Jewelry to Tie-Dye For

I’m very excited about the tie-dye trend. Not just for Deadheads, the explosion of color has been percolating for the past few seasons, and many fashion retailers are showing its huge impact on this summer’s sales.

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Is there a happier style? Other than rainbow stripes, perhaps, I think not. Though tie-dye is available in a wide range of color combinations, I find myself partial to the rainbow varieties, particularly those pastel and neon-bright hues. I may or may not have gone overboard on an Etsy tie-dye T-shirt store recently.

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I think if you’re going to wear something as colorfully loud as tie-dye—if you’re wearing it for fashion’s sake, at least—the only jewelry that will do to accessorize it should be equally as colorful.

Erica Courtney Chakra pendant
Chakra pendant with mandarin garnet and diamonds on strands of Ethiopian opal and mandarin garnet, price on request (sold); Erica Courtney

The jewelry doesn’t need to be multicolor, necessarily (though that would really be a high dose of awesome brightness), but the more brilliant, the better. A really good opal is maybe the best tie-dye equivalent, but also look for juicy gemstone creations with stones such as tsavorite and multicolor sapphires, as well as bicolor and tricolor stones such as tourmaline and ametrine. Some stones even look like they’ve been tie-dyed themselves, like the jasper pictured at top.

Beverley K aquamarine and tsavorite ring
Ring in 18k yellow gold with 4.57 ct. aquamarine, 1.5 cts. t.w. tsavorite, and 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Beverley K
Lauren K azure malachite earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with azure malachite and diamonds, price on request; Lauren K
Cirari ametrine ring
Ring in 14k white gold with 4.34 ct. ametrine, 0.32 ct. t.w. pink sapphires, and 0.31 ct. t.w. yellow sapphires, $1,000; Cirari

Long after we’ve moved onto another fashion trend, whether that’s this summer or next, these pieces will endure, bringing colorful cheer for years to come.

Pamela Froman Arabesque Sunburst opal pendant
Arabesque Sunburst pendant in 18k yellow gold with 5.89 ct. Australian boulder opal and 0.63 ct. t.w. diamonds, $9,200; Pamela Froman

Top: Gertrude Bell necklace in 18k yellow gold with 13.13 ct. ocean jasper, 5.64 cts. t.w. sapphires, and 0.03 ct. t.w. diamonds, $11,000; Daniela Villegas

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