Friday 5: Jewels That Should Never, Ever Be Worn to the Beach

Even though they’d look really good

Fine jewelry, with all of its miraculous qualities, does come with a few rules. Don’t wear it while working out. Don’t garden in it. Wait until after you’ve sprayed your perfume and hairspray before donning it (for pearls). And, of course, don’t, under any circumstances, wear it to the beach. Because as it turns out, metal detectors won’t find everything, and if you lose a piece in the ocean, you can kiss it good-bye. But do people listen? Not always. If it’s a piece of fashion jewelry that looks really, really good with that bikini, I think we can all relax. But jewels like these? You’d have to be insane. But it happens. Just as I’ve seen women wear six-inch heels at Walt Disney World, I’ve seen massive jewels on the beach. Whether they were of any value remains to be determined, but you just never know. So, though your customers may be excited to wear these everywhere (even to bed), guide them in the right direction when it comes to their summer vacations. Do lather on the sunblock, don’t pile on the diamonds. Though, just look at these: The thought is tempting, no?

Hari Jewels opal bib necklace | JCK On Your Market

Necklace in 18k gold with 127.65 cts. t.w. opals and 5.75 cts. t.w. diamonds, $67,450; Hari Jewels


Andreoli citrine, androsite and orange MOP bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Bracelet in 18k white gold with 415.54 ct. citrine, 455.77 cts. t.w. androsites, and orange mother-of-pearl, price on request; Andreoli


John Buechner multicolor sapphire necklace | JCK On Your Market

Multicolor necklace in 18k white gold with 114.09 cts. t.w. unheated sapphires, $170,000; John Buechner


Michael John Jewelry rose-cut diamond bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 46.27 cts. t.w. rose-cut diamonds, $260,160; Michael John Jewelry


Jewels by Jacob ruby and diamond necklace | JCK On Your Market

Necklace with 38.59 cts. t.w. rubies and 33.07 cts. t.w. diamonds, $150,000; Jewels by Jacob

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