The Dark Side of Summer

Look: summer brights are fun and all, but when it comes to versatility, black is back. Classic, edgy, formal or alternative, dark colors have a place in our hearts no matter what the season. Black onyx, pearls, and diamonds take these sophisticated warm weather looks to the next level.

Rainbow Topaz Necklace With Summer Darks

 

 

Ultraviolet

Rainbow topaz is a stunning stone that has that dark “edge” while still being stunningly colorful. Let it shine with a simple monochrome or color blocked outfit, then bring out the glimmers of olive, violet, or sapphire with other accessories.  Rainbow topaz is a standout stone, perfect for adding that bit of interest to a black summer ensemble fast.

Tough & Ladylike Outfit With Szul Jewelry

 

 

Rough & Refined

Sweet, ladylike bows are the perfect answer to that tougher summer trend of lace up tops and dresses. Pair these pretty black diamond pieces with looks that seem a little rough around the edges for an end result that’s complex and intriguing.

Black, White and Silver Look Styled With Szul Jewelry

 

 

Comfy & Classy

The most on the go among us know that black and white is a quick, easy, and almost always appropriate way to look pulled together fast. Bump things up a notch with these black and silver rings, which like your go-to stripes are easy and elegant.

Fun Prints with Classic Jewelry by Szul

 

 

Black Humor

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: grown up, classic cuts are the way to go when balancing out a cutesy outfit. Black jewelry can be especially effective at “adulting” a novelty piece, like this frenchie clutch, because it’s such a classic, neutral color.

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Aquamarine Dream – Five Ways to Wear Summer’s Coolest Color

Blame it on Elsa–one of the biggest trends this season is aquamarine. Not that we mind–hues of pale, brightened blues and teals feel refreshing as the temperatures continue to rise. Whether you’re using the actual aquamarine stone (a cooler, grayer blue) or blue topaz (a brighter stone with some teal to it), we invite you to dive in to aquamarine fashion–here’s how to channel the Frozen color without getting too precious.

Wedding Ready Styled with Szul Jewelry

 

Wedding
Be the something blue! The timeless cuts of these aquamarine pieces make them a great way to balance less conservative dress or accessory choices, like the floral print of platform sandals.

Urban Explorer Style With Szul Jewelry

 

Urban Explorer
The antique look of these aquamarine studs gives them a cool, vintage vibe–perfect for pairing with a long Bohemian skirt and quirky crop top. Jewelry lends a classic touch that adds polish to a look that could be too trendy.

Going Out Outfit Styled with Szul Jewelry - Aquamarine Theme

 

Night Out
Bling on the night with a wrist full of aquamarine sparkle. It’s easier to layer jewelry when you stick with high-quality, simple pieces, like these–let the sparkle be the statement.

Sunday Fun-Day Outfit Styled With Szul Jewelry

 

Sunday Fun-Day
Look like a laid back princess by pairing sweet, heart-shaped aquamarine and diamond pieces with a simple, easy to wear ensemble, perfect for lounging or running errands in style.

Aquamarine Office

 


Corporate Queen

Aquamarine can be a power color when worn with confidence. A coordinated jewelry set is an easy way to make sure you are always ready with the perfect accessories for dressy business occasions–it’s an instant power-up for the basic shift dress and pumps uniform.

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Peridot Paradise

Citrine may be on record as our pick for color of the season, but Peridot has some seriously summery vibes, too. This vibrant lime green with just a hint of yellow brings to mind lush gardens and freshly mown grass. Some peridot inspired outfits–and outings–to guide your summer excursions.

 

Botanical Gardens Styled with Szul Jewelry

Botanical Gardens
Take in the lovely sights and smells of the Brooklyn Botanical garden in an outfit classy enough for tea at the Terrace Cafe. Match the lavish greenery with understated peridot accents. Not in New York? No problem–check out this list of botanical gardens around the country!

 

Walking the Esplanade Styled with Szul Peridot

Walking the Esplanade or Boardwalk
Spend an evening strolling the esplanade in Battery Park City, or your local boardwalk. The green of peridot pairs perfectly with nautical navy and white, a trifecta of colors reminiscent of the ocean swells just beyond the harbor.

 

Picnic In Central Park, Styled with Szul Jewelry

Picnic in the Park
Central, Prospect, or wherever the grass is green and there’s enough to spread a blanket– you can’t go wrong with a picnic in the park. Go all out with a gingham dress and romantic accessories, like these stunning heart-shaped peridot pieces.

 

Farmer's Market Outfit Styled with Szul Jewelry

Farmer’s Market
What better way to start your Sunday-funday than a visit to the farmer’s market? Keep it cozy and casual with denim and a simple white blouse, then pair with delicate silver accessories to give your look a sophisticated, ladylike edge. Pendant necklaces with quirky, unique charms, like this circle and key, are especially cute with this laid-back look.

 

Zoo Date Styled with Szul Jewelry

Zoo
Peridot has that cat-eye glow–what perfect way to wear it than paired with leopard print? The bag is a subtle touch, and classic cuts keep the gems and prints from being too much.

How do you style peridot? Tell us in the comments, show us on Instagram, or create your own outfit on Polyvore–just search “Szul” in jewelry and sent us a link to your finished set!

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Father’s Day Picks for Dad

Shopping for men can feel like pulling teeth. It’s easy to resort to practical gifts, like socks, a tried-and-true cologne, or yet another piece of sports fan paraphernalia. Men’s jewelry is a great present because it’s the kind of thing men often aren’t so willing to treat themselves to. But a well-chosen, high-quality piece is an often unexpected gift that will bring a smile to the dad in your life. Here are some ideas for simple, masculine pieces to please even the most spartan of tastes.

