Nose — or, more accurately, nostril — piercings are nothing new. In fact, according to Painful Pleasures, “people have been piercing their noses for a variety of reasons for more than 4,000 years, giving nose piercing one of the longest and richest histories of any type of body piercing.” However, nostril piercings did not gain traction in West until the 20th Century, when the piercing became synonymous with punk, artist, and bohemian cultures.

That said, today these types of nose rings and nose ring studs for nostril piercings are relatively common — i.e. they are seen on women and men of all races and all ages. But what is a nostril piercing? Well, according to Infinite Body Piercing, a nostril piercing is any piercing which passes through the high or low nostril, though the piercing “tends to heal most quickly — and look most natural — [when it is placed] in the horizontal crease.”

Healing times will vary, depending on the your body, your environment, and how you care for your piercing; however, no matter who or where you are, you should expect this piercing to take at least six months — and, in some cases, a year — to fully heal. 

RELATED: Ear Art! 25 Crazy-Cool Cartilage Piercing And Helix Piercing Ideas (PHOTOS)

The good news is that, while this piercing is healing, you can wear a wide range of jewelry options (from studs and screws to hoops and rings). Below you will find some of our favorite choices, including some truly unique nose rings. (Note: Not all pieces pictured are appropriate for new nostril piercings.)


Ear piercings guide: 13 different types of ear piercing you probably want

With so many different kinds of ear piercings out there, it’s important to do your research before you get pierced so you know exactly what you want, where you want it and how.

We’ve put together a guide to all of the main ear and cartilage piercings you can get including the helix, tragus and daith piercings – but if you get confused with all of the ‘inner rim’, ‘outer conch’ chat, it might be worth referring to the picture below for a handy quick view.

 The tragus is the inner piece of cartilage which sits over the ear canal directly above your lobe. This popular piercing can look great with studs, hoops and in combination with lots of other jewelry.

The anti tragus is the little bit of cartilage next to your lobe and opposite your tragus (see above). Depending on your pain threshold this piercing can be pretty painful both during the process and in the recovery time afterward.


Long-awaited Triple Crown Tattoo opens for business in downtown Towson

Downtown Towson’s first tattoo shop, Triple Crown Tattoo, opened its doors last Friday almost a year after the Baltimore County Council passed legislation allowing it.

“We delivered what we said we would,” said Grant Aikin, who owns the shop with his wife, tattoo artist Deirdre Aikin, saying the couple wanted to create a “clean, professional gallery setting.” The loftlike, second-floor space is large, airy and bathed in natural light.

“It doesn’t have to be dingy and weird,” Deirdre Aikin said. “[Tattooing is] an art form, and it should be treated as such.”

“It’s a beautiful facility,” said Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson and submitted the legislation amending the county code to allow the shop to open. “I’m very impressed by what they were able to do in that building. It’s a beautiful space.”

Art is central to the combined tattoo studio and gallery space. Deirdre Aikin, an artist trained in sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, said she has spent 15 years collecting the art that lines the walls of the shop on the second floor of 501 York Road. “I might have an art problem,” Aikin joked.

On the walls in late February were works inspired by films by Taiwanese artist James Jean, shimmering mandalas by California artist Cryptik, stark illustrations created in Baltimore by artist Mike Giant, and delicate feather photography on handmade Nepalese paper by father-son duo Dennis and Roy Barloga. In the waiting room, customers can peruse cases of jewelry from around the world while looking at walls of posters and prints.

Deirdre Aikin said she wants to spread that love of art to Towson — her dream, she said, is to make downtown Towson an arts district. She hopes to work with a committee that is working on putting public art in the downtown Towson district.