This Summer's 6 Hottest Jewelry Trends

Author Sam Hussey
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Date Jun 25, 2016

It's finally starting to feel like summer here in Boston! At Long's, we're always staying on top of the industry's constantly changing fashion trends. Welcome the warm weather in style with these summer essentials.

We've brought you some of the newest, hottest designer pieces to keep up with the latest jewelry trends. From free-spirited earrings, to layering bangles and thin cuffs, to over sized gemstone rings, you won't want to miss these new styles that will keep you on top of your fashion game.

Pack up your the last of your winter sweaters and update your jewelry box with this summer's must-have pieces:

1) Free-Spirited Earrings

Mark Patterson Long Drop Earrings Free Spirited Penny Preville Deco Diamond Shape DIamond EarringsFree Spirited John Hardy Sterling Silver Dot Disc Chandelier Earrings

Featured: Mark Patterson Long Drop Earrings ($1,890), Penny Preville Deco Diamond-Shape Diamond Earrings ($3,480), John Hardy Sterling Silver Dot Disc Chandelier Earrings ($595)

Free-spirited dangle and drop earrings are heating things up as one of our favorite new jewelry trends this summer! Add dimension to your workday outfit or refine your evening look with these multi-faceted earrings. From Mark Patterson's refined long drop earrings to Penny Preville's geometric deco earrings, the wide ranging styles make finding your perfect pair easy. The perfect combination of eccentric and elegant, these earrings reflect an ideal summer mood for any occasion.


2) Long Necklaces

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Featured: Penny Preville New Classic Triangle "Y" Necklace ($1,810), GURHAN 40" Clustered Long Clove Station Necklace ($6,500), John Hardy 18K Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver Dot Station Sautoir Necklace ($1,895)

Dress up jeans or add some polish to your favorite LBD with this summer’s timeless staple: long necklaces. We’ve seen this hot trend continue to grow in popularity, and it definitely isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If you only make one investment in your jewelry collection this summer, a long necklace should be it. Perfect for just about anything, this accessory will make it easy to upgrade your wardrobe. If you feel like spicing things up, layer it with a choker or other necklaces. It's a must have piece.

3) Offbeat Bracelet

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Featured: John Hardy Sterling Silver Black Sapphire Dot Kick Cuff ($1,195), Roberto Coin Gold Classic Large Link Bracelet ($8,300), Roberto Coin Martellato Snake Bangle ($7,500)

As the temperatures rise and calendars start to fill up, the value of simplicity can’t be emphasized enough. Now that your sweaters and winter jackets have been packed away, you can finally show off some arm candy. This season, up your fashion cred with a chunky, offbeat bracelet. Latest trend? Lots of open links and unconventional shapes! You'll see bracelets like this large, chunky link bracelet from Roberto Coin that is a statement piece in itself. Or you can go with a conversation piece like this edgy snake bagle from Roberto Coin. Forget about clean, simple bracelets and add some of thee offbeat bracelets to your summer wardrobe.

4) Stacking Bangles/Thin Cuffs

John Hardy Sterling Silver Dot Flim Flex Cuff Stacking BraceletsLong's Yellow Gold Spaced Diamond Bangle Stacking BraceletsGurhan Sterling Silver Thin Hoopla Pave Bangle Stacking Bracelets

Featured: John Hardy Sterling Silver Dot Flim Flex Cuff ($495), Long's 18K Yellow Gold Spaced Diamond Bangle ($5,000), GURHAN Sterling Silver Thin Hoopla Pave Bangle ($1,000)

The elegance of a simple bangle never goes out of style… and this season you can never have too many! That's right, the stacking trend is here to stay - and this summer the spotlight is on bangles and thin cuffs. Simple, elegant, and timeless these pieces are perfect for dressing up or down. Even upgrade an outfit by layering them with an offbeat bracelet. So start mixing,matching, and adding to your collection of arm candy.

5) Oversized Gemstone Ring

Roberto Coin Rose Gold Large Oval Diamonds, Lemon Quartz, and Mother of Pearl Oversized Gemstone Ring Marco Bicego Lunaria Yellow Gold and Aquamarine Large Cocktail Ring Oversized Gemstone Ring John Hardy Bamboo Sterling Silver Guava Chalcedony Orb Ring Oversized Gemstone Ring

Featured: Roberto Coin 18K Rose Gold Large Oval Ring with Diamonds, Lemon Quartz & Mother of Pearl ($8,700), Marco Bicego Lunaria Yellow Gold & Aquamarine Large Cocktail Ring ($2,530), John Hardy Bamboo Sterling Silver Guava Chalcedony Orb Ring ($495)

Summer is the perfect time to add some cheery color to your jewelry collection, and this year, an over sized gemstone ring is the way to do it. You’ve probably already started seeing these colorful standout pieces decorating fingers along with dainty stacking bands. If you want to stay on top of what's hot this season, pick out some beautiful bold statement rings to rock on multiple fingers - because this season one just isn't enough. If you're looking for a ring you won't ever have to take off, Marco Bicego's Lunaria cocktail rings are one of our favorites because they match almost any outfit.

6) Stacking Rings

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Featured:A. JAFFE Platinum Vine Motif Diamond Eternity Band (2,900), A.JAFFE 18K Rose Gold Modern Bubble Diamond Ring ($2,150), A.JAFFE 18K White Gold Diamond & Pink Sapphire Eternity Band ($1,250)

This is going to be the summer of stacking! Layer up with rings of all different shapes and sizes this season. Mix and match yellow gold, white gold, silver, and rose gold stacking bands for an elegant fashion-forward look. Add in your standout statement rings for a more free-spirited bohemian feel. These dainty pieces are changing the jewelry game, and this summer we expect this growing trend to become even more popular. If you don't have a rose gold stacking band in your collection yet, put A. JAFFE's rose gold bubble diamond ring should be your first investment. This elegant and unique band is a gorgeous stand-alone piece and perfect for layering all metals. This season express yourself and your style with stacks.

Find the perfect addition to your summer jewelry? Contact us now or come visit us at any of our New England Locations today!

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