I love the Summer; I love leaving coats and jumpers behind and wearing sandals and strappy summer dresses. I love how light it is in the morning and the wonderful long warm evenings. I always loved it when the children broke up from school and we started looking forward to our summer holiday away. My two boys are back from university now (with all the chaos that comes with them) and we can’t wait to get away. This year more that ever, everyone is excited about their holidays. (fingers and toes crossed that the flights aren’t cancelled, or our bags lost)
So, you booked your holiday months ago and whether you are going to the beaches of Cornwall, a city break in Milan or lying by a pool in Crete (children allowing!) – you need to plan you holiday wardrobe. Summer is all about colour and vibrancy, the sunshine, blue skies and seas and bold bright colours in nature all around us. For two reasons jewellery should be a key part of your holiday look. Firstly, you are limited in how much luggage you can take (unless maybe you’re Victoria Beckham…) and jewellery really doesn’t take up much suitcase space, but it can transform an outfit – if you wear the same sun-dress or jumpsuit a few times you can change the look by adding different jewellery and accessories. Secondly, we clearly wear far less on holiday and jewellery can become the real star – add that little bit of bling to you neck, wrists, and ears to bring you skin baring look to life.
There are some pieces of jewellery you should leave at home though. Holidays are a break from the stress and worries of everyday so please don’t take any jewellery which is particularly expensive or has huge sentimental value. It would ruin your holiday if it was to be lost or damaged – granny’s ring might not benefit from a dip in the sea or sand and sun cream. But this doesn’t need to limit you – take a browse through our holiday jewellery collection to find some key items such as some silver hoops or huggies, statement earrings and necklaces for the evenings and a silver bangle or bracelet which looks fabulous against sun kissed arms. Engagement rings too might be better to leave at home and we have lots of customers who buy one of our silver and cubic zirconia rings which look just like fine diamonds and are perfect for a worry-free holiday, leaving your precious ring safe at home.
Be inspired by our Summer Holiday Jewellery Edit
We have put a holiday collection together for you, but I wanted to pick out the top pieces or styles of jewellery which will elevate your look and lift your spirits, making you feel like a star. Silver jewellery designs which will take you from the sunbed to the cocktail bar with ease and style.
Simple Silver Studs or Hoops
These are the ultimate holiday staple. Classic stud earrings are like the little black dress of jewellery. A pair of cubic zirconia and silver studs which you can wear all day every day – adding a little bit of sparkle to your bikini look – team with a bold and bright print wrap and funky sunglasses and you are all set. Silver huggie earrings are also a great choice – easy to wear and no backs to lose in the sand. We love our triple strand huggies which look like you are wearing three pairs of little hoop earrings.
They will see you through almost any occasion, from travelling, to sightseeing, and even for an understated evening look.
Statement Drop Earrings
Although studs are perfect for every day – you have to add some statement drop earrings to your jewellery roll. Always in fashion, and just as they add a sparkle into the festive season, floaty drop earrings also inject a summery feel. Pretty drop earrings instantly turn a summer dress into a stylish evening look but can also be worn to dress up your beachy look or day trip outfit.
We have so many beautiful silver drop earring designs but I think our Deco Drama Earrings are perfect holiday earrings.
Silver Bangles and Bracelets
A single silver bangle or bracelet adds a touch of understated elegance to your look and looks beautiful on bare sun kissed arms. Our range of handmade silver bangles has something for everyone – if you want a bold bangle, choose our classic wide hammered silver bangle or a finer bangle such as our pretty ribbon cuff bangle which looks great worn stacked with other silver bangles too. If you prefer a silver bracelet – our silver surf bracelet would be perfect.
Summer always brings wonderful ocean inspired jewellery and printed fabrics. Hear the sea wherever you go with designs inspired by the sea, surf and shells. Take a look at our surf bangle or maybe our spiral shell silver earrings. If you want to be noticed, you should go for our mermaid pendant!
It’s not just the ocean that inspires summer jewellery – nature all around us does too. Whether it be wonderful floral designs or leaf motifs. One of our best sellers is our large silver flower hoops and emerald cubic zirconia leaf earrings and pendants are also flying off the shelves this summer. Butterflies, dragonflies and bees all make beautiful nature inspired jewellery too.
You might not want to wear much more than a simple little silver chain during days on the beach but days out and evenings are the time to make a statement with bold and beautiful silver necklaces. Holidays might be the time to wear something different to your usual style – why not try our silver rings necklace which will make you standout for all the right reasons. Our peacock pendant is also gorgeous with a yellow gold finish and set with rich emerald green cubic zirconia – it looks wonderful against sun kissed skin.
A trend which is still huge is laying your necklaces, so pick three or four to take and then you can mix it up – wear a couple together, one alone or all of them! Remember to stagger your chain lengths and add contrast though design, stone colour or gold and silver finish. The perfect Instagram look. I think our silver triple ball necklace, gold and solitaires necklace and ruby eternal heart pendant are all great choices and look good worn alone or together.
Brightly colour gemstones have been so popular over the last few months and that trend is definitely continuing into the summer. The sunshine seems to make us bolder with our colour – bolder prints in our clothes, brighter bags and shoes and beautifully coloured jewellery.
Our colour happy collection has beautiful sparkling stones in every colour of the rainbow. Whether you choose emerald green, ruby red or aquamarine is up to you, but choosing with be very tricky. A couple of our customer favourites and wonderful for summer days and evenings – are the aquamarine solitaire cocktail ring and ruby flower drop earrings.
Statement Cocktail Rings
You may have left your expensive rings at home but your hands can still stand out on holiday. Our collection of affordable silver and cubic zirconia rings offers something for everyone. Our pastel colours of pink diamond, citrine and aquamarine are perfect for a cute summer outfit with a similar colour palette and our vintage style ring is available on all three colours. We also have matching earrings and necklaces to complete your look. If you like more vibrant colours – how about the ruby crown ring or our sapphire blue victoria ring. It might be best not to wear it to the beach or swimming pool to avoid damage from the sand, saltwater, or chlorine.
Whatever jewellery and clothes you choose to squeeze into your suitcase - make sure you leave your worries behind and have a wondeful and well deserved break with friends and family. That's what I'm going to do.