4 Jewelry Items Every Woman Should Own

DaisyDion Spark Bracelet available at www.daisydion.com.

DaisyDion Spark Bracelet available at www.daisydion.com.

Summertime is right around the corner and having the right jewelry items is imperative this time of year. Layering pieces, jackets and other heavy accessories add personality to an outfit during the cooler months but they don’t pair well with the rising temps. When it comes to warm-weather accessorizing, lighter pieces like thin cuffs and dainty necklaces are like a good beach read—a must-have once the calendar turns to June. Let personal style break through this summer by adding these four necessary jewelry items to your rotation.

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Blingy Bracelets

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Customize a stack of 18k gold bangles by Syna with colorful spheres of gemstones like moon quartz, amethyst and diamond or tsavorite pavé, available at London Jewelers at Americana Manhasset. image: david arky

So long, long sleeves! Let what’s on your wrists speak to your style. Gold bangles with colorful accents add layers to your look without adding on extra fabric that will make you sweat in the summer heat. The ones shown, from London Jewelers in Americana Manhasset, are ideal. If you want something more classic, go for a thin gold cuff bracelet with neutral accents such as white or black diamonds, like this one below from Love Adorned, or the one from DaisyDion.

Sittu Yellow gold and Diamond Cuff Bracelet in 18k yellow gold; $8,800 available at www.loveadorned.com or Love Adorned Amagansett

Sittu Yellow gold and Diamond Cuff Bracelet in 18k yellow gold; $8,800 available at loveadorned.com or Love Adorned Amagansett

Dainty Necklaces

ALEX AND ANI Sand Dollar Pull Chain Necklace, $78 at ALEX AND ANI Roosevelt Field Mall

ALEX AND ANI Sand Dollar Pull Chain Necklace, $78 at ALEX AND ANI Roosevelt Field Mall

Dainty pieces are great for summer accessorizing because they’re not heavy and when you’re already wearing flashy summer colors, it doesn’t take away the focus from the ensemble. Top your look off with a thin chain necklace, like the above from ALEX AND ANI. Look for something with a summer theme, i.e. a sand dollar, starfish or seahorse.

Drop Earrings 

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Aquamarine and gold earrings by Eleni Prieston. image: rachel kalina

It’s hot and your hair is pulled back, which is the perfect opportunity to add some good earrings to your collection. Studs are always beautiful, but safe. Amp it up with a pair of drop earrings or anything else that dangles. It’s summer, have fun with color!

Statement Ring

Kimberlin Brown Yellow Gold, Diamond and Rubellite Tourmaline Cocktail Ring in 18k yellow gold; $5,600 at www.loveadorned.com or Love Adorned Amagansett

Kimberlin Brown Yellow Gold, Diamond and Rubellite Tourmaline Cocktail Ring in 18k yellow gold; $5,600 at loveadorned.com or Love Adorned Amagansett

You’re not a necklace person, you never wear bracelets and you always seem to lose an earring when you’re out to dinner. A statement ring makes for a great accent piece and can add some bling and a cool hue to your look. Whether it’s gold or silver, a statement ring will go with your wedding ring, band and those thin stackables you wear everyday.

Sidebar: The tone of gold will bring out the tan you got Saturday at the beach. Opt for gold pieces for summer to help your tan glisten at work on Monday and all week long.