21 Pieces Of Jewelry That Work For The Beach

Beach jewelry is a tricky concept. In fact, you're probably tempted to strip off all your baubles before hitting the sand for a day of fun in the sun — and reasonably so. There are endless risks that come with wearing your bling to the beach: Just look at Kim Kardashian's lost diamond earrings saga for proof.

And while the last thing you want is for your jewelry to get lost (or to weigh you down during an intense game of beach volleyball), there are some pieces perfect for wearing seaside, they just need to be waterproof, durable, and delicate enough to not leave you with any funky tan lines or too-hot-to-touch metal.

So, if you just feel naked without your ear party or stacks of rings (or if you're looking to embrace the toe rings, belly chains, and bikini necklaces that seem to be made for summer), we've rounded up some lightweight jewelry that has beach days written all over it. Because, in case you'd forgotten, Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner.
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Bring back the anklet with a barely there variation.

Catbird Sweet Nothing Anklet, $124, available at Catbird.
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Up your ear game with a bit of sparkle that matches the sea around you.

WWAKE Three Step Point Earrings, $267, available at WWAKE.
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A painted cuff is ready for pool splashing, and this one's a favorite of Miley Cyrus.

Susan Alexandra Happy Hippie Bracelet, $70, available at Local Eclectic.
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Behold, the ultimate bikini necklace.

Pamela Love Levitation Lariat, $220, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Any old two-piece gets a facelift with a bit of belly embellishment.

Venessa Arizaga Sweets Belly Chain, $75, available at Venessa Arizaga.
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Chunky bangles are great for slipping off for a beach jog and back on for cabana day-drinking.

Dinosaur Designs Resin Orchid Wishbone Bangle Set, $165 $150, available at Dinosaur Designs.
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Talk about a throwback. Turns out, this waterproof choker is a perfect match with your black monokini.

ASOS '90s Tattoo Choker Necklace, $6.47, available at ASOS.
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Delicate stacking rings can withstand wave-jumping and sand-castle building — just make sure they fit snugly.

J. Hannah Luna Ring, $365, available at J. Hannah.
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Add some bling to a simple one-piece with an intricate body chain.

Zara Fine Body Chain, $22.90, available at Zara.
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No need for sandals when you can frolic through the sand with this statement-maker.

Rosantica Michelita Anklet, $205, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Show off some sparkly studs when you throw your hair into that beachy topknot.

Mociun Single Pave Diamond Studs, $295, available at Mociun.
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See, friendship bracelets can be sophisticated.

Aurelie Bidermann Braid Bracelet, $100.64, available at Farfetch.
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Go long with your lariat.

NastyGal Split the Difference Lariat Necklace, $18, available at NastyGal.
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All you need to accessorize that bikini (well, this and maybe some SPF).

ASOS Twist Belly Chain, $8.09, available at ASOS.
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Tiny pieces of gold-fill fringe will catch the sunlight in the best way.

Crown Nine Kea Bracelet, $88, available at Crown Nine.
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A choker so delicate, you'll almost forget you're wearing it.

Luv AJ Marquise Link Choker, $75, available at Luv AJ.
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Toe rings are making a comeback. Ease into the trend again with a minimalist gold set.

Forever 21 Geo Cutout Toe Ring Set, $3.90, available at Forever 21.
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"Chain, chain, chain..."

Jennifer Fisher Large Sword Body Chain, $1,400, available at Jennifer Fisher.
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We bet you'll want to wear this to an afternoon at the beach — and every single afternoon after that.

Sarah and Sebastian Stone and Star Necklace, $720, available at Sarah and Sebastian.
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Meet the grown-up version of those anklets you'd braid growing up.

H&M Ankle Chain, $9.99, available at H&M.
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You won't have to worry about a this choker getting tangled with your bathing suit straps or leaving any strange tanlines.

Bagatiba Lock Bar Choker, $74, available at Bagatiba.

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