Shell jewellery is trending - here's how to wear the seaside trend

21st Aug 18 | Fashion

Oceanic accessories are making waves this summer. Katie Wright shares her top picks.


When it comes to jewellery, it doesn’t get much more summery than shells, and the seaside motifs are having a major fashion moment right now.

Instagram’s finest can’t get enough of cowrie necklaces – uber-influencer Chiara Ferragni is rarely seen without hers – and this season’s collections are full of beach-inspired accessories, from luxury to bargain.


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Ferragni’s necklace is vintage, but there are lots of options online and on the high street – or if you want something really unique, you could go beach-combing and string together your own cowrie creation (there are tons of tutorials on YouTube).

The great thing about this trend is that it’s so easy to wear.

Delicate shell necklaces are perfect for layering with similar gold or silver chains, while fine rings can be stacked and studs can join your ‘ear party’ (as bloggers like to call it).

It’s very much a ‘more the merrier’ kind of vibe, so stock up on ocean-inspired bracelets or bangles and pile them high.

Here are our favourite shell pieces in the shops right now…

Bikind Cowrie Sea Shell Choker Necklace

Bikind Cowrie Sea Shell Choker Necklace, £16, Etsy

The Pommier Poporcelain Crystal Star Seashell Earrings
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Poporcelain Crystal Star Seashell Earrings, £108, The Pommier

Oliver Bonas Shell Shapes Hair Grips Set Of Three
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Oliver Bonas Shell Shapes Hair Grips Set Of Three, currently reduced to £3 from £9.50

Oliver Bonas Conch Shell Silver Ring
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Oliver Bonas Conch Shell Silver Ring, £29.50

Isabel Marant Gold-tone Earrings
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Isabel Marant Gold-tone Earrings, £60, Net-a-Porter

Chan Luu Tasseled Gold Tone Shell Earrings
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Chan Luu Tasseled Gold-tone Shell Earrings, £65, Net-a-Porter

Ashiana Starboard Bangle

Ashiana Starboard Bangle, currently reduced to £31.50 from £63

Joma Seashell Earrings

Joma Seashell Earrings, £13.99

Links of London 18kt Yellow Gold, Diamond & Pearl Clam Shell Charm
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Links of London 18kt Yellow Gold, Diamond & Pearl Clam Shell Charm, £550

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