Summer Jewelry Trends

Summer Jewelry Trends: Beach, Baubles and More

Roslyn Fashion & Jewelry: Your Life in Color Summer

A reader recently commented that she didn’t know that you changed colors in jewelry for each season. Indeed, accessories do play an important role in the world of fashion, shifting in theme, color and style with each season. As jewelry designers, we are inspired by nature. Our current collection reflects the colors and rhythms of the ocean, the carefree spirit of summer and summer jewelry trends dictated by the fashion industry.

Summertime apparel brings lower necklines, and that leaves a lot of bare skin begging for adornment. We keep this in mind as we design. Summer jewelry is often bigger and more colorful, and we love to achieve this bolder, brighter look by using gemstones and artisan glass beads. It’s a wonderful time to play with your look and have fun with your accessories – enjoy!

Gemstone Statement Necklaces

A statement necklace can transform an ordinary outfit into an extraordinary look. Striking gemstone pieces in crew-neck styles are great for highlighting your décolletage and bringing color and interest up to your face. These statement necklaces feature oceanic design elements and reflect the mystical quality of the sea.

 

Mother of Pearl Statement Necklace

Super Nova: Dramatic mother of pearl spikes and rock crystal create this elegant collier.

Nautical Necklace

Ocean Breeze: A diaphanous shimmer of rock crystal, sea opal and Swarovki crystal and pearl.

dramatic necklace

Mazu: A gorgeous abalone mosaic centerpiece  is framed by striking polished sea glass daggers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Boho Style Necklaces

Boho chic jewelry brings a down-to-earth feel to summer style with ethnic accents and a natural palette. This look can enhance the most casual outfit or add ease to more dressy attire.  A pendant necklace accentuates a v-neck and lengthens your silhouette. Next time you’re dashing out the door, toss on one of these artisan necklaces to put a fashion-forward spin on your ensemble.

 

Horn Pendant Necklace

Jacamo: A beautiful blend of jasper varieties suspends a carnelian horn pendant.

Beaded Collar Necklace

Prime: Exotic elements from around the world create this stylish Boho collar.

shell pendant necklace

Molokini: Amber and mother of pearl chips in warm neutral hues suspend a shell pendant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Beach Jewelry

Looking chic at the beach or the pool is easy when you add a few key accessories to your swimsuit and cover-up. Beaded beach jewelry is fun without being too fussy, too hot in the sun, or too precious to risk losing in the sand. Please remember to never expose your jewelry to chlorine swimming pools or hot tubs.

 

turquoise and coral jewelry

Kokomo: A celebration of summer in colorful turquoise and coral.

mother of pearl necklace

Lorelei: Glowing Vintage mother of pearl – A great white necklace is a must for summer.

Red Coral Statement Necklace

Palancar: A glamorous resort-ready set of exquisite branch coral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nautical Style Jewelry

The timeless nautical look finds its place every year in fashion, and it has become even more popular with the expansion of resort collections. Traditional nautical-look staples include preppy-chic bold stripes, classic blue and white, and mostly white outfits. Get on board with jewelry that has maritime flair.

 

Lapis Lazuli Jewelry

Wild Blue: A stunning expanse of lapis lazuli gemstones suspended from chain.

Cobalt blue Necklace

Maris: A gorgeous set of polished cobalt sea glass  accented with rare Vintage glass.

Blue and white necklace

Jonah: An elegant set of artisan ceramic beads and denim blue sodalite.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summer Chokers

The black silk ribbons from a century ago are back in style; chokers have gotten a trendsetting make-over. They’re still just as sexy but they are now seen in a myriad of styles from sleek metals, to beaded gemstones, to tied ribbons. Sometimes worn perched on the collarbone, the choker draws the eye to the neckline and its tight embrace is more alluring than ever.

 

Shimerine: Blister pearls and rainbow fluorite glisten with subtle color.

Vintage Choker Necklace

Victoria: A romantic high choker of Vintage pressed glass.

