This summer, there’ll be no holding back when it comes to statement jewellery. Each year, summer jewellery means embracing bright colours and daring designs, but this year in particular, get ready to pull out all the stops. Gemstones that sparkle in the sun are a must, and warm yellow gold tones are expected to be everywhere over the next few months.
Taking inspiration from the latest catwalks, film and TV, and iconic celebrity looks, let’s discover the absolute essentials for your jewellery box this summer.
Bangles are back and bolder than ever. This jewellery type has always been associated with summer and easy-going holiday vibes. Bangles can effortlessly elevate any outfit and are easy to style for any occasion. After being featured in the BBC jewellery competition All That Glitters, chunky silver bangles are making a comeback. Colourful bangles that will add bright accents to your look are also on-trend, like this stunning vintage gemstone and 14ct yellow gold bangle for example.
Vintage Stud Earrings
Statement earrings manage to remain on-trend year in, year out. After a year of online meetings and Zoom parties, many of us have really upped our earrings game, and this summer will provide the perfect opportunity to show off our collections in person. This year, it’s all about oversized vintage stud earrings. Look for studs in shades of coral and turquoise for the ultimate beachy summer vibe. For example, these fabulous red coral, diamond, and yellow gold 1970s earrings.
Bold, bright, and bang on trend – this summer there’s no holding back when it comes to necklaces and pendants. This won’t be the year for the simple and delicate chain, instead, statement gemstone necklaces will be all the rage – the more colourful and bold the better. Unusual styles and geometric shapes will also be popular, with necklaces and pendants becoming the focal point of your outfit. Pieces like this gorgeous sapphire, emerald, ruby, enamel, and yellow gold necklace will go down a treat during the summer months.
Continuing the bold and bright theme, we come to cocktail rings. Like bangles, this jewellery type was also featured in an All That Glitters challenge, piquing the public’s interest. Cocktail rings are a fun and joyful piece of jewellery. They signify celebration and abundance. What better way to celebrate the warm summer months than by heading out for drinks adorned in some fabulous gemstone rings? They may be bold, but that’s what this summer’s trends are all about – no holding back! To really stand out, go for a multi-gem ring that will catch the light and sparkle beautifully, like this stunning 1950s sapphire, diamond and platinum statement ring.
Any of these gorgeous jewellery styles will have you ready to embrace summer with open arms. Remember that this summer is your chance to get playful and creative with your jewellery styles. So, have fun with it and don’t hold back! For more inspiration, head over to our complete range of vintage and antique jewellery to start building your perfect summer collection.
Delilah Kealy-Roberts – Sales and Digital Assistant
Delilah joined the AC Silver team as a Sales & Digital Assistant in 2017 after completing her degree in English Literature at Leeds University. Delilah possesses a passion for jewellery and antiquities combined with an interest in blogging and social media.