Summer is traditionally the time to experiment with the kind of bright colours that wouldn’t get a look-in in Winter months.
In the warm months your whole attitude to getting dressed changes – you wear bolder necklaces, colourful rings and stack bangles on your arms.
Rather than deep reds and rich purples we’re craving sky blues, sunset oranges, startling colour combinations and translucent gemstones the colour of the sea. Christie’s South Kensington brings the summer to you as we present a wide palette of summer colours. From the pastel ocean tones of an Art Deco lapis lazuli, turquoise and rock crystal sautoir (lot 273) perfect with a white summer dress to the bold colour combinations of the rainbow jewels by H Stern and Gubelin (lots 20 & 21).
Let us take you on a trip to the seaside, wiling away the hours sailing, one of the inspirations for this bracelet by Raymond Yard (lot 143), or discovering Neptune’s treasures with the bold reds of a coral necklace (91), a quirky group of opal fish brooches (lot 216) or the novelty of a diamond–set shell and jellyfish (lot 232). The perfect reminders of a day by the sea.
Accessorise your summer maxi-dress with bold colourful bangles (lots 22 & 23), a statement watch (lot 25) and a classic gold clutch (lot 59).
And remember that summer is the best time to have fun with jewellery, not only with colours but also with design (lots 35, 102 & 235).
Even after the holidays have finished the aquamarine blue hues will remind you of the colours of the sea (lot 61).