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Carefree Jewels to Soak Up What’s Left of Tomato Girl Summer


Summer won’t officially be over until late September, but it’s not unofficially over yet, either—not until the end of Labor Day weekend.

Which means we still have a few days left to live that Tomato Girl Summer.

When I first heard the term popularized on TikTok (the same source that’s given us gems like Barbiecore and Coastal Grandmother), I envisioned the style of a chic woman who gardens. Wide-brim hats, straw, a bit of checkered fabric. I thought it was like Coastal Grandmother but less coastal—in touch with nature, but in a freshly pressed sort of way.

Instead, Tomato Girl refers to a Mediterranean style: locales where cuisine is heavy in tomato.

Picture a dream European vacation. The calm waters of the Mediterranean or Adriatic Sea, where you’d laze in the sun, on a beach or in a boat. For lunch, a simple but mouthwateringly fresh crostini brimming with tomatoes, or perhaps a bright red stack of caprese salad.

What are you wearing?

Red, as the name implies, is certainly welcome. As are fruit and vegetable prints, linen, headscarves, and espadrilles. Basically, if it looks like the wardrobe of a film set on the coast of Italy, you might have nailed the look.

Where jewelry is concerned, of course Italian-made gold classics are the perfect fit. But more playful styles, like fruit-themed jewels and kitschy shell and bead pieces, also work well.

Some may be looking forward to sweater weather, putting away their whites post–Labor Day and embracing the hues of autumn. But for others, there’s still time to have your tomatoes and eat them, too. And while the jewelry here suits this current TikTok-imposed trend, its charm and style will continue to shine in future summers. (You can also include these limited-edition Capri bangles from Buccellati in the mix.)

Sydney Evan sapphire spritz bracelet
Spritz charm in 14k yellow gold with orange sapphire on a moonstone bead bracelet, $1,125; Sydney Evan
Noi Gioielli mother of pearl earrings
Sparkle earrings in 18k yellow gold with red enamel, mother-of-pearl, and diamonds, €2,480 ($2,690); Noi Gioielli
Gigi Ferranti Italian horn pendant
Portofino statement horn charm in 18k yellow gold with 0.63 ct. t.w. orange, purple, and pink sapphires, $6,200 (chain not included); Gigi Ferranti
Kitty Joyas Pomegranate ring
Pomegranate ring in 18k gold-plated sterling silver with cold-cure enamel, £155 ($200); Kitty Joyas
Ti Sento Milano earrings
Earrings in gold-plated sterling silver, $209; Ti Sento Milano
Mason Books tubogas necklace
Ribbon wrap Tubogas necklace in 14k yellow gold with 2.48 cts. t.w. diamonds, $31,500; Mason and Books
Alison Lou bowtie stud
Bowtie stud earring in 14k yellow gold, $190; Alison Lou
Apples and Figs Amphora necklace
Fill Me Up With Memories amphora necklace in 24k gold-plated sterling silver with cubic zirconia, $976; Apples & Figs
Jack Vartanian Madreperla earrings
Madreperla earrings in 18k yellow gold–plated sterling silver with mother-of-pearl and diamonds, $1,100; Jack Vartanian
Ariel Gordon Mini Frutta necklace
Mini Frutta lemon necklace in 14k yellow gold, $325; Ariel Gordon

Top: Valentine necklace in 14k yellow gold–plated brass with synthetic coral, $490; Pamela Love

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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