With warmer weather here, and we no longer have to worry about shielding ourselves from bitter winter winds, fashion moves to the forefront of our minds. Every summer, no matter what the current fashion trends are, everyone wants to look their best for the vacations, picnics, cook-outs and festivals associated with the warmer months of the year. Luckily, unlike most fleeting clothing trends, jewelry never goes out of style. Sure, certain types and designs of jewelry will sell particularly well during a given year, but a piece of jewelry bought this summer is likely to be just as fashionable in the years to come. In short, an item of summer jewelry can last a lifetime!
During the summer, most people prefer to wear loose-fitting, breezy clothing that helps them stay cool. With jewelry, the same general rule applies. Tight-fitting, heavy jewelry in hot weather can feel restrictive, clammy, and uncomfortable. To reduce this effect, many people like to wear light and loose items. Gold and silver, although always great for evenings and special occasions, are exactly the type of heavy jewelry that most people don't want to wear when the weather is very hot. So, when shopping for a piece of summer jewelry for yourself or someone else, consider an item of beaded jewelry.
The beads used to make summer jewelry are usually composed of lighter materials such as quartz, jade, amber, mother of pearl, coral, and glass. In keeping with the bright and sunny atmosphere of summer, beaded necklaces can be found in a wide variety of bright colors and shades reminiscent of relaxed and breezy days at the beach. Indeed, lightweight beaded necklaces are perfect to wear when lounging in the sand or to swim in the waves. Plus, for a little extra flair, one can find beaded necklaces with a variety of summer pendants, which are designed look even more beautiful under the clear, blue sky.
Speaking of colors, turquoise is not only a perennial favorite color for summer jewelry, but it is also a type of light stone that is often incorporated into necklaces and bracelets. Because of its beauty and its distinct shade, turquoise has been mined and used in jewelry for thousands of years, going back to the Ancient Egyptians, Persians, and Chinese. Today, it is still an incredibly popular and versatile stone for jewelry. Its range of colors resembles shades of the sky, grass, and the ocean, making it an especially appropriate stone for summer jewelry. Both turquoise necklaces and turquoise bracelets are perfect options for the warmer months of the year.
In addition to beaded jewelry, shoppers can always find an endless number of pendants and charms reminiscent of the summer months. For example, one can find pendants in the shapes of suns, flowers, and even flip-flop sandals. Or, if you simply prefer beautifully designed pendants, they come in countless summery designs and colors. Many are made of turquoise, as well as other light stones and materials.
Finally, summer is the time of the year when many women like to wear open-toed shoes, sandals, or no footwear at all. For this reason, when searching for summer jewelry gift ideas for yourself or a friend, keep it light and airy. Often less is more when it comes to summer accessories.
Now, with those ideas in mind, it's time to begin shopping. The best way to get a sense of the breadth of your options is to browse photographs and descriptions on internet jewelry websites. With summer here, shopping online can save you a lot of time and money when looking for those last minute must have pieces.