Every August bank holiday weekend, the streets of West London come alive with the colours, sounds and flavours of the Caribbean at Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street festival.
It’s a vibrant spectacle that has to be seen to be believed, so if you haven’t experienced it, it’s definitely one to put on your bucket list. So what to wear? It’s a weekend full of the brightest and boldest costumes, so wear jewellery to match; these are our top carnival jewellery picks.
Tassel Ball Earring Citrine
Latelita London, London, UK
Tassels instantly add fun to any outfit. These citrine tassel ball earrings from Latelita London exude vibrant colour, radiant sparkle and playfulness; the perfect combination for carnival.
Robinson Pelham, London, UK
It’s not hard to see why this pendant is the headlining piece of Robinson Pelham’s Oxygen collection. Clean shapes are studded with colourful sapphires, tsavorites and diamonds for a modern rainbow effect.
Mila Emerald and Diamonds Earrings
Carla Amorim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Inspired by the famous divas of cinema, this outstandingly statement pair of drop earrings is perfect for carnival celebrations. The combination of opulent emeralds and radiant diamonds makes for unapologetically sparkly accessory.
Pink Ombre Pendant
Little H, Los Angeles, USA
Little H work wonders with pearls, creating breathtakingly unique jewellery. This pendant features a pearl sliced in half and lined with sapphires cascading from light to dark pink.
Baobab Hoop Earrings
Brumani, São Paulo, Brazil
Hoop earrings are always a great option, but this pair from Brazilian brand Brumani are perfect for carnival. The 18kt gold earrings are set with brown diamonds, pink tourmaline, aquamarine, ruby and smoky quartz; giving the wearer a standout look.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Cuff Bangle
Elizabeth Raine, London, UK
Inspired by the Wizard of Oz, Elizabeth Raine’s Rainbow Cuff features rainbow Meekakari-enamelling and a central green onyx cabochon. Bangles don’t get more colourful than this.
Freedom Amethyst Earrings
Goshwara, New York City, USA
There is nothing subtle about this pair of earrings. Purple amethyst gemstones are suspending within an 18kt gold cage, studded with diamonds. These will be sure to turn heads.