Warmer temperatures call for sleeveless tops, pinned back hair, and other skin-baring opportunities inviting you to adorn yourself in your finest jewelry. Discover new arrivals, like diamonds that glitter in the sunlight, layers of gold that add warmth to any look, and vibrant hues that make it fun to experiment with your style in a way that feels true to you. Your jewelry tells others who you are without saying a word, so take pride in curating a collection that reflects your personality—and captures carefree summer moments to be remembered for years to come.
YOUR SHINING MOMENT
Diamonds are cut to showcase their brilliance, and, when placed in the perfect setting, these precious gems become even more dazzling. No one knows this better than Italian designer Leo Pizzo, who clusters tiny diamonds together for maximum radiance. From edgy chain-link bracelets to glamorous floral rings, his jewelry gives women permission to embrace their bold side and wear diamonds however and wherever.
Designers are having fun creating one-of-a-kind pieces that display the true versatility of diamonds. One such designer is Etho Maria, whose sculptural earrings—featuring oval, pear, and round floating diamonds—offer a modern spin on classic hoops. Likewise, Lagos creates geometric designs by combining dainty pavé jewels with signature Caviar beads for a rich contrast you can appreciate from any angle.
Think of these modern stones as unique, sophisticated accents that add individuality to your everyday looks.
Warm and lustrous, gold is visually stunning, whether it’s fashioned into a delicate chain or bold links. And, it just so happens, designers are choosing the latter—boldness—to create chunky necklaces, stackable cuffs, and intricate sets that are undeniably chic. Since choosing just one piece is nearly impossible, we suggest mixing metals, layering strands, and stacking rings for a look that’s all your own.
It’s only fitting that our hands, which are so often used to express ourselves while talking, offer the perfect opportunity for self-expression via rings of every kind. From delicate bands to statement-makers, you can wear just one or one on every finger, including your pinky. We’re fans of Spinelli Kilcollin’s bold, interconnected rings. Designed to be stacked or worn across multiple fingers, these pieces mix metals with pavé diamonds, resulting in the perfect styling piece.
When it comes to using jewelry as a form of self-expression, there’s no limit to the number of ways you can do it. Delicate necklaces, which once served as solo signatures, now act as foundational pieces to be layered with other jewelry of varying lengths, sizes, and proportions. Feel empowered to combine your finest pieces for a customized look.
How do you imagine women mixing your jewelry into their everyday style?
I design pieces with the hope that they will be something people want to wear daily and never take off. Whether that’s a simple gold chain or a diamond tennis necklace, I want it to feel like an extension of the person wearing it.
What are your tips for different ways to wear jewelry?
Fall in love with pieces that can be worn solo or layered, and don’t be afraid to mix different gold colors or stones. I usually like to start with a shorter necklace and add in varying lengths depending on my mood or outfit. Jewelry is an investment, so choose pieces that you can imagine yourself wearing forever.
Does your jewelry carry any symbolism or history that you’d want your collectors to know?
Motifs of love and good fortune are worked into many of my designs. Alongside the symbolism of the gemstones I use, one will find meaning in almost everything in my collections.
Remember the childhood fun of playing dress-up with your mother’s jewelry? Reignite that same joy with your own collection of vibrant pieces. Drawing inspiration from traditional heirlooms and whimsical gardens, these fresh takes on classic jewels energize and brighten your warm-weather outfits.
Whether you’re seeking spiritual protection or a daily reminder of strength, today’s designer pieces capture timeless sentiments in the form of charms. For a prime example of this, look no further than Harwell Godfrey, whose meaningful creations are rooted in ancient design practices. The California-based designer uses 18-karat gold, enamel, and colorful gemstones—all believed to have healing energy—to craft her deeply personal, modern-day heirlooms. Neiman Marcus caught up with Harwell herself to discuss her career, values, and the inspiration behind her symbolic jewelry pieces.