The summer is quickly approaching and this time of year conjures up visuals of warm beaches, tropical getaways, and airy summer wardrobes. Jewelry continues to be a key accessory to amplify an outfit and elevate it to the next level of chic. This season, the shell jewelry trend is everywhere and consumers will see designers offering an array of necklaces, rings, earrings, and hair accessories featuring delicate petite cowries, puka shells, pearls, and gold sculptural pieces shaped like seashells. Even if you aren’t looking for statement jewelry, there are plenty of delicate necklaces and bracelets available that will add a subtle beachy vibe to any outfit.
We have conducted our research and compiled a list of our favorite trending shell jewelry and hair accessories.
Madewell Beachside Charm Necklace
This beach-inspired necklace is a budget-friendly alternative to some of the lookalike designer necklaces available on the market. The necklace by Madewell is composed of gold-plated brass and features a cowrie shell, freshwater pearl, cubic zirconia and a lobster claw closure. Wear this delicate charm necklace to the office-it will remind you of warm sunny days ahead spent at the oceanside! On sale for $34.
Etro Gold Tone Shell, Pearl, and Crystal Clip Earrings
Every woman should have on-trend statement earring to wear to summer soirees and this pair of earrings by Etro are the perfect example! The earrings are composed of Italian gold tone brass and feature a beige-pink seashell decorated with faux pearls and crystals. The earrings also feature a heart-shaped crystal pendant that hangs from each shell and catches the light with every movement. Wear with a white linen dress for a standout look. On sale for $375.
Tohum Large Puka Gold Plated and Shell Bracelet
Designer, Verda Alaton, launched the Tohum brand to express her passion for nature and the beach. This Tohum bracelet features a row of glistening puka shells, gold accent piece in the middle, and gold tie cord fastening. The cord tie allows wearers to adjust according to the size of their wrist. Stack this bracelet with gold toned chain bracelets or other shell bracelets and be prepared for compliments. The bracelet is also available in gold shell. On sale for $215.
Jennifer Behr Maera Pearl Barrette
The shell trend doesn’t just apply to traditional jewelry-it has also expanded into headpieces, headbands, and other hair accessories. Inspired by the sea, this charming seashell barrette elevates any updo. The barrette is composed of gold-plated metal and features etched shell detail that lock in the middle, pearlized accents, and pinch back barrette closure. A beautiful statement piece you will be wearing all summer! On sale for $240.
Chan Luu Shell and Pearl Cuff Bracelet
A delicate alternative to the regular cuff bracelet, you can stack it with other delicate bracelets in your arsenal or wear it on its own. The bracelet by Chan Luu is composed of sterling silver and features a 10mm cultured pearl, colorful shell, and open, slightly adjustable closure. An emerging jewelry brand, Chan Luu designs are inspired by the raw beauty of nature and crafted using old world techniques. On sale for $155.
Rosantica Beatrix Gold Tone Shell Headband
This versatile headband is reminiscent of a mermaid crown and will pair well with all of your summer outfits. The headband by Rosantica is made from flexible gold tone brass and features a row of delicate trivia shells woven onto the brass with gold threading. Wear the headband over wavy, tousled hair for a beach ready look. On sale for $380.
Viktoria Hayman Double Strand Puka Shell Necklace
Creating an avant garde look, this striking sculptural piece will elevate any t-shirt or blouse. The necklace by Viktoria Hayman features a double strand, golden resin bead accents, pukalet beads, and black wood spheres. Wear with understated gold earrings and let the necklace shine! On sale for $375.