Tassel collar necklace

Luna: A collar design that’s a modern expression of 70’s glamour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bracelets for Summer

The sleeveless tops of summer call out for lots of arm candy. Multiple bangles mixed with colorful pieces achieve a chic layered look. Or try one of our wrap bracelets that can be worn as a stylish beach necklace – a great piece to take on vacation for its versatility. Contact us to custom order one our bracelets as an anklet – another hot summer accessory.

 

Handmade Chunky Blue Bracelet

Levi: This high impact sodalite and onyx bracelet is all you need for a pop of style.

beaded wrap bracelet

Baja: This lively wrap bracelet of African trade beads and gemstones doubles as a necklace.

Amber colored Handmade Beaded Bracelet

Elektor: Add some sunshine to your look in this polished sea glass and stick pearl bracelet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make waves this summer in fabulous one of a kind jewelry from our Summer Jewelry Collection.

 


 The Summer Jewelry Collection

 

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I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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  1. It amazes me Roz that you are so in tune with color, season, neckline, size, etc. as it relates to jewelry. You have such a good eye and imagination for things which is why all of your pieces are so gorgeous.

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      Thanks, Julie Latz, I will be sure to pass along your compliments to Beth. We work on the blogs together as we each bring a different set of skills to it.

  2. As always, Roslyn, I’m looking at the jewelry and just looking. 🙂

    There are no beaches in New Delhi but I am going to improvise with my freshwater pearl necklaces and uncut Tiger’s Eye necklace. Thank you for some great ideas to look cool this summer.

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  3. Great options shared in this piece, Roslyn and it goes along with my theme of the week in my post, what we do to have fun! I’ve been reluctant to wear jewelry to the pool or to the beach, because of the reasons you mention, although I do keep my all silver bracelets on at all times. Interesting to hear that even the beach is a place to be stylish and to accessorize. Wearing jewelry makes my feel complete, as the rare time I forget it, I almost feel naked. Especially without my ear cuff and my bracelets. Great suggestions on playing a bigger jewelry game in the summer and as always, your necklaces are each more beautiful than the last!

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      Thanks Beverley Golden for your contribution and comments. Love the phrase ‘play a bigger jewelry game’ and lets expand it to year round.

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    Sorry Lynn jewelry images did not come thru for you. They did for others, so don’t know what went wrong. Hopefully you received it again in my email & the photo links worked.

  5. I always keep my jewelry simple in the summer but I can see how a bold piece would really transform a light, summery outfit. One thing I have forgotten all about are anklets! I used to love them and now I’ve got the urge to start wearing the again. Is it best to do that by choosing one of your bracelets?

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      Thanks, Lisa Swanson for your comment and question. I suggest you let us custom make an anklet for you. First measure your ankle at the point where you want the anklet to lay. If you know what you want your anklet to look like, it is best to send a picture or write a detailed description, perhaps you’d like one of our bracelet designs as an anklet or like the color or stone combination from one of our necklaces. Having an image or existing piece to see and refer to is helpful when ordering a custom piece.We may not have the exact same beads but will let you know and be able to give you the palette and feel that you are looking for. Please contact me at my email or we can chat on phone at home 845-368-4373 to design your customized dream anklet.

  6. I started with arm candy yesterday, took quite a bit of getting used to 🙂 I’m not sure if anyone has ever asked this…. what are some specific choices for jewelry that doesn’t heat up in the hot weather?

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      Thank you for your comment and question Gisele. All metals conduct heat and can get fiery hot in the sun so best to stick with beaded jewelry made of glass (Czech or lampwork), semi-precious stones or natural elements like leather, wood or bone. Of course any of these will warm up too if left to bake so if you have a summer outdoor event to attend, select a piece that has a minimal amount of metal and one that you feel very comfortable in; something not too heavy.

  7. I realized jewelry colors changed as to match different colors worn for every season but had no clue went as far as different “themes” and necklines etc. Seems jewelry is much more specific than I could have imagined. I love the chokers very stylish!

