It’s officially summer! And I LOVE the beach, the salty air, the sand between my toes and the sound of the waves. I love bright colored bikinis, classic vintage style one-pieces, and gauzy cover-ups. I also love to accessorize! Accessorizing for the beach doesn’t end with bold sunglasses, beach bags, sunscreen, and a giant sun hat. You can make your shore days sparkle by adding a little bling to your bikini. As you shed off the layers, there’s more room to show off the glitz. To fully maximize your look and take advantage of the warm weather, choose beach jewelry that correlates with the beauty of summer.

Surfs Up! Jewelry to Wear to the Beach

When the weather is welcoming, it’s time to hit the seashore by wrapping yourself in treasures from the ocean, including coral, pearl, and natural shell. This beach-inspired jewelry looks great on anyone, no matter your style or age.

Pearls

Pearls never go out of style, and they look great for summer!

Pearl jewelry is a great accessory for heading out for beach fun. The versatility of pearl is endless, which is why they’re my first pick for the summer. Every type of pearl has something to offer! Consider these popular pearl varieties.

Cultured South Sea pearl pendant with fine sterling silver work.

Freshwater pearls are the most commonly found form of pearl jewelry, and you can score style points this summer with elegant freshwater pearl jewelry. They come in a broad range of natural colors from pure white to cream, pink to orange and even lavender!

Akoya pearls are prized for their eye-catching luster and beautiful hues. Gemstone lovers around the world adore them, and these gorgeous pearls never disappoint. The luxurious and timeless look of Akoya pearls makes them an excellent choice for beachwear.

Tahitian pearls are cherished for this incredibly exotic colors and excellent luster. Fascinating colors like peacock green, silver green, blue, and eggplant make for incredible jewelry pieces, from earrings to bracelets and gorgeous strands. Whether worn with jeans or a light and airy summer dress, Tahitian pearl jewelry is a classic summer choice.

South Sea pearls are cherished for their rich hue and deep luster. They’re the most significant and rarest cultured pearls. They come in a variety of gorgeous shades ranging from glossy white, champagne, creamy pink, silky silver to deep golden tones. Complement a light, flowy dress with a South Sea pearl bracelet for a fun pop of color.

Style Tip: Pair a pearl necklace with a tunic or kaftan for an early dinner or romantic sunset stroll on the beach. Complete the look with a matching pair of baroque freshwater pearl drop earrings. For holiday downtime, wear a simple yet stylish freshwater pearl bracelet.

Corals

What better than coral for beach jewelry?

Sourced from the sea, coral is a stunning organic gemstone known for its vivid deep red-orange hue. With a tantalizing color, coral jewelry adds a splash of summer sunshine to your everyday look. Choose bright red and orange hues of coral jewelry to wear on the beach to embrace the sun and the sunset.

Red coral pendant with sterling silver accents.

Coral jewelry is in fashion and is here to stay! From necklaces and bracelets to rings and earrings, coral jewelry looks its best during the summer by lending an element of color and organic charm. Due to its soft and absorbent structure, coral is usually molded into beads such as classic rounds, but also interesting organic shapes. They’re strung together to form a necklace or encrusted into metal rings or earrings, such as artisan-crafted jewelry.

Style Tip: A chunky coral necklace or big earrings can be teamed up with bold summer dresses including sunglasses, sarongs, kaftans, beach shorts or skirts for the perfect casual look.

Shell

No trip to the beach is complete without shell jewelry made with abalone shells! Its iridescent blue, green, and purple hues are reminiscent of the captivating depth of the ocean.

Abalone shell comes from mollusks known as sea ears, due to their shape. It’s hard, and the rock-like outer shell opens to reveal colors ranging from mysterious greens, moody blues, and royal purples in the form of the mother of pearl.

Abalone shell earrings on granite surface.

