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Summer’s 6 Hottest Jewelry Trends — Your Guide to the Stunning Pieces at Ylang 23 That Show Them Off

Wherever Your Travels Take You, The Dallas Store Is Here To Make Sure You're Ready

BY // 06.22.22

Founded by Joanne and Charles Teichman, today, Ylang 23 is guided by the creative merchandising of their daughter Alysa. The landmark Dallas jewelry store always remains current and has stood on the cusp of worldwide trends for 35-plus years. The iconic spot in Plaza at Preston Center is always awash with of-the-moment finds.

As we jump into summer fashion, jewelry is not an aspect to be overlooked. Regardless of where your summer travels take you — whether you’re escaping the heat in a mountainside chalet or yachting across the seven seas, Dallas fashion icon Ylang23 is here to make sure you stay on trend with six of the summer’s hottest jewelry trends.


gigi Clozeau’s newest color is mint, just in time for summer.

Second Skin

Summer means lots of time in the water, and Ylang23’s first summer trend is Second Skin, so you can swim in the oceans of the world with ease, featuring gigi Clozeau’s bright colors and Lito Fine Jewelry’s signature evil eyes. Just in time for the season, gigi Clozeau’s newest color is mint, and this Gigi Mint Resin Yellow Gold Necklace features yellow gold and vibrant mint for an everyday effortless appearance. It is handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold, detailed in resin, and features beads that measure 1.50mm in diameter and a spring-ring clasp.

To complete the Second Skin trend, Ylang23 recommends Lito Fine Jewelry’s Ruby And Diamonds With Purple Enamel Evil Eye Rose Gold Necklace. This lucky talisman from Lito Fine Jewelry showcases an evil eye centered with a purple enamel eye. The evil eye is framed with white and black diamonds that frame the evil eye, and it’s perfect for everyday layering.


Ylang23 Foundrae Necklace
Foundrae’s Reverie Classic Fob Clip Extension Chain Yellow Necklace

Layering Workhorses

This summer, it’s all about the layering with eye-catching pieces from Foundrae, Marla Aaron and Retrouvai.

Start with Foundrae’s Reverie Classic Fob Clip Extension Chain Yellow Necklace. Reverie means daydreaming, with one floating between reality, fantasy, and memory. The designer encourages you to connect your conscious and unconscious, and to seek out what lights you up and gives you energy. It believes elevated positive energy is the catalyst of change that allows us to reconnect and align with our souls to create joy.

Next, add Marla Aaron’s Turquoise Rondelle Strand with Yellow Gold All Stone Diamond Loops necklace. This Marla Aaron necklace is strung with stunning turquoise rondelles. 

The Medium Stoned Diamond Rose Gold Lock is accented with diamonds, and this chic and polished lock from Marla Aaron will make the perfect addition to any necklace or bracelet.

Lastly, add Retrouvaí’s Signature White Mother of Pearl and Blue Sapphire Compass Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace. Suspended from a diamond swing drop, this bold globe pendant from Retrouvaí is intricately handcrafted to perfection. The compass pendant features a bezel-set white mother of pearl inlay accented with a sapphire center and bezel-set satellite diamonds.

Lizzie Mandler Graduated Knife Edge Oval Link Chain Yellow Gold Necklace.


Chains are extremely en vogue this season, adorning the necks of celebrities around the globe. With chains from Lizzie Mandler, Jennifer Meyer and Sherman Field, Ylang23 has the perfect chain to complete your collection.

This summer, Lizzie Mandler is offering the Graduated Knife Edge Oval Link Chain Yellow Gold Necklace. From the Knife Edge Collection, this necklace makes for a great addition to your existing layers. This Lizzie Mandler Knife Edge Oval Link Chain choker necklace features a graduated handmade knife edge oval link chain with a toggle clasp. An unmistakable Lizzie Mandler signature, the triangular knife-edge detail is woven throughout this collection.

Jennifer Meyer is also featuring a timeless chain, with her Small Edith Yellow Gold Link Chain Necklace. This timeless chain choker is lovingly named after Jen’s grandmother, California artist Edith Meyer. Wear yours from day to night and everywhere in between. 

Lastly, Sherman Field has a Small Link Column Chain Yellow Gold Necklace handcrafted by artisans in Los Angeles. The Column Chain Necklace by Sherman Field is a must-have. Designed to be worn by itself or worn to display your favorite Sherman Field locket (sold separately), this chain can be worn several ways. This designer developed their very own signature Sherman Field 18K Yellow Gold — this yellow gold has a warm, rich hue that resembles antique jewelry.


Ylang23 Irene Neuwirth Carved Turquoise Flower Yellow Earrings
Irene Neuwirth Carved Turquoise Tropical Flower Yellow Gold Drop Earrings.


Summer is synonymous with flowers, and Irene Neuwirth and Cathy Waterman have created pieces that reflect the natural beauty of the season. 

