Summer Pieces You Need in Your Jewelry Box Right Now
One thing I love about summer is that it’s the perfect opportunity to brandish your most beloved jewels. With more skin on show, what better way to dress up your breezy floral dresses and evening skirt suits than with a few dazzling pieces?
The key to styling summer jewelry is to layer and combine different styles. This will add a playful touch to practically any outfit. And by playful, I mean summer elegance.
Here are my favorite luxury warm-weather pieces you’ll want to fill your jewelry box with this season—and beyond.
Dress up your fingers with this intriguing 18kt gold Maia ring with round-cut diamonds, sapphires, and tourmalines. With its sweeping silhouette, you get this captivating piece of jewelry that adds movement and summer playfulness to evening ensembles. It lends elegance to any outfit.
Pasha de Cartier Watch
Telling the time has never been so glamorous with this timeless rose gold Cartier watch.
First launched in the 80s, the Pasha de Cartier piece was inspired by a wristband introduced to the brand’s collection in 1943. The current model is crafted in Cartier’s signature Swiss atelier from 18-karat rose gold with a silvered guilloche dial encrusted with 48 sparkling diamonds and a sapphire-tipped crown. Wear it for those rooftop brunches and business meetings.
Mixed Cut Bracelet in Yellow Gold with Aquamarines
It shines with every movement.
Featuring mixed-cut aquamarines and vibrant gemstones and diamonds, this Tiffany & Co. Mixed Cut Bracelet is a breathtaking nod to nature’s beauty. With its showcase of extraordinary stones, it gives the illusion of floating aquamarines. Layer it with other Tiffany bracelets for a stunning, summer look.
Dip into the blue with these blue sapphire mini circle earrings with pear shaped diamonds set in 18k gold. The will add summer vibes and elegance to any outfit. These earrings are available with different gemstones, depending on your taste.
Tiffany Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard Earrings
Not a fan of fussy earrings? Especially in the summer when it’s hot and humid, you don’t always want to be carrying around heavy dangles and hoops. That’s what makes these diamond studs a great summer jewelry box staple.
Platinum with hand-polished bezel-set diamonds, these are a modern take on diamond studs—blending the simple design of studs with elaborate stones. Wear them on their own for a toned-down look, or with statement earrings for a dramatic look. They will look fabulous whichever way you choose to wear them.
Sophie Bille Brahe Peggy Deux Freshwater Pearl and 14k Gold Necklace
Pearl necklaces never go out of style, even in the summer. There’s nothing like a double strand of pearls to give your LBD an extra push this summer. Blending the classic with the modern, this freshwater pearl necklace drapes elegantly around the décolletage and perfectly complements a plunging neckline. And the best part? You won’t have to lock away this summer-friendly jewelry piece, as it’s suitable for year-round wear. As I have said before, pearls are timeless.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.