The Best Summer Jewelry to Buy and Wear Now

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Photograph by Emma Summerton

Whether you’re packing for a summer getaway or just heading to the closest pool or beach, upgrading your summer jewelry is the perfect opportunity to have fun and relish in the fact that you’re out of the office. For beach jewelry, we love a mix of effortless layering necklaces, puka shell necklaces and a statement earring in a bright color or unique style. Try layering with a combination of dainty summer necklaces like Tiffany’s tag charm necklace, or one of Foundrae’s pendant necklaces. For a great selection of puka shell and cowrie shell necklaces, check out Tohum, Aurelie Bidermann, and Pascale Monvoisin’s incredible options that are great for daily wear all summer long. Mariah Rovery’s fully waterproof earrings can be worn without worrying about water damage- perfect for the pool. Wherever you’re headed this summer these pieces are perfect for any occasion. Shop 27 of our favorite summer jewels here.


Photograph by Emma Summerton and styling by Edward Enninful for W Magazine, April 2012.


The perfect summer necklace, this beachy style is a summer must-have. Tohum puka shell necklace, $345, barneys.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Aurelie Bidermann

This shell earring is made from a real shell and is available in a variety of color options. Aurelie Bidermann earring, $115, usd.aureliebidermann.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Vita Fede

This gold chain link necklace is great for layering with another necklace or two. Vita Fede chain necklace, $120, bergdorfgoodman.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Rebecca De Ravenel

Wear these playful shell earrings anywhere and everywhere. Rebecca De Ravenel earrings, $325, modaoperandi.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Roxanne Assouline

These bracelets go with just about anything and make the perfect accessory. Roxanne Assouline bracelet set, $250, modaoperandi.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Pascale Monvoisin

Another puka shell option- this time with diamonds. Pascale Monvoisin necklace, $814, twistonline.com{: rel=nofollow}.


With a pineapple face, this signet ring is unique and fun. Retrouvai signet ring, $1,100, barneys.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Mariah Rovery

Wear these lightweight earrings to the pool or beach and don’t worry about getting them wet. Mariah Rovery earrings, $68, henribendel.com{: rel=nofollow}.


Layering is made simple with this pre-layered charm style necklace. Givenchy layered necklace, $635, barneys.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Lizzie Fortunato

Stack your wrists with these statement cuffs available in magenta or marigold. Lizzie Fortunato cuff, $195, shop.nordstrom.com{: rel=nofollow}.

John Hardy

Swap out your classic hoops for this updated style featuring gold embellishments. John Hardy hoops, $895, shop.nordstrom.com{: rel=nofollow}.


This incredible necklace is sure to become an heirloom. Foundrae necklace, $6,995, foundrae.com{: rel=nofollow}.


A combination of natural pearls adorned with diamond detailing makes these the ultimate summer dream earring. Mizuki earrings, $2,495, shop.nordstrom.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Yi Collection

This delicate chain ring with pink and blue sapphires is the perfect addition to be worn alone or paired with your favorite rings. Yi Collection ring, $365, modaoperandi.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Tiffany & Co.

Available in a range of styles, these charm pendants are the perfect go-to summer accessory. Tiffany & Co. tag necklace, $500, tiffany.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Vanessa Montiel

These silver hoops with cowrie shells are perfect for beach days. Vanessa Montiel hoops, $295, vanessamontielshop.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Isabel Marant

This turquoise beaded choker with a puka shell detail is a great accessory for any summer trip. Isabel Marant choker, $93, matchesfashion.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Wald Berlin

Wear this cute cowrie shell bracelet all summer long. Wald Berlin bracelet, $158, garmentory.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Cult Gaia

These multi-colored chandelier earrings will make a statement all on their own. Cult Gaia earrings, $160, modaoperandi.com{: rel=nofollow}.


This silver and beaded necklace can be worn multiple ways and looks great layered. Faris necklace, $695, shop.nordstrom.com{: rel=nofollow}.


These cascading silver earrings can effortlessly be worn from day to night. Agmes earrings, $680, modaoperandi.com{: rel=nofollow}.

David Yurman

Also available in turquoise and black onyx, this necklace is perfect for everyday wear. David Yurman necklace, $950, davidyurman.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Silvia Furmanovich

These rose petal earrings add a pop of color and feature gorgeous gemstones from the Gemfields and Muse collaboration. Silvia Furmanovich for Gemfields x Muse, $4,800, swoonery.com{: rel=nofollow}.


Perfect for beach wear, this turquoise bracelet looks great stacked or worn on it’s own. Lagos bracelet, $395, lagos.com{: rel=nofollow}.

David Webb

These luxe gold and diamond door-knocker hoops are the ultimate summer earring. David Webb hoop earrings, $32,500, davidwebb.com{: rel=nofollow}.

Aron & Hirsch

Wear this pendant as a necklace, add to a hoop to be worn as an earring, the possibilities are endless. Aron & Hirsch pendant, $1,130, aronhirsch.com{: rel=nofollow}.

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