Your Guide to Summer Jewelry: New Pieces for All Occasions

Warm days and soft nights mean life outside: evening parties, midday picnics, Sunday brunches, and rooftop soirées. So you’re going to want accessories that match the open nature of the season. Nautical pearls, crisp white watch dials, natural stones, and delicate detailing. Brass is big this year; so are rose hues. Consider them the perfect tones to match all those summer sunsets.
Dior VIII Montaigne Ligne Corolle
Dior VIII Montaigne Ligne Corolle

This year Dior has introduced a line of watches made to honor the evening gowns Monsieur Christian Dior designed during his reign. This one’s pink front evokes his “Bar” suit that famously had a soft shoulder, tight waist, and large round skirt. It has a 32 mm stainless steel case, a blue lacquer dial, and a blue alligator strap. worldtempus.com; Pricing on request

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 Saint Laurent Signature Monogram Cuff
Saint Laurent Signature Monogram Cuff

The signature monogram cuff is subtle enough to wear during daytime or night but distinctive enough to set an edge. Made from polished gold-tone brass, it features a Y, S, and L linked together. The band is roughly 2 inches wide. barneys.com; $795

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Pamela Love Moonphase Studs
Pamela Love Moonphase Studs

Designer Love is famous for her mystical bent, and these embody that precisely: waxing and waning moons in 18-karat rose gold and pavé white diamonds cross a 9 mm diameter. The earrings are sold as a pair and handmade in New York. catbirdnyc.com; $1,200

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Carolina Bucci Lucky Virtue
Carolina Bucci Lucky Virtue

The 18-karat rose gold in this delicate bracelet is braided with soft pastel yellow silk using an antique loom and process. It’s 32.5 cm long and ties in a knot to close. The chain-link tassels dangle like summer wind chimes below, with a jaunty bee for added seasonal effect. net-a-porter.com; $1,390

 

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Amulette de Cartier in Pink Opal
Amulette de Cartier in Pink Opal

Pink gold, pink opal, and diamond characterize this amulet ring set with brilliant cut diamonds of 0.02 carats. The stones are meant to symbolize the luck a talisman may bring, each one is natural and totally unique. The ring closes like a padlock to “hold luck and unlock your wishes,” Cartier says. cartier.us;$2,840

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Céline Knot Necklace in Gold Brass
Céline Knot Necklace in Gold Brass

The famously chic French fashion house offers a 72 cm-long rope of brass, with a brass ring along the side and bar and ring closure. A thick, rounded gold pendant lies at the bottom, inscribed with the Céline name. celine.com; $510

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Chanel Comète
Chanel Comète

Part of Chanel’s Comète ("comet") collection, the 18-karat white gold earrings come stuffed with diamonds across three bands and plump shooting stars. The earrings are built off the famous Mademoiselle quote, “I wanted to cover women with constellations! Stars!” chanel.com; $7,800

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Larsson & Jennings Norse
Larsson & Jennings Norse

The four-year-old company with stores in London and New York takes classic British style and modernizes it here with a polished gold bezel (27 mm x 34 mm) and elegant black leather strap. The white dial under the crystal sapphire case adds to the crisp effect. larssonandjennings.com; $329

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Mark Davis Yellow Sapphire and Bakelite Bangle
Mark Davis Yellow Sapphire and Bakelite Bangle

Made from reclaimed tortoiseshell and vintage Bakelite, the bracelet features kite-shaped inlays and tiny round yellow sapphires set in 18-karate yellow gold bezels. The band is 1.75 cm wide and stamped with the Mark Davis logo on the inside. barneys.com; $1,730

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Chanel Baroque Ring
Chanel Baroque Ring

New from Chanel, this 18-karat yellow gold ring epitomizes the fashion house's “Baroque”collection of high jewelry. Japanese cultured pearls sit nestled between diamonds set in cross-hatch bands. This is the large version of the ring. If you’re going to do Japanese pearl and diamonds, you might as well go the whole way. chanel.com; $14,000

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ODLR Crystal Pearl Gold Disc Pin Brooch
ODLR Crystal Pearl Gold Disc Pin Brooch

Inspired by the sea, the brooch looks like a gilded oyster in half-shell set with a Swarovski crystal pearl at the center. The smaller pearl at bottom hangs 3.25 inches below on a brass latch. Wear it on a leather jacket—or a felt hat. oscardelarenta.com; $190

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ODLR Semi Precious and Resin Rose Earrings
ODLR Semi Precious and Resin Rose Earrings

Oscar de la Renta’s jewels can be as gorgeous as its dresses, and these are no exception: 10-karat gold-plated pewter earrings with resin rosette centerpieces and polished cabochons included. The brass prongs have Swarovski crystal detailing on the 2.5-inch drop, with delicate clip-on backs. oscardelarenta.com; $390

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Valentino Rockstud Untitled Ring
Valentino Rockstud Untitled Ring

Three rings joined together look stackable but combine in just one piece. Each is finished in platinum, with brass studs. The micro-stud detail is virtually eponymous with Valentino—and of course, it’s made in Italy. valentino.com; $345

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