From Irene Neuwirth’s Tropical Flower Collection, the Carved Turquoise Tropical Flower Yellow Gold Drop Earrings are a lovely pair of hand-carved turquoise flowers and Kingman turquoise spheres finished on 18k yellow gold diamond pavé hooks. The perfect pop of color, they are handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold, detailed in Kingman turquoise and pave diamonds.

Also from Irene Neuwirth’s Tropical Flower Collection, the Carved Chrysoprase and Opal Tropical Flower Yellow Gold Necklace is a one of a kind 18-karat gold necklace set with a carved chrysoprase tropical flower and finished with an opal center stone. The Collection also offers a Carved Rhodochrosite and Fire Opal Tropical Flower Rose Gold Necklace that is a one-of-a-kind 18-karat gold necklace set with a carved rhodochrosite tropical flower and finished with a fire opal center stone.

Cathy Waterman’s pieces also embrace the beauty of florals, with her Black and White Diamond Petal and Opal Violet Yellow Gold Earrings. These earrings have a tropical presence and feature blackened petals scattered with diamonds and centered with bright opal stones. Or, opt to make a statement with Cathy Waterman’s stunning Forest Violet Yellow Gold Necklace. 22-karat forest violets are scattered across a circle link chain, bringing nature to your neck.



Carolina Bucci Large Yellow Gold Bead Bracelet


Beads are extremely popular this summer, with pieces from Ileana Makri, Carolina Bucci, Irene Neuwirth and Sydney Evan making a splash.

The stunning Large Yellow Gold Bead Bracelet by Carolina Bucci features large Florentine beads strung on an 18-karat chain. Carolina’s signature Florentine Finish is achieved by beating each piece with a diamond-tipped tool.

Carolina Bucci also features a FORTE Beads Rainbow Sun Yellow Gold Bracelet Kit. The FORTE Beads is a collection based around a rainbow of precious hard-stone beads. Each bracelet is a unique expression of how you live and feel today. It is easy to construct and just as easy to deconstruct and start again. This Carolina Bucci FORTE Beads Bracelet kit comes with 30 vibrant hard stone beads in a preset rainbow of colors and a gold lurex cord with yellow gold end caps.

Designer Ileana Makri is also embracing beads with her newest Globetrotter Collection. The Striped Black Agate and Multi-Color Stone Beaded Charm Necklace from the Collection is adorned with Tibetan black agate stripe beads, semi-precious gems, sterling silver beads adorned with grey diamonds and enamel, and 18-karat gold beads with a 9-karat yellow gold hook closure.


Ileana Makri Striped Black Agate and Multi-Color Stone Beaded Charm Necklace

Also from Ileana’s Makri’s newest Globetrotter Collection is the Striped Brown Agate Pave Ball and Pave Evil Eye Beaded Bracelet. This Globetrotter Bracelet is adorned with Tibetan brown agate stripe beads, semi precious gems, sterling silver beads adorned with grey diamonds and enamel and 18-karat gold beads on a silicone rubber cord. It is handcrafted in 18-karat yellow gold and detailed in brown agate, semi-precious gemstones, and diamonds.

Irene Neuwirth takes her own spin on beads with her 8mm Pink Opal Beaded Candy Rose Gold Necklace. This sweet and feminine necklace showcases soft pink opal beads strung around the entire necklace. From Irene Neuwirth’s Beaded Candy Collection, this piece is the ultra-fine version of your favorite childhood necklace and is perfect for layering with Irene’s bold one-of-a-kind pendants.

Sydney Evan creates the perfect beaded necklace for layering with her Diamond Baby Heart Charm on Grapolite Beaded Yellow Gold Necklace. The grapolite beaded necklace is accented with a bright diamond heart charm, handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold and detailed in grapolite and diamonds.



Sydney Evan Diamond Yellow Gold Tennis Necklace.


Ylang23’s last summer trend is diamonds, because diamonds are always on-trend. With beautiful pieces from SHAY, Lizzie Mandler, Suzanne Kalan and Sydney Evan, diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend this summer.

Sydney Evan’s Diamond Yellow Gold Tennis Necklace is a timeless, forever necklace crafted in solid gold with diamonds set in traditional four-prong settings — perfect for day to night. Lizzie Mandler’s Eclat Diamond 5 Drop Descending Yellow Gold Drop Earrings are also perfect to take you from day to night, featuring Éclat compass settings with diamonds.

Suzanne Kalan takes diamonds to the wrist with her Medium Flexible Thin Diamond Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet. This stunningly simple Suzanne Kalan bracelet is beautifully inlaid with white diamond baguettes and the brilliant display of sparkle is showcased around the entire bangle. SHAY also offers a stunning diamond tennis bracelet perfect for every day with its Single Line Diamond Thread White Gold Bracelet from the Threads Collection. 

Lastly, the dazzling Triple Marquise Diamond Yellow Gold Ring from Celine Daoust showcases three bright diamonds centered by smaller round diamonds. The diamond is an emblem of purity, eternity, and invincible spiritual power.

For more on Ylang 23’s wonders, check out its full website — and scroll through the photo gallery below for a closer look at the special pieces that showcase the season’s new trends.