13 Resort-Ready Jewelry Ideas for Your Next Vacation

You know how people say don’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want? How about we curate a jewelry wardrobe for the vacation we’re not going on but desperately need to experience?

All manner of spring-break getaways are happening as we speak, and there are still a few weeks left in “the season,” should your travels be taking you to the Sunshine State’s poshest playgrounds. It seems like the perfect time to select some resort-ready bijous to accompany the caftans and sarongs (or fur-trimmed parka from the Gorsuch catalog if you’re headed to Gstaad—aren’t we all?) in your Vuitton Keepall.

Here’s what I’m bringing and where I’m going (in theory).

Alex Sepkus Coral necklaceIt could be Amalfi, Positano, or Portofino—no matter the seaside destination, this completely gorgeous jewel would always be right.

Necklace with Italian red coral and diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $23,500; Alex Sepkus

 Anne Sportun wrap braceletMultitasking (it can be worn as a necklace), lightweight (good for packing), and Caribbean colors make this bracelet a must for the islands.

Limited Edition Ombré Wrap bracelet with green onyx, apatite, and amazonite beads, and hex bead, clasp, and tied extension in 18k yellow gold, $550; Anne Sportun

 Alishan watermelon tourmaline earringsYou have to get how big and statement-y these are to understand how incredible they’d look with bare, sun-kissed shoulders. 

Earrings with watermelon tourmaline slices and diamonds in platinum, price on request; Alishan

 David Webb Crescent necklaceFor Santorini, I was deciding between a retro gingham bikini and a plunging halter-neck one-piece. With this indescribably glamorous necklace, the latter is clearly the answer.

Crescent necklace with carved lapis lazuli, cabochon turquoise, and brilliant-cut diamonds in 18k gold and platinum, price on request; David Webb

 Melis Goral Carnelian PendantThe color reminds me of the sun dropping off the horizon at sunset. In Tahiti, obviously. 

Deep Sea collection pendant with carnelian and diamonds in 18k rose gold, $1,900; Melis Goral

 Mazza chrysoprase beads with pendantThis necklace is so Palm Beach. I imagine it poolside at the Breakers, worn with a mint-green Missoni minidress.

Chrysoprase beads with a 14k gold toggle clasp, $2,100, and removable rainbow moonstone and diamond pendant in 14k gold, $3,050; The Mazza Company

Sarah Ho Persica Ring with conch pearlsI’m thinking of Harbour Island, with its pink-sand beaches.

Persica ring with South Sea pearl, conch pearls, and diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request, Sarah Ho

 Sonia Tonkin deer pendant

Some people spend spring break skiing in Jackson Hole, which is where the designer of this piece is based—hence, the elk and snow-capped Tetons on the reverse side.

Two-sided medallion pendant and chain in 18k yellow gold with oxidized sterling silver detailing, $2,950; Sonia Tonkin

 Irene Neuwirth Strawberry Pink Opal earringsThe fine jewelry equivalent of sipping a daiquiri on the veranda of your private villa at Round Hill.

Carved Pink Opal Strawberry earrings with turquoise and pavé diamonds in 18k yellow gold, price on request; Irene Neuwirth

Versus Versace Fire Island Bicolor watch

It’s obviously way too cold for Fire Island, but this sports watch has me imagining all kinds of fun in the sun. 

Fire Island Bicolor watch in embossed silicone with 39 mm steel case, $135; Versus Versace

Lost Bird Designs braceletAs delicious as fresh-cut melon, mango, and papaya served at breakfast on the terrace of a posh hacienda in Riviera Maya.

Bracelet with peach moonstone, coral, turquoise, and black diamonds in 14k pink gold, price on request; Lost Bird Designs

Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry earrings

These earrings are inspired by the flora and fauna of the designer’s native Brazil. Certainly there are plenty of hummingbirds in North America, but I will always think of these creatures as the domain of more exotic locales—the kinds of places one escapes to.

Marquetry earrings with diamonds and pink tourmalines in 18k gold, price on request; Silvia Furmanovich. Available at Bergdorf Goodman.


Top: Earrings with turquoise, diamonds, and Gemfields emeralds in 18k white gold, price on request; Nina Runsdorf


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