From high end to more original and unusual, these findings are unlikely to be seen on anyone else. So, if you’re in the mood to indulge yourself and hold onto the sun we have left this year, while supporting a creative colleague, take a look at our top picks to wear proudly around your neck.
Featuring a yellow diamond, Adriana Chede’s Follow The Sun necklace symbolizes luminosity and positivity. As Chede explains, “It reminds us of the warming and rejuvenating sensation of the rays sweeping through our skin, welcoming the sun each new morning, full of power and light.”
Handcrafted with sustainable 9k gold recycled in Chede’s London workshop, the pendant consists of a solid gold (11mm) round pendant with hand-engraved details, finished with a diamond yellow (0.02 ct), suspended from a square diamond solid gold chain, 18 inches in length. Priced at £ 405.
2. Sun Dance Necklace by Tatty Devine X Morag Myerscough
“Dancing is a joyful place and we need more of it,” says Morag Myerscough of his Sun Dance necklace, a collaboration with Tatty Devine. With loads of color, pleasing geometric shapes and the recurring symbol of Myerscough’s sun, the piece is laser cut from FSC certified birch plywood and both hand painted and digitally printed in cheerful shades of orange. , yellow and pink. Hand-bound and suspended from an adjustable gold chain, with an official Tatty Devine X Morag Myerscough tag. The promise is that you will spread a little happiness wherever you go. Priced at £ 125.
Tiny Scenic, an independent brand of Jo Strange and Andrew Rees of Winchester, UK, is currently on a short hiatus (but returning soon). Their handmade jewelry has a “mid-century postcard vibe” and will appeal to those who love the pastel hues of Miami’s Art Deco buildings mixed with 1950s Americana.
We love their mid-century little homes in delicate pinks or greens. But for the purposes of this article, we have selected their pool collar; the one that evokes that happy immediate memory of vacation in the sun. We also like their little wooden ice cream display, as shown above. There are plenty to choose from, so add them to your favorites, ready for their return from summer vacation.
Mood Good, an independent jewelry brand founded in 2017 by Rosie Greener, has created a necklace for carefree summer days: the icing on the cake of any outfit. Ethically designed and crafted from recycled metals in small workshops in East London, you can choose between sterling silver or 18k gold for this stunning cherry necklace. From £ 135.
A cheerful and fun lightweight statement necklace by jewelry designer Julia de Klerk, perfect for summer or any time of year. This bold necklace is part of a limited set that includes heart-shaped charm earrings and larger earrings. The collection brings together abstract 1980s-style shapes with a bold red heart. Made from frosted acrylic which has been textured from laser etched artwork and assembled with sterling silver primers. Priced at £ 75 and an Etsy Pick.
Morgan Thomas is the founder of Yam, an Astoria-based jewelry studio that sells unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings that are handcrafted from recycled materials. She was one of the ones we featured in our list of recommended jewelry designers. For our selection of summer necklaces, we recommend the Flower Pin by Yam. Endearing recycled brass / bronze or sterling silver pendant on a delicate chain. Available with a sterling silver or 14k gold fill chain. Hand carved from wax and cast in New York. Priced at $ 124.
This beautiful Sol necklace is signed Nagle and Sisters, a brand founded by, you guessed it, three sisters: Sophie, Dominique and Chloé. The coin is acid etched for a weathered and rustic feel, and is a reversible locket that makes the coin necklace classic. There is a hand-engraved sunburst on one side, while the brand’s signature triangle on the other. Priced at £ 110.
This Lee Renee starfish necklace reminds us of beach vacations, crashing waves and dazzling sunsets. It has a gorgeous textured surface that sparkles and catches the light, making it a perfect summer accessory. Handcrafted in Hatton Garden, London from recycled precious metals, you can choose from three options: sterling silver, 18k gold vermeil, or 9k solid gold. From £ 79.
Support another independent jeweler with this minimalist pineapple necklace from Norwich-based Vinci Woman. The delicate piece is made of 925 sterling silver, coated with 24k gold, handmade “with love”. There is even a matching bracelet. From £ 22.
What’s not to love about this Manta-Ray necklace from Brighton-based designosaurYEAH? Available in galaxy acrylic, pearl and mirror gold, and hangs from a silver plated curb chain. As each piece is hand-cast, it means that each necklace will be unique. Priced at £ 39.