5 Rich-Looking Summer Jewelry Trends You Can Get for Under $150

While I wear jewelry 365 days a year, my favorite jewelry season has to be summer. More exposed skin means more jewelry to adorn it with. You also may have noticed that it's become commonplace to pile on jewelry with everything from a bikini to workout gear, so if you love jewelry, you're in luck these days.

When it comes to anything in fashion, rich-looking items that don't cost a lot of money is a great goal to have. And I'm shopping for summer jewelry pieces with that philosophy in mind. Five of the biggest jewelry trends of the season are quite easy to find affordable versions of, and I'm happy to report that I sourced the ones that look the most expensive.

Read on for the rich-looking jewelry trends everyone will be wearing out in the summer sun, and shop the aforementioned affordable ones that people will assume you spent thousands on.

Sterling Silver


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The biggest jewelry trend of 2023 is silver, hands down. I expect that to only become more apparent as summer approaches. I also think this is a trend that'll be around for awhile, so don't be afraid to 

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Teardrop Earrings


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Thanks to Bottega Veneta, teardrop earrings have quickly become as popular as hoops, and they're just as versatile. You'll want to wear these sculptural drops every single day.

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Seashore Motifs


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The most aggressively "summery" trend of the bunch, seashore motifs are perfect for balmy days. This season, the vibe is more sophisticated as opposed to cutesy (think, this Bottega Veneta pair). Think natural pearls, coral motifs, seashells mixed with silver or gold, and organic shapes.

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Bangles and Cuffs


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It's been a minute since bracelets were trendy but that's all changed, thanks to brands like Saint Laurent that put chunky bracelets back on the map for 2023. And now that we'll all be shedding the long sleeves soon, summer is the perfect time to show off your wristwear.

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Just like everything else that was last popular in the early 2000s, toggle necklaces are back again. This trend feels particularly fresh and you may be one of the first of your friend group to start wearing it if you snag one now.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.