Beach Vibes: Shell Jewellery You’ll Want To Wear All Summer

By Charlie Colville

1 year ago

Shell out on these dainty jewellery pieces

Summer is officially in full swing – and many of us plan to spend it out in the sun, preferably on the beach. But for those who can’t make it to sandy shores, here’s the next best thing: shell jewellery. Channelling only the best beach vibes, the humble shell (whether scallop, clam or conch) is the ultimate summer symbol. Below, we round up some beautiful jewellery pieces worth shelling out for.

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Why Is Shell Jewellery Trending?

For some people, the words ‘shell jewellery’ may conjure up images of puka shell necklaces, surfers and (admittedly a little cringe) early 2000s fashion. For the rest of us, it’s the latest trend set to crest this summer.

So, what is shell jewellery? As the name suggests, it refers to accessories created using various types of shells. Most used in jeweller pieces are sourced from marine molluscs like abalone, conch, cowrie, and mother-of-pearl shells, as these pieces carry nice colours and patterns – but it’s easy enough to put something together using the dainty shells found on beach shores.

The trend comes and goes most summers (something about warm weather makes us crave the beach, apparently), but this season it’s set to be bigger than ever. It comes just as we embrace the mermaidcore wave, another trend celebrating oceanic visuals and sea life, and shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon.

Shell Jewellery You’ll Want To Wear All Summer

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