From seashells to fruit and see-through hoops, there’s hardly a shortage of playful jewelry trends this summer—and the next wave (pun intended) comes in the form of squiggly shapes.
Yep, this season, swirly-shaped pieces are making for a lighthearted look, lending a uniquely polished element to warm-weather outfits, from workwear to weekend attire. Whether you go for an earring, bracelet, necklace or ring, wavy elements are slightly unexpected and serve as a fresh alternative to sculptural shapes, which have been at the forefront of jewelry for some time now. We’re hardly suggesting you move on from architectural forms entirely, but if you’re in the mood for something quirkier, why not go for a fresh and unexpected piece?
To get you in the mood, we’re spotlighting 18 squiggly styles ahead, starting at just $30. Cue the compliments.
Adam Katz Sinding
For an artsy look, try a squiggly statement earring with colorful stones.
Mixed Pendant Earrings
A playful swap for your everyday hoops.
These squiggles are playful, yet refined.
Lia Squiggle Earrings
For a bolder look, go for a mixed-material variation.
This twisted necklace is an abstract play on the transparant trend.
Tiny pearls feminize this industrial pair.
These wooden ripples are strikingly contemporary.
The Ripple Earrings
Two-tone metal with a matte finish reads ultra modern.
Annie Costello Brown
Asymmetrical spirals are impactful, yet appropriate for work.
A delightful upgrade from simple gold hoops.
Line De Loup Earrings
Odette New York
Ease your way into the trend with a dainty wave ring.
Stone Sonar 9-Karat Gold Topaz Ring
Sarah & Sebastian
Beads bring an artistic spirit to these squiggly drops.
Stella Pearl Earrings
This sleek pair takes inspiration from twigs and leaves.
Sea Twig Earrings
Undulating waves are a perfectly imperfect finish to any outfit.
La Selva Oscura Gold-Plated Earrings
This nuanced pearl necklace is the epitome of spirited.
Snake Charmer 18-Karat Gold Pearl Necklace
It doesn’t get more elegant than a wavy cuff adorned with diamonds.
Riva Diamond Wave Cuff
An impactful add to your ring stacks.
Bar Movement Ring
These earrings are at once dynamic and sophisticated.
Double Trouble Vine Earrings
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