I'm sure you already know that one of the hottest trends this summer is seashell jewelry! This actually isn't a new trend, it's just "resuscitated" from years ago! Over the past few summers it was kind of forgotten, but this summer it's back and I couldn't be happier!
All the fashion magazines and big influencers report that seashell jewellery is the biggest summer trend of 2018. Prada had some lovely pieces to show at their fashion show and many other prestigious and lesser known brands followed.
Now you can find some really pretty pieces at Stradivarius at very affordable prices.
I actually LOVE to wear seashell jewelry in summertime, especially when I go to the beach.
I always like to wear accessories with my bikinis and when I wear jewelry made of seashells, I don't have to worry about it getting ruined by the sea and salt! (It's seashells natural habitat!)
Over the years, my seashell jewelry collection has grown, so in this post I wanted to share with you my favorite pieces and also tell you a bit about them.
One of the first ever seashell jewelry pieces that I bought were these two necklaces!
The left one I bought at the island of Krk in Croatia and I love to wear it as a bracelet! It's long enough to be wrapped around my wrist a few times and it looks even better worn as a bracelet than as a necklace (as a necklace it's nice when layered with some other pieces).
The necklace on the right I bough at my hometown Rijeka in Croatia, many years ago, while I was still living there, in a little accessories shop that had just opened and had really cool pieces at very affordable prices.
Other very old piece in my collection is this seashell anklet. I bought it probably in 2002 or 2003 at the island of Rab in Croatia, when I was vacationing there with my Mum and my best friend.
I've never worn any other jewelry piece as much as this one! This anklet becomes a part of me every summer and I rarely take it off!
The seashell ring is from a local open market here in Italy, I bought it in a little town close to Venice, where we used to live.
It reminded me on the ring Samantha from Sex and the City wore in one of the opening scenes of the SATC the movie!
This beautiful jewelry set was gifted to me for my birthday a couple of years ago, by one of my dear friends.
I absolutely adore the bracelet, it's super pretty! The cool thing about the ring is that it can fit any ring size and it's made of little white beads and "madreperla."
I also love these earrings and the brooch.
They're made of "madreperla" and alpaca. I've had them for years and years and they're still as pretty as the first day I bought them.
The brooch and earrings set I bought when I was fresh out of high school in Opatija, a little touristic town close to my hometown.
The disc earrings I bought when I first moved to Italy, in one ethnic shop that was selling unique jewelry from natural materials such as wood, seashells etc. I remember the sales assistant telling me that she was surprised I picked these ones, because madreperla here wasn't perfect, it had some black stains. And I answer to her that's the way the nature is, actually perfect in its imperfection!
These bits are costume jewelry and madreperla that I bought years ago, both in Rijeka, Croatia (at least I think!), I love them because they're colorful and very summery.
They go well with those easy breezy type of summer dresses.
Last but not least, are these two necklaces! The first one (on the left), I bought at the island of Krk (oh gosh, at least I think so, it's been a while!) As you can tell, all these pieces are well loved, and many are older than 15 years!
The other necklace I picked for my hubby at H&M Men's dept. but he never actually wore it (he isn't the type of guy that would enjoy wearing jewelry!). But, this year I told him, the day we start our vacations, we'll put these necklaces, as a little sign to relax and finally enjoy summer time.
These are my most worn / favorite pieces from my seashell collection! I do have a few more, but they're waiting for me in my house in Croatia.
Do you like this trend?
Do you already own some seashell jewelry?
xoxo from Italy,
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