8 summer jewellery trends

Oct 22, 2020 | Advice and How-To's, Beads, Gemstones, Jewellery Trends | 0 comments

Summer is finally here and what better way to bring in the new season than to style it up with some of the latest jewellery trends. Whether you’re looking for a fun pair of earrings or a new necklace to brighten up your wardrobe, these eight summer jewellery trends will keep you looking stylish and on trend. These trends are bound to uplift you with bright beads and playful pearls which are proving big for the season as are elegant uses of seashells, crystals, and stones. There’s also layered necklaces, coin pendants and heavy-duty chains to fit more streamlined tastes. If you’re all about personalising your jewels, initial necklaces come beautifully refreshed for the season, a trend Carrie Bradshaw would most definitely wear in 2020. Below are eight jewellery trends for this summer that we love at Western Frontier Traders right now.

Coloured Beads

Do you want to look like a well-travelled, creative person? Beaded jewellery is the trend for you this summer. It’s all about encapsulating the natural things that surround us and wearing pieces of jewellery that look as though they’re precious souvenirs we bought whilst on holiday. Choose a colourful piece that will look great when styled with bohemian prints. Here at Western Frontier Traders were best known as a bead shop and have thousands of beads, crystals and gemstones to choose from to suit every occasion.

Contemporary Pearls

Contemporary pearl pieces have come into their own this season and play a key part in the modern woman’s jewellery wardrobe. Add some pearls of wisdom to your jewellery box this summer or take out some pieces that you already own and give them some renewed love. Here at Western Frontier Traders we stock a number of fresh water pearls in a variety of colours which make for the perfect earrings, necklaces or rings this summer.

Layered Necklaces and Chains

Although this has been a trend for many seasons, we’re still seeing a lot love for the layered necklace. Layering necklaces can be the perfect complement to any outfit this season. You can layer different metals and chains, however some people prefer to wear all the same metal. When styling necklaces together we suggest a mix of delicate and chunky pieces for a more modern look, highlighting collectible charm necklaces and horoscope pendants from local designers or perhaps some of your own designs.

Beach Babe

We love the ’90s summer beach culture which is coming back in the form of jewels, puka shell chokers and crystal pendants that used to be souvenirs from the beach and are now being reinvented in fashion. They look great with a swimsuit or flowy beach dress and give off throwback vibes.

Colourful Jewellery

From bright primary hues to electric neon shades, we feel that colourful jewellery is a top trend for summer, which pairs well with surfer-chic styles like shells, beads, and crystals. We suggest rainbow chains, colourful earrings and multi-coloured stone rings.

Art Deco Inspired Jewellery

Art Deco inspired jewellery makes the perfect accessory for the summer season as these stylised pieces evoke allure and sophistication. Your taste may lean toward sleek and geometric metalwork, abstract shapes, or a high-contrast of diamonds and gemstones.

Letter Necklaces

We love that letter necklaces are the back in for summer in 2020. We’ve seen the letter necklaces rise to popularity in the past by Carrie Bradshaw on Sex in the City and women have been wearing personalised jewels and charms for years.


After what has been an unexpected year, Summer 2020 is the season to have fun and novelty jewellery is in. Jewellery designers offer all sorts of fun-to-wear pieces that will help you to express a youthful aesthetic. Whether it’s as a pair of enamel cherry earrings or animal-shaped charms on a necklace, there is bound to be something fun for everyone this summer. For novelty jewellery we recommend Perth jewellery designer Gemma Black of Hungry Laalaa, who specialises in food themed and “weird” jewellery.

Written by Gabrielle Clark