Summer Jewelry Is the Best Kind—30 Finds I'm in Love With

summer jewelry



My jewelry collection can be divided into two categories: the classic gold jewelry that I wear throughout the year and my summer jewelry. I put the latter in its own category since the type of accessories I favor this time of year tends to be much more exuberant than during any other season. The colors get brighter, the silhouettes get bolder, and the pieces are anything but dainty. Summer is when these fun-loving pieces really get to shine.

There are several key jewelry trends that contribute to this aesthetic—from beaded pieces and colorful enamel to baroque pearls—but overall, I'd simply call it summer jewelry. To see what I mean, I'm highlighting 30 finds that embody this free-spirited, beachy vibe. In the below edit, you'll find everything from brightly beaded necklaces to bikini-ready body chains and chunky resin rings that are ideal for wearing on vacation, to the beach, or simply layering on with your favorite summer dresses.

To wear with everything from bikinis to low-rise jeans.

Now that's what I call a cheap thrill.

If you were into the necklace in the opening image, here you go.

Arranged with ombré pink sapphire stones, this stunning ring is just as summery as it is seasonless.

It's not a want, it's a need.

Fun fact: These were designed in collaboration with Kerry Washington.

I'm seeing string pendants like this start to bubble up.

I love the idea of wearing these with an airy cotton dress.

Take all your sandals to the next level.

How to have an Italian summer without actually leaving the country.

To wear solo or layer on top of your everyday necklaces.

Slick your hair into a bun to really let these have their moment.

The chunky-ring trend is still going strong.

To swap in for your plain gold hoops.

Multicolored pieces go well with almost anything since there's probably a color that matches your look.

I had to do a double-take on the price, too. These look so luxe.

Don't sleep on Mango's summer jewelry.

H&M's most expensive-looking accessory right now.

These have a vintage quality to them that I just adore.