So, Shell Jewelry Is Officially Cool Again — Here Are The Pieces We're Adding to Our Carts RN

I’m sure when most of us hear “shell jewelry”, we are immediately transported back to the ’90s, when puka necklaces were the accessory of choice for wannabe surfers everywhere. Luckily, 2019 has given shell jewelry a trendy spin and breathed a whole new life into the style. Rather than puka chokers (you know, the kind that pairs perfectly with frosted tips), expect to see variations of shell embellished statement necklaces, earrings, and rings hitting the streets.

Not only will shell jewelry be the perfect finishing touch on all of your summer outfits, this trend isn’t going anywhere for fall or winter. The variations we’re seeing on shell jewelry all have a certain elevation our beloved puka chokers did not have. Below, I’ve curated a list of some of the best shell jewelry out there right now. Happy shopping!

A splash of color

Tahiti Tassel Earrings, Baublebar, $36; shop now

The cowry shells are perfectly on-trend while the tassels add a carefree, fun vibe.

Mermaid hair vibes

Shell Bobby Set, Free People, $18; shop now

Channel your inner Little Mermaid and tame your post-beach hair with this pretty bobby pin set.

Simplicity by the sea

Beachside Charm Necklace, Madewell, $34; shop now

This simple vintage-inspired necklace adds just a little bit of beachy flair to your look - without looking like you just got back from the souvenir shop.

A classic gold moment

Waikiki Waves Shell Necklace, Free People, $28, shop now

This gold puka choker looks strikingly similar to the one Gigi Hadid was spotted wearing at Paris Fashion Week.

Small shell details

Shell Wrap Ring, Alex and Ani, $28; shop now

If you like it then you should’ve put a shell on it. Isn’t that how it goes?

A literal seashell, but make it fashion

Lani Statement Shell Hoop Earring, Urban Outfitters, $24; shop now

Make a statement in these pretty earrings made from real seashell.

Stacked shell pieces

Belize Ring Set, Baublebar, $68; shop now

This stackable ring set will look perfect anywhere from the beach to brunch and beyond.

Ocean blue deets

Cowrie Shell Bracelet, Etsy, $39; shop now

Pretty turquoise beads pop against the shiny gold chain on this bracelet.

Gold beachy basics

Sadie Sea Shell Earring Set, Francesca’s, $20l shop now

Incorporate a subtle nod to the trend in your everyday look with these simple gold shell studs.

Layered shell prints 

Kaydree Layering Necklace, Stella & Dot, $59, shop now

I am obsessed with this necklace. You can wear it as one piece or detach it to have two separate necklaces.

With its seemingly endless array of new variations and styles, the shell jewelry trend is here to stay. Excuse me while I go dig through my jewelry box to find those shell earrings I bought on vacation back in 2009.

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