Summer Jewellery Trends 2024: The Ultimate Guide to Sparkle and Shine



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As the sun graces us with its golden rays, it’s time to refresh our jewellery boxes. Adding a little bit of sparkle and shine to even the most simple of summer dresses can make all the difference.  A bangle here and an anklet there can transform any ordinary summer outfit into something altogether more chic. 

Whether you’re lounging by the beach, dancing at a festival, or sipping cocktails at a rooftop bar, these jewellery pieces will ensure you shine brighter than the summer sun. Here are the must-have accessories that will elevate your summer style.

Layered Necklaces: The More, The Merrier

Layering isn’t just for winter clothes anymore. This summer, it’s all about stacking those necklaces. Mix and match delicate chains with bold pendants, and don’t be afraid to combine different lengths and styles. Think gold chains paired with colourful gemstones or minimalist pieces layered with statement pendants. The key is to create a look that’s uniquely you.

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Colourful Beads: A Splash Of Fun

Bring a burst of colour to your ensemble with vibrant bead jewellery. From chunky beaded necklaces to playful bracelets, these pieces are perfect for adding a fun, bohemian touch to your summer wardrobe. They’re perfect for beach days and summer festivals alike.

Since it’s summer, look for beads in bright, tropical hues like turquoise, coral, and sunny yellows. Alternatively, look for a colour that resonates with you. In certain cultures, it’s believed that different colour gemstone beads can contain healing energies or powers – whether that be protection, good luck or positive energy. Blue gemstone beads are thought to promote calm feelings, encouragement, honesty and spirituality whereas yellow gemstone beads can help promote feelings of contentment, intelligence, joy and wisdom.

Shell Jewellery: Ocean-Inspired Elegance

Channel your inner mermaid with stunning shell jewellery. This trend is making waves with everything from delicate shell earrings to bold puka shell chokers. Pair them with your favourite sundress or bikini for an effortlessly chic, beach-ready look. Shell jewellery is the perfect way to bring a touch of the ocean to your everyday style.

Those stunning shell earrings and anklets are more than just a style statement, they’re eco-friendly too. Shells are a natural byproduct of the ocean, making them a renewable resource. Unlike synthetic materials that can take centuries to decompose, shells are biodegradable. This means that when you’re done with your shell jewellery (though we doubt you’ll ever want to part with it), it won’t sit in a landfill for eternity. Instead, it will naturally break down and return to the earth. Moreover, many brands that create shell jewellery are also committed to ocean conservation efforts. 

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Modern Pearl Jewellery: Classic With A Twist

Pearls are no longer just for your grandmother’s jewellery box. Yep, if you think pearls are just formal and stoic, you’re wrong.  This summer, modern pearl jewellery is taking centre stage. Think asymmetrical designs, mixed materials, and unexpected shapes. Whether it’s a pair of edgy pearl earrings or a contemporary pearl choker, these pieces add a touch of sophistication to any outfit.

Big Hoops: Go Bold Or Go Home

Big hoops are back and bigger than ever! These statement earrings are a summer staple, adding a touch of glamour to any outfit. Whether you prefer classic gold or silver, or something more daring like colourful enamel or embellished designs, big hoops are a must-have. They’re versatile enough to wear with anything from a casual tee to a sleek evening dress.

Cuff Bracelets: Arm Candy Galore

Cuff bracelets are making a strong comeback this summer. These bold pieces can be worn solo for a minimalist look or stacked for maximum impact. Look for cuffs in a variety of materials, from sleek metals to colourful enamel and even leather. They’re perfect for adding a touch of edge to your summer outfits.

Wooden Jewellery: Natural Beauty

Embrace the beauty of nature with wooden jewellery. This trend is all about earthy, organic vibes. Think wooden bangles, statement necklaces, and even earrings. These pieces are perfect for adding a rustic, boho touch to your summer style. Plus, they’re lightweight and comfortable, making them ideal for hot summer days.

Petal Jewellery: Floral Fantasy

Since forever jewellery makes have looked to nature for inspiration, and there isn’t anything much more inspiring than flora and fauna when it comes to beauty. Indeed floral designs are a perennial favourite, and this summer, petal jewellery is blooming everywhere. 

From delicate flower-shaped earrings to bold petal necklaces, these pieces are perfect for adding a the beauty of the botanical to your look. . Opt for pieces in soft pastels or vibrant hues to match your summer wardrobe.

The Bottom Line

Whether you prefer bold and daring or subtle and chic, there’s something for everyone. So go ahead, mix and match, and let your jewellery do the talking. After all, summer is the perfect time to shine!

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