The 15 Daintiest Pieces Of Jewelry For The Hottest Of Summer Days

Tan line-free and heat wave-friendly

The hot, hot months of high summer tend to leave us wanting to wear the least amount of clothing that we can get away with, all for the sake of keeping cool. While this also applies to our choices in accessories, it more so affects our jewelry picks. During this time of year, the mere thought of wearing our favorite metal collar makes us start sweating.

What to do? Cue in dainty jewelry! It’s time to give our statement necklaces and oversized cuff bracelets a break, and trade them in for pieces that are on the lighter side. From the most delicate metalworking to the tiniest of diamonds and opals, layering these simple, fragile pieces makes accessorizing during a heat wave a breeze.

Just in time for the hottest days of summer, we put together a guide of the best earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings that you can wear to the office, the beach, and even in the ocean. Click through the gallery below to check out our picks.

Photo courtesy of & Other Stories

& Other Stories, Tiny Hoop Earrings, $13, available at & Other Stories.

Photo courtesy of La Kaiser

La Kaiser, Blue Opal And Diamond Drop Cuff, $128, available at La Kaiser.

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Verameat, Got Heart, $40, available at Verameat.

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Modern Citizen, Sterling Silver Petite Long Bar Earrings, $48, available at Modern Citizen.

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Sophie Bille Brahe, Pirouette Oreille Earring, $470, available at Need Supply Co.

Photo courtesy of Madewell

Madewell, Luster Circle Necklace, $32, available at Madewell.

Photo courtesy of Catbird

Catbird, Sweet Nothing Bracelet, $94, available at Catbird.

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8.6.4., ‘2’ Earrings, $24, available at 8.6.4.

Photo courtesy of Local Eclectic

Local Eclectic, White Sapphire & Champagne Diamond Ring, $172, available at Local Eclectic.

Photo courtesy of Vrai & Oro

Vrai & Oro, Dot Cuff Ring, $65, available at Vrai & Oro.

Photo courtesy of WWAKE

WWAKE, Arc Lineage Necklace, $400, available at WWAKE.

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Amarilo, Delaney Lariat, $92, available at Amarilo.

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Zoe Chicco, 14K Diamond Trio Bracelet, $485, available at Zoe Chicco.

Photo courtesy of Arme De L'Amour

Arme De L’Amour, Triangle Necklace, $150, available at Arme De L’Amour.

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Reclaimed Vintage, Sterling Silver Infinity Ring, $23, available at ASOS.