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Beachside Bling

These are the months when jewellery looks its best — with diamonds sparkling, gold set on fire and pearls shimmering in the summer light. It’s no surprise that our jewellers have a lot to shout about.

And the best thing about such great pieces? You can wear them with anything — at the pool, or on the promenade. Boodles’ new BEACH collection does precisely that. Dreamt up by the brand’s diamond-jewel designers in the depths of lockdown — dreaming of travel and freedom — the collection has a real sense of joy about it. Rebecca Hawkins, Boodles Head of Design, puts it well: “wearable with a barefoot luxury vibe.” See, for instance, this beautiful beach anklet set with brilliant cut diamonds in 18 carat SMO rose gold. Doesn’t it make your toes almost stretch out towards the sand? 

Bremont, too, has taken inspiration from the coastline in its S300 Vigo. In sophisticated monochrome, this is a dive watch that alludes to the eponymous beaches of northwestern Spain: bone-white sands and crystal seas.

Tateossian’s selection of summer bracelets is for the young traveller in all of us.  This Graffiato Sennit bead bracelet — so named after the beads’ fascinating texture (graffiato being the Italian for “scratch”) — features 2 micron yellow gold plated sterling silver finishes and apatite. The simple design is evocative of a time of adventure — but with an elegant luxury twist.