By Rok Chix
If you're wondering how to do poolside glamour this year, where accessories – and especially jewellery – is concerned, summer 2012 is all about the seaside.
But forget kiss-me-quick hats and visible tan lines, we're talking sea life in all its natural glory, as evidenced by both Chanel and Versace, who added a sprinkling sea urchins, shells and seaweed-style purses at their SS12 catwalk shows.
At Rok Chix, the ocean is a constant source of inspiration, and this year we have sea treasures to delight beach babes everywhere.
Our Silver Seahorse Necklace, £55, is perfect for wearing all summer long, with its solid silver seahorse charm and vibrant peachy-pink faceted coral nugget. Well, who doesn't love a seahorse?
Starfish are also marine creatures we adore, which is why we have cast them in silver in our Silver Starfish and Coral Necklace, £45, and Silver Starfish and Coral Bracelet, £40. Combining a silver starfish charm with bright, juicy coral nugget beads, both the necklace and bracelet conjure up thoughts of warm, golden beaches and shimmering, underwater landscapes. (And did we mention they look amazing with a tan?)
Coral is a fascinating organic material and comes in a variety of colours, including white – as in our Chunky Silver and White Cocktail Ring, £60. A summer classic, this bold cocktail ring makes a real statement.
Meanwhile no ocean-inspired collection would be complete without silver seashells, as in our Silver Shell Stud Earrings, £29 (currently exclusive to Notonthehighstreet.com) – pretty shell-shaped studs that will definitely get you in the mood for your summer holidays, whether you're planning long weekends at the coast or heading off to tropical climes.
And no beach would be complete without sea snail-type shells, such as those in our Silver Seashell and Gems Charms Bangle, £45, and Silver Seashell and Gems Charms Necklace, £40. Both feature a handmade silver seashell charm alongside a coral nugget as well as a faceted blue quartz gemstone, a reminder of the colour of the Caribbean sea.
Browse the Rok Chix collections at www.rokchix.com