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6 Must Try Fun Summer Jewelry Trends

Use these up-and-coming trends as inspiration for your next piece of custom jewelry!

Lisa Marie Kotchey Jewelry
June 19, 2019

Seeing this summer’s jewelry trends are guaranteed to bring up fond childhood memories and a sense of nostalgia within you. From ankle bracelets to shell necklaces, the summer of 2019 is officially the summer of throwback jewelry. Colorful necklaces and shell charms are dominating jewelry stores this summer. But for those who are interested in adding a personal touch to this trend, rather than purchasing a necklace or bracelet that 100 other people are wearing, custom jewelry might be the answer.

Lisa Kotchey offers custom jewelry design services in Pittsburgh for customers who want to create personal pieces that they can cherish forever. If you want to design something yourself, but aren’t sure where to start, check out our six favorite summer jewelry trends for inspiration!

  • Colorful beads and rainbow gemstones
  • Anklets
  • Shells and pearls
  • Flowers
  • Layered necklaces and bracelets
  • Charms

1. Add some color

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While minimalist jewelry will always have a place in your jewelry box, it might have to make room for bolder, more colorful jewelry this summer. The rainbow trend has recently taken jewelry stores by storm. Don’t be surprised if you see bracelets, necklaces, and even rings sporting rainbow gems across their bands.

For a more subtle take on the trend, consider adding an array of small rainbow gems on a thin metal bracelet or ring. Rainbow pendants and earrings also allow you to try out the trend in a unique manner. If you’re interested in a bolder approach to the trend, try layering multiple colored necklaces or bracelets. Statement earrings can go a long way as well. There are so many ways to adapt this fun trend to your unique style.

2. The 90’s anklet trend has made a comeback


Chokers, hair clips, and now anklets have returned from the ’90s. Whether your style is more bohemian or it leans toward a more modern look, an ankle bracelet can enhance any outfit. Fashion-forward influencers have been spotted pairing ankle bracelets with everything from fur coats to heels to sneakers. Some even layer several sets of anklets for a flashier look. This is also the perfect opportunity to mix trends. Don’t be afraid to pair a rainbow-beaded anklet with a plain one or add a few shells between some unique charms if you are customizing one for yourself.

3. Bring the beach back to you

beach shells

Remember the shell bracelets you made back in your early teens? If you still have a soft spot for them, then you are in luck! The shell jewelry trend has come back in a much more sophisticated and modern style since its humble beginnings. You won’t necessarily see people walking around in shell bracelets that look like they were purchased from a tourist shop at the beach. Runway models are adorned in gold shell earrings while fashion stores have begun to carry crystal and pearl-embellished shell jewelry on their shelves. Even jewelry with colored shells has risen in popularity. With this trend, there is something for everyone.

4. Sweet floral

floral inspired jewelry

Miranda Priestly may not have thought that florals were exactly groundbreaking for spring, but she may have changed her mind if she saw some of the floral jewelry hitting store shelves. Big, floral pendants and earrings are currently taking the fashion world by storm. Flower charms and bracelets have also grown in popularity. You can go classic with golden floral studs, or bold with a red rose pendant.

5. Go bold with layers

layered jewelry

The practice of layering necklaces and bracelets has also grown in popularity among jewelry fans recently. For people who want to change things up, mixing and matching different styles of chains is perfect for making sure each individual chain still stands out. For instance, a chain holding a gold pendant paired with a chain link necklace along with another pendant necklace is perfect for creating a posh, put together look. Layering pendant necklaces of different lengths is also effective in making each piece noticeable on an individual basis while remaining complementary to one another. If you’re looking for an excuse to wear your shell jewelry, now is the perfect time to do it. Simply pair a shell necklace with two or three over chains and you are good to go!

6. Add some flair to your jewelry with delicate charms

delicate charm bracelets

If you are new to designing custom jewelry, you may enjoy using charms to help add a sense of personality and a unique style to your pieces. You can add as many or as little charms as you would like. Because the demand for charms has grown thanks to the fashion world’s renewed love for them, there are plenty available in stores at the moment. Whether you want to add a quirky avocado or your birthstone, your jeweler will be more than happy to sit down with you and help you make your vision come to life.

These summer jewelry trends are guaranteed to add a fun splash of personality to your outfit! Hopefully, the six that we looked at today can help serve as inspiration for your next jewelry shopping trip. For more information on how you can create your own custom jewelry, contact Lisa Marie Kotchey, the leading provider of custom jewelry in Pittsburgh.