Awaiting the moment when we can safely travel again proves tough! That nervous-excited feeling you get when planning and packing for a trip is invigorating. So, deeply missing the entire process of dreaming up an adventure, near or far, is completely normal. To soothe a little bit of the lingering wanderlust we’re all feeling right now, we’ve put together a list of our favorite exotic-inspired finds that might just shine bright enough to whisk you away on what seems like a real journey. We’ll get to the real thing soon, don’t worry. But until, then set your sights on these!
First up, how about a classic, mid-afternoon gondola ride down the Venice canals or a day of site-hopping in Rome? These Bulgari beauties will do their very best to take you there; they’re even appropriately called the Diva’s Dream Earrings and feature mother-of-pearl, which is supposed to be reminiscent of the exquisite marble used in the Roman Caracalla Baths. Finished with rose gold and diamond baguettes, the sculptural drops surely need a billowy, white linen blouse to pull off that quintessential summer-in-Europe feeling.
Next up: a day of exploring of the rainforest, learning about its ecosystem and resident animals. This black-spinel bracelet from Sydney Evan becomes the perfect nod to the lush surroundings, thanks to an intricate Monstera leaf charm crafted with tiny emeralds. After getting the stones certified by GSI, try stacking it with a mix of gold bangles and see where it can take you. You’ll hear peaceful chirps and feel warm rain drops in no time.
Gazing at the Egyptian pyramids tops many of our bucket lists. This enchanting statement ring from Fred Meyer, certified by GSI, might just inch you one step closer to the still-standing wonder of the world, thanks to its unique likeness to an Egyptian headdress or something we’d see in Pharaoh’s jewel box. Featuring an oval, 1-carat black diamond surrounded by brilliant, round black and white diamonds, the piece is distinctive, vintage-inspired, and a treasure, indeed.
This ring by Le Vian conjures up the instant feeling of laying by the ocean with the shade of a palm tree overhead. The waves crash and you can’t help but soak up every bit of warmth from the sun with the perfect tropical libation in tow. Spotlighting a Peacock Aquaprase and Vanilla Topaz set on a 14K Vanilla Gold ring, this magnificent piece looks as though it was intentionally designed with a surfboard in mind. Slip it on with a wispy maxi dress and take in the tropical breeze.
Lusting for a quaint and quiet getaway in the country? This stunning 14k gold Honeycomb necklace by ERAYA is laden with micro pave diamonds in juxtaposing shapes to really look like the mesmerizing work of busy bees. Envisioning flower fields and sweet smells of wildflowers has never been easier with this masterpiece around your neck. For a piece like this, GSI diamond certification is a must.