Summer Jewelry Essentials
Summer is a great time for jewelry. As you shed off the layers, there's more room to show off the glitz. To fully maximize your look and take advantage of the warm weather, try these summertime essentials:
Maybe your feet have been in hiding for the past few months, behind wool socks and knee-high boots. But now that the sun is out and sandals are back in, your feet deserve some extra special attention. Brighten up those tired soles with delicate anklets and toe rings. You can go simple with sterling silver or 14kt gold, or try something playful with CZs, charms, or diamond accents.
Nothings says "summer" quite like the ocean. This is why nautical jewelry has become somewhat of a staple for the season. Dive into designs inspired by sailing and the open ocean, using rope textures, anchors, and sailboat motifs. Striped patterns and color blocks of blue, red, yellow, and white also provide the same nautical feel.
Sea Life Motifs
When the weather is warm, it's time to hit the seashore! And while your feet are in the sand and your hair blows in the salty breeze, you can amp up your beach-going style with jewelry inspired by the sea. Popular sea life jewelry motifs include starfish, seashells, fish, octopi, and seahorses. To feel like you're one with nature, wrap yourself in treasures from the ocean, including coral, pearl, and natural shell.
The dark and pale tones of the winter months can be packed away with your coats and mittens. It's time to bring out the brights! Go color-crazy with your wardrobe and try mixing in some vibrant gemstone and enamel jewelry. Opaques, such as turquoise, really maximize the brightness of the hue, but if sparkle is more your thing, try amethyst or pink topaz. Multicolored styles, including torsades and cluster jewelry, are another fun way to incorporate lively palettes.
Now that you're out of the dark, you want to show off your sun-kissed skin. The best way to bring out that tan is with a little yellow gold jewelry. The warm tones will surely complement darker skin shades. Whether it be a ring, necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings in 10kt, 14kt, or 18kt yellow gold, you'll love the way it feels. And for more affordable options, try vermeil (gold over silver), gold plate, or goldtone jewelry.
Sunbeams, sunshine, suntans…everything about summertime centers on the sun; and every time we think of the sun, we can't help but think of citrines, the sunniest of all jewels. So let them shine! Whatever type of citrine jewelry you decide upon, one thing is for sure: this gemstone will brighten your look every day of the year and bring light to your world even in the dark of winter. Count on our sunny citrines to forever keep you in a summer state of mind!
Summer Jewelry Care Tip
Heading to the pool? It is best to leave most jewelry at home. Chlorine can pit & dissolve gold alloys in your mounting.