Lovers of the sea and ocean can wear abalone shell jewelry as a romantic reminder of their love of the water. Since shells are all-natural, they’re the perfect choice for anyone who wants to feel a personal connection to the sea. Shell jewelry can brighten anyone’s day while remaining elegant.

Style Tip: Indulge your bohemian style with a long shell necklace for your dinner date at the beach. If you love minimalism, select a small shell pendant or go with an exaggerated charm such as a starfish, turtle, or a palm tree design.

Larimar

Capturing the beauty of the ocean larimar is one of the most precious gems you’ll never see again! Getting a piece of larimar gemstone jewelry is an excellent investment for your jewelry collection.
Also known as the “Blue Beauty of the Caribbean,” it’s color spectrum ranges from blue or light blue, to turquoise, with striations of green, gray and white.

Larimar ring in sterling silver.

Larimar jewelry stones are chosen to exemplify the characteristic deep blue and white marbling of the ocean. This pattern is brought to life when set in fine silver. Larimar jewelry presents a unique opportunity to wear the beauty of the sea. It looks incredible on every skin tone, but in the summer, when your skin is tan, the bright blues look striking. The beauty of the stone stands out against colors like sage green, dark teal, and chocolate brown.

Style Tip: Accessorize your beachwear with a larimar ring, earrings, or a beautiful bracelet. It’ll not only make you look beautiful but feel beautiful!

Keep it Simple and Stylish

When heading to the beach, keep in mind these tips.

Opt for Delicate Pieces to Avoid Tan Lines.

Tan lines can be distracting and may throw off the look of a perfectly planned “vacation outfit.” Avoid chunky bracelets, necklaces, watches, and large pendants. They leave their mark on you in the form of tan lines. Instead, choose beach jewelry that’ll help you avoid this altogether. Select minimalistic jewelry such as a delicate necklace or a slender pendant to prevent a tan line.

Opt for Absorbent Materials to Avoid Corrosion.

Glam up any beach look by pairing the perfect piece of jewelry with your swimsuit. Leather, linen, gold, white gold, platinum or beaded threads are a better choice than heat-holding metals. Metals such as rose gold, copper, pewter, and sterling silver are more likely to tarnish from salt water and sweat. Sea salt is corrosive to copper and causes the jewelry to break down much faster than traditional yellow gold.

Opt for Beads and Organic Jewelry.

Beads make for a carefree, laidback look. It’s the ideal jewelry to wear at the beach. They give the wearer a feminine look, and your beach getaways are incomplete without fun organic jewelry. Corals, pearls, shells, glass, turquoise, and larimar are great for the hot summer months because they evoke the elements of the sea. It’s time that you play on the beach and give the fashionistas a run for their money with your sense of style!

How to Care for Beach Jewelry All Summer Long

After a long day of fun in the sun, it’s essential to take the proper steps to care for your jewelry. After all, you’ve submerged it in saltwater, scrubbed it with sand and probably coated it in a big dose of sunscreen. To keep your jewelry looking sparkly and beautiful, you’ll need to give it a little extra care.

Here are just a few ways you can give your jewelry the love and care it needs to keep shining bright. Try following these summertime jewelry care tips.

Clean Your Jewelry Regularly

Perspiration and body oils, sunscreen and insect repellant, saltwater, and chlorine can dull the shine of your jewelry. It can lead to tarnishing and corrosion of the finish and can also break down functioning components such as clasps, connection rings, and stone settings. DIY jewelry cleaner calls for warm water, a soft brush, and a soft cloth.

Store Your Jewelry in a Clean, Dry Place

To protect your jewelry from humidity, keep them inside plastic bags, fabric-lined jewelry cases, jewelry boxes, and cotton bags. If your jewelry is wet, make sure you completely dry it before storing it. It will avoid tarnishing, and your jewelry will last for years of enjoyment.

Everybody loves a little summertime sparkle. Whether you’re relaxing at a tropical resort, hanging out by the pool or just relaxing on the beach, look your best with the right piece of accessories.

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