Jewels For Summer Getaways And Beyond


Where are you choosing to spend your summer vacation? Will you be lounging pool or beach side in the U.S or spending your summer vacation on an island in the Mediterranean. Will you see the English or French countryside or will you be traipsing through the woodsy lake areas or climbing mountains closer to home? Will you be globetrotting and seeing the great sights from Asia to Europe?  Whatever your plans are this summer, there are a variety of looks which we have chosen that can act as your summer get-away jewels and also your enduring essentials.  We prefer our pieces to have longevity and still be on trend for the season.

We believe you should travel light and your clothes should be a backdrop to your jewelry, and that you should be enjoying each moment rather than planning out what you are going to wear.

From left to right, Keyamour’s Victorian gold and turquoise earrings, Amali Jewelry’s turquoise and hand woven chain and diamond, earrings, Theresa Kaz’s day to night chrysoprase, green tourmaline and chryssocolla earrings, Amali Jewelry’s one-of-a-kind opal earrings


You can opt for the traditional sea blue/greens of the crystalline waters of the sea in Capri choose brighter pops of color for nights out dancing in Mykonos.  Keep it simple with bolder rings instead of stacks, long gemstone earrings and antique or modern statement necklaces with multi-gems and charms of different shapes of cabochon cut stones. With pieces like these you can keep clothes spare–an all-white wardrobe of a tank, T-shirt, wispy long sleeve shirt, jeans and long flowing skirt, which will be all that you will need for day trips. For evenings out, the addition of a vibrantly colored shawl and sandals in a similar hue will keep your packing to a minimum while upping your style quotient.

From left to right Federica Rettore’s ring from her Lagoon collection, Theresa Kaz’s London blue topaz, aquamarine and diamond bracelet, Sorellina Jewelry’s lapis and diamond earrings, Eden Presley’s opal ring and earrings, Theresa Kaz’s multi gem ring


Clockwise from left Loren Nicole’s cabochon multi-color charm necklace, Fernando Jorge’s jade and diamond earrings, Fred Leighton’s antique rivière necklaces, Sarah Hendler’s enamel band and colored gemstone rings.

You can transition that all white wardrobe  into black for dramatic evenings and s work with vividly colored gemstones or go for subtle glamour with perfectly proportioned diamond pieces that have just enough impact yet still can be effortless and carefree.


From left to right, Kwiat’s alternating diamond earrings, Fernando Jorge’s diamond bracelet, Fred Leighton’s modern take on an antique solitaire with a European cut stone in sliver toped cut down collet setting and gold chain


Clockwise from top, Fred Leighton’s antique hair ornaments, Darsana Jewelry’s antique mirror and diamonds front with all seeing eye in the back, Fern Freeman’s gold safety pin and diamond rings

Gold with and without diamond accents and sterling silver can also go with a monochromatic wardrobe or with metallic fashion in the same tones as the metals you are wearing—in a T-shirt, a lightweight cardigan, sandals or a shawl.  Here you can bring in clean lined yet chunky link chain bracelets, wide cuffs and rings, message pendants and the quintessential hoop earrings.

From left to right, Walter Faith’s rose gold link chain bracelet with diamond links, Sophie Hughes’ 18K gold organic hoops, Dru Jewelry’s “Be The Change” pendant, Amber Victoria’s arrow and diamond ID braclet, Zoe Chicco’s wide gold ring with emerald cut diamond


In silver you can opt for more detailing in engraving in both modern and antique pieces. Hair ornaments are perfect in both vintage gold or silver for dresses up your tresses while staying cool. Additionally, you can wear more modern and lightweight pieces for casual days while sightseeing.

From left to right, Fern Freeman’s sterling silver, diamond and 18K gold cuffs, Glorious Antique Jewelry sterlingsilver and cut steel hair comb, below: Malcolm Betts’ engraved sterling silver signet ring, Glorious Antique’s sterling silver Victorian necklace which has a modern sensibility, Pamela Love lotus earrings



Sarah Swell’s sterling silver earrings, Alberian & Aulde’s rhodium plated sterling silver and white topaz earrings, Samantha Jackson’s antique French marriage medal with added diamond surround, Sugar et Cie’s sterling silver Cuff Bracelet.


Don’t forget that summer into fall 2018 is all about florals in fashion and in jewelry and if you are adding a flowing feminine or a more structured dress, or a silky top featuring a garden party or exotic flower print to your packing list, you can work with the colors in the jewelry or can also add a floral brooch, stand-out earrings  or a statement in rings.

From left to right, Lene Vibe’s Floral diamond and rough diamond earrings, Sylvia Furmanovich floral earrings, Aida Bergsen’s amethyst and floral cocktail ring, Brooke Gregson’s carved gemstone floral rings, Colette’s floral diamond hair comb