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August is here and summer is well underway! As the sun shines and the temperatures rise, you may want to think about accessories to compliment that new summer dress or fabulous beach cover-up you just bought. Matching your jewelry to the vibrant spirit of summer is what it’s all about!

Summer jewelry is all about being light, fun, and effortlessly chic. Whether you’re attending a beach or the pool party of the summer season, strolling through a bustling city, or simply enjoying a lazy day by the pool, these five essential tips will help you rock your summer jewelry with confidence and style!

1. Embrace Lightweight:

Summer is the season to bid farewell to heavy pieces and embrace lightweight designs that won’t weigh you down or cause discomfort during the heat. Opt for jewelry made from lighter gauge chains/necklaces, lower weight and simpler looks. Consider layering dainty necklaces or bracelets to create a trendy, effortless style (We absolutely love this look!)

2. Go for Vibrant and Playful Colors:

Summer is the perfect time to infuse your jewelry collection with a splash of color. Don’t be shy! Bright and vibrant jewelry complements your summer wardrobe and adds a pop to any outfit. Experiment with pieces featuring colorful gemstones, enamel accents, or even statement earrings in bold hues. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors to create a playful and eye-catching look that’s perfect for the season.

3. Prioritize Versatility:

When packing for vacations or weekend getaways, it’s essential to choose versatile jewelry that can complement multiple outfits. Opt for pieces that can effortlessly transition from day to night, such as classic stud earrings, delicate layering necklaces, or a simple gold or silver bangle. These versatile staples can be dressed up or down, ensuring you’re always looking chic, regardless of the occasion.

4. Be Mindful of Water and Sunscreen:

Summer adventures often involve water activities and sunscreen application. While these are essential for staying protected, they can be damaging to certain types of jewelry. Pop in and ask us if you have questions about salt water, sunscreen etc., and how this affects certain metals and gemstones.

5. Opt for Statement Pieces with Breathable Designs:

While keeping your jewelry lightweight and comfortable, don’t shy away from making a statement. A bold, eye-catching piece can elevate even the simplest summer ensemble. Look for statement earrings with intricate, openwork designs that allow for better airflow, ensuring you stay comfortable in the heat. 

One thing to keep in mind for August is that the traditional birthstone is peridot. You don’t need to be an August baby to wear this gorgeous olive-green gem with style. Its olive-green hue was just made for the summer! Whether you choose a stand-out stone on a sexy chain, or something a little more low key, like some simple peridot studs, you can’t go wrong sporting a peridot piece. We particularly love the look of peridot paired with diamonds – the interplay of these 2 stones is at once stunning yet also subtle. 

Summer is sizzling and we’re here to help you accessorize those fabulous summer outfits with the perfect jewelry. Come on into our store and let us help you find that perfect look. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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