Seashell and pearl accessories for cool bohemian vibes
Diamonds may be every girl’s best friend but pearls and seashells are her new go to.
So turn to these statement accessories just like fashion influencers, Andrea Chong and Christabel Chua for a sophisticated and breezy look.
Conjuring memories of that souvenir jewellery you picked up while on summer vacation, seashell jewellery made a splashing statement when it showed up on the S/S ‘19 runways of brands like Etro, Chloe, Altuzarra and Missoni.
But unlike the tacky, overpriced trinkets you’d pick up at the hotel gift shop, we’re looking at a more polished, upscale take on the beach holiday-inspired jewellery.
Given the designer treatment, we’re looking at Swarovski-studded scallop shells hanging from a pendant of rondelle beads from Brinker and Eliza, earrings dotted with keshi pearls from Chan Luu and clean sculptural gold cuffs with an opalescent pearl from Chloe.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up our top picks of souvenir jewellery. Have fun accessorising.
Under The Sea charm necklace, US$228 (S$309.49) from Brinker & Eliza
Your ‘90s-throwback charm necklace – but make it luxe. Hand-crafted with love by mother-daughter duo Brinker and Eliza in their hometown Connecticut studio, this show-stopping necklace featuring vintage one-of-a-kind charms set on a 24k antique gold plated brass chain.
Each individual charm will delight you, from seashells edged in gold plating, a 24k gold plated filigree anchor to a carved bone moon and a vintage abalone fish.
Chan Luu gold-plated, pearl, shell and citrine earrings, US$145 from Net-a-porter
Strung with stunning citrine gems, puka shells and opalescent keshi pearls, these earrings from LA-based bohemian jewellery designer Chan Luu offer a contemporary update to your regular seashell-laden earrings. Team this with a structural minimalist dress and a pair of simple black heels.
Mercedes Salazar gold-tone, resin and faux pearl clip earrings, US$117.39 from Net-a-porter
Featuring oversized faux seashells in a stunning russet colour, these earrings are replete with dangling gold-tone chains that laced with glossy faux pearls and resin beads that mimic the look of dainty pink corals.
They’re also clip fastened earrings, so these are a go-to for those without earlobe piercings.
Chloe Femininities shell-drop earrings, S$485 from Matches Fashion
Straight outta’ Chloé’s Femininities collection, these earrings feature suspended pendants and semicircular abalone shells.
Crafted in Italy from gold-toned brass, the devil is in the details when it comes to these earrings; they feature gold coins engraved with the collection-signature feminine form and tiny hands gilded in gold grasping the shells.
Chloe Femininities pearl-embellished cuff, S$595 from Matches Fashion
Yet another stunner from Chloe’s Femininities collection, this sculptural cuff depicts the shape of Venus – the goddess of love.
Crafted from a slender gold-tone band that is moulded to create the silhouette of the female form and finished with an iridescent pearl drop to steal the show, this cuff is practically the object of a minimalist’s dreams and will make a subtle statement as an arm candy.
WALD’s hair clips are all charming treasures in their own right. Crafted in a variety of designs, with reflective pearls, conch shells, puka shells and enchanting opal clips, these hair accessories are like little collectables. We recommend buying a couple and layering them for a cool bohemian vibe.