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      Michael, your wife will so appreciate your newly acquired knowledge about jewelry. Hope you engage her in a conversation About jewelry real soon. She will be impressed. Show her styles you like & see if she likes those or others.

  8. I love how jewelry changes with the seasons. Even living in Florida the bright, bold colors are much more abundant and obvious from May-October. I think without realizing it I keep my smaller, daintier pieces for the cooler months. Love the chokers!

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      Thanks, Beth Blacker for sharing your observation and experience. Some others who live in Florida have not yet noticed slight seasonal differences.

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  9. You know I love your jewelry and I love seeing all the new styles. The cobalt blue glass piece is very unique with the clear (plastic?) chain extenders. It reminds me of the acrylic artwork my father did.

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      Thanks, Carol Rundle for your comment, compliment and observation. The clear plastic is Lucite. Sounds like your Dad did great artistic work.

  10. Love hearing about your inspiration in creating jewelry – always good tips from you, Roslyn. I’ve definitely found myself wearing bigger necklaces in the summer: chunky pieces I wouldn’t necessarily wear in other seasons. Thanks as always for such good info:)

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  11. Not only is your jewellery absolutely beautiful, but I love the way you talk about it. You seem so passionate about what you do and the tips you give are great. I’m sending a few of my friends your way! Keep up the great work Roslyn.

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      Thank you so much, Clive Maloney. Really appreciate the compliments, praise and referrals. We have shipped to the UK even though international shipping is expensive, as we have a few customers on the other side of the pond.

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  13. Interesting that even for blokes like me colours tend to change by season for clothes and accessories too Roslyn. I have a variety of different watches that I wear depending on the season and my wife does alternate different jewellery pieces seasonally. As we are currently in winter over here, black is my colour (or lack thereof) of choice. Sometimes brightened with a gold or blue watch. I know, it’s not really relevant but I am a male so that is about the extent of my “fashion” changes…. Lol. Cheers, Ian

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      Actually, Ian Campbell, black is considered a color and I’m thinking of writing a blog on it in the near future. I love that you change off your watch. And I love your comments about our fashion jewelry blogs.

  14. Thank you Roslyn for taking us behind the scenes and sharing how the design pieces vary depending on seasons. I love that Bubbles summer necklace set btw 🙂

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      Thanks, Erika Kalmar for enjoying the pictorial display. We hadn’t thought of it as a behind the scenes category, but from your perspective, I can see it is.

  15. It makes perfect sense to me that jewellery would change with fashion. Personally I’ve always loved the nautical look and your necklaces are perfect. Hearing the reasoning behind the different colours and styles was interesting to read.

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  16. This piece probably opened up a lot of new options and ways for people to think about the jewelry they wear in summer vs. other times of the year. Like I said, jewellery is such a big part of my life, that I won’t leave home without it. 🙂 And as I wear so much colour all year round, it doesn’t seem like I change my choices too dramatically in the summer. The great news is people get to see my jewelry in the spring and summer and I get more compliments on specific pieces it seems in the summer. My sense is people “see” differently in the summertime and perhaps jewelry just stands out more for them.

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      Beverley Golden, I so agree that as we are less encumbered by outer clothing, we show up and may even want to be seen. Bright colors attract as evidenced by nature. Love that you are such a jewelry lover.

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    Thanks, Cassandra Mcintyre for your compliment. Yes, both Beth , my daughter & partner & I love creating the jewelry and are passionate about sharing about it.

  19. By reading your blog, it’s so much fun to choose jewelries based on an occasion we are in. Although I don’t wear jewelries….. just my watch, I like fashion, so it’s very interesting to read your blog posts. Thank you Roslyn!

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      We, my partner/daughter and I are very passionate about our handcrafted jewelry. Thanks, Webly for noticing & thanks for your compliment. Welcome to our blog.

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      Thank you, Cierra Cole for your astute comment. Fashion without jewelry & jewelry without fashion should not exist. We are about educating, inspiring women to love, wear and enjoy both. Welcome to our blog.

