How Bold Is Your Gold?

June 27th, 2017 | Stephanie Dore


Yellow gold is once again having a major moment—just in time for the summer sun to set it off right.

This is an extraordinary metal with a unique heritage. Found naturally in its distinct yellow hue, it is tinted white and rose with the addition of other minerals. Gold is strong and malleable, which has has made it ideal for centuries of high craftsmanship, from ancient coinage to modern engagement rings.

Yellow gold doesn’t just hint at luxury—it shouts it from the rooftops and adds instant sophistication to any outfit, whether you riff on 80s glam or 90s minimalism. The sunny hue complements every skin tone, and there are no rules to how you rock it. Here are some of our favorite ways to show off this gilded glory.

History Class

Jewelry takes the best from historical patterns, textures, and architecture and makes it shine. Some of our favorites are substantial Byzantine chains, delicate filigree earrings, and floral-inspired engraved lockets.

Byzantine Bracelet in 18k Yellow Gold
Byzantine Bracelet in 18k Yellow Gold
Delicate Filigree Clover Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Delicate Filigree Clover Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Petite Round Floral Locket in 14k Yellow Gold
Petite Round Floral Locket in 14k Yellow Gold

Ship Shape

Nothing says summer quite like a nautical nod. Our fave is a classic rope link because it makes us feel oh-so-Jackie O. This season we’re featuring oversized statement earrings, a dainty pendant that goes all out on the anchor theme, and a chunky bracelet that we’ll likely rock all year round.

Large Link Braided Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Large Link Braided Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Petite Anchor Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold
Petite Anchor Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold
Linked Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold
Linked Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold

Inner Artist

Show off your stylish side with pieces that recall modern art with sweeping lines and a clean aesthetic. We love a dramatic drop earring or a bold cuff bracelet. Make it a bold piece that stands out on its own or dial up the drama and wear them all at once!

Round Geometric Dangle Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Round Geometric Dangle Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Wide Hammered Cuff Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold
Wide Hammered Cuff Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold
Long Bead Station Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold
Long Bead Station Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold

Day-to-Day

From boardrooms to brunch, your everyday jewelry essentials should shine bright. Try on-trend bar stud earrings, a band that glitters with a streak of diamonds, or a slender bracelet that goes with everything.

Bar Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Bar Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
French Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
French Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring in 14k Yellow Gold
Infinity Trio Diamond Pendant in 14k Tri-color Gold
Infinity Trio Diamond Pendant in 14k Tri-color Gold

Shake Things Up

Pair yellow gold with its sister shades in pieces that feature white, yellow, and rose together. Tri-color styles take advantage of this contemporary look and mixing metals instantly makes your entire jewelry wardrobe more versatile.

Oversized Love Knot Stud Earring in 14k Tri-Color Gold
Oversized Love Knot Stud Earring in 14k Tri-Color Gold
Trio Rolling Ring in 18k Tri-Color Gold
Trio Rolling Ring in 18k Tri-Color Gold
Infinity Trio Diamond Pendant in 14k Tri-color Gold
Infinity Trio Diamond Pendant in 14k Tri-color Gold

Relive Your Glory Days

Take it old school with references to over-the-top 80s glamour, hippie-chic 70s fringe, or mid-century modern all updated with a contemporary twist.

Blue Nile Studio Diamond Pavé Ball Drop Earrings in 18k White & Yellow Gold
Blue Nile Studio Diamond Pavé Ball Drop Earrings in 18k White & Yellow Gold
Fringe Necklace in Yellow Gold Vermeil
Fringe Necklace in Yellow Gold Vermeil
Petite Panther Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold
Petite Panther Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold
June 27th, 2017
Stephanie Dore
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