As we edge closer to sand on our toes, citrus spritzes in our hands, and photos taken in front of terracotta walls, jewellery inspired by beach fantasises is everywhere.
While the trend for jewels featuring shells, pearls, and organic forms may have begun in the noughties and resurfaced out of lockdown DIY'ing, a refined approach to the look has always existed amongst independent jewellers.
Dubbed 'craftcore' by Henrik Lischke at British Vogue, we've curated a selection of pieces by the jewellers we work with that are inspired by craft, meet the brief, and transcend the trend. These pieces will carry you through the summer holidays and continue to be relevant come shorter days in October.
1. Petite Fraise
Characterised by elegant and refined pieces that are accented with dreamy, magical, and sometimes mystical influences, Petite Fraise epitomises craftcore jewellery. Think rough gemstones and brass pieces involving natural motifs.
2. Ines & Litza
Ines & Litza's AMULETS collection is defined by natural shapes cast in brass, bronze, or silver. They're fun holiday-worthy craftcore jewellery pieces that transition well into autumn; throw them over a turtleneck and under a denim jacket.Shop Ines & Litza >>
3. Lunar James
Gemstones in colourful hues, organic surfaces, and baroque pearls define our craftcore jewellery collections by Lunar James. The brand uses natural materials where possible, featuring both statement designs and daintier pieces.
4. Ruaridh Litster-Campbell
Colour, fun motifs, and enamelled surfaces make for a series of irresistibly charming craftcore jewels by Ruaridh Litster-Campbell.
5. Jo Wood
For investment pieces that transcend the trend, Jo Wood's Earth Cast rings define what it means to 'handcraft'. Created by casting directly in soil, expect unpredictable forms that meet craftcore's brief and elevate it.