The Best Summer Jewelry for this Year

If you are having fun in the sun or just want to feel fabulous while enjoying a summer night out and about, this warmer season is undoubtedly the number one season and reason for fashion and jewelry. And just like summer, jewelry can be warm, colorful, fun, and bright. The perfect piece of jewelry can enhance any new bathing suit or complement your favorite summer ensemble.  

A person of color wearing hoop earrings.

What's Trending?

Say goodbye to that worn-out winter wardrobe and hello to the summer wear of 2022. It's time to put on a fun outfit and head to your favorite summer hotspot. But we can't leave home without the addition of your favorite jewelry to bring your look to the next level. Let's look at what types of summer jewelry will be hot this summer.

Bright and Colorful 

Bright and colorful pieces have always been a summer hit. Bright colors are an excellent way to add vibrance and personality to a summer look, and they can amp up a neutral monotone outfit and even add more zing to an already classic summer look.

You can go dramatic and dazzle with oversized statement pieces or highlight detail with more delicate, simple jewelry. Colorfully beaded jewelry looks great with a summer outfit, too, such as colored quartz necklaces and brilliantly colored stacked bracelets with a raw, organically tinted beauty. 

Simple

The most outstanding aspect of wearing simple jewelry is you are the focus, and this minimalist style of jewelry will never overcomplicate an outfit or weigh you down. Simple can be just a tiny touch of detail to a piece that makes a big statement with minimal effort. 

When keeping it simple, you can't really go wrong. A perfectly executed gold chain with a small charm or pendant can change your entire appearance. Wearing a simple stacked ring or bracelet will add something special to your look. Perhaps even put on a simplistic set of stud earrings that give you personality without being overdramatic. Dramatic and complex can be great, but it usually also means heavy and hot, so summer is the right time for more simple lighter jewelry. 

No matter what your taste in jewelry is, LaCkore has the perfect jewelry for your fresh summer look. Shop now.

Gold and Silver

When are gold and silver not appropriate when referring to jewelry? These precious metals have and always will symbolize wealth, power, opulence, and beauty. A unique but straightforward gold necklace can reflect the light from the sun into a rainbow of colors. A bangle dipped in 24k silver can shine just as bright like a diamond. 

Gold and Silver jewelry is classic and still popular today all year round. Not as well known is Rose gold, which has an aura of warmth that's perfect for summer. Its soft pink and golden tones give the feeling of a summer day coming to an end as the sun quietly sets in the west. 

Two simple gold rings.

Natural 

Nature has it all, spectacular colors, the intoxicating beauty, and so many different shapes to attract the eye. Wearing natural jewelry in the summer has gained popularity again since its decline after the 70s. Necklaces, rings, and bracelets can be made from almost any natural material, and sometimes they are made with shells, wood, stones, and even bone

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Natural-looking beads are currently as hot as the summer can be, and their jewelry-making possibilities are seemingly endless. This type of stringed jewelry can also include pearls and crystals that people might wear for a significant reason. 

Hemp fiber is also a versatile material used for much summery jewelry. Hemp has long-lasting durability and can be used in high-quality jewelry and the more casual hemp cord pieces we often see on the beach. 

Ocean Inspired

When you think of summer, you think of warmer weather. You think of lazy days spent by the pool. Or long walks along the ocean shore. Since so much of our summer is spent around sand and water, it should be no surprise that ocean-inspired jewelry starts trending every June. 

There are many options when looking for ocean-inspired jewelry, including but not limited to shell and pearl jewelry. Pearls have always been a chic way to add a natural but luxurious look to any outfit. Complete your favorite summer blouse with a pair of mermaid tear earrings made of sea glass. And perhaps a complimentary pink pearl necklace to feel as beautiful and unique as the sea. 

Gemstones

Bold-colored gemstones are perfect for summer, such as amber-colored or rose quartz. Blues and greens are a good choice, like radiant turquoise and aquamarine. Gemstones tend to sparkle under the shining rays of sunlight and add luxury to a chic summertime suit. 

You can choose a glamorous pair of drop or dangle earrings adorned with your favorite gemstone (August's birthstone is peridot) for summer elegance and luxe. There are also various styles of gemstone bracelets and necklaces that come in a wide range of shapes and colors. Freshwater pearls in jewelry making are also quite popular in summer, and people often seek out gemstones and naturally occurring stones that are inspired by life and nature.

Related: The History of Birthstones

A person outside with simple jewelry on.

What Type of Jewelry Shouldn't You Wear in the Summer Heat?

There are no set rules in summer fashion. Dress and accessorize as you please. Choose which jewelry is right for you and looks perfect with your style. However, here are some tips on what not to wear while enjoying the summer heat:

  • Don't overdo it! Layers of necklaces and bracelets look great in summer, but too many layers can weigh you down and become uncomfortable in the heat.
  • Chokers. Chokers can actually improve the look of a summer sundress. However, making sure the material is breathable is so essential. Don't sweat and irritate your skin!
  • Bigger is not better. In summer, size does matter. It's okay to go big, but you don't want to tip the scale. You want light, breezy jewelry on you and, most importantly, comfortably sized. 
  • Try not to bring expensive precious gems to your summer outing. There are some great expensive-looking pieces without all the risk of losing a real gold diamond ring on an open sandy beach. 

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Summer jewelry trends can become timeless ones. Flaunt the fiercest necklaces, adorn shining eye-catching bracelets, and shine as bright as the sun. Use a unique earring set to perfectly accompany any warm summery wardrobe and keep that playful, carefree vibe throughout the year. 

Shop the hottest jewelry of the summer at LaCkore Couture, handcrafted jewelry that dazzles.