Nature is one of the oldest and most enduring themes in jewelry design, and the Summer of 2018 is no exception. This season we’re noticing an uptick in palm leaf and palm tree jewelry on Instagram…on the red carpet…and everywhere from fine jewelry stores to popular vintage sites. Palms are taking root in our summer psyche because they instantly convey tropical vacations, and the peaceful, breezy state of mind we all crave. So relax and enjoy the selection below, and remember…it’s five o’clock somewhere!
Kenneth Jay Lane/Yvonne Leon Palm Tree Earrings
From the brand founded by the late (and beloved) costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, the cheeky beaded palm trees (above left) transport you to another time and place. KJL’s quality and craftsmanship are first rate, defying the $39.99 (54% off) price tag. At Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.
Yvonne Leon’s bejeweled hoops (above right) are made in Paris. They feature an 18K yellow gold and yellow sapphire sun; the leaves of the palm trees are fashioned in tsavorites. Available at 1stdibs.com for $1,305.99.
Tory Burch/Amanda Deer Palm Leaf Earrings
Drat! We just missed these classic Tory Burch Hearts of Palm Earrings; someone snapped them up for only $32 on Poshmark.com (originally $145). Never mind, we found a similar pair by Amanda Deer Jewelry for the very same price. Spotted on Selena Gomez and other red-carpet regulars, the palm leaf dangler in gold is a must-have this summer.
Palm Tree Green Leaf and Resin Bracelet
This wide slip-on bangle is made with genuine green palm leaves embedded in clear resin and shaped into a one-of-a-kind cuff. Each artisan-designed piece is made to order by hand, so tiny resin bubbles are a part of their whimsical look. Available for $47 from Modern Flower Child in Coos Bay, Oregon, on Etsy. Allow two weeks processing time.
Vintage 1980s Palm Leaf Gold and Diamond Ring
We love this striking and chic 18K gold Palm Leaf Ring set with diamond accents. Designed in the 1980s, it’s retro but oh-so-perfect for today. This is a splurge-worthy find for someone who wears a size 8. $3,125 at 1stdibs.com.