Your bridal look is one of the most (or likely, the most) photographed outfit you’ll ever wear, which probably means you want every single detail to be perfect. Of course, your wedding dress is the focal point on the big day whether you choose a minimal gown, glamorous silhouette, vintage-inspired dress, trendy puff sleeves, floral gown, or a top-and-skirt set. You might even choose a jumpsuit or suit! Whatever type of look you land on for your ceremony, it will set the tone for the rest of your wedding-day ensemble from your shoes to your veil or hair accessory and your jewelry. In the case of jewelry, go-to pieces include glitzy earrings and necklaces, delicate pieces for a subtle bit of shine, modern pearl designs, floral earrings, and even jewelry that incorporates your something-blue or your birthstone for an extra-special touch. But if you’re craving something a little bit different, perhaps even playful, then the seashell jewelry trend is perfect for you—especially if you’re a beach and bohemian bride.
From small cowries to statement cone and cockle shells, seashell jewelry is at once nostalgic and modern—we all remember those puka shell necklaces from our childhood, yes? But thanks to designers like Prada, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Zimmermann, seashells have been given an elevated makeover, coming in natural forms as well as glamorous takes dipped in gold, adorned with crystals, or designed in tandem with pearls. Whether the idea of tiny cowrie earrings dangling from golden posts sound ideal or a bold, collar necklace with a mix of shells is appealing, these designs feel fresh and flawless for brides with a beachy, nautical, or bohemian aesthetic, though opulent versions feel equally chic for a summer city wedding.
Whether you love the idea of seashell jewelry for your wedding day or as an accent for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner outfit, check out our edit of stunning seashell earrings, necklaces, and bracelets ahead from under-$10 options to splurge-worthy styles.