As we gear up for summer’s big holiday, the 4th of July, why not consider a piece of red, white and blue jewelry? Your choice could be as subtle as stackable rings in three different colors…or as celebratory as a vintage rhinestone American flag pin. Here are a few examples currently available online to get you thinking. Some collectors of red, white and blue jewelry wear their patriotic colors all year long!
Contemporary Pearl, Coral, and Lapis Lazuli “American Flag” Necklace
This unique necklace designed by Marina J would be the perfect piece to wear to your 4th of July festivities. Hundreds of 2.5- to 3-mm beads of cultured pearl, coral, and lapis lazuli are intricately woven to salute the Stars and Stripes. The necklace measures 16.5 inches in length and is fastened with a 14K gold clasp. $800 at 1stdibs.com.
1950s Nautical “C” Enamel Gold Ring
This red, white and blue enamel ring signifies the letter “C” in the nautical alphabet. Created in 14K yellow gold, it’s a size 6 ¼, but it can be custom sized. Available through Alice Kwartler on 1stdibs for $1,400.
1980s Whimsical Double Pin with Chains and Charms
Patriotic and eclectic, these collage-like pins are connected by four draped chains of mixed metals. Maximal Art was a jewelry line popular from the mid ‘80s to the early ‘90s. It was sold at high-end stores including Browns in London, Barneys in New York, and Susanne Bartsch’s Soho boutique in NYC. $225, via Screaming Mimi’s on 1stdibs.
Get the Red, White and Blue Jewelry Look for Less
Sterling Silver and Glass Enamel Signal Flag Pendants are available in every letter of the nautical alphabet. Each one measures 18mm x 18mm and hangs from a black rubber choker with sterling silver endings. Letter “C” is shown here; $65 at www.saltytag.com.