Even though I was wearing a long sleeve shirt (New Yorker problems, it’s still cold here) yesterday the summer season is officially here, so rejoice! Its time to break out our bathing suits, run wild and free on Coney island, have froyo with more toppings than yogurt, take a bike ride on Governors Island, and more importantly bring out the summer bling. I love summer for all of these reasons but also because it was in the summer 15 years ago that I began my journey as a jewelry collector. (It has now become a full blown obsession of course. )

Having been a collector of jewelry for most of my life I only had one criterion when buying jewelry. The design of the piece must be original; the design trumps all other factors when making a purchase. Materials, stones, fine, silver, costume none of those terms mattered to me nor do they matter to me now, its all about the design!(overall quality and craftsmanship to me is a part of design) I get just as excited by an abstract Lucite piece that I found at a flea market as I might get from a high jewelry piece from JAR, Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels. Also from a practical standpoint some designs are impossible to create in only fine materials which is why I wear other materials.

So below you will find my top 10 must haves for summer jewelry. I have included pieces based on design, so you will find fine jewelry mixed with costume and silver. I hope you enjoy the pieces I curated for you! (Crazy captions are all my own, sorry guys I love to make up stories.)

Fine Jewelry

Andrea Fohrman ring blue with moon

Andrea Fohrman
http://www.andreafohrman.com/
For the midsummer night dreams we have, looking up at the stars, our lovers held tight in our arms.

Temple st clair necklace rainbow high jewelry
Temple St.Clair
http://www.templestclair.com
They say you find gold at the end of every rainbow I think this pendant reaffirms my beliefs.

goldstackingrings
Gemme Couture

Home


More is more and less is a bore so stack till you buy out the whole store.

stephen webster rainbow bracelet
Stephen Webster
www.stephenwebster.com
Follow the rainbow lit road who knows where it will go!

ear climber diamond gold ef collection
EF Collection
www.efcollection.com
A little ear climb to help you rise above the summer heat.

Silver Jewelry


wendybrandes swear words
Wendy Brandes
www.wendybrandes.com
Its the summertime so lets party, give me a martini, spf of -5, and some cheetos, IDGAF and you shouldn’t either.

alexisbittar bluetopaz ring

Alexis Bittar
www.bergdorfgoodman.com
Ice princesses take note, a little icy blue to help you cool the summers heat.

Costume Jewelry


ccskye rainbow feather bracelet jewelry
CC skye
www.ccskye.com
I’m just a feather in the wind sprinkling magical rainbow dust on all that I touch.

we are all smith mens jewelry

We Are All Smith
www.weareallsmith.com
In case you get shipwrecked you can thank me for letting you know about this compass necklace.

henri bendel cuff with leather and rose gold

Henri Bendel
http://www.henribendel.com
White leather and rose gold a perfect blend of edgy and sophisticated.

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