10 Eye-Catching Summer Necklaces Gift Ideas

bronze whale tail pendant on leather

Summer is nearly here. But what are you supposed to wear? More importantly, what summer necklaces do you have on hand to complete your summer outfits?

This post will give you an overview of some of the most trendy summer necklaces as well as some versatile options that will complement various looks and outfits.

While jewelry isn’t required to finish an outfit, it can really spruce things up and add a bit of flair. It’s not only an important accessory, but it can also give you a boost of confidence when wearing your favorite outfits.

But have you ever considered wearing different types of jewelry for different seasons? If not, you may be wondering whether you should.

Trends change with the seasons, and your style should, too. This requires selecting jewelry that is not only functional but also complements your outfits.


Summer necklaces: not just a matter of looks!

There are necklaces for every style and taste; classic jewelry, sophisticated, original, whimsical, exotic, ethnic, punk, alternative… and so on.

First of all, our summer outfit is very different from our winter outfit instead; this obviously allows us to wear different jewelry that we would otherwise not have been able to show off or that would have been partly “uncomfortable” in the summer, for example, metal necklaces are a purely winter accessory as the summer heat could overheat the metal making it uncomfortable.

Leather necklaces, on the other hand, are much more suitable for summer use both because of their lighter and jaunty materials and also by the greater possibility of customization.

Below we have listed some summer necklaces that are particularly suitable for this time of the year.

Whale tail necklaces

The whale tail is perhaps one of the most famous pendants that remind us of the sea and precisely the summer.

So this type of necklace is undoubtedly among the must-haves for the summer, to be shown off not only on the beach but also during an evening cocktail with friends, it fits well with a very sporty and informal outfit such as a tank top but at the same time, it can be worn under a shirt for an evening outing in a disco or bars.

It is a unisex necklace so it can be worn without problems by both men and women. The whale tail represents strength and power: The whale tail has special significance for the Maori, New Zealand’s indigenous people.

Because of the power that the whale’s tail provides, the whale tail is frequently used as a symbol of strength in their culture.

Whales are the largest sea creatures, and their large tail muscle provides tremendous strength.

Consider the sheer size and strength required for that tail to support such a massive creature! The blue whale can grow to be 98 feet long, which is approximately the length of a Boeing 737 plane. The flukes can grow to be 25 feet wide!

whale tail necklace slip knot

Anchor necklaces

The anchor is another symbol like the previous one that reminds us a lot of the sea and summer and therefore could not be missing from the list of necklaces for summer.

Without a doubt, the anchor represents the sea and sailing. An anchor is an excellent symbol to wear for someone who loves the sea and everything it represents.

It symbolizes our connection to the sea while also recognizing the historical significance of sailing as a means of exploring the world. An anchor holds firmly in place to prevent the vessel from drifting away. It represents holding on to your values, beliefs, hopes, and goals no matter what is going on around you.

Furthermore, it states that you should remain rooted and grounded no matter what happens. Anchors represent hope and a positive attitude.

It doesn’t matter what the weather is like today; just hang in there and wait for a better day. For someone going through a difficult time, the anchor represents the determination to persevere and not give up.


An anchor is steadfast in its ability to hold firmly to one location. It does not wander off when the weather is bad.

This represents a strong, consistent, and loyal love in which the person is deeply connected to the other in good and bad times.

As a result, the anchor has become an excellent symbol for close friends, lovers, and family.

In modern times, the anchor symbol is frequently used as an emoji on mobile phones, tablets, and computers to communicate.

It usually refers to strength and stability. Furthermore, it is a traditional boating anchor in an old style. Anchors, as can be seen, are all about being strong and stable.

You can appreciate the deeper meaning of the anchor symbol whether you enjoy sailing or not.

Tribal necklaces

Tribal necklaces are also a classic summer accessory, so they rightfully belong on our list of recommended necklaces for the summer.

One example is the classic leather arrowhead necklace.

The Arrowhead is used for more than just fashion. It has a deeper meaning for Native American Indians.

It was traditionally used as a talisman to ward off the evil eye. It represents power, protection, and bravery. The natives believed it could deflect negative energy and allow the user to absorb the power of their adversary.
Bronze Arrowhead Necklace

The red Indian arrowhead represents good fortune or luck. If you find an arrowhead while walking, you will be able to reveal the hidden intention.

