There’s nothing quite like summer, with its long days and al fresco nights, its fireflies and swimsuits, its hot weather and humidity (especially here in the Nashville area and Middle TN!), its drinks on the patio and backyard s’mores. In the heat of the season, we show a little more skin, making our jewelry even more of a focal point. Just as summer brings memories of carefree days around the Nashville area and gives us the chance to revel in simple fun, this season’s jewelry trends are all about whimsy, throwing back to some of our favorite childhood baubles. Pretty and playful, these five Nashville area summer jewelry trends are the perfect way to usher in sunshine and celebration in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and beyond.

Colorful Beads and Rainbow Stones

Nothing says joyful and carefree quite like an abundance of beautiful colors. Whether you’re sporting an arts-and-crafts-inspired beaded necklace or you opt for the luxury of a rainbow sapphire bracelet, this vibrant jewelry will shout “summer!” all day long. Looking for a stunning, on-trend splurge? This incredible bangle from Roman + Jules will not disappoint.


The return of the ankle bracelet as one of the Nashville area summer jewelry trends taps into our nostalgia. How many of us remember wearing an anklet our best friend made at camp above our jelly sandals? 2019’s anklets run the gamut – they can be just as fun and casual as our original version, or refined and luxurious; they can be chunky and clunky or slim and sleek. At Brentwood Jewelry we have a wide array of anklets to choose from. One of our favorites, giving a nod to summertime at the beach, is this palm tree beauty from Lafonn.

Sunglasses Chains

Oh yes, you read that right – the practical, functional glasses chain has been revamped to become one of the best ways to make a fashion statement this summer. No longer relegated to grandparents, these accessories now come in gold links, pearls, colorful wooden beads, neon nylon…the options are endless.

Flowers and Fruit

Fresh and earthy, flowers and fruit are reminiscent of the beauty of a summer’s day with its wistful hydrangeas and bold sunflowers, its ripe berries and juicy melons. We don’t think you can ever go wrong with flower motif jewels, and we especially love this rose gold and diamond flower ring from Kattan and Lafonn’s two-tone flower pendant. Fruit jewelry can be playful and fun – cherries, watermelons, lemons, or a sparkling apple necklace can’t help but bring a smile.

Shells and Pearls

You don’t have to live on the coast to enjoy the bounty of the ocean. Building on last summer’s shell obsession, this year’s trend pairs the delicate carapace with its relative, the pearl. The two combine beautifully to make unique, whimsical jewelry that call you to thoughts of saltwater and sand. Perfect for the beach, these pieces can also be worn anywhere you’d like to give a nod to the attitude and ethos of summer.

Whether you’re off to an exotic locale or are planning to enjoy a bit of a staycation this summer, it’s always fun to acquire a new piece (or two or three!) of jewelry. At Brentwood Jewelry, Middle Tennessee’s trusted jewelry source for over 50 years, our jewelry experts would love to help you find just the right thing to keep your look on-trend. Or, if you prefer a more classic look that never goes out of style, we’ve got plenty of that, too! Just give us a call or stop by today, and let us make your summer jewelry dreams come true.