  20. I love all your jewelry and color ideas! Sometimes I’ll wear something timeless or colorful in the winter time but I never really wear dark colors in the summer. Summer just makes me feel so colorful!

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      I discovered at craft shows how varied in size anklets are. More so than wrists. I always made them with small extenders, but inevitably the one someone wanted was in a different size range. As we don’t do summer shows (the best time for anklets) it seemed a wise idea to just customize.

  21. How many ways can I say this: I so love your jewelry! I never thought about the low necklines in summer, but now that you mention it, it does appear that the girls are wearing lower necklines (how is this even possible?). I learn something every time I read your post, so thank you once again for sharing your knowledge with us. 🙂

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      Liz Benoit Cozby, so happy to hear our blogs are quick educational updates for you. Also happy you love our jewelry and you never know, you just might find one that calls out to you.

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  22. One of my secrets is that I look forward to Pantone’s Fashion Color reports for each season so I completely relate to jewelry changing for the seasons. I’m completely in love with your Lana piece. I always look forward to seeing your work.

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  23. Thank you for sharing this. It’s a nice reminder that I can, and probably should, wear something other than white gold/silver earrings. I love the pieces you’ve put up here.

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  24. Hi Roslyn, Another great post about how to best use jewelry to blend in with the season and attitude of the wearer. I love so many of your designs! I had a client/friend who designs scarves and she too found inspiration in nature and posted on her blog about how certain things from nature reflected in the scarves she created. I love how you take the colors of the season and take the jewelry to the next level.

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  25. Roslyn – Great article! I frequently work with Lakota Sioux women who have gorgeous black hair – so black the sunlight makes it look blue. Anyway, occasionally they will put white feathers in their hair. It sounds gaudy, but on many of these beautiful women it is stunningly beautiful and elegant. When I saw your “Whimsical” earrings, I immediately thought that they would look great on these same women. So natural and flowing – and great color contrast!

    1. Thank you Joan Poter for always adding interesting fashion ideas to our collection. I am sure the Lakota Sioux women look beautiful exactly as they are & feathers or jewelry is an enhancement. What a fascinating opportunity you created.

    1. Thanks, Susan Mary Malone. Truthfully when I see our collections laid out this way, I get swept away too. Blues are a wonderful color all year long and especially in summer. You can wear sea and sky.

  26. Love the blues! And, love how you put your heart into your art. Jewelry visually brings an outfit together…it can be simple or elaborate. Thank you for sharing your work. You are an inspiration!

  27. Great post about jewelry is made for the different seasons. It’s also important to mention that when you buy a piece of jewelry on clearance at the end of the season, it may not work for the up-in-coming season. I had done this before not realizing that it was for the winter season and it was too clunky for the spring season.

    1. Thanks, Sabrina Quairoli, for knowing about seasonal jewelry. Some women who live in non-changing climates don’t need to think about it. Some women who do live in 4 seasons never think of it. So we write to educate as well as visually delight.

  28. I fell in love with Ocean Breeze and Victoria the minute I saw them, Roslyn. I think we should seriously consider a tagline to this particular blog post as Goodies Galore. 🙂

    What many of us often forget and I confess I am guilty, is that Summer is the one time when we can bring out our beads and let them be the star attraction rather than a support to the attire.

    Actually, I loved the entire collection. My compliments to your daughter.

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      Vatsala Shukla, I think it is time for you to consider writing another blog for us on jewelry. Choose all your favorites and talk about them. Your copy is great. Seriously, do appreciate your comments and compliments. Perhaps in a tweet, we can use your tag line, Goodies Galore. I might also use your next line.