Today, using an arrowhead is less superstitious. During the war, it is not used as a weapon. The arrowhead could also represent the wearer’s ability to travel far and fast. In his dreams, the wearer can free his spirits and travel across the galaxy.

Wearing an arrowhead pendant means you can fly high in the sky, an arrowhead pendant was considered a symbol of strength and protection by Native American Indians. It is also known as a symbol of bravery, providing protection to anyone who wears it around their neck. It protects them from negative energy and illness.

When you wear an arrowhead pendant around your neck, you are protected and guarded as you go through life. Wear an arrowhead pendant necklace to attract positive energy.


Symbol necklaces

Symbol necklaces are also often worn during the summer because they fit very well with a casual type of outfit and the desire for freedom that they often represent.

Yin Yang

Among the most recommended are definitely those with a yin yang theme, the necklaces with an infinite symbol or the classic necklace tree of life. Let’s start with the necklaces with the yin yang symbol.

Yin Yang Necklace

But what do we really mean when we name yin and yang?

Yin Yang is a principle of Chinese philosophy, where they are two opposite energies that are necessary and complement each other, where the existence of one depends on the existence of the other.

The symbol of yin and yang represents harmony, causing balance and interaction between the two energies. Yin yang are two concepts in Taoism, exposing the duality of everything in the universe. Yang is light energy, positive energy, in contrast, yin is a negative light, a passive light.

Every object and situation relates to this strong duality, which is essential for finding balance and achieving well-being and good fortune.


The other symbol that is very much in vogue, is the infinity, which is perfectly suited to be used as a pendant for leather necklaces that are ideal for showing off during the summer.

infinity necklace

Despite being primarily known as a mathematical symbol, infinity has a spiritual meaning. It essentially represents anything infinite, whether it is the infinite number of ideas in your head or the depth of your emotions.

However, it has serious implications and should only be used to describe concepts that are truly limitless.

Tree of Life

Another very popular necklace during the summer is the tree of life, especially appreciated by women who are looking for an accessory that is pleasing but also has a very deep meaning.

The Tree of Life is a mystical symbol that has appeared in many cultures, from the Mayans to the Celts, Buddhism to Nordic mythology.

The Tree of Life symbol represents our personal growth, individuality, and beauty. We, like the branches of a tree, strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom, and new experiences as we progress.

The Tree of Life represents our universal connection to Mother Earth, as well as our reliance on her for growth and flourishing.

tree of life necklace on slip knot

Norse / Viking Necklaces

Lately thanks to the TV series about Vikings, Viking necklaces are literally becoming popular and fashionable these days, the reason is very simple Norse mythology and Viking culture are full of meaning and therefore lend themselves very well to the creation of wearable accessories.

Vikings employed a great number of Norse symbols. Symbols were important in Viking society because they represented their gods, beliefs, and myths.

Some Viking symbols remain enigmatic and their meanings are unknown, but there are many ancient symbols with clear messages.

mjolnir necklace with rune

Some symbols were found to be the most popular; they appear frequently in stories, images, and as amulets, the more popular are:

  • Thor’s Hammer – Mjölnir
  • Yggdrasil the tree of life
  • The Raven,
  • The Helm of awe,
  • The Valknut
  • The Vegvisir alias the Runic Compass
  • The Triskelion hodin’s horns

If you want to know more about this fascinating topic we have written a full article here

Because of the complexity of the subject, a separate chapter would deserve the runic symbology too

Runes were (and still are) believed to hold power, symbolize inherent qualities and values, and be associated with magic, in addition to having meanings in more modern divination and oracle reading practices.

rune necklace algiz

Runes are the ideal travel charm. When you travel with runes, you will bring positive energy with you. There are numerous runic symbols associated with travel.

Traveling with runes can provide you with protection as well as good luck. They’re ideal for hikers, backpackers, and frequent flyers alike.

norse necklace with runes

Final thoughts

Finding the perfect summer jewelry piece can be difficult and time-consuming, especially if you lack inspiration or don’t know where to look.

However, Surflegacy has you covered. We have a large selection of jewelry in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and materials.

No matter what you wear, you’re sure to find the perfect trendy piece to complement your summer wardrobe.

You don’t even have to wait until summer to wear your favorite pieces.

Our jewelry is made to be worn on a daily basis, no matter where you go or what season it is. Are you ready to take your wardrobe to the next level?

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