Cuff links by Szul

 

Cuff Links

Cuff links are a great basic that many men simply don’t have yet in their wardrobe. Inside every man is that debonair 007, whether he knows it or not. A smart pair of cufflinks is a great self esteem boost to add that little bit of confident flair to an outfit. Take him out for a fancy brunch or steak dinner to give him an excuse to show off his new bling.

Money Clips by Szul Jewelry

 

Money Clips

For the irrepressibly practical man, money clips afford an opportunity to give a gift with both style and utility. Go ultra-practical with a combined money clip and card holder, or  artsy with an engraved piece.

Tie Accessories by Szul Jewelry

 

Tie Clips

With summer’s array of outdoor social functions just around the corner, it’s especially useful to have a tie clip or tack in one’s arsenal. Think outdoor weddings, office parties, and rooftop client meetings. Maybe the men in your life don’t even realize there’s a product to keep their ties in place! Even if you may have to walk them through how to wear it, a tie clip will soon become a welcome, subtle addition to dad’s wardrobe.

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May Favorites: Looks We Love

These Polyvore stylists stole our hearts, captured our imaginations, and impressed the heck out of us with these Szul jewelry accented looks.

Sans titre #12

 

So pretty! Like a moonlit beach!

 

Barnie “ Rar ”

 

Somehow minimalist and out there, this look is just the cutest.

 

Untitled #4

 

How classy is this? Loving the way the sapphire freshens up that classic red/white/black palette.

 

Senza titolo #54

 

This is the most romantic one yet! Edit some of the bling, and this could be a stunning bridesmaid or wedding guest look, no?

 

Classy

 

To sum it up in one word: sophistication.

 

 

Sydney - Shorts

 

This is some safari-chic.

 

Untitled #139

 

And last but not least, loving the laid-back-luxe vibes of this diamonds and denim ensemble.

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Citrine For Summer

Pantone may have named marsala color of the year, but we’re claiming citrine as the color of the season. What could be more summery than the hue of this vibrant gemstone, which captures the rich gold and yellows of summer sunshine? Join team #citrine and try these fresh looks.

Wear to work with Szul Citrine Jewelry

 The Powerhouse

Citrine is said to be a “success stone.” Whether or not you believe in citrine’s purported powers to attract abundance, it certainly can’t hurt to have this confident color on in the office. The key to pulling off contemporary gemstones in more traditional professional environments is to stick with classic cuts.

Nautical Style + Citrine Szul Jewelry

 On Fleek for Fleet Week

Nautical ensembles are a trend that seems to keep coming back. Keep the Fleet Week spirit going with a citrine twist by pairing stripes with sweet, slightly quirky citrine accessories, like unusual pendant necklaces, to balance prep with pop.

Kimono Dress Style with Szul Citrine Jewelry

 Cute With Kimonos

Kimonos were trending on the spring and summer catwalks. Balance the kimono’s flowy (and oh-so comfy!) silhouette with an updo and delicate earrings.

Red With Szul Citrine Jewelry

Sunset Hues

Bright, bold red is another so-called “trend” that is also ever-so classic. Give it an extra summery edge by pairing with sunny citrine set in yellow gold for a look to compete with the summer sunsets.

Bohemian Sunshine - Boho Dress with Szul Citrine

 Bohemian Sunshine

Stay chic on the hottest of summer days with gauzy white hippy-couture dresses. Stones such as coral and turquoise are familiar pairings for 70’s inspired looks, but citrine brings a fresh, classy touch to breezy ensembles.

 

Convinced yet? Tell us how you wear your citrine, and spread the word that team #citrine is taking over!

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Graduation Gifts for Every Level

It’s graduation season! Whether they’re graduating high school, college, grad school, a certification program, or even middle school, one great way to celebrate the grad in your life is with the gift of jewelry. A quality piece of jewelry will last your grad through trends, jobs, and careers, a constant reminder of how proud you are of them. Here are our suggestions for some great gifts for grads of any age.

Junior High Graduation Gifts by Szul Jewelry

Middle School

Middle school graduation is a great time to introduce your daughter to quality, classy jewelry. The key is to pick something classic enough to last but simple and chic enough to fit in with all those many phases to come. It should also be age appropriate–think light and sweet, not big and blingy. Pendants work nicely for girls this age. They’re a little harder to lose than small studs or rings. Worried about investing too much in something your child might lose? Don’t worry–Szul has many affordable options and frequent sales.

Zodiac and Initual Pendants Plus Engravable Bracelet and Money clip from Szul Jewelry

 

High School

Identity becomes increasingly important to high school graduates, many of whom will be leaving home for the first time to set out on their own. Zodiac, initials, and engraved jewelry are a great way to give them a reminder that you will always love them for who they are.

College Graduation Gifts from Szul Jewelry

 

College or Trade School

Graduates from college or trade school are about to embark on a series of career-level interviews. Send them off with confidence with a jewelry set featuring neat, classic pieces that will add a professional touch to their interview outfits.  Another pretty and practical idea is a simple tennis bracelet–endlessly versatile and always chic.

Grad School Graduation Gifts from Sul Jewelry

 

Graduate School

Time to put a ring on it! A big, solid ring is a great professional piece, not to mention one which they’ll see every time they type up grant proposals or shake hands. Bonus points if you can find one to match the field they’ve dedicated themselves to (someone please buy a stylish herpetologist that snake ring!).

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