How to Make Timeless Jewelry Feel Fresh for Summer

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Though trends will always drive what we gravitate toward in the moment, timeless pieces (whether it be the perfect jacket, a pragmatic handbag or a gorgeous necklace) will always remain anchors in our wardrobes. This holds especially true with jewelry, as the right investment can result in a lifetime’s worth of wear. So how do you make these classic pieces feel fresh season after season? See how we’re making timeless, designer jewelry from Blue Nile feel on-trend for spring.

Mixed Metals

Mixed metals, when done properly, can look super cool and fresh season after season. An easy way to not have to choose between silver and gold (we love both!), elevate the look this spring by selecting pieces with diamond accents, such as these Colin Cowie stunners. To keep it daytime appropriate, rock with a crisp white blouse and high-waisted, vintage-inspired denim.

Balancing Act

Statement jewelry can be tricky when you want to have one piece be the focal point, yet don't want to forgo all other adornments. For a glamorous evening out, go big with this pair of gorgeous moonstone drop earrings from Monique Lhuillier, then balance the look with a delicate diamond pendant necklace, which still feels luxe enough to compliment (but not overpower) the earrings.

Cluster Setting

Rather than a classic single-stone cocktail ring or pendant, try out a cluster setting this season. This beautiful assortment by Zac Posen includes amethyst, garnet and pink tourmaline, a trio which remains within a complementary color story yet adds extra interest to the piece. Team with a blush-colored slip dress and strappy sandals for date night.

Chic Locket

With such strong sentimental ties, locket jewelry will never go out of style. Punctuated by a gorgeous blue sapphire, this 14k gold Monica Rich pendant is pragmatic enough for everyday wear. Style the piece with a crochet dress and espadrilles for Sunday brunch.

Stacked-Row Bracelet

We love the idea of adding a dose of sparkle to an everyday outfit. With diamonds on diamonds stacked in this 18k yellow gold Blue Nile Studio bracelet, style this piece with a cool denim jacket with the sleeves pushed up to allow the cuff to truly stand out.

Eye-Catching Drop Earrings

The size and shape of these Frances Gadbois drop earrings make them perfect for day or night—the aqua blue chalcedony gemstones framed by a halo of tsavorite garnets feel especially appropriate for spring's bright mood. Team with a bell-sleeved blouse, cropped trousers and ballet flats for a luxe lunch, then switch out for your favorite cocktail dress for a night on the town.

Beaded Bracelet

This delicate, beaded bracelet by Sage feels very of-the-moment, as dainty jewelry remains a hot trend this season. Wear it with a sweet sundress and gladiator sandals to complete an It-girl approved ensemble.

Gemstone Earrings

These Robert Leser window earrings feature gorgeous blue topaz gemstones that lend soft color to a summer look. Show them off with a chic low ponytail and off-the-shoulder top.

Link Bracelet

Add edge to a traditional link bracelet (such as this Lisa Jenks piece) by stacking several together for an exaggerated, layered effect. Rock with a great sleeveless jumpsuit for day, then top with your favorite leather jacket and a slick of red lipstick at night.

Silver Studs

A pair of luxe, classic stud earrings are a no-brainer way to pull together an office-appropriate look. Add polish to a collared shirt and midi skirt combo with this sterling silver pair by Bree Richey that feature delicate sapphire details.