Summer is an inherently simpler time, where less is more—especially when it comes to clothes and accessories. From desk-to-beach summer Fridays to packing light for spring weekends away, it’s all about versatility. That’s why, at this time of the year more than ever, we appreciate the effortless fine jewelry that gets the most mileage. Whether it’s a barely there Jennie Kwon wire choker with tiny diamonds that gives a simple tee or sundress a bit of sparkle, or Ana Khouri’s minimal ear cuff adding interest to a ponytail, these 18 on-the-go pieces selected by Team Barneys are elegant no-brainers.

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TATE Teardrop Ring

Daniella Vitale, COO
“Right now I really love the Tate wide-band ring. I wear it on one finger, and then get Tate’s thinner bands, like the Diamond and Marquis rings, and do a stack of four on the other.  You need the full set!”

 

JENNIFER MEYER Initial “L” and “S” Stud Earrings

Charlotte Blechman, EVP Marketing/Communications
“I plan to wear these Jennifer Meyer earrings with the initials of my two kids all summer. On the other ear, I’ll wear her diamond geometric earring. These simple-yet-sparkling pieces are so easy, and I don’t even have to think about changing them to add a little sparkle when dressing things up.”

 

 

REPOSSI Berbère Triple-Band Cage Ring

Tomoko Ogura, Fashion Director
“I’m drawn to this Repossi triple band ring for its all day, every day appeal. I’ve been wearing more rings together, so it’s nice to wear ones that are quietly unique in their design. As it gets warmer, it’s nice to play up the rose gold, which complements a summer glow.”

 

CAROLE SHASHONA Empower Lifesaver Goddess Bracelet

Melissa Gallagher, Senior VP
“Can you ever have enough bracelets? I can’t, and this one is perfect to stack casually or have as the highlight piece for a night out during the summer. The diamonds dress it up, while the casual beaded design make it very versatile.”

 

HIROTAKA White Diamond Disc Pendant Necklace

Lilian Yim, VP of Merchandising, Digital
“I love simple, delicate jewelry, and this Hirotaka pendant necklace will be perfect for all the summer outfits I’ve been waiting to wear. The attention to detail on his pieces are beautiful, and I love that I can just layer it on with the necklaces I already wear every day.”

 

ILEANA MAKRI Triple-Row Huggie Hoops

Lauren Painter, Buyer
“The problem with working with amazing jewelry is that you want to wear all of it, all the time, which means I’ve found myself racking up a few extra ear piercings over the last few years. These Ileana Makri triple huggie hoops will be my perfect everyday addition, because I get all the fun of piling on extra earrings but with slightly less commitment.”

LE GRAMME Le 13 Cuff

Leah Kim, SVP, DMM Women’s RTW
“I love this cuff for its pure and minimalist aesthetic. I will wear them stacked in a few different widths all summer long!”

SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Vega SG Pavé Ring

Yun Jung Venning, Senior Executive Buyer
“This Spinelli ring is one of the most versatile jewelry pieces I own. It can be stacked on one finger, split between two-three fingers, or one each on four, depending on your mood, outfit, or occasion. Because of the mixed colors of gold, silver and diamond pave, it goes with all my other pieces of jewelry and watches.”

 

 

IRENE NEUWIRTH Gemstone Bracelets

Tomm Miller, VP Marketing
“I’m obsessed with these Irene Neuwirth gemstone bracelets. They’re beautiful individually, stacked together in multiple colors, or layered with some of my other favorite pieces. I own them in a few colors and love alternating depending on the mood or outfit.”

 

 

DEZSO BY SARA BELTRAN Deco Wide Band
Sarah Blair, SVP, DMM Women’s Accessories and Shoes
“My summer talisman will be Dezso’s enamel shark-fin and diamonds rose gold band. A perfect graphic statement and summer motif for when I’m city-to-beach bound.”

 

 

SIDNEY GARBER Rolling Bracelets

Ashley Calandra, Senior Director of PR
“I love the versatility of the Sidney Garber rolling bracelet: It works perfectly for a formal affair, a casual summer look, and everything in between. It’s also a great way to add a bit of glam to a casual outfit. The mixed metals make it seamless to pair with the other pieces I wear regularly—sometimes I want a vintage yellow gold look, other days it’s all white gold. I think all jewelry should be loved and worn frequently, even the precious pieces. My Sidney Garber rolling bracelet is an everyday piece that I never want to take off; I’ll probably be buried in it!

REPOSSI Pavé Berbère Ear Cuff

Jennifer Sunwoo, EVP GMM Womens
Repossi’s Berbère ear cuff will be my jewelry piece for the summer months. It elevates my weekend daytime look of a ponytail, t-shirt, and jeans, while also providing the perfect hint of sparkle when my hair is pulled back for a chic summer evening affair.”

FINN Angel-Wing Pendant Necklace

Gretta Van Leuven, Senior Buyer
“As soon as the weather begins to cooperate, I love to layer necklaces. One of my favorite pendants is Finn’s black diamond angel wing. Its color gives the motif a slightly subversive vibe—the perfect counterpoint to any grouping of delicate necklaces.”

 

 

JENNIFER FISHER Small Loop Cuff

Hannah Bibb, Assistant Fashion Director
“I have a collection of bracelets on my left wrist that I never take off. Since my arms won’t be hiding under long sleeves anymore, I’m looking to add a few statement pieces to the stack. I love this silver Jennifer Fisher cuff—it’s the perfect size to add to my bracelet layers, yet it will still stand out in the mix. It’s also adjustable, making it a great arm cuff as well!”

RENEE LEWIS “Everything You Need In Life” Charm Necklace

Sonya Benson, Personal Shopping Services
“I’ll wear this one-of-a-kind “Everything you need in Life” necklace because it really is everything I need in my life! I’ll wear it to work with jeans, and it can be the only necklace I take with me on a trip if traveling light. I love that I could be commuting to work in an expensive necklace, but only I know how special it is.”

 

 

EVA FEHREN Tennis Bracelet

Marissa Rosenblum, Editorial Director
“No piece of jewelry encapsulates the spirit of summer, sport, and sun better than the tennis bracelet. I love how Eva Fehren‘s take on the classic style has a slightly roughed up, subversive feel, with its blackened white gold and inverted black diamonds. The double safety latch ensures it won’t fall off my wrist whether I’m at the racquet club or a Sunday afternoon dance party.”

 

 

ANA KHOURI Simplicity Ear Cuff

Meredith Hinshaw, Assistant Buyer
“This Ana Khouri ear cuff adds just the right amount edge to any look without the commitment of a piercing.  I’ll be living in this all summer—from the office to the beach!

 

 

JENNIE KWON Diamond Wire Choker

Erica Choi, Art Director
“I have a soft spot for Jennie Kwon’s signature delicate jewelry, and not only is this choker style on trend, but it’s also so versatile. I’ve been wearing mine every day and to every event imaginable—from casual to formal. The tiny diamonds add a special little sparkle.”

 

 

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