  29. Something you may not have known about me is that I’m addicted to jewelry! Accessories can make a dull outfit look attractive and change an outfit’s style from casual to dressy so easily. Some women love shoes; I love jewelry. Your article reminded me of some fun pieces I need to revisit now that the weather is warmer (finally). You offer such versatile options…I’ve promised myself a purchase once my entrepreneurship hits a certain level. A girl’s gotta have goals, right? 🙂

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      I do know you are a jewelry lover Meghan Monaghan and assumed you were holding back on a purchase for a good reason. Hope you have opted in so you get first dibbs, a first time purchase offer and you are prepared for the moment. I’ll be thrilled because I’ll know your business has reached a milestone for you.

  30. I love the idea of seasonal jewellery and choosing specific colours and styles to suit. It’s not something I’ve really thought about but upon reflection, I seem to do this automatically – favour certain pieces at different times of the year. All of your jewellery is beautiful as always but I especially love the Prime collar, Kokomo necklace, it really does make you think of coral and the sea, and the delightful Baja bracelet, a festival of colour.

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      Yes, Tamuria, some women, especially jewelry lovers instinctively change seasonal colors and styles. Some never thought of it. Some live in a one season climate. It all adds to the fun. I always look forward to your selections.

  31. Cherry Bomb and the Chalcedony Lariat are my faves! I love your tips for wearing jewelry – you give me options I hadn’t thought of! Just love your pieces!

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      So pleased to hear Kimberly, that you learn and adore as you read our blogs. I do think some of our jewelry have a look and feel of interior design. Especially in the color combinations and materials. Thanks for loving our work.

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      Thanks, Reba. Over the years, we have gone to huge bead shows and snatched up wonderful gemstones. It is fun going thru our stash and combining. The end results often delights.

  32. As I read your post, I realized that I’m even more fashion-challenged than I thought! I appreciate the information you share and the way you share it… and hope to be able to incorporate some of your ideas into my day-to-day “look” as I continue to try to improve it. 😉

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      You look good to me Andrea. Often our day-to-day look revolves more around comfort. Perhaps before stepping out, just ask yourself if you can add an accessory to your outfit. Give it a try.

  33. I love necklaces especially, and you have some beautiful ones here ♡ I also found what you said about designing jewelry attuned to the season so interesting, what a wonderful way to creatively explore.

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      Thanks for your comment Julia. Seasons do have an impact on our clothing, colors we wear, activities and inspiration. Something about the freedom of summer opens more exploration to try different styles, combinations. Give it a try.

  34. I can’t choose! Royslyn, these are all simply stunning. Though, I am drawn towards Luna and Khaleesi – Pinned to my manifesting board 😉

    Your work is wonderful – don’t ever stop 🙂

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      What a lovely comment Latrelle. I’m now 77- or I will be this Sunday, maybe a few more years. So if you see something now, go for it as all are one-of-a-kind.

  35. Personally I wear very similar jewelry regardless of the season. The summer is a great time of year to be “seen”, as we are out in the world more and our clothes and jewelry are more of a focus than in the winter months. Summer corresponds to the “air” element, so I am always happy to lighten up my clothes and make sure my jewelry works with my outfit. I realized reading this, that even when I don’t go out, I still put on my jewelry in the morning when I get dressed. Lovely choices here and thanks for clarifying that if you wear jewelry to the beach or pool, to make sure it stays away from chlorine or hot tubs. I find I am protective of my jewelry and don’t wear any to the beach or pool. Thanks for the lovely and inspiring post as always, Roslyn and Beth!

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      Beverley, you are a true jewelry lover and I imagine feel naked without your pendants and bracelets. Choosing to put on jewelry can be as much for oneself as for others to see. I love your love of jewelry. Appreciate your comment, compliment and support.

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  36. I am always amazed by your work and creativity. I also love your note to buyers to keep this jewelry away from chlorine and out of the swimming pools! I can only imagine someone’s horror (it would be possible in the South) as she wears her jewelry and it gets damaged. I would die.

    1. Thanks, Rachel Lavern for the comment and compliment. Given you own Lapis and cobalt blue jewelry, I’m assuming you have outfits for them. Even navy pants or blazer and a white blouse can be viewed as nautical by some. I used to think nautical meant it had to have a sailor collar.

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