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How To Embrace The Sea Shell Jewelry Trend (Without Looking Like You’ve Escaped From A 90’s Movie!)

Yvonne Leon Sea Shell Bracelet jewelry trend

From a romantic holiday souvenir to a coveted style statement, seashell jewelry designs are making a huge comeback. Just in time to become the ultimate jewelry accessory addition for a well-deserved summer break.

Author By Marie-Caroline Selmer

Spring 2018 runways have predicted this takeover, if we remember correctly, the models who walked the Prada runway were adorned with oversized nautical accessories. But let’s be honest, this trend left us a little bit dubious! The seashell sounds more like a nostalgic reminiscence of our twenty-something than an upcoming hit. Don’t we say oldies but goodies?

Thanks to a selection of designers who revisited the item, the 2018 seashell jewelry is feminine and delicate. Free from its vacation-only tag, the ocean-inspired accessory is finally elevated to luxury.

Brazilian designer duo Taisa Hirsch and Sandra Aron twists the seashell with a row of multicolored sapphires bezeled in its center while Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana’s drop earrings feature gold-plated shells embellished with red enamel coral, colorful crystals and swinging faux pearls for a whimsical silhouette. On the other side, the double shell bracelet of Yvonne Leon set on a twisted line of yellow gold and highlighted with diamonds is an epitome to femininity. Whether gold-plated, encrusted or set with precious gems, seashells reveal their amazing designs of nature whilst their warm spirit finish to dive us in this nautical trend.

Seashell never felt so contemporary when mixed to color. French designer Aurélie Bidermann styles a 18ct yellow gold drop with a genuine shell lacquered by hand in an emerald green or in a fluorescent pink, a refreshing way to style the ocean accessory that suddenly match perfectly your jewelry wardrobe.

Jazz up your neckline with seashell pendants associated to gold necklaces for a personal look, pretending you have collected them yourself!

Aron & Hirschi "Hamar Em Ouro" ring mounted on 18ct set with sapphires. Sea Shell jewelry
Aron & Hirschi – “Hamar Em Ouro” ring mounted on 18ct set with sapphires
Dolce & Gabbana Gold-plated shells earrings with red enamel coral, colorful crystals and faux pearls
Dolce & Gabbana – Gold-plated shells earrings
Yvonne Leon Double Shell bracelet mounted on yellow gold set with diamonds
Yvonne Leon – Double Shell bracelet mounted on yellow gold set with diamonds
Aurélie Bidermann Fluorescent Pink Merco drop earrings dipped in 18ct yellow gold adorned with a genuine shell lacquered by hand in an fluorescent pink. Sea Shell Jewelry Trend
Aurélie Bidermann – Fluorescent Pink Merco drop earring mounted on 18ct yellow gold with a lacquered shell