Birds are singing, the sun is shining (ish) and we can practically smell the gentle waft of ice-cold rose being enjoyed in beer gardens up and down the country… that’s right, Summer is well and truly upon us (even if the weather hasn’t quite got the memo yet).
The season to be bold and brave with your style, Summer is the perfect time to give your style a refresh, making the most of the brighter, warmer days with jewellery you want to get noticed; no longer hidden amongst layer-upon-layer of the Arctic-proof clothing that the Great British Winter commands.
This year, Summer is all about golden hues, pearly whites and getting that perfectly-imperfect layered look, not to mention discovering the healing properties of crystals; no Mystic Meg in sight. Here are a few of our favourite Summer 21 jewellery trends, ensuring your accessorising game remains on point as the warmer weather sets in.
Don’t Ditch the Layers
It may be hotting up, but it’s not time to ditch the layers just yet. This Summer, it’s all about layering up your jewellery to achieve an elegant ‘more is more’ look, perfect for those in search of an understated yet unique style. Delicate chains and pendant necklaces work best for this, so try to choose necklaces of varying lengths to allow each individual piece to shine. Mixing up metals also works beautifully to create a contrast; check out our top tips on how to blend gold and silver jewellery for the need-to-knows. Discover our beautiful collection of necklaces here.
Stack ‘em High Don’t let necklaces and bracelets get all the glory when it comes to the art of ‘more is more’, this Summer it’s time to adorn your fingers with as many rings as you can muster. Stacking rings are this season’s hottest hand trend since lockdown lifting saw the reopening of nail bars up and down the country, and what better way to show off your perfectly preened cuticles than with beautiful rings to match? From dainty, ultra-thin rings to chunky, statement rings that pair perfectly with a more delicate partner, don’t be afraid to experiment with styles, metals and gemstones this season. Discover our rings here.
Golden Hues There’s no better way to add warmth to your look than with rich, yellow golds; the perfect accompaniment to sun-kissed skin. Yellow gold is very much in the limelight this Summer thanks to its versatility, as glamorous as it is classic. Wear it chunky, dainty, plain or patterned. However you choose to, you can guarantee you’ll be bang-on trend.
Girl with the Pearl Earring (or necklace, or ring…) Long-time classic of the jewellery world, pearls in all forms are enjoying a resurgence as one of this season’s must-have jewellery trends; perfect for adding an understated touch of elegance to any outfit. Perfectly round or perfectly imperfect, we’re loving the pearls of all shapes and sizes available from our talented independent designers.
Cosmic Crystals As we become more and more attuned to the influences on our own happiness and wellbeing, the power of crystals and the healing properties that they have comes evermore to the fore; the jewellery world being no exception. This Summer, we see a rebirth of crystals as a fashion accessory with meaning, not only worn for bright and beautiful pops of colour, but for the effect that the particular stones can have on our overall state of mind as we wear them.