Hottest New Jewelry Trends of Summer 2012

The summer of 2012 is going strong, and you have to make sure you look fashionable and chic even when it’s 100 degrees out. Read on to find out the season’s hottest jewelry trends.

Turquoise is and always will be a must have for the summer. The pale blue green color is reminiscent of blue skies and the ocean, and the best way to show off this hue is obviously through jewelry. A large turquoise ring will draw everyone’s attention to your hands, or a turquoise pendant will brighten up even the simplest t-shirt. You also won’t go wrong with bracelets or rings.

Turquoise isn’t the only hot color trend of the summer. Coral is definitely in, whether it be coral lipstick, blouses, skinny jeans, and of course, jewelry! Coral looks awesome with white, black, and everything in between. It’s particularly fashionable in a colorful necklace bib to draw the eye to your neck and face. People won’t stop staring, in the best way.

Bib necklaces are a big trend that recently made a comeback. The chunky statement pieces are a must have and can be worn on the weekends, to work, on a date, basically anywhere! Bibs are a great way to incorporate colorful gem stones, or you could go for a classier look by opting for a gold or silver bib necklace. Colored bib necklaces are good for giving your outfit that ‘pop’ while classic gold or silver can be used for any outfit any day of the week.

Next up is the tribal trend. You’ve probably seen jewelry inspired by the Southwest, whether it be dreamcatchers or bohemian knuckle rings. Any Native American, African, or other tribal jewelry is definitely in for this summer. Choose any colorful piece with resin or beads, and make sure to layer, layer, layer! Keep the rest of your outfit as simple as possible since your jewelry will do all the talking for you.

The summer means more parties and nights of going out. No matter how versatile most casual jewelry is, you’re going to want a much classier but still inexpensive jewelry piece to show off with your little black dress. For this, studs, pearls, and glitzy rhinestones never go out of style. I suggest shiny chandelier earrings with rhinestones, or a statement bib with pearls and crystals to give a very classy look.

You’ll be sure to find any of these hot trends in your local department stores or on various jewelry e-commerce sites. These trends can be shopped for cheap prices, so get shopping!