Whether it's been a subconscious effort to combat feeling like the world is on fire at all times or not, the best things to come out of the fashion world this year have played on kitschy, happy nostalgia. If it wasn't obvious with all of the beaded bags, elevated friendship bracelets, and fruit-printed everything, the resurgence of shell jewelry should make it crystal clear.
The tiny baubles you collected from the beach — or that just trigger memories of that puka shell necklace you begged your mom for on that family Caribbean cruise — are a sweet, light-hearted option for those who want to join in on the throwback fun with something more subtle than a rainbow choker. (Which, fair.)
Take your pick from literal seashells strung in a DIY fashion on colored thread, or go the designer route with shell-shaped drops of 18 karat-gold and diamonds. Either way, check out the gallery below to find the perfect seashell jewels to round out the summer.
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